Hawaiian Weddings During Festivals

Plan Your Ceremony Around an Island Celebration! 

Hawaiian Island weddings are always a thrill to attend because they’re exotic, fabulous, and offer an excuse to take a vacation. Since you’ve already chosen Hawaii as your location for your dream wedding on the beach, why not set the date during a special Hawaiian festival? The following festivals are the most popular on the Hawaiian Islands throughout the year.

Lei Day
Celebrated throughout Hawaii, this special day takes place on the first of May, and is also known as May Day. The islanders celebrate by wearing flowers, holding lei-making competitions, and at the end of the day crown a lucky lady as Lei Queen.

Moloka’I Ka Hula Piko
This festival takes place on Molokai in the middle of May and honors the birth of hula. Hawaiian cultural demonstrations, traditional dance performances, and only the best traditional Hawaiian food ensure this festival offers copious amounts of fun.

Kamehameha Day Celebration
A holiday celebrated on all of the islands, but mostly the Big Island of Hawaii in North Kohala, every year on June 11th since 1871. Kamehameha Day honors King Kamehameha who was a strong figure who represented Hawaiian self-determination and united the islands in 1795.

Maui Film Festival
This is a fantastic festival for theater lovers and film buffs. This festival, which takes place in June, includes film premieres at an outdoor venue called The Sand Dance Theater. You can dip your feet in the sand and sit under the stars while watching newly released films. Other locations for premiers include the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the Maui Digital Theater. Food and wine events also take place during the festival giving you even more reasons to invite your wedding party to attend.

Other fantastic festivals that take place in Hawaii

  • Pan Pacific Festival
  • Flavor of Honolulu
  • Pu’uhonua O Honaunau Cultural Festival


Plan your tropical wedding around one of these fun festivals, and you’ll leave your wedding guests with more amazing memories than they’ll know what to do with.

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