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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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Jun 14 2020
SeedLab: The Growing of Ideas
Maui

SeedLab: The Growing of Ideas

Occurs between: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - Sunday, July 12, 2020
Summary

The gallery will become a creative play space for cultivating ideas with an ongoing work-in-progress under the guidance of artist-in-residence, Wes Sam-Bruce, who made the unforgettable fort in the gallery, “Taken by Wonder, 2013.” Thematic learning areas will invite folks of all ages to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Elaine Roe
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jun 14 2020
Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village
Hawaii

Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village

Occurs between: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm, oceanfront Alii Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway and marketplace. Enjoy free music, artists, and friendly merchants for great shopping and delicious dining. At 4pm, there is free Hawaiian [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
  • Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District
Jun 14 2020
Discover unique art, jewelry, and more at the Princeville Night Market
Kauai

Princeville Night Market

Occurs between: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - Sunday, December 12, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

The Princeville Night Market brings together Kauai's finest artisans for an evening of shopping, live music, and food trucks. You'll find a diverse collection of more than 40 Kauai artisans, ranging from paintings and wood carvings to hot sauce and handmade soap all Made in Hawaii. Enjoy dinner [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Green
  • Contact Organization: Princeville Night Market, LLC
Jun 15 2020
Acclaimed musician Katie Thiroux performs at the Jazz Maui East  Meets West Festival
Maui

Jazz Maui Presents Fifth Annual East Meets West Festival

Occurs between: Monday, June 15, 2020 - Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Summary

Jazz Maui presents the fifth annual East Meets West Festival featuring distinguished jazz professionals participating in concerts, classes and workshops from June 15 to July 4, 2020 at various venues throughout Maui. The Festival begins with an intimate concert at a private estate and ends with [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bryant Neal
  • Contact Organization: Jazz Maui
Jun 17 2020
Starry Night Cinema, Celestial Cinema Wailea
Maui

Maui Film Festival

Occurs between: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - Sunday, June 21, 2020, 5:30pm - 11:45pm
Summary

Join us for the 21st Annual Maui Film Festival, June 17-21, 2020. It's time once again to celebrate films and filmmakers from around the globe who inspire us, take us on an exploration of the human mind through the art of cinema, and bring culture, fantasy and adventure to Wailea and it's world [...]

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  • Contact Name: Cynthia Pegolo
  • Contact Organization: Maui Film Festival
Jun 17 2020
Concerts at The Shops at Wailea with Henry Kapono
Maui

Concerts at The Shops at Wailea with Henry Kapono

Occurs on: Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Join us for an evening of music with Henry Kapono. Concerts at The Shops is a free, monthly concert series that is open to the public and features headlining musicians from across the Hawaiian Islands. This community event occurs on the third and fifth Wednesdays of every month at the main Fountain [...]

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  • Contact Name: Diana Whitt
  • Contact Organization: The Shops at Wailea
Jun 27 2020
Joss Stone
Maui

Joss Stone

Occurs on: Saturday, June 27, 2020, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Joss Stone Saturday, June 27, 2020; Castle Theater, 7:30 pm Grammy-Award winning soul sensation Joss Stone has taken on the exciting mission of being the first singer to perform in every UN registered country in the world as part of her ‘Total World Tour.’ Joss has played in 170 countries for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center A&B Amphitheater
Jun 28 2020
Slack Key Jam
Maui

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Maui Style" (29th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, June 28, 2020, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Festival will feature 15 of some of the finest artists in the slack key guitar genre over a 6 hour period. The event will also showcase some of island's finest crafters along with great food from local vendors. Throughout the day free give-a-ways will also be included such as artists' CDs, Festival [...]

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  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-hoalu Foundation
Jul 4 2020
Luau Party
Maui

Luau Party at the VA Post

Occurs on: Saturday, July 4, 2020, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Our Luau Party will be held July 4, 2020 5-10 PM. Come for food, fun and fellowship, enjoy live music and Hula with Aunty Doll and Ka Pa Hula O Maui, and participate in our Las Vegas trip raffle. Dinner is served at 6 PM / B.Y.O.B. $30 ticket can be purchased online or at the door. We hope to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ed Dille
  • Contact Organization: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850
Jul 6 2020
Oahu

Aina Momona

Occurs between: Monday, July 6, 2020 - Thursday, July 16, 2020, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Made on the Waianae Coast Aina Momona Festival and Events Our festival theme, Aina Momona," speaks to the richness of the environments that sustain us. Residents on the Waianae Coast don't need to be convinced that we are blessed to live in such a beautiful and bountiful place. Long maligned as [...]

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  • Contact Name: Pohai
  • Contact Organization: Blue Oceans Management