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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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Jan 16 2019
Art with Aloha: "Talk Story" & Demo with Rose Pi'ilani Bailey - FREE
Maui

Art with Aloha: "Talk Story" & Demo with Rose Pi'ilani Bailey - FREE

Occurs on: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am
Summary

Stop by, "talk story," watch, and learn! Rose will demonstrate how to make a beautiful floral hairpiece! Hui No'eau's Art with Aloha Program is made possible with support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Born and raised on her grandparent's Kula farm, Rose Piilani Bailey is a hula [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
  • Contact Organization: Hui Noeau
Jan 17 2019
Erdman Maui 7's Invitational
Maui

Erdman Maui 7's Invitational

Occurs between: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Saturday, January 19, 2019
Summary

Join us on the Valley Isle for exciting rugby competition, college fair and meet college coaches! Maui Rugby Org will be hosting a College and University Fair as a part of Kahului Rugby Warrior's Erdman Maui 7's Invitational over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in January 2019! Come [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Vasitit Lolohea
  • Contact Organization: Maui Rugby
Jan 17 2019
Oahu

Joshua Radin

Occurs on: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Joshua Radin will be performing at the Blue Note Hawaii with one show nightly at 8:00 pm. Love and the complications surrounding it have long proven to be Joshua Radin's songwriting forte. Doors open at 6:00pm. Seating is first come first served, no reserved seating. $10 minimum food or beverage [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Clarine
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Jan 17 2019
Shipwreck’d on the Body Beautiful, or the Tats Dancing Man by Daniel A. Kelin, II
Oahu

Shipwreck’d on the Body Beautiful, or the Tats Dancing Man by Daniel A. Kelin, II

Occurs between: Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Summary

James F. O'Connell, America's first Tattooed Man, headlined P. T. Barnum's freak show, proudly displaying his head-to-foot tattoos. Shipwrecked on the Caroline Islands in the first half of the 19th century, O'Connell saved himself from death by performing Irish jigs-and so began the slow process [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Jan 18 2019
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Ahupuaa - Mountain to Sea
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Ahupuaa - Mountain to Sea

Occurs on: Friday, January 18, 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

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 20+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".This concert [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Jan 18 2019
Sister Nancy with Guidance Band
Oahu

Sister Nancy with Guidance Band

Occurs on: Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Sister Nancy will be performing with special guest Guidance Band at the Blue Note Hawaii with two shows nightly at 6:30 and 9:00pm. Sister Nancy is a Jamaican dancehall DJ and singer. She is known to the world as the first female dancehall DJ and was described as being a "dominating female voice [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Clarine
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Jan 18 2019
Slightly Stoopid
Maui

Slightly Stoopid

Occurs on: Friday, January 18, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Friday, January 18, 2019; Events Lawn; 6 pm, gates open at 5 pm Coming off their sold out U.S. amphitheater tour, San Diego's reggae rock fusion band Slightly Stoopid returns to Maui for their largest show yet, with special guests, Hawaii's own Rebel Souljahz and Fortunate Youth. [...]

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  • Contact Name: One Cameron Way
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jan 18 2019
Anjelah Johnson: More of Me Tour
Maui

Anjelah Johnson: More of Me Tour

Occurs on: Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes was born and raised in San Jose, California, and is of Mexican and Native American descent. She was a professional cheerleader, and after performing for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting. She became an [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jan 19 2019
Pacific Island Arts Festival (19th Annual)
Oahu

Pacific Island Arts Festival (19th Annual)

Occurs between: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The 19th annual Pacific Island Arts Festival held in Kapiolani Park offers our guests the opportunity to enjoy more than 75 Hawaii artists who display their work for sale. Admission is free, and we have weekend long demonstrations by artists, some of whom offer our guests the chance to create [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Nancy Calhoun
  • Contact Organization: Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance
Jan 19 2019
An Evening with Al Jardine
Oahu

An Evening with Al Jardine

Occurs between: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Sunday, January 20, 2019, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Al Jardine will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Alan (aka “Al”) Jardine, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys who were the rock 'n' roll voice of the West [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii