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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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Dec 6 2020
Hana Hou Holiday Market!
Oahu

Aloha Home Market - Hana Hou Holiday Market

Occurs on: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

We're back in Kailua for our last market of 2020 on December 6th! This is the perfect time to pick up those last minute made-in-Hawaii gifts and stocking stuffers! Santa will be back for family photos, along with our favorite vendors who will be helping us deck the halls one more time before the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Cristy Lloveras
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Home Market
Jan 14 2021
Aloha Fry-Day by Hannah Ii-Epstein
Oahu

Aloha Fry-Day by Hannah Ii-Epstein

Occurs between: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Sunday, January 31, 2021
Summary

In many indigenous cultures, hallucinogens are inextricably linked to rituals celebrating liminality, their consciousness-expanding qualities can also induce therapeutic emotional release from trauma, but during a night of jubilant euphoria in the 1990s, Sherrie’s unresolved memories erupt into [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tsuyuno Amos
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Mar 18 2021
other: a micro-story by Daniel A. Kelin II
Oahu

other: a micro-story by Daniel A. Kelin II

Occurs between: Thursday, March 18, 2021 - Saturday, April 3, 2021
Summary

Told backward in time during the 2000s, featuring the traditional trickster god Letao, other: a micro-story  illustrates the challenge of fitting into a new world faced by the Marshallese in Hawaii, who arrived dreaming of a future for their families.   Notorious trickster Letao [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tsuyuno Amos
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Jun 1 2021
Rejuvenate your Spirit in Halawa Valley, Molokai.
Molokai

Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakai (Journey) 2021

Occurs between: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Friday, June 11, 2021, 3:00pm - 10:30am
Summary

Molokai Hula Bliss & Huakai (Journey) 2021

7th Annual 10-day retreat from June 1 - June 11, 2021 on the island of Molokai, Hawaii

What to expect:

+ Experience Aloha, the Hawaiian value of unconditional love.

+ Participate in Hawaiian ceremonies and protocol

+ [...]

Jun 11 2021
Performing Arts Showcase
Oahu

2021 Pan-Pacific Festival

Occurs between: Friday, June 11, 2021 - Sunday, June 13, 2021, 10:00am - 9:30pm
Summary

The Pan-Pacific Festival celebrates culture, traditions, and family fun! The next Festival takes place June 11-13, 2021 in beautiful Waikiki and is expected to draw 100,000 attendees from Hawaii and around the world. The Festival kicks off on Friday with our Hoolaulea, a block party that [...]

Jul 16 2021
Pa'u riders are a favorite tradition at the annual Parade.
Kauai

Koloa Plantation Days

Occurs between: Friday, July 16, 2021 - Sunday, July 25, 2021, 9:00am - 9:00am
Summary

Celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Koloa, Kauai during this 10-day family oriented festival held the last two weekends in July and the week in between on Kauai's sunny south shore. Each year highlights a different theme. Founded in 1835, Koloa Plantation was Hawaii's [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Melissa McFerrin Warrack
  • Contact Organization: Koloa Plantation Days, Inc.
Jul 31 2021
Kauai

Heiva I Kauai 2021

Occurs between: Saturday, July 31, 2021 - Sunday, August 1, 2021, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Summary

This is a 2-day Tahitian dance and drumming competition and festival which features participants from Hawai`i, the Mainland and other overseas places. Competitors range in age from toddler to elder. Both solo and group competitions are held. A variety of Pacific island related products are sold by [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sally Jo Manea
  • Contact Organization: Heiva I Kaua`i