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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, fire dancers, 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 Molokai's Festivals of Aloha (October) 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 Oahu (October and November) 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.

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Oct 7 2017
Oct 7 2017
Oahu

Festa Italiana

Occurs on:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Summary

Festa Italiana Hawaii is a community program established by the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fostering friendship among the residents of Hawaii with an Italian background or with a special interest for Italian culture, traditions and history, as [...]

Oct 7 2017
Oahu

Waikiki International Food Fest (12th Annual)

Occurs on:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Summary

The Rotary Club of Waikiki will hold the 12th Annual Waikiki International Food Festival. Attendees can dine on a variety of epicurean delicacies from around the world while enjoying live music, a silent auction and a live auction.
Proceeds from the International Food Fest will help fund [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Gloria King
  • Contact Organization: Rotary Club of Waikiki
Oct 8 2017
Maui

Maui Paddle for a Cure

Occurs on:
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Summary

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim present Maui Paddle for a Cure 2017. This fun non-competitive event for stand up, kayak and canoe paddlers takes participants along the beautiful shoreline of Ka'anapali Beach in West Maui to raise funds for Susan G. Komen, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Natalie Murphy
  • Contact Organization: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Oct 8 2017
Oahu

Hawaiian Airlines Molokai Hoe 2017 (65th Annual)

Occurs on:
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Summary

The Molokai Hoe perpetuates one of Hawaii's and Polynesia's most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world. The Molokai Hoe tests the limits of physical / mental strength, individual endurance, courage, determination and teamwork while [...]

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  • Contact Name: Molokai Hoe
Oct 8 2017
Oahu

Feast In The Field For Kids In Foster Care

Occurs on:
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Summary

Feast in the Field will be a dinner located on one of the highest plateaus on the Kualoa Ranch lands with spectacular views of the ocean and mountains.
Turtle Bay Resort's executive chef James Aptakin is a former foster child himself and will provide a spectacular menu that highlights the [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Family Programs Hawai‘i
Oct 9 2017
Maui

Festivals Of Aloha - Hana Sports & Teen Night

Occurs on:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Summary

Sports Night Ball Park – 4:00 to 10:00 Tennis & Volleyball Tournament Finals. Food booth open to the public.

Teen Night at Helene Hall, Hana Bay – 7:00pm to 10:00pm Just for teens, with a D.J. spinning hot music for dancing. Food available.

The annual Festivals [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Neil Hasegawa
  • Contact Organization: Festivals Of Aloha
Oct 9 2017
Maui

Tommy Emmanuel

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Monday, October 9, 2017
Summary

Give a listen to “Old Photographs,” the closing track on Tommy Emmanuel's It's Never Too Late, and you'll hear the distinctive squeak of finger noise as he runs his hands across the frets of his guitar. It's an imperfection in the performance that players typically try to eliminate in [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 10 2017
Maui

Festivals Of Aloha - Hana Movie Night

Occurs on:
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Summary

Movie In The Park – Hana Ballpark – Dusk to 10:00 pm Hosted by the Hana Youth Center. Proceeds from Movie in the Park help fund Hana Youth Center, Hale Hulu Mamao & Ohana Makamae.

The 2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS are at FESTIVALSOFALOHA.COM - All events are open to the public [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Neil Hasegawa
  • Contact Organization: Festivals Of Aloha
Oct 11 2017
Maui

Festivals Of Aloha - Hana Talent Show

Occurs on:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Summary

Hana Arts' Talent Show at Hana Bay 5:00pm to 9:00pm Enjoy Hana's wealth of homegrown talent. A great fun and special evening under the Hana moon with $1,000 in cash prizes and celebrity judges. Six categories: Keiki (5-9yrs), Middle (10-13yrs), High (14-18yrs), Hawaiian Arts, Adult Amateur, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Neil Hasegawa
  • Contact Organization: Festivals Of Aloha