West Hawaii Events Calendar November 2018

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Did you know that the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival kicks off for its 48th year on the Kona Coast on November 9th? This festival is a fantastic blend of culture and caffeine! The coffee festival has many components over its 9 day run, so it has much more than just tasting coffee. A relatively new food festival celebrating macadamia nuts and coconuts is mid-month and then we get ready for the holidays! LUVA Real Estate proudly provides this calendar for you to learn about all the amazing things to see and do in West Hawaii.

Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll – Kona

When: November 3, 2018 from 9am-3pm
Where: The art district of Holualoa Village
Stroll through the village and visit galleries exhibiting an extensive collection of local artists. Over 30 Kona coffee farms join the festivities offering tastings and product for purchase. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

When: November 9-18, 2018
Where: Throughout Kona!
For nearly 200 years much has been celebrated, discussed and enjoyed over a cup of Kona’s world famous coffee. Praised for its fine, light and memorable taste, Kona coffee once again takes center stage at the 48th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Throughout the 10-day Festival, celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration, and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona’s rich coffee history. For information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade – Kailua-Kona

When: November 9, 2018 at 6pm.
Where: Downtown Kailua Village
The popular Lantern Parade returns! Parade route starts on Alii Drive at Hale Halawai County Pavilion and travels through historic Kailua Village to Kailua Pier. For more info, visit konacoffeefest.com.

Hawai’i Island Veterans Day Parade – Hilo

When: November 10, 2018 at 10 am.
Where: Beginning at Wailoa State Park statue to Kilauea Ave to Waianuenue Ave. to Kamehameha Ave. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting marching units, along with the music of island marching bands and Taiko drummers. For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected] or visit http://www.hivetparade.org/

100% Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon – Kailua-Kona

When: November 10, 2018. Starts at 6:30 a.m.
Where: Big Island Running Company in Coconut Grove Marketplace, Kailua-Kona.
Run the scenic coastline of Kailua-Kona from Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive south to the (in)famous “Pit” and the “End of the World.” Challenge yourself to some hills and then enjoy 100% pure Kona coffee in your finishers’ coffee mug at the finish line. Cost: $50 until October 10; $60 until November 9. For more information, call (808) 600-1113, email [email protected] or visit http://purekonahalf.com/.

Free Entrance to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park & Pu’uhonua O Honaunau in Honor of Veterans Day

When: November 11, 2018
The National Park Service is inviting the public to experience all national parks, without entrance fees to celebrate Veterans Day.

Kona Coffee Recipe Contest – Hawai’i Community College, Palamanui

When: November 11, 2018 from 9am-2pm.
Amatuers, culinary students and professional chefs present their favorite sweet and savory recipes featuring 100% Kona Coffee. Keiki (children) showcase sweet or savory snacks. Recipe contest opens with cooking demonstrations, judging and award presentations. Public tasting to follow. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Kona Coffee Festival Ho’olaule’a

When: November 17, 2018 from 9am-4pm
Where: OId Airport Beach Park Makaeo Pavilion
Enjoy a multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Kona coffee. Hands-on cultural demonstrations, popular ethnic food market, the Festival of Arts & Crafts and all-day live entertainment. Take in the beautiful lei contest, participate in traditional Hawaiian poi making, ikebana, traditional Japanese calligraphy and visit the heritage display. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

Afternoon at the Palace Concert/hula and Village Stroll

When: November 18, 2018 (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm)
Where: Downtown Kailua Village and Hulihee Palace 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 on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village, enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email [email protected]. For more info about the Stroll, email [email protected] or visit historickailuavillage.com.

4th Annual Going Nuts for the Holidays Festival

When: November 18 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Hale Halawai, Kailua Village
A free, community Zero Waste event highlighting Hawaiian island-grown macnuts and coconuts. Live entertainment featuring Hawaiian and local musicians. Local arts, crafts, deliciously healthful food preparations. Coconut and macnut food and recipes. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 936-5233 or email [email protected] or visit www.hawaiisanctuary.org

Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Art Studio Tour & Sale

When: November 23-25, 2018 over the Thanksgiving weekend, from 10am-4pm.
Where: Visitors are invited to meet the Volcano Village Artists in their studios and see artworks in a wide variety of media. Pottery; raku masks; hand blown art glass; wood & metal sculpture; hand-tooled metal and fiber art; as well as photographs; paintings; drawings and block prints will be on display and available for purchase. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists will be held on the last day of the event. Maps to the artists’ studios will be available at local businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www. VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 987-3472 or email [email protected].


Christmas With the Chefs – Kailua-Kona

When: December. 1, 2018, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Courtyard King Kamehameha’’s Kona Beach Hotel
Tickets are $90 and sold online at [email protected]. Kick off the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the Big Isle’’s premier holiday extravaganza at the festive Christmas with the Chefs. The annual gala is on the seaside grounds of Members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association will delight attendees with plates of expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. The Bill Noble Trio, with Jeannine Guillory-Kane on vocals, jazzes up the evening for dancing under the stars at Kamakahonu Bay. A silent auction will tempt would-be Santas with an array of holiday gift ideas, while supporting local businesses. The annual fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending Hawai‘’i Community College— Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs wanting to further their education The silent auction is a benefit for the Palamanui culinary program through the ACF Kona Kohala Chefs and Jean Hull Endowment fund.

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