Experience the spirit of Hawai’i through events and celebrations this Winter.
The calendar is packed with seasonal festivals and markets as well as exhibitions highlighting local themes, including the beauty of the Big Island’s flora and fauna. Also enjoy Japanese Art, theater, and a thoughtful message through the David Hockney retrospective. Add a serve of pop culture at Pop Con 2024, and spread the love in February at the Kaua’i Quilt Show.
Special Events in Hawai’i: Worth the Trip
27th Annual: See millions of lights illuminating the park at Lihue’s Historic County Building as Elizabeth Freeman presents her holiday art inspirations, created with local artisans using recycled/reclaimed materials. Think coconut palm trees wrapped in lights, and snowfall and meteor light projections.
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, this retrospective Hockney exhibition at HoMa features more than 100 prints, collages, photographic and iPad drawings in a variety of media spanning six decades.
Culture to Canvas
Now through October 24, 2024, Kaua’i
Inspired by Kaua’i’s wahi pana, or special, celebrated places, this lovely opportunity to paint and sip is presented in collaboration with native Hawai’ian artist and kumu hula, Kehaulani Kekua.
East Hawai’i Cultural Center’s newest exhibition is inspired by traditional Japanese visual and performing arts, including ink monochrome painting, decorative painting, classical theater of the imperial and samurai classes, and the drama of Kabuki.
51st Annual: The fourth largest marathon in the United States, this course is 26.2 miles long from Ala Moana Boulevard to Kapiolani Park beside the ocean.
Handmade gifts created locally for the holiday season include arts and crafts, holiday treats, and plants. Enjoy lunch and the sounds of Leilani’s Puna Dirt Road Band.
Now through December 14, 2023, Big Island
15th Annual: Celebrating the island’s flora and fauna, this multi-media art exhibition is hosted by the Three Mountain Alliance, the Hawai’i Island Art Alliance, the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and the Wailoa Center.
Lōkahi is the Hawai’ian word for people coming together to take care of one another and this musical event reflects that spirit. Featuring Lukas Nelson, Jack Johnson, Nathaniel Rateliff, Paula Fuga, Lily Meola, with family and friends Donavon Frankenreiter, Promise Of The Real, and more.
Major gathering for fans of comics, movies, anime and all pop cultures, with 200+ local and international exhibitors.
Artists present new visions and inspirations of urban art through styles of graffiti, anime and manga.
Lovingly made by quilters around the island, over 70 quilts will be on display, many for sale. Not just beautiful objects, they tell visual stories, record history and reflect the spirit of their makers.
Full Calendars of Events