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.
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
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 Name: Lei-Ann Field
- Contact Organization: Anthology
Since 1995, The Nature Conservancy has sponsored Molokai Earth Day. The purpose of the event is to educate residents and visitors about the part they can play in preserving our natural and cultural resources. The event will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai. [...]
- Contact Name: Information
- Contact Organization: The Nature Conservancy
The 10th annual Kau Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a host of events on various dates from April 21-May 6. Fun culminates May 5-6 at the Pahala Community Center with a java-jumpin' hoolaulea'a on Saturday and the Kau Coffee College educational series on Sunday. Supported [...]
- Contact Name: Chris Manfredi
- Contact Organization: Kau Coffee Festival
The 26th Annual East Maui Taro Festival will take place on Saturday, April 21st at the Hana Ballpark from 9 am – 5 pm. Admission is free. The event focuses on Kalo/Taro as a staple food of the Hawaiian diet, as well as being the symbolic "Elder Brother" of Native Hawaiians. The Festival [...]
- Contact Name: Judy Kinser
- Contact Organization: East Maui Taro Festival
This year we're celebrating 10 years of free Hawaiian music concerts in Lahaina! Get ready to relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert on the last Thursday of each month. You will enjoy the [...]
- Contact Name: Theo Morrison
- Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Internationally renowned American conductor, Leonard Slatkin takes us on a melodious adventure through the musical genius of John Williams' greatest hits.
Be transported beyond your imagination with orchestral favorites such as The Theme from Star Wars, Indiana Jones and E.T. the [...]
- Contact Name: [email protected]
- Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
"Talk Story" and Demo with Kumulaau Sing Jr. & May Haunani Balino-Sing – FREE!
Friday, April 27 / 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Kumulaau & Haunani will talk about the origin of kites in Polynesia, biomimicry, and how kite designs were inspired from nature. Together, we may even string up some [...]
- Contact Name: Lana Coryell
- Contact Organization: Hui No'eau