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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 15 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program - Master Lei Maker, Randy Lee

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Come join Master lei maker, Randy Lee, on the front porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery.  Watch and learn as Randy Lee passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian Lei.  Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion the most gorgeous of leis.  This hands-on workshop [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Oct 15 2018
Improv Basics 101A (No Experience Needed)
Oahu

Improv Basics 101A (No Experience Needed)

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Trying improv for the first time or just getting back into the swing of things? This intro level set of classes are designed to give you the basic tools of improv comedy. Our classes have been organized in 3 different "sub levels" to best suit most schedules.

All classes are 2 hours long. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Team ImprovHI
  • Contact Organization: ImprovHI
Oct 15 2018
Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i exhibition
Oahu

Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i Exhibition

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Sunday, February 24, 2019, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibit to honor the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese plantation workers to Hawai‘i – known as the gannenmono. Drawing from Bishop Museum’s rich plantation-era collections, Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Claudette Springer
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Oct 15 2018
Agroforestry Team Work Day
Kauai

Volunteer with Breadfruit Agroforestry Project (Tropical Food Forest)

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Saturday, December 29, 2018, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

The Breadfruit Institute at National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking agroforestry volunteers to help with a new, global model in sustainable and regenerative agriculture at the Breadfruit Research Orchard in McBryde Garden on Kauai.

Become a volunteer and be a part of this exciting [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden
Oct 15 2018
Volunteers after a breadfruit harvest
Kauai

Tropical Horticulture Garden Work Day

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

The National Tropical Botanical Garden on the South Shore of Kauai is seeking environmental & conservation-minded volunteers to aid in the care and maintenance of our unique living collections.

We offer service options for visiting volunteers in McBryde Garden, which is a veritable [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Volunteer Coordinator
  • Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kalaheo, HI
Oct 15 2018
Oahu

Aloun Farm Pumpkin Patch Festival 2018

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Summary

It's pumpkin season again and we're gearing up Aloun Farms' 18th Annual Pumpkin Festival! We're just days away! We are very excited to share the reasons why you should attend this year's festivities!

Reason #1: Outdoor and Family-Fun for Everyone! Bring the entire FamBam to enjoy a [...]

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  • Contact Name: Aloun Farms
  • Contact Organization: Aloun Farms
Oct 15 2018
Hawaii

Wilhelmina’s Tea

Occurs on: Monday, October 15, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Join Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins for a private museum tour followed by Tea and delectables on the Ocean Lanai of Hulihe'e Palace. the Tea parties are held one a month and all proceeds from the Tea Party are used for children admission fees to the Palace and educational grants to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anita okimoto
  • Contact Organization: Daughters of Hawaii
Oct 15 2018
Living Goddess Kumari
Oahu

EWC Exhibition Gala Opening: "Capturing a Legacy: Four Generations of Nepalese Photographers"

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Capturing a Legacy: Four Generations of Nepalese Photographers tells the story of the legacy of the Chitrakar family as artists and visual documentarians. Nepal has witnessed dramatic political and cultural changes and this photographic exhibition captures key moments in Nepal’s history through [...]

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  • Contact Name: Eric Chang
  • Contact Organization: East-West Center Arts Program
Oct 15 2018
Also Here: Representing Who's Brown, Queer and Also Here
Oahu

Also Here: Representing Who's Brown, Queer and Also Here

Occurs between: Monday, October 15, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

LGBTQI+ is not a monolithic group; it encompasses people of different gender identities, ethnic backgrounds, belief systems, life experiences, and presentations. We are also often made to feel left out of both consideration and conversation within media, institutional programming, healthcare, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sean Barret
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Pride / Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation
Oct 15 2018
Oahu

Hapa Haole Swing Night Featuring Mahi'ai Kekumu with Mike Lewis & Friends

Occurs on: Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Mahi'ai Kekumu will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. He can sing in four different languages, and has recorded as a soloist on the “Na Leo Hone“ album with the Hawaii youth opera chorus. Doors open at 5:00pm & 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii