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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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Sep 21 2018
Sea Turtle Serenade
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert -Sea Turtle Serenade

Occurs on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 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 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Sep 21 2018
Waimea Valley Moon Walk and Dinner Buffet
Oahu

Waimea Valley Moon Walk and Dinner Buffet

Occurs on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Waimea Valley’s Moon Walk is back for its 35th year. On the full moon come down to Waimea Valley after dark to experience it like never before. For these special nights the Proud Peacock will reopen with a dinner buffet of fresh local ingredients by Ke Nui Kitchen. Dinner buffet is from 6pm to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Office Manager
  • Contact Organization: Hi'ipaka LLC
Sep 21 2018
Festivals Of Aloha - Aloha Friday
Maui

Festivals Of Aloha - Aloha Friday

Occurs on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Wind down your week with a heart warming Hawaiian event, at the piko (center) of Maui, Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center. Free to the public, come enjoy and evening of Hawaiian music, hula and more!

The annual Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style honors our Hawaiian heritage with royal [...]

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  • Contact Name: Daryl Fujiwara
  • Contact Organization: Festivals Of Aloha
Sep 21 2018
`Ohina at the Hawaii Theatre
Maui

Ohina Short Film Showcase-Maui

Occurs on: Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

It's Ohina very first time on Maui!  Join us at the McCoy Theater at the MACC for an evening of incredible independent films from Hawaii.  Since 1999, the `Ohina Short Film Showcase is Hawaii's largest annual short film festival dedicated to gathering and presenting original works by students, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gerard Elmore
  • Contact Organization: Ohina LLC
Sep 22 2018
Artfest
Oahu

Waikiki Artfest

Occurs between: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Our Waikiki Artfest is located in Kapiolani Park at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. We host approximately 60 fine artists and Made in Hawaii handcraft artisans who create and display their own artwork for sale. We have casual entertainment shave ice, and great food for our guests.  Artwork [...]

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  • Contact Name: Nancy Calhoun
  • Contact Organization: Handcrafters and Artisans Alliance
Sep 22 2018
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Hawaii

O Kau Kakou 5th Annual Kau Coffee Trail Run 2018

Occurs on: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The 5th Annual Kau Coffee Trail Run    Race Date: September 22, 2018     Registration starts May 1st     Race Start Time: 7:00am    Register online at: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145        Sponsored by: Kau Coffee Mill, County of Hawaii, State of Hawaii, Edmond C. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Nadine Ebert
  • Contact Organization: ‘O Ka’ū Kakou
Sep 22 2018
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Hawaii

One Lucid Dream; A Retrospective of Art Work by Ken Charon

Occurs between: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Big Island artist, Ken Charon began his career 40 years ago with an artistic expedition from his home in Paris, France to the Seychelle Islands in 1978. In 1984 he came to Hawaii Island and established his home and studio, the Art Farm, in the rainforest near Kurtistown. Since then, Ken has been a [...]

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  • Contact Name: Emily Weiss
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Sep 22 2018
Living History Day
Oahu

Living History Day

Occurs on: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

Living History Day 2018 When: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9 am – 4:30 pm In affiliation with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor will bring America’s history during World War II to life at its annual Living History Day. The Museum Day Live! ticket [...]

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  • Contact Name: Alex Skees
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Sep 22 2018
Sep 23 2018
Na Wahine O Ke Kai - End Of Race In Waikiki (40th Anniversary)
Oahu

Na Wahine O Ke Kai - End Of Race In Waikiki (40th Anniversary)

Occurs on: Sunday, September 23, 2018, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai, to Waikiki Beach, Oahu (41 miles)

Race Time: Race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Race Day  Sunday, September 23, 2018: Pule: 7:00 a.m. Race start: 8:00 a.m. Finish Time: Approximately 1:00 p.m. 

1st Finishers, at Waikiki Beach Event Ceremonies: 12:00 [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Na Wahine O Ke Kai