There’s always something happening in Hawaii, with most of the activity centred around the hub of Waikiki. Sports, food, fashion and arts, it’s all there.
January: Sony Open in Hawaii
The 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR tournament is the start of the full-field events on the PGA TOUR annually. Each January the Sony Open in Hawaii attracts 144 of the world's top golf professionals to the Waialae Country Club on Oahu. Since 1999, this is Hawaii’s largest charity golf event, raising more than $15 million for local non-profit organisations.
March: Annual Honolulu Festival
Every year, the Honolulu Festival brings together cultures from all around the Pacific to celebrate traditional art, dance, craft and music. It brings the island alive with sensational sights and sounds through indigenous performances, cultural enactments and a raucous, colourful street parade in Waikiki.
May: Annual Lei Day Celebration
Don't miss this special Hawaiian celebration of lei including entertainment, food booths and a lei making contest takes place at the beautiful Queen Kapiolani Park and Bandstand in Waikiki.
August: Duke's OceanFest
This outdoor aquatic festival is in honour of the great Duke Kahanamoku, the worshipped Hawaiian athlete. There’s old-style longboard surfing and surf polo as well as swim comps and even stand-up paddle board tournaments. The event culminates on August 24 – Duke’s birthday – with the lei draping ceremony of his statue.
September: Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Held every September includes internationally acclaimed master chefs, master sommeliers, mixologists, and top tier winemakers from around the world.
October: Hawaii Chocolate Festival
The festival, launched to raise awareness about Hawaii's growing cacao industry, will be a day for chocolate lovers filled with tastings, guest speakers, a chocolate inspired spa lounge, chocolate garden, coco café and tea house, and live entertainment.
November: The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
An annual celebration of Kona’s world famous coffee held every November. Hawaii’s oldest food festival combines a modern-day infatuation with coffee with Kona's old-world history.