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Hawaii October Events

Hawaii October events are sprinkled with Halloween experiences, more Oktoberfests, Maui and Molokai’s Aloha Festivals and plenty of glittery affairs; it’s Honolulu Pride Month after all!

There are also rare live sport opportunities, you can watch the L.A. Clippers play basketball, University of Hawaii football and volleyball games, and even two of Australia’s pro-rugby league teams, the Ipswich Jets and Tweed Heads Seagulls, go head-to-head.

What’s On Hawaii is a monthly calendar of Hawaii events carefully curated for holiday-makers to highlight what’s on during their stay!

Download your copy of the Hawaii events October 2017 calendar in a printable PDF format below or view the complete list of events outlined underneath.

Warning: There are so many events on this month that I had to make the font size small but you can zoom in! 

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OCTOBER 2017 CALENDAR

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CALENDAR KEY: 
[S] = State Holiday 
[K]
= Kauai 
[O]
= Oahu 
[M]
= Maui 
[H]
= Hawaii Island 
[MO]
= Molokai 
[L]
= Lanai

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01 October 2017, Sunday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace (various dates)
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Full Moon Walk & Buffet at Waimea Valley
[O] Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Season Opening “The New World”
[O] Hawaiian Art: Haku Lei Making Workshop
[O] Kalani Pea 2017 Grammy Winner at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] L.A. Clippers Hawaii Classic – L.A. Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[O] Shank’s Mare International Puppetry
[O] Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show
[M] Keiki Hula Show at Lahaina Cannery Mall (various dates)

02 October 2017, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Tribute to Jimi Hendrix at Blue Note Hawaii

03 October 2017, Tuesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[O] L.A. Clippers Hawaii Classic – L.A. Clippers vs. Toronto Raptors
[O] Penthouse Pau Hana Yoga at The Surfjack
[H] After Dark in the Park at Kīlauea Visitor Center (Tue)

04 October 2017, Wednesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Kapaa (Wed)
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! by Madre Chocolate Kailua
[O] PhotoCon Hawaii
[H] Chef Fest Hualalai

05 October 2017, Thursday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] PhotoCon Hawaii
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[O] Tommy Emmanuel at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] 95th Annual Maui Fair
[H] Chef Fest Hualalai

06 October 2017, Friday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei (Fri/Sun)
[O] First Friday with Dayton Watanabe at The Hawaii State Art Museum
[O] Free Movie Night “Wonder Women” on Hukilau Marketplace Lawn
[O] Gordon Biersch Oktoberfest
[O] Make Your Own Chocolate Bar! by Madre Chocolate Honolulu (Fri)
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] PhotoCon Hawaii
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[O] Tommy Emmanuel at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball – UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawaii
[M] 95th Annual Maui Fair
[M] Wailuku 1st Friday Town Party
[MO] Festivals of Aloha – Molokai Investiture
[H] Chef Fest Hualalai
[H] Tropical Flower Arranging Workshop at Volcano Art Center

07 October 2017, Saturday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Coconut Festival
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Princeville (Tue/Sat)
[K] Matsuri Kauai Festival
[K] Old Town Kapaa Art Walk
[O] Chocolate Extravaganza
[O] Duke’s Ukes Contest
[O] Festa Italiana Street Festival
[O] Festa Italiana VIP Experience
[O] Kahumana Farm Festival
[O] Kamau Pono Concert
[O] Lorna Jane + Yama Yoga Hawaii Complimentary Yoga Session
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] Octoberfest Party at Hilton Hawaiian Village
[O] PhotoCon Hawaii
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[O] Tommy Emmanuel at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Waikiki International Food Fest
[O] Windward Hoolaulea: A Homegrown Celebration
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball – Cal Poly vs. Hawaii
[O] World Peace 10K Road Race
[M] 95th Annual Maui Fair
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Hana Parade
[MO] Festivals of Aloha – Molokai Parade
[H] Amy Hanaialii Concert
[H] Chef Fest Hualalai
[H] Cultural Fest at Kings Shops
[H] October Fest at Hilton Waikoloa Village

08 October 2017, Sunday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Coconut Festival
[K] Princeville Night Market
[O] Feast in the Field
[O] Molokai Hoe Canoe Race
[O] PhotoCon Hawaii
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[O] To Live & Dine Showcasing Hawaii’s Culinary Talent
[O] Tommy Emmanuel at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] 95th Annual Maui Fair
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Hana Ohana Beach Day & Evening Performance
[M] Maui Paddle for a Cure

09 October 2017, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Blue Note Hawaii Jazz Club (various artists/dates)
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Hana Sports & Teen Night
[M] Tommy Emmanuel at Castle Theater

10 October 2017, Tuesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Hana Movie In The Park 
[H] Hawaii Yoga Festival

11 October 2017, Wednesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Robert Cazimero at Blue Note Hawaii
[O] Vino and Vinyasa with Laura Mary Flynn at Moana Surfrider
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Hana Arts Talent Show
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (Wed/Fri)
[H] Hawaii Yoga Festival

12 October 2017, Thursday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village
[O] Hawaii Belly Dance Convention
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Hana Hawaiiana Night
[H] Hawaii Yoga Festival

13 October 2017, Friday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kauai Style Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Hanalei
[O] Hawaii Opera Theater Presents Carmen at Blaisdell Concert Hall
[O] Haunted Honolulu Interactive Zombie Trolley Tour
[O] Hawaii Belly Dance Convention
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Mad Hatter’s Ball Benefit at International Market Place
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] New Wave Halloween Edition Friday Open Air Market by Art+Flea
[O] Noi Thai Cuisine Whisky Pairing Event
[O] Outback Ohana Cup Rugby League – Tweed Head Seagulls VS Ipswich Jets
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[O] USS Indianapolis: The Legacy at Battleship Missouri Fantail
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Hana Country Night
[M] Lahaina 2nd Friday Town Party
[M] Starry Night Cinema “The BFG”
[H] An Evening of Aloha
[H] Hands On History at Kona Coffee Living History Farm (Wed/Fri)
[H] Hawaii Yoga Festival
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

14 October 2017, Saturday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Emalani Festival Kauai
[K] Eo E Emalani i Alakai
[K] Hammers N’ Ales Oktoberfest
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[O] Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
[O] Art on the Zoo Fence (Sat/Sun)
[O] Dive’N’Movie Presentation of Wonder Woman at Wet’N’Wild Hawaii
[O] Harlem Globetrotters at Blaisdell Center
[O] Haunted Honolulu Interactive Zombie Trolley Tour
[O] Hawaii Belly Dance Convention
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show
[O] Hula’s Official Honolulu Pride Kick Off
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[O] Talk Story Festival
[O] University of Hawaii Football – San Jose State vs. Hawaii
[M] Festivals of Aloha – Taste of Hana Closing Luau
[M] Pailolo Oktoberfest at The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
[M] Ukulele Workshop
[H] Hawaii Yoga Festival
[H] IRONMAN World Championship
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

15 October 2017, Sunday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
[O] Harlem Globetrottersat Blaisdell Center
[O] Hawaii Belly Dance Convention
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] Hawaii Opera Theater Presents Carmen at Blaisdell Concert Hall
[O] Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show
[O] Ragtime The Musical at Diamond Head Theatre
[M] Maui Marathon & Half Marathon
[M] Maui Ukulele Festival
[H] Hawaii Yoga Festival

16 October 2017, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Moomeheu Hawaii – Complimentary Cultural Programming at Royal Hawaiian Center (various dates)

17 October 2017, Tuesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Hawaii Opera Theater Presents Carmen at Blaisdell Concert Hall

18 October 2017, Wednesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Kona Nui Nights at Ward Village

19 October 2017, Thursday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Honolulu Pride Pub Crawl
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House

20 October 2017, Friday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival
[O] Haunted Honolulu Interactive Zombie Trolley Tour
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball – UC Riverside vs. Hawaii
[M] Hawaii Food & Wine Festival – Roy’s Annual Golf Classic
[M] Makawao 3rd Friday Town Party
[H] Henry Kapono at Lava Lava Beach Club
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

21 October 2017, Saturday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival
[K] Kauai Island Crafters Fair Princeville
[K] KISS Concert: ROCKTOBER!
[O] A Night of Argentine Tango
[O] Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
[O] Beer Dinner at Kona Tap Room at Hilton Hawaiian Village
[O] Haunted Honolulu Interactive Zombie Trolley Tour
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival
[O] Hula’s Honolulu Pride Party
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] Na Mele O Ko Olina Music & Arts Market
[O] Spook Life Park
[O] University of Hawaii Women’s Volleyball – Cal State Fullerton vs. Hawaii
[M] Hawaii Food & Wine Festival – Global Street Food
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

22 October 2017, Sunday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Westside Style”
[O] Simple Plan at The Republik
[O] Tribute to Aretha Franklin at Blue Note Hawaii
[M] Hawaii Food & Wine Festival – Hawaiian Airlines Presents Lucky 7
[H] A Taste of Hilo
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

23 October 2017, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition

24 October 2017, Tuesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[M] Kapalua Restaurant Week

25 October 2017, Wednesday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[M] Kapalua Restaurant Week
[M] Migrations Luau Dinner Show

26 October 2017, Thursday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] Rocky Horror Picture Show at The ARTS at Marks Garage
[M] Hawaiian Music Series Concerts in Lahaina
[M] Kapalua Restaurant Week
[M] Mana Wahine by Okareka Dance Company

27 October 2017, Friday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] ARTafterDARK Kings & Queens at Honolulu Museum of Art
[O] Haunted Honolulu Interactive Zombie Trolley Tour
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] HIC Pro Surfing Event
[O] Ko Olina Artfest
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] Rocky Horror Picture Show at The ARTS at Marks Garage
[O] Under the Banyan Concert featuring Willie K
[M] Kapalua Restaurant Week
[M] Kihei 4th Friday Town Party
[H] Kailua Village Artists 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

28 October 2017, Saturday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[K] Kilauea Night Market
[K] The Threads of Kauai’s History Fundraiser by Kauai Historical Society
[O] Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
[O] Haunted Honolulu Interactive Zombie Trolley Tour
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] HIC Pro Surfing Event
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] Over The Edge Rappelling Fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawaii
[O] Rocky Horror Picture Show at The ARTS at Marks Garage
[O] University of Hawaii Football – San Diego State vs. Hawaii
[H] Hawaii Food & Wine Festival – Return of Cuisines of the Sun
[H] Hawaiian Sunset Saturday
[H] Movies Under the Stars – “Hotel Transylvania”
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

29 October 2017, Sunday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] HIC Pro Surfing Event
[O] Irresistible Resist: The Art of Indian Dyes and Design Gallery Opening
[O] Last Sunday Jazz Brunch at Grondin
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[M] Kapalua Restaurant Week
[M] Stephen Hough Piano Concert
[H] Shout! at Hilo Palace Theater

30 October 2017, Monday
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] HIC Pro Surfing Event
[O] Irresistible Resist: The Art of Indian Dyes and Design Exhibition
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House

31 October 2017, Tuesday
HALLOWEEN
[K] Art Kauai Exhibition
[O] Haunted Honolulu Interactive Zombie Trolley Tour
[O] Hawaii Haunted Plantation
[O] HIC Pro Surfing Event
[O] Hulaween
[O] Irresistible Resist: The Art of Indian Dyes and Design Exhibition
[O] Mummy: Curse of the Crypt Haunted House
[O] Rocky Horror Picture Show (Halloween Night!) at The ARTS at Marks Garage
[O] Tiki’s Halloween Bash
[O] Waikiki Halloween Buzz Kalakaua Avenue
[M] Lahaina Halloween Party Front Street

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