There is so much to do in West Hawaii that allows you to actually taste Hawaii or immerse yourself into the culture of the islands. Here are events that allow you to discover some amazing aspects of digging a bit deeper into enjoying our island life.
Big Island Chocolate Festival
When: April 28-29, 2017
Where: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
With the theme “Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate” the sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 28-29 with events headquartered at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Fun starts with a plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate in Keauhou and continues with ag seminars, culinary demos, college competition and a decadent Gala on the 29th. The gala hosts over 30 culinary stations featuring both sweet and savory delectable creations! General admission tickets to the gala are $79 presale and $100 at the door. For LUVA readers: Get a full day “I LOVE CHOCOLATE PASS” for only $135 and see and taste all the culinary demonstrations AND attend the Gala. This event benefits local non-profits, and promotes the emerging, local cacao industry. For more details and tickets, visit BigIslandChocolateFestival.com.
Hawai’i Island Visitor Industry Charity Walk
When: May 13, 207
Where: Waikoloa Beach Resort
It’s the only walk in Hawaii that you can gain weight at! Come enjoy all-you-can-enjoy cuisine from many of the Kohala Coast’s best resort chefs! The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s 39th Annual Charity Walk Fundraiser benefits non-profit agencies on the Island of Hawai’i. The 5k fun run and walk includes food stations hosted by member hotels and resorts restaurants, children’s activities, silent auction and live entertainment. Time: 5am check-in; run starts 6:45am, walk begins 7:00am at Queens’ Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort. Cost: $25 children 5-12; $35 adults For more information, call (808) 886-8128, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.CharityWalkHawaii.org.
Ka’u Coffee Festival
When: May 19-28, 2017
Celebrating award-winning Ka’u coffee, this annual festival offers unique and exciting activities for the coffee lover. The festival’s pinnacle event is an all-day, free ho’olaule’a May 27 at Pahala Community Center, offering coffee, food and craft booths; entertainment, farm and mill tours and guided coffee tastings. The festivities conclude with the Ka’u Coffee College educational series. Some events are free, others have a fee. Various locations. For more information, call (808) 929-9550, email email@example.com or visit www.kaucoffeefest.com.
“Kokua Kailua” Village Stroll and Hulihe’e Palace Monthly Event
When: May 21, 2017
Do you like to stroll outside, shop and enjoy live music? Come to this monthly event and enjoy free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs men’s glee club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U’i O Hawai’i on the Palace’s South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. 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 info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.
Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival
When: June 1-4, 2017
Where: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
The 7th annual Big Island jazz and blues festival, being held from June 1-4, 2017, will bring in Grammy jazz and blues legends. To be held oceanfront at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the beautiful Kohala coast. Food and drink available for purchase; no coolers allowed. Tickets start at $50. For more information, call 866-774-6236 or visit www.bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com.
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