Hawaii for the Holidays

The holiday season in Hawaii is a magical time to visit the island. The poinsettia are blooming, the humpback whales are visiting and our warm sunny weather keeps those dreary winter-time blues far far away. Make the most of your stay with these festive ways to celebrate Hawaii for the holidays.  Christmas Parades Just steps …
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Waimea Ocean Film Festival

Each January, the Waimea Ocean Film Festival brings unique films, guest speakers, and events to locations along the Big Island’s Kohala Coast. As the name implies many of the festival’s feature films are ocean-related, but they also cover subjects ranging from wildlife to outdoor adventure and traditional Polynesian ocean voyaging. This year’s festival included guests …
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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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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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Two Cultural Festivals Showcase Big Island Heritage

Everyone has, at the very least, a general familiarity with Hawaiian culture. The flower necklaces called leis, for example, are known worldwide and might bring to mind warm welcomes in a tropical paradise of swaying palms and Pacific sunshine. Hula dancing is also a well-known practice, one which many visitors are introduced to during the …
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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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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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Darrell M. Hill Cottage Dedication

It is with great pride that Holualoa Inn dedicates The Darrell M. Hill cottage to the memory of one of our community’s most admired artists. This small cottage was once his home, gallery, studio and classroom for a myriad of painters and friends who shared inspiration within the thriving artists’ community of Holualoa. Darrell M. …
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