2024 Events and Festivities

In May 2024, the Big Island of Hawaii will showcase an eclectic mix of events and festivals that highlight the island's rich culture, vibrant history, and strong sense of community. Each event offers visitors and locals alike a unique opportunity to engage with the traditions and contemporary expressions of Hawaiian life:

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2024 Hawaii Visitor Guides

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Hilo Lei Day Festival

This festival, held in picturesque Kalakaua Park in Hilo, is a beautiful celebration of the Hawaiian art of lei making. Attendees can enjoy authentic hula performances, hands-on lei-making demonstrations, and the soothing sounds of traditional Hawaiian music. It's an ideal event for those looking to immerse themselves in the cultural practices of Hawaii.

When: 10 AM - 2 PM, Wednesday, May, 1, 2024

Where: Hilo, HI 96720 (Kalakaua Park)

More Info: Lei Day

Waikoloa Lei Day Festival

Hawaii has a rich cultural history associated with ranching, boasting its unique brand of cowboy culture: Paniolo culture.

This festival, also dedicated to the cherished tradition of lei making, occurs at the Queen’s Marketplace, Coronation Pavilion. The event features lei-making workshops, where participants of all ages can learn the craft, fun activities such as face painting for children, and live performances that showcase local talent. It's a family-friendly event that embraces the joyful spirit of Lei Day.

When: 4 PM - 7 PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Where: 69-201 Waikōloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738 (Queen’s Marketplace)

More Info: Waikoloa Lei Day

These events provide a glimpse into the Big Island’s cultural and athletic offerings and foster a deeper connection with the community. As the dates approach, be sure to visit the specific event websites for the most current details and to secure participation or tickets.

Mahalo, and best wishes for your visit! 

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