According to our 2019 Visitor Satisfaction & Activity Report, at least 55% of survey respondents took part in activities that pertain to history, culture, and fine arts. Cultural tourism is tourism related to Hawai‘i’s multi-ethnic cultures that provide residents and visitors with enriching experiences and insights into the history, customs, arts, and traditions of our islands. Below are examples past projects and events that HTA has supported.
Kaua‘i: Waimea Town Celebration, Koloa Plantation Days, E Kanikapila Ka Kou, Heiva I Kauai
O‘ahu: Ukulele Festival Hawaii, Honolulu Festival, 2020 Hawaii’s Woodshow, Na Laau o Hawaii, Haleiwa Interpretative Signage Project and Walking Tour Map
Lāna‘i: Lanai Culture & Heritage Center's App
Maui: Maui Matsuri, Hana Arts Presents! - A Workshops & Events Program in East Maui, Maui Whale Festival, Jazz Maui Festival
Hawai‘i Island: Kahilu Theater, Hawaii Island Festival of Birds, Hawaii Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival, HawaiiCon
Statewide: Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festivals