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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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Nov 21 2020
Kauai

(CANCELLED) Old Koloa Town Market

Occurs between: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Saturday, May 15, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

The Old Koloa Town Market brings together Kauai's best artisans, food trucks, and live music for a wonderful outdoor evening. We invite you to connect with the many Kauai artisans, and find your new favorite thing. Our vendors change monthly, but you can expect to find locally made art, clothing, [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Green
  • Contact Organization: Old Koloa Town Market
Oct 24 2020
Cinema in the Park
Oahu

(POSTPONED) Cinema In The Park

Occurs between: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Summary

Since 2014, HIFF and Ward Village have been bringing top notch films, special guests, and fun activities to the Honolulu community with this amazing program. CINEMA IN THE PARK will be held the second WEDNESDAY of each month at Victoria Ward Park, 1020 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. Free tickets [...]

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  • Contact Name: Gianni Minga
  • Contact Organization: Hawai‘i International Film Festival
Jun 11 2021
Performing Arts Showcase
Oahu

2021 Pan-Pacific Festival

Occurs between: Friday, June 11, 2021 - Sunday, June 13, 2021, 10:00am - 9:30pm
Summary

The Pan-Pacific Festival celebrates culture, traditions, and family fun! The next Festival takes place June 11-13, 2021 in beautiful Waikiki and is expected to draw 100,000 attendees from Hawaii and around the world. The Festival kicks off on Friday with our Hoolaulea, a block party that [...]

Nov 5 2020
Aloha Attire by Lee Cataluna
Oahu

Aloha Attire by Lee Cataluna

Occurs between: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020
Summary

Lee Cataluna takes advantage of the unique platform of "live, digital theatre" with this tribute to 1980s Hawaii, framed by the clothes we wore. Your invitation to the 80s includes the vaguely defined dresscode:  "aloha attire" What does that even mean? In this play, written specifically for [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tsuyuno Amos
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Jan 14 2021
Aloha Fry-Day by Hannah Ii-Epstein
Oahu

Aloha Fry-Day by Hannah Ii-Epstein

Occurs between: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Sunday, January 31, 2021
Summary

In many indigenous cultures, hallucinogens are inextricably linked to rituals celebrating liminality, their consciousness-expanding qualities can also induce therapeutic emotional release from trauma, but during a night of jubilant euphoria in the 1990s, Sherrie’s unresolved memories erupt into [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tsuyuno Amos
  • Contact Organization: Kumu Kahua Theatre
Dec 6 2020
Hana Hou Holiday Market!
Oahu

Aloha Home Market - Hana Hou Holiday Market

Occurs on: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

We're back in Kailua for our last market of 2020 on December 6th! This is the perfect time to pick up those last minute made-in-Hawaii gifts and stocking stuffers! Santa will be back for family photos, along with our favorite vendors who will be helping us deck the halls one more time before the [...]

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  • Contact Name: Cristy Lloveras
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Home Market
Oct 24 2020
Aloha Home Market Fall Festival
Oahu

Aloha Home Market Fall Festival

Occurs on: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Our leaves may not change color here in Hawaii, but we're still excited for the cooler trade winds and pumpkin spice everything! To celebrate, we're throwing a Fall Festival Market on Saturday, October 24th!

We'll be in our covered lot by Assagio's in beautiful Kailua from 9am-2pm! The [...]

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  • Contact Name: Cristy Lloveras
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Home Market
Nov 7 2020
Happy Holidays Market!
Oahu

Aloha Home Market Happy Holidays Market

Occurs between: Saturday, November 7, 2020 - Sunday, November 15, 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

'Tis the season! We're Hohohome for the holidays and decking the halls! With two times the holiday cheer, kick off your holiday shopping November 7th and 15th at Aloha Home Market!There will be Christmas creations, holiday-themed flavors and decor from our amazing selection of vendor, and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Cristy Lloveras
  • Contact Organization: Aloha Home Market
Nov 21 2020
AK 2019
Maui

Aloha Kalikimaka

Occurs on: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

Aloha Kalikimaka by the Pacific Cancer Foundation. An elegant and memorable gala benefiting the Pacific Cancer Foundation. Join us for an unforgettable night at the Four Seasons Maui Resort while supporting Maui's cancer community. The night will include an incredible dinner and open bar, live [...]

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  • Contact Name: Maile Anderson
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Cancer Foundation
Oct 24 2020
Seasonal fruit
Kauai

Anaina Hou Farmers Market

Occurs between: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Saturday, December 26, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Anaina Hou Farmers Market every Saturday in Kilauea. Saturdays 9am - 1pm: hosted by Anaina Hou Community Park. Enjoy fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables and locally made prepared food. Buy gifts and art from local artists. Stock up on tropical flowers and talk story with the local families [...]

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  • Contact Name: Robyn Petterson
  • Contact Organization: Anaina Hou Community Park