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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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Aug 21 2018
Hawaii

Hilo Hula Tuesday At The Bandstand

Occurs between: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 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
Aug 21 2018
Oahu

Willie K

Occurs on: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Willie K will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows at 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Willie K is a Maui based performer whose performances span genres and age, playing anything from blues, to jazz, to traditional Hawaiian music. Doors open at 5:00pm and 8:30pm respectively. Seating first come first [...]

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  • Contact Name: Charisse
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Aug 22 2018
Oahu

Tribute to Billy Joel: Mike Lewis & Friends

Occurs on: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Tribute to Billy Joel: Mike Lewis & Friends Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Throughout the years, Joel’s songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Letrice
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Aug 22 2018
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Kauai

' Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Wednesday, August 22, 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
Aug 22 2018
Kauai

' Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

Occurs on: Wednesday, August 22, 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 ‘Tune your [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandy
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Aug 23 2018
Pakalolo Sweet by Hannah Li-Epstein
Oahu

Pakalolo Sweet by Hannah Li-Epstein

Occurs between: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018, 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Summary

Meet Junior Boy, a pakalolo grower set to take over his family business in the North Shore of O’ahu. At home, one evening, he talks story about his job and marijuana legalization with his pregnant girlfriend, best friend, and grandfather. As the night progresses, Junior Boy’s father arrives [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Aug 23 2018
NTBG Free Weekly Hula Show
Kauai

NTBG Free Weekly Hula Show

Occurs between: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Thursday, December 26, 2019, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Summary

Come out the National Tropical Botancial Garden South Shore Visitors Center and experience a traditional hula performance. Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinaala will perform a traditional Hula show highlighting the wahi pane, sacred places, of Kauai along with intriguing stories of the Hawaiian [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ann Nicol
  • Contact Organization: Gilbert & Associates
Aug 23 2018
Oahu

Ron Artis II

Occurs on: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Summary

Ron Artis II will be performing at Blue Note Hawaii with 2 shows nightly at 6:30 & 9 PM. To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his style ranging from rock, blues, jazz to rap, R&B and soul, the young musician has made his mark on the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Malik
  • Contact Organization: Blue Note Hawaii
Aug 23 2018
Pakalolo Sweet by Hannah Li-Epstein
Oahu

Pakalolo Sweet by Hannah Li-Epstein

Occurs between: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018, 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Summary

Meet Junior Boy, a pakalolo grower set to take over his family business in the North Shore of O'ahu. At home, one evening, he talks story about his job and marijuana legalization with his pregnant girlfriend, best friend, and grandfather. As the night progresses, Junior Boy's father arrives with [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sarah Bauer
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Aug 24 2018
Oahu

Amazing! Comic Con Aloha

Occurs between: Friday, August 24, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
Summary

Amazing Comic Con Aloha is back in Honolulu, August 24, 25 and 26 at the Hawaii Convention Center, Hall Kamehameha 1, with the best and brightest in comic book and pop entertainment. Meet your favorite creators and celebrities at this 3-day event, filled with a giant exhibitors hall, an [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Comic Con