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!
Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival
When: May 31st-June 3
Where: Different venues for five day event, Jazz Fest will be held on the luau grounds of the Mauna Kea Beach Resort from 5-9 pm on June 2nd.
Get tickets, full details and who is playing at www.bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com
Here is a sampling of the fun.
Michael Doucet – Cajun Legend & 3 TIME Grammy Winner/NEA Recipient & Founder of Beausoleil he is an American Cajun Fiddler, Accordion & Mandolin Player, Singer and Songwriter. From New Orleans on Guitar, Singer Songwriter-Sarah Quintana will be joining Michael Doucet.
King Kamehameha Celebration Parade
When: 9:00 am on June 9, 2018
Where: Kailua Kona Village
Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal pa’u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa’u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula halau, equestrian units, marching bands, and more. The parade begins at Walua Road and Alii Drive at 9am, and travels through Kailua Village to Palani Road past the pier, ending at noon. For more information, call 322-9944, email KamehamehaDayParade@hawaii.rr.com, or visit www.konaparade.org.
Afternoon at the Palace Concert/Hula and Village Stroll
When: 4-5 pm concert-June 10, 2018
Where: Hulihee Palace on Alli Drive
Village Stroll from 1-6 pm
Hawaiian music by the Hawai’i County Band and hula from Kumu Etua Lopes’ halau Hula Na Pua U’i O Hawai’i on the grounds of Hulihe’e Palace. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.
North Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration
Where: Kapa’au in North Kohala
When: 9 am on June 11, 2018
Come enjoy the culture of the island and view the Lei Draping at the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa`au, and a traditional Pa’u Parade, with horses and riders adorned in flowers and colors representing each Hawaiian Island. The parade will travel from downtown Hawi to Kamehameha Park in Kapa’au. There will also be a Ho’olaule’a (crafts fair) at Kamehameha Park, where you can eat local food, see masters create traditional arts and crafts, watch beautiful hula dancers and listen to award-winning Hawaiian musicians. For more info, call 808-557-6042 or visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.
Annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Where: Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
When: 9 am- 3 pm on June 23-24
Celebrate Hawaiian culture at this free, two-day, family-friendly event, from 9am-3pm. Saturday opens with, games, arts, and canoe rides. On Sunday, there will be games, arts, hukilau, and Hawaiian food tasting. In order to protect fragile resources and preserve the historic setting, picnicking, coolers and chairs are not allowed in the Royal Grounds. View updates on www.facebook.com/PuuhonuaoHonaunauNPS. For more information, call (808) 328-2326 x1702 or email email@example.com and visit the park’s website.
Kona Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Races
Where: Waikoloa Beach Resort
When: 6:30 am June 24, 2018
Featuring all four traditional races – Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5 K. An estimated 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities will be participating for prizes, health and enjoyment, and raising money for charities. The race will start and finish at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Marketplace. The Kona Marathon course has one gentle climb not exceeding 175 feet above sea level. For online registration and event information, visit www.konamarathon.com.
If you are here in June and July consider a beach clean up!
Volunteers are a critical part of this shoreline effort and they’ve come from all over – the island, the state, the world – to participate.
To get involved in HWF’s marine debris program, please contact Megan Lamson (808) 769-7629, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUVA Real Estate agents are Hawaii island lifestyle experts. If you would like to know more about things to do on Hawaii Island year round, and what life here is like here full time, please reach out to us and we are happy to help answer questions and send you additional resources.