19th Annual Tribute to Kamehameha III

On the 17th of March, 1814, on the sunny, windswept shores of Keauhou Bay on the west side of Hawaii’s Big Island, a child was delivered stillborn by the Queen Keopuolani, the highest-ranking wife of King Kamehameha the Great. As the second son of the royal couple, this child had been promised to the king’s …
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Farm to Table Flavors at the Holualoa Inn

  Fresh flavors are the key to a perfect meal at the Holualoa Inn. Brightly-colored exotic fruits from our Orchard are served as a starter each morning before breakfast, according to their seasonal availability. In the summer months you might find melt-in-your-mouth mango and delectably sweet white pineapple on your plate, whereas juicy tangerine and …
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24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival

The 24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival will be coming to the King Kamehameha‚Äôs Kona Beach Hotel on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. The Festival, held each year on the sunny shores of the historic Kamakahonu Bay, is a celebration of great beer, local food, community, and Hawaiian culture with a focus on sustainability, respect for the …
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23rd Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

  At 2,670 feet elevation, the town of Waimea feels like a place apart from the tropical, coastal hillsides of the Big Island of Hawaii. The verdant, wind-swept pastures of the endless ranch lands rise up in the distance towards the imposing figure of the snow-capped Mauna Kea. Trade winds funneled between that mountain and …
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Two Upcoming Art Events

The South Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii is known as an artist’s haven; a place where people can find the tranquility and inspiration to create. Their galleries and workspaces are nestled in among a bucolic backdrop of verdant and rambling tropical hillsides, winding roadways and rustic coffee farms. Once a year, the …
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Free Big Island’s National Park Pass – January 21, 2019

This coming Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21st 2019, is one the the National Park Service’s fee-free days. That means you can visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or any of the other parks on the Big Island (or in the country!) for free. If you happen to be on the Big Island this winter, …
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Flowers of the Holualoa Inn

Lili’uokalani, the last Queen of Hawaii, once said that for “true Hawaiians, flowers are necessary to their very life.” Flowers are everywhere in Hawaii, and they are inextricably intertwined with the local culture. In the spirit of the islands, our property includes 15 meticulously-landscaped acres adorned with fruit trees, herb gardens, and a rainbow’s array …
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Waimea Ocean Film Festival 2019

The Waimea Ocean Film Festival returns to Kohala this January at venues throughout Waimea Town and the coastal resorts. The timing of the festival coincides with the beginning of the winter season on Hawaii’s waters. This is the time of year when passing storms in the North Pacific generate the massive swells that make Hawaii’s …
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