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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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Jun 23 2018
Spring Awakening
Hawaii

Spring Awakening

Occurs between: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Directed by Beth Dunnington, "Spring Awakening' is based on a play written by Frank Wedekind in 1891 in provincial Germany, and was adapted into a musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater in 2006. The acclaimed Broadway musical is a compelling story of the hardships young people face as they grow [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Jun 23 2018
Guitarist Peter White
Oahu

Peter White in Concert with Michael Paulo and Gregg Karukas

Occurs on: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Summary

Guitarist Peter White in Concert with All-Star Band An evening with The incredible English Guitarist Peter White featuring an All Star Band with Grammy Award winning Keyboardist Gregg Karukas, Hawaii's own the amazing Michael Paulo on sax who just released a new album, the incredible Eric [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Michael Paulo
  • Contact Organization: Apaulo Productions
Jun 24 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Maui Style" (27th Annual)
Maui

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Maui Style" (27th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Festival to feature some of the top artists in the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Genre performing for 6 solid hours at the beautiful Amphitheater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Festival will also feature local arts and crafts, snacks, soft drinks and other favorite local foods. A minimum of 15 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-ho'alu Foundation
Jun 24 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Maui Style" (27th Annual)
Maui

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Maui Style" (27th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Festival to feature some of the top artists in the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Genre performing for 6 solid hours at the beautiful Amphitheater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Festival will also feature local arts and crafts, snacks, soft drinks and other favorite local foods. A minimum of 15 [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-ho'alu Foundation
Jun 24 2018
Ki Hoalu Guitar Festival (27th Annual)
Maui

Ki Hoalu Guitar Festival (27th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Sunday, June 24, 2018; A&B Amphitheater; 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm/Gates at 12:30 pm

An all-star lineup including some of Hawai'i's best slack key guitar players will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music at this FREE festival! Kī Hō`alu, translating literally from the Hawaiian [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jun 24 2018
Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Kauai

Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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
Jun 24 2018
UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival 2018
Oahu

UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival 2018

Occurs on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary

The 12th annual UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival presents family-friendly, award-winning films on Sundays: June 24 and July 1, 8 & 15 2018. Age-appropriate groupings of films from around the world...plus door prizes!

The Festival is FREE of charge; parking on campus is also free. Follow [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ann Brandman
  • Contact Organization: UH KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Jun 24 2018
Melissa Manchester
Oahu

Melissa Manchester Concert at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Occurs on: Sunday, June 24, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Renowned entertainer Melissa Manchester returns to the Royal Hawaiian for an incredible live performance accompanied by the impressive 20-piece Blue Note Orchestra on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

The Grammy award-winning jazz/pop artist will perform some of her most famous hits for a musical [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ayaka Hong
  • Contact Organization: The Royal Hawaiian
Jun 26 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Tuesday, June 26, 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
Jun 26 2018
I Love A Piano with Phil Kadet
Hawaii

I Love A Piano with Phil Kadet

Occurs on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

New York City's Phil Kadet, a perennial favorite of HPAF audiences, returns for a fun and spirited evening of piano bar favorites.  Join us as we launch the 14th season of the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival in the beautiful atmosphere of the Mauna Lani Bay Resort and Bungalows. Seating is [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Genette Freeman
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Inc.