Events and Festivals
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The Festive Islands of AlohaDive 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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Guy Sibilla
- Contact Organization: The Kalihi-Pālama Culture & Arts Society, Inc
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Kristin Green
- Contact Organization: Princeville Night Market, LLC
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Bishop Museum
- Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Luana Mahi
- Contact Organization: Maui Food Technology Center
The Hui's highly anticipated holiday shopping event returns with a wintery wonderland of local and handmade items for everyone on your list! During this magical Hui Holidays season, the Hui gallery shop will expand and be filled to the brim with artworks in many medias; including one-of-a-kind [...]
- Contact Name: Josephine Bergill-Gentile
- Contact Organization: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Gianni Minga
- Contact Organization: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Play Hawaiian games and learn the skills needed to become the mea lanakila, the victor!
Roll the ulu maika, a puck shaped object, or slide the moa pahee, shaped like a bowling pin, across the field between two stakes. It's not as easy as it sounds.
This activity is available on [...]
- Contact Name: Kelli Soileau
- Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
The Donkey Mill Art Center is honored to present the exhibition Na Mala: Layered Landscapes of Kona Coffee Heritage featuring works by local artists exploring the layered natural, cultural and agricultural landscapes of our precious home. From the generous and extensive mala, or gardens, of [...]
- Contact Name: Kasey Lindley
- Contact Organization: Donkey Mill Art Center
With thoughts of you and your safety, our 34th Annual Art Studio Tour & Sale will be adapted to fit these challenging times. Participating artists will offer various ways to acquire art using safety guidelines, including online orders, scheduled appointments, and/or modified on-site studio tours, [...]
Canadian artist Radha Chaddah makes art about invisible realities in the cellular world using light as her primary medium.
Her combined background in ﬁlm and molecular neurobiology inspired her to combine art and research in stem cell biology to create Cellula.
This multimedia [...]
- Contact Name: Elaine Roe
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center