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News Hawaii: Travel News and Updates from Hawaii. Hawaii Events 2018

Here is where you can find all the latest happenings in Hawaii including travel news, updates and Hawaii local events. Stay up to date on all the local and national news and Hawaii events 2018 right here!

Hawaii News and Updates

  • East Oahu look forward to recovery...
    on April 24, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    As Kauai recovers from the torrential rain and devastating floods, many communities in East Oahu are doing the same. Grace, Steve and Dan are in Waimanalo... […]

  • SmartMoney Monday: Going green on a...
    on April 23, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    In honor of Earth Day on April 22, all this April, every Smart Money Monday segment will help us learn how to make every day Earth Day. Today we're going to learn all the inexpensive things you can do to go green on a budget.There are so many ways to help the environment that cost nothing except […]

  • Makana live at Blue Note Hawaii
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Award winning local musician Makana will be performing at the Blue Note Hawaii on Tuesday APril 24th at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.  Joining him in this performance is award-winning Hawaiian Puerto Rican percussionist and pioneer of Exotica music, Lopaka Colon. Makana is a master of the beautiful […]

  • 25th Annual He-Man Competition
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Slim’s Power Tools, the largest locally owned power tool distributor in Hawaii, presents the 25th annual He-Man competition scheduled for Sunday, April 29, 2018 on Oahu. Thirty-three male and female contestants compete in this highly physical and emotional battle, demonstrating the accuracy, […]

  • Blue Planet Foundation and the Blue...
    on April 22, 2018 at 3:01 am

    During Earth Week, organizations come together to help mother nature.&nbs […]

  • Honokaa Jazz Band celebrates National...
    by HNN Staff on April 20, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    The Grammy-winning Honokaa Jazz Band is celebrating National Jazz Appreciation Month with their 22nd Big City Jazz Tour of Oahu. […]

  • Hawaii World Class Wedding Expo:...
    on April 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    The Hawaii World Class Wedding Expo is coming up on Friday and Saturday. Kawailani Soma from Pacific Allied Products demonstrated some items you can make from foam. Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. […]

  • Business Report 4/20/18: Retail space...
    on April 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    It's time for another edition of Howard's Illustrated Economics. In this edition, Howard brings out the legos to show retail space on Oahu.&nbs […]

  • More than 100 entertainers to perform...
    on April 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    The Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila is coming up on Saturday. The all-day event is free. Stage producer Rhonda Burk and Naalehu Theatre board member John Hart were both on Sunrise with more details. Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved. […]

  • Principal of the year - Corinne Yogi
    by Grace Lee on April 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Corinne Yogi got a big honor last night. She was awarded the Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership as the principal of Kipapa Elementary School. Island Insurance sponsored the award and will give her $25,000 as a prize. She joined Billy V on the set along with Tyler Tokioka - […]

Hawaii Events 2018


From cultural and traditional to fun and quirky, there’s something for everyone!

Go to pursue a passion or try something new. Go to learn more about one of the many cultures that call the Islands home, or to try a Hawai‘i comfort food you’ve never eaten before. Whatever your intentions for attending and participating in one (or more) of Hawai‘i’s many festivals and events, just make sure to go. Each offers its own can’t-miss opportunities to mingle with locals, sample local cuisine, engage in local traditions and much more. Step back in time into Hawai‘i’s sugar-growing era at Kōloa Plantation Days on Kaua‘i, celebrate the Islands’ most world-renowned coffee at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival on the island of Hawai‘i, learn about the cultural significance of taro at the East Maui Taro Festival, and experience Hawai‘i’s longtime love affair with a certain canned pink luncheon meat at Spam Jam Festival on O‘ahu. The following events celebrate much of what is unique and special about the Hawaiian Islands, and offer visitors opportunities to immerse themselves in the local experience. There’s an upcoming festival or event here we’re sure you’ll enjoy. Start exploring!

January Hawaii Events 2018

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February Hawaii Events 2018

Panaewa Stampede Rodeo

Panaewa Stampede Rodeo (island of Hawai’i|February 2018 TBD) – This amateur
rodeo features adult, keiki (child) and kūpuna (elders) roping and riding competitions, and showcases Hawai‘i’s storied paniolo (cowboy) culture. Held at the Pana‘ewa Equestrian Center near Hilo, the popular weekend event includes team roping, barrel racing, bronco riding and bull riding, all alongside food and craft booths, and interactive demonstrations.

 March Hawaii Events 2018

Prince Kūhiō Day Celebration

Prince Kūhiō Day Celebration (Kaua‘i|March 2018 TBD) – The annual Anahola Prince Kūhiō Day Celebration honors the life of turn-of-the-20th-century Hawai‘i Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole and his legacy as a leader and advocate for Native Hawaiians, and founder of local government systems still in place in modern Hawai‘i. Attendees of the annual celebration at Kaua‘i’s Anahola Beach Park can participate in a day of fun-filled activities, hula and live music, educational and cultural exhibits, and food and craft booths.

Honolulu Festival


Honolulu Festival (O‘ahu|March 9-11, 2018) – Celebrating its 24th anniversary, the Honolulu Festival is one of Hawai‘i’s premier cultural events. The three-day festival shares the rich, vibrant cultures of Hawai‘i and its Asia and Pacific Rim neighbors with attendees through educational programs and activities, craft fairs, arts and entertainment, and a grand evening parade through Waikīkī. The festival culminates with the colorful and dramatic Nagaoka Fireworks show off Waikīkī’s beaches.

April  Hawaii Events 2018

Celebration of the Arts

Celebration of the Arts (Maui|April 2018 TBD) – Held annually at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Celebration of the Arts is a participatory Hawaiian arts and cultural festival celebrating and discussing the past, present and future of the culture. The festival welcomes residents and visitors to experience and learn about Hawaiian culture through interactions and interactive activities with artisans, cultural practitioners, thought leaders, filmmakers, educators and entertainers in a setting of open discussion.

East Maui Taro Festival

EMTF 2016

East Maui Taro Festival (Maui|April 21, 2018) – This annual event in the east Maui community of Hāna offers one of the single best places to taste a variety of ‘ono (delicious) eats showcasing taro. Celebrating the multiple uses of the staple food source of the Native Hawaiian diet, as well the agricultural bounty of the island’s east side, the festival offers attendees opportunities to participate in taro-pounding demonstrations, learn all things taro-related, sample delicious locally-sourced dishes, and catch hula performances, live music and other cultural activities.

Spam Jam Festival

Spam Jam Festival (O‘ahu|April 28, 2018) – This annual street festival celebrates
Hawai‘i’s longtime appreciation of Spam and everything culinary that can be created with the canned pink luncheon meat. The all-ages-friendly Waikīkī event features local restaurants and chefs offering unique and creative Spam dishes, alongside entertainment stages, Hawai‘i artisans and, of course, lots of Spam eats and paraphernalia for purchase. Proceeds raised benefit the nonprofit Hawaii Foodbank.

 May Hawaii Events 2018

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June Hawaii Events 2018

Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival (Maui|June 13-17, 2018) – Equal parts film and lifestyle, this starstudded event pairs Hawaiian culture and film in the luxurious resort area of Wailea. Fabulous film premieres, gala parties, celebrity appearances, and Hawaiian music and dance highlight five days of cinema – Maui style.

July Hawaii Events 2018

Kōloa Plantation Days

Koloa Plantation Days, Kauai, Hawaii

Kōloa Plantation Days (Kaua‘i|July 2018 TBD) – Held in the Kaua‘i district where
Hawai‘i’s first sugar plantation and mill were founded in 1835, Kōloa Plantation Days offers a lively, family-oriented schedule of events celebrating the Kōloa district’s rich agricultural history and diverse multicultural traditions of its residents. The 10-day event features everything from sports contests and a town celebration day, to nature hikes, movies in the park, a rodeo and a parade.

Prince Lot Hula Festival

Prince Lot Hula Festival (O‘ahu|July 2018 TBD) – Named in honor of Lot Kupuāiwa, who reigned as Hawai‘i monarch Kamehameha V, this community festival at downtown Honolulu’s ‘Iolani Palace brings together hālau hula (hula schools) from communities throughout the Islands for a day of hula performances. The festival also includes Hawaiian cultural demonstrations, local foods, traditional games, lomilomi massages, and arts and crafts, including lauhala (pandanus leaf) weaving, and kapa (bark) and ipu (gourd drum) making.

August Hawaii Events 2018

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September Hawaii Events 2018

Aloha Festivals

Aloha Festivals (O‘ahu|September 22-29, 2018) – Annually celebrating the diverse traditions of Hawai‘i’s multiple cultures – and especially, its indigenous Hawaiian culture – through music, dance, food, arts and history, Aloha Festivals is packed with pageantry, parades, concerts and family activities. Its biggest events include a multiblock Waikīkī ho‘olaule‘a (celebration) and colorful floral parade.

The Kaua‘i Marathon

The Kaua‘i Marathon (Kaua‘i|September 2018 TBD) – This 26.2-mile race promises to keep runners inspired (and maybe a bit visually distracted) on a course winding alongside sparkling blue ocean, white sand beaches, emerald rainforests and country towns. Proceeds from the event are donated to Kaua‘i charities.

October Hawaii Events 2018

Hawaii Yoga Festival

Hawaii Yoga Festival (island of Hawai‘i|October 9-14, 2018) – The fifth annual
Hawaii Yoga Festival at Kalani retreat center, located in the rain-forested KalapanaKapoho
area, will feature more than 60 sessions led by faculty from Hawai‘i and around
the world, including yoga teacher, writer and body-positivity advocate Jessamyn
Stanley. Attendees are also invited to enjoy Hawaiian cultural events, live music,
workshops, discussions, meals and body-positive activities.

November Hawaii Events 2018

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (island of Hawai‘i, O‘ahu and Maui|October 6-28, 2018) – Featuring a world-class roster of renowned master chefs from Hawai‘i and around the world, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers, this prestigious annual event is co-chaired by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard award winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong. Each festival event boasts a diverse array of dishes showcasing Hawai‘i’s bounty of fresh and delicious locally grown, raised and produced ingredients.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (island of Hawai‘i|November …  2018 Schedule Coming Soon!) – Hawai‘i’s longest-running food festival features more than 50 events in Kona honoring the region’s world-famous coffee. These include coffee plantation and mill tours, coffee cupping competitions, an evening lantern parade, a festival ho‘olaulea, a golf tournament, art exhibits and a coffee recipe contest.

December Hawaii Events 2018

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