Kamehameha III

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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Kona Brewers Festival

24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival

The 24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival will be coming to the King Kamehameha’s 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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Waimea Cherry Blossoms

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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Path through Holualoa Gardens with lush trees and greenery

Best Fall Events on the Big Island

There are plenty of festivals and events going on during the Fall season! Here are a few of our favorite fall events on the Big Island: Ironman World Championship – Saturday, October 13th At the annual championship event of the Ironman triathlon season, over 2,000 of the world’s most elite athletes converge on Kailua-Kona. For …
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Green field outside the Holualoa Inn

Experience Winter in Hawaii like the Locals

As autumn approaches on the Big Island, the lull in volcanic activity and the return of clear skies and fresh air has breathed new life and vibrancy into our community. We are looking forward to the upcoming season to recharge and enjoy time with each other here on the island before the busy season begins …
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Top 10 Big Island Events & Festivals in 2018 – 2019

There is no shortage of Big Island events and activities to keep any visitor busy for the length of their stay. But if you are a repeat visitor, or if you are just looking for something unique to make your Big Island getaway even more memorable, you might consider attending one of the special events …
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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival 2017

All along the slopes around the Holualoa Inn, coffee trees are bowed by the weight of the green coffee “cherries” growing on their branches. Several weeks ago, the last of the gardenia-scented coffee blossoms dropped to the ground, blanketing the coffee-growing region in what is known as “Kona snow.” In several weeks’ time the first …
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The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

Let us welcome you home this November during the 46th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Join us from November 4th through November 13th, 2016 for a ten-day celebration of nearly 200 years of Kona Coffee history and of the people who preserve its legacy. Since its inception in 1970, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival has …
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