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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 4 2018
Prem Brosio jazz guitarist
Maui

Jazz Maui presents First Sunday Jazz Concert

Occurs between:
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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Sunday, December 2, 2018
Summary

Jazz Maui presents First Sunday Jazz concerts as part of its annual East Meets West Festival and Queen Kaahumanu Center's Maui Made Sundays.

Rising star artist, Prem Brosio from Maui headlines Sunday Jazz with Friends on the main stage. As a professional guitarist and music educator, Prem [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Bryant Neal
  • Contact Organization: Jazz Maui
Mar 6 2018
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele - Slack Key Tour of the Islands

Occurs on:
Tuesday, March 6, 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 7 2018
Kauai

Hanalei Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on:
Wednesday, March 7, 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 9 2018
Latin Pop Revolution! Featuring Matt Catingub
Oahu

Latin Pop Revolution!

Occurs on:
Friday, March 9, 2018
Summary

The Cat is Back! For more than a decade Matt Catingub was the Principal Pops Conductor with the Honolulu Symphony. He returns to Honolulu to share the stage with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra on Friday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm, for his toe-tapping production Latin Pop Revolution!

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Contact Info
  • Contact Name: HSO Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Mar 9 2018
Oahu

Honolulu Festival ( 24th Annual)

Occurs between:
Friday, March 9, 2018
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Sunday, March 11, 2018
Summary

The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii's premier cultural event, promoting mutual understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Each year, the Festival attracts thousands of new and returning spectators who are looking for an experience [...]

Mar 9 2018
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - For the Birds

Occurs on:
Friday, March 9, 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 9 2018
Randy Lee Master lei maker
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Occurs between:
Friday, March 9, 2018
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Summary

Come join Master lei maker, Randy Lee, on the front porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery.  Watch and learn as Randy Lee passes on his knowledge and craftsmanship of the iconic Hawaiian Lei.  Lee uses a variety of natural materials to fashion the most gorgeous of leis.  This hands-on workshop [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Anisha Clay
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Mar 10 2018
John Cruz
Hawaii

John Cruz with Blayne Asing

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Summary

John Cruz is one of the most talented artists that has ever come from Hawaii. His Na Hoku Hanohano Award-Winning Album of the year, "One of These Days," was named one of the "Top 25 Greatest Albums of the New Century." Special guest artist Blayne Asing will be joining John on the Kahilu Stage [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Mar 10 2018
Jeff Gere
Oahu

Arabian Nights - The Porter's Tale

Occurs between:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Summary

In THE PORTER'S TALE, one story unfolds into another until, in a party, each of three one-eyed men tells his bizarre, roller-coaster tale of how he lost his eye. This 700 year old tale is Islam's 'pulp fiction', revealing the anonymous genius of the people of the sands. In Hawaii, responding to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jeff Gere
Mar 10 2018
Kumu Hula Pele Kaio
Hawaii

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Summary

Unulau with Kumu Hula Pele Kaio perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to [...]

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