Find a Hawaii fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 has things to do across Hawaii including activities in Honolulu, Oahu, Maui and more. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
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Kauai Powwow - Kapaa, HI - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
A cultural event, and a traditional Native American Powwow, for the Kaua’i community. Annual event on Kaua’i.
Windward Ho’olaule’a - Kaneohe, HI - Sep 29, 2018
Entertainment,â€˜ono food, keiki rides, arts and crafts, a Silent Auction and more at Windward Community College. Free admission.
Okakopa Ho’olaulea’a - Waimanalo, HI - Oct 6, 2018
Oktoberfest Hawaiian Style hosted by the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Hawaii Section.
Pumpkin Carving Festival - Kaneohe, HI - Oct 27, 2018
Hundreds of families sit together and carve their pumpkins in the shopping mall. Local artists offer tips to families who want to take their pumpkin carving to the next level. Held during the week preceding Halloween on the island of Oâ€™ahu. Founded in 2010.
Hallowbaloo - Honolulu, HI - Oct 27, 2018
A Honololu street festival on Halloween night. A one mile fun run kicks off the event.
Duke’s OceanFest - Honolulu, HI - Aug 15 to Aug 25, 2019
Duke’s OceanFest features a variety of ocean sports close to Duke Kahanamoku’s heart, including Longboard Surfing, Paddleboard Racing, Swimming, Tandem Surfing, Surf Polo, Beach Volleyball, and Stand-Up Paddling. The annual festival, held on the shores of Waikiki in August, celebrates Duke Kahanamoku’s life, his athletic contributions and his spirit that continues to live on.
Great Waikiki Beer Festival - Honolulu, HI - Aug 24, 2019
Enjoy over 100 different seasonal, local and craft brews plus a selection of cocktails, wine, and sake, while listening to live music and noshing. A portion of proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Ohana. 21+ event held on the Great Lawn in front of Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon.
Honolulu Night Market - Honolulu, HI - Aug 24, 2019
Enjoy live music, Hawai?i’s hottest food trucks & pop up shops. Check out the @keikichella stage, featuring art, games, shave ice, cotton candy, with live music by Tiara Bella showcasing some of Hawaii’s most talented Keiki performers and a special ocean safety demo by Professional Surf Champion Billy Kemper. Honolulu Night Market is free and family friendly.
Okinawan Festival - Honolulu, HI - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
The largest ethnic festival in Hawaii. Annual event always on Labor Day weekend, now at the Hawaii Convention Center
Ohina Short Film Festival - Honolulu, HI - Sep 7, 2019
The ʻOhina Short Film Showcase debuted in 1999 to support local independent filmmakers and to give them an opportunity to exhibit their films to the community. Named with the Hawaiian term for “gathering” or “collecting,” ʻOhina provides an annual exclusive venue for a collection of works by Hawaiʻi filmmakers to be gathered and presented to the communit
Waikiki Hoolaulea - Honolulu, HI - Sep 21, 2019
Hawaii’s largest block party featuring local food, music and entertainment all along Kalakaua Avenue, plus various Hawaiian music genres and hula halau, Hawaiian crafts, flower leis and local cuisine all being featured
Waikiki Ho’olaule’a - Alea, HI - Sep 21, 2019
Kalākaua Avenue will be transformed with booths showcasing Hawai‘i cuisine, crafts and culture stretching as far as the eye can see. Taste the best of local flavors from around the island in one place, and peruse artisan-made crafts. Four stages with incredible entertainment will rock the evening featuring top local artists, award-winning hālau hula, and more.
Kaua’i Mokihana Festival - Waimea, HI - Sep 22 to Sep 28, 2019
A week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture. A variety of events are planned including music and hula competitions. The festival started in 1984 as the Kaua’i Composers Contest and Concert, put on by the musical group Malie with a grant from thhe Hasegawa Komuten Relations Board, and has grown into a week-long festival that aims to educate, promote, preserve, and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture for all people.
HawaiiCon - Kahaluu-Keauhou CDP, HI - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
Celebrity guests, panel events, workshops, role-playing games, movie screenings, cosplay, artists and vendors, and more await at the Sheraton Kona Resort. HawaiiCon serves as the annual inclusive gathering of science fiction fans, comic book enthusiasts, creative cosplayers, anime followers, avid gamers, future-envisioning authors, cultural practitioners, Geek-film featurette film makers, comic and fantasy artists, authors, screen writers and Hollywood’s science fiction producers, voice actors, and movie/television stars, along with vendors, musicians, teachers, students, scientists, and popular culture & science fiction scholars. In support of their mission, Hawaiicon also hosts the co-located Pacific-Basin STEAM Teaching Conference and the Science Fiction, Popular Cultures Academic Conference.
Hale Koa Oktoberfest - Honolulu, HI - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
The Hale Koa Hotel hosts this Honolulu Oktoberfest with authentic German food and beverages, beer hoisting contest and live Oktoberfest band. The Hale Koa Hotel is an Army facility and proper identification is required.
Hawaii Rice Fest - Honolulu, HI - Sep 28, 2019
This unique, one-day event will be held on Auahi Street at Ward Village from 3pm to 9pm and will be packed with family fun, entertainment, food booths, educational activities, rice products, and much more.
Floral Parade - Honolulu, HI - Sep 28, 2019
Kalakaua Avenue comes alive with a colorful procession of female and male pau horseback riders, floats covered with Hawaiian flowers, Hawaiian music, hula halau and local marching bands. Route goes from Ala Moana Park through Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park.
Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise Oktoberfest - Lahaina, HI - Sep 28, 2019
Enjoy an authentic German buffet, Oktoberfest beers, an Oompah band, and silent auction – proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise Vocational Scholarship. Held from 6-9 PM at Historic Pioneer Inn.
Maui Ukulele Festival - Kahului, HI - Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of ukelele music, plus door prizes, local arts & crafts, island foods and more, with free admission! The fall version of the popular summer Waikiki festival is held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A full afternoon of ukelele music awaits you – bring your own lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the islands’ best ukelele players.
Aloha Kauai Yoga and Peace Festival - Pahoa, HI - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Explore and expand your yoga practice on the island of Kauai at Ludgate State Park.
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival - Honolulu, HI - Oct 5 to Oct 27, 2019
Wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, exclusive dining events featuring local foods, and unique excursions prepared by the 80+ master chefs and wine & spirits producers.Various venues across Hawai’i, Maui, and Oahu.
Matsuri Kauai - Lihue, HI - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
The festival will showcase different groups of Japanese talents and Japanese culture on Kauai. Taiko performances and classical Japanese dances will also be featured. Usually a featured performance from Japan is presented at this event along with some hands on activities (i.e. oshibana, origami, oshie), crafts, kimono dressing, tea ceremony, shodo, bonsai, ikebana, etc. The event will be held at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue. The event is free and open to the public.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - Holualoa, HI - Nov 1 to Nov 10, 2019
Annual event with Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant, driving tours, parade, art show, coffee recipe contest, quilt show and more celebrating Kona coffee and the culture of Hawaii.
Hawaii International Film Festival - Honolulu, HI - Nov 7 to Nov 24, 2019
A two week film festival started in 1981. It is dedicated to the advancement of understanding and cultural exchange among the peoples of Asia, the Pacific and North America through the medium of film.
Chef Fest - Kailua-Kona, HI - Nov 13 to Nov 16, 2019
Cooking classes, gourmet dinners and other culinary events.
You can also find other fun things to do in Hawaii in October: