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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.
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
The Hawaii Open presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority is a three-day men's and women's professional tennis tournament held at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. Tournament action begins Friday, December 21, and features top-ranked tennis players from the ATP and WTA tours, with six male and [...]
- Contact Name: Kyla Goldsmith
- Contact Organization: Hawaii Open
SALT at Our Kakaʻako's monthly Pa'akai Marketplace celebrates local merchants and artists on Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22. The cultural showcase brings together Hawaiʻi artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. Held in collaboration with PAʻI Foundation, it is a free [...]
- Contact Name: Chris Aguinaldo
- Contact Organization: 6 Pillars Marketing
Maui Friday Town Parties happen every Aloha Friday! Spearheaded by the Maui County Office of Economic Development, each party highlights one of Maui’s historic small towns and along with their unique, local businesses. Whether it’s an eccentric art show in Lahaina or a paniolo party in Makawao, [...]
- Contact Name: Information
- Contact Organization: Maui Friday Town Parties
West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy lights up the holidays by presenting "The Nutcracker Ballet”. This delightful holiday classic showcasing our dancer’s talents will be performed at Kahilu Theatre on Friday, Dec. 21 at 6pm and Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2pm. A full orchestra [...]
- Contact Name: Virginia Holte
- Contact Organization: West Hawaii Dance Theare
Hilo Community Players presents A Christmas Cabaret A fundraiser event to fund their 2019-2020 theatre season. This fabulous cabaret with take place Friday and Saturday, December 21st and 22nd at 7:30pm, and Sunday December 23rd at 2:30pm, at the East Hawaii Cultural Center’s Kahua 'Elua [...]
- Contact Name: Dr. Rachel Klein
- Contact Organization: Hilo Community Players
Pat Simmons Sr. is an original member of the Doobie Brothers. Pat Simmons Jr. has grown up with music - on Maui, in California, and around the world - on tour with his dad! The ability of the Doobie Brothers’ music to connect with the essentials of people’s lives in tuneful, affecting songs has [...]
- Contact Name: Carin
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Enjoy the iconic and immensely popular music of Pink Floyd and other classic rock music live at the intimate setting of Anna O'Brien's December 21st. Echoes of Floyd Hawaii is the only tribute band in Hawaii dedicated to faithfully recreating the music of Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd's milestone album, [...]
- Contact Name: Ken Dorner
- Contact Organization: Echoes of Floyd Hawaii
Don't miss this hilarious local comedy showcase at the Dragon Upstairs 1038 Nu'uanu Ave in Chinatown on Saturday 12/22. Jasmine Bautista hosts and the hilarious Nehemiah Nihipali headlines. He is a comic visiting us from the Big Island. Patrice Scott, Mary Jane Murphy, Joel Kop, Erika Swartzkopf [...]
- Contact Name: Erika Swartzkopf
- Contact Organization: The Female Comics of Hawaii
The 2018 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will be held Dec. 22, 23 & 25 at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will celebrate its tenth year in 2018. Returning NCAA Tournament teams Bucknell, Rhode Island and TCU headline a stellar field that [...]
- Contact Name: Daryl Garvin
- Contact Organization: ESPN Events