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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 7 2018
March of Dimes
Kauai

March For Babies March Of Dimes Kauai 2018

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Juno-Ann Apalla
Apr 8 2018
Apr 13 2018
Kauai

Spring Fantasy Orchid Show

Occurs between:
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Saturday, April 14, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Allison Toma
  • Contact Organization: Garden Island Orchid Society
Apr 13 2018
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Maui

Maui Steel Guitar Festival (10th Annual)

Occurs between:
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Sunday, April 15, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: HIMELE
Apr 13 2018
Nora at the Kennedy Theatre
Oahu

Nora

Occurs between:
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UHM Department of Theatre + Dance
Apr 14 2018
Maui

Kapa Making with Lisa & Lei

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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Apr 14 2018
Kumu Hula Kini Kawa'a
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Summary

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. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center Gallery
Apr 14 2018
Molokai

Punana Leo O Molokai Hoomau

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Pilahi Arce
  • Contact Organization: Punana Leo O Molokai
Apr 14 2018
Cacao & Chocolate Festival
Hawaii

Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival (1st Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: East Hawaii Cacao Association
  • Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cacao Association
Apr 15 2018
Hawaii

Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village (9th Annual) - April

Occurs on:
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
  • Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District