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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 24 2018
Aug 24 2018
The Merwin Conservancy presents Susan Middleton in the Green Room
Maui

The Merwin Conservancy presents Susan Middleton in the Green Room

Occurs on: Friday, August 24, 2018, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Friday, August 24, 2018; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm

In this special Green Room presentation from the Merwin Conservancy, artist and author Susan Middleton will share portraits of rare Hawaiian flora and fauna, highlighting W.S. Merwin's eloquent foreword to the book, "Remains of a [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
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
Aug 25 2018
Aug 25 2018
Oahu

Wine on the Waterfront

Occurs on: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38 presents its first-ever food and wine event called Wine on the Waterfront. Partnering with Johnson Brothers of Hawaii, the event will feature twenty fun and celebrated wines from makers Orin Swift Cellars, Treasury Wine Estates, E. & J. Gallo, Prestige Wine Group, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38
  • Contact Organization: Harbor Restaurant at Pier 38
Aug 25 2018
Oahu

Nichiren Mission's Bon Dance in Nuuanu Valley (10th Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Located in beautiful Nuuanu Valley, Nichiren Mission’s 10th annual Bon Dance offers a variety of food, rummage sale, children’s activities, and free yukata rental, along with traditional dancing and taiko performances by Hawai‘i Matsuri Taiko. Free parking & free shuttle from 4:00-10:00pm at [...]

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  • Contact Name: Sandra Taga
  • Contact Organization: Nichiren Mission of Hawai‘i
Aug 25 2018
Henry Kapono and Friends
Oahu

Henry Kapono and Friends at the Waikiki Shell

Occurs on: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:00am
Summary

First Hawaiian Bank to present the 3rd Henry Kapono & FRIENDS concert at the Waikiki Shell on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Henry and a star-studded line up of Hawai'i's most popular entertainers will once again grace the stage with an evening of music, laughter and stories as they share the hit songs [...]

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  • Contact Name: Ticketmaster
  • Contact Organization: Henry Kapono and Friends
Aug 25 2018
Learn to dance Greek
Oahu

Greek Festival (37th Annual)

Occurs between: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific announce the return the Greek Festival at McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park on August 25th and 26th from 12 noon until 9PM. The festival includes favorites including Greek specialties like Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), Gyro [...]

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  • Contact Organization: Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Church
Aug 25 2018
Hawaii

Made in Hawaii Film Festival

Occurs on: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Summary

Tickets are officially on sale for the Made in Hawaii Film Festival, presented by the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Castle Resorts & Hotels, happening Saturday August 25, 2018 at the Hilo Palace Theater in downtown Hilo. In its first year, the independent festival brings a day long lineup of Hawaii-made [...]

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  • Contact Name: Zoe Eisenberg
  • Contact Organization: Made in Hawaii Film Festival
Aug 25 2018