Visiting the Big Island? 
Why not plan to take in some one or two of the island's unique festivals?



Waimea Ocean Film Festival

January 5-8, 2020
Find the 2020 schedule here after December 20th 2019



Big Island Avocado Festival
Free and family friendly 

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
February 1st, 2020
Entertainment, food, demonstrations, art and crafts, cultural and historic activities.

Hawai‘i Island Living & Design Expo at Sheraton Kona
Saturday, February 22 & Sunday, February 23, 2020
Get inspired by new home designs, ideas for home improvements and solutions for comfortable living.

Panaʻewa Stampede Rodeo
3 Days in February with Traditional & Hawaiian Rodeo Events Family Friendly, Educational and Fun

Wiliwili Festival
Games and a scavenger hunt for kids, a native plant sale, silent auction, free lectures and workshops for adults and older children.

Donkey Mill 12th Annual Art Auction

Flow Fest
Honoring Pele and the Impacted Community.  LIve music, Circus for the keiki, Infomational workshops, ono food



Kona Brewers Festival 
Kona Brewers Festival is hosted by The Ke Kai Ala Foundation whose mission is to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations which contribute to environmental conservation, the well-being of Hawaii’s youth and culture through the celebration of handcrafted brews and local cuisine in a sustainable community gathering on the Island of Hawaii.

Prince Kuhio Day
March 26th, 2020
Prince Kuhio Day, is a state holiday in Hawaii.

Waikoloa Ukulele Festival
This event is a celebration of Hawaii's favorite instrument and music.Big Island ukulele enthusiasts can strum along and play their part with a great lineup of ukulele masters. Come and join us for laughter, love and hope. Ukulele give-aways, ukulele lessons and more.

Big Island Woodturners Annual Show
Exhibit, demonstrations, drawing for prizes




15th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival
The Laupahoehoe Music Festival is a Hawaiian Music and Cultural Event in Laupahoehoe presented by Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School. Proceeds go to supporting music programs at LCPCS. Alcohol & drug free event.

Merrie Monarch Festival 
April 23 – 27, 2020
This week-long festival features an internationally acclaimed hula competition, an invitational Hawaiian art fair, hula shows, and a grand parade through Hilo town.

Big Island Chocolate Festival
Presented by the Kona Cacao Association, The 2019 Big Island Chocolate Festival is an annual fundraiser that benefits five local non-profits and Hawaii cacao farmers. This a fun, interactive and engaging two-day festival.



Lei Day Festival
Always on May 1st at Kalakaua Park in Hilo
Opening ceremonies are at 9:00 am, with oli and hoʻokupu will be made.

Ka'u Coffee Festival
Join Ka‘u coffee farmers and our community for our seventh annual Ho‘olaule‘a at Pahala Community Center with more coffee tasting, music, dance, arts, crafts and food.

Big Island Blues Festival

Annual Hawai‘i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo 

Hawai'i International Music Festival
Celebrating music and Hawaii by bringing internationally acclaimed musicians to the communities of Hawaii through innovative, interdisciplinary concerts and educational outreach opportunities.

Honoka'a Western Week
A celebration of  paniolo culture and farming heritage -  kick up our boot-heels for some un-bridled fun in May




Kamehameha Festival
June 11th, 2020
Kamehameha Day honors the memory of Kamehameha who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 to became Hawai‘i’s first King. 

Obon Season Begins
Every year, in the months of June and August, communities come together to honor the spirits of their ancestors.

Hilo Orchid Society Annual Show And Sale

Annual Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Conference

Annual Cultural Festival at Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau (City of Refuge)




39th annual Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival
more info soon

Volcano Village 4th of July Parade & Craft Fair
July 4th, 2020
Parade starts at 9:00 am followed by a craft fair at the Cooper Center. Food and live entertainment.

Experience Volcano Festival

Annual Mayor's Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival
Vocal, Collaborative Piano, and Directing Programs — June and July




Aunty Joy Keahi Mills Memorial Surf Day at Kahalu'u Bay

 Annual ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest

The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Annual Awards Dinner & Fundraiser



Annual Aina Fest

Paniolo Parade

Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto & Storytelling Competition

Big Island Style Slack Key Guitar Festival

Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Races

Queen Lili‘uokalani Festival



Hilo Way Finding Festival

Annual ast Hawai'i Jazz and Blues Festival

Annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds



Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy