Vist Hawaii Aloha Festival EventsThis Hawaii blog post is sponsored by Affordable Hawaii Vacation Aloha and welcome back at our Best Hawaii Vacation blog, With the overwhelming response on our post interview about Hawaii photos with Honolulu based Hawaii photographer and Hawaiian travel writer Jennifer Crites, we are well aware that you are waiting for Jennifer's photo tips when on Hawaii vacation. Photo tips will be coming soon!!! Today, we feel there is one huge Hawaii event which deserves the attention of our Best Hawaii vacation blog and all the visitors to Hawaii during the months of September and October...the Aloha Festivals have started! When speaking about best Hawaii events, the Aloha Festivals take center stage, more so because it's not a one island but Hawaii statewide event. Read more about the Aloha festival on our Aloha Festival post from last year. So be prepared, even though September are generally low season months, you might run into some increased traffic depending on what Hawaiian island you vacation and at what location. As Aloha Festivals is Hawaii's premier cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawaii's music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique island traditions, it usually attracts a big crowd of visitors. Attending Aloha Festival events in Hawaii is not just big fun but also very educational to learn more about Hawaiian culture and heritage beyond the Hawaiian hula and luau traditions. Aloha Festivals is proudly presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority & Hawaiian Airlines. We invite you to explore Aloha Festivals. Find out more on the Aloha Festival Events of the island where you are staying. The island of Oahu started this year's Aloha Festival on August 24th when the Aloha Festivals king, queen, prince and princess assumed their place on the royal court. There are so many more Aloha Festival events going on on the island of Oahu at the moment. Best you visit our list of Oahu Aloha Festival Events to choose which event you would like to attend on your Oahua Vacation. Aloha Festival on the Big Island get started at the end of August at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. So if you missed this year's opening event at Volcano Art Center's with the Hula Kahiko performance atop the stone hula platform overlooking Ka'auea Caldera in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, there will be another one next year. Big Island Aloha Festival events for September are too numerous, of huge variety and at different Big Island locations like Kona, the Kohala Coast Resorts and Hotels, Hilo and Volcano. We are certain you find an event close to your Big Island vacation rental. If you are visiting Kauai, you still have a chance to attend the Kauai Aloha Festival opening at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa on September 06, 2007 at 4 p.m. Admission is free. You can buy tickets for the luaau which follows the ceremony. For all Hawaii vacationers who have booked their trip to Maui or Molokai, those Aloha Festival events are taking place in October. View the events ahead of your island arrival to make plans what Aloha Festival event to attend Maui Aloha Festival Events October and Molokai Aloha Festival Events October We decided to include a few of the upcoming Aloha festival events Aloha Festivals Opening Ceremony & Lu`au - Kaua'i Aloha Festivals Opening Ceremony & Lu`au - Kaua'iThursday, September 06, 2007 4 p.m.Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort & Spa - Seaview Terrace Opening Ho`okupu Ceremony Song, dance and luau. http://alohafestivals.com/v3/pages/events/event_detail.jsp?section=kauai&docid=191 Friday, September 07, 2007 7:00PMHilton Kaua'i Beach Kauai's best falsetto singers vie for a recording contract with Hula Records. Admission fee of $20.00; $15.00 with 2007 Aloha Festivals ribbon. 16th Annual Aloha Festivals Kindy Sproat Falsetto and Storytelling Contest-Hawai`i Saturday, September 08, 2007. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel at Mauna Kea ResortIn this Hawaiian musical art form, performers throw their voices into the upper registers of the musical scale, while combining the art of Hawaiian storytelling. Annual Aloha Festivals Poke Contest - Hawai'i Annual Aloha Festivals Poke Contest - Hawai'iSaturday, September 08, 2007 11:00am - 2pmHapuna Beach Prince Hotel at Mauna Kea Resort Celebrate "Hawaii's Soul Food". The contest includes amateur and professional chefs to bring their best poke dishes to the competition. After the judging, the public is invited to taste the creations. Admission is $5 with a 2007 Aloha Festivals ribbon ($5 Aloha Festivals Kaua'i Ho'olaule'a at Kukui Grove Shopping Center-Kaua`i Saturday, September 08, 2007 10:00 AM - 3:00 PMKukui Grove Shopping Center Come and enjoy a wide variety of ethnic food booths, Makahiki games, and entertainment! Lu'au Feast - Smith's Paradise Lu'au - Kaua'i Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5pm Gardens Open and 6pm Imu CeremonySmith's Paradise Lu'au Gardens Special appearance by Kauai's 2007 Aloha Festivals Royal Court 6pm. Admission is $70.00; $65.00 with Aloha Festivals 2007 Ribbon. Opening Ceremonies at ‘Iolani Palace Friday, September 14, 2007 5:00pm'Iolani Palace This officially marks the beginning of the Aloha Festivals events on Oahu. Traditional hula and chants introduce our O'ahu Royal Court on the grounds of the beautiful 'Iolani Palace. Free admission. 5th Annual E Hula Mai Kaua-Hawai`i Friday, September 14, 2007 5pm - 9pmOutrigger Keauhou Beach Resorts Luau Garden Hula Palua, Couples Hula Competition: This unique hula event debuts at the Big Island's "E Hula Mai Kaua" hula competition. 14th Annual Ms. Aloha Nui Pageant-Hawai`i Saturday, September 15, 2007 7:00 PMWaikoloa Beach Marriott Marriott hosts the 14th Annual Ms. Aloha Nui Pageant at 7PM. The official search for the "Hostess with the Mostess" a gal with graciousness, beauty and talent, is a one-of-a-kind beauty contest featuring plus-sized women of 200 pounds or more.