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September 2017

Hawaii Island Festival Poke Contest

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 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 Poke Contest begins with the royal court’s entry and dramatic hookupu (gift) presentation, followed by a culinary demonstration and announcement of contest winners. Poke (po-KEH)…

Farm Fest Open House

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 are made here in Kona, whether it’s baked items, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chef Sam Choy or a traditional Chicken Hekka plate lunch. There will…

October 2017

Chef Fest 2017

October 4, 2017 - October 7, 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 Ocean View and above room categories; and a Resort Credit of USD 650, which guests may apply towards any of the Chef Fest events throughout…

Hawaii Yoga Festival

October 10, 2017 - October 15, 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 sessions presented by a diverse range of faculty from Hawaii and around the world. Yoga teacher, writer, and body positivity advocate Jessamyn Stanley is the…

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

October 20, 2017 - November 5, 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 and sip throughout the event. Culinary Journey highlights include: MAUI Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Roy's Annual Golf Classic Fri. Oct 20, 12pm-9pm Tee off…

Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival – Cuisines of the Sun

October 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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 wines provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hawaii.

November 2017

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

November 3, 2017 - November 12, 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 service to Honolulu. On Hawaii Island, an iconic event also launched that year—Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. It’s doubtful that missionary Samuel Ruggles was thinking of…

Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival

November 10, 2017 - November 12, 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. For more information, visit www.himele.org or follow Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on Facebook.

December 2017

20th Annual Wailea Village Mochi Pounding

December 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities. Come…

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