HONOLULU -- This year's Aloha Festivals, a statewide celebration of
everything Hawaiian, starts Sept. 15 on Oahu and runs through Oct.
29 on Maui.
All six Hawaiian islands will have a combined 300 events
including block parties, parades, balls, aloha shirt contests and
On Oahu, the festivals run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 24.
Oahu highlights are the floral parade in Honolulu on Sept. 16, a
downtown Honolulu block party Sept. 15 and a block party in Waikiki
For other islands, festival dates are as follows:The Big Island, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1. On Sept. 22 there is
the Great Waikoloa Ho'olaule'a, or party, at the Waikoloa Resort.
Music, food and crafts will precede a fireworks display at the end
of the day. Also on the Big Island, the He Halia Aloha o
Liliuokalani, or Queen Liliuokalani Birthday Celebration, takes
place in Queen Liliuokalani Park in Hilo Sept. 24, starting at 8:30
a.m.Molokai, Sept. 24 through Oct. 8. The Molokai Parade in
Kaunakakai on Sept. 30 starts at 9 a.m., followed by a block party
at noon.Lanai, Oct. 6 through Oct. 15. On Oct. 6, the Dole Park Dancing
Party happens in Dole Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Oct. 7, the
Lanai Ho'olaule'a offers ukulele-making demonstrations among other
Hawaiian crafts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Kauai, Oct. 13 through Oct. 22. The Keoneloa Music Festival at
the Hyatt Regency Kauai will take place Oct. 13 with Hawaiian music
and dance, starting at 6:30 p.m.Maui, Oct. 20 through Oct. 29. In Wailuku on Oct. 21, a daylong
crafts, food and Maui products fair will take place from 9 a.m. to
Phone: (800) 852-7690
For more events information, check the Hawaii Visitors and
Convention Bureau Web site under the calendar of events.