March Event Picks

Lei Culture March Hawaii Events

Don’t know what to do once you’ve stepped off the plane and fully enjoyed the scenery? We’ve got you covered with a diverse list of events all through March.

Image by Rachel Halemanu

Kakaako Farmers Market | Saturdays, 8 a.m. | Ward Warehouse (Oahu)

Drive down to this eclectic market complete with crafters, farmers, and bakers. If you want to get a taste of local produce, this is for you! If you can’t make it to the Kakaako event, don’t fear—there are markets all around the islands on various days.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | The Republik, Honolulu (Oahu) | March 5, 10:30 p.m. | $5

Party down with emcee Roxy on the Mic, DJ Tittabyte, and many beautiful people from Honolulu at this monthly event.


Wailuku First Friday | Wailuku Town (Maui) | March 6, 6 p.m.

Enjoy ono food, live entertainment, and dance at this street party. A variety of street vendors will be selling goods throughout the event.


Honolulu Festival | Hawaii Convention Center (Oahu) | March 7–March 8, noon

The 21st annual Honolulu Festival will celebrate the people and culture of the Pacific Rim and Hawaii. The festival’s weekend of activities also features the ever-popular Grand Parade through Waikiki.


A Brewer’s Paina and Art Auction | Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (Big Island) | March 12, 6 p.m. | $100

This ocean-side feast takes place in beautiful Kona. Each course features locally-sourced, fresh goods and is expertly paired with Kona Brewing Company beers. Art and culture will also be featured through entertainment and a silent auction.


Red Dress Ball | Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand (Oahu)| March 14, 9 p.m. Doors, 10 p.m. | $10 suggested donation

This event is a fun way to fundraise for Life Foundation. Wear red as support of the universal color for AIDS awareness, and take part in this exciting night of performances, raffles, and so much more!


Maui GLBT & Friend Hiking Group | 13 Crossings at Makamakaole Stream (Maui) | March 14, 8:30 a.m

Join GLBT & friends on a scenic hike through 13 crossings. Afterward, you will be able to hike down and see two or three waterfalls.


Rainbow Dine-Out | Seascape Ma’alea Restaurant (Maui) | March 17, 6 p.m.

Come down to Seascape Ma’alea Restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal and get connected with the LGBT ohana and visitors.


Discover the Wines of Argentina | Four Seasons Resorts Lana’i (Lana’i) | March 20, 5 p.m. | $55 per person

Guests can discover a wide array of new flavors from Argentina, currently the fifth largest wine producer in the world.


Sundance Shortslab: Honolulu | Honolulu Museum of Art: Doris Duke Theatre (Oahu) | March 21–March 22, noon

Aspiring filmmakers have a chance to learn about making short films directly from Sundance Institute staff and seasoned directors. This two-day lab consists of panels, screenings, and even opportunities to network.


Na Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and Ohana | Volcano Art Center (Big Island) | March 28, 9:30 a.m.

Join Loke Kamanu and her ohana as they present a lovely display titled,“Na Me Hula” (all things hula). This memorable demonstration will consist of instruments, lei styles, and more.


Prince Kuhio Celebration: Makauwahi Cave Tour | Makauwahi Reserve at Mahaulepu (Kauai) | March 26, 9 a.m. | $10

Take part in this rich-in-history hike to Makauwahi Cave. Known as the richest fossil site in the Hawaiian Islands, this 17-acre area serves to interpret dynamic ancient Hawaiian history of plant, animal, and human activity.


Kawaii Kon | Hawaii Convention Center (Oahu) | March 27–March 29, 12 a.m. | $30 – $58

Kawaii Kon is a three-day convention dedicated to promoting greater awareness and appreciation for Japanese animation, culture, and traditions.


New York Polyphony | Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui) | March 29, 3 p.m. | $12 – $40

Enjoy a night with New York Polyphony. They are regarded as the pre-eminent male classical vocal quartet in early and new music.