Exploring Hawaii: Catch a Wave of Culture
Learn about the interesting and distinctive festivals that may coincide with your visit
Your Hawai‘i experience might start at the beach, but it shouldn’t end there. The islands are defined as much by the richness and diversity of the local culture—food, music, art, and more—as by soft sand and blue sky. Don’t wait for a rainy day to pop into a museum or catch a performance; opportunities for fun and discovery are around every corner.
With so many cultures sharing this remote archipelago, the calendar is dotted with interesting and distinctive festivals that may coincide with your visit. But don’t sweat the dates—each island also hosts ongoing street fairs, galleries, and performances you can catch year-round. So shake off the salt water, slip into your flip-flops, run a comb through your hair, and catch a wave of culture.