Annual Events in Waimea

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List of all annual events in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Find a local festival during your stay on the Big Island and get the true local experience.

February – Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

This festival showcases the annual blooming of Waimea’s cherry trees along Church Row Park, and the Japanese tradition of “hanami,” or cherry blossom viewing. More information at their facebook page.

July – Parker Ranch 4th of July Rodeo

The Parker Ranch 4th of July Rodeo is an award-winning tradition that includes action-packed rodeo events, keiki (children) activities, ono (delicious) food and much, much more. For more information call (808) 885-5669 or look on their website in the weeks before the event.

September – Aloha Festivals Waimea Paniolo Parade and Hoʻolauleʻa

A town wide party celebrating the rich past and traditions of Waimea’s ranching and paniolo traditions. It is a parade of the horses, riders, dancers and community groups that make up the fabric of community in this small ranching town, and features princesses on horseback with attendees decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live entertainment in Waimea Ballpark.

February (but changing dates) – Annual Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute

The `Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Institute is a unique opportunity to learn from and jam with top local artists.The event takes place at the Kahilu Theater in Waimea. Workshop and performance schedule, as well as current information on the annual event are posted on the Institue Website.