The culture and tradition of Hawaii is ingrained into every day life in the Hawaiian islands. You’ll find its expressed language, music, art, theater, dance, film, cuisine and much more. The Big Island plays host to a multitude of festivals ranging from authentic hula competitions to Polynesian culinary affairs and at the core of each is the spirit of aloha, which you’ll find in every moment of every day you wake up on Hawaii.
Say aloha to Hawaii and join us on the Big Island.
Feb. 2, 2019
Spend the day experiencing an all-day lineup of Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts at several locations, plus a host of colorful craft fairs and local-style food booths.
Feb. 16 – 18, 2019
Cowboys and Cowgirls compete in Double Mugging and Pu’u Wai U just like the forefathers did in the early ‘Paniolo’ days of old Hawaii.
Mar. 9, 2019
An unique experience of Hawaii in the spirit of Pualu (working together) and Malama Pono (respecting the land), the festival draws thousands of people to enjoy Chefs from the Big Island’s top restaurants.
Apr. 25 – 27, 2019
The Island’s most prestigious Hula competition celebrating Hawaiian culture and a 1,600-year-old tradition.
May 30 – Jun 2, 2019
Sold out almost every year, the festival welcomes Grammy Winners and Jazz & Blues Legends to the stage.
Jun. 8, 2019
The Native Hawaiian community celebrates its Pau history, with a floral parade channeling their legends, music, hula, and traditional demonstrations.
Jul. 4, 2019
Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horse races and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys with live music and local foods.
Aug. 29 – Sep. 2, 2019
Over 2,500 paddlers from across the globe contend in the World’s Largest Long Distance Canoe Race between Kailua-Kona and Honaunau.
TBD- Sep. 2019
An exclusive and luxurious culinary experience, Chef Fest features high-profile chefs collectively cooking, teaching and entertaining in an intimate beach setting.
Oct. 12, 2019
“Triathlon’s most iconic event brings athletes together on the world stage.” Over 2,000 athletes challenge themselves to a 140.6-mile journey around the island.
Nov. 1 – 10, 2019
Attend Hawaii’s Oldest Food Festival highlighting the culture behind Kona’s World Famous Cup of Coffee coupled with art, music, and food tastings.