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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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Dec 16 2018
Pepper and Stick Figure
Maui

Pepper and Stick Figure

Occurs on: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Pepper is a three-piece rock band originally from Hawai‘i, now based in San Diego. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Kaleo Wassman, vocalist/bassist Bret Bollinger, and drummer Yesod Williams. Since the band's formation they have released seven studio albums as well as two live albums. [...]

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  • Contact Name: Carin
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Dec 17 2018
A Frank Sinatra Holiday featuring Mike Lewis & Friends Big Band
Oahu

A Frank Sinatra Holiday featuring Mike Lewis & Friends Big Band

Occurs on: Monday, December 17, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Mike Lewis and Friends will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Native New-Yorker and trumpeter Mike Lewis presents a celebration of what would be Frank Sinatra's 103rd birthday with his very own Mike Lewis Big Band! Doors open at 5:00pm & 8:30pm respectively. Seating [...]

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  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Dec 18 2018
Hanalei Mountains and Taro
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Sweet Hawaii Dreams

Occurs on: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Dec 18 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs on: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon our well-known local entertainers provide a program of Hawaiian music and hula at this FREE event in Historic Downtown Hilo at the bandstand across from the Hilo Farmers Market. The entertainers will vary from week to week. They will "talk story" and share the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Dinnie Kysar
  • Contact Organization: Destination Hilo
Dec 18 2018
HAPA Holidays
Oahu

HAPA Holidays

Occurs on: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

HAPA will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. The group's self-titled album, released in 1993, remains the number one selling recording by a group or duo in the history of recorded Hawaiian music. Doors open at 5:00pm & 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first [...]

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  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Dec 19 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert -  Gift of the Ancestors
Kauai

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert - Gift of the Ancestors

Occurs on: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Dec 19 2018
Maui

Concerts at The Shops

Occurs on: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Summary

Wailea, Maui, Hawaii – The Shops at Wailea proudly presents award-winning Napua Greig and her halau at Concerts at The Shops on Wednesday, December 19 from 5:30 to 7pm at the Fountain Courtyard. Concerts at The Shops is a free, monthly concert series that is open to the public and features [...]

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  • Contact Name: Diana Whit
  • Contact Organization: The Shops at Wailea
Dec 19 2018
Josh Tatofi’s Christmas Tribute to Luther Vandross
Oahu

Josh Tatofi’s Christmas Tribute to Luther Vandross

Occurs on: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Josh Tatofi will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. Hawaiian Music Live calls him the Polynesian Luther Vandross, which aptly describes his soothing voice. For one-night-only Josh will pay tribute to Luther, playing his many hits in a festive show celebrating the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Dec 20 2018
Jake Shimabukuro
Oahu

Jake Shimabukuro

Occurs between: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Saturday, December 22, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Jake Shimabukuro will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30pm & 9:00pm. His most recent CD, Nashville Sessions, is one of his most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging records to date, blending elements of jazz virtuosity with heartfelt melodicism. Doors open at 5:00pm & [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Dec 21 2018
Island of Peace
Kauai

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

Occurs on: Friday, December 21, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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