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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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May 31 2020
Prem Brosio headlines Jazz Maui's Sunday Jazz Concerts
Maui

Jazz Maui presents Sunday Jazz

Occurs between: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - Sunday, October 25, 2020, 10:00am - 11:00am
Summary

Jazz Maui presents free Sunday Jazz concerts featuring rising Maui star Prem Brosio and Friends every Sunday. A professional musician and music educator, Prem trained as a jazz guitarist in Switzerland and earned a Bachelor of Education degree in Music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Bryant Neal
  • Contact Organization: Jazz Maui
Jun 4 2020
(CANCELLED) Molokai Ka Hula Piko
Molokai

(CANCELLED) Molokai Ka Hula Piko

Occurs between: Thursday, June 4, 2020 - Saturday, June 6, 2020
Summary

Join Halau Hula O Kukunaokala and Hula Halau O Molokai for a free 3-day festival honoring Molokai as the birthplace of hula. The first day will take you to an on-site excursion to Kaana, the birthplace of the hula. The following evening will be a talk story session with guest kumu hula and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Uakea Weisbarth-Tafaoimalo
  • Contact Organization: Halau Hula O Kukunaokalā
Jun 6 2020
Beethoven Rachs!
Oahu

Beethoven Rachs!

Occurs between: Saturday, June 6, 2020 - Sunday, June 7, 2020, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Naoto Otomo, conductor

William Wolfram, piano

The season comes to a close in grand style with Naoto Otomo conducting Rachmaninoff's romantic and evocative Symphony No. 2 and William Wolfram performing Beethoven's majestic Emperor Concerto. This season finale will leave [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: HSO Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Jun 8 2020
Kauai

(CANCELLED) King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea in Lihue

Occurs on: Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea in Lihue Kamehameha Day Hoolaulea Part of a week long celebration of King Kamehameha. The King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea is one of several events occurring throughout the state. Various events include Lei Draping ceremonies at different King [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Amy Hammond
  • Contact Organization: Special Events Hawaii
Jun 8 2020
Kauai

King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea in Lihue

Occurs on: Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea in Lihue Kamehameha Day Hoolaulea Part of a week long celebration of King Kamehameha. The King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea is one of several events occurring throughout the state. Various events include Lei Draping ceremonies at different King [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Amy Hammond
  • Contact Organization: Special Events Hawaii
Jun 10 2020
Cinema In The Park - TOP GUN
Oahu

Cinema In The Park - TOP GUN

Occurs on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Summary

The Hawaii International Film Festival and Ward Village / Howard Hugs proudly co-present Cinema in the Park, our FREE monthly screening series at Victoria Ward Park. Since 2014, HIFF and Ward Village have been bringing top notch films, special guests, and fun activities to the Honolulu community [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gianni Minga
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Jun 10 2020
Cinema in the Park
Oahu

Cinema In The Park

Occurs between: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Summary

Since 2014, HIFF and Ward Village have been bringing top notch films, special guests, and fun activities to the Honolulu community with this amazing program. CINEMA IN THE PARK will be held the second WEDNESDAY of each month at Victoria Ward Park, 1020 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. Free tickets [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gianni Minga
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Jun 11 2020
Hawaii

(CANCELLED) Hilo King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea in Hilo, Hawaii. Hilo Festival King Kamehameha Hoolaulea. Part of a week long celebration of King Kamehameha. The Hoolaulea in Hilo is one of several events occurring throughout the state to commemorate and celebrate King Kamehameha. What: King Kamehameha [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Amy Hammond
  • Contact Organization: Special Events Hawaii
Jun 12 2020
Performing Arts Showcase
Oahu

(CANCELED) Pan-Pacific Festival

Occurs between: Friday, June 12, 2020 - Sunday, June 14, 2020, 10:00am - 9:30pm
Summary

The 41st annual Pan-Pacific Festival celebrates culture, traditions, and family fun! The Festival takes place June 12-14, 2020 in beautiful Waikīkī and is expected to draw 100,000 attendees from Hawaii and around the world. The Festival kicks off Friday with a Hoolaulea that features a little [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sally
  • Contact Organization: Pan-Pacific Festival
Jun 12 2020
Paw Patrol Live!
Maui

Paw Patrol Live!

Occurs between: Friday, June 12, 2020 - Sunday, June 14, 2020, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Paw Patrol Live! Friday, June 12, 2020; 6:00 pm Saturday, June 13, 2020; 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm Sunday, June 14, 2020; 10:00 am, 2:00 pm All shows in Castle Theater X barks the spot in PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”! It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center A&B Amphitheater