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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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Nov 22 2017
Oahu

Manoa Valley Theatre Presents - The Legend of Georgia McBride

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Summary

The Legend of Georgia McBride From the 2015 off-Broadway season A comedy by Matthew Lopez A Hawaii Premiere He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Manoa Valley Theatre
Nov 22 2017
Oahu

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” Exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Summary

The “Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging” exhibition at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will celebrate the story of how a centuries-old ancestral practice has been re-awakened, re-activated, and re-envisioned by Hawaiian and Oceanic voyagers over the past five decades. INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Nov 22 2017
Maui

Maui Jim Maui Invitational

Occurs on:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Summary

Basketball in Paradise! The Maui Jim Maui Invitational will be held Nov. 20-22 at the Lahaina Civic Center, with all 12 games televised on ESPN Networks. The 2017 field, which includes Cal, LSU, Marquette, Michigan, Notre Dame, VCU, Wichita State and host Chaminade, features some of the most [...]

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  • Contact Name: Cameron Marcus
  • Contact Organization: KemperLesnik
Nov 22 2017
Agroforestry Team Work Day
Kauai

Breadfruit Agroforestry Fridays!

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Friday, September 7, 2018
Summary

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 [...]

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  • Contact Name: Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden
Nov 22 2017
Keeping our trees healthy by adding fresh compost material
Kauai

Tropical Horticulture Garden Work Day

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Summary

The National Tropical Botanical Garden on the South Shore of Kauai is seeking environmental & conservation minded volunteers to aid in the care and maintenance of our unique living collections. We offer service options for visiting volunteers in McBryde Garden, which is a veritable botanical ark of [...]

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  • Contact Name: Volunteer Coordinator x232
  • Contact Organization: National Tropical Botanical Garden - Kalaheo, HI
Nov 22 2017
Lauhala Weaving
Hawaii

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Summary

Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Coffee Living History Farm hosts "Hands On History" activities on their site in Captain Cook. "Hands On History" provides visitors and with the opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily lives of Kona's Japanese [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gavin Miculka
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 22 2017
Kauai

Ian's Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Sunday, November 26, 2017
Summary

Hawaii Children’s Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Everyone’s favorite flying car comes to life in the musical adaption of the beloved family film. Opening Friday November 10th and running 3 weekends through Sunday November 26th at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Don’t miss [...]

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  • Contact Name: Hawaii Childrens Theatre
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Childrens Theatre
Nov 22 2017
Maui

Jo Koy

Occurs on:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Summary

Wednesday, November 22, 2017; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He is now selling out clubs across the nation and has appeared on over 100 episodes of “Chelsea Lately.” His infectious, explosive energy on stage, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Nov 22 2017
Kaori
Hawaii

Serenely Proliferating: Kaori Ukaji

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Summary

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo show by internationally recognized artist, Kaori Ukaji, from October 26 – December 20, 2017. There will be an opening reception and artist's walk-through on Thursday, October 26 from 5-7pm. A no host bar and light pupu will be offered during the reception. Work [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Galleries
Nov 22 2017
Hawaii

Hawaii Nei Art Exhibit

Occurs between:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Summary

Hawaii Nei is a juried art exhibition celebrating the native flora and fauna of Hawaii Island hosted by the Three Mountain Alliance, the Natural Area Reserves System, and the Wailoa Center. Amateur and professional artists of all ages have been invited to submit works of art celebrating the native [...]

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  • Contact Name: Codie King
  • Contact Organization: Wailoa Center