The Hawaiʻi ʻUkulele Festival is a celebration of all things ʻukulele. This first time event took place on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at the Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand from 10 am - 5 pm in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. ʻUkulele enthusiasts enjoyed live stage entertainment on the bandstand featuring well known and emerging artists; a children's (keiki) cultural activities area; Hawaiʻi artisans and crafters village; multi-ethnic food court and a variety of ʻukulele related merchants, plus community information booths and ʻukulele inspired merchandise ranging from gifts, books, apparel, jewelry, art, crafts and more. This was an opportunity to meet and support Hawaiʻi’s local ʻukulele community.
This event was sponsored by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau and Oʻahu Visitors Bureau and presented by Kala Foundation and produced by Special Events Hawaiʻi. Support provided by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Community Enrichment Program.