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Hawaii Events & Festivals 2020-21

The Hawaiian Islands play host to incredible one-of-a-kind Hawaii events that draw thousands of people to the islands from around the world.

Hawaii events can provide visitors with valuable insight into the destination, its people and island life, history, culture, music, cuisine, sports, arts and crafts, environment, and so much more.

Find out what’s on in Hawaii, and enrich your next holiday by attending local Hawaii festivities!

Hawaii Signature Events

The following is a list of Hawaii’s signature events, the ‘big ones’ on the destination’s annual calendar.

Hawaii January Events

Sentry Tournament of Champions (Golf), Maui, 6-10 Jan 2021
Sony Open in Hawaii (Golf), Oahu, TBC Jan 2021
Maui Oceanfront Marathon, Oahu, 17 Jan 2021

Hawaii February Events

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, Island of Hawaii, 6 Feb 2021
Chinese New Year, Statewide, 12 Feb 2021
Panaewa Stampede Rodeo, Hawaii Island, TBC Feb 2021
Superbowl Watch Parties, 7 Feb 2021
Valentine’s Day, Statewide, 14 Feb 2021
Mardi Gras, Statewide, 16 Feb 2021
Wanderlust, Oahu, TBC 2021
Hawaii Beer Fest, Oahu, TBC Feb 2021

Hawaii March Events

Honolulu Festival, Oahu, 12-14 Mar 2021
Kona Brewers Festival, Island of Hawaii, 13 Mar 2021
Hilo Marathon, Island of Hawaii, TBC Mar 2021
Prince Kuhio Day Celebration, Statewide, 26 Mar 2021
St Patrick’s Day, Statewide, 17 Mar 2021
Localicious, Oahu, 1-31 Mar 2021

Hawaii April Events

Easter Good Friday, Statewide, 10 Apr 2020
Merrie Monarch, Hawaii Island, Postponed
Lotte Championship (Golf), Oahu, Postponed
Earth Day, Statewide, 22 Apr 2020
Waikiki Spam Jam, Oahu, Postponed

Hawaii May Events

Lei Day Celebrations, Statewide, 1 May 2020
Cinco De Mayo, 5 May 2020
Golden Week in Hawaii, Late Apri-Early May 2020
Mother’s Day, Statewide, 10 May 2020
Maui Brewers Festival, Maui, TBC May 2020
Memorial Day, Statewide, 25 May 2020
Lantern Floating Hawaii, Oahu, Postponed
Hawaii Book & Music Festival, TBC May 2020

Hawaii June Events

Obon Dances & Festivals, Statewide, TBC Jun 2020
State Fair, Oahu, TBC Jun 2020
King Kamehameha Day, Statewide, 11 Jun 2020
Kona Marathon, Island of Hawaii, 21 Jun 2020
Pan-Pacific Festival, Oahu, 11-13 Jun 2021
King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, Oahu, Postponed
Kapalua Food & Wine Festival, Maui, 10-13 Jun 2021
World Oceans Day, Statewide, 8 Jun 2020
Maui Film Festival, Maui, Postponed
Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture 2020, 18-27 June 2021

Hawaii July Events

Obon Dances & Festivals, Statewide, TBC Jul 2020
Forth of July, Statewide, 4 Jul 2020
Prince Lot Hula Festival, Oahu, 18-19 Jul 2020
Koloa Plantation Days, Kauai, 17-26 Jul 2020
Hawaii Tattoo Expo, Oahu, 31 Jul-2 Aug 2020

Hawaii August Events

Obon Dances & Festivals, Statewide, TBC Aug 2020
Kawaii Kon & Comic Con AnimeConvention, Oahu, 7-9 Aug 2020
Duke’s OceanFest, Oahu, 22-30 Aug 2020
Made in Hawaii Festival, Oahu, 21-23 Aug 2020
Korean Festival Hawaii, Oahu, TBC Aug 2020
Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair, Kauai, Postponed
Don The Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival, Island of Hawaii, TBC Aug 2020

Hawaii September Events

Okinawan Festival Hawaii, Oahu 5-6 Sep 2020
The Kauai Marathon, Kauai, 6 Sep 2020
Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival, Island of Hawaii, 11-13 Sep 2020
Aloha Festivals, Statewide, 19 & 26 Sep 2020
Festa Italiana Hawaii, Oahu, 25-26 Sep 2020
VegFest, Oahu, Postponed

Hawaii October Events

Oktoberfest Festivities, Statewide, Oct 2020
IRONMAN World Championship, Hawaii Island, Postponed
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, Hawaii Island/Maui/Oahu, 2-25 Oct 2020
Maui Marathon, Maui, 11 Oct 2020
Honolulu Pride Parade, Oahu, 17 Oct 2020
Halloween, Statewide, 31 Oct 2020
Pumpkin Festival, Oahu, Oct 2020
Maui Fair, Maui, TBC Oct 2019
Taste of Hilo, Island of Hawaii, TBC Oct 2020
Greek Festival Hawaii, Oahu, TBC Oct 2020

Hawaii November Events

XTERRA World Championship, Maui, 8 Nov 2020
Hawaii International Film Festival, Oahu, TBC Nov 2020
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii Island, 6-15 Nov 2020
Miss Hawaii USA, Oahu, TBC Nov 2020
Restaurant Week, Oahu, 13-22 Nov 2020
Maui Invitational (Basketball), Maui, 23-25 Nov 2020
Waikiki Holiday Parade, 27 Nov 2020
Hawaii Island Steer Guitar Festival, Island of Hawaii, TBC Nov 2020
Thanksgiving, Statewide, 26 Nov 2020
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: Hawaiian Pro, Oahu, 13-24 Nov 2020
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: Vans World Cup of Surfing, Oahu, 25 Nov-7 Dec 2020

Hawaii December Events

Honolulu City Lights, Oahu, 5-31 Dec 2020
Santa Arrives by Canoe, Oahu, TBC Dec 2020
XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, Oahu, 6 Dec 2020
Kauai’s Festival of Lights, Kauai, TBC Dec 2020
Honolulu Marathon, Oahu, 13 Dec 2020
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing: Billabong Pipe Masters, Oahu, 8-20 Dec 2020
The Hawaii Bowl (NFL/Gridiron), Oahu, TBC Dec 2020
Diamond Head Classic (Basketball), Oahu, 22-25 Dec 2020
Hawaii Open (Tennis), Oahu, TBC Dec 2020
Christmas Day Festivities, Statewide, 25 Dec 2020
New Years Eve, Statewide, 31 Dec 2020

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