West Hawaii September Events Calendar

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Summer is coming to a close on the mainland with Labor Day weekend starting tomorrow, but in the land of endless summer here in West Hawaii, we can continue to enjoy outdoor fun and moderate temperatures. All of us at LUVA Real Estate wish you a safe and enjoyable long weekend ahead!

Parker Ranch Labor Day Rodeo & Horse Auction

Aloha Hawaii Horse Rodeo

Photo credit: Aloha Hawaii

When: September 2 and 3, 2017
Where: Parker Ranch. Waimea
Two days of rodeo events will be held at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. Family-style fun begins on Saturday, September 2nd at 12 noon with rodeo events which may include everything from team roping, double mugging, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine breakaway roping and more. Always fun to watch is the century team roping competition when one team member must be over the age of 50 and their combined ages must be more than 100.

On Sunday, the Round-Up Club, in partnership with Parker Ranch, will be hosting a live horse auction. Come at 9 a.m. to register and view the horses; the auction will follow the Sunday morning Rodeo slack. Please note that you will need to purchase a gate ticket to attend the auction. Time: Noon to 5:00pm. Cost: $7; Presale $8 at gate, 12 under Free. For more information, call (808) 885-7311, email [email protected] or visit www.parkerranch.com.

Hawai’i Fest at Queens’ Marketplace – Waikoloa Beach Resort

Hawaii Fest at Queens MarketplaceWhen: September 9, 2017
Where: Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa
Admission to Hawai‘i Fest is free and the community is invited to enjoy aloha-filled Hawaiian music by some of the Island’s top entertainers, and explore an extensive art and craft fair with numerous artists and producers of handmade treasures. Top island entertainers Kainani Kahaunaele, Darlene Ahuna, Lito Arkangel, John Keawe and some of the Island’s favorite hula hālau will perform throughout the day, on two stages, at the Coronation Pavilion and by the “Town Clock.”

Come enjoy the Na Makua Craft Fair featuring local products and vendors throughout the shopping center to kickstart Hawai’i Island Festivals’ 30 Days of Aloha. Free parking and admission. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call (808) 886-8822, email [email protected] or visit queensmarketplace.net.

Hawai`i Island Festival’s Annual Poke Contest

When: September 9, 2017
Where: Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Doors open at 5pm. Entry fee, $15. Featuring cube sized fish (poke) with various ocean delicacies, tako, opihi, loli and more. For more information, call (808) 937-4896, email [email protected] or visit http://www.hawaiiislandfestival.org/.

Annual Kindy Sproat Falsetto & Storytelling Contest

When: September 9, 2017
Where: Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Doors open at 5:30pm; contest begins at 6pm. Entry fee $15. This unique music competition features talented male singers of all ages who can not only sing in the unique Hawaiian falsetto style, but can also captivate the audience with the stories behind the songs. For more information, call (808) 217-2634, email [email protected] or visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

2017 Run for Hope Weekend

When: September 10, 2017
Where: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Friday The weekend kicks off with the popular Taste of Hawaii Island culinary event at 6:00pm. Capturing talented chefs from around the Hawaii Islands in one place for an evening of tasty delights, drinks and island music at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The silent auction is a popular annual highlight with unique vacation packages and island gifts. Price in advance for adults is $85.00, children 5-12 are $42.50 and children 4 and under are free. Prices at the door are $95.00 for adults and $47.50 for children.

Saturday features the annual shotgun golf tournament at 1:00pm on the Jack Nicolas designed Hualalai golf course. Cost is $175.00 per person and includes refreshments and raffle prizes after the event.

Sunday – the annual Run for Hope will take place and begins at 7:00am with a 10k run and

5k run/walk along the beautiful manicured resort landscape. The event concludes with refreshments and raffle prizes at the Hoku Amphitheater. Cost to enter is just $30.00 in advance and includes a logo t-shirt or $35.00 at the door.

Proceeds from this event benefit cancer research in Hawai’i.

Register online at https://www.hawaii.com/event/run-hope-hualalai/ For more information, call the Event Hotline at 808.325.8052. For more information, call 808/325-8079 or email [email protected].

35th Annual Kupuna Hula Festival

When: September 13-16, 2017
Where: Kona Sheraton Resort and Spa-Keauhou Bay
The Kapuna Hula festival features hālau from across the state as well as Japan, Okinawa and California. Tickets are available for $15.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. on both evenings and performances begin at 5 p.m.

The dancers, ages 55 and better, will compete in up to five judged categories based on this year’s theme, ‘O Ke One Kaulana O Kehelelani A I Nā ‘Ala Onaona O Kamawaelualani.

The Hawai‘i Kūpuna Hula Festival also features a daily craft fair. Over 30 artists and vendors from around the state will sell everything from koa carvings, jewelry, clothing, original artwork, lauhala and so much more. The craft fair is opened from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days of the festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (808) 323-4340.


When: September 14-17, 2017
Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
HawaiiCon brings together the best of science, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, gaming, and cosplay. Celebrities join top space scientists, voice actors and cosplayers in the country for four days of panels, workshops and adventures. Time: 9am-10pm. Cost: $10 and up. For more information, call (808) 960-7619 or email [email protected] or visit www.hawaiicon.com.

Fee-free Day: National Public Lands Day

When: September 30, 2017
Where: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Come to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest. Volunteers will help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration is required. Park entrance is free, and NPLD volunteers will also receive a pass to return and enjoy the park fee-free on another day of their choosing. Time: 8:45 a.m. to noon. Visit https://www.neefusa.org/ for details.

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