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May Festivals in Hawaii

Information about all types of Hawaii festivals held in May.

Big Island Film Festival
The Big Island Film festival is a "talk story" film festival celebrating narrative short films and feature length films and their makers. The 4th Annual Big Island Film Festival will take place May 14-17, 2009 at the Waikoloa Beach Resort on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Brothers Cazimero May Day Concert

Filipino Fiesta and Parade
The Annual Filipino Fiesta is an all day event in Waikiki's Kapiolani park that features a parade down Kalakaua Avenue, an all day festival in the park with live entertainment, cultural displays, and food booths, and in the a candlelit Santacruzan Festival and procession at night. The 17th Annual Filipino Fiesta will take place May 9, 2009 at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.

Hawaii Book and Music Festival
Annual celebration of storytelling and song held every year on the civic center grounds in the historic capitol district of downtown Honolulu. The 4th annual Hawaii Book and Music Festival is scheduled to take place on May 16-17, 2009. The festival will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday with a free sunset concert each evening featuring some of Hawaii's top performers.

Hawaii Food and Wine Paradise
Four day upscale food and wine event featuring golfing, fashion, food events, and wine tasting activities in West Oahu. Also features brunch at an exclusive Waikiki hotel. The 2nd Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Paradise event will take place May 21-24, 2009.

Hilo Inter-Tribal Powwow
Annual event that takes place every May in Wailoa River Park in Hilo on the east side of Hawaii Island. Event is hosted by the Federation of American Natives in partnership with the Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council.

Hilo Astro Day Festival
An astronomy festival that akes place every year at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo on Hawaii Island in either April or May,

Hilo Inter-Tribal Pow Wow

Honokaa Western Week, Parade, and Rodeo
This Big Island event usually takes place the last week of May. The event features a Paniolo Parade (Hawaiian cowboy parade) a paniolo barbecue, a block party, a live auction, and activities for children. The 2009 Honokaa Western Week event will take place May 22-25, 2009.

Kauai Polynesian Festival
Note that 2009 event was cancelled but the Kauai Polynesian Festival is expected to be back in 2010.

Lantern Floating Ceremony
Takes place every year on Magic Island in Ala Moana Park in Honolulu.

Lei Day Celebration

Magic Island Lantern Floating Festival (Oahu)

Makawao St. Joseph Feast
Three day upcountry Maui event that typically features a May Day program on the first day, a livestock auction on the last day, and a feast with live music and family activities on all three days.

Maui Film Festival

Maui Onion Festival
Annual event held at Whalers Village on Kaanapali Parkway in West Maui.

PCC Lei Day Celebration
Every year, on or near Lei Day (May 1) the Polynesian Cultural Center has a special Lei Day Celebration. The 2009 PCC Lei Day event will take place on May 3, 2009.

Samoan World Fire Knife Competition
The 17th Annual Samoan World Fire Knife Competition will take place May 14-16, 2009 at the Polynesian Cultural Center on the northeast side of Oahu Island.

Wahiawa Pineapple Festival

- Big Island Film Festival
- Cinco de May Honolulu Street Festival
- Filipino Fiesta and Parade
- Hawaii Book and Music Festival
- Honokaa Western Week
- Kauai Polynesian Festival
- Lantern Floating Festival on Magic Island
- Makawao St. Joseph Feast (Maui)
- Maoli Arts Month Street Festival
- Maui Onion Festival
- Molokai Ka Hula Piko

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