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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 1 2020
Hawaii

The Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest

Occurs between: Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Sunday, December 27, 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

The Sunday Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest, located at the intersection of Mamane St. and Mamalahoa Hwy in Historic Honokaa Town, offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music, and a free educational event weekly. It's beautiful location and celebratory character provides a vibrant [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Elizabeth Mallion
  • Contact Organization: Hāmākua Harvest
Nov 5 2020
Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (40th Annual)
Oahu

Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (40th Annual)

Occurs between: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Sunday, November 15, 2020
Summary

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is unique in discovering features, documentaries and shorts from Asia made by Asians, films about the Pacific made by Pacific Islanders, and films made by Hawaii filmmakers that present Hawaii in a culturally accurate way.

HIFF also conducts [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gianni Minga
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Nov 5 2020
Aloha Attire by Lee Cataluna
Oahu

Aloha Attire by Lee Cataluna

Occurs between: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020
Summary

Lee Cataluna takes advantage of the unique platform of "live, digital theatre" with this tribute to 1980s Hawaii, framed by the clothes we wore. Your invitation to the 80s includes the vaguely defined dresscode:  "aloha attire" What does that even mean? In this play, written specifically for [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Tsuyuno Amos
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Nov 7 2020
Waimea Valley Makahiki Festival 2020
Oahu

Waimea Valley Makahiki Festival 2020

Occurs on: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Summary

Makahiki Festival & Heiwa Tuaro Competition at Waimea Valley November 7th Saturday. Festivities start at TBD with the opening ceremony on the Main Lawn followed by an exciting coconut tree race. The rest of the competition brings a foot race, wrestling, rock lifting live music, food vendors, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Waimea Valley
  • Contact Organization: Waimea Valley
Nov 7 2020
Happy Holidays Market!
Oahu

Aloha Home Market Happy Holidays Market

Occurs between: Saturday, November 7, 2020 - Sunday, November 15, 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

'Tis the season! We're Hohohome for the holidays and decking the halls! With two times the holiday cheer, kick off your holiday shopping November 7th and 15th at Aloha Home Market!There will be Christmas creations, holiday-themed flavors and decor from our amazing selection of vendor, and [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Cristy Lloveras
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Home Market
Nov 15 2020
Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village
Hawaii

Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village

Occurs between: Sunday, November 15, 2020 - Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm, oceanfront Alii Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway and marketplace. Enjoy free music, artists, and friendly merchants for great shopping and delicious dining. At 4pm, there is free Hawaiian [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
  • Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District
Nov 20 2020
Kaua'i Old Time Gathering – Ole' kine fun and music in the mountains
Kauai

Kauai Old Time Gathering

Occurs between: Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020, 9:00am - 11:00pm
Summary

The Kauai Old Time Gathering is a celebration of late 19c to early 20c traditional music from North America and the Hawaiian Islands. Attendees can enjoy acoustic performances from award-winning Old Time musicians (including Cajun and Bluegrass) as well as attend workshops on Old Timey [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Fanny Ballantine-Himberg
  • Contact Organization: Hale Puna
Nov 20 2020
Flowers of Hawaii
Oahu

Flowers of Hawaii

Occurs between: Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Summary

November 20-22, 2020 FRI/SAT at 7:30pm SUN at 2:00pm Play by Lee Cataluna Directed by Lurana Donnels O'Malley What are the things we share, and what are the things we keep under lock and key? In Lee Cataluna's Flowers of Hawaii, meet the quirky, troubled, and resilient members of a [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre
  • Contact Organization: Kennedy Theatre
Nov 20 2020
When We Were Young
Oahu

When We Were Young

Occurs between: Friday, November 20, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020, 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

November 20-22, 2020

FRI/SAT at 9:30pm

SUN at 7:30pm

Online Virtual Performance Experience

Written by Kimberlee Stone

Directed by Thea Wigglesworth

Two girls, CVS, and a whole mess of trouble. Kayli and Diana spend their days riding skateboards, working [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre
  • Contact Organization: Kennedy Theatre
Nov 21 2020
Oahu

Waikiki Artfest

Occurs between: Saturday, November 21, 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 [...]

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