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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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Mar 16 2018
Ukulele Ohana Molokai March 16-20, 2018
Molokai

Ukulele Ohana Molokai

Occurs on:
Friday, March 16, 2018
Summary

Spend five intimate days on the Spirit Isle experiencing the roots that have inspired generations of Hawaiian music. Your Ohana Ukulele embrace will teach you Old Style Hawaiian music and lifestyle. The people and culture of Molokai will empower you to become personally involved with your [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Melany Berry
  • Contact Organization: Full Heart Productions
Mar 16 2018
Hawaii

Love Letters

Occurs between:
Friday, March 16, 2018
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Summary

(A Mike Luce Studio Event)--Love Letters is an evocative story that follows the lives of two friends writing letters to one another over the course of their lives. The play is comprised of these letters being read aloud, filling in the gaps as the characters grow older, walk their separate [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre
Mar 16 2018
Hawaii

Love Letters

Occurs between:
Friday, March 16, 2018
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
Summary

Love Letters is an evocative story that follows the lives of two friends writing letters to one another over the course of their lives. The play is comprised of these letters, filling in the gaps as the characters grow older, walk their separate paths, and continued to share confidences of their [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kristin Lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Mar 17 2018
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
Oahu

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Alii

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Summary

The 2nd Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Alii located at 1-1024 Kuipuakukui St in Kapolei, Oahu, will be held on March 17, 2018 from 11 AM to 3 PM. This year's program will feature your favorite Hawaiian Steel Guitar masters, each presenting their own program of traditional [...]

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  • Contact Name: Alan Akaka
  • Contact Organization: HIMELE
Mar 17 2018
Maui

Jake Shimabukuro

Occurs on:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Summary

Saturday, March 17, 2018; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, 'ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. There is no doubt that Jake Shimabukuro embodies the heart and soul of ukulele music, [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 17 2018
Oahu

Heeia Estuary Restoration

Occurs between:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Saturday, June 16, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Jamie Miller
  • Contact Organization: Hui O Koolaupoko
Mar 17 2018
Esther Yoo, violinist, performs with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Oahu

Russian Dances

Occurs between:
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Sunday, March 18, 2018
Summary

Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Stravinsky are three glittering composers who have moved dancers across the stage for millions of ballet fans. The program begins with Tchaikovsky's hauntingly beautiful Swan Lake Suite.

Then violin sensation, Esther Yoo, makes her Hawaii debut performing [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: HSO Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra
Mar 18 2018
Maui

Spring Pops featuring pianist Hyperion Knight, in collaboration with Maui Choral Arts Association

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Summary

Sunday, March 18, 2018; Castle Theater; 3:00 pm A unique collaboration between Maui Pops Orchestra and Maui Choral Arts Association has music director, James Durham, conducting the first half, featuring returning pianist Hyperion Knight performing George Gershwin’s “Concerto in F.” The second [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Mar 18 2018
Mid Century Mod Print at Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Show
Oahu

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show & Sale Spring!

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Summary

The three times yearly Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Shop ninety three tables with vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, and Mainland U.S. This is Hawaii's only strictly vintage show with no [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ilene Wong
  • Contact Organization: Ilene & Wayne Productions Inc
Mar 18 2018
Hawaii

Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village (9th Annual) - March

Occurs on:
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Summary

One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm Alii Drive in Kona's Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor "Made in Hawaii" marketplace that makes for a fun family-friendly day. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll too!

 

Celebrating its 9th year, Kokua Kailua [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Dorlene Silva
  • Contact Organization: Kailua Village Business Improvement District