Community Enrichment Program

Supporting community groups who have pledged to help Hawaii’s future by preserving these treasured traditions gives us tremendous satisfaction.

Community Enrichment Program

For 2020, HTA has awarded $2.65 million through its Community Enrichment Program to 94 programs committed to making Hawaii a better place for our collective future.

The Community Enrichment Program fosters community-based tourism projects to improve and enrich Hawaii’s product offerings.  It supports a diverse array of festivals, events and year-round programs in the niche areas of culture, education, health and wellness, nature, agriculture, sports, technology, and voluntourism.  These community-based projects provide unique, authentic and highly-valued visitor experiences and represents activities that are developed by our community, for our community, and are things the community is willing to and wants to share with our visitors. CEP encourages innovative tourism products.

Hawaii

Aloha Tri Sports
XTERRA HawaiiIsland Off-Road Triathlon
www.xterraplanet.com/Hawaiiisland

Big Island Race Events
100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon & Half Marathon
www.purekonahalf.com

Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council 
2nd Annual Experience Volcano Festival
www.bigislandrcd.org

Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council
Kau Coffee Festival
www.kaucoffeefestival.com

Hamakua Harvest, Inc.
Growing Agritourism Opportunities at Hamakua Harvest: Annual Farm Festival
www.hamakuaharvest.org

Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture
Expanding Agritourism in N. Kohala through Farm Tours & Tastings
www.hipagriculture.org

Hawaii Island Festival of Birds Association, HawaiiWildlife Center Fiscal Sponsor
5th Annual HawaiiIsland Festival of Birds
www.birdfestHawaii.org

Hawaii Island Racers LLC
Volcano's Ohia Lehua Half Marathon, 5K, and Keiki Dash
www.ohialehuahalf.com

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Inc.
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2020 Season
www.Hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org

HawaiiCon Inc
HawaiiCon 2020
www.Hawaiicon.com

The Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Kahilu Theatre 2020 Season
www.kahilutheatre.org

Kona Cacao Association Inc.
Cacao Education and Culinary Exploration - Big Island Chocolate Festival 2020
www.KonaCacaoAssociation.com

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
50th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
www.konacoffeefest.com/

Kona Historical Society
Hanohano O Kona: Wahi Pana Lecture Series
www.konahistorical.org

Legacy Reef Foundation
Coral Education Center
www.LegacyReefFoundation.org

Pohaha I Ka Lani
Mahina Ai
www.pohahaikalani.com

Hawaii Island Pacific & Asia Cultural Celebration, Inc.
Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival
www.hikuauli.com

Ki-hoalu Foundation
24th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kona Style"
www.slackkeyfestival.com

Kauai

Aha Hui e Kala
Cultural Awareness Events 2020
www.lawaicenter.org

Equine Therapy, Inc.
Public Relations, Training, Camps, Special Events and Supporting Equipment
healinghorseskauai.com

Garden Island Arts Council 
E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 - " Mele, Hula & Moolelo"
www.gardenislandarts.org

Hale Puna
Fourth Annual Kauai Old Time Gathering

Hanapepe Economic Alliance
2020 Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival
specialeventsHawaii.com  

Historic Waimea Theater & Cultural Arts Center
Waimea Town Celebration: Heritage of Aloha 2020
waimeatheater.com

Hui Alu, Inc.
2020 Kauai Okinawan Festival
https://huoa.org/nuuzi/clubs/huialu.html

Kaimi Naauao O Hawaii Nei Institute
Heiva I Kauai 2020
http://www.kaimi.org/

Kaikeha, Inc.
2nd Annual Garden Island Boogie Board Classic
https://kaikeha.surfsignup.com/

Kauai Japanese Cultural Society Inc.
Kauai Matsuri Festival 2020
http://www.kauaijcs.org/

Kauai Museum Association, Limited
40th Annual Irmalee and Walter Pomroy May Day Lei Contest
www.Kauaimuseum.org

Kauai Rodeo & Roping Club
The 21st PANIOLO HERITAGE RODEO at the Koloa Plantation Day Festival (aka PANIOLO HERITAGE RODEO)

Koloa Plantation Days, Inc.
Koloa Plantation Days Festival 2020
koloaplantationdays.com

Poipu Beach Foundation
New Year's Eve Celebration @ Poipu Beach Park
https://www.poipubeach.org

Poipu Beach Foundation
Poipu Food & Wine Festival 2020
https://www.poipubeach.org  

The Kauai Marathon
The 12th Annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon
www.thekauaimarathon.com

Kauai Museum Association, Limited
Kauai Museum Cultural Exhibit Program
www.Kauaimuseum.org

The Storybook Theatre of Hawaii
Princess Kaiulani Keiki Hula & Story Fest
http://www.storybook.org/

Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O Moikeha
Ka Moku O Manokalanipo Paani Makahiki
www.moikeha.org

Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O Moikeha
May Day by the Bay
www.moikeha.org

Friends of King Kaumualii
He Inoa No Kaumualii-Na Makana Poinaole
www.kauaikingkaumualii.org

Ki-hoalu Foundation 
28th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Kauai Style"
www.slackkeyfestival.com

Lanai

Lanai Community Association
Annual Tree Lighting Festival
www.Lanaicommunityassociation.com

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
Lanai Guide App Enhancements
http://www.Lanaiguideapp.org/map

Molokai

Molokai Homestead Farmers Alliance
Molokai Agricultural Festival

Aha Kukui O Molokai
Molokai Canoe Festivals Presents ~ Kulaia
kulaia.wixsite.com/kulaiamolokai

Youth in Motion
Molokai Holokai Hoolaulea
youthinmotion.org/

Maui Nui

Arts Education for Children Group
Jazz Maui 2020 5th Annual East Meets West Festival 
www.aecg.org

Hana Arts
Hana Arts Presents! - A Workshops & Events Program in East Maui
www.hanaarts.org

HawaiiBicycling League
Exploring Maui's Greenways and Bike Paths
www.mauibike.org

Hui Noeau
Hui Holidays 2020
www.huinoeau.com

Japanese Cultural Society of Maui
Maui Matsuri
http://jcsmaui.org

Maui Arts & Cultural Center 
Maui Ukulele Festival 2020
www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org

Maui Arts & Cultural Center 
Visual Arts Exhibition Program 2020
www.mauiarts.org

Maui Classical Music Festival
Maui Classical Music Festival 2020
mauiclassicalmusicfestival.org

Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.
Maui Film Festival
www.mauifilmfestival.com

Maui Food Technology Center, Inc.
Maui Sunday Market
www.mauifoodtechnology.org

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
La Ulu – Breadfruit Day
www.mnbg.org

Maui Pops Orchestra
Maui Pops Orchestra 2020 Concerts
www.mauipops.org

Pacific Cancer Foundation
12th Annual Paddle for Life ~ Voyage to Lanai
www.pacificcancerfoundation.org

Pacific Whale Foundation
40th Maui Whale Festival
pacificwhale.org

Valley Isle Road Runners, Inc.
Maui Marathon 
https://mauimarathon.com/

Ki-hoalu Foundation
29th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Maui Style"
www.slackkeyfestival.com

Oahu

Green Wave Projects LLC
VegFest Oahu
vegfestoahu.com

Haleiwa Main Street
Haleiwa Interpretative Signage Project and Walking Tour Map
www.gonorthshore.org 

Hawaii Book & Music Festival
HawaiiBook, Arts, & Music Festival (HBAMF)
Hawaiibookandmusicfestival.com

Hawaii Alliance For Arts Education
POW! WOW! Hawaii2020
www.Hawaiiartsalliance.org

Hawaii Forest Industry Association
2020 Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na Laau o Hawaii 
www.Hawaiiforest.org  

Hawaii Gay Flag Football League
Gay Bowl XX
https://www.higffl.org/

Hawaii International Polo Association
2020 HawaiiPolo Life Summer Invitational
www.gseHawaii.com

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Experience - New Year Celebration
Hawaiisymphonyorchestra.org

Hawaii United Okinawa Association
38th Annual Okinawan Festival
www.huoa.org

Hawaiian Scottish Association
Hawaii Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Hawaiianscottishassociation.org

Honolulu Festival Foundation
26th Annual Honolulu Festival
www.honolulufestival.com

Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
hglcf.org

Kintetsu International Express (U.S.A.), Inc.
2020 Pan-Pacific Festival
https://kintetsu.com/

MC Events LLC
Hawaiian Makahiki Series
Makahikichallenge.com

Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council
Parade of Farms 2020
oahurcd.org

Pacific American Foundation
Waikalua Fishpond Cultural & Music Festival
www.thepaf.org

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
"You Are Here” Pavilion/Exhibit Project 
www.pearlharboraviationmuseum.org

SJ Foundation
18th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM
www.spamjamHawaii.com  

The Filipino Community Center, Inc.
The 28th Filipino Fiesta
www.filcom.org

Ukulele Festival Hawaii
50th Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii
www.ukulelefestivalHawaii.org

University of Hawaii- Waikiki Aquarium
Hoikeike Pili Kai 
www.Waikikiaquarium.org

University of Hawaii- Waikiki Aquarium
Aina Momona  
www.thewedc.com

Puuhonua Society
Contact 2020
puuhonua-society.org

Ki-hoalu Foundation 
38th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Waikiki Style"
www.slackkeyfestival.com

Statewide

Epic Sports Foundation Inc.
Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championship
www.molokai2oahu.com

Hawaii International Film Festival
40th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival
www.hiff.org

Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
www.Hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

Honolulu Theatre for Youth
The Royal School/Ke Kula Keiki Alii
www.htyweb.org

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
JCCH’s Statewide Japanese Cultural Exchange
jcch.com

Kanu Hawaii
Volunteer Week Hawaii
www.kanuHawaii.org  

Kumu Kahua Theatre
49th & 50th Season Contemporary Hawaii Plays
www.kumukahua.org

Naalehu Theatre
Hawaiian Music Masters Community Reinvestment Including: Youth Outreach Music Instruction (Waimanalo and Kailua-Kona), Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila, Live From Waimanalo and He Huakai E Pana Na I Ke Ea in Kailua-Kona (Masters class) along with the First Annual Aloha Shirt Festival.
www.naalehutheatre.com

The Hawaiian Mission Children's Society
Hawaiian Mission Houses' Traveling History Theatre
www.missionhouses.org

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