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. 28, 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. 29, 2020

Keahou Farmer's Market

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

March 3, 2020

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 ...

March 3, 2020

Kanikapila Jam Sessions with Wes Awana & Friends

Kanikapila jam sessions are held on Tuesday evenings, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm and are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style...

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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 TMT

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

Makani Golf Club—The Course Locals Don’t Want You to Know About

By Kent Coules, Publisher “Makani” is the Hawaiian word for wind. You could be excused for thinking it means “spectacular views.” Indeed, when one first drives off Māmalah... 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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Hawaii Forest & Trail

Award-winning nature tours

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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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Maui Divers Jewelry

Island Inspired, Handcrafted ...

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Kohala Zipline

A Kohala Canopy Adventure

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Dining

Foster’s Kitchen

Pacific Rim cuisine with a Ca...

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Annie's Island Fresh Bur...

Sandwiches, burgers, beer and...

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Merriman's

Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Wa...

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Aloha Vista Bar & Grill

Flavors of Italy with a majes...

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Splashers Grill

Oceanfront bar and grill in Kona

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Frenchman's Cafe

French fare in Historic Kailu...

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

World's First Octopus farm in...

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‘Oahi Entertainment

Compelling storylines of Poly...

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Maui Divers Jewelry

Island Inspired, Handcrafted ...

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Oils Of Aloha

Healing & nourishing products

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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut ...

Mac nuts from tree to treat

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Quill & Feather

Artisan jewelry and boutique ...

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ABC Stores

The Store with Aloha

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Big Island Candies

Hilo's premiere baked treats

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