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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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May 22 2018
KCP Presents: "Angel Street"
Kauai

KCP Presents: "Angel Street"

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

“Angel Street” May 10-27 Directed by Cass Foster, Angel Street is a mystery/thriller which tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. This is a fun Victorian thriller not to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Community Players
May 22 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
May 22 2018
Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit
Hawaii

Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The concept is to exhibit artists who are native born and have been raised with cultural and spiritual values that empower their work today. Contemporary thought and visual imagery are encouraged to inquire about the changes that have impacted native Hawaiians and native culture, to also seek [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
May 22 2018
Elemental Design: Contemporary Craft in Glass, Metal & Wood Exhibit
Maui

Elemental Design: Contemporary Craft in Glass, Metal & Wood Exhibit

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Elemental Design: Contemporary Craft in Glass, Metal & Wood

In Gallery: April 28 - June 15

Open Daily 9am - 4pm • Free Admission

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center is excited to offer Hawaii artists a chance to challenge and explore their artistry using glass, metal and wood for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Katie Peterson
  • Contact Organization: Hui No'eau
May 22 2018
Bishop Museum
Oahu

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” Exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will celebrate the story of how a centuries-old ancestral practice has been re-awakened, re-activated, and re-envisioned by Hawaiian and Oceanic voyagers over the past five decades. INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
May 22 2018
Young Creatives: Intergalactica
Maui

Young Creatives: Intergalactica

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Location: Schaefer International Gallery; Open every day from 10 am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)

Maui students grades K- 12 are asked to submit work that explores the "outer space" theme, using imagination and brainstorming, for our biennial [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 22 2018
Young Artists of Hawaii
Oahu

Young Artists of Hawaii: My Culture, My Family, and Me

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Young Artists of Hawaii is an annual student art exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii's public and private school students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade. This exhibit is presented by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), Hawaii State [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mamiko Carroll
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
May 22 2018
Heart of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Kauai

Heart of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
May 22 2018
Maui Chef's Table
Maui

Maui Chef's Table

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Saturday, December 29, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

AN INTERACTIVE, MULTI-COURSE DINING EXPERIENCE

Dive into a menu of dishes inspired by The Mill House Chefs' personal stories and told through Maui's seasonal ingredients. A combination of ingredients at their peak of flavor paired with creative minds and innovative techniques results in a [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Maui Tropical Plantation
May 22 2018
Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui
Kauai

Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui

Occurs between: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Sunday, February 17, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

A Hawaiian style market featuring local farmers and artisans with their fruits, vegetables, plants/flowers, crafts, jewelry, lei, plate lunches, etc. The market is sponsored by the Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui. The Kalalea/Anehola Farmer's Hui is a nonprofit farmer's organization created to [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui