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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Bride walking up to groom on road through Hawaiian forest

Hawai‘i’s Newest Events Pavilion

The best new place to hold a wedding reception in Hawai‘i is at Holualoa Inn‘s newly unveiled Malulani Pavilion. Clad in cedar with beamed ceilings and stunning views, this open-air venue is provides the perfect spot for hosting a special event, be it a corporate gathering, fundraiser, family reunion, yoga retreat or reception. Situated amid …
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Groom with groomsmen

Holualoa Light and Music Festival

It’s that time of year again when Historic Holualoa Village rolls out the holiday red carpet, inviting visitors and residents to ring in the holidays, Hawaiian style. On Saturday, December 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Holualoa lights up the night with the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree, plus an appearance by Santa, …
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wedding ceremony set up overlooking Pacific ocean at dusk

Kona Coffee Festival in Full Swing

It’s that time of year again when Kona celebrates all things coffee during the annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival 2012. The festivities kicked off last weekend in Holualoa with the Village Coffee & Art stroll, where visitors wandered art galleries and boutiques while sampling 100-percent Kona coffee. Here at Holualoa Inn, we invited visitors to …
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Bride and groom dance together in Hawaiian garden

Artists Auction at Malulani Pavilion

Some of the Big Island’s most prestigious artists gathered together on Saturday, October 20 for the second-annual Hawai‘i Collaboration art auction, held at Holualoa Inn’s newly unveiled Malulani Pavilion. Brimming with catered cuisine and artisan brew on tap, the pavilion provided the ideal setting for residents and visitors to bid on 63 different works of …
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Big Island Farmers Markets

The Big Island’s bounty of agricultural products are well represented at any number of great farmers markets across the island. From freshly roasted mac nuts and lehua blossom honey to organic mixed greens, tropical fruits and exotic produce of every variety imaginable, Hawai‘i Island is the undisputed agricultural leader in the state of Hawai‘i. On …
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It’s Bon Dance Season in Hawai‘i

A longtime tradition in Hawai‘i, bon dances are lighting up the night at Buddhist temples across the Islands. Here on the Big Island, the summer months provide opportunities for visitors to experience this unique Japanese event that honors loved ones who have passed on. Known officially as Obon, the celebrations begin in June at various …
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