Events and Festivals
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The Festive Islands of AlohaDive 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.
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.
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.
Our 2019 Mele Series will honor our sibling aliʻi composers; Princess Likelike, Prince Leleiohoku, Queen Liliuokalani, and King Kalakaua, collectively known as Na Lani Eha. This evening will feature their compositions of King Kalakaua performed by an array of professional musicians. There will [...]
- Contact Name: Poai Lincoln
- Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
Tis the season! Kick off your holiday shopping November 17th at Aloha Home Market!
We'll be in our covered lot by Assagio's in beautiful Kailua from 9am-2pm! The address is: 340 Uluniu St. Kailua, HI.
Aloha Home Market is Hawaii's premier pop-up market and showcase for unique local [...]
- Contact Name: Jessica
- Contact Organization: Aloha Home Market
Hui Holidays showcases Made on Maui artwork by local artists in a festive historical setting. By shopping local, you'll be making a creative investment in our community, in your neighbors, and in yourselves! Hui Holidays is made possible with support from the County of Maui Office of Economic [...]
- Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
- Contact Organization: Hui Noeau
Consolidated Theatres will launch a new year of its celebrated Hana Hou Picture Show with movies hand-selected by the Ohina executive team-industry professionals behind the annual Ohina Short Film Showcase, the new Hawaii-based Ohina Films production group and a Filmmakers Lab created to help [...]
- Contact Name: Gerard Elmore
- Contact Organization: Ohina LLC
I Lea Ka Hula: Celebrating Culture, Preserving Traditions is a new event for PAI Foundation in collaboration with Na Kumu Hula Vicky & Jeff Takamine, Kumu Hula Robert Cazimero and Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang. Our goals are to provide residents and visitors interested in hula and Hawaiian [...]
- Contact Name: Shelley Uchima
- Contact Organization: Pai Foundation
The Kauai Old Time Gathering is a celebration of late 19c to early 20c traditional music from North America and the Hawaiian Islands. Attendees can enjoy acoustic performances from award-winning Old Time musicians (including Cajun and Bluegrass) as well as attend workshops on Old Timey [...]
- Contact Name: Fanny Ballantine-Himberg
- Contact Organization: Hale Puna
It would be an understatement to say that it's been a long time since Hawaii has celebrated the season of the Makahiki on a large scale. But what if we could change that? What if we could attend an authentic and exciting event that opened the Makahiki season? What if we could make Makahiki a [...]
- Contact Name: Kapu Gaison
- Contact Organization: MC Events LLC
The three times yearly Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Shop ninety three tables with vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, and Mainland U.S. This is Hawaii's only strictly vintage show with no pre-sales [...]
- Contact Name: Ilene Wong
- Contact Organization: Ilene & Wayne Productions Inc
Every Thanksgiving VIRR hosts a run up in Kula at Rice park called the Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a unique race where the winners are the runners who are closest to guessing their time in the 16 mile or 8 mile runs, not who crosses the finish line first. No timing devices are allowed.. no [...]
- Contact Name: Jon Emerson
- Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
The Lanai Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber), with the support of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED), will be holding Lanai Fifth Friday in Dole Park on March 29th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. The Chamber invites and encourages Maui County residents and visitors alike to come out and [...]
- Contact Name: Information
- Contact Organization: Lanai Chamber of Commerce