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Information about May Hawaii events organized by event name. For more abuot May events in Hawaii, including May festivals, sports events, and holidays, and May events by island see May Events in Hawaii

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Banana Man Chase

Annual Ala Moana Park event during which runners chase live size bananas around a 5 kilometer course.

Big Island Film Festival

Botball Robotics Tournament

Brothers Cazimero May Day Concert

Boy's Day in Hawaii (aka Children's Day)

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Cinco de Mayo Honolulu Street Festival (no Web site)
Annual street festival on Nuuanu Avenue in downton Honolulu.

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Filipino Fiesta and Parade
Takes place every May in Waikiki.

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Hawaii Book and Music Festival
Annual two day festival held on the civic center grounds in the historic capitol district of Honolulu.

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.

Hawaii Swim With Mike
Annual fundraising event for the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund. Events are held in two locations, at the University of Southern California and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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.

Honolulu Pride Parade
This annual parade form Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park is sponsored by the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays organization.

Honolulu Triathlon

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Ironman 70.3 Honu Triathlon
(half marathon distance)

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

Kawai Challenge Relay (Web site?)
39 mile race for one-man canoes held every year in may. Starts at Kaluakoi Condominium Resort on Molokai and ends at Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki. For more information call 808-969-6695 or visit Hawaiian Island Paddlesports Association Web site.

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Lei Day in Hawaii
On May 1st, nearly everyone in Hawaii wears a flower lei, from children in school to executives at Hawaii's top corporations. "Lei Day" has been celebrated since 1927, and it is a huge celebration in Hawaii.

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

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

Meadow Gold Milk Carton Regatta
On Magic Island in Ala Moana Park on the island of Oahu.

Meadow Gold Kid's Triathlon
On Magic Island in Ala Moana Park on the island of Oahu.

Memorial Day in Hawaii
Memorial day is observed n the last Monday of May. It is celebrated in Hawaii by organizing special ceremonies, placing a flag or a lei on a grave, or by tossing flowers into the sea.

Mother's Day in Hawaii

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Pearl Harbor 10K Run

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.

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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.

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Visitor Industry Charity Walk
Fundraiser for a variety of charitable organizations that takes place every May on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Wahiawa Pineapple Festival

Other May Events in Hawaii
- Maui Orchid Society Show (Maui Mall)
- Kona Orchid Society Show (Hale Halawai)
- Wahiawa Pineapple Run (Oahu)

See also:
- More about May Events in Hawaii
- Hawaii Events by Month
- Hawaii Events by Type

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