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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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Oct 27 2018
Citizen Cope
Oahu

Citizen Cope

Occurs between: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Citizen Cope will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. Doors open at 5:00pm & 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first served, no reserved seating. $10 minimum food or [...]

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  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Oct 28 2018
Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival: Naughty or Nice Pool Party
Oahu

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival: Naughty or Nice Pool Party

Occurs on: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Is that food angel on your shoulder always whispering in your ear to choose the salad over the cheeseburger? At our first POOL PARTY featuring a fabulous brunch, there is no decision to make—we have asked six multitalented chefs to create an indulgent, gluttonous, “naughty” dish and a [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lesa Griffith
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival
Oct 28 2018
Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival: Saks Fifth Avenue Presents Halekulani Culinary Masters Gala – A Tribute to Paul Bocuse
Oahu

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival: Saks Fifth Avenue Presents Halekulani Culinary Masters Gala – A Tribute to Paul Bocuse

Occurs on: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

In honor of Paul Bocuse—the celebrated, influential French chef who passed away in January—the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s annual Halekulani Culinary Masters Gala will pay tribute to his legacy. Appointed “chef of the century” by the Culinary Institute of America, Bocuse led the way [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lesa Griffith
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival
Oct 28 2018
Maui

Bone Thugs N Harmony

Occurs on: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are a hip-hop group from Cleveland, Ohio formed in 1991. The group originally consisted of two siblings, their half-brother, their cousin, and a lifelong friend who all took on the last name of ‘Bone’ to recognize the ‘bone-deep bond between them’ – Layzie Bone, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 29 2018
Pat Metheny
Oahu

Pat Metheny

Occurs between: Monday, October 29, 2018 - Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Pat Metheny will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Metheny’s body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces and even the robotic instruments of his Orchestrion [...]

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  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Oct 30 2018
Doug & Sandy McMaster
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Aloha Music

Occurs on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Oct 30 2018
Charlton Kupaa Hee with his ceramic vessel "Kanehekili"
Oahu

Meet the Artist: Charlton Kupa`a Hee

Occurs on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Summary

A graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Kupaʻa is a conservationist with the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources. He will speak about his ceramics work in this lunchtime presentation. First floor Multipurpose Room, No. 1 Capitol District Building. Parking across the street in the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Susan Hogan
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Nov 1 2018
Desiree Moana Cruz
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Voices

Occurs on: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Nov 2 2018
Oahu

First Friday Art Walk - Downtown - Chinatown (November)

Occurs on: Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Come join us for the most exciting event to hit downtown Honolulu on the first Friday of every month! Chinatown is the place to be if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment. Come to see [...]

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  • Contact Name: First Friday Hawaii
Nov 2 2018
Each year, Maui County’s largest products show, the annual Made in Maui County Festival, attracts thousands of visitors and residents to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului for two days of awesome shopping, food and fun.
Maui

Made In Maui County Festival (5th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 2, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

Maui County's largest products show, the annual Made in Maui County Festival, returns on November 2 and 3, 2018. Now in its fifth year, this popular event features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Maui County products, including food, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, furniture, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Linn Nishikawa
  • Contact Organization: Linn Nishikawa & Associates, Inc.