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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 22 2018
Heart of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Kauai

Heart of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Friday, June 22, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".

This concert will [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Jun 22 2018
Hawaiian Mission Houses presents: Cemetery Pupu Theatre: At Your Service
Oahu

Hawaiian Mission Houses presents: Cemetery Pupu Theatre: At Your Service

Occurs between: Friday, June 22, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:30am
Summary

At Your Service Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, 29 and 30, 2018

5 p.m. doors open. 6 p.m. performance begins.

$55 per person includes pupu and 2 complimentary drink tickets, with cash bar thereafter* and followed by a "talk back" session with the actors and researcher. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lisa Solomine
  • Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
Jun 22 2018
Obon Dance & Festival - Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission
Oahu

Obon Dance & Festival - Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission

Occurs between: Friday, June 22, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Experience this island celebration of the Obon Festival, brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants that have evolved into a social and cultural event. The Obon honors ancestors that have passed on with dances and festivals across the island that are held throughout the summer June 22 & 23 at [...]

Jun 22 2018
Obon Dance & Festival - Kahului Jodo Mission
Maui

Obon Dance & Festival - Kahului Jodo Mission

Occurs between: Friday, June 22, 2018 - Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Experience this island celebration of the Obon Festival, brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants that have evolved into a social and cultural event. The Obon honors ancestors that have passed on with dances and festivals across the island that are held throughout the summer.July 22-23: Kahului [...]

Jun 23 2018
Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima  AND  Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent
Maui

Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima AND Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent

Occurs between: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent

Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima

Exhibit dates: June 23- Aug 18, 2018

Exhibit Location: Schaefer International Gallery

Gallery Hours: Tue – Sun 10am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jun 23 2018
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
Oahu

Summer Fun at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Occurs on: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

Come and join us on June 23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday. It will be a fun day filled with local businesses, Made in Hawaii hand crafters, and baked goods. This event is free to the public and it is a family community event. So come down [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kaiulani
  • Contact Organization: Kaiulani
Jun 23 2018
Shuri-style Kumiwudui:  Continuing the Legacy of Kin Ryosho Sensei
Maui

Shuri-style Kumiwudui: Continuing the Legacy of Kin Ryosho Sensei

Occurs on: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Summary

Please join us at the Maui Okinawa Cultural Center on Saturday, June 23, at 1:00 PM for "Shuri-style Kumiwudui: Continuing the Legacy of Kin Ryosho Sensei." This lecture/demo is a rare opportunity to learn about kumiwudui, the classical Okinawan dance/drama which was created during the days of the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Wendy Tamashiro
  • Contact Organization: Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai
Jun 23 2018
Making a Hand-Made Book Workshop with Minny Lee
Hawaii

Making a Hand-Made Book Workshop with Minny Lee

Occurs between: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

In this two (2) day workshop, students will learn how to make various types of books: basic instant, accordion fold, pocket accordion, self-hinged accordion with a cover, single signature chapbook using a three-hole pamphlet stitch and a five- hole pamphlet stitch. Asian bookbinding methods, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kanani Daley
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Jun 23 2018
Zenshin Daiko’s 19th Annual Taiko Festival
Maui

Zenshin Daiko’s 19th Annual Taiko Festival

Occurs on: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Saturday, June 23, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:00 pm With special guests, Stanford Taiko and Kenny Endo!

Zenshin Daiko's 19th annual Taiko Festival concert will start with Stanford Taiko, one of the leading collegiate taiko groups in North America. During its 26-year history, the group has [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jun 23 2018