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. 23, 2019

West Hawai‘i County Band Free Friday Concert Series 2019

The West Hawai’i County Band, a 20+ piece concert band, announces the Free Friday concert series. The concert will be presented at Hale Halawai County Park on Ali&rsq...

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. 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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Kamanu Charters

Konas only sailing catamaran

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Boss Frog's Snorkel, Sur...

Beach, snorkel accessories & ...

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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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Snorkel Bob's

Offering Snorkel Bob brand gear

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Dining

Hilo Bay Cafe

Innovative cuisine overlookin...

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Island Roots

Kona food truck

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One Aloha Shave Ice

Shave Ice with signature flavors

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Cafe Pesto Hilo

Wood-fired pizza in Hilo

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Jackie Reys Ohana Grill

Comfy dining and bar in Kona

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Big Island Juice Company

Juices and island cuisine in ...

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Kanaloa Octopus Farm

World's First Octopus farm in...

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Original Donkey Balls Store

One of Kona's Best Treats

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Hulakai Hawaii

Hawaiian surfboards and SUP

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Heavenly Hawaiian Farms ...

Award-winning Kona Coffee

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Queens' MarketPlace

Enjoy Hawaiian cultural perfo...

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Menehune Coffee Company

Serving only 100% Kona Coffee

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Hawaiian Ukulele & Guitar

Name brand ukulele and guitars

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