One of Kailua-Kona’s largest events, the Ironman World Championship, is an October staple and we have the eyes of the world upon us for a few days mid month and a new autumn festival makes its debut in Waimea this year. We may not have Fall foliage, but we do have some fun things to do in October in West Hawaii.
LUVA Real Estate reminds you to prepare ahead of time if you are traveling on the roads in the days before the Ironman race as athletes and supporters need a wide berth and an extra eye to make sure everyone remains safe. Also, Halloween night, especially near residential neighborhoods, keep an eye out for keiki and costumed revelers who may also need a wide berth for safety!
October 2017 Schedule of Events
PARADE OF NATIONS
When: Thurs. Oct. 12th from 6-7 pm
Where: Along All’i Drive from Kam III Hotel to Hale Halawai and the IronMan Village
What: Watch and cheer on the two thousand IronMan athletes as they parade behind their nation’s flags as the kick off to the IronMan World Championship festivities. Check out the IronMan Village for IronMan clothing and sports related gear and samples.
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIATHLON
When: Saturday Oct. 14th from 6:30 am-midnight.
Where: From the Pier to Hawi
What: This ultimate endurance event – a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run – attracts thousands of the world’s best athletes, and thousands of volunteers from the Big Island help make it happen! Road closures will be in effect, so check the here for closures.
WAIMEA PUMPKIN PATCH FALL FESTIVAL
When: Saturday October 14
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Waimea District Park
The free event will replace past pumpkin events at Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Kohala Educational Farm. Planned and funded by Waimea Preservation Association (WPA), hundreds of pumpkins of all sizes will be displayed at Waimea District Park in addition to numerous activities and booths. Activities will range from carnival games, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pie contests and food trucks to educational and informational booths, handmade crafts, vendors and live entertainment including Waimea’s own Darlene Ahuna.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT ICE CREAM PARTY
When: October 15, 2017
Where: Old Airport Park, Kona
What: A Dream Come True non-profit organization was originated by fire personnel in 1985 to make “dreams come true” for the Big Island’s seriously ill children between the ages of 4 and 17. Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream for the ticket price of $10 (children 1 yr. old and younger, no charge!), plus face painting, balloons, Keiki ID booth, photobooth, blood pressure and oral health screening. Shave ice, pizza, hot dogs and juice will be available, and there will be live entertainment by the Sons of Keawe, Kona Daifukuji Taiko drummers, and magician Arneleo the Great. Enter to win two inter-island round trip airline tickets and thousands of dollars in prizes. For more info, call (808) 959-7990, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.adreamcometruehawaii.org.
PIG ‘N’ SWIG EVENT
When: October 21
Time: 5-9 p
Where: at Make’o Pavilion – Old Kona Airport
The best deal for an evening out! Ticket price of $25 includes pupus, one drink ticket, dinner & dessert. Entertainment by LT Smooth and others. Benefit for local Rotary community projects. Cost: $25. For more information, call (808) 936-9965, email email@example.com or visit www.konasunriserotary.org.
17th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN JOURNEY – KEALAKEKUA
When: Saturday October 21
TIme: 4:30-0 pm
Where: Kona Pacific Public Charter School
The Halloween Journey is a time honored and well loved tradition for all ages. Along with a magical journey through wooded trails lit by Jack-o-Lanterns, guests will enjoy games, food, crafts and fun. This year’s theme is “Neverland!”. The event will take place rain or shine ~ tickets go on sale at the school office on Monday 10/16. Cost: $10; 2yrs and younger are free. For more information call (808) 322-4900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kppcs.org.
When: October 28, 2017
Time: 7-10 am
Where: Old Airport Beach Park
This family friendly event involves dashing through the 5K muddy obstacle course – great prizes, food, drinks, and music! Cost: $5 to $30. For more information, call (808) 937-3727 or email Emccullough@kuleanaeducation.com or visit monsterdashkona.eventbrite.com.
RUN FOR THE DRY FOREST – PU’U WA’AWA’A
When: October 28, 2017
Time: 6:45 am to noon.
The annual Run for the Dry Forest at Pu’u Wa’awa’a is a 10km run, 5km run/walk and 1/4 mile keiki run, with a 7:30am start. You can choose to run or walk a 5km course (suitable for most people), or do a 10 km run (an “extreme trail running experience” featuring a 1200 ft elevation gain in the first 3 miles). There is also a fun, non-competitive 1/4 mile run on flat surfaces; parents are welcome to join the kids. Pu’u Wa’awa’a is home to several species of endangered birds and many endangered plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Proceeds from the race events contribute to conservation of these species. Registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: No pets are allowed, as there are endangered nene geese in the area. Cost: $30 Adults/$15 Children 14 & under. For more information, call 938-7795, email email@example.com or visit https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30584.
‘OHANA HALLOWEEN PA’INA
When: October 28, 2017
Where: Keauhou Shopping Center
Free admission. Haunted House, playground, and vendors help make this spooky event a highlight of Halloween in West Hawaii. Keiki Costume Contest; Adult Costume Contest, and live entertainment featuring Hawaiian Soul.
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