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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 19 2019
Tribute to Broadway
Oahu

Tribute to Broadway

Occurs on: Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber In April the HSO salutes the two most successful Broadway composers of the past 50 years; Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Scarlett Strallen and Hugh Panaro join the HSO to sing favorite songs from [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Heather Arias de Cordoba
  • Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Apr 20 2019
Glass and a Fifth
Oahu

Glass and a Fifth

Occurs between: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Sunday, April 21, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

The distinguished former Toronto Symphony Music Director, Peter Oundjian makes his HSO debut conducting Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony. From opera houses, concert halls, the dance world, film, and pop, the music of Philip Glass has made him one of the most influential composers of our time. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Heather Arias de Cordoba
  • Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Apr 24 2019
"Country Wife" at Kennedy Theatre, April 24-28, 2019
Oahu

The Country Wife

Occurs between: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Restoration Comedy (written in 17th century England) is known for bawdiness and a satirical, sometimes farcical, view of sexuality and marriage. The Country Wife includes diabolical cads, flirts, rakes, and other delightful yet unsavory characters in a war of wits and dimwits.

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  • Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
  • Contact Organization: UHM Kennedy Theatre
Apr 26 2019
Themed Juried Exhibition: Six Word Memoirs
Maui

Themed Juried Exhibition: Six Word Memoirs

Occurs between: Friday, April 26, 2019 - Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
  • Contact Organization: Hui Noeau
May 3 2019
St. Joseph Feast
Maui

St. Joseph Feast

Occurs between: Friday, May 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Donna
  • Contact Organization: St. Joseph Church & School
May 9 2019
KCP Presents "Sweeney Todd"
Kauai

KCP Presents "Sweeney Todd"

Occurs between: Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

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 Info
  • Contact Name: Erin Gaines
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Community Players
May 10 2019
2018 Festival Concert in Hana
Maui

Maui Classical Music Festival

Occurs on: Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

A string quartet known for glistening and vivacious playing and a trio that is more than a trio will bring their music to Maui in May 2019. The Formosa Quartet is returning to the Maui Classical Music Festival for the first time since 2007. The Koinonia Trio was formed in September 2015 and already [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Philip Brown
  • Contact Organization: Maui Classical Music Festival
May 12 2019
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Oahu

Honolulu Triathlon (16th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 5:00am - 11:45am
Summary

The 16th Annual International Honolulu Triathlon Festival of Sports offers several sporting events and features the famous Honolulu Triathlon, Kids Race, 10K Fun Run and a SUP & RUN at the beach. Come and join us for a truly unique triathlon experience in paradise! Spectators are welcome to hang [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Manu
  • Contact Organization: Athlonia
May 13 2019
2018 Festival concert in Hana
Maui

Maui Classical Music Festival

Occurs on: Monday, May 13, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

A string quartet known for glistening and vivacious playing and a trio that is more than a trio will bring their music to Maui in May 2019. The Formosa Quartet is returning to the Maui Classical Music Festival for the first time since 2007. The Koinonia Trio was formed in September 2015 and already [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Philip Brown
  • Contact Organization: Maui Classical Music Festival
May 15 2019
2018 Festival concert in Hana
Maui

Maui Classical Music Festival

Occurs on: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

A string quartet known for glistening and vivacious playing and a trio that is more than a trio will bring their music to Maui in May 2019. The Formosa Quartet is returning to the Maui Classical Music Festival for the first time since 2007. The Koinonia Trio was formed in September 2015 and already [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Philip Brown
  • Contact Organization: Maui Classical Music Festival