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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 6 2019
Jhola Movie Poster
Oahu

"Jhola"

Occurs on: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Summary

Film Description: Nepalese film about Sati culture prevalent until the 1920s in which the wife had to immolate herself upon her husband's death, typically on his funeral pyre. 2014, 90 minutes. This event will be held in connection with the East-West Center Gallery exhibition titled, "Capturing a [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center
Jan 8 2019
Doug  & Sandy McMaster
Kauai

Heart of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Jan 12 2019
Classical Mystery Tour
Oahu

Classical Mystery Tour

Occurs between: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - Sunday, January 13, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. Imagine The Beatles playing in concert with a symphony orchestra! Hear Penny Lane with a live trumpet section; experience the beauty of Yesterday with an acoustic guitar and string quartet; enjoy the rock/classical blend on the hard edged [...]

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  • Contact Name: Heather Arias de Cordoba
  • Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Jan 12 2019
Blayne Asing
Maui

Blayne Asing

Occurs on: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Blayne Asing (Kahulu) Saturday, January 12, 2019; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, singer/songwriter Blayne Asing began playing ʻukulele at age eight. Although he grew up loving the music of popular Hawai’i artists, his own music is heavily influenced by [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jan 13 2019
Broadway Pops featuring Scarlett Strallen &Hugh Panaro
Maui

Broadway Pops featuring Scarlett Strallen &Hugh Panaro

Occurs on: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Broadway Pops featuring Scarlett Strallen &Hugh Panaro Sunday, January 13, 2019; Castle Theater; 3:00 pm Maui Pops Orchestra's annual sell-out Broadway Pops concert features the vocal talents of Scarlett Strallen & Hugh Panaro. “Hollywood to Broadway” will include songs from My Fair Lady, The [...]

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  • Contact Name: One Cameron Way
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jan 15 2019
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Poina 'Ole - Never to be Forgotten
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Poina 'Ole - Never to be Forgotten

Occurs on: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Vasitit Lolohea
  • Contact Organization: Maui Rugby
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
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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center