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Hawaii Island Festival Poke Contest

September 1, 2017
Waikoloa Beach Marriott, 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr.,
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738 United States
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Sample Hawaii’s famous appetizer Hawaii Island Festival-30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest is part of a month-long celebration honoring the state’s host culture. Festival events include a re-enactment of an ancient Hawaiian royal court that appears in full costume and is announced by feather standards and the blowing of the pu, or conch shell. The…

Nature and Culture: An Unseverable Relationship

September 23, 2017
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1 Crater Rim Drive
Volcano, HI United States
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He Pilina Wehena `Ole Hike the Palm Trail and be inspired by a place where catastrophic change (hulihia) and subsequent restoration (kulia) can be observed as the land transitions from the 1868 lava flow with its pioneer plants to deeper soil with more diverse and older flora. Learn about native plants that play a vital…

The Magic and Comedy of Jason Andrews

September 23, 2017
Aloha Theatre, 79-7384 Mamalahoa Hwy,
Kainaliu, HI 96750 United States
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Join World Champion Magician Jason Andrews for an evening of magic & comedy that will have the whole family wondering “how did he do it?!”. Direct from Las Vegas with more than 25 international awards, Jason Andrews has appeared on hit television shows such as Masters of Illusion, Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us,” The Daily…

3rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival

September 24, 2017
Old Airport Event Pavilion, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy HI United States + Google Map

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrate Hispanic culture at the Old Airport Beach Park’s Large Pavillion, from 4-9pm. The goal of the festival is not only to celebrate Hispanic culture in Hawai’i, but to unite the Hispanic and Latino communities with our larger, local community. The event will feature music, dance, food and art….

Farm Fest Open House

September 30, 2017
Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy
Captain Cook, 96704
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Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm will be hosting their annual Farm Fest Open House again on their site in Captain Cook. At this year’s celebration, honoring Kona’s heritage, the theme is “From Farm to Table” and promises a day filled with family-fun activities that revolve around all the amazing sustainable foods that…

Chef Fest 2017

October 4, 2017
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, 72-100 Kaupulehu Dr.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Cook side-by-side with today’s leading chefs. Learn to prepare amazing culinary experiences side by side with today’s top chefs as they come together to cook, teach and entertain you in an intimate and relaxed beach setting of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Taste of Chef Fest Package Available between October 4-7, 2017, includes luxurious accommodations in…

Hawaii Yoga Festival

October 10, 2017
Kalani, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd
Pahoa, 96778 United States
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Embody Love in Action at the fifth annual Hawaii Yoga Festival. Inspired by the writings of Thich Nhat Hahn in his book Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change, we will explore the concept of ahimsa and the ways in which yoga, mindfulness and social justice are intertwined. Hawaii Yoga Festival features over 60…

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

October 20, 2017

The annual Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of fine culinary creations and exquisite vibrant vinos of the Aloha State. The two-week affair features dozens of esteemed international chefs, including a few James Beard award-winners, serving up signature dishes as well as classic local fare. Wines from world are available to swirl, sniff…

Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival –...

October 28, 2017
Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa Village, HI United States
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Cuisines of the Sun returns with superstar culinary talent from around the world joining forces to celebrate the food and wine of sunny climates. The diversity of Hawai‘i Island’s bounty will be showcased in a spectacular six-course dinner at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. Indulge your culinary senses with this lavish dinner paired with fine…

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

November 3, 2017

Hawaii’s Oldest Food Festival Celebrates 47 Years Toast the Roast at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, November 3-12, 2017 1970 was a banner year for Hawaii: the Fabulous Five thrilled UH basketball fans, 36 swimmers dove in for the first Waikiki Roughwater Swim and Hawaii’s tourism accelerated as Pan Am began regularly scheduled jumbo jet…

Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival

November 10, 2017
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr.
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
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From a heart-centered practice, to the sound of heartstrings, the 1st Annual Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival will be held November 10-12 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. A project of Hawaii Institute of Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE), the Festival will feature performances by some of Hawaii’s most prominent steel guitar masters….

20th Annual Wailea Village Mochi Pounding

December 30, 2017
Akiko’s Buddhist B&B, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Hwy
Hakalau, HI 96710 United States
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20th Annual Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year (More “fun stuff” about our mochi pounding) Saturday, Dec. 30th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Akiko’s over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 20th year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular…

Waimea Ocean Film Festival

January 1, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL! The eighth annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Ocean Film) kicks off the new year January 1-9, in Waimea, as well as The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i, Mauna Kea Resort and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Book by September 15th for Special Rates Festival passes are available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org….

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