November is ALL about Kona coffee and cultural and holiday events. If you enjoy coffee AND art, be sure to head up to the artists village of Holualoa for their coffee and art stroll and if you love a good race, register for the 1000% Pure Kona Coffee half marathon. LUVA Real Estate is hosting a food drive with Hawaii Food Basket for the month of November! Hawaii Food Basket is a local organization who provides food assistance to our community, by way of food pantries, supplemental food programs, and group meals. Please consider coming by the LUVA Real Estate offices with donations that go directly to help our local families in need.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
WHEN: November 1-10, 2019
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 Annual Kona Coffee Cultural 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. A $3 festival button is required for some events. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.
Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll
WHEN: November 2, 2019 from 9am-3pm
WHERE: Holualoa Village
Stroll through the Holualoa art district and visit galleries exhibiting an extensive collection of local artists. Over 30 Kona coffee farms join the festivities offering tastings and products for purchase. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.
Kano Coffee Festival Ho’olaule’a
WHEN: November 9, 2019 9am-4pm
WHERE: Old Airport Beach Park at Maka’eo Pavilion
Enjoy a multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Kona coffee. Hands-on cultural demonstrations, popular ethnic food booths and trucks, the Festival of Arts & Crafts and all-day live multi-cultural entertainment – Hawaiian, Samoan, Japanese, Filipino, and Korean groups will take the stage! 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.
100% Pure Kona Coffee Marathon & Half Marathon
WHEN: November 9, 2019 5:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Run the scenic coast of Kailua-Kona, beginning at Coconut Grove Marketplace and heading south on Ali’i Drive. This is the first year for the Marathon distance. A fun run, followed by coffee and awards! The southbound lane of Ali’i Drive will be closed for the race. Begins/Ends at Coconut Grove Marketplace, Kailua-Kona. Cost: https://flpregister.com/414. For more information, email email@example.com or visit https://www.purekonahalf.com/.
10th Annual Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region Walk/Run for Literacy
WHEN: November 9, 2019 Time: registration at 6:15 AM; race at 7:30 AM till 12:30pm
WHERE: Waikoloa School
Waikoloa Village Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region will hold its 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy to promote library causes and to support various literacy projects at Waikoloa School, Waikoloa Village. Online registration and information, visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.
6th Annual Holiday by the Sea Fundraiser
WHEN: November 10, 2019 5 pm-8:30 pm
Dine and dance for a cause at Royal Kona Resort’s annual Holiday By The Sea charity event at the resort’s oceanfront lu’au grounds. A spectacular evening of music, entertainment, and a culinary feast prepared by Executive Chef George Gomes. Arrive early and browse the silent auction offerings while you enjoy a kupuna ensemble of musicians and hula dancers. Then enjoy a local feast while being serenaded by the captivating voices of Kipapa Band, followed by American Idol Finalist Amanda Avila and Band. All proceeds benefit the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk which raises thousands of dollars for Big Island non-profit agencies. Cost: $40 per adult; $15 per child (ages 6-12). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.royalkona.wixsite.com/holidaybythesea.
13th Annual Tribute to King David Kalakaua
WHEN: Saturday November 16, 2019 8 am to 9:30 pm
WHERE: Sheraton Kona Resort Cost: Daytime is free/evening program is $10-$50.
An annual tribute to King David Kalakaua, “The Merrie Monarch.” E Mau Ana Ka Hula, is a celebration of hula, with arts and crafts vendors, ono food and hula presentations from 8am to 3pm, all free. From 6:30-9:30 pm is dinner, dancing and entertainment, “Hali’i Ka Nani, a Memory of the Beautifu Holoku,” showcasing the traditional Hawaiian gown and featuring music and dancing by Ali’i Keana’aina and his halau. For more information, visit www.nawaiiwiola.org.
2nd Annual Habitat for Humanity Fundraising Gala
WHEN: Saturday November 16, 2019 5-9 pm
WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
Cost: Tickets are $125 each
Do your holiday shopping early during one of the most unique silent auctions on Hawaii Island! Join Habitat for Humanity Hawai’i Island for the Second Annual Fundraising Gala on Habitat Hawaii Island is hosting the Gala on the beautiful lu’au grounds of the. The funds raised will go towards building affordable homes for needy families and the Puna disaster recovery efforts. Silent auction prizes include trips, airfare, unique art, tours, dining, antique treasures, and more! For more information, call (808) 331-8010 ext 106, email email@example.com or visit habitathawaiiisland.org/.
Kona Palisades Artists Open Studio Tour and Sale
WHEN: November 23-24, 2019
WHERE: Look for the signs near Holoholo off Ka’iminani to start your tour Take the self-guided tour to meet eight Big Island artists at four locations within the Kona Palisades area. See the art displayed, demonstrations in the studios and buy directly from the artists. Preview artists work and view a map on Kona Palisades Artists facebook page. There will be glass mosaics and acrylic painting; stained glass; photography, watercolors; acrylic photo transfer mixed media; watercolors and jewelry; sandblasted glass vessels; and gyotaku (fish prints on paper and garments). Just enter 73-4356 Holoholo St, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 into your GPS. For more information, email KonaPalisadesArtists@gmail.com.
Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Art Studio Tour & Sale
WHEN: November 29 thru December 1, 2018
WHERE: Studios in Volcano Village
Over Thanksgiving weekend the Volcano Village Artists Hui will host their 33rd annual Art Studio Tour & Sale. Visitors are invited to meet the artists in their studios, and see artworks in a wide variety of media. Pottery, hand blown art glass, hand tooled metal, and fiber art as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and prints will be on display and available for purchase. New this year will be demonstrations of art-making at each of the studios on Sunday, December 1st; these will include everything from clay mask and tile techniques and “make & take” earrings, to watercolor painting, metal tooling, hot metal forging, and more. Free to the public. www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com
‘Ohana Christmas Craft Festival
WHEN: November 30-December 1, 2019 9am to 5pm (Sat) and 9am to 4pm (Sun)
WHERE: Hilton Waikoloa Village Hilton
Waikoloa’s ‘Ohana Christmas Craft Festival will be a weekend of Christmas spirit and aloha, with amazing and unique Christmas gifts, entertainment, Silent Auctions, Santa Claus, a “football room,” children’s crafts, hula lessons, lei making and more! Free to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you can see, there is PLENTY to do in West Hawaii and other towns on the Big Island this month! If you are coming to the island to see homes during this month, please contact us and we can schedule some home tours as you also enjoy the myriad of fun things to do while you are here!
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Also, please consider donating to our food drive!