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Annual Hawaii Maritime Center Fish Fry::

Held annually in early November for the benefit of educational programs at the Hawaii Maritime Center, the Fish Fry celebrates Hawaii's rich maritime history with great food and entertainment.
Contact: Karla Grace (808) 536-6373.

World Invitational Hula Festival:

Halau hula from Europe, Asia, Guam, the Mainland and Hawaii share their love of hula, Hawaiian culture and language every year in early November. Participants perform both ancient and modern hula at the Waikiki Shell in Waikiki.
Contact: (808) 735-7950.

Honolulu Harbor Festival:

Celebrate the rich maritime heritage of Hawaii with this great annual event! The Honolulu Harbor Festival, held in early November, includes various activities, prize giveaways, food, and fun for the whole family. Children and adults learn about Honolulu Harbor's vibrant history, and the important role it has in people’s everyday lives. Admission is free.
Contact: Hawaii Maritime Center (808) 536-6373.

Shichigosan Children’s Festival:

Shichigosan is a traditional Japanese event celebrated by 3 to 5 year old boys and 3 to 7 year old girls. On November 15, children dressed in kimono visit a Shinto shrine to report their healthy development and to receive divine blessings. Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenamngu has initiated a special event every Saturday and Sunday, with complimentary kimono dressing to perpetuate this spiritually enriching and culturally exciting tradition.
Contact: Irene Takizawa (808) 841-4755.

Roxy Pro:

The annual Roxy Pro, held in mid-November, is the first women's events of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. This event features the world's top female surfers as they battle it out for the Association of Surfing Professionals World Title.
Contact: Ocean Promotion, Jodi Young (808) 637-2299.

Vans Hawaiian Pro:

The Vans Hawaiian Pro is the first of three men's professional surfing events that make up the Annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. This 6-star World Qualifying Series, held in mid-November onwards, features more than 100 of the world's top professional surfers who battle it out for $125,000. The premier surfing series take place in the giant winter waves of Oahu's North Shore at Haleiwa's Ali'i Beach Park.
Contact: Ocean Promotion, Jodi Young (808) 637-2299.

Waikiki Artfest:

This art festival features the display and sale of fine art and handcrafted multi-ethnic creations of Hawaii's talented artists, including all types of jewelry, clothing, wood products, soaps and candles, ceramics, and stained glass. Held in mid-November in Kapiolani Park, directly across from the Honolulu Zoo at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, you are also entertained to live music and great food at this celebration of the arts of Hawaii.
Contact: (808) 696-6717.

Honda Mountainman Triathlon:

Held in mid-November, this annual triathlon starts at Kualoa Ranch. It begins with a flat and easy swim, followed by the mountain bike which includes hills with awesome views, and finally goes through the woods for a great scenic run.
Contact: (808) 237-7321.

King Kalakaua’s Birthday Celebration:

The Friends of Iolani Palace celebrate King Kalakaua’s birthday each year in mid-November and invite the public to participate in the festivities. The Palace is decorated in red, white and blue bunting and Hawaiian flags recreate the Palace decorations for King Kalakaua's Jubilee. The Annual Review of the Royal Guard also takes place on this day. Admission is free.
Contact: (808) 522-0822.

O'Neill World Cup of Surfing:

Sponsored by O'Neill, the World Cup of Surfing is the second of three stops of the Annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and helps to determine the year's esteemed Vans Triple Crown champion. Only the world’s top-ranked pros and four wildcard entrants are permitted to compete in this event at Sunset Beach of Oahu’s North Shore where waves can be up to 20 feet thick and up to four stories high. The event lasts for 2 weeks - the last of November and the first of December.
Contact: Ocean Promotion, Jodi Young (808) 637-2299.

World Art Bazaar:

This annual marvelous bazaar, held from late November to early December, features one-of-a-kind gift items and vintage and contemporary accents for the home from around the world.
Contact: Honolulu Academy of Arts, (808) 532-8700.