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, 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 EventsMany 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 FestivalsEvents 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.
The Rotary Club of Waikiki uses the proceeds of this major annual fundraiser to support community and international service projects, which include water sanitation projects in Southwest Asia to dozens of service projects right here in the heart of our community. Following are just a few of the [...]
- Contact Name: David Livingston
Event will feature up to 16 performing artists in the Slack Key Guitar Genre including award winning artists and newcomers. Also appearing will be a couple of special guest from Hawaii and the mainland. The event will also feature "Made In Hawaii" products and favorite foods and snacks. [...]
- Contact Name: Milton Lau
- Contact Organization: Ki-hoalu Foundation, Inc.
Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County [...]
- Contact Name: Jenette Goss
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Friday, September 22, 2017; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:30 pm Hawaiian Music Live calls him the Polynesian Luther Vandross, which aptly describes the soothing voice of Josh Tatofi. Born in Honolulu, Josh Tatofi comes from a musical lineage – his father is Tivaini Tatofi, original member of the [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
The Kauai Soceity of Artists presents its premier annual Exhibition ART Kauai.
Outstanding artists, living and working on Kauai, submitted artwork to be chosen by this year's Juror, Patricia Correia, Topanga Canyon, CA.
Art works include: Paintings, Mixed Media, Ceramics, [...]
- Contact Name: Rose Anne Jones
- Contact Organization: Kauai Society of Artists
The UHM Theatre + Dance Department Late Night Theatre Company presents a whimsical evening of physical theatre showcasing the work of master mime Todd Farley. The show features stories from around the world using the celebrated techniques of French mime, blacklight theatre, and puppetry. It is a [...]
- Contact Name: Kennedy Theatre Box Office
- Contact Organization: UHM Department of Theatre & Dance Late Night Theatre
In remembering the early years of the Molokai Hoe along with the Aloha Festivals Hoolaulea at Hale o Lono, this was Molokai's version of kulaia. The festivities lasted an entire weekend and the spirit of aloha radiated to all; including our Molokai community, paddlers, visitors and spectators [...]
- Contact Name: Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello
- Contact Organization: Molokai Canoe Festivals
The Breadfruit Institute at National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking agroforestry volunteers to help implement a new, global model in sustainable and regenerative agriculture at the Breadfruit Research Orchard in McBryde Garden on Kauai.
Become a volunteer and be a part of this [...]
- Contact Name: Volunteer Program Coordinator
- Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden
THE BALLAD OF MU LAN
by Alvin Chan
recommended ages 5+
When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father's place in the army she has lots to learn and lots to prove, but her biggest battle might be with herself. This new telling of an ancient Chinese legend mixes [...]
Join kumu hula Piilani Lua for a casual conversation and demonstration! Born and raised on Oahu, Piilani now lives in Hana, Maui, her ancestral home, where she works at Kahanu Garden. Piilani is a descendant of Kahanu who was awarded that land in 1848 by Kamehameha III. Piilani is a Merrie [...]
- Contact Name: Haley A Eligio
- Contact Organization: Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center