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:
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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:
Beach Resort Special Event Calendar
Lani Resort Calendar