Top Choice Cultural in Kailua-Kona

Kokua Kailua

If you want to get a taste for the feisty civic spirit of Kailua-Kona, this is a can't miss. Local food vendors, artists and craftspeople set up booths along Aliʻi Dr, which closes to vehicular traffic. Free Hawaiia…
Top Choice Food in Kailua-Kona

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

For 10 days in early November during the harvest season, the community celebrates Kona coffee pioneers and their renowned beans. Dozens of events include a cupping competition, art shows, live music and hula perform…
Art in Holualoa

First Friday

On the first Friday of the month, the little village of Holualoa becomes a veritable mountain-side art gallery…which, to be fair, is an apt description of Holualoa at any time of year. But during the 'Art After Dark…
Sports in Kailua-Kona

Ironman Triathlon World Championship

On the second Saturday in October, all traffic on Aliʻi Dr halts for this human-powered endurance test that starts and finishes at Kailua Pier. Participants swim for 2.4 miles, bike for 112 miles and run a marathon …
Food & Drink in Kailua-Kona

Don's Mai Tai Festival

The tropical drink with little umbrellas in is one of the great gifts the Hawaiian islands have given the world, and this genre of libation is celebrated in all of its multicolored, high-proof glory at this festival…
Sports in Kailua-Kona

Queen Liliʻuokalani Canoe Race

Over Labor Day weekend the world's largest long-distance outrigger canoe race paddles from Kailua Bay south to Honaunau. The event currently takes up a full Thursday to Monday long weekend, and includes many other s…
Beer in Kailua-Kona

Kona Brewers Festival

On the second Saturday in March, Kona Brewing Company throws its annual beer bash, with proceeds benefiting local charities. Sample dozens of craft beers and island chefs' gourmet grinds. Buy tickets in advance onli…
Food in Holualoa

Coffee & Art Stroll

During early November's Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Holualoa hosts an incredibly popular, day-long block party.
Art in Holualoa

Music & Light Festival

A small-town Christmas celebration with live music and a tree-lighting ceremony.
Fishing in Kailua-Kona

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Hawaii's most prestigious sportfishing contest encompasses five days of fishing followed by weigh-ins and festivities at Kailua Pier. Traditionally, the tournament has occurred in late summer; dates have ranged from…