This Week Big Island

Explore the Orchid Isle, where Hawaiian history and culture is ever present. Take your time touring coffee plantations, visiting Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, star gazing at the summit of Mauna Kea and more. Whether you're visiting Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Waimea or elsewhere, the Big Island will surely capture your heart.

This Week Big Island

This Week Big Island

This Week Big Island

This Week Big Island

Explore the Orchid Isle, where Hawaiian history and culture is ever present. Take your time touring coffee plantations, visiting Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, star gazing at the summit of Mauna Kea and more. Whether you're visiting Hilo, Kailua-Kona, Waimea or elsewhere, the Big Island will surely capture your heart.

Upcoming Events on Big Island

The fun never stops in Hawaiʻi! Throughout the year you can enjoy cultural gatherings, music festivals, hula shows, sports events and so much more. Browse through our calendar of events below.

April 24, 2019

2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural event held in Hilo, Hawaiʻi each spring, featuring Hawaiian culture and a premier hula competition. Th...

April 24, 2019

Green New Deal Town Hall Meeting

It is our honor to invite you to participate in a local Green New Deal Town Hall Meeting. This important event will happen on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00PM at the Hawaiia...

April 25, 2019

2019 Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural event held in Hilo, Hawaiʻi each spring, featuring Hawaiian culture and a premier hula competition. Th...

April 26, 2019

11th Annual Ka‘u Coffee Festival

The 11th annual Ka‘u Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a full lineup of activities starting April 26 and culminating May 4-5 with the p...

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Stories

There's so much to learn about this tropical paradise we call Hawai'i. Start your journey today by reading more about what makes this place so special.

Five Fascinating Facts About the Giant Manta Rays of Hawai‘i

By Kent Coules, Publisher One of the most popular activities on the Big Island of Hawaii is nighttime swimming with giant manta rays. These giant “birds of the ocean” can awe the most ... Read more

Chartering Ocean Fun in Kona: Talking Story with Kamanu Charters' president, John Senn

By Kent Coules, Publisher What do Nicholas Cage, “Laverne” the Tiger Shark, King Kamehameha’s canoes and an intimidating Hawaiian monk seal all have in common? They’ve all ... Read more

Information. Inspiration. Action. Dan Lutkenhouse Plans to Change the World One Visitor at a TIme

By Kent Coules, Publisher “I see kids in the parking lot moping when they get here, not wanting to go to a garden, and beaming like they just went to Disneyland when they leave.” So s... Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Big Island of Hawai‘i

By Kent Coules, Publisher Deciding to vacation in Hawai‘i is an easy choice for many as evidenced by the nearly 10 million people who visited in 2018. What is not so easy is deciding which i... Read more

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Boss Frog's Snorkel, Sur...

Beach, snorkel accessories & ...

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Captain Zodiac

Ride fast, maneuverable boats

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Kohala Zipline

A Kohala Canopy Adventure

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Kamanu Charters

Konas only sailing catamaran

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Snorkel Bob's

Offering Snorkel Bob brand gear

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Body Glove Cruises

Sail an award-winning catamaran

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Dining

One Aloha Shave Ice

Shave Ice with signature flavors

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San Francisco Bay Gourme...

Tropical Hawaiʻi meets the ci...

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Legends of Hawaiʻi Lūʻau

An Exhilarating, Captivating ...

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Chill’n on the Bay

Great food with an open air b...

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Hilo Bay Cafe

Innovative cuisine overlookin...

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Foster’s Kitchen

Pacific Rim cuisine with a Ca...

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Legends of Hawaiʻi Lūʻau

An Exhilarating, Captivating ...

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

World's First Octopus farm in...

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FERRARI COFFEE

100 percent Kona coffee and c...

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Kailua Village Artists G...

Find a wide variety of local art

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Miller's Surf & Sport

Kona's one-top shotfor skate,...

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Biggah Mo Bettah

Monster-sized shirts built fo...

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Holualoa Village

Art, gifts, coffee in mountai...

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Quilt Passions

Fulfill your passion for Hawa...

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