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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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Feb 28 2018
Lauhala Weaving

"Hands On History" Activities

Occurs on:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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
Feb 23 2018
A Hoolaulea of Knowledges

A Ho‘olaulea of Knowledges

Occurs on:
Friday, February 23, 2018

Join Hawaii Sea Grant's Center for Integrated Science, Knowledge, and Culture for an evening of celebrating the Hawaiian language!  

Featuring keynote speaker Sir Tīmoti Karetu, a champion of language and culture revitalization for his native Maori and a mentor in revitalization [...]

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  • Contact Name: Cindy Knapman
  • Contact Organization: University of Hawaii Sea Grant
Sep 1 2018

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

Occurs between:
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Gallery hours: Tue – Sun 10 am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermission)

Free Admission

Above the Fold presents the work of nine renowned artists from four different continents, working in six different countries.

These artists have been [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Jun 23 2018

Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima AND Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent

Occurs between:
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Melissa Ann Pinney: Girl Transcendent

Ai Iwane: Island in My Mind, Fukushima

Exhibit dates: June 23- Aug 18, 2018

Exhibit Location: Schaefer International Gallery

Gallery Hours: Tue – Sun 10am - 5 pm (Also open before Castle Theater shows and during [...]

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  • Contact Name: Box Office
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center
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