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.
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 Name: Anisha Clay
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
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 Name: Volunteer Program Coordinator
- Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden
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 Name: Volunteer Coordinator
- Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kalaheo, HI
Come out the National Tropical Botancial Garden South Shore Visitors Center and experience a traditional hula performance. Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala will perform a traditional Hula show highlighting the wahi pane, sacred places, of Kauai along with intriguing stories of the Hawaiian [...]
- Contact Name: Ann Nicol
- Contact Organization: Gilbert & Associates
Thursdays at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Weaving was a highly developed skill that Hawaiians used to make baskets, mats, jewelry and toys for the keiki. Learn how to make your very own keepsake to take home as a memory of your visit to Maui.
The Shops at Wailea is Maui's premier shopping and dining [...]
- Contact Name: Diana Whit
- Contact Organization: The Shops at Wailea
Santa's Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It's a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved "Trash to Treasure" Folk Art [...]
- Contact Name: Elizabeth Freeman
- Contact Organization: Kauai Festival of Lights
Richard Marx will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. He holds the honor of being one of a handful of artists who have had a number one hit in each of the past four decades. Doors open at 5:00pm & 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first served, no [...]
- Contact Name: Charisse
- Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Alsarah & the Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by the pentatonic scale, they blend a selection of Nubian 'songs of return' from the 1970s to today with original and traditional [...]
- Contact Name: Carin
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Sleigh bells, snowflakes and silver screen favorites are on the program for the 53rd annual Kauai Chorale Holiday Concert – Holidays on the Silver Screen. The Chorale is pleased to continue its more than 50-year tradition of ringing in the holiday season with a spectacular evening of chorale [...]
- Contact Name: Tessa McSwain
- Contact Organization: Kauai Chorale
Our 3rd annual Maui Jim Maui Classic, a Women’s NCAA Division I College Basketball Tournament will be held Dec 14th and 15th, 2018 at the Lahaina Civic Center and will be hosted by nationally ranked #8 Oregon State. Joining Oregon State will be Texas A&M ranked #11 in the nation, Eastern [...]
- Contact Name: Basketball Maui