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 …
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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 …
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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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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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Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Among the most anticipated cultural events in Kona each year, the annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival will be held the weekend of June 29 through July 1, 2012 at Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Now in its 51st year, the festival transports visitors back to Old Hawai‘i, circa 1800s, providing a uniquely Hawaiian experience on …
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Waiki‘i Music Festival Returns to Big Island

After a long hiatus, the popular weekend-long Waiki‘i Music Festival returns to Waiki‘i Ranch on June 16 and 17, featuring a host of acclaimed Hawaiian music artists including Grammy Award-winning Cyril Pahinui, Amy Hanaiali‘i, John Cruz, Paula Fuga, Makana and Willie K. A “unique celebration of paniolo, Hawaiian and country music,” the event also features …
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Merrie Monarch Festival in Full Swing

This year’s 49th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo brings together the worldwide hula community for the most prestigious event in hula.  Taking place April 8 through 14, the festival showcases a variety of activities proceeding the main events on Friday and Saturday, where halau (clubs) from Hawai‘i and the mainland compete in kahiko (traditional) …
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Big Island Woodworkers

Best of Show by Marcus Castaing This year’s annual Hawai‘i Woodshow produced six winners from the Big Island, highlighted by Best of Show award-winner Marcus Castaing, whose gorgeous koa cabinet features the artful use of the wood’s natural curl. The 20th annual event, which is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Forest Industry Association, took place in Honolulu …
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