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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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May 24 2020
Exhibit: Abstraction x3
Maui

Exhibit: Abstraction x3

Occurs between: Monday, May 25, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Exhibit: Abstraction x3 April 19 – May 31, 2020; Schaefer International Gallery Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission) Three artists from Hawaii individually address issues informing abstraction in the 21st century. Debra Drexler is [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jonathan
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center [1684]
May 24 2020
Prem Brosio headlines Jazz Maui's Sunday Jazz Concerts
Maui

Jazz Maui presents Sunday Jazz

Occurs between: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - Sunday, October 25, 2020, 10:00am - 11:00am
Summary

Jazz Maui presents free Sunday Jazz concerts featuring rising Maui star Prem Brosio and Friends every Sunday. A professional musician and music educator, Prem trained as a jazz guitarist in Switzerland and earned a Bachelor of Education degree in Music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bryant Neal
  • Contact Organization: Jazz Maui
May 24 2020
Blue
Oahu

Blue

Occurs between: Monday, May 25, 2020 - Sunday, June 21, 2020, 8:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Jon and Jonah are best friends and musicians who play at a small hotel in Waikiki. Jonah's father tries to pull him away to pursue fame and fortune on his own. As the boys navigate the age-old struggle between doing what they love and a promising financial future, an outsider with a heavy heart [...]

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  • Contact Name: Chloe Amos
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
May 28 2020
Hawaiian Music Series Concert at Baldwin Home, Lahaina, Maui
Maui

Hawaiian Music Series

Occurs between: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Thursday, December 17, 2020, 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: Ryan A. Morales
  • Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation
May 29 2020
Lanai

Fifth Friday Lanai

Occurs on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Summary

The Lanai Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber), with the support of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED), will be holding Lanai Fifth Friday in Dole Park on March 29th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. The Chamber invites and encourages Maui County residents and visitors alike to come out and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Lanai Chamber of Commerce
May 29 2020
Artist 2 Artist - Henry Kapono & Paula Fuga
Maui

Artist 2 Artist - Henry Kapono & Paula Fuga

Occurs on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Artist 2 Artist – Henry Kapono & Paula Fuga Friday, March 13, 2020; 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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center A&B Amphitheater
May 29 2020
Blockbuster Scores from TV and Film
Oahu

Blockbuster Scores from TV and Film

Occurs on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Get off the couch and experience the music from your favorite shows in a completely new way. Hear the thrilling scores from hit shows and films like Lost, Downton Abbey, X-Files, Game of Thrones, X-Men: The Last Stand, Wonder Woman, Star Trek and many more of your favorites performed live by [...]

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  • Contact Name: HSO Box Office
May 30 2020
Waimea Community Chorus: Tribute to Elton John
Hawaii

Waimea Community Chorus: Tribute to Elton John

Occurs on: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Kahilu Theatre is proud to present the 27th annual Waimea Community Chorus spring concert A Tribute to Elton John on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 7 PM. The Waimea Community Chorus (WCC) will celebrate the last 50 years of Sir Elton John’s musical career with a choral tribute to his works, starting [...]

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  • Contact Name: kristin lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
May 30 2020
Seasonal fruit
Kauai

Anaina Hou Farmers Market

Occurs between: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Saturday, December 26, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Anaina Hou Farmers Market every Saturday in Kilauea. Saturdays 9am - 1pm: hosted by Anaina Hou Community Park. Enjoy fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables and locally made prepared food. Buy gifts and art from local artists. Stock up on tropical flowers and talk story with the local families [...]

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  • Contact Name: Robyn Petterson
  • Contact Organization: Anaina Hou Community Park
May 30 2020
Oahu

Waikiki Artfest

Occurs between: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Waikiki Artfest features 75 of Hawaii's fine artists and handcraft artisans who display their own artwork for sale, to include all types of jewelry, clothing, wood products, stained glass, ceramics, soaps and candles, quilts, ahd photography. We are located in Kapiolani Park at the Diamond [...]

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  • Contact Name: Nancy Calhoun
  • Contact Organization: Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance