Hawaii Island Special Events – August 2010

Endless summer action is in full swing on the Big Island this month with a number of events to choose from on both the Kona and Hilo sides! Make plans to visit Hilo (allow 2.5 hours each way to and from Holualoa Inn)between August 6-8, 2010 to visit the volcano, while leaving time to check …
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Hawaii Island’s Exotic Breadfruit

At once exotic, erotic and evocative, breadfruit (known as ulu in Hawaiian) is rooted in absolute practicality and sustenance. The breadfruit tree is tall and proud, with a lush canopy of uniquely formed foliage which shields its large, round globes of green fruit. The tree is not indigenous to the state, but rather, was imported …
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Hawaii Cultural Events for July 2010

Kona’s Kealakekua region is rich in cultural and natural history and the Kona Historical Society offers a number of fascinating programs year round at its H. N. Greenwell Store Museum. This month discover the art of making Portuguese Sweetbread in the traditional style using an outdoor fornu oven  and/or enjoy storytelling sessions by the Island’s …
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Pele — Hawaii Island’s Fire Goddess

Do you know Hawaii Island is nicknamed the Big Island for good reason? The island is by far the largest of all the Hawaiian Islands with a landmass of 4,028 square miles, and it’s still growing as hot lava continues to pour from its Kilauea Volcano, the most active volcano in the world today! The …
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Hawaii Island Celebrates 4th of July in a Big Way!

Choose your favorite festivity to celebrate this national holiday — parades, fundraisers and, of course, fireworks are all part of the fun here on the Big Island of Hawaii! One of our Holualoa Inn favorites is the Annual Turtle Independence Day at Mauna Lani Resort on the beautiful Kohala Coast. The honu is our special …
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Big Island Annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival June 26 & 27

Pu ‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park celebrates its 49th annual cultural festival this weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) at the the beautiful and historically rich Place of Refuge in South Kona. The park is a scenic (think lush tropical greenery, coffee farms and small towns frozen in time) 30 minute drive from Holualoa Inn. …
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Hawaii Island Annual Event June 19 in Holualoa!

The Summer Farmfest & Ukulele Jam is an Hawaii Island annual event, set for this Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Holualoa Village. With festivities literally just up Holualoa Inn’s entry drive, it’s and easy hop up the road to enjoy this colorful, delicious, musical event. It takes place village-wide with …
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Hawaii Holiday – Celebrates King Kamehameha I

King Kamehameha Day is celebrated throughout the state of Hawaii on Friday, June 11. This festive day of commemoration is especially meaningful on the Big island, birthplace of King Kamehameha I aka King Kamehameha the Great! His grandson, King Kamehameha V proclaimed the June 11 holiday in 1871 and it was one of the first …
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