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Fireworks at Waikoloa Resort There are a few things you can expect in July in West Hawaii: The Kailua Kona 4th of July parade, the Rubber Duckie Race in Waikoloa, the Turtle Independence Day at the Mauna Lani, and the horse races and rodeo at Parker Ranch, all on the 4th of July! Later in the month, the Mango Festival celebrates one of Hawaii’s favorite fruits and is holding a benefit concert for the Puna lava evacuees and animals.   The days are longer, the ocean is warm, and there is plenty to see and do all over the island if you are visiting.

 LUVA Vacation Rentals also reminds you that we are busily booking vacation homes for Kona Ironman, coming up on October 13th, now. See what is still available on our website!


Here are some events to plan around:



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June is a time for families to come to Hawaii Island and enjoy summer vacation and long days at the beach and pool. For residents of West Hawaii, we are still trying to find a new normal of an active lava flow in Puna that now looks as if it will be a long lasting volcanic vent, which we are watching on the nightly news or in the newspaper as to what long term impacts it will have to the island.

The good news is that we are 100 miles from the lava activity, donation drives are in full swing in West Hawaii to help the displaced residents of Puna and LUVA Real Estate agents and friends are working to let people know that Hawaii is open for business. We hope you will come out and support these local events and our local vendors and businesses. Mahalo!

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Do you love Hawaiian culture, the amazing food and coffee we grow here and a chance to give back to this amazing community we call home? Lots to see, do, eat, drink, taste, learn and enjoy this month on Hawaii Island. LUVA Real Estate also wants to let you know that something VERY interesting is currently happening in Volcanoes National Park if you are on island now and over the next few weeks. The lava lake at Halemaumau Crater is filling with lava and the nightly glow is the strongest it has been since the caldera opened up ten years ago! So, if you want to see the lava from a safe distance with easy access, go to the Jagger Museum at the park and put that on your things to do list in May, too!



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Spring time in West Hawaii is the beginning of our “shoulder season” where many of the snow birds and Spring Break crowds diminish and there seems to be a collective sigh from the island residents as parking becomes available at the beaches again and the restaurants have open seating again! LUVA Real Estate encourages those of you who like to enjoy the culture of the island and more room on the roads and beach parks to enjoy April!  This month leads with the world renown Merrie Monarch Festival. If you love watching hula, costumes and tradition, it is all here THIS week! And if you love chocolate AND coffee, this is your month! Read on for more fun!


When: April 1-7, 2018

Where: Hilo

The annual

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Clean up a beach park in Kona, get your avocado fix at the Avocado Festival and enjoy a ukelele music festival on the Kohala Coast! Also don’t miss a chance to support the Hawaii Island Humane Society at their annual fundraiser. LUVA Real Estate brings you the fun for March!

What: Annual Beach Clean Up

When: Saturday March 3 2018 at 8 am

Where: Old Airport Beach Park


Help make a difference to the world you live in AND the Big Island. This event is spearheaded by an array of local groups and organizations, including Big Island Wave Riders Against Drugs. This cleanup is estimated to save the county more than $400,000. Volunteers will be given a t-shirt and they will sign up to clean up at a beach of their choice before heading out

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LUVA Real Estate knows that many of you may travel to the Big Island during the holidays and some of you may just have moved here. Have you thought about some of the activities you want to do while you are enjoying West Hawaii’s balmy weather? Here are some fantastic events and things to do that you may not have even realized should have been on your bucket list of things to do in West Hawaii for the holidays, but after you experience them, they will become a tradition! Really! Heads up: TWO OF THESE EVENTS ARE THIS WEEKEND!

Food and Wine Events:

  1. Christmas With the Chefs

You will be in foodie heaven on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5:30-8 p.m at the festive “Christmas with the Chefs” event. The annual holiday gala is a favorite outside

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As we head into the Fall season, we can start to finally feel a touch of the changing seasons. The whales have returned already and LUVA Real Estate is starting to prepare for the holidays.

One of the signature events that the Big Island is known for is the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. If you buy a $3 pin at local stores, it allows you entrance into all the coffee tasting fun for the entire week it runs. A little tip if you have not done it yet, is the Holualoa Village coffee and art stroll, which provides a chance to meet the coffee growers and the artists. Read on for a great month of things to do in West Hawaii!


When: November 3-12, 2017

For nearly 200 years much has been celebrated, discussed and

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Summer is coming to a close on the mainland with Labor Day weekend starting tomorrow, but in the land of endless summer here in West Hawaii, we can continue to enjoy outdoor fun and moderate temperatures. All of us at LUVA Real Estate wish you a safe and enjoyable long weekend ahead!

Photo credit: Aloha Hawaii

When: September 2 and 3, 2017


Where: Parker Ranch. Waimea

Two days of rodeo events will be held at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. Family-style fun begins on Saturday, September 2nd at 12 noon with rodeo events which may include everything from team roping, double mugging, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine breakaway roping and more. Always

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From free hula, to mai tai contests, to a formal tea at a beautiful resort and the largest outrigger canoe race in the world, it’s all happening in Kona and West Hawaii within the next few weeks! Take a look at the LUVA Real Estate events calendar for August and September 2017!

Sunset, music, hula and Kona ambiance-who could ask for more?

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday @ Coconut Grove Marketplace

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday Kona When: July 29-October 15 Every Saturday

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Residents, visitors and families of all ages are encouraged to mark their calendars for the last Saturday of every month and plan to attend the free Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays. This once a month community event celebrates Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and hula

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There is so much to do in West Hawaii that allows you to actually taste Hawaii or immerse yourself into the culture of the islands. Here are events that allow you to discover some amazing aspects of digging a bit deeper into enjoying our island life.

April 28-29, 2017


With the theme “Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate” the sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 28-29 with events headquartered at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Fun starts with a plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate in Keauhou and continues with ag seminars, culinary demos, college competition and a decadent Gala on the 29th. The gala hosts over 30 culinary stations featuring both sweet

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