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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 28 2018
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Sweet Hawaii Dreams

Occurs on:
Wednesday, February 28, 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Feb 28 2018
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs on:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Summary

Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Coffee Living History Farm hosts "Hands On History" activities on their site in Captain Cook. "Hands On History" provides visitors and with the opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona's Japanese [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gavin Miculka
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Feb 28 2018
Fire Knife Dancer amazes the audience.
Maui

Migrations Luau At Sugar Beach Events

Occurs between:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Summary

Immerse in the action of authentic Polynesian dance with master of ceremonies, dancers, musicians and fire artists, Manutea Nui E, a hula halau. There will be traditional awa ceremony with performer at each table and custom head lei made with master lei maker. Enjoy plated, locally sourced [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sylvia Kikuyama
  • Contact Organization: Sugar Beach Events
Mar 1 2018
Maui

Edgar Winter Group and the Rick Derringer Band – A Tribute to Johnny Winter

Occurs on:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Summary

Thursday, March 1, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

Blues Bear Hawaii presents the Edgar Winter Group and Rick Derringer Band on a four-island Hawaii concert tour! Edgar Winter, best known for his million-selling hit singles, "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride" will perform with fellow rock [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 1 2018
Oahu

Manoa Valley Theatre Presents - Fun Home

Occurs between:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Summary

Fun Home

From the 2015 Broadway season

A musical comic drama by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori and Alison Bechdel

A Hawaii premiere

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic artist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Manoa Valley Theatre
Mar 1 2018
Desiree Moana Cruz
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Voices

Occurs on:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Summary

Hula Voices presents an engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawaii Island’s hula practitioners who eat, sleep and live on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Embrace the opportunity to listen to Kumu Hula, long time Humana (student) and artisans whose live and breathe Hula. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Mar 2 2018
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Gift of the Ancestors

Occurs on:
Friday, March 2, 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 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Mar 2 2018
kawai kon
Oahu

Kawai Kon 2018

Occurs between:
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Sunday, March 4, 2018
Summary

At Kawaii Kon, you can experience interviews & autograph sessions with Japanese & American voice actors and artists, informational panels hosted by community leaders and guests, Japanese animation screenings, access to the convention gaming rooms, Artist Alley, Dealers’ Room, and much more! As [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kawai Kon
  • Contact Organization: Kawai Kon
Mar 2 2018
Hawaii

Young at Art (30th Annual)

Occurs between:
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Summary

Opening Reception will be on March 3rd from 10am on the EHCC front lanai. The 30th Annual Young at Art 2018 is a juried student art exhibit showing March 3rd to 30th, 2018 at the East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA in Hilo. The exhibit is sponsored by EHCC/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art and the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Mar 2 2018
Oahu

Kanikapila o Mahina Moonlight Concert

Occurs on:
Friday, March 2, 2018
Summary

Pacific American Foundation presents an evening of Mele, Hula, Ohana, and Aloha on the grassy lawn of our beautifully restored fishpond featuring:

Brother Noland

Jamarek Honolulu's African Dance Band

Evan Khay Multi-Instrumentalist Singer Songwriter

Kaneohe Elementary [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Andrea Jepson
  • Contact Organization: Pacific American Foundation