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Annual Hawaii Events and Festivals

Updated: Mar 24, 2022


Hawaii's festivals celebrate its unique culture and heritage, and are a great way to learn about the islands' multi-cultural heritage. Below is a list of just a few of the best festivals sure not to miss during your vacation. Contact us if interested on receiving more information, about any of the below Events . We are thrilled to assist you with booking or more information.


January

PGA Tour

A professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, the Sony Open in Hawaii is part of the tour's FedEx Cup Series. Since its name change to the Hawaiian Open in November 1965, the event has been played at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu

Ka Molokai Makahiki Festival

Each year on Molokai, the Ka Molokai Makahiki Festival is held. Learn about authentic Hawaiian music and dances and participate in various activities such as workshops, competitions, hula classes, and chanting.

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Island of Hawaii

The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour Champions in Hawaii, on the Big Island.

February

Waimea Town Celebration, Kauai

This long-running festival in Waimea Town celebrates Kauai's unique culture and history.

Chinese New Year Celebration, Oahu

Each year, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii celebrates Chinese New Year at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza

Great Maui Whale Festival, Maui

Maui Whale Festival, held during Maui's peak humpback whale season, is a series of inspiring events presented by Pacific Whale Foundation.

Panaewa Stampede Rodeo Island of Hawaii

Rodeo in Hilo, Hawaii has been going for 28 years. It replicates local cowboy traditions

March

Prince KUhio Celebration of the Arts. Kauai

Kauai honors Prince Kuhio every March with a week-long schedule of events.


Honolulu Festival. Oahu

A major cultural event in Hawaii, the Honolulu Festival promotes understanding, economic development and ethnic harmony among Hawaii residents and those from the Pacific Rim.

Lahaina Whale and Ocean Arts Festival, Maui

Local artisans and crafters will exhibit their work, as well as take part in hands-on art activities, hula troupe performances, and contemporary and traditional performances .

Kona Brewers Festival, Island of Hawaii

As part of the Ke Kai Ala Foundation's mission, the Kona Brewers Festival serves local cuisine at a sustainable community gathering.

April

Spring Fantasy Orchid Show, Kauai

The Kona Brewers Festival is presented by Ke Kai Ala Foundation, an organization that promotes sustainable community gatherings on the island of Hawaii through local cuisine.

Celebration of the Arts, Maui

A celebration of the Arts Festival Kapalua Maui at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua featuring Hawaii's best artists, educators, and cultural practitioners.

East Maui Taro Festival, Maui

An annual event held in Hana, Maui, Hawaii each spring, focusing on kalo or taro,

Merrie Monarch Festival Island of Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii hosts the Merrie Monarch Festival - a week-long cultural festival held annually during the week after Easter

May

Lei Day Celebration, Kauai

Hawaiians celebrate Lei Day on May 1st each year with numerous ceremonies, events, and performances that mark this fun family holiday.

Mele, Mei. Oahu

Mele Mei is the celebration of Hawaii's music, hula and culture

June

Taste of Hawaii, Kauai

Original food and wine tasting fundraiser for the islands and Kauai. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Kapaa.

King Kamehameha Floral Parade. Oahu

The King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade courses the longest parade route in the nation. Starting at ʻIolani Palace and making its way to Kapiʻolani Park, the parade stretches just over 4 miles long

Maui Film festival a Wailea, Maui

The festival takes place annually over five days in June. It is based at Grand Wailea Resort and includes film premieres, filmmaker panels, special screenings

Ka Hula Piko Festival, Molokai

Hawaii's largest cultural festival features hula performances, chants, musical entertainment, crafts and games

King Kamehameha day festivities, Island of Hawaii

King Kamehameha is commemorated in Maui with the Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pau Parade, which features a parade of local marching bands and colorful floats. The parade travels along Lahaina's Front Street, ending at Banyan Tree Park with another ho'olaule'a! Pan Pacific Festival, Matsuri in Hawaii



For more information on events and dates please get in contact with me by email

elisabeth@nieblertravels.com





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