Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Island of Hawaii Travel Planner 2018-2019
800-648-2441 57 For a complete directory of the island of Hawai‘i’s products and services, see pages 60-64 . 56 gohawaii.com/island-of-hawaii @islandofhawaii @theislandofhawaii 800-648-2441 57 For a complete directory of the island of Hawai‘i’s products and services, see pages 60-64 . 800-648-2441 57 Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament This weeklong event is known as the “grandfather of all big game fishing tournaments.” 808-836-1723, hibtfishing.com SEPTEMBER Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Races Races from Kailua Bay to Keauhou and Hōnaunau are held each year on Labor Day Weekend. Fun includes a torchlight parade and dance on Saturday night, and an awards lū‘au on Sunday. 808-937-3255, kaiopua.org A Taste of the Hawaiian Range Food & Agricultural Festival Dozens of local celebrity chefs create extraordinary dishes. 808-969-8228, tasteofthehawaiianrange.com HawaiiCon A science, sci-fi and fantasy destination convention with stars, panel discussions, adventures with celebrities and fantastic food. hawaiicon.com Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds Celebrate Hawai‘i’s unique blend of birds—from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. The annual Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds supports the Hawai‘i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail and the Hawai‘i Wildlife Center. birdfesthawaii.org OCTOBER IRONMAN® World Championship This extreme event is considered the world’s top triathlon. 808-329-0063, ironman.com/worldchampionship Hilo Wayfinding & Navigation Festival Hawaiian voyagers and master navigators introduce Hawaiian star- lines, the Polynesian star compass and other traditional wayfinding techniques through presentations, storytelling, film documentaries and hands-on activities at this three-day festival. 808-932-8901, iimiloahawaii.org/137/wayfinding- and-navigation-festival Hawai‘i Yoga Festival Celebrate yoga, health and wellness with classes, workshops, performances and activities at this week-long event throughout Hawai‘i’s Yoga Coast in lower Puna. 808-965-7828, hawaiiyogafestival.com NOVEMBER Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Hawai‘i’s oldest food festival honors Kona coffee pioneers and their traditions. 808-326-7820, konacoffeefest.com YEAR-ROUND Kahilu Theatre Performing Arts Season The theatre presents a dynamic performance season from September through June. 808-885-6868, kahilutheatre.org Kona Historical Society’s Hands on History Series An interactive program that allows one to experience traditional cultural practices that were part of the daily lives of Kona’s coffee pioneers. 808-323-3222, konahistorical.org Volcano Art Center’s Na Mea Hawai‘i Hula Kahiko Performance Part of the center’s year-round series of traditional hula and chant performances. Call or visit their web site for performance dates. 808-967-7565, volcanoartcenter.org Hawaiian Sunset Saturday Located on the Coconut Grove Marketplace lawn on the last Saturday of every month. Live Hawaiian music and hula from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. TorJohnson Hula Events Sporting Events For a complete listing of events on the island of Hawai‘i, visit gohawaii.com/island-of-hawaii/events. Events subject to change.
Island of Hawaii Travel Planner 2019-2020