Events and Festivals
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The Festive Islands of AlohaDive 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.
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.
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.
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 Name: Anisha Clay
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
The 2018 Mele Series at Hawaiian Mission Houses takes a musical journey to four islands: Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai throughout the year. May 19 will be dedicated to Songs of Oahu, sharing the music, hula, and tales of the gathering [...]
- Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses
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.
- Contact Name: Lori Beach
- Contact Organization: Hamakua Harvest, Inc.
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
- Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District
Pre-statehood Honolulu, 1956: despite recently unionizing, Alex and his three best friends desperately struggle to provide for their families. Joined by a mainlander, the four local men decide to violently pressure their company's boss to meet the union's demands. When money is always the bottom [...]
- Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
- Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theartre
West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy Presents the Fairy Tale of all Fairy Tales, Cinderella Ballet, for one performance only, Saturday, May 26, 2018, 5pm at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. Over seventy talented dancers from Hawaii Island and Maui, guest professional dancers, stunning costumes and [...]
- Contact Name: Virginia Holte
- Contact Organization: West Hawaii Dance Theatre
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Michelle Hookano
- Contact Organization: Hui o Laka
The Annual Hula Girl Festival invites na halau and hula companies from all over the world to Waikiki to celebrate hula and the people who make hula happen. The four day festival features live performances with Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers at the Waikiki Beach Walk and throughout the area [...]
- Contact Name: Johnny Kai
- Contact Organization: Hula Girl Festival
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki
- Contact Organization: Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki
This year we're celebrating 10 years of free Hawaiian music concerts in Lahaina! Get ready to relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert on the last Thursday of each month. You will enjoy the [...]
- Contact Name: Theo Morrison
- Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation