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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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Feb 24 2018
Gathering Lehua - woodcut print
Hawaii

SOKO 4th Annual Artist's Studio Weekend

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Visit 22 artists in their studios at 12 locations along the winding and scenic Mamalahoa Highway from Keauhou throughout Kona to Captain Cook. Plan on a full day of fun and learning, talking with the artists about their inspiration and techniques. A wide range of fine art and smaller items are [...]

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  • Contact Name: Andrea Pro
  • Contact Organization: SOKO
Feb 24 2018
Hawaii

DMAC 11th Annual Art Auction

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Summary

Please join us in celebrating our 11th Annual Art Auction! West Hawaii's premiere event for art enthusiasts and collectors. Tickets are available for purchase and your name will be on a will call list at the door. Drinks, pupus, and music will be provided.

The Annual Art Auction draws [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ashley
  • Contact Organization: Donkey Mill Art Center
Feb 25 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Road Runners Waikaumalo 7 Mile Challenge and 4 Mile Run

Occurs on:
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The annual Big Island Road Runners Waikaumalo 7 Mile Challenge and 4 Mile Run is coming up in February. This beautiful run takes place on the Old Mamalahoa Hwy in Papaaloa. The undulating course includes views of the ocean, tropical forests and farmland. The run is on February 25, 2018 at 7:30 AM. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lee Otani
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Road Runners
Feb 25 2018
Happy Chinese New Year
Maui

Chinese New Year Brunch Celebration

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Summary

Chinese New Year Brunch Celebration Fireworks & Lion Dancers at 9am & 11am by Au's Shaolin Art's Society Chinese Specialty Buffet featuring Chinese Roast Duck, Shrimp Egg Fu Young, Chinese Lup Chong Salad, Kau Yuk (Red Roast Pork), and all kinds of Chinese specialty desserts. Adults $48.00 per [...]

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  • Contact Name: Food and Beverage
  • Contact Organization: Tiki Terrace Restaurant
Feb 25 2018
Hawaii

Big Island Youth Jazz Concert

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Under the musical direction of Honoka'a High Schools Mr. Gary Washburn, the Honoka'a Jazz Band Ensemble and the Big Island Music Academy will be joining forces to bring an exciting evening of Jazz to the Kahilu Theatre stage Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 PM. All tickets are $20 and can be found [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Feb 25 2018
Maui

Winter Pops featuring Capathia Jenkins

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Sunday, February 25, 2018; Castle Theater; 3:00 pm A truly gifted entertainer, Capathia Jenkins returns to the Maui Pops Orchestra stage to provide an afternoon of pure bliss. A varied program will include Carole King’s “Natural Woman,” the theme from the James Bond movie, “Goldfinger,” [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Feb 25 2018
Oahu

Hawaii Opera Theatre Presents SOL3 MIO

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Summary

The boys are back in town, and they’re ready to make you laugh and move you with the power of all-male opera harmony! SOL3 MIO has been one of HOT’s most popular shows over the years, so these tickets are sure to go fast. Get yours today! "They certainly deserved Saturday’s enthusiastic [...]

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  • Contact Name: Allison Kronberg
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Opera Theatre
Feb 25 2018
Maui

Science Night at Kohola Brewery: Maui Forest Birds

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Sunday, February 25, 2018
Summary

Join Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project for Science Night at Kohalā Brewery. Guest speaker, Laura Berthold of Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project (MFBRP) will speak about the native forest birds of Maui, their natural history, their threats, and projects that MFBRP is working on to protect the birds. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Laura
  • Contact Organization: Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
Feb 27 2018
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Ahupuaa - Mountain to Sea

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Feb 27 2018
Enter at Richards St. gate (ADA accessible ramp and door)
Oahu

Petroglyphs of Hawaii - Lynn Cook

Occurs on:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Summary

KII POHAKU – HISTORY, WRITTEN IN STONE Inspired by the discovery and recording of petroglyph art created by voyagers who first discovered the Hawaiian Islands, artist and journalist Lynn Cook will tell the story of her own life on the rocks. Age seven, she was spotting rocks – on the bow of [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mamiko Carroll
  • Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts