Events and Festivals
The Festive Islands of AlohaDive 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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Luana Mahi
- Contact Organization: Maui Food Technology Center
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is proud to announce The Hawaii Nei Invitational Exhibition: The Winds and Rains of Kīlauea on display daily from July 3– August 15 from 9am – 5pm, at Volcano Art Center gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The multi-media exhibition showcases six outstanding [...]
- Contact Name: Information
- Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center Gallery
Apo A Noeau (grasp until mastery) is an exhibition honoring the hana noeau (arts) of Hawaii. Artwork should feature or draw inspiration from traditional Hawaiian handmade forms such as lauhala, kapa, wood working, feather work, ohe kapala, or any other aspects of Hawaiian material culture. A [...]
- Contact Organization: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
Ka Lei Hula "The Adorned Dance" Free Weekly Hula Classes! Enjoy a morning hula class out on Waikiki Beach Walk’s Plaza. This hour-long class is reserved up to 20 individuals, all ages and skill levels welcome. Masks are mandatory and social distancing guidelines in place. Classes offered every [...]
- Contact Name: Blaine Kia
- Contact Organization: Waikiki Beach Walk
One of Maui's largest craft shows, The Maui Gift & Craft Fair occurs each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and features more than 50 local vendors and artists, showcasing a wide variety of Made In Hawaii photography, jewelry, fine art, crafts, gifts and more. The Maui Gift & Craft Fair and its [...]
Art Festivals at Lahaina Cannery Mall Lahaina - The Lahaina Arts Society Art Festivals are back at the Lahaina Cannery Mall! Each weekend from 9AM to 4PM beginning April 10th-11th, 2021 shop local and Talk Story with Maui fine artist members of the Lahaina Arts Society. Artists will be [...]
- Contact Name: Diane S Appler
- Contact Organization: Lahaina Arts Society
Celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Koloa, Kauai during this 10-day family oriented festival held the last two weekends in July and the week in between on Kauai's sunny south shore. Each year highlights a different theme. Founded in 1835, Koloa Plantation was Hawaii's [...]
- Contact Name: Melissa McFerrin Warrack
- Contact Organization: Koloa Plantation Days, Inc.
Aloha Home Market is Hawaii's premier pop-up market and showcase for unique local treasures and finds. Aloha Home Market features Hawaii's finest furniture makers, artisans, jewelry makers, clothing designers, food vendors, and more. Admission is free, and the market is held in a covered outdoor [...]
- Contact Name: Danielle Scherman
- Contact Organization: Aloha Home Market
Opening for a limited engagement, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience features more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh's iconic artworks and takes the art lover into a three-dimensional world that exhilarates the senses.
In a rich and unique multimedia experience using cutting-edge [...]
- Contact Name: PacRim
- Contact Organization: PacRim Marketing Group
Our island's favorite curated vendors pop up twice a month at the Royal Hawaiian Center with their companies best products for local residents, national and international tourists. Support local small business vendors who will feature a wide array of local snacks and goodies including poi mochi, [...]
- Contact Name: LAUREN
- Contact Organization: 808 Craft and Gift Fairs