Posts Categorized: Hawaii Island cultural events

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 Read More »

Kona Coffee Talk Story

Big Island Winter Stargazing

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 Read More »

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 Read More »

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. Read More »

Ceramic Sculptor Ken Matsuzaki :: Expressions of the Heart

Join us at at Holualoa Inn as we welcome Ken Matsuzaki, world renowned Japanese ceramic sculptor. Directions: Holualoa Inn Malulani Pavillion Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Time: 7:00-9:00pm Admission: Complimentary Presentation, Film & Short Reception Holualoa Inn is hosting Ken Matsuzaki of Mashiko, Japan. Ken Matsuzaki will share a film about the process of his Read More »

Sam Choy’s Poke Contest

Poke, anyone? It’s the appetizer of choice in the Hawaiian Islands, so when you’re enjoying a sunset cocktail or an afternoon snack at a local cafe or restaurant, be sure to order some poke, a raw fish dish similar to ceviche, but with its own Hawaiian twist. The word “poke” means “cubed,” and that’s precisely Read More »

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 Read More »

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 Read More »