Archive for "Big Island"

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

Big Island

Saturday, January 27:
Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays.
  Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and Hula.  Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free admission.  For information, visit http://kvbid.org/.

`Iolani Luahine Hula Festival

Big Island

Friday & Saturday, January 26 & 27:
`Iolani Luahine Hula Festival.
  The festival was established in 2003 with a vision to perpetuate the hula, and it also serves as a way to honor the memory of `Iolani Luahine and her contributions to the preservation of hula and Hawaiian culture. Workshops and public performances will take place. Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona.  For registration and workshop details visit at www.iolaniluahinefestival.org. For more information, email [email protected].

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, January 21:
Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll.
  Ali`i Drive along scenic Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona becomes a festive pedestrian-only walkway from 1 to 6 p.m. Enjoy music, artists, merchants and restaurants. At 4 p.m., there is a free Hawaiian music concert on the lawn at Hulihe`e Palace. Bring your own mat or chair and they will be checked for free while you stroll Ali`i Drive, Kailua Village (Kona).  For information, visit http://kvbid.org/.

Hula Kahiko Performance

Big Island

Saturday, January 20:
Hula Kahiko Performance.
Hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Gallery in Ka`auea. 10:30 a.m.  Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mat. Event is free, park fees apply. Date is subject to change; to confirm dates, call (808) 987-7288. Held in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performances, enjoy a display of “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula). Visitors share in a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.  Lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit http://volcanoartcenter.org/.

37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Big Island

Monday, January 15:
37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
  The Birthday Commemoration of the great civil rights leader will include a community celebration, potluck, & program. Bring your favorite dish to share. The celebration will consist of displays of art, songs, and music by local schools and the community. This event is free and open to the public. Old Kona Airport Beach Park, Maka`eo Pavilion, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona. For more information, contact Virginia Halliday at (808) 325-1112 or Mamie Bramlett, at (808) 331-1448.

Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Big Island

Every Friday: 
Aloha Fridays at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
  A free hands-on demonstration lesson is given in a cultural craft that varies each week. Volcano Art Center Gallery porch in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Free (donations welcome); park entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit http://volcanoartcenter.org/.

Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friend

Big Island

Every Tuesday: 
Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends.
  Kanikapila jam sessions are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy “garage style” jamming.  Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, Great Room of the Admin Building, Volcanoes National Park. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Park entrance fees may apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit http://volcanoartcenter.org/.

BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace

Big Island

Every Tuesday Morning:
BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace.
Free fun road ride for cyclists of all levels at 8:15 a.m. Rental bikes available. Get updates on all the BikeWorks activities on the Emily T Gail Show at http://espnhawaii.com/ under the lineup or visit http://www.bikeworkshawaii.com/. Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Rd. For information about other community rides and/or bike routes call BikeWorks at (808) 886-5000.

The Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

The Emily T Gail Show, aka “Emily T. Gail Talks Story” show is available at www.EmilyTGailTalkStory.podomatic.com  online 24/7 and via https://www.facebook.com/emilytgailtalkstory/ and a free iTunes podcast. Emily “talks story​”​ ​about sports, recreation and community events in communities where Emily is involved: Island of Hawai`i and Detroit, her home town.  Sponsored by Aloha Big Island Visitor Guide, this month Emily talks with Greg McLaughlin, President, PGA TOUR Champions about the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (Four Seasons Resort) January 16-20 for the 22nd year.  Kelly Fliear, Tournament Manager, will talk about the Golf Channel Broadcast, the Rotary Club of Kona organizing the volunteer effort and the monies raised for the Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation, Big Island Junior Golf, and the Daniel R Sayre Foundation. Players in the field of 45+ players include Hale Irwin, Olin Browne, Mark O’Meara, Peter Jacobson, Fred Funk, Fred Couples, some of whom will be guests with Emily along with Mark Rolfing, NBC/Golf Channel.  Advance Tickets available at pgatour.com/mec – $20 daily, $40 week, or at the gate add $5. Juniors and military complimentary. For show information contact Emily at (808) 896-6780 or [email protected].

Niaulani Nature Walk

Big Island

Every Monday:
Niaulani Nature Walk.
  A free, guided rain forest tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces visitors to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, and the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Village. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Free; donations welcome. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit http://volcanoartcenter.org/.