Events and Festivals
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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.
The Molokai Holokai Ho'olaule'a (Festival) seeks to function as an opportunity for professional SUP/Paddle racers to experience a race which is fun and challenging, whilst also being a community event that invites (amateur) locals to participate. It aims to encourage racers to interact with our [...]
- Contact Name: Clare Mawae/Kaela Pereira
- Contact Organization: Youth in Motion
The Maui Marathon is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawaii and is the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. It has been chosen as one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation by Runner's World magazine (Feb. 96), and the #10 destination marathon in [...]
- Contact Name: Jon Emerson
- Contact Organization: Maui Marathon
26.2 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers - The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head. At the starting [...]
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
Take photos with Santa at Santa's house in the Center Courtyard and enjoy live Entertainment for the holidays! Take care of your holiday shopping. Visit Keauhou Shopping Center's 'ohana of merchants, restaurants and businesses that have made it a favorite Kona destination for 35 years. Follow [...]
- Contact Name: Chris Aguinaldo
- Contact Organization: 6 Pillars Marketing
Ho‘oulu: The King Kalākaua Era considers art and experimentation in the Hawaiian Kingdom during the reign of King David Kalākaua (1874–1891). Cosmopolitanism—the idea that local polities share systemic parallels internationally as part of a world citizenry—was a thriving philosophy in the [...]
- Contact Name: Honolulu Museum of Art
- Contact Organization: Honolulu Museum of Art
AN INTERACTIVE, MULTI-COURSE DINING EXPERIENCE
Dive into a menu of dishes inspired by The Mill House Chefs' personal stories and told through Maui's seasonal ingredients. A combination of ingredients at their peak of flavor paired with creative minds and innovative techniques results in a [...]
- Contact Organization: Maui Tropical Plantation
Don't miss this week's "Maui Sunday Market." Held each Sunday, from 4 pm to 8 pm, in the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot, this popular event features island vendors (crafters, artisans, food purveyors, and more); entertainment; food trucks; and activities showcasing Hawaiian Cultural [...]
- Contact Name: Luana Mahi
- Contact Organization: Maui Food Technology Center
The Pantheon Contemporary of the Hawaii Theatre Centre is proud to present its first international exhibition, Japanese Urushi and Ettore Sottsass. The exhibit showcases 22 unique works of urushi made by urushi craftsmen in Japan. The craftsmen worked together across the regions of Wakasa, Echizen, [...]
- Contact Name: Miki Shimokawa
- Contact Organization: Hawaii Theatre Center
The annual Honolulu City Lights Public Worker's Electric Light Parade will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, in Chinatown and downtown Honolulu. The parade features work vehicles adorned with lights and special decorations. Among the more than 50 units expected to participate are fire [...]
- Contact Name: Honolulu City Lights