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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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Aug 18 2018
Aug 18 2018
Maui Calls 2018: In Celebration of Hula
Maui

Maui Calls 2018: In Celebration of Hula

Occurs on: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Saturday, August 18, 2018; Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maui Arts & Cultural Center's signature fundraising gala begins with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade. Guests mix and mingle as they sample delectable creations by chefs from [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Aug 18 2018
Kumu Hula Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Na Mea Hula Demonstrations

Occurs on: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Held in conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances, join Kumu hula Kaho`Hokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula). Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Aug 19 2018
Photo by Gayle Goodman
Oahu

Film: “Turn Left at the End of the World”

Occurs on: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Summary

Film: "Turn Left at the End of the World" (108 minutes) Hebrew with English subtitles. The film takes place in a small Israeli development town in 1968 and narrates the struggle of Moroccan and Indian immigrants, focusing on the relationship between two girls. This event will be held in [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center Arts Program
Aug 19 2018
Happy Crowd At The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Oahu

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Waikiki Style" (36th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Festival to feature some of the top artists in the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Genre performing for 6 solid hours on the beautiful grounds of the Waikiki Aquarium. Festival will also feature local arts and crafts, snacks, soft drinks and other favorite local foods. A minimum of 15 artists will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-ho'alu Foundation
Aug 20 2018
Augie Rey
Oahu

Augie Rey

Occurs on: Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Augie Rey will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Augie plays keyboards, congas & timbales, and also sings, combining styles such as latin jazz, soul, and funk within his sets. Doors open at 5:00pm and 8:30pm [...]

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  • Contact Name: Shaun
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Aug 21 2018
Oahu

Willie K

Occurs on: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Willie K will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Willie K is a Maui based performer whose performances span genres and age, playing anything from blues, to jazz, to traditional Hawaiian music. Doors open at 5:00pm and 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first [...]

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  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Aug 23 2018
Greta Van Fleet
Maui

Greta Van Fleet

Occurs on: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Thursday, August 23, 2018; Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard; 7:30 pm, gates at 6:00

Greta Van Fleet consists of four young musicians, all 21 years old or younger, and all from the tiny Michigan hamlet of Frankenmuth, known for its family-style chicken dinners and the world's largest [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Aug 23 2018
Oahu

Ron Artis II

Occurs on: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Ron Artis II will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30 & 9 PM. To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his style ranging from rock, blues, jazz to rap, R&B and soul, the young musician has made his mark on the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Malik
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Aug 24 2018
The Merwin Conservancy presents Susan Middleton in the Green Room
Maui

The Merwin Conservancy presents Susan Middleton in the Green Room

Occurs on: Friday, August 24, 2018, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Friday, August 24, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm

In this special Green Room presentation from the Merwin Conservancy, artist and author Susan Middleton will share portraits of rare Hawaiian flora and fauna, highlighting W.S. Merwin's eloquent foreword to the book, "Remains of a [...]

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