Events and Festivals
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The Festive Islands of AlohaDive 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.
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.
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.
Art Lunch is a free monthly art lecture series at the Hawaii State Art Museum, held on the last Tuesday of the month. Bring your own lunch (or buy one at Artizen cafe!) and feed your creativity! June 2018: watch the Fred Roster episode of the "Artists of Hawaii" documentary series, produced by the [...]
- Contact Name: Susan Hogan
- Contact Organization: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
The Honolulu Zoo is getting wilder this summer with the Wildest Show n Town, the summer's best family concert! Hosted by Hawaii's premier ukulele teacher Roy Sakuma, the 10-week after-hours concert series features live local entertainment every Wednesday evening from June 6 through August 15, 2018. [...]
- Contact Name: Honolulu Zoo
- Contact Organization: Honolulu Zoo Society
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 Name: Sandy
- Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Join Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Executive Director Justin John Moniz and Grammy award winner Danny Belcher for a spectacular evening of American classics, accompanied by festival favorite Phil Kadet on the piano. Set in the beautiful outdoor amphitheatre at The Shops at Mauna Lani. Food and [...]
- Contact Name: Genette Freeman
- Contact Organization: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Inc.
Visit the garden for a free summer sunset concert. Free admission, begins at 4:30 p.m. every Thursday of June and July. The concert begins at 5:45 p.m. so you have time to explore the gardens before the music starts. June 28 - Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii.
- Contact Name: Foster Botanical Garden
- Contact Organization: Foster Botanical Garden
This year we're celebrating 10 years of free Hawaiian music concerts in Lahaina! Get ready to relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert on the last Thursday of each month. You will enjoy the [...]
- Contact Name: Theo Morrison
- Contact Organization: Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Mango Jam Honolulu returns to the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, June 29 & 30, 2018 and this year it will feature a Mango Recipe Contest! Every month from January through June one recipe winner will be chosen to create their MANGO MASTERPIECE at Mango Jam Honolulu 2018 and compete for a chance to [...]
Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race against Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons the pups to represent Adventure Bay and race in Mayor Goodway’s place! Using their unique skills and teamwork, [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Neal S. Blasidell Center
At Your Service Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, 2018
5 p.m. doors open. 6 p.m. performance begins. $
55 per person includes pupu and 2 complimentary drink tickets, with cash bar thereafter* and followed by a "talk back" session with the actors and researcher. Presented at Oahu [...]
- Contact Name: Lisa Solomine
- Contact Organization: Hawaiian Mission Houses
Come join fiber artist and nationally recognized gourd artist, Jelena Clay on the lanai of Volcano Art Center Gallery for a workshop on Lauhala weaving. Lauhala leaves come from the Hala tree, a very special Pacific Island tree. Students will learn how to select, prepare and dye Lauhala [...]
- Contact Name: Anisha Clay
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center