Archive for "Big Island"

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

Big Island

Saturday, May 25: 
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 www.kvbid.org.

Kokua Kailua Hulihe`e Palace Concert Series & Village Stroll

Big Island

Sunday, May 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, vendor booths, 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 www.kvbid.org.

Honoka`a Western Week, Parade, & Block Party

Big Island

May 18 – 24: 
Honoka`a Western Week, Parade, & Block Party. 
Dress up western-style and visit Honoka`a town merchants and join in different paniolo-themed activities every night. Festivities include a parade on Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by a block party. Throughout the week, other activities will include Stick Horse Creation, Keiki Cowboy Games/Stick Horse Races, Honokaa Western Week movie, fashion show, line dancing, and more. On For more information and event schedule, visit www.honokaa.org/western-week.

Hawai`i Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival

Big Island

Friday – Sunday, May 18 – 20: 
Hawai`i Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival.
  A celebration of Hawai`i Island as a cultural melting pot, this three day event will be packed with food, fashion, cultural expressions, a keiki hula competition and cultural workshops. The event begins Friday day evening with protocol from the various cultures represented. Saturday is filled with a wearable arts fashion show, arts & crafts demonstrations and the first annual Hawai`i Kuauli keiki hula competition. Sunday is a day of cultural workshops and education. The festival is a culturally based experience for both local residents and visitors. Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd., Kailua-Kona. Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost: Wearable Arts Fashion Show – $15 presale, $10 at the door. Keiki Hula Competition – $10 presale, $15 at the door; keiki, $5. For more information and event schedule, call (808) 895-4205 or visit www.HiKuauli.com.

Hula Kahiko Performance

Big Island

Saturday, May 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 www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Kona Orchid Society Orchid Show, Plant & Craft Sale

Big Island

Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11: 
Kona Orchid Society Orchid Show, Plant & Craft Sale.
Featuring orchid vendors from all over the island with exotic orchid species and exciting new hybrids. Orchid Growing Classes begin on the hour, from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. Many handmade craft items, jewelry and fine art, and many types of plants available for sale. Old Airport Beach Park’s Maka`eo pavilion, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free admission. For more information call (808) 333-0889, or visit http://www.konaorchidsociety.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.

Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends

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 www.volcanoartcenter.org

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 www.volcanoartcenter.org.

Ka`u Coffee Ho`olaule`a

Big Island

Saturday, May 4: 
Ka`u Coffee Ho`olaule`a.
 A full day of live music, hula, local food & crafts, keiki activities, educational displays, guided coffee tastings and farm/mill tours headquartered inside and out of the Pahala Community Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a great place to “talk story” with Ka`u coffee growers. The Ka`u Coffee Experience offers Ka`u coffees prepared using a variety of methods by professional baristas from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Farm tours with shuttle transport are 9:30 and 11 a.m., plus 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., $20. Pahala Community Center, 1149-96 Kamani St., Pahala.  For information call (808) 929-9550 or visit www.kaucoffeefest.com.