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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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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 [...]

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  • 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
May 17 2019
2018 Festival concert in Hana
Maui

Maui Classical Music Festival

Occurs on: Friday, May 17, 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 23 2019
Da Beer Can Hat by Darrell H. Y. Lum
Oahu

Da Beer Can Hat by Darrell H. Y. Lum

Occurs between: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Sunday, June 23, 2019
Summary

Bobo is a little slow. His abusive father wants to send him away. Selling newspapers on the street, Bobo scrounges for a little money. Despite injuries, harassment, and discrimination, Bobo never complains-after all, he may not have much-but Bobo does have one thing: a true friend. Da Beer Can [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
May 28 2019
Moʻoula Falls Hike is one of the highlights
Molokai

Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakaʻi 2019

Occurs between: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Friday, June 7, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

Kumu Paʻa Lawrence Aki Presents - 5th Annual Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakaʻi (Journey) 2019

We invite you to embrace the true aloha spirit of Molokai, of the people and the island itself. Aloha [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kumu Paʻa Lawrence Aki
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Pa'a Lawrence Aki
May 30 2019
Moloka'i Ka Hula Piko 2019
Molokai

Moloka'i Ka Hula Piko 2019

Occurs between: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019
Summary

Join us for our annual celebration of the island of Moloka'i as the birth place of hula. This 3-day celebration includes an on-site excursion, kumu hula panel discussion and a Ho'olaule'a at Kualapu'u Community Center featuring live entertainment, halau hula, local craft and food vendors all [...]

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  • Contact Name: Uakea Weisbarth-Tafaoimalo
  • Contact Organization: Halau Hula O Kukunaokala & Hula Halau O Moloka'i
May 31 2019
Oahu

Honolulu Chamber Music Series - Matthias Goerne & Alexander Schmalcz

Occurs on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Matthias Goerne is one of the most internationally sought-after vocalists and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with leading orchestras all over the world. Conductors of the first rank as well as eminent pianists are among his musical partners. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tickets
  • Contact Organization: Honolulu Chamber
Jun 1 2019
Beethoven & Ravel
Oahu

Beethoven & Ravel

Occurs between: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

The season finale features the return of Grammy Award-Winning artist Augustin Hadelich performing Beethoven’s treasured violin concerto. Celebrated Japanese Maestro Naoto Otomo takes the podium in this program that truly showcases the brilliance of the HSO in works inspired by Greek legends and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Heather Arias de Cordoba
  • Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Jun 8 2019
Moloka`i Princess presents Ho`okupu
Hawaii

King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade and Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00am
Summary

The King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade and Hoolaulea (Festival) invites you to attend this event when the Native Hawaiian community celebrates its pau history, its legends, its music, its hula, its traditional crafts and demonstrations and its honoring of Hawaii's first King, Kamehameha I. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Barbara Nobriga
  • Contact Organization: Hale Mua Cultural Group
Jun 9 2019
Alii Sunday - Kamehameha Ekahi (I)
Oahu

Alii Sunday - Kamehameha Ekahi (I)

Occurs on: Sunday, June 9, 2019, 9:00am - 10:00am
Summary

Alii Sundays are among the many long and honored traditions of Kawaiahao Church, which began about 1914. In the 1970's our people were embarking on a tidal wave of change. In the midst of circumstance and sensing the urgency to unite Hawaii's people and rekindle their strength and purpose in Ke [...]