8 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in Hawaii

Get together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with tropical flavors and traditions in Hawaii. From pre-Thanksgiving drinks to post-Thanksgiving shopping, we've got you covered for your ultimate 2023 festivity guide. Dig into freshly-prepared food from locally sourced ingredients, and your Thanksgiving feast will be even more scrumptious.

Bevy, Honolulu, HI

This hip restaurant, cocktail bar, and lunch market provides guests with a modern drink and meal in an industrial atmosphere. Drinks and food use local ingredients, and the signature cocktails were created by the owner and his excellent team of bartenders. The cocktails are as creative as they come, with one of the many options being Pele's Morning Brew, which consists of Bulleit bourbon, lilikoi, lime, pineapple, coffee, triple coconut foam, and more.

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Ted’s Bakery, Haleiwa, HI

Ted's Bakery has 20 pie flavors on offer, with favorites such as chocolate cream pie, macadamia nut cream pie, and blueberry cream pie that will surely be a hit at your Thanksgiving table. Welcome the flavors of Hawaii into your home by purchasing an exceptional pie such as lilikoi cheese pie, strawberry haupia pie, or pumpkin haupia pie. Ted's also sells a variety of cakes and pastries if you'd like to offer guests a tempting spread of sweets.

Punachicks Farm, Kurtistown, HI

Punachicks Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii provides the freshest, organic option for celebrating Thanksgiving this year. They specialize in pastured poultry and raise turkeys seasonally to bring the community a wholesome, local alternative to factory-farmed supermarket chicken. Let Punachicks Farm be your source for a truly farm-fresh Thanksgiving feast!

Island Naturals Market and Deli, Kailua-Kona, HI

Island Naturals Market & Deli is the perfect destination for your Thanksgiving feast! From the freshest local and organic produce to award-winning deli delights and organic bakery treats, you can have all the ingredients for a heavenly spread! With beer, wine, meat, fish, and bulk products, Island Naturals has everything you need for a wonderful holiday meal.

Waikiki Holiday Parade, Honolulu, HI

This holiday parade commemorates the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks. In addition to educating spectators on this sad piece of U.S. history, it also displays and preserves Polynesian cultures and welcomes the holiday season. Local bands perform, Pearl Harbor Survivors march, and military forces join in on the parade.

Halele’a Gallery, Hanalei, HI

Located in the Shops at Kukui'ula, the Halele'a Gallery is the ideal shop for purchasing gifts for loved ones into art and unique jewelry. The Halele'a Gallery sells handcrafted jewelry, fashion, and fine art created by Hawaiian artists and designers. Support these local artists this Black Friday.

Hoops in Hawaii Thanksgiving Classic, Honolulu, HI

NCAA Division II and Division III schools will play in a weekend tournament from November 24 until November 26. Visiting and local basketball college teams will play at Hawaii Pacific University Shark Tank. This great event is one that all basketball lovers should attend.

Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, HI

The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of the most highly-rated things to do and see on the Hawaiian archipelago. This excellent museum and education center teaches visitors about the culture and traditions of the Pacific Islands. Covering 42 acres, visitors will have the chance to experience an authentic luau, dine on traditional foods, and travel by canoe or on foot to living exhibits on Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Aotearoa, Tahiti, and Hawaii. The Polynesian Cultural Center provides an excellent opportunity to learn about Hawaii’s original inhabitants. 

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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