February is when the island comes alive by kicking off fun festivals around the island! From the Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea, to the WiliWili Festival in Waikoloa and Avocado Festival in Kailua Kona, there’s something to do all month! Also, check out the Rodeo in Hilo and the interesting live events such as Augie T and Jake Shimbakuro. The Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce brings its annual Home Design and Expo to Keauhou for building and design ideas and vendors.
New to the calendar this month are 365 Hawaii volunteer events. We are working to provide visitors AND residents with another type of fun and interesting event idea, volunteering to help the island. This month is a trail maintenance project for the Captain Cook Monument Trail. We will be holding a fundraising event for Reef Teach at Kahaluu Bay in March. Join us!
February 3, 2024
An Evening with Augie T
Doors Open at 6:00pm and Show Begins at 7:00pm
The Hilo Palace Theater is proud to present an evening with Augie T: Live Stand Up Comedy. Augie T is a beloved comic serving the community. Over the past 20 years, Augie Tulba has become one of the most sought-after public speakers in Hawaii, moderators, and emcees in the State. His dynamic presence and ability to keep audiences engaged and excited sets him apart as a keynote speaker for both large and small venues. Whether he is speaking in a packed theatre or moderating in a more intimate room setting, Augie is able to connect with and inspire every type of audience
February 10, 2024
Waiakea Center Lunar New Year
315 Makaala Street, Suite 205, Hilo, HI
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lunar New Year is right around the corner! Celebrate the year of the Dragon with us!! Join us in celebration of the upcoming 2024 Lunar New Year! Get ready to be mesmerized by the Lions of Saam Fu Chinese Cultural Arts as they dance around the center, blessing us all with a prosperous New Year! Don’t miss out on this incredible event! For More Information: email@example.com
February 17, 2024-11:00am and February 18, 2024-5:00pm
Panaewa Stampede Rodeo
The Panaewa Stampede Rodeo is a two to three-day rodeo that highlights the Paniolo skills of our local cowboys, cowgirls, keiki and traveling rodeo contestants in traditional cowboy events, rain or shine, plus three events that are unique to Hawai’i. It is a show that is entertaining as well as educational. Included with the rodeo are a funny rodeo clown, professional announcer, food and snack vendors, craft and informational booths. A cultural and historical display tent will provide the Paniolo history in Hawai’i with highlights of the Big Island. Gates open at 8:00am on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday the rodeo gets under way officially at 11:00am and on Sunday Cowboy Church begins at 9:00am and rodeo starts at 11:00am. Vendors will be open by 8am and the arena will be filled with many entertaining activities! For More Info: https://www.panaewastampederodeo.com/tickets-panaewa-stampede-rodeo-buy-now?fbclid=IwAR28pdbpRHlkIK0jrXtLZ1io4-wH0ENAToQvitXb6rGdGwLimqkCfqw4EXw
February 17, 2024
Community Volunteer Day at Lokowaka Pond
Across from Kealoha Park 1701 Kalanianaole St, Hilo, HI
9:00pm to 12:00pm
Embrace the spirit of Aloha ‘Āina (love of the land) and contribute to the revitalization of our precious wetlands in Hilo. By volunteering with the ʻĀina Hoʻōla Initiative, you will be immersing yourself in a meaningful journey of conservation and community engagement. You’ll get hands-on experience with restoring native habitats, learn about our unique ecosystem, and make a tangible impact on our environment. Become a part of our ‘ohana (family) and help us keep the islands flourishing for generations to come. Please RSVP. For the full list of upcoming volunteer days, please visit our website at our website. You can see our progress on our facebook and our Instagram.
February 23, 2024
Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center
200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Annual show featuring performances representing the many different cultures and countries represented at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. This year’s show includes performances from Hawaiʻi, Japan, Marshall Islands, Palau, Ireland, Pohnpei, Mexico, Kosrae, and Samoa. See the show, see the world!
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $5 for Students. Buy tickets online 24/7 at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center website at https://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/theatre/tickets/ or by phone at 808-932-7490 (Tuesday-Thursday from 9-11 am).
February 10, 2024
Drum Fire: Organic Ecstatic & Fanye
45-3574 Mamane St Honokaa, HI
6:00am to 10:00pm
Honokaa town will be booming for the intersection of Chinese New Year with Carnival!
From 6-8pm: We have Organic Ecstatic, as Chris Berry joins the Bana Kuma Band for eve filled with the polyrythmic harmonies of South Africa, from Djembe & Mbira, Bass Marimba, dueling Dun Duns, hosho shakers, immersive call and response vocals and more. Expect an intricate and transformational collaborative experience that shakes you at the root and embodies the ancient and powerful purpose of music for deeply healing medicine through movement.
Grammy award winner Chris Berry is an eclectic singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, and high-energy performer and teacher. Chris has been sharing his Afro-infused sound around the World for over twenty years, releasing over a dozen albums; scoring the soundtrack to three films; and collaborating and performing with some of the World’s best performers (Eminem, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Senegalese Afro-Pop sensation Yousoou N’dour, Cuban Legends Los Munequitos de Mantanzas, Jazz artist Paul Winter, Jamaican rhythm and production duo Sly (Dunbar) and Robbie (Shakespeare), Fugee’s producer Handel Tucker, and many more).
“Chris Berry picked up where Paul Simon left off… The conscious lyrics are a road map for humanity and Chris is one of the few people able to carry this message to a wide audience.”~ Michael Kang from String Cheese Incident
“Carrying the torch for tomorrow”~ Harry Belafonte
“This sh_+ is _-ckin crazy!” – Eminem
Then, from 8-10pm: We have Fanye Afro Euphoric led by Gabriel Fara Tolno. Fara is one of the most influential African artists of this generation, actively increasing the professional recognition of African Music and Dance in North America. He brings an innovative perspective, steeped in his knowledge of Guinean culture, while his energetic and compassionate teaching style makes him one of the most sought after drum and dance instructors in the United States. As a solo artist, Fara has performed with many of the world’s premier musicians including Mamady Keita, Burning Spear, Neil Young, Sekouba Bambino, BB King, Otis Taylor, Joe Cocker, Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keita, Habibe Koite, and many more. He has been a member of many different bands and assisted with many musical recording projects and shows throughout the nation. For More Information: https://fb.me/e/4eZ74Q6fZ
February 2, 2024
Volunteer Opportunity for a Trail Clean Up on Captain Cook Trail
Meet at the Jeep about ¼ of a mile down
8:00am to 10:00 am
Who wants to help with a trail clean up project on the Captain Cook Trail/Kaʻawaloa trail and give back to the Aina AND help keep the trail safe for everyone? Steve Blair, Malama Kaʻawaloa, is meeting folks at 8 am to spend a few hours making some meaningful gains on the trail if you want to lend a hand. Here are his suggestions:
Plenty of water – at least 2 liters per person.
Proper footwear – socks and closed toe shoes – boots are best, but any closed-toe shoe will be adequate.
Full length leg and arm coverings preferred, but not required (light leggings and a rash guard works well). You can do it in shorts and t-shirt, but you’re going to get some abrasions from the guinea grass.
Wide brim hat and/or sun block.
Leather or gardening gloves.
Safety glasses or wide sunglasses are nice, to protect your eyes from flying seeds and dust.
Some kind of tool to cut grass with:
– Sickle (standard or serrated both work)
– Electric hedge trimmer
– Cane knife
Or whatever the user has available and is comfortable with. Prefer no gas-powered tools, as they’re noisy and stinky.
If they don’t have a tool, I’ll have some extra (sickles, loppers, machete), or they can just pull grass out by hand next to the trail.
I’ll bring some sharpeners to tune up the sickles.
If you need to get a hold of me, my phone number is (608) 575-5708.
You can volunteer for a bit and then head down for a swim!
February 10, 2024
17th Annual Avocado Festival
Hale Halawai Beach Park on Ali`i Drive
10:00 am to 4:00pm
Avocado Grafting & Panel Discussions, Local Arts & Crafts, Zero Waste, Delicious Vegan Grinds, FREE FUN FAMILY EVENT! For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/p/Big-Island-Avocado-Festivals-100050009366267/
February 10, 2024
Plant People Road Show
Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area
75-5500 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI
Featuring Big Isle mom and pop nurseries the bi-annual sale offers attendees the chance to talk directly to members of the local nursery community.
“The beauty of this event is attendees can ask us questions and readily get answers specific to their growing location and elevation,” says Bob Harris of OrchidPeople. “Our growers will also be offering fresh cut orchid and anthurium stems for Valentine gift-giving.”
Participating growers hail from around the island:
• Chitosi Tsumura of C&T Products in Kea’au features many different varieties and colors of long-lasting anthuriums.
• Peter and Kay DeMello of DeMello Air Plants of Kona provide 50 varieties of easy-care air plants.
• Jennifer Snyder and Bob Harris of OrchidPeople in Waimea offer warm-tolerant varieties of cymbidium orchids that flower mauka to makai. Cymbidiums are prized for their large, multiple flowers on tall spikes.
• Phoenicia and Bob Zeller of Pele’s Island Plants in Oceanview grow select and hard-to-find orchid varieties, assorted cactus and succulents. Find choices for the collector and hobbyist.
• Kari Hagerman of Pomaika’i Plant Company of Waimea is bringing Pincushion protea, herbs, veggies, bedding plants, lavender, hibiscus, Brindabella roses and Silver Dollar eucalyptus.
• Sean Spellicy and Iris Viacrusis of Royal Palm Enterprises in Kuristown sell palms, exotic fruit trees including ethnic favorites, blooming waterlilies, bamboo and heliconia. For More Information: 808-987-3231.
February 23, 2024- 9am to 5pm and February 24, 2024- 9am to 2pm
Kona-Kohala Chamber Living & Design Home Expo
Get Inspired at Hawaii Island’s Finest Home Show. Enjoy fun and engaging home expo exhibitors, awards for best booths, live radio DJ on Saturday from 12 – 2 p.m. and more!
Free Parking & Admission
Mahalo to our Sponsors:
• Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union
• Hawaii Spas & Outdoors
• HPM Building Supply
• Honsador Lumber
• Provision Solar
• RES /Renewable Energy Services
• Royal Pools of Hawaii
Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce Living and Design Expo February 24-25th Outrigger Resort, Keauhou
February 24, 2024
Iration in Concert
The Brew Block
74-5617 Pawai Pl, Kailua-Kona
Iration is a reggae/pop group from Santa Barbara, California, but all members originally hail from Hawaii. They play a mix of reggae, dub, pop, and rock and released their 8th album Daytripping in October, 2023. The show takes place at the Brewery Block and starts at 7 pm, all ages are welcome. Get tickets here.
February 10, 2024
2nd Saturday Music & Art Walk
2:00pm – 10:00pm
Lots of music and art at each business with family fun and great food & drinks. For More Information: https://fb.me/e/4qPdgKuFi
February 24, 2024
Newspaper Kite Building & Flying Workshop
Kaimu Farmers Market
C’mon down Kalapana Way and discover the long-forgotten art of building flyable newspaper kites. This free workshop will provide all the advice, supplies, and tools necessary to build a newspaper kite, then get to flying it like a pro!
Building, flying kites has both enormous physical and mental benefits. It’s also a fun quick (20mins approx) project to do with a child, friend, or by yourself. The satisfaction of building and flying a kite is a terrific self-confidence-building project that will undoubtedly benefit one’s daily life. This is a super easy guided step-by-step workshop using newspaper, twine, wood dowel rods, glue, and tape that will progress as a group.
Limited space. Reservation Required. For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/784756730154941?ref=newsfeed
February 8, 2024
A Very Special Concert with Chihsuan Yang on Violin, Erhu & Electronics
Volcano National Park HI-The entrance to the Kahuku unit is located just south of the 70.5 mile marker on the mauka side of Highway 11
Having recovered from a terrible automobile accident, Chihsuan Yang, returns to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to perform a special concert of Violin, Erhu (the traditional Chinese stringed instrument) and Electronics at the Kahuku Unit in Ka’ū. Grateful for the enrichment music has brought to her life, Chihsuan passionately shares her love and knowledge, aiming to unite and uplift others through her art.
She is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer and has graced stages worldwide, collaborating with luminaries like Yo-Yo Ma, Brian Wilson, David Foster, and the Dalai Lama.
Beyond the spotlight, Chihsuan dedicates her time to playing music for patients in hospitals, drawing from her own childhood heart defect diagnosis. Through educational demonstrations, she showcases the cultural significance of the erhu in schools, from kindergartens to university lecture halls.
Kahuku events are an opporunity to know your park and your neighbors! . E komo mai! (Come in; welcome!)
February 10. 2024
Hula Kahiko Performances Presents Halau Nawehiokaipoaloha
Volcano Art Center Gallery, Crater Rim Drivem Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
9:30am to 10:30am
Originally from the uplands of Haleakalā on the island of Maui, Kumu Ipolei Lindsey-Asing completed the rigorous training of ʻūniki under her Kumu Hula, Nāpua Silva, and was recognized and accepted as one of three new Kumu Hula in July, 2021.
The performance will take place in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (hula platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park located in the grassy area in front of the Volcano Art Center Gallery. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats and arrive early to receive parking at the Kīlauea Visitor Center. For More Information: 808-967-7565
February 17, 2024
Volcano National Park
He ‘Io Au (I am an ‘io)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI – Entrance located just south of the 70.5 mile marker on the mauka side of Hwy. 11
9:30am to 11:30am
‘Io (Hawaiian hawks) are the only native hawks living in the Hawaiian islands. Join Kate Maley and Ande Buskirk to learn about these magnificent birds of prey, the efforts to learn more about their distribution and habitat use, and the ways you can contribute to a collective cultural and scientific knowledge base. Kate Maley is a research technician with UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit in partnership with the East Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, working to better understand ʻio’s seasonal use of the landscape, particularly in Kaʻū. Ande is the Information and Outreach Specialist for the Hawaii Island Division of Forestry and Wildlife, sharing about ‘io and other native flora and fauna, their habitats, and the challenges they face.
*Coffee Talk at Kahuku is an opportunity to get to know your Park and your neighbors, and join an informal conversation on a wide variety of topics on the third Saturday of every month. Kaʻū coffee will be available for purchase.
February 17, 2024
Painting the Dynamic Landscapes of Kahuku
Kahuku Unit Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park – The entrance to the Kahuku unit is located just south of the 70.5 mile marker on the mauka side of Highway 11
12:00pm to 3:00pm
Hawaiʻi kuauli Hawaiʻi of the verdant countryside
Our own former Park Ranger Diana Miller has been chosen as “Artist in Residence” by the National Parks Arts Foundation. She earned a degree in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1975.
Diana lives on the island of Hawai’i near Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, where she combines her passion for art and environmental stewardship. As a Seasonal Ranger at the Park she dedicated herself to interpreting and educating people about the islands’ unique environment. She continues to express her love for nature through her art and remains an advocate for environmental awareness. Please join her at the Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park as she does a painting demonstration and talks about her experience painting during her residency at the Park.
Kahuku events are an opporunity to know your park and your neighbors! .E komo mai! (Come in; welcome!)
February 10, 2024
Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve
Quarry Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI
The 13th Annual Wiliwili Festival will be held on Saturday, February 10th fromat the Wiliwili are keystone species in the lowland dry forest and this year’s festival will give you the opportunity to see these beautiful trees in their natural environment! The Wiliwili Festival will feature exhibitors presenting activities and educational materials at booths set up along the preserve access road.
At Hale Hana Hou, within the preserve, there will be a native plant giveaway, and opportunities to ask the experts about plant propagation, growing, and care. Food and beverages will be available for purchase as well as Waikōloa Dry Forest merchandise including t-shirts featuring this year’s beautiful artwork. Guided tours of the forest will be offered by our friends at Hawai’i Forest & Trail every hour. HFT’s knowledgeable guides have become ambassadors of our forest and helped collect millions of native seeds through their weekly giveback tour that visits the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve. Hiking, exploration, and self-guided tours are always an option!
Throughout the day we’ll have several free workshops including a presentation two Native Planting workshops presented by the Big island Invasive Species Committee and Forestry and Wildlife. Registration for two workshops is required, all others are open to all. For More Information: https://www.waikoloadryforest.org/wiliwilifestival/
February 3, 2024
Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
Church Row Park @ Church Rd, Waimea, HI
Parker Ranch Center
67-1175 Hawaiʻi Belt Rd, Waimea, HI
The community organizers are planning a full lineup of family friendly Free fun! Spend the day to experience Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts, plus hands-on demonstrations of bonsai, traditional tea ceremony, food preparation by local chefs and craft vendors. Roberts Hawaii will provide a free transportation shuttle between Church Row Park and Parker Ranch Center, though walking is encouraged. The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival is produced by the Hawai’i County Parks and Recreation’s Culture and Education Section. The event is a community-wide effort by a dedicated team of volunteers. For info, 808-961-8706; find updates on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064661262713
February 7, 2024
Jake Shimabukuro & Mac McAnally – Celebrating Songs & Stories on Distant Shores
Mainstage, Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, HI
Kahilu is excited to present JAKE SHIMABUKURO & MAC MCANALLY – Celebrating Songs & Stories on Distant Shores on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 7pm HST. This will be an intimate evening celebrating friendship through stories and songs.
ʻUkulele master Jake Shimabukuro and renowned songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist Mac McAnally are longtime kindred spirits and collaborators. In addition to their own formidable careers, Jake and Mac first performed together with the legendary Jimmy Buffett in the Coral Reefer Band. This special performance will include material and collaboration from both artists in addition to select songs you know by heart to honor their friend and mentor. For More Information and Tickets: https://kahilu.org/events/jake-shimabukuro-mac-mcanally-celebrating-songs-stories-on-distant-shores/
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365 Bonus Info on Island Wide Farmers Markets, Craft Fairs & Monthly Events!
Kona Area Farmers Markets
KONA VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET
Directions: At the intersection of Hualalai Rd. and Aliʻi Dr., in the parking lot next to the Kona Public Library (across from Hale Halawai) in Kailua-Kona
Market days: Wednesday to Sunday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
ALIʻI GARDEN MARKET PLACE
Directions: 75-6129 Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona
Market days: Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
HOʻOULU COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
Directions:Located on the Lawn in front of Outrigger Kona at Keauhou bay – 78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI. 96740
Market days: Every Wednesday and Friday between 09:00 AM and 2:00 PM
KEAUHOU FARMERS MARKET
Directions: Keauhou Shopping Center, fronting Ace Hardware. 78-6831 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-2
Market days: Saturdays between 8:00 AM and 12 PM (noon)
SOUTH KONA FRUIT STAND
Directions: Near the old Higashi Store, between mile marker 103 &104. 84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy, Captain Cook
Market days: Open 9am-5pm Monday and Wednesday through Friday, Closed Tuesdays. Open on Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
THE PURE KONA GREEN MARKET
Formerly known as the South Kona green market.
Directions: Located at the Amy Greenwell Botanical Gardens across from the Manago hotel in Captain Cook
Market day: Sunday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Hilo Area Farmers Markets
UNCLES ʻAWA BAR AND THE KALAPANA NIGHT MARKET
At the end of highway 137 where the 1990 lava flow covered the majority of the Kalapana village and the famous Kaimu Black Sand Beach.
Directions: 12-5038 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778.
Market days: Wednesday between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM (website) for the night market, also known as the “Wednesday Night Hoʻolauleʻa Market”. Note that there is a $20/pp cover charge for entrance. Saturday between 8:00 AM and noon for Uncles Kaimū Farmers Market (website) .
More information: The venue for the farmers market (Uncles ʻAwa Club) is also opened daily from 7:00 AM on. There is a smoothie shack and ‘Uncles Kitchen’ which serves BBQ plates, local style food plates, burgers, appetizers, and fresh fish burgers or plates from 11 am till 7 pm. Uncles ʻAwa Bar is open from 10 am till closing (website).
HAKALAU FARMERS MARKET AND FOOD SHARE
Directions: TEMPORARY Location: Hakalau Veteran’s Park (see the website linked below for the most recent location)
Market Day: Tuesdays afternoon between 3 pm and 5 pm
More information: at the Hakalau farmers market website.
HILO COFFEE MILL “MARKET @ THE MILL” (between Hilo and Volcano). Directions: Hilo Coffee Mill Farm, 17-995 Volcano Rd. (Between Mile Markers 12 and 13)
Market days: Saturday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More information: Market @ the mill website
HILO’S FARMER’S MARKET
Directions: Corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Mamo Street
Market days: Wednesday and Saturday between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The market is also open all other days of the week between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., but there will be less vendors.
More information http://Hilofarmersmarket.com
KEAAU VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET (KEAAU)
The Keaau village farmers market is a small farmers market in the village of Keaʻau, 8 miles (15 minutes) south of Hilo. You can find most of the fruit, vegetables and flowers/plants that most of your bigger markets have.
Directions: on the open parking lot between McDonald’s and the Shell gas station (16-573 Old Volcano Road, Keaau, HI.)Distance from Hilo: 8 miles (15 minutes by car)
Market days: Tuesday to Saturday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM
MAKUʻU FARMERS MARKET (PAHOA)
The Maku‘u Farmers Market is a large market with stalls for up to 200 local merchants and artisans. You can find produce and food at the market, and a wide variety of new and recycled products including crafts, plants, jewelry, clothing, books, and more. They boast several food trucks and stalls that the locals have come to love. Its the place to be to “talk story” and find special gifts and fresh produce.
Directions: on the Makuʻu Farmer’s lot along the Keaʻau/Pahoa Hwy. bypass road between Keaʻau and Pahoa. Distance from Hilo: 15 miles (22 minutes by car)
Market days: Sunday between 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More information: https://www.makuu.org/market
Nanala Sunset Farmers Market
Address: 16-296 Orchid Land Dr, Keaau, HI 96749
Market days: Second and fourth Monday 4-7 pm
More information: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/33972183813390
KINOOLE FARMERS MARKET (HILO)
This is a good stop if you are looking for a local (less touristy) farmers market in Hilo. The Kinoole farmers market prides itself to sell only 100% Hawaiian grown products, the best of which sell out early. The best things sell out early so make this a stop at the start of your day if you are interested in visiting. Directions: next to Kuwate Seed Shop, two streets Ma Kai of Puainako Town Center. 1990 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI
Market days: Saturday between 06:00 am to 11:00 am
PANAʻEWA HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS FARMERS’ MARKET (HILO)
The Keaukaha Panaʻewa Farmers Market is committed to helping the Panaʻewa and island community, local farmers and food providers offer fresh, Hawaiʻi grown and/or produced products. The market aims to support food and environmental sustainability and to foster a sense of community among people from diverse backgrounds.
Try to drop by if you are shopping for groceries at the shopping mall next door for a more local taste of Hawaii.
Directions: This market is located on land leased from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands along Railroad Avenue across of the Home Depot parking lot (363 Railroad Ave, Panaʻewa)
Market days: Saturday between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM
More information: Keaukaha Panaʻewa Farmers website .
HILO TOWN (FRIDAY NIGHT) MARKET
Directions: 69 Waianuenue Avenue (near The Temple and Jackie Rey’s — directly across the street from Mo’s Fish & Chips)
Market days: Friday afternoon/evening from 5pm – 8pm
More information: Hilo Town Market website
VOLCANO AND KAʻU FARMERS MARKETS
Farmers markets near and in Volcano Village. The Kaʻu farmers market is on the road between Kona and Volcano.
VOLCANO FARMERS MARKET
Directions: 19-4030 Wright Road, Cooper Center, Volcano, HI
Market days: Sunday between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM
More information: Volcano Village Farmers Market
KAʻU (NAʻALEHU) FARMERS MARKET
in Naʻalehu between Volcano and Kona)
Directions: The Ma Uka (mountain) side of the highway just before the 77 gas station and Bay Clinic (when coming from Hilo/volcano).
Market days: Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to noon (Wednesday is the main market day with most vendors)
More information: https://www.okaukakou.org/
PARADISE MEADOWS IN KAʻU (FARM STAND)
(not a farmers market but a farm stand with locally produced produce, coffee, honey, macnuts, and chocolate)
Paradise meadows is a 75 acre farm close to the most southern point of the USA. Their farm stand is open 7 days a week from 9 AM – 5:30 PM where you can get free samples of the products in sale and also get enjoy a brief tour of the farm.
Directions: About 7/10ths of a mile down South Point rd from the turnoff at Hwy 11 (between mile markers 69 and 70)
Farm stand days: the stand is open 7 days a week from 9 AM – 5:30 PM
WAIMEA, WAIKALOA AND HAWI FARMERS MARKETS
Waimea Town Market
Waimea Town Market at Parker School is home to over 50 vendors who offer a wide variety of terrific produce, food and other unique items. Please join us, talk story with our vendors, learn about their businesses and crafts, and enjoy breakfast or lunch at our picnic tables with the Mauna Kea view—where North Hawaii comes together.
Directions: Parker School behind the Paniolo Country Inn 65-1224 Lindsey Rd, Waimea, HI 96743
Market days: Open every Saturday at 7:30 to 12:00. Live music every Saturday
More information: https://waimeatownmarket.com/
Overview of the stands at the Sunday Farmers’ Market at Hāmākua Harvest. Image credit: the Farmers market at Hamakua Harvest.
WAIMEA MIDWEEK FARMERS MARKET
Directions: Pukalani Stables. 67-139 Pukalani Road, Kamuela, HI
Market days: Wednesday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More information: https://www.waimeamidweekfarmersmarket.com/
Note that this is a *farm* market, not a *farmers* market. This means that you can buy farm-fresh produce from one provider (the Kekela farm) at the following two locations:
Directions: 64-604 Mana Road, Kamuela, HI 96743
Market days: Tuesday between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM at 64-604 Mana Road
Directions (2): Waimea Town Market at Parker School, Kamuela
Market days (2): Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM
KAMUELA FARMERS MARKET
Directions: Pukalani Stables. 67-139 Pukalani Road, Kamuela, HI
Market days: Saturday from 7:00 AM to noon
More information: https://kamuelafarmersmarket.com/
KINGS’ SHOPS FARMERS MARKET (AT THE WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT)
Directions: 250 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
Market days: every Tuesday from 9 AM to 2:30 PM
More information: The Kings’ Shops weekly Farmers Market is held throughout the center and features local produce, crafts and freshly made pastries and jams. More information at the ‘weekly events’ section of the https://kingsshops.com/
UNDER THE BANYAN’S FARMERS’ MARKET (HAWI FARMERS MARKET)
Directions: 55-514 Hawi Rd, Kapaau, HI, United States, Hawaii
Market days: every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the 1Heart Hub
More information: Hawi famers market facebook page.
Honoka’a Farmers Market
FARMERS’ MARKET AT HĀMĀKUA HARVEST
The Sunday Farmers’ Market at Hāmākua Harvest offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music and a free educational event weekly. Drink a coconut, buy a t-shirt and experience the warm hospitality of Hamakua. SNAP/EBT welcome!
Directions: At the intersection of Mamane St. and Hwy 19 in Historic Honoka’a Town
Market days: Sunday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
More information: https://hamakuaharvest.org/
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