January Hawaii Events A to Z
by Event Name
Information about January events in Hawaii organized
alphabetically by event name.
January Hawaii Events by Island.
- A -
Ala Wai Challenge
This annual canoe race and Hawaiian games competition
takes place every year in a park just across the Ala Wai
Canal from Waikiki. In addition to the sports events
sit features a Hawaiian marketplace, food booths,
and live entertainment.
- B -
Bosetti 10K Race
Annual Oahu running event with a start line near
Sandy Beach that takes place every year on
New Year's Day. The 2010 Bosetti 10k
running event will take
place on January 1, 2010.
One of my favorite January events in Hawaii
is the Breathe Concert fundraiser for the Hawaii Chapter
of the American Lung Association. The Breathe Concert always has a
fantastic lineup of Hawaii's top musicians and singers and
it takes place at the historic Hawaii Theatre in downtown
- C -
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year takes place every year in either
January or February every year and celebrations in
Hawaii Chinese New Year celebrations include
a Narcissus Festival and Queen Pageant on Oahu,
and Chinese New Year street festivals, parades and
lion dance processions on several islands.
- H -
Hawaii Running Cruise
Cruise through the Hawaiian islands with activities for runners.
Hawaii State Legislature Opening Ceremony
Annual public ceremony featuring singing, flowers,
HURT 100 Endurance Trail Race
This annual 100 mile off-road running race in Honolulu
takes place on the Makiki-Tantalus trail system. The
event takes place over two days and it can take up to
36 hours for all of the runners to finish.
- M -
Martin Luther King Day in Hawaii
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a state holiday in
Hawaii and it is observed every year on the second or third
Monday of January. Events honoring Dr. King typically
include parades, candlelight ceremonies, and speeches.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz Championship PGA golf
tournament will take place January 4-10, 2010
on the Plantation Course of the Kapalua Resort
on the west side of the island of Maui.
Moanikeala Hula Festival
This hula festival at the Polynesian Cultural
Center in northeast Oahu was originally a competition
for children but today it is an exhibition event
featuring both children and adult dancers.
The 19th Annual Makahiki Festival too place
on January 17, 2009 in the PCC's Pacific Theater.
Annual Hawaiian harvest festival on the island
of Molokai featuring Hawaiian games, craft workshops,
and traditional ceremonies.
- N -
New Year's Day in Hawaii
January 1 is a state holiday in Hawaii,
observing New Year's Day.
- O -
Onizuka Remembrance Day
Hawaii astronaut Ellison Onizuka died on
January 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger
exploded shortly after take-off. He is buried
at the National Cemetery of the Pacific inside
Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu.
- Q -
Queen Emma Kaleleonalani's Birthday
Hawaiian Queen Emma Kaleleonalani's birthday
is celebrated every year on January 2.
Queen Emma was the wife of King Kamehameha IV.
- S -
Sony Open Golf Tournament
Event on the PGA Tour held every January,
a few miles east of Waikiki, at the Waialae Country Club
near the Kahala Resort.
- W -
Whale Sanctuary Ocean Count
The last Saturday of January, February, and March
is a day Hawaii volunteer visitors and residents
can help count the whales in the Hawaiian Islands
Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and
record their behavior. The count takes place
on Oahu Island, Hawaii Island, and Kauai Island.
Volunteers must register in advance to participate.
For more information visit Whale Sanctuary Ocean
Count Web site.
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