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Big Island Calendar of Events

There are many wonderful things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here are just a few highlighted events throughout the year:



PGA MasterCard Championship - Held at Hualalai Resort Golf Club. Contact 800-417-2770 for more info.


ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL - Held annually in Kamuela town, this festival offers Oriental art displays, crafts, and traditional music and tea ceremonies.

ANNUAL HILO CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL - Downtown Hilo is transformed into a mini-Chinatown as Asian product and international food purveyors pack tents filled with the sounds, smells and sights celebrating the Year of the Boar. Free!


KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL - The annual Kona Brewers Festival celebrates with 30 Hawaii and mainland breweries serving 60 types of beer and chefs from 25 local restaurants preparing tropical culinary creations. The event raises funds for environmental and cultural organizations. Call 808-331-3033 or www.KonaBrewersFestival.com for more information. Contact: (808) 331-3033

KONA CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL - A multi-day Symposium concluded with an evening Gala, focuses on the chocolate industry in Hawaii and highlights the talents of Hawai'i chocolatiers. Contact: Chris Hecht (808) 640-5500 or visit their website at ww. konachocolatefestival.com.

ANNUAL GREAT UKULELE FESTIVAL - Kings' Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort. An evening of Hawaii's top ukulele entertainers. Visit the website for more information.


THE MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL - A week-long festival of cultural events including Hawaii's most prestigious hula competition at Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium. Contact: Merrie Monarch Festival (808) 935-9168


May Day - May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii. Celebrate this festive holiday at the Kings' Shops. Browse among arts and crafts tents and talk story with local artisans. Sample Hawaiian food prepared by local chefs. Enjoy Hawaiian performing arts.

BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL - Big Island Film Festival will hold its annual festival on the fabulous Gold Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The purpose of the Big Island Film Festival is to celebrate new independent narrative films and independent narrative filmmakers. This celebration will bring together residents, visitors, filmmakers and industry professionals in an entertainment event that will include movies, music, parties, receptions, Filmmaker and Actor Salutes, an Awards Brunch, Hawaiian culture and filmmaker seminars These events are presented at various sites on the Mauna Lani Resort property, including The Shops at Mauna Lani, The Fairmont Orchid and The Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows. Visit their website at http://www.bigislandfilmfestival.com for more information


KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION - An annual celebration in Kamehameha's birthplace in Kapa'au, North Kohala. Includes a flower parade, Pa'u riders, entertainment, food, arts and crafts. Fun for the whole family. Free. For more information visit their website at http://www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.


Annual Rubber Duckie Race & 4th of July Extravaganza at the Kings' Shops Waikoloa. Enjoy this fun-filled celebration at the Waikoloa Beach Resort Kings' Shops. Event runs from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Enjoy craft displays, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy. Free entertainment and spectacular fireworks over Kings' Lake.


Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament - The best charter skippers in Kona Hawaii fish with some of the best anglers in the world. Visit their website for more info.

Annual Hilo Orchid Society Show & Sale - Edith Kanaka'ole Multi-purpose Stadium, Hilo. Experience Hawaii's largest orchid show featuring exquisite displays created by amateurs and experienced growers. Offering unique plant and product sales not typically found in retail garden stores. Fee: $4 daily donation suggested; children free, group discounts available. For more info contact 808-933-9772.


Aloha Festival Ho'olaulea at Waikoloa Kings' Shops - Celebrate the Hawaiian culture with a fantastic mix of Hawaiian arts and crafts, hula performances, food and live entertainment. Come experience Hawaii's rich cultural heritage at Kings' Shops.


IRONMAN TRIATHLON - this extreme event is considered the world's top triathlon with competitors from all over the world. The race includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike race, and a 26.2-mile marathon. Contact 808-329-0063 for more information.

TRICK OR TREAT & HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST - Waikoloa Beach Resort Queens' MarketPlace




ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE DISPLAY at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows.

Looking for more special events? Click on the links below to various calender of events around the Big Island:

Waikoloa Beach Resort Special Event Calendar
Mauna Lani Resort Calendar

Aloha Hawaii Vacation Rentals & Property Management
Waikoloa Village Vacation Rentals~ Waikoloa Beach Resort Vacation Rentals

Mauna Lani Resort Vacation Rentals
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 383313 Waikoloa, HI 96738
Office Address: 68-1845 Waikoloa Road, Suite 219, Waikoloa, HI 96738
Toll Free: (800)-66-ALOHA/ (800) 662-5642 (808) 883-3333
Email: stay@alohahawaiivacations.com