2012 Ukulele Festivals: All around the world!

Honk if you love the uke. You’re not alone! The ukulele revolution is taking the world by storm! We just can’t get enough of that powerful little instrument.

The ukulele is originally from the South Pacific, but it is loved, played and celebrated all over the world. There are new festivals every year, from England to Thailand to America. Some are just a small gathering of people, sharing their love of the uke. Others are weekend-long parties, with lessons and ukulele-making workshops along with concerts and uke jams.

Check out these great ukulele festivals coming up in 2012…


February 11-12

Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii (Japanese event)

Honolulu, Hawaii
ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org
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February 25

Vancouver Ukulele Festival

Vancouver, Canada
vancouverukulelefestival2012.eventbrite.com
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February 25-26

Thailand Ukulele Festival

Siam Paragon, Thailand
www.thailandukulelefestival.com
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March 3

Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival

Waikoloa, Hawaii
www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/waikoloa
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March 8-11

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Melbourne, Australia
www.muk.com.au/muf2010
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March 30-April 1

4th Annual Reno Ukelele Fest

Reno, Nevada (USA)
renoukefest.com
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April 1

18th Annual Ukulele Festival of Northern California

Hayward, California (USA)
www.ukulelefestivalnorcal.org
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June 1-3

Ukulele Festival of Great Britain

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (UK)
www.ukulelefestival.co.uk
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July 6-8

Cairms Ukulele Festival

Cairns, Australia
cairnsukulelefestival.net
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July 22

42nd Annual Ukulele Festival

Oahu, Hawaii
www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/oahu
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October 12-13

Eugene Uketober Fest

Eugene, Oregon
uketoberfest.com
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October 27-28

CUFF: Canberra Ukulele Festival of Fun

Canberra, Australia
ukelyptus.com.au/index_files/CUFFs.htm
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December 1

New Zealand Ukulele Festival

Auckland, New Zealand
www.nzukulelefestival.org.nz

See you there!
~ your friend, Loke

Did I miss an event? Let me know! loke@rainbowpals.jp
(Thanks to GanMed64 for the great photo!)
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