Category Archives: Big Island Events

Celebrating July 4th 2014 in Hawaii

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We always say that Hawaii knows how to celebrate a holiday and this fourth of July will be no exception. Independence Day celebrations in Hawaii include patriotic parades and fireworks, of course. In addition to those traditional events you’ll also find celebrations that are very unique to Hawaii, such as the juvenile honu (turtle) release ceremony at Mauna Lani Bay ... Read More »

Hawaii Island (Big Island) July 4th Fireworks & Events 2014

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Hawaii Island is an excellent destination to celebrate Independence Day. You’ll find festive events including fun games, great food and outstanding waterfront fireworks shows to cap off this exciting day. We organize this annual list of all the top July 4th events by “West/Kona side” and “East/Hilo side” on Hawaii Island. Here’s what you’ll find July 4, 2014. FIREWORKS & ... Read More »

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2013/2014 on Hawaii, the Big Island

New Year's Eve at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Photo courtesy of the resort.

Hawaii, the Big Island, is an excellent Hawaiian destination to celebrate the New Year. The island’s warm tropical breezes and swaying palms only add magic to the festive evening. We’ve researched lot’s of options for New Year’s Eve dining, entertainment and fireworks. Here, we list our top picks of special New Year’s Eve events on Hawaii Island. KOHALA COAST Mauna ... Read More »

Hawaii, the Big Island July 4th Fireworks & Events 2013

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Wondering what’s happening across Hawaii, the Big Island for July 4th? You’ll find games, entertainment, fireworks and lots of fourth fun!   >>FIREWORKS & EVENTS ON WEST/KONA SIDE OF HAWAII ISLAND<< Waikoloa Beach Resort Family Fourth and Fireworks Fun, patriotic festivities will fill the day before the day is capped off with a fireworks show over Waikoloa Bowl. Starting at 12:30pm ... Read More »

Hawaii Holiday Happenings 2012


With Thanksgiving just two days away, the holiday season is upon us. If you are one of the many lucky ones planning a trip to Hawaii in late-November and December, you’ll certainly find fun events and things to do to celebrate the season. My friend John Fischer, who writes at’s Go Hawaii site, has prepared some excellent lists of ... Read More »

Where to stay in Hawaii for New Year’s Eve fireworks


If you’ve not already made your New Year’s Eve plans, why don’t you plan a festive trip to Hawaii to welcome in 2013? Why bundle up in winter coats, hats, scarfs and gloves to venture out for evening festivities on the mainland, when you can take a warm respite to a tropical island? Let me tell you that Hawaii sure ... Read More »

Scenes from the Kona Coffee Festival


The Kona Coffee Festival is one of Hawaii’s top festivals. As you’ve probably guessed, this festival is held annually on Hawaii Island, the Big Island and home of Kona coffee. If you’ve not already made plans to attend this year’s Kona Coffee Festival, you still have time to book your trip. Festivities begin Saturday, November 3rd and extend through Sunday, ... Read More »

Big Island of Hawaii July 4th Fireworks, Parades & Events 2012

2014 update: Click the following link for 2013 events —> Hawaii, the Big Island July 4th Fireworks and Events for 2014 —- The following list is from 2012 for reference purposes only. Many of the links will no longer work. For 2013 events, see July 4th on Hawaii, the Big Island. Hawaii’s Big Island will offer fun and unique ways ... Read More »

Outstanding Travel Deals For Big Island Film Festival

You might recall seeing the Big Island Film Festival on our list of the top Big Island festivals and celebrations. The Big Island Film Festival is scheduled for May 24 – 28 at the Mauna Lani resort area on the Kohala Coast. I’ve been informed that the festival has arranged some outstanding travel specials, including accommodations, rental car and flights ... Read More »

Top Festivals on Hawaii’s Big Island

We continue our series of annual Hawaii festivals with a stop on the Big Island. This list includes the top ten annual festivals on Hawaii Island. Please note that this post was originally published in 2012 and the festival dates mentioned here reflect 2012 dates. That being said, you can usually expect that these festivals will be held at roughly ... Read More »

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