My Point of Heu
When's the best time to visit Hawaii? Anytime! All seasons have something for everyone.
Flowers are vibrant, fragrant and in bloom, panoramic views from hikes are stunning emerald green and music is in the air during spring. Every year Hawaii musicians are alive with song and dance as we welcome May Day Lei Day as huge celebration of dance, flowers and song. Throughout the months artists are featured as part of Merrie Monarch in Hilo and Mele Mei (statewide) recognized with live entertainment, competitions, concerts and the annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards which is similar to the Grammys in Hawaii. Look for hula festivals, Lantern Floating, the Spam Jam and King Kamehameha Day to liven up your camera roll.
Balmy temperatures, longer sunny days and fiery sunsets abound during the summer months in Hawaii. The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival draws lovers of fine grapes and delicious cuisine from around the globe. Meanwhile, Duke’s OceanFest celebrates all water and beach sports while perpetuating Hawaii’s famous Olympian in Waikiki. The Made in Hawaii Festival in Honolulu draws thousands to taste, touch and tinker with the latest in locally made items. And the Aloha Festivals showcases the culture, flora & fauna and history of Hawaiian legacy and iconic pa’u riding.
Fall (Akuma Ka)
From coffee to fitness and locally grown produce, fall in Hawaii means days are a touch cooler, island activities and events can be less crowded and the ocean is still lovely, warm and inviting. The Kona Coffee Festival showcases the island’s finest coffee growers and farmers, along with coffee treats and eats. The Ironman World Championship welcomes athletes, their friends and family to friendly competition by bike, land and sea. And the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival travels statewide showcasing the best of the best in culinary from around the globe utilizing local ingredients and engaging with local chefs.
Winter (Ka Hooilo)
Snowbirds know, blue skies, white puffy clouds and massive surf sets beckon visitors to the Hawaiian islands each year from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day. Also frequently touring the island chain, Humpback Whales love to call Hawaii home during these mildly cool winter nights. Holiday traditions include annual Christmas Light parades, Honolulu City Lights adorned in breathtaking holiday decor and A-Lister performers from across the globe frolic to the islands each year for New Year's performances and a multitude of celebrations.