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 [...]
- Contact Name: David Livingston
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. [...]
- Contact Name: Milton Lau
- Contact Organization: Ki-hoalu Foundation, Inc.
THE BALLAD OF MU LAN
by Alvin Chan
recommended ages 5+
When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father'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 legend mixes [...]
The Breadfruit Institute at National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking agroforestry volunteers to help implement a new, global model in sustainable and regenerative agriculture at the Breadfruit Research Orchard in McBryde Garden on Kauai.
Become a volunteer and be a part of this [...]
- Contact Name: Volunteer Program Coordinator
- Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden
Acclaimed photographer, Susan Middleton, who is well known for the exhibitions Archipelago, and Remains of a Rainbow, brings us a new body of work exploring the mysterious world of marine invertebratesa"underwater animals without backbones. More than 98% of known species in the ocean are [...]
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
The National Tropical Botanical Garden on the South Shore of Kauai is seeking environmental & conservation minded volunteers to aid in the care and maintenance of our unique living collections. We offer service options for visiting volunteers in McBryde Garden, which is a veritable botanical ark of [...]
- Contact Name: Volunteer Coordinator x232
- Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kalaheo, HI
Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Coffee Living History Farm hosts "Hands On History" activities on their site in Captain Cook. "Hands On History" provides visitors and with the opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona's Japanese [...]
- Contact Name: Gavin Miculka
- Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Korean Artists Association of Hawaii Art Exhibit from Sept. 6-14 with reception on Sept. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Poetry, Art & Flowers exhibit from Sept. 19-28. Reception on Sept. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. An exhibit of words, images and Ikebana by the Korean Literature Association of Hawaii, to [...]
- Contact Name: MOCA Hotline
The Isaacs Art Center is privileged to present "Worldwide Voyage: Hawaii Shares Its Culture With The World", a fine art exhibition in which the navigational story of the Hokulea's Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage is told through photographs, cultural items, and art inspired by the voyage. The [...]
- Contact Name: Justin Sandulli
- Contact Organization: Isaacs Art Center
Kauai Museum presents legendary entertainer Robert Cazimero in concert on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the Kaumualii Hall. Doors open at 5:30pm, No host cocktail/pupu at 6:00pm and concert from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Enjoy an evening with Robert Cazimero Hawaii's legend in the entertainment world. For [...]
- Contact Name: Kauai Museum
- Contact Organization: Kauai Museum