Lonely Planet Writer

Big Island's Mai Tai Festival kicks off with cocktail contest

On Saturday the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival will take place at the Royal Kona Resort on Hawai‘i the Big Island .

Big Island cocktail contest kicks off.
Big Island cocktail contest kicks off. Image by Ralph Daily / CC BY 2.0

The main event will be a Mai Tai Mix Off in which contestants compete to make the best cocktail and win cash prizes. Other events include a marketplace with arts and crafts, a BBQ competition and a pool party. Admission is free. Read more: donsmaitaifest.com