Visit Kilauea Hospitality Group for National Parks Week this April.

There are so many exciting events happening at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. And, our Volcano National Park hotel, nestled in the pristine Hawaiian rainforest, has everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Volcano Village.

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Below, read about upcoming National Park Week events, but first learn more about artist-in-residence Rick San Nicholas.


Artist-in-residence Rick San Nicholas

One of the major highlights is the presence of artist-in-residence Rick San Nicholas. As a master of ancient Hawaiian featherwork, he will demonstrate the intricate art form that was once reserved for the highest-ranking aliʻi class. This event is part of the park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park programs and is co-sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation and Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. While the event is free, there may be park entrance fees.

When: Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium


Volcanoes National Park Week Kick Off

To kick off National Park Week, families are invited to join in an adventurous role-playing quest called Journey at the Summit. Participants will receive an adventure pack and directions to activity stations located near the Kīlauea Visitor Center. Each station will present a challenge and a dice roll to guide the quest. Once all the tasks are completed, participants can return to the welcome tent to claim their prize.

When: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Start and finish at the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai – FREE!


Kahuku Coffee Talk

Another event to look forward to is Kahuku Coffee Talk, where attendees can learn about the pit crater and its ancient rainforest. Former park ecologist David Benitez will share his experiences and findings from surveys conducted in the crater. These surveys documented over 100 plant species, many of which

are rare and endangered. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase Kaʻū coffee during the event.

When: Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: Kahuku Visitor Contact Station, just south of the 70.5 mile marker on the mauka side of Highway 11 in Kaʻū.


Hoku: Beneath the Hawaiian Moon

For those interested in stargazing, the Hoku: Beneath the Hawaiian Moon event is not to be missed. Astronomer Emily Peavy will guide attendees through an evening dedicated to the wonders of the night sky. From Hawaiian constellations to moon phases and meteor showers, this event promises to be a celestial celebration. Telescopes will be available for closer views of the full moon, weather permitting.

When: Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium


Stewardship at the Summit Rainforest Restoration

In addition to these events, there are also volunteer opportunities for those who want to contribute to the park’s conservation efforts. The Stewardship at the Summit Rainforest Restoration project invites volunteers to help remove invasive plant species that hinder the growth of native plants. All necessary equipment will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and bring snacks and water. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with written consent.

When: April 5, 13, 19 and 27. Meet at 8:45 a.m. Where: Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center on any of the above dates.

*Please note that all events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. For more information, check the park calendar.

Our Volcano National Park hotel is just minutes from all the action. To learn more about our many accommodation options, visit our Properties & Rooms page. You can also visit our Things To Do page to learn more about fun things to do once you’re here.