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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Hawaii Special Event June 5 — 2010 Rohto Ironman 70.3 on Big Island!

The final qualifying event of the year for a coveted spot in the Annual Ford Ironman Championship, sponsored here on October 9, takes place this weekend along the spectacular Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawaii. Nearly 1600 contestants from throughout the world will swim, bike and run some 70.3 miles (exactly 1/2 the distance of …
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Best of Memorial Day Weekend – Big Island Happenings!

The legendary, and beloved, contemporary Hawaiian musician Willie K performs at 6:30 p.m. on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 29 at Keauhou Shopping Center — just a 10-minute hop down the hill from Holualoa Inn.  Cost of admission? Two cans of food per peson — or as many as you’d like to donate to the …
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Celebration of Art & Artists at Holualoa’s Donkey Mill Art Center

The Annual Faculty Exhibition and Reception is hosted at at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa on Friday, May 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year’s show is titled “Senseis & Sensibilities” and features recent work from the Center’s teaching staff, visiting artists and artists in residence. The evening, a complimentary celebration of …
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