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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 21 2018
Enjoy LIVE MUSIC!
Kauai

Kilauea Night Market - May

Occurs between:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Saturday, May 26, 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 21 2018
Enjoy LIVE MUSIC!
Kauai

Kilauea Night Market - June

Occurs between:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Saturday, June 23, 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 21 2018
Bishop Museum
Oahu

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” Exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Occurs between:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Summary

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will celebrate the story of how a centuries-old ancestral practice has been re-awakened, re-activated, and re-envisioned by Hawaiian and Oceanic voyagers over the past five decades. INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Feb 21 2018
Enjoy LIVE MUSIC!
Kauai

Kilauea Night Market - July

Occurs between:
Thursday, February 22, 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 21 2018
Volunteers after a breadfruit harvest
Kauai

Tropical Horticulture Garden Work Day

Occurs between:
Thursday, February 22, 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 21 2018
2017 Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit
Oahu

Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards (55th Annual)

Occurs between:
Thursday, February 22, 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. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mamiko Carroll
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Feb 21 2018
Maui

Observe and Play Family Day: Schaefer Portrait Challenge

Occurs between:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Summary

Saturday, January 27, 2018; Schaefer International Gallery; 10 am -12 pm Families are invited to view the exhibit together, watch portrait demonstrations by professional artists, and make a piece of art to take home. FREE ADMISSION January 16-March 18, 2018; Opening Reception January 14 Schaefer [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Feb 22 2018
Maui

Ananya Dance Theater: Shyamali: Sprouting Words

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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Summary

Thursday, February 22, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

Ananya Dance Theatre is comprised primarily of women artists of color who are cultural activists: working through artistic processes to engage audiences, build community, and move towards justice and beauty. They celebrate proactive [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Feb 22 2018
Oahu

Bishop Museum Presents Stories from Hokulea’s Worldwide Voyage: Technology Leg by Leg A Traditions of the Pacific Lecture Seri

Occurs on:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Summary

Through the internet and modern-day technology, the world was able to track and engage with Hokulea, a traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe, that used no modern technology to sail around the world. Hokulea traveled 42,000 nautical miles in three years and visited 150 ports in over 20 countries [...]

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Feb 22 2018
Maui

Ananya Dance Theater: Shyamali: Sprouting Words

Occurs on:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Summary

Thursday, February 22, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

Ananya Dance Theatre is comprised primarily of women artists of color who are cultural activists: working through artistic processes to engage audiences, build community, and move towards justice and beauty. They celebrate proactive [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center