Find a Hawaii fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 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.
At this point we have checked for 2021 dates on all festival events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We'll keep looking for new events to add, and we'll be working on updating Halloween and Thanksgiving events as well. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, enjoy!
All events showing 2021 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Duke’s OceanFest - Honolulu, HI - Aug 21 to Aug 29, 2021
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.
Okinawan Festival - Honolulu, HI - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
Virtual for 2021, pre-order a bento box to eat while you watch the programming. Normally: The largest ethnic festival in Hawaii. Annual event always on Labor Day weekend, now at the Hawaii Convention Center
Kaua’i Mokihana Festival - Waimea, HI - Sep 19 to Sep 25, 2021
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.
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival - Honolulu, HI - Oct 1 to Oct 11, 2021
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.
Hallowbaloo - Honolulu, HI - Oct 30, 2021
A Honololu street festival on Halloween night. A one mile fun run kicks off the event.
Hawaii International Film Festival - Honolulu, HI - Nov 4 to Nov 28, 2021
For 2021, enjoy [email protected] or in theaters on Oahu and neighboring islands. See the event website for details. Normally: 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 4 to Nov 7, 2021
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Hawaii Rice Fest - Honolulu, HI - Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.
Chef Fest - Kailua-Kona, HI - Nov 13 to Nov 16, 2019
Cooking classes, gourmet dinners and other culinary events.
Great Waikiki Beer Festival - Honolulu, HI - Aug 22, 2020
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.
Waikiki Ho’olaule’a - Honolulu, HI - Sep 19, 2020
Kalākaua Avenue will be transformed with booths showcasing Hawai‘ian 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.
Aloha Kauai Yoga and Peace Festival - Kapaa, HI - Sep 21, 2020
Explore and expand your yoga practice on the island of Kauai at Ludgate State Park.
HawaiiCon - Kahaluu-Keauhou CDP, HI - Sep 24 to Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
Floral Parade - Honolulu, HI - Sep 26, 2020
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.
Maui Ukulele Festival - Kahului, HI - Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
Matsuri Kauai - Lihue, HI - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.
You can also find other fun things to do in Hawaii in October: