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2018 HAWAII: October to December 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2012  -  2011  -  2010)


October, 2018
Annual Coconut Festival
Kapaa, Hawaii
Were not having a 2 day event this year because we have seen the devastation on the North Shore of Kauai and on the East Shore of the Big Island, and most funds are going there, so we’re going to have an ALL DAY–Triple event instead. SEE NOVEMBER 3, 2018.

October 6-28, 2018  8th Annual Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival
Hawaii Island, Oahu & Maui, Hawaii
The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific.  Set in the lush island paradise of O‘ahu, our four-day Festival features a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.

October 15-19, 2018 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 27, 2018  Church of the Crossroads Fall Fair - Honolulu, Hawaii
8am to 1pm.  Great Plant Sale, Bake Sale & Jams, Jellies, Butters and Mango Chutney; Huge Rummage Sale; Silent Auction.

November 3, 2018  CocoFest Lite - Kapaa, Hawaii
Were not having a 2 day event this year because we have seen the devastation on the North Shore of Kauai and on the East Shore of the Big Island, and most funds are going there, so we’re going to have an ALL DAY–Triple event instead. Here’s what will be happening:  1st the Big Day is Saturday NOVEMBER 3rd, and the 1st event that day will be KBA’s support and hosting of the Kauai Veterans Parade, and It’s BACK IN KAPAA again. The second Event will be, for want of a better title, A CocoFest Lite, and the third event will be a bigger 1st Saturday Event both in the town center and for the first time ever, in the Kapaa Beach Park as well.

November 9-18, 2018  Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - Kona, Hawaii
Hawaii's oldest food festival with a parade, art stroll, coffee picking contest coffee cupping competition, and more.  Throughout the 10-day Festival, celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration, and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history.


November 22, 2018

There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

December 10, 2018
Terra Madre Day
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 31, 2018  Midnight New Year’s Rockin' Eve Countdown
Waikiki, Hawaii
Three choices to have a rockin' New Year's Eve celebration at Rock-A-Hula! Two different dinner packages and one cocktail only package; all include "champagne" and party favors. The highlight of our special Rockin' Eve show is an exciting countdown with firework visual effects projected on a 40' x 29' video screen! Add the Legendary Upgrade for the ultimate New Year's Eve (for Stageside VIP only).

December 31, 2018  8th Annual New Year's Eve at Aloha Tower Marketplace - Honolulu, Hawaii
Fireworks shows, food trucks, 8 stages and areas of entertainment. Voted Hawaii's #1 New Years Eve party 6 years in a row!


2016 HAWAII: October to December 2016
Food & Wine Festivals & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

October 1, 2016
Nani He'eia
Kaneohe, Hawaii
A fundraiser event to support Paepae o He'eia. This is the first time our annual fundraiser will be held on location at the beautiful and historic He'eia Fishpond.  Celebrated chefs Andrew Le of The Pig & The Lady, Ed Kenney of Town Hospitality Group, Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Cafe, Mark "Gooch" Noguchi of MISSION Social Hall & Cafe and Kealoha Domingo of NuiKealoha will be serving up delicacies directly from He?eia Fishpond. Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning musicians Kainani Kahaunaele and Ernie Cruz Jr. will serenade you throughout the evening. There will also be live and silent auctions, a hosted bar to include an Awa station, and food stations spanning the fishpond wall, so please wear footwear appropriate for walking.  Proceeds from this event will directly support the future cultivation of local and sustainable seafood in the fishpond. In doing so, we honor the legacy of the fishpond as a place of traditional Hawaiian aquaculture and will activate the 800-year old pond for its intended purpose – to grow food for our community.


2015 HAWAII: October to December 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

December 31, 2015
Pineapple Drop
Mililani, Hawaii
New York City has its famous New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square. Mililani has a big, round, lighted pineapple that will drop from a 60-foot flag pole in Mililani Town Center. This one’s family-friendly, too; you don’t ever have to wait until midnight for the finale. Join local bands Streetlight cadence and Crimson Apple to welcome 2016.

2014 HAWAII: October to December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

October 31-Nov 2, 2014
Dia de los Muertos, Comida!
Kailua, Hawaii
Halloween Special, Dia de los Muertos, Comida. Family and friends will be able to enjoy a special menu, live music by Senior Daniel Dickey and Mariachi El Loco and sugar and chocolate skulls that the children can paint. It'll be a fun family night before trick-or-treating or continuing the Halloween spirit throughout the weekend.

2013 HAWAII: October to December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 5-13, 2013 - Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival Week
Honolulu, Hawaii
Due to a number of unfortunate circumstances, the 2014 Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival will not be held. Perhaps if circumstance improve in 2015, the festival will return even bigger and better.

November 1, 2013  1st Annual Calabash & Cooks Fundraiser
Kapolei, Hawaii
The Malama Learning Center. Notable chefs, such as Celebrity Chef Lee Anne Wong (Top Chef) and Chef Co-Chair Mark Noguchi of Pili Group, alongside students and local farmers from all walks-of-life, will share their own culture and traditions through their culinary creations, for all attendees to enjoy. This event will also feature cultural activities, performances, and entertainment for the whole family. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Malama Learning Center and support their mission to teach and inspire communities to create healthy living environments in Hawaii.

November 17, 2013  Garden Island Range & Food Festival
Lihue, Hawaii

2012 HAWAII: October to December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 3, 2012  10th Annual Business & Food Expo
Molokai, Hawaii
Top Chefs from Maui, Molokai & Lanai will dish up unique recipes using Molokai Products. So... come taste, come hear and come see what Molokai business is all about!  (also: ).

2011 HAWAII: October to December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 19, 2011  5th Annual Healing Garden Festival 2011
Kailua Kona, Hawaii

2010 HAWAII: October to December
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 5, 2010 - Food Democracy: Ideas and Stories to Liberate Our Food Systems - Honolulu, Hawaii
Come join us for two inspiring dialogues on food/agricultural problems and on visions for food democracy in Hawai'i and beyond!



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