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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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Feb 20 2018
Enjoy LIVE MUSIC!
Kauai

Kilauea Night Market - July

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Saturday, July 28, 2018
Summary

Come join us the last Saturday of every month from 4-8 pm. 20+ artists, food vendors and LIVE MUSIC! Fun for the whole family. Bring your friends and see you there!

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Maile Walters
  • Contact Organization: Anaina Hou Community Park
Feb 20 2018
Volunteers after a breadfruit harvest
Kauai

Tropical Horticulture Garden Work Day

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Volunteer Coordinator x232
  • Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kalaheo, HI
Feb 20 2018
Kauai

Heart of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Feb 20 2018
2017 Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit
Oahu

Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards (55th Annual)

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Friday, April 13, 2018
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Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, evening hours First Friday of each month, 6-9 pm. This annual art exhibition recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii's public and private school students in grades 7-12. Please note that some works will be removed mid-March for the national level exhibition. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Mamiko Carroll
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Feb 20 2018
8th Annual Maui Open Studios Event 2018
Maui

Maui Open Studios 2018 (8th Annual)

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Summary

The Maui Open Studios Event is modeled after events held annually all over the mainland in art-loving parts of the country. Open Studios are free self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces. The event is free for the public to enjoy.The art-loving, art-buying public enjoys [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Carolyn Quan
  • Contact Organization: Maui Open Studios
Feb 20 2018
Maui

Hokulea Returns to Maui

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Summary

Monday, February 19 9:00 a.m. – Hokuleaa Arrival Ceremony (public open house tours to follow) Maalaea Harbor Hokulea and her crew will arrive at Maalaea Harbor and will be greeted with protocols and oli. 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Public Open House Tours of Hokulea Maalaea Harbor 6:00 p.m. – [...]

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  • Contact Name: Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • Contact Organization: Polynesian Voyaging Society
Feb 20 2018
Hawaii

Beginning Hawaiian Language Classes: Papa Olelo Hawaii Part One

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Summary

Have you always wanted to learn Hawaiian but haven't had the time? Just visiting the islands and want to immerse yourself in the culture? Or, are you new to the islands and unsure of how to pronounce street and place names? "Papa Olelo Hawaii Part One," beginning Hawaiian language courses taught [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Alyssa Johnasen
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Feb 20 2018
Viewer's Choice 2017 "Colors of Hawaii" by Toni Wass
Kauai

Kauai Quilt Show 2018

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Summary

KAUAI QUILT SHOW 2018 FEBRUARY 9 thru FEBRUARY 21 KUKUI GROVE SHOPPING CENTER--KSA GALLERY--(behind Long's Drug Store)

Open Daily from 11 AM to 5 PM and Fridays from 11AM to 8PM--FREEE ADMISSION

OPENING RECEPTION & MEET THE QUILTERS--FRIDAY FEB.9 from 5-8 PM

There will be [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lea Ingram
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Quilt Show
Feb 20 2018
Feb 20 2018
Kauai

Sunday Farmers Market - Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui

Occurs between:
Tuesday, February 20, 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: becky Santos
  • Contact Organization: Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui