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.
Kite Festival features two days of family fun with kite making and spectacular kite displays. April is National Kite Month. During the Wo Hing Museum festival on Friday, guests can see kites from around the world in traditional and modern styles; kites will be available for purchase. [...]
- Contact Name: Judy Kinser
- Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation
The 11th annual Kau Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a host of events at various venues on multiple dates from April 26-May 5, 2019. Fun culminates May 4-5 at the Pahala Community Center with a java-jumpin' hoolaulea on Saturday and the Kau Coffee College educational series [...]
- Contact Name: Chris Manfredi
- Contact Organization: Ka'u Coffee Festival
Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." In November 2006, Larry Smith, founder of SMITH Magazine, gave the six-word novel a personal twist by asking his community to describe their lives in [...]
- Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
- Contact Organization: Hui Noeau
With the theme, “Black & White,” the eighth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 26-27 with events headquartered from The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. The two-day chocolate extravaganza includes a guided cacao plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Keauhou-Kona, a [...]
- Contact Name: Farsheed Bonakdar
- Contact Organization: Kona Cacao Association
Practice and continued development of wili lei making styles at this hands-on workshop. REGISTRATION: You must call in advance to register for this class. A list of recommended items will be given to registered participants. This is a free class.
All ages. Children 8 years and younger [...]
- Contact Name: Marc Koga
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical [...]
- Contact Name: Sophia
- Contact Organization: Donkey Mill Art Center
Learn to make wili, haku, kui and humupapa style. Bring flowers with three-inch stems; greenery, such as fern and ti leaf; raffia, scissors or snippers, button and carpet thread, spray bottle with water and aluminum pan. All ages 2-5 p.m.
- Contact Name: Jennifer Lee
St. Joseph Feast: announces its annual event Friday, May 03, 2019 - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A fulfilled weekend of delicious food such as Portuguese Soup, Waffle Dogs, Chow Fun, Nachos, BBQ Teriyaki, Burgers, Mocha [...]
- Contact Name: Donna
- Contact Organization: St. Joseph Church & School
The annual Parade of Farms is back for a fourth year with a spotlight on farms in Waianae! The day-long event, presented by Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council, will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free community fair will be hosted at Kahumana [...]
- Contact Name: Jean Brokish
- Contact Organization: Oahu Resource Conservation & Development Council
KCP is proud to produce Steven Sondheim’s Tony-winning master work Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled [...]
- Contact Name: Erin Gaines
- Contact Organization: Kauai Community Players