Hawaii Island Events: Spring 2018
Join us this spring for fun Hawaii island events and festivals!
We’ve compiled a list of upcoming events – scheduled across the island – you won’t want to miss on your next visit with us. One of the biggest events on the island, the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, is coming up in March. But, no matter what, there are always one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances, and musical events to entertain you during your stay.
Waikoloa Ukulele Festival (18th Annual)
The Waikoloa Ukulele Festival is a celebration of Hawaii’s favorite instrument and music. Since 2001, the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival has drawn audiences from everywhere and ukulele artists from around the world. Big Island ukulele enthusiasts can strum along and play their part with a great lineup of ukulele masters.
Where: Queen’s Marketplace Coronation Pavilion, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI 96738
Hula Arts at Kilauea: Hula Kahiko Performance
Unulau with Kumu Hula Pele Kaio perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.
Where: Volcano Art Center Gallery, Volcanoes National Park, 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, HI 96785
Kokua Kailua In Historic Kailua Village – March
Celebrating its 9th year, Kokua Kailua stretches out from Kailua Pier through Historic Kailua Village to Hualalai Road with great shopping, entertainment, and delicious munchies. Highlights of Kokua Kailua include over 100 vendor booths showcasing the work of local artisans and crafters, musicians, and friendly merchants.
Where: Where: Alii Drive, 75-5718 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hawaiian Sunset Saturday – March
On the last Saturday of each month, gather and celebrate Kona’s spectacular sunset with live Hawaiian music and beautiful hula performed by the dancers of Halau Kaeaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Kaea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit.
Where: Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive, 75-5809 Alii Dr, Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Merrie Monarch Festival
April 01 to 07
The Merrie Monarch Festival is the premier cultural event in the Hawaiian Islands. Held each year in Hilo, Hawaii, the Festival honors King Kalakaua, and his contributions to the Hawaiian people. It includes crafts, food, cultural demonstrations, a parade, art exhibits, live music and features three nights of Hula Competition in the Edith Kanakaole Stadium.
Where: Edith Kanakaole Stadium, 865 Piilani St, Hilo, HI 96720
Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival
The East Hawaii Cacao Association will be presenting this fun and informative free event to support the cacao industry on Hawaii Island. Displays will show the complete chocolate making process “from tree to bar”.
Where: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720
Kau Coffee Festival
April 21 – May 06
The 10th annual Kau Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a host of events on various dates from April 21 to May 6. Supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and a bevy of sponsors and volunteers, the Kau Coffee Festival is designed to celebrate Kau as a premium coffee growing origin and a unique visitor destination.
Where: Pahala Community Center and Various Venues, 1149 Kamani St., Pahala, HI 96777
These dates are accurate to the best of our knowledge, but dates and times sometimes change without notice. Please call ahead to ensure the events you’d like to attend are happening as scheduled. And, as always, check back for more fun Hawaii island events and activities.