Ukulele Festivals 2010

UPDATE: Ukulele Festivals 2013

There are more ukulele festivals then ever this year so I thought it’d be useful to have them all listed in one place. I’ll be updating this page, so if you’ve got something that needs adding to the list send me a message or leave a comment.

United Kingdom and Ireland

2010 London Uke Festival

Location: TBA
Date: TBA
Performers: TBA
Local Amenities: Map

Wukulele Festival

Location: Worthing, West Sussex
Date: 8-10th October 2010
Performers: Bob Brozman
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele Festival of Great Britain

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Date: June 19 and 20, 2010
Performers: The Re-Entrants, GUGUG, Hot Potato Syncopators, Winin’ Boys, Ukulelezaza, Steven Sproat, The Uke Box, L’ Uke, The Anything Goes Orchestra
Local Amenities: Map

Colliers Wood Ukulele Festival

Location: Colliers Wood
Date: 17th April
Performers: Helen Arney, The Marauders, Brockley Ukulele Group
Local Amenities: Map

Hollesley Ukulele Festival

Location: Hollesley
Date: 23-26 July
Performers: The Re-Entrants, The Anything Goes Orchestra
Local Amenities: Map

Belper Ukulele Day

Location: Belper Town Football Club, Belper
Performers: The Re-entrants, The Anything Goes Orchestra.
Local Amenities: Map

Ukelear Meltdown III

Location: Star And Shadow Cinema, Battlefield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK
Date: February 27 and 28, 2010
Performers: Ukelili (USA), Abdul Khan and The Projections (Pakistan/UK), Lady K & The Kooky Kitchen (Finland), Piecans (UK), Dirty Diamonds (UK), Vacation Pioneers (UK), Eilidh Macaskill (UK), Sekksyunkel (UK), Williwaw (USA)
Local Amenities: Map


Ukulele Village

Location: Sarzana, Italy
Date: 21-23 May
Performers: TBA
Website: TBA
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele Bazar

Location: Paris, France
Date: 17 April
Performers: TBA
Local Amenities: Map

United States of America

Lone Star Uke Fest 2010

Location: Aloha, Texas
Date: April 29, 30 & May 1, 2010
Performers: Texas Swing with Aloha!, James Hill, Gerald Ross, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Kimo Hussey, Debbie Porter, Pops Bayless, Mark “Spanky” Guttierez, Ukulele Bartt and Dennis McBride
Local Amenities: Map

UkeFest 2010

Location: 71 East Yale Avenue, Denver
Date: February 6, 2010
Performers: James Hill and Anne Davison, Canote Brothers, Boulder Acoustic Society, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Eleanor, Ukulele Loki, Denver Uke Community, Moe Dixon
Local Amenities: Map

Tahoe Area Ukulele Festival – 2010

Location: John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nevada
Date: March 19 – 21, 2010
Performers: Jake Shimabukuro and James Hill
Local Amenities: Map

New York Uke Fest 2010

Location: Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York City
Date: May 12 – 16, 2010
Performers: Bill Tapia, James Hill, Li’l Rev, Deni Bonet, Victoria Vox and Mihana, Zee Avi, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi-san
Local Amenities: Map

Gorge Uke Fest 2010

Location: Hood River, Oregon
Date: February 19 – 20, 2010
Performers: Moe Dixon, James Hill, Victoria Vox, Langley Ukulele Ensemble
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele World Congress

Location: Needmore, Indiana
Date: June 4 – 5, 2010
Performers: TBA
Local Amenities: Map


40th Annual Ukulele Festival

Location: Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki, Oahu
Date: July 18, 2010
Performers: ukulele virtuosos, internationally known musicians, local celebrities, talented ukulele players from around the world and a ukulele orchestra of over 800 students
Local Amenities: Map

10th Annual Waikoloa Ukulele Festival

Location: Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa
Date: March 6, 2010
Performers: TBA
Local Amenities: Map

8th Annual Kauai Ukulele Festival

Location: Kukui Grove Center in Lihue, Kauai
Date: April 17, 2010
Performers: Lihue Seniors, Aldrine Guerrero, Hanalei School, Kapa’a Middle School, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, King Kaumuali’i Elementary School and more
Local Amenities: Map

4th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival

Location: Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI USA 96732
Date: October 10, 2010
Performers: Herb Ohta Sr. (Ohta-San), Jake Shimabukuro, Holunape, Raiatea Helm, Manoa DNA, Paula Fuga, Richard Ho’opi’i, Brittni Paiva, Kelly Boy Delima, Derek Sebastian and more
Local Amenities: Map

Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii

Location: Kaka`ako Waterfront Park
Date: February 13, 2010
Performers: Bill Tapia, Herb “Ohta-san” Ohta, , Herb Ohta Jr., Pali, Holunape, Manoa DNA, the Roy Sakuma Ukulele School, Iwao, Kiyoshi Kobayashi & the Ukulele Orchestra of Japan, Sekiguchi Band featuring Kimiko Wakiyama
Local Amenities: Map

Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Location: Northcote and Brunswick
Date: February 26th – March 2nd 2010
Performers: Tyrone (Brisbane), Betty’s Driving Force, Uni and Her Ukulele (San Francisco) & Meredith Axelrod (San Francisco), Old Spice Boys (Byron Bay), Anthony Leonard, Jim D’Ville (Portland, Oregon USA), Azo Bell, Ukeleus (Canberra), Spiderfish Stew (Fremantle)
Local Amenities: Map

Cairns Ukulele Festival

Location: Cairns, Australia
Date: July 3 – 4, 2010
Performers: James Hill, Daniel Ho, The Old Spice Boys.
Local Amenities: Map

The Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

Location: The Blue Mountain Hotel, Lawson, New South Wales 2783, Australia
Date: January 30, 2010
Local Amenities: Map

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  1. krabbers February 11th, 2010 7:09 am

    excellent heads up list . cheers might do the worthing one

    what about the mainland UWC

  2. J-Hob February 11th, 2010 5:01 pm

    Already got my ticket for the Uke festival of GB! Have you plans to show your face at any Al?

  3. Woodshed February 11th, 2010 8:57 pm

    krabbers: Thanks very much. Added it to the list.

    J-Hob: No. No plans to show up at that one, I’m afraid. I’m considering: Ukelear Meltdown, London and Wukulele. I might even think about Vicenza if they have one this year.

  4. Ron Hale February 12th, 2010 7:11 am

    The Great GadFlea Ukulele Festival – In order of performance:

    The Kid rocks the house with – I’m Yours/Gently Weeps medley

    Craig Robertson/Tiny Tim – Kirtland Murder Barn/TipToe Through
    the Tulips

    George Formby/George Harrison/UOGB – When I’m Cleaning
    Windows/Here Comes
    the Sun

    Amanda Palmer/Patti Plinko/Gracie Allen – Mr. Sandman

    Jeff West/Brian Setzer – Stray Cat Strut

    Jake Shimabukuro/Bing Crosby – Sweet Leilani/Aloha Oe

    James Hill/Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

    Israel Kamakawiwo’ole/Louis Armstrong – Over the Rainbow/
    Wonderful World

    John King/Rob MacKillop/Herman Vandecauter – Baroque Medley

    John Kavanagh/Al Wood – Scott Joplin medley

    Killian Mansfield closes – Amazing Grace

  5. Woodshed February 12th, 2010 11:39 am

    Ron: You’re allowed to resurrect the dead, but getting me on stage? That’s a much trickier task.

  6. Zoway February 14th, 2010 1:21 am

    It’s not really a ukulele festival as such…But in New Zealand, in Kerikeri, there’s an Arts festival happening at the moment and the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra are playing on the 20th of February, and will be hosting a ukulele workshop the day after…

    I’m going to both :D should be amazing.

  7. Ukulele Bartt March 13th, 2010 1:18 am

    Hey, Everyone in the U.K. (Well, not EVERYone. That’s a little much.) If you’re going to the Ukefest of Great Britain, I’ll be playing there. Come say hello or take my workshop! Anybody who mentions the words “Ukulele Hunt” gets a free C-minor chord!

  8. Woodshed March 14th, 2010 3:30 pm

    Zoway: Have a great time!

    Bartt: Have fun while you’re over here (and while you’re not, for that matter).

  9. Jerry Hoffmann February 1st, 2011 8:02 pm

    2011 Mighty MO UkeFest
    Location: New Haven, MO
    Date: May13-14, 2011
    Performers: Victoria Vox, the Flea Bitten Dawgs, St.Louis Ukulele Fight Club
    Local Amenities:

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