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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, 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 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 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 Festivals

Events 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.

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Mar 1 2018
Oahu

Manoa Valley Theatre Presents - Fun Home

Occurs between:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
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Fun Home

From the 2015 Broadway season

A musical comic drama by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori and Alison Bechdel

A Hawaii premiere

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic artist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Manoa Valley Theatre
Mar 2 2018
Oahu

Kawai Kon 2018

Occurs between:
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Sunday, March 4, 2018
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At Kawaii Kon, you can experience interviews & autograph sessions with Japanese & American voice actors and artists, informational panels hosted by community leaders and guests, Japanese animation screenings, access to the convention gaming rooms, Artist Alley, Dealers’ Room, and much more! As [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kawai Kon
  • Contact Organization: Kawai Kon
Mar 3 2018
Maui

Brian Regan

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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Saturday, March 3, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brian Regan is the unique comedian whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business. Setting a comedic standard of excellence that others [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 3 2018
Maui

Masters of the Currents

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
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Saturday, March 3, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm Many of Hawaii's most recent newcomers come from Micronesia, a sub-region of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Many have fled their island nations due to environmental and economic pressures. Their [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 11 2018
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Oahu

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018

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Sunday, March 11, 2018
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EKIDEN is a long distance road relay race that uses a sash instead of the more familiar baton in the track and field. The sash represents your team spirit which the runner hand off to the next runner at the end of each leg which makes the event an unique team building fun run event for all ages! If [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ayumi Sakamoto
  • Contact Organization: JTB Hawaii Inc.
Mar 14 2018
Spring Footholds Dance Concert at the Kennedy Theatre's Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
Oahu

Spring Footholds Dance Concert

Occurs between:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The second of two UHM Department of Theatre + Dance "Footholds" 2017/2018 dance concerts, "Spring Footholds" showcases the culmination of years of study and sweat. It features exemplary undergraduate student choreography as well as graduating MFA students' thesis works in a variety of dance [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UHM Department of Theatre + Dance
Mar 16 2018
Ukulele Ohana Molokai March 16-20, 2018
Molokai

Ukulele Ohana Molokai

Occurs between:
Friday, March 16, 2018
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Spend five intimate days on Molokai experiencing the roots that have inspired generations of Hawaiian music. Your Ohana Ukulele embrace will teach you Old Style Hawaiian music and lifestyle. The people and culture of Molokai will empower you to become personally involved with your Ukulele music [...]

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  • Contact Name: Melany Berry
  • Contact Organization: Full Heart Productions
Mar 16 2018
Ukulele Ohana Molokai March 16-20, 2018
Molokai

Ukulele Ohana Molokai

Occurs on:
Friday, March 16, 2018
Summary

Spend five intimate days on the Spirit Isle experiencing the roots that have inspired generations of Hawaiian music. Your Ohana Ukulele embrace will teach you Old Style Hawaiian music and lifestyle. The people and culture of Molokai will empower you to become personally involved with your [...]

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  • Contact Name: Melany Berry
  • Contact Organization: Full Heart Productions
Mar 17 2018
Oahu

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Alii

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Summary

The 2nd Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i located at 1-1024 Kuipuakukui St in Kapolei, Oahu, will be held on March 17, 2018 from 5-9 PM. This year's program will feature your favorite Hawaiian Steel Guitar masters, each presenting their own program of traditional and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: HIMELE
Mar 18 2018
Mid Century Mod Print at Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Show
Oahu

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show & Sale Spring!

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Summary

The three times yearly Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Shop ninety three tables with vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, and Mainland U.S. This is Hawaii's only strictly vintage show with no [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ilene Wong
  • Contact Organization: Ilene & Wayne Productions Inc