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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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Jun 29 2019
Paddle Race Series for all paddle craft with up to 35 miles of racing!
Molokai

Molokai Holokai Hoolaulea (Festival)

Occurs between: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019, 7:00am - 9:00pm
Summary

The Molokai Holokai Ho'olaule'a (Festival) seeks to function as an opportunity for professional SUP/Paddle racers to experience a race which is fun and challenging, whilst also being a community event that invites (amateur) locals to participate. It aims to encourage racers to interact with our [...]

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  • Contact Name: Clare Mawae/Kaela Pereira
  • Contact Organization: Youth in Motion
Oct 13 2019
Half Marathon Start
Maui

Maui Marathon & Half Marathon

Occurs on: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The Maui Marathon is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawaii and is the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. It has been chosen as one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation by Runner's World magazine (Feb. 96), and the #10 destination marathon in [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Maui Marathon
Dec 15 2018
Living Goddess Kumari
Oahu

EWC Exhibition Gala Opening: "Capturing a Legacy: Four Generations of Nepalese Photographers"

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Capturing a Legacy: Four Generations of Nepalese Photographers tells the story of the legacy of the Chitrakar family as artists and visual documentarians. Nepal has witnessed dramatic political and cultural changes and this photographic exhibition captures key moments in Nepal’s history through [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center Arts Program
Dec 15 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Kumu Hula Moses Kahookele Crabbe

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Hula is Hawaii's most sacred and ancient cultural practice. Originally developed by Polynesians, the Hula portrays the words of the oli (chant) and mele (song/chant/poetry) in a visual dance form.  Hula helps pass down the tradition of the Hawaiian culture and keeps the spirit of Hawaii alive. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 15 2018
Farm Fridays
Kauai

Farm Fridays

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Friday, March 1, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Please join Malama Kauai for our Farm Fridays, an opportunity for the community and visitors to join us on the Community Farm in Kalihiwai for a variety of service projects! We will meet every Friday from 9am-12noon to take some time to mālama our space.This can be a wide variety of projects from [...]

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  • Contact Name: Julia
  • Contact Organization: Malama Kauai
Dec 15 2018
Master Lei Maker Kaipo AhChong
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Lei Making with Kaipo AhChong

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Friday, December 28, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

The lei is a Hawaiian flower garland that is worn for many different special occasions.  The lei also represents and symbolizes a variety of celebrations from friendship, love, welcoming, departures and everything in between.  Come join agriculture farmer Kaipo AhChong TEMPORARILY at Volcano [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 15 2018
2.	Woman with takona (body painting).  Photo by Mokomae, one of eight featured artists in the “Ka U‘i: Contemporary Art from Rapa Nui” exhibition
Oahu

Bishop Museum Presents the "Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island" Exhibition

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

More than 150 cultural treasures and never-before-seen biological specimens from Bishop Museum’s collections will be on display together for the first time in the museum’s history. The “Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island” exhibit will allow visitors to go beyond the world-famous [...]

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  • Contact Name: Claudette Springer
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Dec 15 2018
Oahu

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration and Immigration to Japan Exhibition

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

In 1868, Japan underwent a political revolution. With the coronation of Emperor Mutsuhito (known commonly as the Meiji Emperor), the Imperial Family regained political control, and the feudal stratocracy—in which regional lords (daimyō) and a military chief (shogun) ruled the nation for more [...]

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  • Contact Name: Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Museum of Art
Dec 15 2018
Maui Chef's Table
Maui

Maui Chef's Table

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Saturday, December 29, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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
Dec 15 2018
Honolulu Museum of Art
Oahu

"Ho‘oulu: The King Kalākaua Era" Art Exhibit

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

Ho‘oulu: The King Kalākaua Era considers art and experimentation in the Hawaiian Kingdom during the reign of King David Kalākaua (1874–1891). Cosmopolitanism—the idea that local polities share systemic parallels internationally as part of a world citizenry—was a thriving philosophy in the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Museum of Art