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.
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
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
The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels exhibition explores the unique world of animation, from traditional hand-drawn cels to exciting breakthroughs in stop-motion and CGI. Come create your own stop-motion animated short, Learn about the art of storyboarding, Go behind the scenes with [...]
- Contact Name: Bishop Museum
- Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
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
The Palace Theater and The Hilo Community Chorus are Proud to Present our 16th Annual Fall Musical. SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL SHOUT! promises to be a fun romp through the sixties with songs like "Georgy Girl", "These Boots were Made for Walkin' " and "To Sir With Love". Set in London, SHOUT! takes [...]
- Contact Name: [email protected]
- Contact Organization: Palace Theater
This will be the first ever Women's big wave event on the North Shore of Oahu, held at legendary Waimea Bay, the birthplace of big wave riding. The North Shore is ground zero for not only big wave surfing, but for the entire surf world, and Waimea Bay is its grandstand. The time has come for Women [...]
- Contact Name: Betty Depolito
- Contact Organization: Waimea Bay Championship
The Kauai Soceity of Artists presents its premier annual Exhibition ART Kauai.
Outstanding artists, living and working on Kauai, submitted artwork to be chosen by this year's Juror, Patricia Correia, Topanga Canyon, CA.
Art works include: Paintings, Mixed Media, Ceramics, [...]
- Contact Name: Rose Anne Jones
- Contact Organization: Kauai Society of Artists
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star hotel on Hawaii Island, announces Chef Fest 2017. From October 4 to 8, 2017, the Resort will host a multi-day food and wine event featuring high-profile dinners, interactive cooking classes and culinary experiences. The [...]
- Contact Name: Allison Tan
- Contact Organization: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
An exhibition of Sumi-e artwork by students of local instructor and artist Hisae Shouse. In the Japanese art of Sumi-e, artists use simple materials, such as black ink and water, to express the essence of a subject with a variety of tones and dynamic brush strokes. The exhibit will be available [...]
- Contact Name: Hawaii State Library
- Contact Organization: Hawaii State Library
Hawaii's largest, scariest & best Haunted House is back! Due to heavy attendance the past 11 years, the plantation has decided to open for 10 nights. You will be chased and taunted by spirits of Hawaii that are located in the Hawaii Plantation Village. October 13, 14 & 15; 20, 21 & 22; 27, 28, [...]
- Contact Name: Haunted Plantation
- Contact Organization: Haunted Plantation