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 22, 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 23, 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

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...

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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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Kamanu Charters

Konas only sailing catamaran

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Captain Zodiac

Ride fast, maneuverable boats

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Boss Frog's Snorkel, Sur...

Beach, snorkel accessories & ...

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Snorkel Bob's

Offering Snorkel Bob brand gear

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Kohala Zipline

A Kohala Canopy Adventure

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Body Glove Cruises

Sail an award-winning catamaran

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Dining

Big Island Brewhaus

Waimea brewpub serving handcr...

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Keauhou Shopping Center

An Authentic Hawaiian center

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Village Burger

Local beef burgers in Waimea

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Frenchman's Cafe

French fare in Historic Kailu...

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Kuhio Grille

Famous fried rice in Hilo

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On the Rocks

Casual oceanfront, outdoor di...

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

World's First Octopus farm in...

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Legends of Hawaiʻi Lūʻau

An Exhilarating, Captivating ...

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ChoiceMART

Full-service South Kona grocer

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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut ...

Mac nuts from tree to treat

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Pearl Factory

Hawaiis Original Pearl-In-The...

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Hawaiian Ukulele & Guitar

Name brand ukulele and guitars

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Hypr Nalu Hawaii

Standup paddleboards and perf...

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Keauhou Store

Slice of living history along...

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