Big Island Chocolate Festival :: Hawaiian Getaway

Craving chocolate? Who doesn’t? Holualoa Inn is the perfect place for you to stay during the fourth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival being held Thursday May 7-Saturday May 9. The festival will delight the senses with chocolate tastings, chocolate making workshops, seminars, chocolate demonstrations from celebrity chefs, and an outdoor “farm to fork” dinner at a …
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Ukulele Love

My dog has fleas. This age old tuning trick for the ukulele may be familiar to some of you, but the strum of a uke is a sound so distinctive, for most, it could only mean HAWAII… If you’ve traveled to the Islands, or dream of going someday, songs produced from those humble 4 strings …
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Kona Coffee Talk Story

It’s coffee harvest on Hawaii’s Big Island and the trees at Holualoa Inn are overflowing with cherries!  On a windless day, we can hear the happy chatter of pickers out in the orchards and the tink-tinking sound of beans landing in buckets. With the recent rains from Hurricanes Iselle and Ana, the 2014 crop promises …
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Waimea Ocean Film Festival – January 2016

Holidays in Hawaii? Begin 2016 with inspiration on The Big Island during the Waimea Ocean Film Festival. In it’s sixth year, the Festival (January) offers an impressive collection of award winning films from around the globe bringing awareness to worlds’ Oceans. A complete list of films will be available 2 weeks prior to the event but here’s a teaser; …
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Free Holualoa Village Events – Fall 2013

If you are visiting the Big Island of Hawaii at the end of October or the first week of November, head up to Holualoa Village & Holualoa Inn for 2 signature events. On October 26, 2013 stop by Malulani Pavilion as Holualoa Inn hosts the 3rd Annual Hawaii Artist Collaboration Auction, the culminating event showcasing works created during …
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Whale Encounters in Kona, Hawaii

It’s whale season in Hawai‘i, that time of year when the humpbacks migrate from Alaska to our warm waters to breed and give birth. Incredible whale sightings are happening all up and down the Big Island’s leeward coast — from Kealakekua Bay in South Kona, along the coast of Kailua-Kona, up the Kohala Coast, off …
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Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

It’s cherry blossom time in Waimea, where dozens of beautiful cherry trees come into full bloom at Church Row Park along Mamalahoa Highway. Held each year on the first Saturday of February, the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival celebrates the iconic trees of this upcountry Big Island town. Taking place at various venues throughout town, …
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Bride and groom kiss on road through Hawaiian forest

Aloha, Senator Dan Inouye – United States Senator

Hawai‘i is mourning the loss of Senator Dan Inouye, who passed away on December 17 at age 88. Surrounded by his family, Senator Inouye kept Hawai‘i in his heart in his final hours. His last word was, “Aloha.” Senator Inouye at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 2012 Senator Inouye was the most senior senator in the …
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