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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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May 19 2018
Loke Kamanu and her 'ohana
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Na Mea Hula Demonstrations

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Summary

Held in conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances, join our Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ohana on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you "Na Mea Hula" (all things hula).  Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
May 20 2018
Hawaii

Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest (3rd Annual)

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Summary

The Third Annual Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest in Honokaa will feature an all-day line-up of entertainment, educational presentations, kid's activities, a silent auction and a 45-vendor farmers' market, featuring locally grown products, delicious food and arts and crafts.

Hāmākua [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lori Beach
  • Contact Organization: Hamakua Harvest, Inc.
May 20 2018
Hawaii

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

Occurs on:
Sunday, May 20, 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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
  • Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District
May 27 2018
Kauai

The Banana Poka RoundUp

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Summary

The Banana Poka RoundUp, Kauai's lively forest education fair, is set for Memorial Day Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Kokee State Park. Sponsored by Hui o Laka, this family friendly event features Hawaiian music, Basket making, children's games, Crowing contest, forest crafts and hands-on exhibits from [...]

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  • Contact Name: Michelle Hookano
  • Contact Organization: Hui o Laka
May 29 2018
Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakaʻi
Molokai

Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakai (Journey) 2018

Occurs between:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Summary

Are you looking for that genuine Aloha - unconditional love? Do you feel the call of the island of Molokai with its ancient culture and traditions? Do you love to dance hula, the Hawaiian dance and to know and see where the dances come [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki
Jun 2 2018
Oahu

Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii

Occurs between:
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Sunday, June 3, 2018
Summary

Each year, thousands of visitors visit Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on Ford Island to see some of the nation’s best remote control aircraft pilots perform aerial stunts and dog fights with giant scale warbirds, jets, and helicopters. There’s also a candy drop, activity zone and ‘snow [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anne Murata
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Jun 7 2018
Desiree Moana Cruz
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Voices

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Summary

Hula Voices presents an engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to Kumu Hula, long time Humana (student) and artisans whose live and breathe Hula. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Jun 9 2018
Ke Kula Mele Hawaii - Alan Akaka's School of Hawaiian Music
Oahu

Ke Kula Mele Summer Concert at Windward Mall

Occurs on:
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Summary

Enjoy the music of Ke Kula Mele - School of Hawaiian music under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka. Students will perform songs with the theme Wahi Pana – Famous Places, on steel guitar, ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian style bass for this Summer Concert, Sat. June 9, 2018, at 11 AM at Windward [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: Ke Kula Mele Hawaii
Jun 9 2018
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
Oahu

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall

Occurs on:
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Summary

The 2018 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall, Kaneohe, HI, will be held on June 9, 2018 from 1-6 PM. This festival provides a community friendly venue with lots of free parking and merchant facilities. Featured are Hawaii’s top steel guitar masters, as well as Ke Kula Mele’s Next [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: HIMELE
Jun 10 2018
Inaugural World Oceans Day Celebration at Ko Olina
Oahu

World Oceans Day Celebration at Ko Olina (2nd Annual)

Occurs on:
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Summary

Hawaii Tourism Authority in partnership with NOAA, Ko Olina Resort Association, Hawaii Gas and other community partners are hosting its 2nd Annual World Oceans Day Celebration on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The free festivities will coincide with global World Oceans Day Celebrations and include [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Naomi McIntosh
  • Contact Organization: NOAA PMNM