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.

Feb. 21, 2020

Friday Hula Performance at Keauhou Shopping Center

Enjoy a live hula performance on Fridays from 6 pm – 7 pm in our Center Courtyard before heading to dinner at one of our great restaurants.  

Feb. 22, 2020

Keahou Farmer's Market

Where can you find fresh produce and tropical fruits? At our Farmers Market 8am – 12pm every Saturday!  

Feb. 22, 2020

6th Annual SOKO Studio Tour

The South Kona Artists Collective,  SOKO, is a group of professional artists committed to sharing the ways we create. We live, love and are influenced b...

Feb. 23, 2020

6th Annual SOKO Studio Tour

The South Kona Artists Collective,  SOKO, is a group of professional artists committed to sharing the ways we create. We live, love and are influenced b...

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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 Story with Fair Wind Cruises’ Alex Dant: How a Bad Mooring Started an Iconic Business

By Kent Coules, Publisher When I ask Fair Wind Cruises VP of Operations Alex Dant to sum up how the business has changed over 48 years, he says, “When we started, it was about going out wi... Read more

What's Going On at Mauna Kea? A Visitors Guide to the Current TMT Hawaii Protest

By Richard Melendez, Digital Editor Thirty Meter Telescope You may have seen the marchers pass by your hotel or driven by sign-wavers along the side of the road. Maybe you even had plans to visit... Read more

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 Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

Hula Kahiko performance [Courtesy Merrie Monarch Festival] A Festival of Hula A journey undertaken by ancient ancestors, the love between a man and woman, the gentle sway of palm trees benea... 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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Body Glove Cruises

Sail an award-winning catamaran

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Kohala Zipline

A Kohala Canopy Adventure

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Hawaii Forest & Trail

Award-winning nature tours

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Maui Divers Jewelry

Island Inspired, Handcrafted ...

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Dining

L & L Hawaiian Bbq

Enjoy a local plate lunch

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Aloha Vista Bar & Grill

Flavors of Italy with a majes...

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Thai Thai Restaurant

Delicious Thai food in Volcano

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Foster’s Kitchen

Pacific Rim cuisine with a Ca...

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Frenchman's Cafe

French fare in Historic Kailu...

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Gypsea Gelato

Handmade gelato on site in Kona

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‘Oahi Entertainment

Compelling storylines of Poly...

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

World's First Octopus farm in...

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Maui Divers Jewelry

Island Inspired, Handcrafted ...

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Surfin’ Ass Coffee & Don...

Surfin’ Ass focuses on coffee...

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Buddha's Cup

Award-winning Kona coffee

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Holualoa Village

Art, gifts, coffee in mountai...

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Quill & Feather

Artisan jewelry and boutique ...

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Original Donkey Balls Store

One of Kona's Best Treats

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