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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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Aug 22 2020
LT Smooth with Kimberly Hope
Oahu

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kona Style" (24th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Festival will feature 15 of Hawaii's foremost artists/musicians in the slack key guitar genre performing in their unique individual styles over a period of 6 hours. Slack Key Guitar had its origins on Hawai'i Island in 1830 and celebrates its 190 anniversary. Also, throughout the day free giveaways [...]

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  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-ho'alu Foundation
Aug 22 2020
LT Smooth & Kimberly Hope Jamming
Hawaii

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kona Style" (24th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Event will feature 15 of Hawaii's finest artists in the slack key guitar genre over a period of 6 hours. Each artist performing slack key guitar in his own style. Further, food and beverage will be available for purchase. In addition, free give-aways will be done throughout the day including [...]

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  • Contact Name: Milton Lau
  • Contact Organization: Ki-hoalu Foundation
Sep 4 2020
BEAT-LELE
Kauai

BEAT-LELE, An Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles

Occurs on: Friday, September 4, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

If you love the Beatles, you will love BEAT-LELE, an Ukulele Tribute to the Beatles. This band plays all Beatles songs with ukuleles and a cajon, a percussion instrument. Their talented voices and harmony will take you down memory lane when you listen to many of the hits of the Beatles. BEAT-LELE [...]

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  • Contact Name: Derrick Lining
  • Contact Organization: Silver Lining Productions
Sep 5 2020
La Ulu: Breadfruit Day At Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Maui

La Ulu: Breadfruit Day At Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Occurs on: Saturday, September 5, 2020, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

Sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host the 4th annual La Ulu: Breadfruit Day! This free community event will include food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations, Pacific ulu varieties for sale, Hawaiian plant sale, free cultural activities, Hawaiian [...]

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  • Contact Name: Whit Germano
  • Contact Organization: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Sep 11 2020
Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival
Hawaii

Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival

Occurs between: Friday, September 11, 2020 - Sunday, September 13, 2020, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

A celebration of Hawaii Island and its beauty as a cultural melting pot. This 3 day event will be packed with food, fashion, cultural expressions, a keiki hula competition and cultural workshops. The event begins Friday evening with protocol from the various cultures represented. Saturday is [...]

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  • Contact Name: Leinaala Fruean
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Pacific & Asia Cultural Festivals
Sep 19 2020
Kona Pride
Hawaii

Kona Pride Festival

Occurs on: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Summary

Join in on this years 3rd Annual Kona PRIDE Festival. This event embraces the main focus of Kona Pride that celebrates diversity, acceptance, education, and equality for the LGBTQ and supporting allies community. We invite you to attend this years Pride festival packed with music, entertainment, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Curtis Vick
  • Contact Organization: Kona Pride
Sep 25 2020
Moana's Hula Halau
Molokai

Molokai Canoe Festivals Presents - 7th Annual Kulaia Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Friday, September 25, 2020, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

In remembering the early years of the Molokai Hoe along with the Aloha Festivals Hoolaulea at Hale o Lono, this was Molokai's version of kulaia. The festivities lasted an entire weekend and the spirit of aloha radiated to all; including our Molokai community, paddlers, visitors and spectators from [...]

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  • Contact Name: Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello
  • Contact Organization: Molokai Canoe Festivals
Sep 27 2020
Maui Ukulele Festival (15th Annual)
Maui

Maui Ukulele Festival (15th Annual)

Occurs on: Sunday, September 27, 2020, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Summary

Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ukulele musicians fill the air with island music!

Renowned ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as emcees to help us celebrate Hawaii's beloved instrument. This year's lineup will be announced at a later date.

Fine [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Elaine Roe
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 9 2020
Kauai Matsuri Festvial 2020
Kauai

Kauai Matsuri Festvial 2020

Occurs between: Friday, October 9, 2020 - Sunday, October 11, 2020, 6:00pm - 12:00pm
Summary

The Kauai Japanese Cultural Society presents its three-day Kauai Matsuri Festival 2020.  Beginning with a Welcome & Kickoff Dinner on Friday evening with Kauai and Japan delegations, this year's theme is "Kasseika" (rejuvenation of timeless traditions).  On Saturday, the heritage festival will [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jeffrey Kimoto
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Japanese Cultural Society
Oct 11 2020
Radha Chaddah, The Lord is Many, 2015; flourescent micrograph
Maui

Cellula

Occurs between: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - Sunday, December 20, 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Canadian artist Radha Chaddah makes art about invisible realities in the cellular world using light as her primary medium.

Her combined background in film and molecular neurobiology inspired her to combine art and research in stem cell biology to create Cellula.

This multimedia [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Elaine Roe
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center