Day Trips from Holualoa

Holualoa’s excellent central location provides the perfect home base for day-trip getaways on the Big Island. From the rolling ranchlands of Waimea to lava-laden landscapes of the Kohala Coast, visitors who book a stay in Holualoa will find excellent access to the best of the island’s offerings. Kealakekua Bay South of Holualoa about a 30-minute …
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Earth Day Events on the Big Island

From the dryland forests of North Kona to the coral reefs of Kahalu‘u Bay, the Big Island presents one of the most diverse and ecologically fragile places on Earth. With so many native species fast becoming endangered here, or worse, disappearing forever, one could argue that every day should be Earth Day in Hawaii. This …
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47th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival — April 24 – 30, 2011

Each year in April, the world’s most prestigious hula event takes center stage in Hilo on the Big Island. Honoring the legacy of King David Kalakaua (who revived the art of hula during his reign of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1874 to 1891), the venerable Merrie Monarch Festival features a week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture …
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Saturday March 26th is Prince Kuhio Day

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole Pi’ikoi was born on March 26, 1871.  He was prince of the House of Kalakaua, heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawai’i, and a ten-term elected delegate to the United States Congress.  He is often referred to as Ke Ali’i Makaainana, or Prince of the People, because of his …
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Avocado Festival Inspires Delicious Treats

The 5th Annual Hawai’i Avocado Festival will be held this Saturday, February 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm at the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. Highlights of this fun and free Festival include guacamole tastings, avocado recipe contests, an organic farmer’s market, locally-made arts and crafts, panel presentations, a Green fashion show, healing arts, live …
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18th Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival This Saturday

For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated the beauty of the blossoming cherry trees by feasting under them. This custom, known as Hanami, has spread throughout the world, and this year’s Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in Waimea is scheduled for Saturday, February 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Festival will feature performances of Taiko drummers and Bon …
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January is Volcano Awareness Month

Sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), the goal of Volcano Awareness Month is to educate visitors and kama’aina about the history and power of the volcanoes that have formed our island home.  HVO believes this awareness is crucial, particularly when it comes to the safe exploration and enjoyment of Kilauea, the world’s …
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Resolve to Enjoy the New Year

We can attribute the origin of New Year’s Resolutions to the Roman mythical king Janus of 153 B.C.  Janus was depicted with two faces, one facing forward and one facing back.  Situated at the head of the calendar, Janus was thought to simultaneously evaluate the events of the past year while exploring the promise of …
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