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.

June 19, 2019

Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce: AfterHours at Daylight Mind Coffee Company

The public is invited to the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce’s networking event, AfterHours, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at Daylight Mind Coffee Company, located at 7...

June 20, 2019

17th Annual Hawai'i Songwriting Festival

The Hawai'i Songwriting Festival is a celebration of the art & craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film/TV.  Songwrit...

June 21, 2019

17th Annual Hawai'i Songwriting Festival

The Hawai'i Songwriting Festival is a celebration of the art & craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film/TV.  Songwrit...

June 22, 2019

Kalani Pe‘a at Palace Theater

Kalani Pe'a, two time Grammy Award Winner and Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner will be live on stage bringing his unique Hawaiian music compositions!

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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.

Talking with Jason Trim of Makani Golf Club—The Course Locals Don’t Want You to Know About

By Kent Coules, Publisher Makani Golf Club's signature 17th hole is as terrifying as it is breathtaking “Makani” is the Hawaiian word for wind. You could be excused for thinking it me... Read more

Hula in Hilo: The 56th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

Hula Kahiko performance [Courtesy Merrie Monarch Festival] A journey undertaken by ancient ancestors, the love between a man and woman, the gentle sway of palm trees beneath the light of a fu... Read more

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

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Captain Zodiac

Ride fast, maneuverable boats

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Body Glove Cruises

Sail an award-winning catamaran

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Boss Frog's Snorkel, Sur...

Beach, snorkel accessories & ...

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Hawaii Forest & Trail

Award-winning nature tours

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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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Dining

Keoki’s Ono Fish & Chips

freshly made, baked fish taco...

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Blue Dragon Restaurant &...

Seafood and music in an open-...

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Village Burger

Local beef burgers in Waimea

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Splashers Grill

Oceanfront bar and grill in Kona

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Hilo Sharks Coffee

Hawaii coffee sales, coffee/c...

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Kuhio Grille

Famous fried rice in Hilo

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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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Island Breeze Haleo Luau

Luau under the starry skies o...

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Holualoa Village

Art, gifts, coffee in mountai...

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Tiki Shark Art Hawaii

Award-winning art and lifesty...

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Kailua Candy Company

Hand crafted with care

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Keauhou Shopping Center

An Authentic Hawaiian center

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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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