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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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Apr 19 2018
Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit
Hawaii

Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Summary

The concept is to exhibit artists who are native born and have been raised with cultural and spiritual values that empower their work today. Contemporary thought and visual imagery are encouraged to inquire about the changes that have impacted native Hawaiians and native culture, to also seek [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Apr 19 2018
Volunteers after a breadfruit harvest
Kauai

Tropical Horticulture Garden Work Day

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Volunteer Coordinator x232
  • Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kalaheo, HI
Apr 19 2018
'Tiki' by Jared Pere with PARADISE COVE
Oahu

CONTACT 2018 • CONTACT ZONE.

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Summary

CONTACT 2018 is the fifth annual exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawaii, on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery, April 6–21, 2018. The show includes a suite of provocative public programs (talks, screenings, etc.). The exhibition and its accompanying public programming are [...]

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  • Contact Name: Josh Tengan
  • Contact Organization: Pu'uhonua Society
Apr 19 2018
Accession Exhibit at HiSAM
Oahu

Accession

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Summary

Accession, sponsored by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), invites you to engage with a selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection of the SFCA in the Diamond Head gallery of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM). This exhibit features 33 works by [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Scott Young
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Apr 19 2018
Demigods Anonymous
Oahu

Demigods Anonymous

Occurs between:
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Summary

Demigods Anonymous A world premiere by Noa Helela

As a modern demigod, Noe takes college courses, parties with her friends, and tries to stop herself from turning into a giant lizard. Her friend Marcella is dealing with her unwanted tendency to become a mountain lion and Blaine transforms [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Apr 20 2018
KAUAI VOLUNTEER WEEK: Malama Kauai Community Farm
Kauai

KAUAI VOLUNTEER WEEK: Malama Kauai Community Farm

Occurs on:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Summary

Participate in Kauai Volunteer Week 2018 and join us for a week of service across our island's mokus! Partnering with the statewide Volunteer Week Hawaii Campaign, the focus of this year's week is to engage with your community, give back to your moku, and recognize the collective impact of [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Julia
  • Contact Organization: Malama Kauai
Apr 20 2018
Iolani Fair 2018
Oahu

Iolani Fair 2018

Occurs between:
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Summary

Enjoy a weekend of fun for the whole family at Iolani School's Fair, themed "Dino Days." There's something for everyone--games, rides, crafts, keiki activities, live entertainment by some of Hawaii's top local artists and, of course, food. Beloved fair classics include giant turkey legs, gumbo, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lei-Ann Field
  • Contact Organization: Anthology
Apr 20 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Aloha Music
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Aloha Music

Occurs on:
Friday, April 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Apr 20 2018
Cast of The Taming of the Shrew 2018 Tour
Hawaii

Actors From the London Stage present the Taming of the Shrew

Occurs on:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Summary

Shakespeare at Notre Dame's Actors From the London Stage will perform William Shakespeare's famous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm. The Taming of the Shrew's main plot is a courtship about the intertwined relationships of an ill-tempered woman and her reluctant [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Apr 20 2018
Jazz Appreciation Month Concert
Oahu

Jazz Appreciation Month Concert

Occurs on:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Summary

Join as Royal Hawaiian Center celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month on Friday, April 20, with a concert in The Royal Grove. The event is free and open to the public. Concert Schedule: • 4:30-5:30 PM – Honokaa High School Jazz Band • 5:45-6:30 PM – Chuck James Band featuring Starr Kalahiki [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jen
  • Contact Organization: TLC PR