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Holiday Season Fridays at Lava Lava Beach Club

November 24, 2017
Lava Lava Beach Club, 69-1081 Ku‘uali’i Place
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Lava Lava Beach Club is excited to announce an outstanding Friday night musical lineup for the holiday season. After the stunning sun sets at Anaeho‘omalu Bay and everyone has taken their final photo and finished up social media posts, the stage on the sand will light up as two of Hawaii’s favorite musicians rock the…

Kailua Kalikimaka Tree Lighting

November 24, 2017
Historic Kailua Village, 75 - 5718 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Kailua Village Business Improvement District begins the festivities on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Emma’s Square (located across from Hulihee Palace). This tree lighting tradition gets started at 5:45 pm. Special musical guest Darlene Ahuna performs classic holiday favorites as Kumu Hula Kenneth Aloha Victor…

Blue Energy Craft Fair at Hilton Waikoloa Village

November 25, 2017
Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa Village, HI United States
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Come do your holiday shopping at Hilton Waikoloa Village and support organizations such as the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii Island at the same time! The Hilton Waikoloa Village is hosting a two day holiday craft fair. Enjoy browsing locally made products in beautiful Waikoloa. Admission is $2 for 12 and older. Parking is free….

Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade

November 25, 2017
Downtown Hilo on Kamehameha Avenue, Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
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Hilo Downtown Improvement Association proudly presents the 32nd Annual Downtown Hilo Christmas Light Parade “Christmas Parade of Lights” on Saturday, November 25th, 2017. We are proud to continue this long standing tradition for the Keikis of our Hilo Community and will also be collaborating a special event in the heart of Downtown Hilo on Kamehameha…

Small Business Saturday in Honokaa

November 25, 2017
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Shop local at this year’s Small Business Saturday in Honoka`a. This Saturday, November 25th, 2017 is a great time to start your holiday shopping with small, locally owned businesses throughout Honoka`a. Come support your favorite shops, restaurants and businesses which will be offering special discounts and deals throughout the day. Shop Small and share your…

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

November 25, 2017
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Ka’ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit. Everyone’s invited to bring lawn chairs or beach mats and enjoy the evening as the sun begins its journey over the horizon. As…

Holidays in Honokaa!

December 1, 2017
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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First Friday in December will be our annual Holiday celebration in Honoka`a sponsored by the Honoka`a Business Association. Come down and enjoy holiday songs by the Kamehameha Preschoolers, Seniors Club, Ka Hale Ona Keiki Preschoolers, Waldorf School Students, and the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua Halau. Then join Santa, Buddy the Elf, Herbie the Love…

First Fridays in Honokaa

December 1, 2017
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Come enjoy local dining, shopping, music and more on the First Friday of every month in Honoka`a from 5-9 pm. Family friendly fun featuring local vendors, food trucks, musicians, performers, henna, fundraising and informational booths. To find out more or to get involved, please contact First Friday coordinator Michelle Hartman at (808)775-9777 or email big-islandgrown@hotmail.com…

Dinner and Movie Night in Historic Kailua Village

December 2, 2017
Kona Commons, 74-5450 Makala Blvd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Decked out for the holidays, Historic Kailua Village will be particularly festive on Saturday, December 2 with Dinner and a Movie Night at Kona Commons. Bring the entire family down for a jolly good time at 5:00 pm and enjoy a free classic holiday movie, popcorn and Santa too! Don’t forget to bring your chairs,…

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

December 2, 2017
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Ka’ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit. Everyone’s invited to bring lawn chairs or beach mats and enjoy the evening as the sun begins its journey over the horizon. As…

Feast On The Beach

December 8, 2017

Feast on the Beach celebrates its 5th Anniversary under the stars at Anaehoomalu Bay on Friday, December 8 starting at 5:30 pm. This popular holiday event will once again wow guests with delicious food stations created in conjunction with Paradise Gourmet Catering, along with beer, wine, and its signature toes-in-the-sand ambiance.

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

December 9, 2017
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Ka’ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit. Everyone’s invited to bring lawn chairs or beach mats and enjoy the evening as the sun begins its journey over the horizon. As…

Kokua Kailua Sunday in Historic Kailua Village

December 10, 2017
Historic Kailua Village, 75 - 5718 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm Alii Drive in Kona’s Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor marketplace that makes for a fun family-friendly day. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll too! Celebrating its 8th year, Kokua Kailua stretches out from Kailua Pier through Historic Kailua Village to Hualalai Road. Highlights of…

Best Christmas Art, Crafts, Gifts & Food Fair

December 15, 2017
Edith Kanakaole Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa St
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
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An island tradition for the past 25 years, the Big Island’s Best Arts, Crafts, Gifts & Food Fair will be held on December 15 Friday (4pm-9pm) and December 16 Saturday (9am-4pm) at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo. The Fair will feature many unique arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, musical instruments, sculptures, woodwork, aromatherapy bath…

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

December 16, 2017
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Ka’ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit. Everyone’s invited to bring lawn chairs or beach mats and enjoy the evening as the sun begins its journey over the horizon. As…

Annual Jingle Bell Beach Run

December 17, 2017
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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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 – a perfect addition to your holiday celebrations! And parents…be sure to get your kids ready for…

Holiday Season Fridays at Lava Lava Beach Club

December 22, 2017
Lava Lava Beach Club, 69-1081 Ku‘uali’i Place
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Lava Lava Beach Club is excited to announce an outstanding Friday night musical lineup for the holiday season. After the stunning sun sets at Anaeho‘omalu Bay and everyone has taken their final photo and finished up social media posts, the stage on the sand will light up as two of Hawaii’s favorite musicians rock the…

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

December 23, 2017
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Ka’ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit. Everyone’s invited to bring lawn chairs or beach mats and enjoy the evening as the sun begins its journey over the horizon. As…

Holiday Season Fridays at Lava Lava Beach Club

December 29, 2017
Lava Lava Beach Club, 69-1081 Ku‘uali’i Place
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Lava Lava Beach Club is excited to announce an outstanding Friday night musical lineup for the holiday season. After the stunning sun sets at Anaeho‘omalu Bay and everyone has taken their final photo and finished up social media posts, the stage on the sand will light up as two of Hawaii’s favorite musicians rock the…

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…

Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

December 30, 2017
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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Celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Ka’eaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Ka’ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit. Everyone’s invited to bring lawn chairs or beach mats and enjoy the evening as the sun begins its journey over the horizon. As…

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. Over 60 Films of Inspiring Stories and Epic Adventure The Waimea Ocean Film Festival…

First Fridays in Honokaa

January 5, 2018
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Come enjoy local dining, shopping, music and more on the First Friday of every month in Honoka`a from 5-9 pm. Family friendly fun featuring local vendors, food trucks, musicians, performers, henna, fundraising and informational booths. To find out more or to get involved, please contact First Friday coordinator Michelle Hartman at (808)775-9777 or email big-islandgrown@hotmail.com…

First Fridays in Honokaa

February 2, 2018
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Come enjoy local dining, shopping, music and more on the First Friday of every month in Honoka`a from 5-9 pm. Family friendly fun featuring local vendors, food trucks, musicians, performers, henna, fundraising and informational booths. To find out more or to get involved, please contact First Friday coordinator Michelle Hartman at (808)775-9777 or email big-islandgrown@hotmail.com…

Wiliwili Festival

February 10, 2018
Waikoloa Stables, 68-1936 Waikoloa Rd
Waikoloa Village, 96738
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The Wiliwili Festival is back! Please join WDFI Saturday, February 10th in celebrating our native lowland dry forest and the beautiful wiliwili trees of Waikoloa. The festival is FREE from 9am-4pm at the Waikoloa Stables in Waikoloa Village. The festival will offer educational workshops, tours, vendors, native plant sales, prizes, keiki activities, silent auction, great…

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