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Hawaii August Events Listing: What’s On Hawaii is a monthly calendar of Hawaii events carefully curated for holiday-makers to highlight what’s on during their stay!

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CALENDAR KEY: 
[S] = State Holiday 
[K]
= Kauai 
[O]
= Oahu 
[M]
= Maui 
[H]
= Hawaii Island 
[MO]
= Molokai 
[L]
= Lanai

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01 August 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Tribute to Horace Silver: Mike Lewis & Friends at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Wildest Show in Town “Johnny Helm and Friends” at Honolulu Zoo
[M] Lei Making at The Shops at Wailea
[M] Wahi Pana Auwahi Exhibition (until 03 Aug)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

02 August 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Secret Record Store at Downbeat Lounge (Ongoing)
[M] Movie Night “Wreck It Ralph” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] North of Nightfall Hawaii Premiere at Castle Theater
[M] Wahi Pana Auwahi Exhibition (until 03 Aug)

03 August 2018, Friday
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[K] Soto Zen Bon Festival
[O] Comic Con Honolulu
[O] Exhibit Opening – State of Art: new work
[O] First Friday Art Walk in Chinatown
[O] First Friday at HiSAM: Shoji Ledward
[O] Friday Summer BBQ Dinner Buffet
[O] Hawaii Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Local Spotlight: Revive The Live For Ray Cooper III at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Movie Night on the Lawn “Sherlock Gnomes”
[O] Oahu Obon Dance & Festival Various
[O] Pacific Ink + Art Expo
[M] Iliza Shlesinger (Comedian) Castle Theater
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Maui Obon Dance & Festival Wailuku
[M] Singin’ in the Rain at Iao Theater
[M] Wahi Pana Auwahi Exhibition (until 03 Aug)
[M] Wailuku 1st Friday Town Party
[H] Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
[H] First Friday in Honokaa

04 August 2018, Saturday
[K] First Saturdays in Old Kapaa Town
[K] Foamtastic Color Fun Run/Walk
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Heiva I Kauai (Tahitian Dance Competition)
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Kauai Beach Resort
[K] Soto Zen Bon Festival
[O] All Star Soul-Singer Showcase
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Byodo-In Temple 50th Anniversary
[O] Comic Con Honolulu
[O] Hawaii Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market (every Sat)
[O] Keawe Adventures North Shore Challenge
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Oahu Obon Dance & Festival Various
[O] Pacific Ink + Art Expo
[O] Planetarium Show at Bishop Museum
[O] Whale Sanctuary Day at Waikiki Aquarium
[M] Maui Obon Dance & Festival Wailuku
[M] Na Moku Eha Mele (Music) Series
[M] Seed to Cup Coffee Festival
[M] Singin’ in the Rain at Iao Theater
[H] Big Island Obon Dance & Festival Various
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

05 August 2018, Sunday
[K] Battle of the Food Trucks
[K] Heiva I Kauai (Tahitian Dance Competition)
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market (every Sun)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[K] World’s Largest Golf Outing
[O] Alii Sunday’s at Kawaiahao Church
[O] Comic Con Honolulu
[O] Duke’s on Sundays with Henry Kapono
[O] Hawaii Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
[O] Hawaii Polo Club Al Lopaka Day
[O] Pacific Ink + Art Expo
[M] First Sunday Jazz Concert
[M] Singin’ in the Rain at Iao Theater
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

06 August 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

07 August 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Tribute to Michael Buble: Mike Lewis & Friends at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Movie Night “Toy Story 3” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
[H] Words and Wine Author Event

08 August 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Wildest Show in Town “Noel Okimoto and his Jazz All Stars” at Honolulu Zoo
[M] Lei Making at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

09 August 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[O] Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Ke Kani O Ke Kai at Waikiki Aquarium
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Movie Night “Toy Story 3” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

10 August 2018, Friday
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Friday Summer BBQ Dinner Buffet
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Oahu Obon Dance & Festival Various
[O] Wines Over Waikiki at BLT
[M] Lahaina Galleries Friday Art Night
[M] Lahaina 2nd Friday Town Party
[M] Maui Obon Dance & Festival Lahaina
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
[H] Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science Fridays

11 August 2018, Saturday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[O] Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Dinner
[O] Bionic Beings: Art Official Intelligence
[O] Free Yoga Classes at SALT Kakaako
[O] Hawaiian Slack Key Festival
[O] Hawaiian Style Band, Live! on North Shore
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market (every Sat)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Na Mele O Ko Olina
[O] Oahu Obon Dance & Festival Various
[O] Second Saturday at HiSAM: Hawaii Potters Guild
[M] Friends of Classic Car & Hot Rods
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Maui Obon Dance & Festival Lahaina
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[MO] Molokai’s Farmer’s Market
[H] Big Island Obon Dance & Festival Various
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

12 August 2018, Sunday
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market (every Sun)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[K] Pilgrimage of Compassion
[K] Princeville Night Market (every Sun)
[K] Waipa Summer Music Festival
[O] Duke’s on Sundays with Henry Kapono
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour
[O] Slack Key Guitar Festival
[M] Maui Chamber Orchestra HARMONIEMESSE
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

13 August 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at The Shops at Wailea
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Big Island Obon Dance & Festival Various
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

14 August 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Halemanu at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Movie Night “Despicable Me” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)

15 August 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Kona Nui Nights at Ward Village
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Wildest Show in Town “Jon Yamasato and Iron Mango” at Honolulu Zoo
[M] Lei Making at The Shops at Wailea
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

16 August 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Reggae Series: Third World at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Movie Night “Despicable Me” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)

17 August 2018, Friday
[S] STATEHOOD DAY
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Friday Summer BBQ Dinner Buffet
[O] Hawaii Shakespeare Festival: All’s Well That Ends Well
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Kailua Night Market
[O] Made in Hawaii Festival
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Oahu Obon Dance & Festival Various
[O] Paakai Marketplace at SALT Kakaako
[O] Picnic on the Pier at Battleship Missouri Memorial
[O] Reggae Series: Third World at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Revive the Live Music Festival
[M] Lahaina Galleries Friday Art Night
[M] Makawao 3rd Friday Town Party
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kahookele Crabbe
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] The West Hawaii Country Band Free Friday Concert

18 August 2018, Saturday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Koloa
[K] SAVOR Decadent Chocolate & Savory Tapas
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Art+Flea Summer Market New Wave Friday
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Great Waikiki Beer Festival
[O] Hawaii Shakespeare Festival: All’s Well That Ends Well
[O] HONOLULU Magazine’s Rosé Soirée
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market (every Sat)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Made in Hawaii Festival
[O] Oahu Obon Dance & Festival Various
[O] Revive the Live Music Festival
[O] SALT Bar Crawl
[O] Twilight & Dive’n’Movie Night “Black Panther” at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii
[M] Art Show Earth’s Natural Wonders
[M] Friends of Classic Car & Hot Rods
[M] Maui Calls in Celebration of Hula
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Big Island Obon Dance & Festival Various
[H] Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival
[H] Mini Concert Series: Kamuela

19 August 2018, Sunday
[K] Into the Woods at Hawaii Children’s Theater
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market (every Sun)
[K] Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Duke’s on Sundays with Henry Kapono
[O] Hawaii Polo Club India Festival
[O] Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
[O] Made in Hawaii Festival
[O] Moanalua 99 3rd Sundays Craft & Gift Fairs
[O] Moon Walk & Buffet Dinner Waimea Valley
[O] Prosecco On The Patio
[O] Yoga & Brunch at SALT Kakaako
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Kokua Kailua: Stroll Historic Kailua Village – Shop, Dine & Buy Local

20 August 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at The Shops at Wailea
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

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21 August 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Hawaii Shorts International Film Festival at Waikiki Aquarium
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Willie K at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Movie Night “Smurfs The Lost Village” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)

22 August 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Tribute to Billy Joel: Mike Lewis & Friends at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Lei Making at The Shops at Wailea
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

23 August 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Roy’s 30th Anniversary at Eating House
[O] Vino and Vinyasa with Alex Morales at Moana Surfrider
[M] Movie Night “Smurfs The Lost Village” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)

24 August 2018, Friday
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Friday Summer BBQ Dinner Buffet
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[O] Tommy Emmanuel at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] “Into the Woods” at Castle Theater
[M] Kihei 4th Friday Town Party
[M] Lahaina Galleries Friday Art Night
[M] Youth Art Exhibition (10-24 Aug)
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

25 August 2018, Saturday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[K] Kilauea Night Market
[K] Movie Night at the Garden featuring Coco
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Engelbert Humperdinck at Hawaii Theatre
[O] Free Yoga Classes at SALT Kakaako
[O] Greek Festival
[O] Henry Kapono & Friends at Waikiki Shell
[O] Jim Jefferies (Comedian)
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market (every Sat)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Living Aloha Festival
[O] Mele on the Marina Festival
[O] Oahu Obon Dance & Festival Aiea
[O] Spartan Hawaii Trifecta Weekend
[O] Summer Concert Series at Waimea Valley
[O] Tommy Emmanuel at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Wine and Chocolate Pairing
[O] Wine On The Waterfront
[M] Art with Aloha with Lufi Luteru
[M] “Into the Woods” at Castle Theater
[M] Maui Chef’s Table
[M] Maui Obon Dance & Festival Kula
[M] Nick’s Fishmarket 20th Celebration
[MO] Molokai’s Farmer’s Market
[H] Big Island Obon Dance & Festival Various
[H] Hawaiian Sunset Saturday
[H] Movies Under the Stars – “Sherlock Gnomes”

26 August 2018, Sunday
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market (every Sun)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[M] Henry Kapono & Friends at the MACC
[M] “Into the Woods” at Castle Theater
[O] Duke’s OceanFest
[O] Duke’s on Sundays with Henry Kapono
[O] Engelbert Humperdinck at Hawaii Theatre
[O] Greek Festival
[O] Kuana Torres Kahele Presents A Tribute to Molokai at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Red Bull Party Wave
[O] Spartan Hawaii Trifecta Weekend
[H] Big Island Obon Dance & Festival Various
[H] Ohia Love Fest

27 August 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[M] Ukulele Lessons at The Shops at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

28 August 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Art Lunch: Meet the Artist Marques Marzan
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Movie Night “Cars 3” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea

29 August 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[M] Lei Making at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

30 August 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Movie Night “Cars 3” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[H] Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race

31 August 2018, Friday
[K] Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] ARTafterDARK: ‘=’ information
[O] Avatar 3-D at Hawaii Theatre
[O] DinoSnores Family Sleepover Experience
[O] Family Night “The Living Reef” at Waikiki Aquarium
[O] Friday Summer BBQ Dinner Buffet
[O] Hapa at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown
[M] “Into the Woods” at Castle Theater
[L] Lanai 5th Friday Town Party
[H] Aloha Friday: Lauhala Weaving with Jelena Clay
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race

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