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.

Oct. 16, 2019

Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce 2019 October AfterHours with HPM Building Supply

Join us for this pau hana networking event to learn more about home building, remodeling, and HPM's new HalePlus!  

Oct. 18, 2019

West Hawai‘i County Band Free Friday Concert Series 2019

*NOTE: September concert has been rescheduled for the 27th* The West Hawai’i County Band, a 20+ piece concert band, announces the Free Friday concert series. The con...

Oct. 18, 2019

Palace Theater Fall Musical: "Gypsy"

The Palace Theater Presents our 18th Annual Fall Musical: GYPSY! GYPSY is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughter’s success… ...

Oct. 18, 2019

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.  

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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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Captain Zodiac

Ride fast, maneuverable boats

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Kamanu Charters

Konas only sailing catamaran

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Snorkel Bob's

Offering Snorkel Bob brand gear

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Body Glove Cruises

Sail an award-winning catamaran

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Hawaii Forest & Trail

Award-winning nature tours

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Kohala Zipline

A Kohala Canopy Adventure

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Dining

Kamuela Provision Company

Serves prime steaks and islan...

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Foster’s Kitchen

Pacific Rim cuisine with a Ca...

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Jackie Reys Ohana Grill

Comfy dining and bar in Kona

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Cronies Bar & Grill

Enjoy the best burgers, pizza...

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Cafe Pesto Hilo

Wood-fired pizza in Hilo

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Ocean Sports Bar & Grill

A local hangout, is known for...

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‘Oahi Entertainment

Compelling storylines of Poly...

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KapohoKine Adventures

Headquarters for air, land an...

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

World's First Octopus farm in...

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Tiki Shark Art Hawaii

Award-winning art and lifesty...

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Heavenly Hawaiian Farms ...

Award-winning Kona Coffee

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Hawaiian Ukulele & Guitar

Name brand ukulele and guitars

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Original Donkey Balls Store

One of Kona's Best Treats

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Big Island Beef Jerky

tasty and delicious beef jerk...

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Oils Of Aloha

Healing & nourishing products

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