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.
Prince Dance Institute's Winter Recital will be an uplifting, hour-long romp that features dancing, singing, and acting from the school's beginner and intermediate students. The recital features students from hip hop, contemporary dance, aerial silks, trapeze, glee, and musical theatre. The show [...]
- Contact Name: Danny Waddell
- Contact Organization: Prince Dance Institute
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 [...]
- Contact Name: Kristin Green
- Contact Organization: Princeville Night Market, LLC
Celebrate the music of the holiday season as Maestro Ann Krinitsky leads the HSO and the Sounds of Aloha Chorus. This festive concert will warm your heart, make spirits bright and put you in a Very Merry Holiday mood! Click below to purchase tickets directly from Hawaii Theatre.
- Contact Name: Hawaii Theatre Box Office
- Contact Organization: Hawaii Theatre
Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!".
- Contact Name: Sandy
- Contact Organization: Aloha Plenty
Na Mele O Maui Tuesday, December 10, 2018; Castle; 8am-2pm Established in 1972 for the youth of Maui County, Na Mele O Maui, Maui's only county wide Hawaiian song and art competition, is dedicated to cultural preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian mele, language, and arts. Na Mele O Maui [...]
- Contact Name: Box Office
- Contact Organization: Maui Arts & Cultural Center A&B Amphitheater
Hawaii Honda Dealers and Grammy-nominated artist Henry Kapono are helping music lovers unwrap the holiday season with concerts featuring Henry Kapono’s classic songs. The three-part series titled “Happy Holidays from Henry & Hawaii Honda Dealers; Celebrate the Holidays with the Classic Songs of [...]
- Contact Name: Crystal Yamasaki
- Contact Organization: Crystal Clear Communications
Consolidated Theatres will launch a new year of its celebrated Hana Hou Picture Show with movies hand-selected by the Ohina executive team-industry professionals behind the annual Ohina Short Film Showcase, the new Hawaii-based Ohina Films production group and a Filmmakers Lab created to help [...]
- Contact Name: Gerard Elmore
- Contact Organization: Ohina LLC
The Nutcracker A Holiday Tradition with a Hawaiian Twist Thursday, December 12 at 6:00pm ANGEL PROGRAM performance Friday, December 13th at 7:30pm Saturday, December 14th at 7:30pm Sunday, December 15th at 2:00pm at the Blaisdell Concert Hall Celebrate the Holidays with Ballet Hawaii’s lavish [...]
- Contact Name: Blaisdell Box - Tickets
- Contact Organization: Ballet Hawaii
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii (RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 7-9 2020)
(RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 7-9 2020) The 3rd Annual Hawaii Island Steel Guitar Festival will be held on Friday through Sunday, December 13th through 15th, 2019, at the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Worldwide on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii. This festival will feature steel guitar [...]
- Contact Name: Alan Akaka
- Contact Organization: http://www.himele.org/hmevents.html
As part of the Resort's Love Lanai Cultural program celebrating the culture, heritage and rich history of the Islands, Lanai Mele showcases a selection of popular and award-winning Hawaiian artists. The complimentary performances follow the Evening Cultural Arts Celebration, where the lighting [...]
- Contact Name: Lori Holland
- Contact Organization: Four Seasons Resort Lanai