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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, fire dancers, 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 Molokai's Festivals of Aloha (October) 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 Oahu (October and November) 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.

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Sep 22 2017
Maui

Festivals Of Aloha - Aloha Friday

Occurs on:
Friday, September 22, 2017
Summary

Wind down your week with a heart warming Hawaiian event, at the piko (center) of Maui, Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center. Free to the public, come enjoy and evening of Hawaiian music, hula and more!

The annual Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style honors our Hawaiian heritage with royal [...]

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  • Contact Name: Daryl Fujiwara
  • Contact Organization: Festivals Of Aloha
Sep 22 2017
The Spitfire Grill at Kennedy Theatre
Oahu

The Spitfire Grill

Occurs between:
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Summary

In the Hawaii state premiere of this new musical, a recently released parolee makes her way to Gilead, Wisconsin to start a new life, inspired by a page from an old travel book. Both the town and Hannah's Spitfire Grill, where she works, have seen better days – when hope was alive and the town [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UH Manoa Department of Theatre + Dance
Sep 23 2017
Hawaii

The Magic & Comedy of Jason Andrews

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Summary

Join World Champion Magician Jason Andrews for an evening of magic & comedy that will have the whole family wondering "how did he do it?!". Direct from Las Vegas with more than 25 international awards, Jason Andrews has appeared on hit television shows such as Masters of Illusion, Penn & [...]

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  • Contact Name: Teddy Foyle
  • Contact Organization: PT Media LLC
Sep 23 2017
Oahu

Day At Queen Emma Summer Place (41st Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Summary

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for food, fun and entertainment with the family! This year's entertainment line-up features Hawaiian music and hula performances with emcees Kimo and Leilani Kahoano. Listen to the lovely sounds of the Royal Hawaiian Band, Punahou [...]

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  • Contact Name: Daughters of Hawaii
  • Contact Organization: Daughters of Hawaii
Sep 23 2017
Oahu

Aloha Festivals Waikiki Hoolaulea

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Summary

The 2017 Aloha Festivals celebrates the love for Hawaii's children and future with He Lei Aloha Ke Keiki - Children Are Our Garland of Love.” Throughout olelo noeau (Hawaiian proverbs) there are poetic references to children as pua (flower) and lei (garland) for their promise and need for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Aloh Festivals
Sep 23 2017
Guests speaking with a Cornelia Fort reenactor at Living History Day
Hawaii

Living History Day

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Summary

In partnership with Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!, visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket will receive free admission (up to two visitors) to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Event will feature activities relating to the role of film and photography during WWII, including a [...]

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  • Contact Name: Alex Skees
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
Sep 23 2017
 St. John's Kula Festival
Maui

St. John's Kula Festival

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Summary

St. John's Kula Festival will be held Sept. 23, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at 8992 Kula Highway. This is an upcountry tradition that local families look forward to every year. Besides lovely Keokea with the bicoastal views there will be live entertainment all day long including: Kanekoa, recent [...]

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  • Contact Name: Marilynn Hirashima
  • Contact Organization: St. John's Episcopal Church
Sep 23 2017
Oahu

Hawaii's Woodshow Celebrates Twenty-five Years

Occurs between:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Sunday, October 8, 2017
Summary

Hawaii's Woodshow, a premier exhibit celebrating the art of woodworking and the positive role of forests in Hawaii, returns to the Honolulu Museum of Art Gallery School at Linekona for its silver anniversary September 23 through October 8, 2017. Hawaii's Woodshow, produced by Hawaii Forest [...]

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  • Contact Name: Andy Cole
Sep 23 2017
Ko Olina Resort invites guests, families and friends to celebrate the 4th Annual Ko Olina Childrenâ€
Oahu

Ko Olina Children's Festival (4th Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Summary

The Ko Olina Children's Festival is a benefit for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children (KMCWC). KMCWC, an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, is the state of Hawai‘i's largest health care provider and leader in the care of women, infants and children. Following the Festival's yearly [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sweetie Nelson
  • Contact Organization: Ko Olina Resort
Sep 23 2017
Oahu

Oktoberfest at Turtle Bay Resort

Occurs on:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Summary

OKTOBERFEST AT TURTLE BAY RESORT, SEPT. 23 Turtle Bay Resort will be hosting its first Oktoberfest festival on Sept. 23 at Kuilima Point, with live German music, German food, handcrafted beer and a stein-hoisting contest. And, of course, there will be the Chicken Dance. The beer lineup will include [...]

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  • Contact Name: Oktoberfest