Fall Hawaii Festivals

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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2019 Festivals

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. These conferences bring top practitioners of STEAM education and prominent scholars in the field of science fiction and fantasy together with artists and scientists in media, gaming, comics, and culture. Children under six are free. Adult and child (keiki) tickets are available for individual days or multiple days including a VIP Pass, and there are discounts for US Military and HI First Responders (and their spouses/children), and in-service teachers at the STEAM conference.

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.  

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Prince Waikiki Oktoberfest - Honolulu, HI - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016

Hawaii Chocolate Festival - Honolulu, HI - Oct 15, 2016

North Hawaii Rotary Oktoberfest - , HI - Oct 21, 2016

Hawaii Rice Fest - Honolulu, HI - Sep 9, 2017

Oktoberfest in Paradise - Honolulu, HI - Sep 29, 2017
Held at the Willows.

Great Waikiki Beer Festival - Honolulu, HI - Aug 18, 2018
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.

Okinawan Festival - Honolulu, HI - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
The largest ethnic festival in Hawaii. Annual event always on Labor Day weekend, now at the Hawaii Convention Center

Pearlridge Keiki Hoolaulea - Alea, HI - Sep 15, 2018
A day of fun for the whole family, with free activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, stage performances, conch blowing contest and more.

Chef Fest - Kailua-Kona, HI - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2018
Cooking classes, gourmet dinners and other culinary events.

Waikiki Hoolaulea - Honolulu, HI - Sep 22, 2018
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

Matsuri Kauai - Lihue, HI - Sep 22, 2018
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 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue. The event is free and open to the public.

Kaua’i Mokihana Festival - Waimea, HI - Sep 23 to Sep 29, 2018
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.

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.

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise Oktoberfest - Lahaina, HI - Sep 28, 2018
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.

Hale Koa Oktoberfest - Honolulu, HI - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
The Hale Koa Hotel hosts this Honolulu Oktoberfest with authentic German food and beverages, beer hoisting contest and live Oktoberfest band.

Floral Parade - Honolulu, HI - Sep 29, 2018
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.

Windward Ho’olaule’a - Kaneohe, HI - Sep 29, 2018
Entertainment,‘ono food, keiki rides, arts and crafts, a Silent Auction and more at Windward Community College. Free admission.

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival - Honolulu, HI - Oct 6 to Oct 28, 2018
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.

Okakopa Ho’olaulea’a - Waimanalo, HI - Oct 6, 2018
Oktoberfest Hawaiian Style hosted by the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Hawaii Section.

Hawaii Yoga Festival - Pahoa, HI - Oct 9 to Oct 14, 2018
Explore and expand your yoga practice on Hawai’i Island.

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 O’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.

Hawaii International Film Festival - Honolulu, HI - Nov 8 to Nov 18, 2018
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.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - Holualoa, HI - Nov 9, 2018
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.

You can also find other fun things to do in Hawaii in October:

Oktoberfest in Hawaii
Hawaii Corn Mazes
Hawaii Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Hawaii
Pumpkin Patches in Hawaii

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