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.
Accession, sponsored by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), invites you to engage with a selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection of the SFCA in the Diamond Head gallery of the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM). This exhibit features 33 works by [...]
- Contact Name: Scott Young
- Contact Organization: Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
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Evolution of Hawaiian Health on Maui
Free Community Events at Hale Hoikeike at the Bailey House
The Maui Historical Society is inviting the public to attend a series of Wellness Presentations at Hale Hoʻikeʻke at the Bailey House, Wailuku on Saturday, May 19, [...]
- Contact Name: Sissy Lake-Farm
- Contact Organization: Maui Historical Society
The Honolulu Zoo is getting wilder this summer with the Wildest Show n Town, the summer's best family concert! Hosted by Hawaii's premier ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma, the 10-week after-hours concert series features live local entertainment every Wednesday evening from June 6 through August 15, 2018. [...]
- Contact Name: Honolulu Zoo
- Contact Organization: Honolulu Zoo Society
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 ‘Tune your [...]
- Contact Name: Sandy
- Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Hawaii’s most recognized and highly rated news anchor Joe Moore and his long-time friend and television game show celebrity Pat Sajak return to the stage this summer where they will appear in a Benefit Performance for the historic Hawaii Theatre Center in an extended run of the classic thriller [...]
- Contact Name: Suzanne Watanabe Lai
- Contact Organization: Hawaii Theatre Center
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
Visit the garden for a free summer sunset concert. Free admission, begins at 4:30 p.m. every Thursday of June and July. The concert begins at 5:45 p.m. so you have time to explore the gardens before the music starts. June 21 - Dragon Beat (Taiko Drum)
- Contact Name: Foster Botanical Garden
- Contact Organization: Foster Botanical Garden
Andagi, and Shave Ice. Beverages for purchase include water, soda and coffee. Country Store, Fish Pond and Children's Games open at 6:00 PM. Bon Dance celebration begins at 7:30 PM Temple area will be available for Q & A from 6:00 PM. 6:30 Service begins.
At Your Service Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, 29 and 30, 2018
5 p.m. doors open. 6 p.m. performance begins.
$55 per person includes pupu and 2 complimentary drink tickets, with cash bar thereafter* and followed by a "talk back" session with the actors and researcher. [...]
- Contact Name: Lisa Solomine
- Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses
Friday, June 22, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm
Poets Naomi Shihab Nye (of Texas) and Cathy Song (of Hawaii), dear longtime friends, take the stage together for an evening immersed in the power of poetry as part of the Merwin Conservancy's Green Room environmental and literary salon [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center