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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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Oct 20 2020
NirMānāFest Kaua'i 2020 - A Collaborative Mural Festival
Kauai

NirManaFest Kauai 2020

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Saturday, October 24, 2020
Summary

With your help and participation, one week will be dedicated to the collaboration of Kauai artists adorning local walls with murals. From October 18th-24th (2020), 5 teams of resident artists will be assigned to 5 different walls along Ewalu and Rice Streets. During that week artists will work [...]

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  • Contact Name: Seth Womble
  • Contact Organization: Nirmana
Oct 20 2020
The Queen Liliuokalani 2020 Keiki Hula Hoike
Oahu

The Queen Liliuokalani 2020 Keiki Hula Hoike

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Thursday, December 31, 2020
Summary

Due to the conditions related to the current COVID-19 pandemic The Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition had to be canceled and in it's place a 4 night televised special broadcast presentation was created to carry on the annual event and be a platform for the art of hula, Hawaiian [...]

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  • Contact Name: Guy Sibilla
  • Contact Organization: The Kalihi-Pālama Culture & Arts Society, Inc
Oct 20 2020
Discover unique art, jewelry, and more at the Princeville Night Market
Kauai

Princeville Night Market

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Sunday, December 12, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

The Princeville Night Market brings together Kauai's finest artisans for an evening of shopping, live music, and food trucks. You'll find a diverse collection of more than 40 Kauai artisans, ranging from paintings and wood carvings to hot sauce and handmade soap all Made in Hawaii. Enjoy dinner [...]

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  • Contact Name: Kristin Green
  • Contact Organization: Princeville Night Market, LLC
Oct 20 2020
Cinema in the Park
Oahu

(POSTPONED) Cinema In The Park

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 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
Oct 20 2020
Trash Show - Hawaii Artists Recycle (32nd Annual)
Hawaii

Trash Show - Hawaii Artists Recycle (32nd Annual)

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Dates: Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00am to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:00pm To event remaining 29 days 32nd Annual Trash Art Show 2020 October 3rd - 30th Ira Ono, founder of “The Trash Show: Hawaii Artists Recycle,” will be returning to jury the 32nd anniversary of one of East Hawaii’s [...]

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  • Contact Name: Information
  • Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cultural Center
Oct 20 2020
Little Picture Show
Oahu

Hawaii Watercolor Society Little Picture Show

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Saturday, October 24, 2020, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Summary

The Hawaii Watercolor Society's Little Picture Show features small, affordable works by local artists working in water-based media. The collection highlights a variety of styles and subject matter, providing something for everyone's taste. Some artists have also produced note cards for sale. The [...]

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  • Contact Name: Tamara Moan
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Watercolor Society
Oct 20 2020
Oahu

Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii Exhibit

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Sunday, March 28, 2021, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Surfing is a culture, an art, a science, and a way of life. Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii is an original exhibit featuring unique treasures from the Museum’s collection of surfing materials and archival surfing photographs. Mai Kinohi Mai (“from the beginning”) offers the greatest [...]

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  • Contact Name: Bishop Museum
  • Contact Organization: Bishop Museum
Oct 20 2020
Masked & Unmasked 2020
Hawaii

Masked & Unmasked

Occurs on: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

Reclaim 2020!

Come out for a night of art, pupus and DOOR PRIZES, while supporting a great cause!

'Project Hawaii, Inc.' is a local non-profit that enhances the lives of Hawaii's homeless children. All door donations (suggested $5/per person at door) and a portion of every sale [...]

Oct 20 2020
The weekly Maui Sunday Market shines the spotlight on Maui’s hardworking entrepreneurs in an effort to grow their businesses.
Maui

Maui Sunday Market

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Sunday, December 19, 2021, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Summary

The Maui Sunday Market is held each Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm in the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot. This popular event features live entertainment, food trucks, island vendors, Family Bingo, and activities showcasing the local community and Hawaii's cultural traditions. Public admission and [...]

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  • Contact Name: Luana Mahi
  • Contact Organization: Maui Food Technology Center
Oct 20 2020
Radha Chaddah, The Lord is Many, 2015; flourescent micrograph
Maui

Cellula

Occurs between: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Sunday, December 20, 2020, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Summary

Canadian artist Radha Chaddah makes art about invisible realities in the cellular world using light as her primary medium.

Her combined background in film and molecular neurobiology inspired her to combine art and research in stem cell biology to create Cellula.

This multimedia [...]

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  • Contact Name: Elaine Roe
  • Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center