The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festivals are presented by the Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in collaboration with its partners. These festivals bring together legendary steel guitarists for a celebration of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar and are presented at venues that target local communities. The Kahala Mall festival services Honolulu and East O'ahu communities.
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festivals are a part of a series of annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar festivals and other events produced by the Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) and its partners.
All festivals are presented to increase awareness and foster interest in the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, an instrument important to Hawaiian music and culture. All these festivals are free and open to the public and made possible through grant awards and donations from Hawai‘i State agencies, corporate sponsors and private individuals, supplemented by in-kind contributions and volunteer resources. Please visit HIMELE's website to see how you can help support our festivals.
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival