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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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Nov 9 2021
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Maui

Daryl Hall and John Oates

Occurs on: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

The MACC welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and the #1 SELLING DUO in music history: Daryl Hall and John Oates — with special guest, Henry Kapono. Starting out as devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall and John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. From the mid-’70s to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bob Burrichter
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Nov 19 2021
Oahu

Mele Kalikimaka Gift Fair (3rd Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 19, 2021 - Saturday, November 20, 2021
Summary

Start crossing those names off your christmas list, one awesome gift at a time at windward mall! Unique items can be found this weekend from home baked goods to papercrafts, charms, exclusive apparel, handmade jewelry and more! Come support local businesses in comfort at Windward mall! ​ Event [...]

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  • Contact Name: Island Craft Fairs
  • Contact Organization: Island Craft Fairs
Nov 19 2021
Oahu

Sphere

Occurs between: Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, November 21, 2021, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

November 19, 20, 21, 2021

FRI/SAT 7:30pm

SUN 2:00pm

Streaming Online from the Stage

Co-Directed by Peiling Kao & Kara Jhalak Miller

Kennedy Theatre's largest dance production of the year, the annual mainstage dance concert features dances by UHM Dance faculty [...]

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  • Contact Name: Christine Lamborn
  • Contact Organization: Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Nov 20 2021
2018 Best of Show "Koa Coctail Dress" by Paul Schurch. Photo: Brad Goda
Oahu

Hawaii’s Woodshow Na Laau o Hawaii 2021

Occurs between: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

Hawaii's Woodshow, Na Laau o Hawaii is Hawaii Forest Industry Association's annual juried woodworking exhibition. The 2019 Woodshow will be held October 19 through October 27 at the beautiful Chinese Hall at Moanalua Gardens, daily from 10 am to 5 pm. There is a $1.00 admission fee to enter the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Heather Simmons
  • Contact Organization: HFIA
Nov 20 2021
"Lio Lulu Pepe" by Matthew Lund Photo: Brad Goda 2020
Oahu

Hawaii’s Woodshow Na Laau o Hawaii 2021

Occurs between: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

Hawaii's Woodshow, Na Laau o Hawaii is Hawaii Forest Industry Association's annual juried woodworking exhibition. The 2021 Woodshow will be held November 20 through December 5 at the beautiful Hawaii Opera Plaza, daily from 10 am to 6 pm. 

Attendees will be treated to extraordinary [...]

Nov 26 2021
2021 Holiday Gift & Food Fest
Oahu

2021 Holiday Gift & Food Fest

Occurs between: Friday, November 26, 2021 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
Summary

What better way to Kick off your black friday weekend of shopping​, than with supporting local small businesses! Shop safely through our one way traffic flow to ensure you get to see every booth! Great stocking stuffers, gifts for keiki and your better halves, and make sure to treat yourself too! [...]

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  • Contact Name: Island Craft Fairs
  • Contact Organization: Island Craft Fairs
Nov 27 2021
Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour
Oahu

Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

Occurs on: Saturday, November 27, 2021, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

November 27, 2021 Ronny Chieng is a stand up comedian, actor and Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He starred in the worldwide hit movie Crazy Rich Asians and on his Netflix stand up comedy special "Asian Comedian Destroys America!". He has featured on NBC's Young Rock, Godzilla vs [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Theatre Center
Dec 3 2021
Oahu

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Occurs between: Friday, December 3, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

December 3, 4, 5, 2021

FRI/SAT 7:30pm

SUN 2:00pm

Streaming Online from the Stage

By Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Directed by MFA Candidate Andrew Klaus-Vineyard

One of the prolific and undeniably influential R.W. Fassbinder's masterpieces,The Bitter Tears of [...]

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  • Contact Name: Christine Lamborn
  • Contact Organization: University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Dec 4 2021
Oahu

Aliiolani Craft Fair

Occurs on: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Shop the popular Ali'iolani Craft Fair! Get your holiday shopping done by supporting local this season with artisans from around the island! Handmade ornaments and jewelry, local favorite baked good ands snacks, to knowledgeable Color Street, Thirty-One, and Lularoe consultants and more! Saturday [...]

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  • Contact Name: Island Craft Fairs
  • Contact Organization: Island Craft Fairs
Dec 17 2021
Holiday Pop Up
Oahu

Holiday Pop Up

Occurs on: Friday, December 17, 2021, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Finalize your christmas list at the Holiday pop up shop at Pearl Highlands. Find the perfect one of a kind gift for your loved one, co-worker and even yourself! from hand sewn items and handcrafted jewelry, to the best local snacks, one of kind apparel and more! Find them all in one place, at Pearl [...]

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  • Contact Name: Island Craft Fairs
  • Contact Organization: Island Craft Fairs