Events and Festivals
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The Festive Islands of AlohaDive deep into Hawaii’s local community and you’ll discover a culture alive with paniolo (cowboys), Chinese dragons, fire dancers, 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 EventsMany 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 Molokai's Festivals of Aloha (October) 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 FestivalsEvents that feature local foods and agricultural products attract both locals and visitors. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival on Oahu (October and November) 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.
The Kauai Soceity of Artists presents its premier annual Exhibition ART Kauai.
Outstanding artists, living and working on Kauai, submitted artwork to be chosen by this year's Juror, Patricia Correia, Topanga Canyon, CA.
Art works include: Paintings, Mixed Media, Ceramics, [...]
- Contact Name: Rose Anne Jones
- Contact Organization: Kauai Society of Artists
The UHM Theatre + Dance Department Late Night Theatre Company presents a whimsical evening of physical theatre showcasing the work of master mime Todd Farley. The show features stories from around the world using the celebrated techniques of French mime, blacklight theatre, and puppetry. It is a [...]
- Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
- Contact Organization: UHM Department of Theatre & Dance Late Night Theatre
In remembering the early years of the Molokai Hoe along with the Aloha Festivals Hoolaulea at Hale o Lono, this was Molokai's version of kulaia. The festivities lasted an entire weekend and the spirit of aloha radiated to all; including our Molokai community, paddlers, visitors and spectators [...]
- Contact Name: Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello
- Contact Organization: Molokai Canoe Festivals
The Breadfruit Institute at National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking agroforestry volunteers to help implement a new, global model in sustainable and regenerative agriculture at the Breadfruit Research Orchard in McBryde Garden on Kauai.
Become a volunteer and be a part of this [...]
- Contact Name: Volunteer Program Coordinator
- Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden
THE BALLAD OF MU LAN
by Alvin Chan
recommended ages 5+
When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father's place in the army she has lots to learn and lots to prove, but her biggest battle might be with herself. This new telling of an ancient Chinese legend mixes [...]
Join kumu hula Piilani Lua for a casual conversation and demonstration! Born and raised on Oahu, Piilani now lives in Hana, Maui, her ancestral home, where she works at Kahanu Garden. Piilani is a descendant of Kahanu who was awarded that land in 1848 by Kamehameha III. Piilani is a Merrie [...]
- Contact Name: Haley A Eligio
- Contact Organization: Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
Acclaimed photographer, Susan Middleton, who is well known for the exhibitions Archipelago, and Remains of a Rainbow, brings us a new body of work exploring the mysterious world of marine invertebratesa"underwater animals without backbones. More than 98% of known species in the ocean are [...]
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
This landmark show is presented in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) to raise awareness about the native species of Maui Nui. The Hui hosts an information session & collaborates with EMWP to host artist hikes leading up to the exhibition. Lectures by leaders from the field [...]
- Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
- Contact Organization: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
The stunning artwork and unusual imagery of Taiji Terasaki come to life in his debut solo exhibit in Downtown Honolulu. While visiting his wife's parents in Japan, Terasaki noticed the family's ritual of kneeling before an altar in the tatami room and making a food offering. The event and [...]
- Contact Organization: Ravizza Brownfield Gallery
Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, it is the only band in the United States with a royal legacy. With cultural roots dating back to the time of the Hawaiian monarchy, the mission of the Royal Hawaiian Band is to promote and foster music, both current and historic, to preserve the Hawaiian [...]
- Contact Name: Royal Hawaiian Band