March 2018 West Hawaii Events Calendar

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Hawaii Island BeachClean 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!

Annual Beach Clean Up

Annual Old Airport Beach Park Clean UpWhen: 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 armed with gloves and trash bags. Last year volunteers took out an estimated 15 tons of trash from Old A! Come join us this year to make an impact!

12th Annual Avocado Festival

Avocado Festival 2018When: Saturday March 3, 2018
Where: Hale Halawai Park and Pavilion, 75-5760 Ali’i Drive from 10 am-5 pm
Do you love avocados!? Then this  free, zero-waste event is for you! The festival offers non-stop activities for attendees of all ages. Family fun includes an avocado recipe demonstration, food sampling, an avocado grafting demo, avocado tree sale, arts & crafts and healing arts. Enjoy healthful, organic, vegan foods and beverage booths serving refreshing smoothies, juices and kava drinks. For details, phone 936-5233 or visit www.avocadofestival.org.

Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival

When: Saturday March 3
Where: Waikoloa Beach Resort
The festivities include a free workshop with celebrated teachers Roy and Kathy Sakuma at 10am, non-stop concerts, ‘ukulele giveaways, Hawaiian crafts and more. Traditional ‘ukulele masters, school groups, up-and-coming artists and top entertainers in the ‘ukulele world will be at the festival. For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Party and Concert

When: Saturday March 17th from 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Gertrude’s Jazz Bar 75-5699 Alii D. Kailua Kona
Come listen, dance and rock out to Dublin Ireland band Nervous Jenny

Tickets:  $10 advance or $15 at the door

Enjoy the Happy Hour special of 2 drinks or a drink and an appetizer for $12 from 5-6 before the party starts! Wear your favorite green outfit and enjoy some Irish themed fun!

What: Tropical Paws Benefit

The word aloha written in sandWhen: March 23, 2018 from 6-9 pm
Where: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Cost: $135 per ticket
This event has limited seating and regularly sells out. Everyone loves to support the Hawaii Island Humane Society and pet lovers come out in force for this evening!

Featuring live and silent auctions, a gourmet buffet, and live entertainment. Call 808-329-8002, email fund.dev@hihs.org, or visit www.hihs.org for more info or to purchase tickets.

Save the Date:

Merrie Monarch Festival

Where: Various locations in Hilo
When: April 1-April 7
The annual presentation of the Merrie Monarch Festival has led to a renaissance of the Hawaiian culture that is being passed on from generation to generation. The week-long festival includes art exhibits, craft fairs, demonstrations, performances, a parade that emphasizes the cultures of Hawaii, and a three-day hula competition that has received worldwide recognition for its historic and cultural significance. https://www.merriemonarch.com/

VASH Hawai’i Island’s 4th Annual Cabaret

Where: Hilton Waikoloa Village Tap Room
When: Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 6pm
Cost: $100 per ticket
The Big Apple Comes to the Big Island for the Visitor’s Aloha Society of Hawaii fundraiser that features Hawai’i Island’s most anticipated performance of the year! New York starlet, KT Sullivan and comedian/pianist, Mark Nadler bring their critically acclaimed performance to the Big Island. Tickets go on sale March 1st! http://vashbigisland.org/events

6th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival

Where: Hapuna Prince Hotel
When: Friday-Saturday April 28th, 2018
Cost: $85 for the gala
The two-day chocolate extravaganza includes a cacao plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, a college culinary competition and several public foodie and agriculture-themed seminars. Activities culminate 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 28 with the indoor-outdoor festival gala – enjoy a host of sweet and savory culinary stations presented by top isle chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners. Fun chocolate activities include chocolate body painting. The Gala, which will be held from 5-9pm at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, featuring food booths, unlimited wine and beer pours, a silent auction, dancing and more. Presented by the Kona Cacao Association (KCA), event proceeds annually benefit a variety of local non-profits yet to be selected for 2018. Last year’s festival awarded $17.5K to four beneficiaries. General Admission tickets to the Gala are $85; VIP tickets are $120. For more details, visit www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com or email info@bigislandchocolatefestival.com.

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