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, 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.
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.
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.
Wild Aloha Foundation presents "Winos for Rhinos" Kick-off Fundraiser!
The mission of Wild Aloha is to raise money and awareness for wildlife causes, with a focus on endangered species. Through events, Wild Aloha intends to raise funds to benefit the organizations actively working on [...]
- Contact Name: Cassandra
- Contact Organization: Wild Aloha Foundation
The festival will feature performances by steel guitar masters and by next generation steel guitar students. In addition to the featured performances, there will also be workshops & jam sessions "kanikapila" where festival guests can play along with the steel guitar masters, and Open Stage [...]
- Contact Name: Alan Akaka
- Contact Organization: HIMELE
The Ms. Aloha Nui Pageant was created to celebrate the Women of great stature who embodies the “Spirit of Aloha ". In celebrating the beautiful women of the big island, we must educate all and honor the Old Hawaiian Culture, which is in the traditional sense, weighing in at least 200 lbs. as a [...]
- Contact Name: M. Akana
- Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Kimie Miner will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Kimie's mellow and melodic music embodies many different styles of music, ranging from island contemporary/pop to R&B/reggae music. Doors open at 5:00pm and 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first [...]
- Contact Name: Shaun
- Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Come celebrate the diverse Flavors of Hanapepe at Friday Art Night, 6 – 9 pm. Hanapepe Town is the home to restaurants and food suppliers serving a wide range of food products from many cultures. This cultural diversity and variety of restaurants and food establishments is a special and unique [...]
- Contact Name: Tiffany Carolan
- Contact Organization: Hanapepe Economic Alliance
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 Name: Sandy
- Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
`Ohina is back at the historic Hawai'i Theatre for an evening of incredible independent films before hosting a full weekend of filmmaker workshops with our `Ohina special guests. Since 1999, the `Ohina Short Film Showcase is Hawai'i's largest annual short film festival dedicated to gathering and [...]
- Contact Name: Gerard Elmore
- Contact Organization: Ohina LLC
Come join us for the most exciting event to hit downtown Honolulu on the first Friday of every month! Chinatown is the place to be if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment. Come to see [...]
- Contact Name: First Friday Hawaii
Saturday, September 8, 2018; Castle Theater; 1:00 pm
Preshow entertainment by the Napili Kai Foundation, from 11:45 am – 12:30pm Kū Mai Ka Hula features award-winning hālau competing in solo and group performances.
This year's invitees include hālau from Japan and Hawai'i. [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, 2:30 - 4PM, Ebb & Flow Arts will present a free lecture at Lahaina Public Library, 680 Wharf Street. "Pioneers of Electronic Music" features composer/videographer and E&FA Technical Producer, Peter Swanzy. He will hold forth on the fascinating beginnings and [...]
- Contact Name: Lahaina Public Library
- Contact Organization: Ebb & Flow Arts