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2019 HAWAII: April & May 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2018  -  2017  -   2014  -  2011  -  2010)


April 12, 2019
Empty Bowl Hawaii
Hololulu, Hawaii
Empty Bowl Hawai`i is a unique event where hundreds of artists and chefs collaborate to support food security and end hunger. Each purchase to this unique event includes tickets to redeem soup, tasty bites, bread and a handmade bowl.  New this year, all attendees will receive 3 food tickets good for not only soup with bread but also a select few stations featuring tasty bites. In addition to the food guests will enjoy live music by Coyne Street, a robust silent auction and sticking with tradition guests will have the opportunity to select from thousands of beautiful bowls created by local potters and community members. Each bowl is meant as a keepsake to remind us of the reality that each day someone goes hungry and a bowl is left empty.  Select from thousands of beautiful bowls created by local potters and community members. Each bowl is meant as a keepsake to remind us of the reality that each day someone goes hungry and a bowl is left empty.

April 13, 2019  27th Annual East Maui Taro Festival - Maui, Hawaii
Promotes taro and other Hawaiian cultural products and supports Hawaiian cultural values. Workshops, tours, arts and music.

April 22, 2019  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.  More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 24-27, 2019  Annual Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival
Hilo, Hawaii
The Festival celebrates the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawaii's people and its environment.  The Festival, known for being one of the largest in the State, showcases over 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors.  Hourly prizes, demonstrations and performances will be held during this Festival, truly making it an unforgettable cultural experience.

April 26-27, 2019  Big Island Chocolate Festival
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Hawaii
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate—in both its sweet and savory forms—while participating in delicious, fun and informative chocolate-themed activities. 


The “must-attend” festival gala—featuring food booths, unlimited wine and beer pours, silent auction, dancing and more—is 5-9 p.m.  More than 600 guests attended the two-day festival in 2017, and 2018 is expected to be another sell-out affair.

April 26-May 5, 2019
Ka'u Coffee Festival
Pahala, Hawaii
Celebrate all that makes the heritage district of K‘au so special during the 10-day Ka‘u Coffee Festival. The annual event headlines award-winning Ka‘u coffee with a host of java-jumping activities plus tasty culinary fun—including the new Ka’u Coffee Lobsterpalooza. In addition, enjoy an informative hike that explores historic water flume systems and stargazing from a culturally important mountaintop.   Supported in part by the County of Hawai‘i Department of Research & Development, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture, the Ka‘u Coffee Festival is designed to celebrate Ka’u as a premium coffee growing origin and a unique visitor destination. Many events are free, while others require a nominal fee and reservations. All activities feature the exceptional flavor and aroma of Ka‘u coffee and the people and place that produces it.

April 27, 2019  Annual Waikiki Spam Jam - Waikiki, Hawaii
A street festival that celebrates the people of Hawaii's love for SPAM, a canned meat from Hormel Foods. In Hawaii, you will find SPAM at all grocery and convenience stores, many restaurants and in most homes. Great for all ages, the event includes Hawaii's top restaurants, entertainment, and a variety of Hawaiian crafters. Benefits the Hawaii Food Bank.  Attendance: 20,000.

May 3, 2019 - School Lunch Hero Day - Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 4, 2019  11th Annual Ho'olaule'a - Pahala, Hawaii
Enjoy the Ka'u Coffee Festival Ho'olaule'a, with a full day of music, hula, food, local crafts, coffee tastings and farm tours at the Pahala Community Center. Festival entry is free; farm tours $20.

May 12, 2019  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 18, 2019  11th Annual Maui Brewers Festival - Maui, Hawaii
Maui Arts & Cultural Center.  The MACC's annual fundraising event-the Maui Brewers Festival-is one of Maui's top festivals! The event features tasty food from local restaurants and caterers at no additional charge, beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, live music, door prizes, a home brew competition, and lots of fun! Don't like beer? Enjoy hard cider, hard kombucha, root beer, and delicious food-at no additional charge!


2018 HAWAII: April & May 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

April 28, 2018
Build Aloha
Kaka'ako, O'ahu, Hawaii
An evening to benefit Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the revitalized Cooke Warehouse in Kaka'ako.  VIP Early Access @ 5:30 PM.  Build Aloha will offer an incredible and unique evening featuring grazing celebrity chef food stations, local libations funky fresh live music by Tavana, networking and of course a silent auction.  Pig & The Lady, Moku Kitchen, Pili Group, Hank's Haute Dogs, Herringbone Waikiki.

2017 HAWAII: April & May 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 20, 2017  4th Annual Hawaii Farm Day - Statewide, Hawaii
A statewide movement to honor farmers and encourage families to visit and thank those who work hard to grow our local produce. This statewide effort is a collaboration of over 30 farms and 50 farmers markets with support from Edible Hawaiian Islands, FarmLovers Market, Kohala Village Hub, Ocean Vodka and RedBarn Farmstand. The organizers of Farm Day hope to bring family and friends together statewide to celebrate local producers by shopping at a farmers' market, taking a farm tour or visiting a farm then sharing their experience through any form of social media they prefer using the hashtag #eHIFarmDay17.

2014 HAWAII: April & May 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 3, 2014  25th Annual Maui Onion Festival - Maui, Hawaii
26th Annual Maui Onion Festival will be held in 2016. More information to come.  There are onions. And then there are Maui Kula Onions. Believed by many to be the sweetest onions in the whole wide world, these glorious bulbs are the star of our annual festival. The Maui Onion Festival has been a signature event at Whalers Village since 1990. It’s dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of the world-famous Maui Kula Onion and is attended by thousands of visitors and residents every year.

2011 HAWAII: April & May 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 13-14, 2011 - Lahaina Restoration Foundation's Progressive Dinner Party - Lahaina, Hawaii
A progressive dinner is a dining experience held at different locations; you progress from location to location, enjoying a different course at each one.

2010 HAWAII: April & May 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 23-24, 2010  Kokua Festival - Honolulu, Hawaii
Listen to music, try local foods, or visit vendors and booths to learn about the importance of eating locally grown, healthy foods and reducing our impact on the planet. This festival increases awareness for Hawaii, where most food is imported from the mainland and other countries and is overpriced due to high transportation costs.



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