|Unique Island Celebrations of the Arts, Sports, Culture and Community|
Hawaii has a diversity of activity, from cultural festivals to world-class sports. In addition to the events below, check out these sites for additional events and activities:
Note: Events, times and locations are subject to change. Please call to verify information.
Senior PGA MasterCard Championship Golf Tournament - Located at the Hualalai Golf Course, Hualalai Resort Golf Club. Call (808) 325-8480 for more information.
Annual Stan Cann Classic - Annual outrigger canoe race at Hilo Bay sponsored by The Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association. Call (808) 969-6695 for information.
Hilton Waikoloa Village USTA Challenger - Men's Professional Tennis Tournament, Hilton Waikoloa Village. Call (808) 886-1234 for more information.
Hula Kahiko Series - Free outdoor Hula Halau, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Call (808) 985-6000 for information.
Hilo Chinese New Year Festival - Food, arts and crafts, live entertainment, kids activities and vendors. Located in Kalakaua Park, Hilo. Call (808) 933-9772 for more information.
Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival - Upcountry community cultural event for the whole family. Located in Waimea. Call (808) 961-8706 for more information.
Kona Brewers Festival - Beer sampling, gourmet cuisine, live entertainment and fashion show. Located at the Kona Beach Hotel, Palani Road, Kailua-Kona. Visit www.konabrewersfestival.com or call (808) 331-3033.
Annual Stampede Rodeo - Annual rodeo started by Hawaii's ranchers (paniolos) on the Big Island more than 35 years ago. Admission is free. Call (808) 323-2388 for more information.
Annual Big Island International Marathon - 26.2 Mile Marathon, 10.8 Mile Run & 3.1 Mile Fitness Run/Walk. Call Sharron Joseph at (808) 969-7400 for more information.
The Merrie Monarch Festival - Week long hula and cultural festival including hula exhibitions and competitions, music, food and a Saturday morning parade through Hilo town. Call (808) 935-9168 for more information.
Pua Plantasia - Botanical show and fundraiser. Plant sale, seminars and entertainment. Keauhou Beach Resort. Call (808) 329-7286 for more information.
Keauhou Kona Triathlon - An annual half ironman distance triathlon including a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. Call (808) 329-0601 for more information.
Orchid Show and Sale - Annual Mother's Day Orchid event by the Kona Orchid Society. Halawai on Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Free to the public. Call (808) 322-8817 for more information.
Honu Triathlon - Olympic distance triathlon. Qualifier for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Mauna Lani Resort. Call (808)329-0063 for more information.
Kona Marathon and Fun Runs - Marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10K, and 5K events. Call (808) 325-0287 for more information.
Dolphin Days - Three day festival and fundraiser to benefit Hawaii Shriners Hospital for Children and Pacific Marine Life Foundation. Includes golf tournament, pool party, food, wine and music festival. Hilton Waikoloa Village. Call (808) 886-1234 for more information.
Relay for Life - Benefit for the American Cancer Society. Old Airport Park, Kailua-Kona. Call (808) 334-0442 for more information.
Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race and Fourth of July Celebration - Benefit for United Cerebral Palsy Association. Free entertainment all day. Fireworks display. See www.waikoloabeachresort.com for details.
Fourth of July Rodeo - Parker Ranch hosts a rodeo including roping, riding, horse races, food and entertainment. Waimea/Kamuela. Call (808) 885-2303 for more information.
World Billfish Challenge - Various divisions. Kailua Pier. Call (866) 922-4294 for more information.
Kilauea Volcano Runs - Jointly sponsored by Volcano Art Center and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Call (808) 985-8725 for more information.
Puukohola Heiau Cultural Festival - Celebration of King Kamehameha's temple. Hula, lei making and other traditional Hawaiian demonstrations. Puukohola Heiau, Kawaihae. Call (808) 882-7218 for more information.
Annual International Festival of the Pacific - Celebration of Japanese cultural influences in Hawaii, including parade, food festival, crafts and tea ceremony. Free admission. Hilo. Call (808) 934-0177 for more information.
Terry Fox Benefit Run/Walk - 5K and 10K runs/walks to benefit cancer research. Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. Call (808) 325-8052 for more information.
Aloha Festivals - A variety of festivities around the island celebrating the essence of Hawaiian culture and tradition. Call (808) 589-1771 or go to www.alohafestivals.com for more information.
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival - Featuring some of Hawaii's premier slack key guitarists. Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in Kailua Kona. Call Kahoku Productions at (808) 226-26976, the Outrigger Keahou Beach Resort at (808) 930-4900, or check out the festival website.
Big Island Farm Fair - Annual West Hawaii event including carnival rides, livestock, petting zoo, food booths and live music at Old Kona Airport. Call (808) 324-6011 or see the festival website for more information.
Ironman Triathlon World Championship - Kona Coast. Call (808) 329-0063 or visit www.ironman.com/worldchampionship for more information.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival - Hawaii's oldest food festival, celebrating Kona's coffee harvest with more than 30 community events including exhibits, tastings, picking competition, farm tours and more. Call (808) 326-7820 or see www.konacoffeefest.com for more information.
Christmas at Keauhou Bay - Culinary and wine tasting event. Sheraton Keauhou Bay. Call (808) 329-2522 for more information.
Kailua-Kona Christmas Parade - Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kona. Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. For more information call (808) 345-2108 or visit www.konaparades.com.
Annual Winter Concert at the Volcano - Sponsored by Volcano Art Center. Local talent and audience sing along for family holiday entertainment. Kilauea Military Camp Theater in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Advanced tickets are required. Free event, however there is a $3 suggested donation at the door. Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.