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Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Art Studio Tour & Sale

Big Island

Friday – Sunday, November 24 – 26: 
Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Art Studio Tour & Sale. 
Visitors are invited to meet the Volcano Village Artists in their studios and see artworks in a wide variety of media. Pottery; raku masks, hand blown art glass, wood & metal sculpture, hand-tooled metal and fiber art, as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and block prints will be on display and available for purchase. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists will be held on the last day of the event. Maps to the artists’ studios will be available at local businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at artists’ studios in Volcano Village. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 987-3472 or email [email protected].

Kamahalo Craft Fair

Big Island

Friday & Saturday, November 24 & 25: 
Kamahalo Craft Fair.
  Shop handcrafted artisans and home grown products during this 2-day craft fair. The Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Rd., Volcano. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (808) 936-9705 or visit http://thecoopercenter.org/.

Kailua Village Christmas Tree Lighting

Big Island

Friday, November 24: 
Kailua Village Christmas Tree Lighting.
  A traditional lighting of the Village Christmas tree, kicking off the holiday season, at Emma’s Square, across from Hulihe`e Palace, 75-5718 Ali`i Dr., Kailua-Kona. 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.historickailuavillage.com.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, November 19:
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, November 18:
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/.

2nd Annual Kona Pumpkin Patch & Makahiki Festival Benefit

Big Island

Saturday, November 18:
2nd Annual Kona Pumpkin Patch & Makahiki Festival Benefit.
A free community event benefiting Te E`a E Te Turama Polynesian Dance group, featuring live entertainment, food booths, craft vendors, water slides, inflatable bouncers, rock wall climbing, Makahiki games, Hawaiian arts & crafts, educational booths, and pumpkin patch. Old Airport Soccer Field, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (808) 327-9427 or email [email protected].

Going Nuts for the Holidays Festival

Big Island

Sunday, November 12:
Going Nuts for the Holidays Festival.
  Free festival benefiting Kona 1005 Radio, featuring macadamia nuts and coconuts. Enjoy hula, music, agricultural presentations, arts, crafts, and more. Santa will also be on hand for Christmas requests. Hale Halewai, 75-5760 Ali`i, Kailua-Kona. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (808) 936-5233 or visit www.hawaiianwellness.com.

Kona Coffee Festival Ho`olaule`a

Big Island

Saturday, November 11:
Kona Coffee Festival Ho`olaule`a. 
Enjoy a multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Kona coffee. Hands-on cultural demonstrations, popular Ethnic Food Market, the Festival of Arts & Crafts and all-day live entertainment. Take in the beautiful lei contest, participate in traditional Hawaiian poi making, ikebana, traditional Japanese calligraphy and visit the heritage display. All day fun for the entire `ohana (family). Old Airport Beach Park, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Free Entrance Days to National Parks in honor of Veterans Day

Big Island

Saturday & Sunday, November 11 & 12:
Free Entrance Days to National Parks in honor of Veterans Day. 
Big Island’s National Parks are Volcanoes National Park, Pu`uhonua `O Honaunau (City of Refuge), Pu`ukohala Heiau National Historic Park, and Kalokoo-Honokohau National Historical Park. For more information on the Big Island’s National Parks, visit https://www.nps.gov/state/hi/index.htm.

Kanikapila with Wes Asana and Friends

Big Island

Every Tuesday: 
Kanikapila with Wes Asana 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/.