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Hawaii's Annual Events & Festivals

The Festive Islands of Aloha

Dive deep into Hawaii’s local community and you’ll discover a culture alive with paniolo (cowboys), Chinese dragons, ethnic festivals, culinary events and an exotic collection of celebrations. Throughout the year, you’ll also encounter parades, street parties, food and craft fairs, concerts and family activities that honor every aspect of Hawaii’s diverse culture.


Annual Events

Many of Hawaii’s most memorable celebrations occur annually. Some, like the Honolulu Marathon(December) and the Hawaii International Film Festival (October), draw visitors and participants from around the globe. Others, like Oahu’s Prince Lot Hula Competition (July) or the Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October) on Kauai and the statewide King Kamehameha Celebration (June) are primarily local occasions. These events have a strong allure for visitors who want to get an authentic glimpse of Hawaii during their trip.


Food Festivals

Events that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu (October) and the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (June) on Maui are long-running culinary events, hosting world-class chefs, winemakers and master sommeliers for thousands of wine and food lovers. The Island of Hawaii’s Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (November) celebrates all things coffee and includes nearly 50 events over 10 days. Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival (October) highlights al things cacao and coffee industries of Kauai.

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Sep 26 2020
Paradise Craft Fair
Kauai

Paradise Craft Fair-a Virtual, Online Event

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020, 12:00am - 11:45pm
Summary

With so many in-person events being cancelled, we are bringing the event to you online. Kauai has so many Talented Artisans and we have assembled a diverse sample of handmade products to choose from. On our event website Paradise Craft Fair, we showcase the artists and their work as well as [...]

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  • Contact Name: amy christmas
  • Contact Organization: Paradise Craft Fair
Sep 26 2020
Discover unique art, jewelry, and more at the Princeville Night Market
Kauai

Princeville Night Market

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Sunday, December 12, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

The Princeville Night Market brings together Kauai's finest artisans for an evening of shopping, live music, and food trucks. You'll find a diverse collection of more than 40 Kauai artisans, ranging from paintings and wood carvings to hot sauce and handmade soap all Made in Hawaii. Enjoy dinner [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Green
  • Contact Organization: Princeville Night Market, LLC
Sep 26 2020
The Queen Liliuokalani 2020 Keiki Hula Hoike
Oahu

The Queen Liliuokalani 2020 Keiki Hula Hoike

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020
Summary

Due to the conditions related to the current COVID-19 pandemic The Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition had to be canceled and in it's place a 4 night televised special broadcast presentation was created to carry on the annual event and be a platform for the art of hula, Hawaiian [...]

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  • Contact Name: Guy Sibilla
  • Contact Organization: The Kalihi-Pālama Culture & Arts Society, Inc
Sep 26 2020
Cinema in the Park
Oahu

(POSTPONED) Cinema In The Park

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Summary

Since 2014, HIFF and Ward Village have been bringing top notch films, special guests, and fun activities to the Honolulu community with this amazing program. CINEMA IN THE PARK will be held the second WEDNESDAY of each month at Victoria Ward Park, 1020 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. Free tickets [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gianni Minga
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Sep 26 2020
Oahu

Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii Exhibit

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Sunday, March 28, 2021, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Surfing is a culture, an art, a science, and a way of life. Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii is an original exhibit featuring unique treasures from the Museum’s collection of surfing materials and archival surfing photographs. Mai Kinohi Mai (“from the beginning”) offers the greatest [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Sep 26 2020
The weekly Maui Sunday Market shines the spotlight on Maui’s hardworking entrepreneurs in an effort to grow their businesses.
Maui

Maui Sunday Market

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Sunday, December 19, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

The Maui Sunday Market is held each Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm in the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot. This popular event features live entertainment, food trucks, island vendors, Family Bingo, and activities showcasing the local community and Hawaii's cultural traditions. Public admission and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Luana Mahi
  • Contact Organization: Maui Food Technology Center
Sep 26 2020
Seasonal fruit
Kauai

Anaina Hou Farmers Market

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Saturday, December 26, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Anaina Hou Farmers Market every Saturday in Kilauea. Saturdays 9am - 1pm: hosted by Anaina Hou Community Park. Enjoy fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables and locally made prepared food. Buy gifts and art from local artists. Stock up on tropical flowers and talk story with the local families [...]

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  • Contact Name: Robyn Petterson
  • Contact Organization: Anaina Hou Community Park
Sep 26 2020
Stan Honda, Lava, Haleakala 2019; photography
Maui

Infinite Night, Photography by Stan Honda

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

The night sky landscapes of New York-based photojournalist Stan Honda show the beauty of the sky in relation to the Earth as it moves through the universe with a multitude of celestial objects.

He has worked as an artist-in-residence at six national parks including Haleakala National Park [...]

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  • Contact Name: Elaine Roe
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sep 26 2020
On-line Steel Guitar Performances
Oahu

On-line Steel Guitar Performances

Occurs on: Saturday, September 26, 2020, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary

 Aloha mai kakou, The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase presents livestreamed performances of your favorite steel guitar masters in live or prerecorded performances via the Internet. Livestreaming is available from this website and the Showcase's Facebook Page. Livestreams may also be available [...]

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  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: Himele.org
Sep 26 2020
I’m Leaving You My Feet
Oahu

I’m Leaving You My Feet

Occurs between: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - Sunday, September 27, 2020, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Summary

September 25-27, 2020

FRI/SAT/SUN at 7:30pm

Online Virtual Theatrical Performance Written by Alex Dekker Directed by Thea Wigglesworth

Enter an expressionistic world of grief, guilt, catharsis, and eventual acceptance as protagonist Jules struggles to comprehend an event [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre
  • Contact Organization: Kennedy Theatre