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Hawaii May events feature Lei Day, Cinco De Mayo and Mother’s Day celebrations, University of Hawaii Men’s Baseball games, Maui Brewers Festival, Eat The Street Garlic themed food truck event, Honolulu Triathlon, the Mind Body Spirit Expo, and Oahu’s special Memorial Day Lantern Festival.

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Hawaii May Events: 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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MAY 2018 CALENDAR

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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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