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October 4-8, 2017 Chef Fest
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai announces the lineup of culinary and mixology talent for Chef Fest 2017. The 4-day food and wine festival will feature an impressive lineup of award winning celebrity guest chefs including Neal Fraser, Gabrielle Hamilton, Edward Lee, Ivan Orkin, Andy Ricker and Jonathan Waxman. New the to festival this year is a pop-up All Clad Cooking Academy in the Resort's Herb Garden featuring an outdoor kitchen-- where each celebrity chef will lead an intimate cooking experience for guests. Also new this year is a Patron Mixology Lounge at the adult's only pool Palm Grove. Here, four guest mixologists will feature unique cocktails showcasing native Hawaiian ingredients.
October 7-8, 2017 Annual Coconut Festival - Kapaa, Hawaii
This annual event highlights the cultural, social, and historical importance of the coconut. There is something for everyone with entertainment, cultural displays, cooking demonstrations, and unique coconut food.
October 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
October 20-Nov 5, 2017 7th 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 28, 2017
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 3-12, 2017
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
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 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
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, 2017 New Year’s Eve Party in Waikiki with Elvis
Rock New Year's Eve in Hawaii with our "Rockin' Eve with Elvis" celebration event. Waikiki's largest cast rings in the new year with an exciting countdown and fireworks effects on our theater-sized screen! Choose between two dinner packages and one cocktail package, all including "champagne" and party favors.
December 31, 2017 7th 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!
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.
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.
October 31-Nov 2, 2014 - Dia de los Muertos, Comida!
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.
October 5-13, 2013 Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival Week
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
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
Bringing Together Community, Farmers, Cattlemen and Chefs. An Annual Event Filled With Food, Fun And Joy for the Whole Family!
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: www.molokaievents.com ).
November 19, 2011 5th Annual Healing Garden Festival 2011
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Music, dance and drums in the garden, mystical magical garden, healing garden, art and crafts and gifts of the garden. Conquor Diabesity and enjoy healthy delicious food & cooking demos; Taste Kauai's organic Honey Mead Wine, Beer & Sake; Learn to stay healthy with wisdom of the garden: multi- cultural practitioners and kupuna sharing traditions of health & wellness and plant based medicine. Eat and Play Gardens include Food demos, kids makahiki style games, tennis and more.
November 5, 2010
Food Democracy: Ideas and Stories to Liberate Our Food Systems
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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