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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 17 2018
Oahu

William Shakespeare's "All's Well that Ends Well"

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

In partnership with the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Hawaiian Mission Houses is pleased to announce a one weekend special showing of "All's Well that End's Well" by William Shakespeare on the Kahua Ho`okipa Stage at Hawaiian Mission Houses.

Guests are encouraged to picnic on our grounds [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Mike Smola
  • Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses
Aug 17 2018
William Shakespeare's "All's Well that Ends Well"
Oahu

William Shakespeare's "All's Well that Ends Well"

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

In partnership with the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Hawaiian Mission Houses is pleased to announce a one weekend special showing of "All's Well that End's Well" by William Shakespeare on the Kahua Ho`okipa Stage at Hawaiian Mission Houses. Guests are encouraged to picnic on our grounds beginning [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Mike Smola
  • Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses
Aug 17 2018
Maui Friday Town Parties
Maui

Makawao Third Friday Town Party

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Maui Friday Town Parties happen every Aloha Friday! Spearheaded by the Maui County Office of Economic Development, each party highlights one of Maui’s historic small towns and along with their unique, local businesses. Whether it’s an eccentric art show in Lahaina or a paniolo party in Makawao, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Maui Friday Town Parties
Aug 17 2018
Members of the west Hawai'i County Band
Hawaii

West Hawai'i County Band in Concert

Occurs on: Friday, August 17, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Summary

The West Hawai'i County Band will present an hour of band music selected from the band's extensive repertoire including jazz tunes, marches, film music, classical and traditional Hawaiian music. The band is comprised of over 20 local musicians from all walks of life. The West Hawai’i County Band [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Al
  • Contact Organization: West Hawai'i County Band
Aug 17 2018
Obon Dance & Festival - Jodo Mission Of Hawaii
Oahu

Obon Dance & Festival - Jodo Mission Of Hawaii

Occurs between: Friday, August 17, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Experience this island celebration of the Obon Festival, brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants that have evolved into a social and cultural event. The Obon honors ancestors that have passed on with dances and festivals across the island that are held throughout the summer. Jodo Mission of [...]

Aug 17 2018
Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary
Hawaii

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary

Occurs on: Friday, August 17, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

"Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree" is a film documentary that highlights the importance of Hawaii's most important and widespread native tree, ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros spp.), and the current threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee
  • Contact Organization: Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Aug 18 2018
Maui Calls 2018: In Celebration of Hula
Maui

Maui Calls 2018: In Celebration of Hula

Occurs on: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Saturday, August 18, 2018; Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maui Arts & Cultural Center's signature fundraising gala begins with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade. Guests mix and mingle as they sample delectable creations by chefs from [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Aug 18 2018
Aug 18 2018
The Female Comics of Hawaii at the Dragon Upstairs
Oahu

The Female Comics of Hawaii at the Dragon Upstairs

Occurs on: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Aloha! We are the only all-female comedy group in Hawaii and we are a hilarious group of very diverse women comics from all different backgrounds. We have performed in over 50 shows on four islands in 7 years and we are doing more shows. We are especially excited to welcome the talented Justine [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Erika Swartzkopf
  • Contact Organization: The Female Comics of Hawaii
Aug 18 2018
Hala Kou Lima Nani E
Hawaii

Hula Arts at Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance

Occurs on: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
Summary

Halau Kou Lima Nani E with Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center