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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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Oct 16 2018
Peaceful Hanalei sunset
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Your Island of Peace

Occurs on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Oct 16 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Oct 16 2018
Willie K
Oahu

Willie K

Occurs on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Willie K will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Willie K is a Maui based performer whose performances span genres and age, playing anything from blues, to jazz, to traditional Hawaiian music. Doors open at 5:00pm and 8:30pm respectively. Seating is first come first [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Oct 16 2018
Hawaii Opera Theatre presents Romeo & Juliet
Oahu

Hawaii Opera Theatre presents Romeo & Juliet

Occurs on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Summary

Shakespeare’s classic love story brought to life by Gounod’s lush romantic melodies! Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers caught amidst a battle between powerful families: the Capulets and the Montagues. Juliet has never been in love, until she meets Romeo, who upon seeing her is smitten [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jason Walter
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Opera Theatre
Oct 17 2018
HISF 2017 Featured “Procedural: The Musical,” “Sugar Ray: The Musical” and “AirBnB: The Musical.” Photo Courtesy of Phillips Payson
Oahu

The Hawai'i Sketch Comedy Festival: Live from Honolulu: The Musical!

Occurs on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

A night of original hilarious musicals written by aspiring Honolulu artists! If you like musicals and laughing…this show was created just for YOU!

Writers: Anette A., Kimee B., Susan H., Ixchel S.

Mentor: Zach Reino

Cast: Cast list coming soon

Musical Director: Sean [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Team HI Sketch Fest
  • Contact Organization: The Hawai'i Sketch Comedy Festival
Oct 17 2018
Improv Basics 101A (No Experience Needed)
Oahu

Improv Basics 101A (No Experience Needed)

Occurs between: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Trying improv for the first time or just getting back into the swing of things? This intro level set of classes are designed to give you the basic tools of improv comedy. Our classes have been organized in 3 different "sub levels" to best suit most schedules.

All classes are 2 hours long. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Team ImprovHI
  • Contact Organization: ImprovHI
Oct 17 2018
Doug & Sandy McMaster - Winners #1 Best Live Show - Hawaii Magazine Readers' Choice
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele - Tour of the Islands

Occurs on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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
Oct 17 2018
Master Weaver Pōhaku Kaho'ohanohano
Maui

Ola I Ka Pū Hala - Weaving Conference

Occurs between: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Kā'anapali Beach Hotel's inaugural Weaving Conference, Ola I Ka Pū Hala, will be held in the Kanahele ballroom from October 17 to 20, 2018. Led by master weaver Pōhaku Kaho'ohanohano from Kahakuloa, Maui and Gayle Miyaguchi, Kā'anapali Beach Hotel's Cultural Resource Specialist, the conference [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gayle Miyaguchi
  • Contact Organization: Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel
Oct 17 2018
A Night in Brazil: Sandy Tsukiyama & Friends
Oahu

A Night in Brazil: Sandy Tsukiyama & Friends

Occurs on: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

A Night in Brazil: Sandy Tsukiyama & Friends will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Honolulu native Sandy Tsukiyama grew up in a household surrounded by jazz and Caribbean calypso. Sandy and friends pay tribute to the seductive and influential music of [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Alika
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Oct 18 2018
HISF 2017 showcased live sketches written by the HISF Startup Team
Oahu

The Hawai'i Sketch Comedy Festival: Two Scoops Funny

Occurs on: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival continues with a variety show featuring a mixed plate of local comedians, musicians, and all around fun people. This MADE IN HONOLULU show will feature live sketch comedy, original comedic videos, live music and more!

Writers: Brandon C., Trevor D., Jeff [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Team HI Sketch Fest
  • Contact Organization: The Hawai'i Sketch Comedy Festival