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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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Oct 20 2019
31st Annual  "The Trash Show: Hawaii Artists Recycle."
Hawaii

"The Trash Show: Hawaii Artist Recycle" Gala Opening (31st Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Summary

The Gala Opening of the 31st Annual "The Trash Show: Hawaii Artist Recycle" Friday, October 4th 2019 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm , followed by a Multimedia Presentation, "An Exploration of Light, Sound and Spirit." A presentation of Music and Projected Imagery by Ken Goodrich of Hawaii Photo Retreat, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ira Ono
  • Contact Organization: EHCC
Oct 20 2019
Three-lined Nudibranch Flabellina trilineata © Susan Middleton
Oahu

Bishop Museum Presents Spineless Wonders Rising From the Deep Exhibition

Occurs between: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 29, 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens. “Spineless Wonders: Rising From the Deep” will allow guests to explore stunning images of marine invertebrates by acclaimed [...]

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  • Contact Name: Claudette Springer
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Oct 20 2019
Moanalua 99 3rd Sundays Craft and Gift Fair
Oahu

Moanalua 99 3rd Sundays Craft and Gift Fair

Occurs between: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Sunday, December 15, 2019, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

3rd Sundays monthly event featuring local vendors including handcrafted, snacks, jewelry, clothing, baby items, stationary & planner items, the latest trends, japan and korean products, food, jerky chips, Uncle Lani's Poi Mochi, cosmetics, essential oils, healing jewelry, Kpop, BTS, cell phone [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lauren Mori
  • Contact Organization: 808 Craft and Gift Fairs
Oct 20 2019
Oahu

Hawaii Holiday Craft & Gift Fair

Occurs on: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Summary

Get your Christmas gift list ready for this annual event where you'll find more than 300 booths featuring unique Hawaii Made crafts, gifts and more. Be eligible to win major grand prizes too! Hours: 5:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday at the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Hawii Holiday Crafts & Gift Fair
Oct 20 2019
Art Kauai 2019
Kauai

Art Kauai 2019

Occurs between: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

The Kauai Society of Artists presents its 34th Annual Art Kauai, the premier juried exhibition of the year. The Juror for 2019 is Tiffany DeEtte Shafto from the Big Island.

The finest artists on Kauai will submit work for this popular visual 2d and 3d art exhibition. Artwork may include [...]

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  • Contact Name: Rose Anne Jones
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Society of Artists
Oct 20 2019
The Hula Sisters perform at Hilo Hula Tuesdays
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday at the Bandstand

Occurs between: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Every Tuesday our non-profit organization, Destination Hilo, presents a one-hour free performance featuring our talented local musicians and hula halau at the bandstand. In addition, a cultural practitioner teaches the art of lei-making. Conveniently located at the Bandstand across from the Hilo [...]

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  • Contact Name: Deane Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Oct 20 2019
Ten-foot-long LEGO® Professional Artists interpretation of Carl Sagan interstellar spaceship.
Oahu

Bishop Museum Presents Travelling Bricks: An Exhibition Made of LEGO® Bricks

Occurs between: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Sunday, October 27, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Bishop Museum's newest traveling family exhibition invites visitors on an educational and entertaining journey of the history of land, sea, air and space travel with displays made of nearly one million LEGO® bricks. "Travelling Bricks: An Exhibition Made of LEGO® Bricks" will be on exhibit in [...]

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  • Contact Name: Claudette Springer
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Oct 20 2019
Dichterliebe - A Descent into Love
Oahu

Dichterliebe - A Descent into Love | Presented by HI Arts Lab

Occurs on: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Summary

New Honolulu-based performing arts company, HI Arts Lab, is proud to debut its first production, Dichterliebe - A Descent into Love, on October 18-20, 2019 at Entrepreneurs Sandbox located in Kakaako. Showtime is from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. General admission tickets range from $10 to $25 and go up to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Maika'i Nash
  • Contact Organization: Maika'i Nash
Oct 20 2019
Eagle Dawn Mask-Dempsey Bob
Oahu

EWC Gallery Exhibition: First Nations Art of British Columbia

Occurs between: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

This exhibition includes the artwork of established, mid-career, and emerging Northwest Coast First Nations artists who have a deep respect for traditional practice yet are keenly aware of their relationship to history and their place in contemporary First Nations culture. This exhibition showcases [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center Gallery
Oct 20 2019
Hawaiian Music Series Concert at Baldwin Home, Lahaina, Maui
Maui

Hawaiian Music Series

Occurs between: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Thursday, December 26, 2019, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Summary

The Hawaiian Music Series is held on the last Thursday of every month in the cool of the evening from 6 – 7:30 pm. Although just steps away, the hustle and bustle of Front Street fades into the background as the pleasant sounds of Hawaiian music fill the air. Seated on the lanai (porch) of the [...]

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  • Contact Name: judy kinser
  • Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation