Events

Top Choice Sports in Boston

Boston Marathon

One of the country's most prestigious marathons takes runners on a 26.2-mile course ending at Copley Sq on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday on the third Monday in April.
Top Choice Cultural in Hilo

Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival swoops into town around Easter and turns laid-back Hilo into the place to be. Forget about booking a last-minute room! This sellout three-day hula competition was established in 1964 to h…
Top Choice Art in Hanapepe

Art Night

On any given Friday night, Hanapepe comes to life and gives everyone an extended peek into its art world. Galleries stay open later and the town's main drag is transformed by musicians and street vendors. Visitors a…
Top Choice Dance in Lee

Jacob's Pillow

Founded by Ted Shawn in an old barn in 1932, Jacob's Pillow is one of the premier summer dance festivals in the USA. Through the years, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, the Martha Graham Dance Company and other leadin…
Top Choice Cultural in Pyramid Lake

Burning Man

For a week in August, 'Burners' from around the world descend on the Black Rock Desert to build the temporary Black Rock City, only to tear it all down again and set fire to an effigy of man. In between, there's pea…
Top Choice Cultural in Koloa

Koloa Plantation Days Celebration

In mid- to late July, the South Shore’s biggest annual celebration spans nine days of family-friendly fun with a gamut of attractions (many free), including a parade, paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) rodeo, traditional Haw…
Top Choice Music in Lafayette

Festival International de Louisiane

At the fabulous Festival International de Louisiane, hundreds of local and international artists rock out for five days over the last weekend in April in the largest free music festival of its caliber in the US. Alt…
Top Choice Cultural in Salem

Haunted Happenings Halloween

Everyone in Salem celebrates Halloween, not just the witches. And they celebrate for much of the month of October with special exhibits, parades, concerts, pumpkin carvings, costume parties and trick-or-treating. It…
Top Choice Cultural in Poʻipu

Prince Kuhio Celebration of the Arts

The South Shore hosts this two-week celebration in mid to late March. Events include hula dancing and slack-key guitar music, a rodeo, canoe racing, 'talk story' time, an artisan fair and Hawaiian cultural presentat…
Top Choice Food in Hanalei

Kalo Festival

Each December, Halulu Fish Pond is host to demonstrations on growing taro and pounding poi, traditional Hawaiian games for kids, local food vendors and live music. Waipa is one of the last remaining properties on Ka…