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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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Mar 2 2018
Wes Awana's 'ukulele workshop
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, March 2, 2018
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Friday, December 7, 2018
Summary

Come play music with Hawaii's ukulele practitioner Wes Awana on the first Friday of every month. Volcano area musician Wes Awana invites visitors and Kama'aina alike to share his love of the 'ukulele and Hawaiian music. Wes will be giving family-friendly lessons on the iconic and inviting 'ukulele. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Mar 3 2018
Photo credit: Josiah Patterson [https://www.facebook.com/Siah808]
Maui

Art with Aloha: Lance Genson Mahi La Pierre • FREE Talk Story & Demo

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Summary

"Talk Story" with Lance Genson Mahi La Pierre – FREE!

Saturday, March 3 / 10:00 – 11:00 am

Join Mahi La Pierre for a casual and informative conversation about his exploration of Hawaiian practices. Mahi La Pierre is a mixed-media artisan and educator from Maunalua and Kapalama [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lana Coryell
  • Contact Organization: Hui No'eau
Mar 3 2018
Photo credit: Josiah Patterson [https://www.facebook.com/Siah808]
Maui

Art with Aloha: Lance Genson Mahi La Pierre • Ukeke Workshop

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Summary

Ukeke Workshop with Lance Genson Mahi La Pierre

Saturday, March 3 / 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Make your very own ukeke in this hands-on workshop! Using bamboo, students will fashion the Hawaiian musical bow, the ukeke (approximately 20 inches length). The ukeke is the only indigenous [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lana Coryell
  • Contact Organization: Hui NO'eau
Mar 3 2018
Maui

Brian Regan

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
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Saturday, March 3, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brian Regan is the unique comedian whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business. Setting a comedic standard of excellence that [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 3 2018
Maui

Masters of the Currents

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Summary

Saturday, March 3, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm Many of Hawaii's most recent newcomers come from Micronesia, a sub-region of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Many have fled their island nations due to environmental and economic pressures. Their [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 4 2018
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Your Island of Peace

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Sunday, March 4, 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 4 2018
Art of Aloha at Lahaina Galleries on Front Street
Maui

Maui's 16th Annual ART OF ALOHA

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Summary

Maui's 16th annual "Art of Aloha" is taking place at Lahaina Galleries in the heart of Front Street on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.  Join us in welcoming nine captivating artists from around the world including Alexei Butirskiy, Guy Buffet, Ronaldo Macedo, Steve Matson, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Beau Killett
  • Contact Organization: Lahaina Galleries, Inc.
Mar 4 2018
Hawaii

Trio Rafale

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Sunday, March 4, 2018
Summary

Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, Trio Rafale has been bringing a fresh breeze to the chamber music scene since 2008. The name "Rafale" is taken from the French term, "gust of wind," a symbol for animated movement that will feel right at home in blustery Kamuela. Known for their acute attention to [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Mar 4 2018
5K start
Maui

Maui 5K

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Summary

“The Maui 5K seeks to promote health and fitness for Hawaii’s children by giving our schools the ability to increase participation in youth sports and recreation programs by providing additional funds to maintain or purchase new equipment for their physical fitness, play and athletic programs. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Arlene Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Run for Fitness aka Maui 5K
Mar 4 2018
Maui

Hinamatsuri - Girl's Day Festival

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Summary

Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day) is when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel proudly reserves this tradition and celebrates with a big brunch feast, hinamatsuri doll collection, Maui Taiko drums, Japanese calligraphers and crafts, and so much more!

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Food and Beverage
  • Contact Organization: Tiki Terrace