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.
We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our [...]
- Contact Name: Juno-Ann Apalla
The Hapalua 13-mile course travels from Waikiki to downtown Honolulu and back, loops around Diamond Head and ends at Kapiolani Park, the traditional finish line of the Honolulu Marathon. Form a team and join the fun! The start of the Hapalua is by The Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki and [...]
Beautiful, exotic orchids are the focus at this year’s annual Garden Island Orchid Society Spring Fantasy Show being held on April 13 and 14. The orchid show opens 12 noon – 7 p.m. on Friday April 13 and 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday April 14. It will be held in the United Church of [...]
- Contact Name: Allison Toma
- Contact Organization: Garden Island Orchid Society
The 10th Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival will be held on April 13-14, 2018, at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina Maui from 10 am to 8:30 pm, AND on April 15, 2018, at Queen Kaahumanu Center Kahului Maui from 12:00 – 5:00 pm. The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp will proceed the festival and be held [...]
- Contact Name: Alan Akaka
- Contact Organization: HIMELE
Creating "Nora," legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman took Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, "A Doll's House," and stripped it to the bare essentials. With only the central characters depicted, the psychological drama is intensified and exposes the heart of Ibsen's controversial play without mercy or [...]
- Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
- Contact Organization: UHM Department of Theatre + Dance
In this in-depth, hands-on workshop, students will learn special techniques regarding the cultivation and maintenance of wauke plants, the harvesting and processing of the fiber, proper tool design and use, and traditional practices for making cloth with skilled kapa makers, Lisa [...]
- Contact Name: [email protected]
- Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Hula Halau Kua O Ka La Public Charter School with Kumu Hula Kini Kawaa perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. [...]
- Contact Name: Anisha Clay
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center Gallery
Join us for a fun filled day in celebration of the Hawaiian Language with ono food, craft vendors, informational booths, lucky numbers, awesome silent auction items, demonstrations, and nahenahe entertainment. This is a free event for all! Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Lanikeha Center in Hoolehua [...]
- Contact Name: Pilahi Arce
- Contact Organization: Punana Leo O Molokai
The East Hawaii Cacao Association will be presenting this fun and informative free event to support and expand the growing and processing of cacao on Hawaii Island as well as the tourism focus for cacao farm tours and world class chocolate that is created here. Displays will show the complete [...]
- Contact Name: East Hawaii Cacao Association
- Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cacao Association
One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm Alii Drive in Kona's Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor "Made in Hawaii" marketplace that makes for a fun family-friendly day. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll too!
Celebrating its 9th year, Kokua Kailua [...]
- Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
- Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District