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
Trying improv for the first time or just getting back into the swing of things? This intro level set of classes are designed to give you the basic tools of improv comedy. Our classes have been organized in 3 different "sub levels" to best suit most schedules.
All classes are 2 hours long. [...]
- Contact Name: Team ImprovHI
- Contact Organization: ImprovHI
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibit to honor the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese plantation workers to Hawai‘i – known as the gannenmono. Drawing from Bishop Museum’s rich plantation-era collections, Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i [...]
- Contact Name: Claudette Springer
- Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
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
It's pumpkin season again and we're gearing up Aloun Farms' 18th Annual Pumpkin Festival! We're just days away! We are very excited to share the reasons why you should attend this year's festivities!
Reason #1: Outdoor and Family-Fun for Everyone! Bring the entire FamBam to enjoy a [...]
- Contact Name: Aloun Farms
- Contact Organization: Aloun Farms
Join Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins for a private museum tour followed by Tea and delectables on the Ocean Lanai of Hulihe'e Palace. the Tea parties are held one a month and all proceeds from the Tea Party are used for children admission fees to the Palace and educational grants to [...]
- Contact Name: Anita okimoto
- Contact Organization: Daughters of Hawaii
Capturing a Legacy: Four Generations of Nepalese Photographers tells the story of the legacy of the Chitrakar family as artists and visual documentarians. Nepal has witnessed dramatic political and cultural changes and this photographic exhibition captures key moments in Nepal’s history through [...]
- Contact Name: Eric Chang
- Contact Organization: East-West Center Arts Program
LGBTQI+ is not a monolithic group; it encompasses people of different gender identities, ethnic backgrounds, belief systems, life experiences, and presentations. We are also often made to feel left out of both consideration and conversation within media, institutional programming, healthcare, [...]
- Contact Name: Sean Barret
- Contact Organization: Honolulu Pride / Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation
Mahi'ai Kekumu will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. He can sing in four different languages, and has recorded as a soloist on the “Na Leo Hone“ album with the Hawaii youth opera chorus. Doors open at 5:00pm & 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first [...]
- Contact Name: Charisse
- Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii