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.

Aug. 31, 2019

Hui Kakoʻo Benefit Concert Series 2019

Keauhou Shopping Center, Kona’s Legendary Gathering Place, presents the Hui Kakoʻo Benefit Concert Series on Saturday, August 31st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Hui Kakoʻ...

Sept. 3, 2019

Words and Wine Author Evening

Words and Wine Author Evening happens the first Tuesday of each month at Kona Stories Bookstore in the Keauhou Shopping Center from 6PM – 8PM. During this event you ...

Sept. 6, 2019

Opening Reception for Innovative Visual Expressions at Wailoa Center

Innovative Visual Expressions, IVE for short, was created out of the desire to exhibit seasoned, professional artists whom have lived and worked on the big island at some p...

Sept. 7, 2019

Taste of the Hawaiian Range

ISLAND—The all-day Taste of the Hawaiian Range is Saturday, Sept. 7 at Mana Christian ‘Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and the adjacent YMCA Minuke Ole Park in Wai...

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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.

What's Going On at Mauna Kea? A Visitors Guide to the Current Standoff

By Richard Melendez, Digital Editor 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 the summit of Mauna Kea... 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 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

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Boss Frog's Snorkel, Sur...

Beach, snorkel accessories & ...

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Kohala Zipline

A Kohala Canopy Adventure

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Snorkel Bob's

Offering Snorkel Bob brand gear

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Kamanu Charters

Konas only sailing catamaran

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Captain Zodiac

Ride fast, maneuverable boats

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Hawaii Forest & Trail

Award-winning nature tours

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Dining

Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

Casual restaurant in Volcano

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The Fish Hopper

Dine on the waterfront

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808 Grindz Cafe

Local-style fare in Kona

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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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Cronies Bar & Grill

Enjoy the best burgers, pizza...

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

World's First Octopus farm in...

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Biggah Mo Bettah

Monster-sized shirts built fo...

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Kenai Koffee

Kona coffee grown on the fert...

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Lehua Jewelers

Specializing in Hawaiian Heir...

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Kona Inn Shopping Village

ona Inn Shopping Village prov...

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Menehune Coffee Company

Serving only 100% Kona Coffee

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Quilt Passions

Fulfill your passion for Hawa...

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