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Island of Hawaii Events Calendar

Plan your trip during one of the many special events happening on the island of Hawaii. Some of the biggest events on the island include the annual Merrie Monarch Festival (follows Easter Sunday in March - April) in Hilo, the largest hula competition in the world; and the IRONMANTM World Championship (October) race from Historic Kailua Village in Kona to Hawi and back. No matter what time of the year, you’re bound to find one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances and musical events to entertain you during your stay on the island.

Events on the Island of Hawaii

Please note: We apologize for any inconvenience, but our event listings below are in English only.
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Aug 8 2020
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
Hawaii

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Occurs between: Saturday, August 8, 2020 - Saturday, August 15, 2020, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT), founded in 1959, is the second oldest big game sport fishing event in the world. HIBT is a five-day tournament built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association rules for big game fish world records and does not [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Tournament Admin
  • Contact Organization: HIBT
Sep 3 2020
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, September 3, 2020 - Monday, September 7, 2020, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Doug VeraCruz
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Nov 6 2020
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (50th Annual)
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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (50th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 6, 2020 - Sunday, November 15, 2020, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

Each year in November, Kona coffee's world-renown reputation along with the unique cultural heritage of the past tells the story of coffee traditions that produced this American legacy. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival experience is unique, enriching and ensures that the story of Kona coffee's [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Val Cocoran, President
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Feb 20 2020
Shingo Honda: Impermanence (Retrospective) Exhibition
Hawaii

Shingo Honda: Impermanence (Retrospective) Exhibition

Occurs between: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

February 6 - February 28 Shingo Honda: Impermanence (Retrospective) https://ehcc.org/content/impermanence From February 7 to 28, 2020, the East Hawaii Cultural Center will host a retrospective of works by beloved Big Island artist Shingo Honda. The exhibition, entitled Impermanence, will feature [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cultural Center
Feb 19 2020
Hawaii

Our Town

Occurs between: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020
Summary

The Hilo Community Players is proud to bring Our Town, a great American play by Thornton Wilder, to Hawaii Island starting February 7th, 2020 at The East Hawaii Cultural Center. This is a three act play about life and human nature. It has been performed all over the world in dozens of languages. [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: East Hawaii Cultural Center
  • Contact Organization: Hilo Community Players
Feb 19 2020
Exhibit: NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose
Hawaii

Exhibit: NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha the Great in Paint and Prose

Occurs between: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Friday, March 20, 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

The Donkey Mill Art Center is honored to present NIUHI-SHARK: Honoring Kamehameha The Great in Paint & Prose featuring original paintings created by Carl F. K. Pao paired with selections from the book Kamehameha–The Rise of a King by Kāwika Eyre with illustrations by Brook Parker. The exhibit [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Sophia Naylor
  • Contact Organization: Donkey Mill Art Center
Feb 20 2020
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Hawaii

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Occurs on: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

Based on the popular 1970’s cartoon series, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes. A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage in Schoolhouse Rock Live! It’s fun for the whole family! The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: kristin lake
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Feb 20 2020
Baker Laurie Westrich and volunteers prepare a special bake.
Hawaii

Kona Historical Society Shrove Tuesday Special Bake

Occurs on: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Kona Historical Society will make its famous Portuguese cinnamon bread to celebrate Shrove Tuesday on February 20, from 10-noon at Kona Historical Society’s stone oven, or forno, located in the pasture below the Society’s Kalukalu Headquarters and its historic general store museum in [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: KHS
  • Contact Organization: Kona Historical Society
Feb 20 2020
Hawaii

Art Exhibition: Timothy Allan Shafto

Occurs between: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Please join us for an exhibition of award-winning furniture maker and wood turner, Timothy Allan Shafto's latest body of work. Reflecting his love of this land and it's endless horizons, Tim has created a series of mixed-media paintings that sparkle in the light and transport us to a place where [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Tiffany
  • Contact Organization: Tiffany’s Art Agency
Feb 20 2020
Hawaii

The Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest

Occurs between: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Sunday, December 27, 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

The Sunday Farmers' Market at Hamakua Harvest, located at the intersection of Mamane St. and Mamalahoa Hwy in Historic Honokaa Town, offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music, and a free educational event weekly. It's beautiful location and celebratory character provides a vibrant [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Elizabeth Mallion
  • Contact Organization: Hāmākua Harvest

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

Festivals on the Island of Hawaii

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