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2016 HAWAII: April & May 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also:  2014 - 2011 - 2010)

March 31-April 2, 2016  Annual Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival - Hilo, Hawaii

April 2, 2016  Maui County Agricultural Festival - Wailuku, Hawaii
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 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.


April 9-13, 2016
95th Annual WAFC Convention
Honolulu, Hawaii
The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) Convention is highly regarded throughout the Industry as the “best event of the year.”  Advancing the Food Industry Through Education and Leadership.

April 22, 2016  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 30, 2016  14th 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.

April 30-May 1, 2016  24th 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 8, 2016  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 13-14, 2016  Big Island Chocolate Festival
Fairmont Orchid, 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.

May 13-22, 2016  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 21, 2016  8th 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.


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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