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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 15 2018
Oahu

Loko Ea Fishpond Community Workday

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:45am - 12:30pm
Summary

Join Malama Loko Ea Foundation in Haleiwa for their ongoing restoration project at a 400 year old traditional Hawaiian fishpond called Loko Ea, or rising pond. Every 3rd Saturday of the month, Malama Loko Ea Foundation hosts a community volunteer workday open to the public and allows [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Rae DeCoito
  • Contact Organization: Mālama Loko Ea Foundation
Dec 15 2018
VOICES IN THE GARDEN: A PLAYSHOP FOR CHILDREN IN NATURE
Maui

VOICES IN THE GARDEN: A PLAYSHOP FOR CHILDREN IN NATURE

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:00am - 11:30am
Summary

Aloha families, in this nature playshop children will have fun exploring mindfulness, movement, music, art, and Hawaiian native plants. All these elements are integrated to support their love of learning, meaningful connections and a healthy development and appreciation towards themselves, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Vanessa Valencia
  • Contact Organization: Voices In Nature LLC
Dec 15 2018
Lei Poo Workshop with Rose Bailey
Maui

Lei Poo Workshop with Rose Bailey

Occurs between: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Everyone loves a flower lei! Spend the morning playing with flowers and learning to make a beautiful lei poo for your head. After this workshop, you'll wear your crown proudly! Register online at huinoeau.com. Tuition: $15 • Supply Fee: $18 • A supply list is posted online at huinoeau.com [...]

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  • Contact Name: Erin Wooldridge
  • Contact Organization: Hui Noeau
Dec 15 2018
Heeia  Estuary Restoration
Oahu

Heeia Estuary Restoration

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Since the Spring of 2015, Hui o Koolaupoko has been working at the mouth of Heeia Stream to clear invasive mangrove and other non-native plants in an effort to restore stream flow, re-plant native plants and improve habitat for native aquatic species and shorebirds. The majority of invasive species [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jamie Miller
  • Contact Organization: Hui O Koolaupoko
Dec 15 2018
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
Summary

Hula Halau Unuokeahi with Kumu Hula Kapuaokalaniikapoliopele Kaaua perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 15 2018
Kumu hula Kaho'okele Crabbe
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Na Mea Hula Demonstrations

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Held in conjunction with monthly Na Mea hula kahiko performances, join Kumu hula Kahookele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you "Na Mea Hula" (all things hula). Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Dec 15 2018
Festival of Lights Boat Parade
Oahu

Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Occurs on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Make Hawaii Kai Towne Center your place to watch the Festival of Lights Boat Parade, December 15. Come to the Marina Docks starting at 3 p.m. Watch the parade of colorful boats, decorated for the holidays. Visit http://hawaiikaitowne.wpengine.com/events/ for more information on upcoming events. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Chris Aguinaldo
  • Contact Organization: 6 PIllars Marketing
Dec 16 2018
Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest
Hawaii

Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest

Occurs on: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The Sunday Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest, located at the intersection of Mamane St. and Hwy 19 in Historic Honokaa Town, offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music and a free educational event weekly. It's beautiful location and celebratory character provides a vibrant social [...]

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  • Contact Name: Mallion
  • Contact Organization: Hamakua Harvest
Dec 16 2018
Keauhou Shopping Center Celebrates Christmas at Keauhou
Hawaii

Keauhou Shopping Center Celebrates Christmas at Keauhou

Occurs between: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - Sunday, December 23, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Take photos with Santa at Santa's house in the Center Courtyard and enjoy live Entertainment for the holidays! Take care of your holiday shopping. Visit Keauhou Shopping Center's 'ohana of merchants, restaurants and businesses that have made it a favorite Kona destination for 35 years. Follow [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Chris Aguinaldo
  • Contact Organization: 6 Pillars Marketing
Dec 16 2018
Santa
Maui

Christmas 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk and Santa's 1/2 Mile Keiki Dash

Occurs on: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

Join us Sunday December 16, 2018 for the Christmas 5K, 1 Mile Walk, or Santa's Half Mile Keiki Dash! We will also be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank. Santa's Half Mile Keiki Dash: A special race for keiki 8 years and under - starts at 7:30am. There are no bib numbers or run times for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners