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The Island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined (hence, it’s nickname, “The Big Island”), its sheer size is awe-inspiring. 

Kauai Approx 1 hr (direct from Kona)
Oahu Approx 45 min (direct from Kona)
Molokai Approx 1 hr 20 min
Lanai Approx 1 hr 30 min
Maui Approx 40 min (direct from Kona)
'I'iwi bird by Jack Jeffries
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival of Birds (4th Annual)

Occurs between: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - Monday, October 28, 2019
Summary

Highlighting the migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawaii each year, the 2019 HIFB theme is "Wanderers and Migrants-Hawaii's Unique Avian Visitors." The festival includes a reception and film festival Thursday, 10/24/19, guided birding excursions on land and sea, and the [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Cindy Pacheco
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival of Birds
Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest
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Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest

Occurs on: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Summary

Featuring cube sized fish (poke) and various ocean delicacies, tako, opihi, loli. We share our delicious fish with the bounty from our ocean, limu eleele, limu kohu, opihi, opae, wana, loli. Visitors as well as our host culture get to taste various preparations of poke. Our host culture is [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monica Lindsey
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
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Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea Hoolaulea

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

A relaxing day in beautiful Waimea, God's country indeed. We start off with community olelo Hawaii by our keiki, Taiko drummers "sound the alarm" and draw people in from the Parade.

Our Craft Tent is filled with clothing, purses, jewelry, lauhala products.

Delicious food and snacks [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
Hawaii

Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Waimea 43rd Annual Paniolo Parade

Occurs on: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00am - 11:00am
Summary

We show off our paniolo, the art of pa'u, the art of hula, oli, olelo, our royal society Ahahui Kaahumanu Waimea Chapter. We have schools, church groups, hula halau, businesses, etc, as participants in our annual Paniolo Parade.

Many of our paniolo and pau riders are true paniolo; they [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha
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Hawaii Island Festival - 30 Days of Aloha - Kindy Sproat Falsetto & Hawaiian Storytelling Competition

Occurs on: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Summary

Our kane come out to show their skills to throw their voice in higher registers. They also share the manao of their mele, the songwriter and the hidden meaning (kaona). This is to honor the late Uncle Kindy Sproat, a true Hawaiian who lived in Pololu Valley, as his kupuna before him. This event [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: M. Akana
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Island Festival
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)
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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival (49th Annual)

Occurs between: Friday, November 1, 2019 - Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Summary

Each year in November, Kona coffee's world-renown reputation along with the unique cultural heritage of the past tells the story of coffee traditions that produced this American legacy. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival experience is unique, enriching and ensures that the story of Kona coffee's [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Val Cocoran, President
  • Contact Organization: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races
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Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races

Occurs between: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Monday, September 2, 2019, 7:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

The Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Canoe Races have been held annually since 1971. Hosted by Kai Opua Canoe Club over the Labor Day holiday, this is the world's largest long distance canoe race. The women's and men's 18-mile races follow a historically and culturally significant course running [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Doug VeraCruz
  • Contact Organization: Kai Opua Canoe Club
Obon Dance & Festival - Honokaa Hongwanji
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Obon Dance & Festival - Honokaa Hongwanji

Occurs on: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 5:45pm - 10:00pm
Summary

In the Buddhist tradition, during the summer months Japanese residents welcome back the spirits of departed loved ones at lively and festive dance events called o-bon. All are free. Honokaa Hongwanji Mission: 7 p.m.

Aug. 24, 45-516 Lehua St.; service at 5:45 p.m. Call 775-7232.

Kona Jingle Bell Beach 5k Fun Run
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Jingle Bell Beach Run - 5k Run

Occurs on: Sunday, December 22, 2019, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

The 15th Annual Jingle Bell Beach Run

The ultimate Kona running event!  Start time is at 7:30 AM SHARP with timing provided by JTL Timing Systems.  The featured 5k event encourages participation from all fitness levels and running backgrounds.  Great fun for everyone, family oriented [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Penn Henderson
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Sport Events