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, fire dancers, 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 EventsMany 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 Molokai's Festivals of Aloha (October) 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 FestivalsEvents that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on Oahu (October and November) 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.
The Rotary Club of Waikiki uses the proceeds of this major annual fundraiser to support community and international service projects, which include water sanitation projects in Southwest Asia to dozens of service projects right here in the heart of our community. Following are just a few of the [...]
Event will feature up to 16 performing artists in the Slack Key Guitar Genre including award winning artists and newcomers. Also appearing will be a couple of special guest from Hawaii and the mainland. The event will also feature "Made In Hawaii" products and favorite foods and snacks. [...]
The stunning artwork and unusual imagery of Taiji Terasaki come to life in his debut solo exhibit in Downtown Honolulu. While visiting his wife's parents in Japan, Terasaki noticed the family's ritual of kneeling before an altar in the tatami room and making a food offering. The event and [...]
An artshow of masterful miniatures featuring 12 artists will be at Lahaiana Galleries at the Shops at Wailea on August 23rd, 2017 from 6pm-9pm. For more info email us at [email protected] or call 808-874-8583.
Attending artists: Ronaldo Macedo, Robert Lyn Nelson, Andrea Razzauti, Steve [...]
THE BALLAD OF MU LAN
by Alvin Chan
recommended ages 5+
When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her fatherâ€™s place in the army she has lots to learn and lots to prove, but her biggest battle might be with herself. This new telling of an ancient Chinese [...]
Oc16 Presents Waimea Valley's 5th Annual Summer Concert Series Hoi Hou Mai I Waimea Return To The Valley
OC16 presents Waimea Valley's 5th Annual Summer Concert Series Hoi Hou Mai I Waimea Return to the Valley returns this summer. Saturday August 26th from 3pm-6:30pm at Waimea Valley's Main Lawn. Tickets are now on sale at www.waimeavalley.net You can buy the series packet which includes all three [...]
The Waikiki Artfest is located in Kapiolani Park at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across from the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo. We host more than 75 of Hawaii's best artists and handcraft artisans whose works include glass, ceramics, photography, jewelry of all kinds, fiber art, and fine art. [...]
A culinary and cultural celebration in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown.
The 40th Annual Miss Chinatown Hawaii Scholarship Pageant is the culmination of months of dedication by our contestants, who deepen their understanding and appreciation of their Chinese heritage, while developing leadership skills and participating in community service. They will compete in four [...]
FREE Concert: Jaime Jorgeâ€”Jaime Jorge a world-class violinist, will be performing on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Honolulu Japanese SDA Church, 2655 Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. Born in Cuba and raised in a communist country, Jaime has a passion for proclaiming gospel [...]