47th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival — April 24 – 30, 2011

Each year in April, the world’s most prestigious hula event takes center stage in Hilo on the Big Island. Honoring the legacy of King David Kalakaua (who revived the art of hula during his reign of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1874 to 1891), the venerable Merrie Monarch Festival features a week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture …
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18th Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival This Saturday

For centuries, the Japanese have celebrated the beauty of the blossoming cherry trees by feasting under them. This custom, known as Hanami, has spread throughout the world, and this year’s Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in Waimea is scheduled for Saturday, February 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Festival will feature performances of Taiko drummers and Bon …
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Resolve to Enjoy the New Year

We can attribute the origin of New Year’s Resolutions to the Roman mythical king Janus of 153 B.C.  Janus was depicted with two faces, one facing forward and one facing back.  Situated at the head of the calendar, Janus was thought to simultaneously evaluate the events of the past year while exploring the promise of …
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Don’t Miss The Ford Ironman World Championship on Oct. 9th!

The most recognized endurance event in the world, The Ford Ironman World Championship, is taking place this Saturday, October 9th near the Holualoa Inn in Kona, Hawaii. Tens of thousands of triathletes attempt to qualify for this Ironman, but only 1,800 succeed. This race is to triathletes what the Tour de France is to bicyclists …
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Labor Day Weekend Special Events on Hawaii Island

Labor Day weekend is creeping up & Big Island visitors & residents most difficult task will be deciding among the numerous happenings scheduled island-wide — many at locations just minutes away from Holualoa Inn!  Action begins Friday September 3 & Saturday, September 4 at Hualalai Resort. ‘Taste of Hawaii Island” features the island’s top chefs …
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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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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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