September 1-2: 30th Okinawan Festival
Kapiolani Park in Honolulu will have live Okinawa entertainment, arts, booths, games, food, and more from 9am-9:30pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday to celebrate the Okinawa culture.
September 6: Aloha Festivals Royal Court Investiture and Opening Ceremony
Traditional hula and chant are the highlight of the annual Royal Court Investiture at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, beginning at 3pm. At 5pm, the Opening Ceremony marks the official beginning of the Aloha Festivals at Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove.
September 6-9: Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
An impressive roster of over 50 internationally acclaimed master chefs headline the Food & Wine Festival. Tickets available for wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, exclusive dining opportunities and much more. For the complete schedule and ticket prices visit their website.
September 7: First Friday Festivals of Aloha Kickoff
From 6-9pm take place in the Festivals of Aloha kickoff on Market Street in Wailuku.
September 14: Queen Kaahumanu Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration
Part of the Festivals of Aloha, this free event features keiki (children) entertainment, cultural products, and educational demonstrations. Open from 7-9pm.
September 16: Festivals of Aloha Ho`olaulea
Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina will be the site of live entertainment and artisans from 9am-5pm.
September 8: He Halia Aloha No Ka Queen Liliuokalani Festival
Celebrate the birthday of the last reigning queen of Hawaii at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo from 10am-5pm.
September 15: Waimea Paniolo Parade
The annual parade featuring the 2012 Royal Court will march down Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea Town from 10-11am.
September 16-23: Kau Kau Kailua Restaurant Week
Residents and tourists are invited to take part in the third annual restaurant week in Historic Kailua Village. Special three-course dinner menus are available for $20, $30 or $40 per person. See the list of participating restaurants.
September 22: Peace Day Parade & Festival
The 6th annual parade for the United Nations International Day of Peace will feature Taiko drums, marching bands, bon dance, hula, cirque performers, and more. Parade begins at 10am from the Honokaa High School and is followed by a Peace Day Festival at the Honokaa Sports Complex from 11am-3pm.
September 3: Hawaii Alive Show with Wallis & Shana Punua
The Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club will host the 2012 Kauai Aloha Festivals Royal Family to a night of music and hula. Call 808-651-6202 for show-only reservations or the 808-245-5050 for dinner & show reservations.
September 16-22: Kauai Mokihana Festival
The week long festival celebrations Hawaiian culture with education lectures, hula, and music competitions around Kauai. Visit their website for a complete schedule of events.
September 28-30: 14th Annual Kauai Powwow
There will be lots of events and activities during the Kauai Powwow including indigenous drumming, dancing, storytelling, traditional foods, arts & crafts, and games. Admission is free and events take place at Kapaa Beach Park.