BIG ISLANDOct. 19: Ironman Triathlon
Drawing competitors from around the
world, this internationally televised 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike
and 26.2-mile run starts and ends in Kailua-Kona. Call
808-326-2131. Oct. 27: Taste of Hilo.
sample the talents of Big Island chefs, restaurateurs, bakers and
beverage makers. Hilo Hongwanji. Call 808-934-0177. Oct. 30
to Nov 3: Big Island Festival.
The island’s diversity is
showcased through cultural, sports, agricultural, spa and healing
events, with evening food and wine functions at various resorts on
the Kohala Coast. Call 866-424-FEST. KAUAIOct. 4-13: Aloha Festivals.
Throughout the island,
Kauai presents Hawaiian cultural shows, activities and programs for
all ages. Most events are free with a festival ribbon. Call
800-852-7690. Oct. 5-6: Coconut Festival.
its sixth year, this event highlights the cultural, social and
historic importance of the coconut with games, crafts and contests.
Kapaa Beach Park. Call 808-246-9770. Oct. 12-13: Kauai Pow
Food booths, arts, crafts, entertainment and displays
focus on Native American culture. Kapaa Beach Park. Call
808-335-8588. LANAIOct. 12-13: Lanai
Visiting Artist Program.
Josiah Citrin, chef/owner of
Melisse in Los Angeles, presents a free cooking demonstration and
concocts a special menu for the hotel’s dining room. Lodge at
Koele. Call 800-321-4666. MAUIOct. 3-6:
Maui County Fair.
Locals and visitors flock to the fair’s
parade, rides, games, exhibits, arts and crafts, entertainment, a
floral show, a healthy baby contest, a livestock tent and a food
court. Wailuku War Memorial Complex. Call 808-270-7626.
Oct. 11-26: Aloha Festivals.
Maui’s version of the
annual statewide celebration occurs in various venues around the
island. Call 800-852-7690. Oct. 31: Halloween in
Front Street turns into a pedestrian strip until
2 a.m., featuring a haunted house, a costume contest, a parade,
food, crafts, activities and live music. Call 888-310-1117.
MOLOKAIOct. 1-5: Aloha
The rustic beauty of Molokai is enhanced with
such Aloha Festivals events as a parade, a hoolaulea (an outdoor
party), a poke (marinated raw seafood) contest, a ukulele
competition, a song contest and daily Hawaiian entertainment. Call
800-852-7690. OAHUOct. 5-6: Intertribal
Activities highlighting Native American Culture
include food booths, arts, crafts, entertainment and displays.
Thomas Square, downtown Honolulu. Call 808-734-5171. Oct.
Hawaii’s largest, longest-running
Bavarian festival features oompah bands, dancing, food and spirits.
Ala Moana Hotel. Call 955-4811. Oct. 25: Full Moon
The popular local trio Na Leo Pilimehana presents
a free outdoor concert sponsored by Aston Hotels & Resorts and
the City & County of Honolulu. Kapiolani Bandstand. Call