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April 1, 2017 10th Annual Maui
County Agricultural Festival
On the first Saturday in April, Maui County Farm Bureau along with the farmers, ranchers and agricultural allies present the annual Maui County Agricultural Festival to share agriculture’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui. Held on the lu-‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu-, this is Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about local agriculture on Maui. Attendance: 5,000.
April 19-22, 2017 Annual Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival
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 22, 2017 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 28-29, 2017 Big Island Chocolate Festival
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Hawaii
The festivals goal is to highlight Hawai'i's unique regional products, particularly chocolate; entertain both visitors & residents; showcase the creative talents of Hawai'i's culinary arts, chefs, chocolatiers, ice cream & candy makers & culinary students; and to support culinary education opportunities & diversified agriculture on Hawaii Island.
April 29, 2017
15th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam
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.
April 29-30, 2017 - 25th Annual East Maui Taro Festival - Maui, Hawaii
Promotes taro and other Hawaiian cultural products and supports Hawaiian cultural values. Workshops, tours, arts and music.
May 14, 2017 MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 19-28, 2017 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 8th 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.
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.
May 27, 2017 Annual Ka'u Coffee Festival 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.
April 3-5, 2016 - ChefConnect: Hawaii - Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
If you’re a chef seeking new ideas, a student looking to gain experience or a foodservice professional keeping atop the latest trends, we’ve got plenty of educational and networking opportunities for you.
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.
May 13-14, 2011
Lahaina Restoration Foundation's Progressive Dinner Party
A progressive dinner is a dining experience held at different locations; you progress from location to location, enjoying a different course at each one.
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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