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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 12 2017
Hawaii Bellydance Convention
Oahu

Hawaii Bellydance Convention

Occurs between:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Summary

The Hawaii Bellydance Convention is held annually every October in Honolulu, Hawaii. The convention opens with its double gala show starring local and overseas dancers. The following two days are jam-packed with workshops for various levels and styles of Oriental Dance. We then finish off with a [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Malia Delapenia
Oct 12 2017
Maui

Festivals Of Aloha - Hana Ulu Cook Off

Occurs on:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Summary

Kahanu Garden – Ulu cook off -Hana Ballpark – 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Ulu cooking competition with visiting professional chefs as judges. Demonstrations and great recipes.

Hawaiiana Night
Hana Ballpark – 7:00pm to 10:00pm – A special evening of Hawaiian [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Neil Hasegawa
  • Contact Organization: Festival Of Aloha
Oct 13 2017
Oct 13 2017
Maui

Starry Night Cinema: The BFG

Occurs on:
Friday, October 13, 2017
Summary

Friday, October 13, 2017; A&B Amphitheater; gates open at 5:00; film starts at 6:30 Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another Starry Night Cinema event! Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of “The BFG!” Come early and enjoy preshow [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Oct 13 2017
2017 Outback Ohana Cup
Oahu

Outback Ohana Cup (2017)

Occurs on:
Friday, October 13, 2017
Summary

The excitement and adrenaline of International Rugby League returns to Hawaii on Friday, Oct. 13 with the first-ever appearance of two Australian professional Rugby League teams at the 2017 Outback Ohana Cup.

The headline battle between the Ipswich Jets and Tweed Heads Seagulls marks the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ellise Fujii
  • Contact Organization: The Harris Agency
Oct 13 2017
Maui

Maui Marathon & Half Marathon

Occurs between:
Friday, October 13, 2017
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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Summary

One of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation by Runner's World magazine (Feb. 96), and the #10 destination marathon in North America, by the Ultimate Guide to Marathons. The Maui Marathon has developed a reputation over the years as a quality running event. This is due in great part to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jon Emerson
  • Contact Organization: Valley Isle Road Runners
Oct 13 2017
Hawaii

An Evening of Aloha

Occurs on:
Friday, October 13, 2017
Summary

Please join the Pacific Tsunami Museum for an entertaining evening of Aloha on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Naniloa Hotel - Willy K Crown Room. We will have 3 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners, Willy K, Mark Yamanaka and Brickwood Galuteria, prime rib dinner buffet and no host [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Pacific Tsunami Museum
Oct 13 2017
Maui

Festivals Of Aloha - Hana Country Night

Occurs on:
Friday, October 13, 2017
Summary

Country Night – Hana Ball Park – 6:00pm to 9:00pm Kick up your heels and dance the night away. Dance contests, including cha-cha-cha, the twist, waltzing, jitterbug, fox-trot, limbo, skagging, electric slide and two-step. Also There Will Also be the Poke & Pohole Contests. For Poke [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Neil Hasegawa
  • Contact Organization: Festivals Of Aloha
Oct 14 2017
Oahu

University of Hawaii Manoa Football Warriors vs.San Jose State

Occurs on:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Summary

The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will be back in town at the Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium before you know it to take on San Jose State Spartans, Saturday, October 14, 2017 for their Homecoming Game! Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. We’re “packing the house” [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: UH Ticket Office
Oct 14 2017
Kauai

Hammers N' Ales Oktoberfest

Occurs on:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Summary

Kauai Habitat for Humanity is excited to bring you Hammers N'Ales, an island style Oktoberfest and 21 and over event to raise funds and awareness for our affordable housing program. The afternoon event will feature beer from Hawaii and mainland craft brewers, delicious food from top local [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: Kauai Habitat