Annual Events & Festivals

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Known as the Gathering Isle of the Hawaiian Islands, O‘ahu plays host to a wide array events and festivals throughout the year. Here is a list of the most popular ones, so you can add an extra bit of culture, fun, and flavor to your vacation.

Festivals & Annual Events

Sony Open Hawai‘i (Jan)
Moanikeala Hula Festival (Jan)
Chinese New Year (Jan/Feb)
NFL Pro-Bowl (Jan/Feb)
Great Aloha Run (Feb)
Hawai‘i Chocolate Festival (Feb)
Honolulu Festival (March)
Lei Day Celebration (May)
Cinco de Mayo Street Festival (May)
Honolulu Triathlon (May)
Na Hoku Music Festival (May)
Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony (May)
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival (June)
Pan-Pacific Festival (June)
King Kamehameha Day Floral Parade (June)
Korean Festival (July)
Hawai‘i All-Collectors Show (July)
The Annual Ukulele Festival (July)
Surf Film Festival (July)
Hale‘iwa Arts Festival (July)
Made in Hawai‘i Festival (Aug)
Duke’s Ocean Fest (Aug)
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival (Aug)
Greek Festival of Hawai‘i (Aug)
Okinawan Festival (Aug/Sept)
Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (Aug/Sept)
Waikiki Roughwater Swim (Sept)
Rice Festival Hawai‘i (Sept)
Aloha Festivals (Sept)
Honolulu Century Ride (Sept)
Honolulu International Film Festival (Sept/Oct)
Moloka‘i Hoe – Outrigger Canoe Race (Oct)
Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival (Oct)
XTERRA Trail Run World Championships (Nov)
Triple Crown of Surfing (Nov/Dec)
Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony (Dec)
Honolulu Marathon (Dec)

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