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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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Jul 9 2018
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
Oahu

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

Occurs between: Monday, July 9, 2018 - Saturday, July 14, 2018, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Summary

The Waikiki Steel Guitar Week, incorporating the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival, is a week-long event celebrating Hawaiian music and the Hawaiian steel guitar. The annual event is held at the Royal Hawaiian Center's Royal Grove stage during mid-July, immediately preceding the annual Ukulele [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: HIMELE
Jul 13 2018
Paw Patrol Live!
Maui

Paw Patrol Live!

Occurs on: Friday, July 13, 2018, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Friday, July 13, 2018; 6:00 pm Saturday, July 14, 2018; 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm Sunday, July 15, 2018; 10:00 am, 2:00 pm All shows in Castle Theater

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jul 13 2018
Obon Dance & Festival - West Kauai Hongwanji Mission - Waimea Temple
Kauai

Obon Dance & Festival - West Kauai Hongwanji Mission - Waimea Temple

Occurs between: Friday, July 13, 2018 - Saturday, July 14, 2018, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Experience this island celebration of the Obon Festival, brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants that have evolved into a social and cultural event. The Obon honors ancestors that have passed on with dances and festivals across the island that are held throughout the summer.West Kauai [...]

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  • Contact Name: West Kauai Hongwanji Mission: Waimea Temple
  • Contact Organization: West Kauai Hongwanji Mission: Waimea Temple
Jul 14 2018
Maui2Molokai.com
Molokai

Maui SUP Cup 2018

Occurs between: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

The Maui SUP Cup is a world-renowned event that attracts competitive elite stand-up paddling athletes both men and women, their families, and spectators from around the globe. Locals, as well as visitors participate in two events, July 14th 9th Annual Maui2Molokai (M2M) Regional World Tour [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Rodney Kilborn
  • Contact Organization: Pailolo SUP Sports
Jul 14 2018
Kulolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino
Maui

Kulolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino

Occurs on: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Saturday, July 14, from 9 AM to 12 PM: Kulolo Workshop with Namea Hoshino. Kulolo is a Hawaiian dessert staple made from freshly steamed kalo (taro), coconut milk, sugar, and little else. MNBG Kalo Varieties Manager, Namea Hoshino, will teach participants to make kulolo three different ways! Cost: [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Whit Germano
  • Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Jul 14 2018
Iao Valley 10K & 5K
Maui

Iao Valley 10K & 5K

Occurs on: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

Where: Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot off Vineyard Street Distance: 10k, elevation is 780 feet gain and descent 5k, elevation is 300 feet gain and descent Course Description 10K : Starting at the Wailuku Municipal parking lot, runners follow Vineyard Street to Main Street up to the scenic Iao Valley [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
Jul 15 2018
Ukulele Festival Hawaii brings together more than 10,000 people every year to celebrate the icon of aloha.
Oahu

Ukulele Festival Hawaii

Occurs on: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Summary

The ‘ukulele, an icon of aloha and Hawai‘i’s most celebrated instrument, will bring together more than 10,000 people including masterful musicians at America’s largest ‘ukulele festival this year. The 48th Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii is set for Sunday, July 15, 2018 in world-famous [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ukulele Festival Hawaii
  • Contact Organization: Ukulele Festival Hawaii
Jul 15 2018
Asian antiques and more at Hawaii All-Collectors Show
Oahu

Hawaii All-Collectors Show

Occurs on: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 10:30am - 5:30am
Summary

Hawaii All-Collectors Show is Hawaii's largest annual all collectibles and antiques show and sale. The show features 180 booths and the biggest selection of vintage and antique Hawaiiana under one roof. Vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, Mainland U.S. and Japan will offer everything for sale from [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ilene Wong
  • Contact Organization: Ilene & Wayne Productions Inc
Jul 16 2018
The Youth Arts Series: Summer 2018
Hawaii

The Youth Arts Series: Summer 2018

Occurs between: Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:00am - 12:30pm
Summary

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM- 12:00 Noon Drop off period: 7:30 AM- 7:55 AM Pick up period: 12:00 PM- 12:30 PM Ages 7-12 Week 1: July 16th- 20th Week 2: July 23rd- 27th Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 5th, 4:00 PM Tuition: $125 Non EHCC Member $105 EHCC Member (15% discount) -Per student, per week [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Jul 17 2018
Explorers Club
Oahu

Explorers Club

Occurs between: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

STEM camp for grades 3-5, featuring hands-on activities that promote collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Program cost is $240 ($210 for Museum members), and covers lunches, snacks, t-shirt, and all materials. Free add-on Family Membership for those who register at the non-member [...]

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  • Contact Name: Shauna Tonkin
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor