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Hawaii May 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 May 2018, Tuesday
[K] Elemental Design Exhibition at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center (until 15 Jun)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging Exhibition at Bishop Museum (until 24 Jun)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Lei Day Celebrations
[O] May Day on the Great Lawn
[O] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[M] Movie Night “Up” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Special Exhibits at Maui Historical Society (all month)
[H] Kau Coffee Festival
[H] Loliana: A Native Hawaiian Exhibit (until 25 May)

02 May 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Culinary Market (every Wed)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Lei Day Celebrations
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Ala Moana Center
[O] Seasons and the Sea at Waikiki Aquarium
[O] Whiskey Club Wednesdays at The Modern Honolulu (every Wed)
[M] Jazz at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Kau Coffee Festival

03 May 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Movie Night “Up” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Kau Coffee Festival
[H] Hula Voices with Dr. Noe Wong-Wilson 

04 May 2018, Friday
[K] Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Cinco De Mayo Weekend featuring Arianny Celeste at RumFire Waikiki
[O] First Friday at HiSAM: Nidaime Teishin Kai Okinawan folk music
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown (every Fri)
[O] Mother’s Day Craft & Gift Fair
[O] Movie Night on the Lawn: Star Wars The Last Jedi
[O] New Wave Friday – La Nueva Onda Friday
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Iolani Palace
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Baseball – Cal Poly vs. Hawaii
[M] Maui Classical Music Festival
[M] Maui Matsuri Musical Extravaganza
[M] Of Mice And Men by MauiOnStage
[M] Wailuku 1st Friday Town Party
[H] Aloha Friday: Ukulele with Wes Awana
[H] First Friday in Honokaa
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Kau Coffee Festival

05 May 2018, Saturday
CINCO DE MAYO
[K] Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Plant & Craft Fair
[K] First Saturdays in Old Kapaa Town
[K] Free Coconut Frond Weaving Class
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival
[K] Kauai Ukulele & Arts Festival
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Body Mind Spirit Expo
[O] Cinco De Mayo at SALT at Our Kakaako
[O] Cinco De Mayo at The Surfjack
[O] Cinco de Mayo Beer Dinner
[O] Cinco De Mayo Party at O.M.G.
[O] Filipina Fiesta & Flores de Mayo
[O] Haku Lei Brunch at Herringbone
[O] Honolulu Book & Music Festival
[O] Kailua Artisan Fair
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market (every Sat)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Parade of Farms Nalo Style
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] The Stars Tonight – Planetarium Show
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Baseball – Cal Poly vs. Hawaii
[M] Aloha From Hawaii Music Concert
[M] Friends of Classic Car & Hot Rods
[M] MAPA’s Spring Extravaganza
[M] Maui Matsuri Festival
[M] Na Holo Wahine 5K & 1 Mile Walk
[M] Of Mice And Men by MauiOnStage
[MO] Cinco de Mayo Dinner Show
[H] Kau Coffee Festival

06 May 2018, Sunday
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market (every Sun)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Aloha Home Market
[O] Andy Irons: Kissed by God Charity Benefit
[O] Body Mind Spirit Expo
[O] Duke’s on Sundays with Henry Kapono (every Sun)
[O] Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo
[O] Hawaii Polo Life Invitational
[O] Honolulu Book & Music Festival
[O] Kuana Torres Kahele at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Baseball – Cal Poly vs. Hawaii
[O] Yoga & Brunch at SALT at Our Kakaako
[M] First Sunday Jazz Concert
[M] MAPA’s Spring Extravaganza
[M] Of Mice And Men by MauiOnStage
[H] PowerShares Series Tennis Tournament
[H] Kau Coffee Festival

07 May 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Sunset Silent Disco Yoga [Fit Flow]
[M] Maui Classical Music Festival
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

08 May 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Tribute to Prince at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Movie Night “Ratatouille” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea

09 May 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Culinary Market (every Wed)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] California Dreamin’ by Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
[O] Kakaako Farmer’s Market (every Wed)
[O] Ko Olina Artfest[O] Shear Madness  at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] Square Barrels & Honolulu Beerworks Beer & Whiskey Dinner
[O] Whiskey Club Wednesdays at The Modern Honolulu (every Wed)
[M] Maui Classical Music Festival
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

10 May 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Samoa Festival & World FireKnife Championships
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[M] Movie Night “Ratatouille” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea

Viator

11 May 2018, Friday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Dominion Contemporary Dance
[O] Heart & Soul by Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
[O] Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown (every Fri)
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Iolani Palace
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[M] Lahaina 2nd Friday Town Party
[M]
Maui Classical Music Festival
[M] Of Mice And Men by MauiOnStage
[M] Starry Night Cinema – WALL·E
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei making with Randy Lee
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Orchid, Plant & Craft Show

12 May 2018, Saturday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Dominion Contemporary Dance
[O] Hawaii Pet Expo
[O] Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] KCC Farmer’s Market (every Sat)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Makapuu Twilight Concert at Sea Life Park
[O] Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in Paradise
[O] Na Mele O Ko Olina
[O] Samoa Festival & World FireKnife Championships
[O] Second Saturday at HiSAM: Pop Up Cards
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] Wild & Scenic Film Festival
[M] Maui’s Chef Table
[M] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[M] Mother’s Day Pot Painting
[M] Of Mice And Men by MauiOnStage
[MO] Molokai’s Farmers Market
[H] Orchid, Plant & Craft Show
[H] Robert Cazimero at Kahilu Theatre

13 May 2018, Sunday
MOTHER’S DAY
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[K] Mother’s Day Brunch at South Shore Gardens
[K] Princeville Night Market (every Sun)
[O] Ala Moana Center Farmer’s Markets (every Sun)
[O] German Treasures by Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
[O] Hawaii Pet Expo
[O] Honolulu Triathlon
[O] Jake Shimabukuro at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[O] Mother’s Day at Herringbone
[O] Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at HHV
[O] Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at M.A.C. 24/7
[O] Mother’s Day Brunch at Moana Surfrider
[O] Mother’s Day Brunch at Surfjack
[O] Mother’s Day Brunch at Waimea Valley
[O] Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise
[O] Mother’s Day Menu at 53 By The Sea
[O] Rock-A-Hula Moms Dinner & Show
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Kapiolani Park
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[M] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[M] Mother’s Day Brunch at KBH
[M] Of Mice And Men by MauiOnStage

14 May 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Moomeheu Hawaii – Complimentary Cultural Programming at Royal Hawaiian Center (various)
[O] New Moon Silent Disco Yoga [Power Flow]
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

15 May 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Movie Night “Big Hero 6” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea

16 May 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Culinary Market (every Wed)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Kakaako Farmer’s Market (every Wed)
[O] Kona Nui Nights at Ward Village
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Royal Hawaiian Band at Ala Moana Center
[O] Shear Madness  at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] Whiskey Club Wednesdays at The Modern Honolulu (every Wed)
[M] Josh Smith at McCoy Studio Theater
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

17 May 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[M] Josh Tatofi: Kuu Leo Aloha “The Voice of Love” at McCoy Studio Theater
[M] Movie Night “Big Hero 6” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea

18 May 2018, Friday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[K] Kauai Chorale presents Carmina Burana
[O] Kailua Night Market
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown (every Fri)
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Baseball – Long Beach State vs. Hawaii
[M] Lahaina Galleries Friday Art Night
[M] Makawao 3rd Friday Town Party
[H] Aloha Friday: Hula & Oli with Kahookele Crabbe
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival
[H] The West Hawaii County Band Presents a Free Friday Concert

19 May 2018, Saturday
[K] Free Coconut Frond Weaving Class
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Chorale presents Carmina Burana
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Koloa
[K] KISS Concert: Latin and The Blues
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Beach House Social at Turtle Bay
[O] Joint Military Bands of the Pacific Free Community Concert
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[O] Led Zepplica in Concert
[O] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[O] Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii’s Grammy Awards)
[O] Night at The Royal
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] Waikiki Artfest
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Baseball – Long Beach State vs. Hawaii
[M] Maui Brewers Festival
[M] Maui’s Chef Table
[H] Free Mini Concert Series – Paani Pila
[H] Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival
[H] Mozart’s Requiem Spring Concert

20 May 2018, Sunday
[K] Kalalea Anahola Sunday Farmer’s Market (every Sun)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival
[O] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[O] Shear Madness at Manoa Valley Theatre
[O] University of Hawaii Men’s Baseball – Long Beach State vs. Hawaii
[H] Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest
[H] Honokaa Western Week
[H] Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival
[H] Kokua Kailua: Stroll Historic Kailua Village – Shop, Dine & Buy Local

Viator

21 May 2018, Monday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Honokaa Western Week

22 May 2018, Tuesday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (every Tue)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Willie K at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Movie Night “Brave” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Honokaa Western Week

23 May 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Culinary Market (every Wed)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] Whiskey Club Wednesdays at The Modern Honolulu (every Wed)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Honokaa Western Week
[H] My Generation at Kahilu Theatre

24 May 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Vino and Vinyasa with Laura Mary Linsley at Moana Surfrider
[M] Movie Night “Brave” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Honokaa Western Week

25 May 2018, Friday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[O] ARTafterDARK: Halo Haloha
[O] Eat The Street Garlic
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! Chinatown (every Fri)
[O] Sew Lei for Memorial Day
[M] Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Jerry Santos at McCoy Studio Theater
[M] Crazy For You: The New Gershwin Musical Comedy
[M] Kihei 4th Friday Town Party
[M] Lahaina Galleries Friday Art Night
[H] Aloha Friday: Lei making with Kaipo AhChong
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)
[H] Honokaa Western Week

26 May 2018, Saturday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[K] Kilauea Night Market
[K] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Weekend Show
[M] Crazy For You: The New Gershwin Musical Comedy
[M] Maui’s Chef Table
[M] Observe & Play Family Day
[M] Turf Meets Surf: Chef Collaboration Wine-Pairing Dinner
[MO] Molokai’s Farmers Market
[H] Cinderella The Ballet by West Hawaii Dance Theatre
[H] Hawaiian Sunset Saturday
[H] Honokaa Western Week
[H] Movies Under the Stars – “Coco”

27 May 2018, Sunday
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (every Fri/Sun)
[K] The Banana Poka Round-Up
[O] Mele Mei 2018 Events
[O] Sunday Jazz Brunch at Grondin
[M] Crazy For You: The New Gershwin Musical Comedy
[H] Honokaa Western Week
[H] Mele Mei 2018 Events

28 May 2018, Monday
[S] MEMORIAL DAY
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Lantern Floating Hawaii

29 May 2018, Tuesday
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Movie Night “Wall-E” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

30 May 2018, Wednesday
[K] Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace (every Wed/Sat)
[K] Kauai Culinary Market (every Wed)
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (every Wed)
[O] The Wailers at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Whiskey Club Wednesdays at The Modern Honolulu (every Wed)
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (every Mon/Wed/Fri)

31 May 2018, Thursday
[K] Free Hula Show at Poipu Shopping Village (every Mon/Thu)
[O] Kuhio Beach Hula Show (every Tue/Thu)
[O] Moon Walk & Dinner at Waimea Valley
[O] The Wailers at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Lahaina Hawaiian Music Series Concert
[M] Movie Night “Wall-E” at Whalers Village (every Tue/Thu)
[M] Polynesian Show at The Shops at Wailea
[H] Molokai Ka Hula Piko

Hope you enjoyed this listing of Hawaii May Events!

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