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.

Dec. 11, 2018

A Walk into the Past with Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar

Walk back to 1912, and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kīlauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘ū act...

Dec. 11, 2018

He Inoa No Hi‘iakaikapoliopele

Many of us are familiar with Hi‘iakaikapoliopele and her role as Pele’s favorite younger sister. But who are the other Hi‘iaka, and what are their roles i...

Dec. 12, 2018

Huewai Demonstration

Water-carrying gourds were used by most ancient civilizations. Hawaiians decorated their ipu (gourds) with elaborate designs. Join Momi Greene as she shares her knowledge o...

Dec. 13, 2018

Island Breeze

A unique trio of world-class musicians, Island Breeze is comprised of award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson, shakuhachi (bamboo flute) grand ma...

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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.

Hiking on the Big Island: A Chat with Hawaii Forest & Trail Founder Rob Pacheco

By Kent Coules, This Week Publisher Rob Pacheco hikes for a living. I could have said, “Rob Pacheco gazes at stars for a living.” Or, “Rob Pacheco studies Big Island birds for a... Read more

The Unsinkable Maggie Brown: The Story of Body Glove Cruises and its President

Some people seem to have a professional destiny, usually borne of family pedigree. Maggie Brown, President of Body Glove Cruises, is one such person.Brown’s great-great uncle, Captain Asa Mea... Read more

To Do on the Big Island: Rainy Day Activities

Despite the common perception of Hawaiʻi as a tropical getaway, some days are spent shrouded in gray clouds and intermittent showers, weather conditions that keep visitors and locals alike holed up... Read more

Big Island on a Budget: Inexpensive Family-Friendly Activities

It’s no secret that a trip to Hawaiʻi can seriously rack up the bill. After all, it pays to spend time in paradise! From dining decisions to pricey attractions, an island vacation can bring u... Read more

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Kamanu Charters

Konas only sailing catamaran

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Kohala Zipline

A Kohala Canopy Adventure

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Boss Frog's Snorkel, Sur...

Beach, snorkel accessories & ...

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Body Glove Cruises

Sail an award-winning catamaran

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Snorkel Bob's

Offering Snorkel Bob brand gear

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Captain Zodiac

Ride fast, maneuverable boats

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Dining

Splashers Grill

Oceanfront bar and grill in Kona

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The Fish Hopper

Dine on the waterfront

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Cafe Pesto Hilo

Wood-fired pizza in Hilo

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Kuhio Grille

Famous fried rice in Hilo

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Chill’n on the Bay

Great food with an open air b...

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L & L Hawaiian Bbq

Enjoy a local plate lunch

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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 Naturals Market &...

Organic and natural foods wit...

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FERRARI COFFEE

100 percent Kona coffee and c...

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Studio 55 Hawaii

Fashion and jewelry boutique

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Hilo Hattie

Contemporary Hawaiian Apparel...

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Crazy Shirts

Innovative & original casual ...

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Oils Of Aloha

Healing & nourishing products

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