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Big Island's best places to go Tour Hawaii. Click for videos of Big Island's best places to go like Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Waipio Valley, Mauna Kea summit, Pololu Valley Lookout, Waimea town, Kohala Coast and more.
Kohala Coast Event Calendars
King's Shop event calendar Waikoloa Beach Resort shopping center. Daily hula performances, Hawaiian legends and story telling and John Keawe Slackkey guitar playing at 6pm. No fees charged. Morning hours complimentary petroglyph walks. Lots of shops to take home a gift from Hawaii. Food & drinks are available at food court
Big Island Festivals
Aloha Festivals Aloha Festivals are Hawai'i's premier cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawai'i's music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique Hawiian island traditions.
Edith Kanaka'ole Foundation
Merrie Monarch Hula Festival A week long festival of cultural events including Hawaii’s most prestigious hula competitions at Edith Kanaka’ole stadium. The stadium begins with a Ho’olaule’a on Moku Ola (Coconut Island) on Easter Sunday in Hilo with lots of music, food and fun. On Wednesday there is a free hula exhibition night at the stadium that begins at 6:30pm. Thursday is the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition, where each dancer performs both hula kahiko (ancient hula) and hula `auana (modern hula). Friday is the group Kahiki (ancient) and Saturday the Auana (modern) hula competition. A grand parade takes place through Hilo town Sat morning.
Volcano Art Center Event Calendar
Big Island places to go
Hilo Hattie's The Store of Hawaii. Hawaiian style fashion, Hawaiian music, books & videos
King's Shops - One stop shopping on the Kohala Coast with lots of restaurants. Hula performances, live Hawaiian music & tours of petroglyph fields.
Laupahoehoe Train Museum Take a trip back in time. Small community run museum located on the beautiful Hilo - Hamakua heritage Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Lyman Museum & Mission House
Mauna Kea Summit Information The Institute of Astronomy of the University of Hawaii provides detailed information about Mauna Kea Observatories, list of telescopes and Visitor Information Center. Big Island visitors find relevant information for visiting Mauna Kea summit, like location, driving recommendations, weather, health hazards, on this site.
Pacific Tsunami Museum Goal of the Pacific Tsuname Museum is to promote public tsuname education for the people of Hawaii and Big Island visitors.
Visiting Parker Ranch & Historic Homes Numerous ranch activities provide Big Island visitors with the opportunity to explore Parker Ranch history in a variety of ways...Parker Ranch Museum & Visitor Center, Kohala Carriages Wagon Rides & Horseback Riding.
BIG ISLAND FARMERS MARKETS Kohala Coast & Hamakua Coast
TUTU'S HOUSE IN WAIMEA A place of Aloha. Tutu's House is a safe place for people of all ages to learn, share and explore health and healing of the mind, body and spirit. Please, visit their monthly calendar of events for ukulele lessons, Hula for Health, Tutu's Quilters, Yoga classes and so much more. Classes are complimentary for Big Island residents or Big Island visitors. Donations are welcome.
MA LALO O KA PO LANI (UNDER THE NIGHT'S SKY)
Date: Third Saturday of every month
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station
An innovative program of cultural experiences shared by members of our Hawaiian communities followed by the regular evening stargazing program.
VOLCANO ART CENTER
Place: Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawaii's people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts. Under a cooperating agreement with the National Park Service, Volcano Art Center presents ongoing programs in the Park. For this month's programs, please visit Volcano Art Center's Calendar of Events.
RANGER-LED PROGRAMS: HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Ranger-led walks and hikes enrich your knowledge of the Park's resources and Hawaiian culture. Walks may be wheelchair accessible or may be longer hikes. The daily schedule of ranger presentations is posted each morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Kilauea Visitor Center. Call: (808) 985-6000 or visit their site.
AFTER DARK IN THE PARK: HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium
After Dark in the Park is a series of free evening programs on topics of geology, biology, Hawaiian culture and history. For more information, please visit their site.
NELHA PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday (excluding holidays)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Keahole Point (one mile south of Kona Int'l Airport)
Ocean technology pioneers harness Arctic-cold deep seawater for the future of mankind. Visit the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) recognized world-wide as a unique and innovative business, research and science technology park. Fee $5/person (children under age 8 free). For reservations call: (808) 329-7341 Ext. 233. For private group presentations call (808) 329-2861. Exhibit area available weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
UNDER THE NIGHT'S SKY
Place: Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station
Daily stargazing programs and summit tours every Saturday and Sunday. More information here.
CULTURAL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
Date: Call park headquarters for date - January through September
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
Place: Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Kawaihae, S. Kohala - just a 10-minute drive from our cottages
Cultural demonstration programs on Hawaiian crafts. Other special Hawaiian programs are presented throughout the year. Footpath, guided and self-guided tours, exhibits and interpretive talks, bird watching. Call: (808) 882-7218 Ext. 23 or visit their site.
HAMAKUA COFFEE TOUR
Place: Honokaa (Hamakua Coast)
Share a unique morning with local hosts Netta and Wendall Branco on a tour of their estate coffee farm. Learn about the entire process from planting trees, harvesting the coffee "cherry", pulping, drying, husking to custom roasting. See several varieties of coffee trees, dry land taro plants, banana, and other tropical fruit and "talk story" with Netta and Wendell about the little known history of coffee on the Hamakua coast. $35/person (2 person min.) Call: (808) 775-0385.