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September Festivals in Hawaii

Information about all types of Hawaii festivals held in September.

Aloha Festivals
This September festival features a floral parade in Waikiki, a street festival in Waikiki and other special events. Since 2008 all of the Aloha Festivals events have been held on the island of Oahu.

Festivals of Aloha
Fall cultural festival founded in 2008 after the Aloha Festivals organization was no longer able to fund events on the outer islands. The festival features a series of events in September and October, including the Richard Hoopii Falsetto Contest at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, a parade and hoolaulea on Molokai, cultural demonstrations on Lanai. and a long weekend of special events in Hana, East Maui, including a parade, hoolaulea, fishing tournament, sports day, teen night, and family play day.

Hawaii Island Festival
The Hawaii Island Festival was founded in 2008 when the Aloha Festivals organization was no longer able to fund outer island events. The festival is a series of events that takes place at several different venues. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Hotel events include the Ms. Aloha Nui Pageant, the Great Waikoloa Poke Contest, and the Clyde "Kindy" Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest. Events at other venues include the Waimea Paniolo Parade and Hoolaulea in Kamuela (aka Waimea), the Hula Palua at the Keauhou Beach Resort Hotel, the Kupuna Hula Festival (for elders) at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort, and the Queen Liliuokalani Festival in Hilo's Queen Liliuokalani Park.

Hilo Queen Liliuokalani Festival

Kauai Mokihana Festival
September festival featuring a series of cultural events that usually include a hula competition, a Kauai composers competition, a Hawaiian instrument competition, and other events.

Kona Slack Key Guitar Festival
Slack key guitar concert and festival produced by Milton Lau that is held every year, usually on the Sunday before Labor Day, on the lawn of the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort in West Hawaii. The 17th Annual Kona Style Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival will take place September 6, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Okinawan Festival of Hawaii
Annual Okinawan cultural festival in Waikiki's Kapiolani Park that usually takes place over Labor Day weekend. The 27th Annual Hawaii Okinawan Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6, 2009 and it will showcase Okinawan culture, music, dancing, arts, and food.

Taste of the Hawaiian Range & Agriculture Festival
The 14th Annual Mealani's "A Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Agriculture Festival" will take place at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on Friday, September 18, 2009. The event will include educational seminars, an agricultural festival trade show, and food tastings featuring Hawaii Island meat and produce prepared by more then 30 chefs from throughout Hawaii.

Hawaii Writer's Conference

Healthy Baby Contest
The annual Meadow Gold Healthy Baby Contest, in partnership with the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, helps raise community awareness of the importance of teaching children good health and nutrition habits at an early age.

Hula Heritage Dance Festival

Kauai Mokihana Festival
Features lectures, workshops, arts and crafts, and a hula competition for men and women, and other events in various locations on Kauai. Presented every year by the Malie Foundation.

Kona Slack Key Guitar Festival

Maui Chefs Present
This annual benefit for the Maui Community College Culinary Arts Program takes place on a night in September. The event is a theme cocktail party and dinner prepared by some of Maui's top chefs.

- 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
- All Breed Dog Show
- Aloha Festival on Oahu
- Alternative Tastes Street Festival
- Corvettes in Paradise
- Da Kine Canine Festival in Kailua (Oahu)
- Festivals of Aloha on Maui Molokai and Lanai
- Great Waikoloa Poke Contest
- Hawaii Island Festival
- Ka Himeni Ana Unamplified Music Contest
- Kauai Mokihana Festival
- Kauai PowWow
- Kona Slack Key Guitar Festival
- Miss Aloha Nui Big Woman Pageant
- Okinawan Festival
- Taste of Lahaina / Best of Island Music Festival (Maui)

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