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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, 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 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.


Food Festivals

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.

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Apr 19 2018
Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui
Kauai

Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Summary

A Hawaiian style market featuring local farmers and artisans with their fruits, vegetables, plants/flowers, crafts, jewelry, lei, plate lunches, etc. The market is sponsored by the Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui. The Kalalea/Anehola Farmer's Hui is a nonprofit farmer's organization created to [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui
Apr 19 2018
Bishop Museum
Oahu

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” Exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Summary

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will celebrate the story of how a centuries-old ancestral practice has been re-awakened, re-activated, and re-envisioned by Hawaiian and Oceanic voyagers over the past five decades. INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Apr 19 2018
Demigods Anonymous
Oahu

Demigods Anonymous

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Summary

Demigods Anonymous A world premiere by Noa Helela

As a modern demigod, Noe takes college courses, parties with her friends, and tries to stop herself from turning into a giant lizard. Her friend Marcella is dealing with her unwanted tendency to become a mountain lion and Blaine transforms [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Apr 19 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Apr 19 2018
Nora at the Kennedy Theatre
Oahu

Tony the Fantastic Fireman! Live: One Show Only

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Summary

Creating "Nora," legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman took Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, "A Doll's House," and stripped it to the bare essentials. With only the central characters depicted, the psychological drama is intensified and exposes the heart of Ibsen's controversial play without mercy or [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UHM Department of Theatre + Dance
Apr 19 2018
Maui

Maui Chef's Table

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Summary

AN INTERACTIVE, MULTI-COURSE DINING EXPERIENCE

Dive into a menu of dishes inspired by The Mill House Chefs' personal stories and told through Maui's seasonal ingredients. A combination of ingredients at their peak of flavor paired with creative minds and innovative techniques results in a [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Maui Tropical Plantation
Apr 19 2018
Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit
Hawaii

Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Summary

The concept is to exhibit artists who are native born and have been raised with cultural and spiritual values that empower their work today. Contemporary thought and visual imagery are encouraged to inquire about the changes that have impacted native Hawaiians and native culture, to also seek [...]

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  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Apr 19 2018
Exhibit: Art Maui 2018
Maui

Exhibit: Art Maui 2018

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Summary

April 2-28, 2018; Opening Reception March 31 Schaefer International Gallery; Open every day 10am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)

We welcome back the Art Maui organization to present their 40th annual juried exhibit. This annual exhibition features [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Apr 19 2018
KAUAI VOLUNTEER WEEK: Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha School Garden
Kauai

KAUAI VOLUNTEER WEEK: Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha School Garden

Occurs on:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Summary

Participate in Kauai Volunteer Week 2018 and join us for a week of service across our island's mokus! Partnering with the statewide Volunteer Week Hawaii Campaign, the focus of this year's week is to engage with your community, give back to your moku, and recognize the collective impact of [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anna
  • Contact Organization: Malama Kauai
Apr 19 2018
Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos
Maui

Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono and Jerry Santos

Occurs on:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Summary

Thursday, April 19, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm

Henry Kapono is a performer who has it all – vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, thrilling performer, audience favorite-and multiple honors and awards, including a Grammy nomination. He has taken home numerous Na Hoku [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center