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.
Saturday, April 28, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm
Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero will perform in this perennially popular Lei Day event, along with the musicians and dancers from his award-winning Halau Na Kamalei – big winners at the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival. Enjoy the smooth [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Since the Spring of 2015, Hui o Koolaupoko has been working at the mouth of Heeia Stream to clear invasive mangrove and other non-native plants in an effort to restore stream flow, re-plant native plants and improve habitat for native aquatic species and shorebirds. The majority of invasive species [...]
- Contact Name: Jamie Miller
- Contact Organization: Hui O Koolaupoko
Come join us the last Saturday of every month from 4-8 pm. 20+ artists, food vendors and LIVE MUSIC! Fun for the whole family. Bring your friends and see you there!
- Contact Name: Maile Walters
- Contact Organization: Anaina Hou Community Park
This is a great jazz performance event! Kauai's master pianist Hank Curtis and songstress Peggy Lake open the night. They are followed by Oahu's legendary Noel Okimoto Quintet! Born and raised in Honolulu, Noel Okimoto has been playing professionally since the age of ten. Noel's primary [...]
- Contact Name: Judy Arrigo
- Contact Organization: Kauai Concert Association
Waimea Valley’s Moon Walk is back for its 35th year. On the full moon come down to Waimea Valley after dark to experience it like never before. For these special nights the Proud Peacock will reopen with a dinner buffet of fresh local ingredients by Ke Nui Kitchen. Dinner buffet is from 6pm to [...]
- Contact Name: Office Manager
- Contact Organization: Hi'ipaka LLC
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
Pacific American Foundation presents an evening of Mele, Ohana, and Aloha on the grassy lawn of the Waikalua Loko Ia, featuring: Brother Noland Keale Don Kaulia A benefit concert for the preservation of Cultural Education and Stewardship of the fishpond. Paniolo Smoked Luau Stew & Pastele Stew [...]
- Contact Name: Andrea Jepson
- Contact Organization: Pacific American Foundation
The Honolulu Chorale, a community chorus directed by Karol Nowicki, will present its 16th annual Community Chorus Festival on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 4 p.m. Joining the Honolulu Chorale at this annual festival will be the Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu directed by Phil Hidalgo; Karol's [...]
- Contact Name: Terry
- Contact Organization: The Honolulu Chorale
Hands-on session for students to make a full lei to enter in the City's Lei Contest or to wear on Lei Day. This session will not include a formal demonstration, but assistance will be available. Participants must register for the class. Participants will be encouraged to bring flowers and [...]
- Contact Name: Kelsey Takahashi
- Contact Organization: Honolulu Parks
The Maui Historical Society is inviting the public to attend our Lei Day Heritage Festival 2018 at Hale Hoikeike at the Bailey House, Wailuku on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. This is a free public event. Activities will include a variety of Hawaiian cultural arts and craft workshops, including, kaula [...]
- Contact Name: Sissy Lake-Farm
- Contact Organization: Maui Historical Society