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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, 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 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 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 Festivals

Events 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.

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Aug 20 2017
Oct 7 2017
Oahu

Waikiki International Food Fest

Occurs on:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Summary

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 [...]

Nov 19 2017
Aug 19 2017
Aug 19 2017
Kauai

Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Poina Ole - Never To Be Forgotten

Occurs on:
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Summary

This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their [...]

Aug 22 2017
Aug 23 2017
Maui

An Art Show Of Masterful Miniatures

Occurs on:
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Summary

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 [...]

Aug 25 2017
Oahu

The Balllad Of Mu Lan

Occurs between:
Friday, August 25, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Summary

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 [...]

Aug 26 2017
Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series
Oahu

Oc16 Presents Waimea Valley's 5th Annual Summer Concert Series Hoi Hou Mai I Waimea Return To The Valley

Occurs on:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Summary

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 [...]

Aug 26 2017
Waikiki Artfest
Oahu

Waikiki Artfest

Occurs on:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Summary

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. [...]