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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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Apr 20 2018
Kumu Hula Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Summary

Hula is Hawaii's most sacred and ancient cultural practice. Originally developed by Polynesians, the Hula portrays the words of the oli (chant) and mele (song/chant/poetry) in a visual dance form.  Hula helps pass down the tradition of the Hawaiian culture and keeps the spirit of Hawaii alive. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Apr 20 2018
Molokai Earth Day Celebration
Molokai

Molokai Earth Day Celebration

Occurs on:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Summary

Since 1995, The Nature Conservancy has sponsored Molokai Earth Day. The purpose of the event is to educate residents and visitors about the part they can play in preserving our natural and cultural resources. The event will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Apr 20 2018
Maui

Maui Monster Moto Expo

Occurs on:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Summary

Maui Mall Presents: Maui Monster Motors Showcase Lifters, Drifters, Crawlers Welcome. Show off your lifted truck, customized rock crawler, mud-fueled dirt bike, and cooler than classic motorcycle. **This is a keiki friendly event** Entry fee is canned food donations to Maui Food Bank. Must sign [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kelley Meyer
  • Contact Organization: Maui Mall
Apr 20 2018
History comes to Life at Hawaiian Mission Houses
Oahu

Special History Theatre Presentatin

Occurs on:
Friday, April 20, 2018
Summary

In a special presentation from the June 2017 Cemetery Pupu Theatre production "Yesterday's News" one will meet Rev. Lorrin Andrews, the editor of the first Hawaiian language newspaper "Ka Lama Hawaii," and Samuel Kamakau, a contributor on Hawaiian history and culture to Hawaiian language [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mary Ann A. Lentz
  • Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses
Apr 20 2018
Members of the West Hawai'i County Band with director Bernaldo Evangalista
Hawaii

The West Hawaii County Band Presents a Free Friday Concert

Occurs between:
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Friday, December 21, 2018
Summary

The West Hawaii County Band, a 20 member wind ensemble, presents a free hour of band music at Hale Halawai Park on Ali'i Drive in Kailua-Kona. The music will be selected from the band's library featuring jazz tunes, classic band music, marches, music from the movies and Hawaiian traditional [...]

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  • Contact Name: Al
  • Contact Organization: West Hawai'i County Band
Apr 20 2018
Courtesy of Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Oahu

Hawaii Opera Theatre Presents Eugene Onegin

Occurs between:
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Summary

Join HOT for the 2017-18 Season Closer, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin! The passionate music of Tchaikovsky brings Pushkin’s famous Russian novel to life.  Tatyana, a quiet country girl, falls in love with Eugene Onegin, who is visiting with his friend Lensky.   Tatyana writes an intense letter [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Allison Kronberg
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Opera Theatre
Apr 21 2018
Kau Coffee Festival (10th Annual)
Hawaii

Kau Coffee Festival (10th Annual)

Occurs between:
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Summary

The 10th annual Kau Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a host of events on various dates from April 21-May 6. Fun culminates May 5-6 at the Pahala Community Center with a java-jumpin' hoolaulea'a on Saturday and the Kau Coffee College educational series on Sunday. Supported [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Chris Manfredi
  • Contact Organization: Kau Coffee Festival
Apr 21 2018
Waimea Valley Earth Day
Oahu

Waimea Valley Earth Day Mauka to Makai

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Summary

Celebrate and take care of Mother Earth with us at Waimea Valley April 21st, Saturday. Registration starts at 8:30am. We will have projects lined up throughout the Valley from our estuary bordering Waimea Bay all the way up to Kalahe’e Ridge. To sign up and learn more email [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Volunteer Coordinator
  • Contact Organization: Hi'ipaka LLC
Apr 21 2018
Mauka To Makai Environmental Expo (11th Annual)
Hawaii

Mauka To Makai Environmental Expo (11th Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Summary

*FREE Expo Presented by the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility Maintenance, Hawaii State Department of Health and Waikīkī Aquarium * WHAT: 11th Annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo. Held in conjunction with Earth Month, this FREE family-friendly event promotes the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Taryn Bohan
  • Contact Organization: City & County of Honolulu Storm Water Quality Branch
Apr 21 2018
Brown Bags to Stardom
Oahu

Brown Bags to Stardom

Occurs on:
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Summary

Brown Bags to Stardom is Hawaii's biggest annual talent show and featured students of all ages and schools competing in singing, musical bands, dancers, ukulele, magicians, comedians and instrumentalist. It's been discovering some of Hawaii's biggest stars since 1980 and for over thirty five years [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Johnny Kai
  • Contact Organization: Johnny Kai Productions