Happy New Year and thank you for looking to 365 Hawaii Living to help you find entertainment options for your visit or for the Kama’aina!  

Martin Luther King events are top of mind in January! 
Explore a National Park for free and we include all the Farmers Markets and Craft Fairs on the whole island! 
Enjoy Hawaii in 2024 and let us know if you would like to see events we not listed here, so we can include them! 

Mahalo and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! 

Kailua Kona

January 6, 2024

Weldon Kekauoha Music

Live Music at the View-Kona Country Club-78-7000 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI


An awesome place to see the sunset! Great drinks, delicious food, and some Hawaiian music to sooth your soul!

January 6, 2024

CHICKSHOP Improv Workshop

Aloha Theatre

79-7384 Hawai‘i Belt Road, Kailua-Kona, HI

4;00pm to 6:00pm 

Sometimes, women need a place all their own to play and explore their own magic.  During this woman only event instructor Keli Semelsberger, a luminary in the improv comedy realm, will lead participants through a series of easy, fun and inspiring exercises that will have everyone laughing and bonding on a deeply hilarious level.

This is a one-off workshop with the possibility of more depending on interest. So come recapture your playful spirit and your innate sense of joy and wonder with other women.

The workshop is for those 18 and older and costs $25 to attend. For More Info:  https://thealohatheatre.ludus.com/index.php?sections=events&widget=1

January 14, 2024

The 43rd Annual Community Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

 Maka`eo Pavilion, at Old Airport

Free lunch will be served for the celebrants at 12:00 PM. The program will start at 1:15PM

There will be music, songs, and dance, and artwork from local school children. This is a free annual celebration that is open to the public to mark the anniversary of Dr. King’s birthday and to honor his life, work, and legacy. As the struggle for human and civil rights continue to challenge our nation and the world, this event provides our community the hope, and encouragement that we need during these challenging times. For more info: 808-756-4111 jasmink01@aol.com

January 18, 2024

The Pineapples Comedy Show featuring Bryan Rupp

My Bar-74-5606 Luhia St.Kailua-Kona, HI

8PM Open Mic Before the Show. 5 minute time slots.

Join us for another wild and crazy time at My Bar! Every first and third Thursday of the month, we bring Kailua-Kona a healthy dose of wacky comedy sure to make you laugh until you cry! FEATURING: – Bryan Rupp – Yasir Bey – Mike Vaz – Dakota Rivera And Hosted by Kona’s favorite chocolatier, Keith Eikre.  Open mic performers get FREE ENTRY. $10 at the door or Prepay before show date for only $8 on Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/pineapplescomedy

January 27, 2023

Crafty Beach Day

4th Saturday of Each Month

12:30pm until Sunset

January 28, 2024
Honoring Ellison Onizuka
Hawai’i Keiki Museum
74-5533 Luhia St, Ka’u Building, Kailua-Kona
10:00am to 2:00pm
Join Hawai’i Keiki Museum and Maunakea Observatories for a day to honor local hero Ellison Onizuka. Booths from UH Institute of Astronomy, Thirty Meter Telescope, Subaru Observatory, Hawai’i Community College, Palamanui, MK Visitor Information Station, Project Panoptes and more to learn about space exploration.
Ellison Shoji Onizuka was the first Asian American and the first person of Japanese origin to reach space. He perished on January 28, 1986 in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, on which he was serving as Mission Specialist for mission STS-51-L. Onizuka was born and raised in Kealakekua, Hawai’i and attended Konawaena High School until his graduation in 1964. Come celebrate our local hero.
Regular museum admission applies. For More Information: https://hawaii-keiki-museum.square.site/

January 4, 2024

Weldon Kekauoha Music

Hula Hula’s -79 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI

5pm to 8pm

Come and enjoy great music, food and libations. Looking forward to sharing music at HULA HULAS in the Grand Naniloa Hotel! Free Event!  More info:   https://fb.me/e/85zNRhRvT

January 9, 2024

Spanish Brass

UH Hilo Performing Arts Center 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI


Surprise someone this holiday season with SPANISH BRASS concert tickets!
Purchase at UH Box office  (address above)  808-974-7310, Open Tuesday- Friday 9am-1pm


January 11, 2024


93 Banyan Dr Hilo HI 96720
GROUNDATION’s first two albums, Young Tree and Each One Teach One, established their unique roots sound, while also commencing collaborations with foundational reggae artists. Each One Teach One features the vocalist Marcia Higgs and the Nyabinghi drumming master Ras Michael.
In 1999, while in Jamaica, Harrison met the legendary engineer Jim Fox, who did extensive production and recording for RAS Records, including their most iconic releases. This was the beginning of a longstanding relationship between GROUNDATION and Lion and Fox recording studios. Subsequently Fox re-mastered Young Tree and Each One Teach One and he recorded and mixed Hebron Gate (2002), the album that launched GROUNDATION into international acclaim. Fox has continued working with GROUNDATION on their subsequent releases helping to shape their sound on We Free Again (2004), Upon The Bridge (2006), Here I Am (2009), Building An Ark (2012) and A Miracle (2014). Together they built a catalog of genre-bending, deep, progressive roots reggae music.   This is an all age show!
For More Info: https://fb.me/e/6Q2k2BXOG
January 24-28, 2024
The Wall That Heals – Hawai’i County
The Palace Theater
38 Haili St., Hilo HI
The Wall That Heals — a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. — is coming to Hilo. It arrives on Jan. 22nd and will be escorted to the site by first responders and motorcycle groups.
It will be assembled on Jan. 23 and on display — 24-hours a day — after opening ceremonies on Jan. 24 until Jan. 28.

The Wall That Heals spreads the healing legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and a traveling educational exhibit explains the history and impact of the Vietnam War. For More Info: 


January 5, 2024

Aloha Friday – Lei Making with Kaipo Ah Chong

Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park-19-4074 Old Volcano Rd Volcano, HI

11 am – 1 pm

Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. 

Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions. These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i State GIA Wai Wai Program. For more info: https://volcanoartcenter.org/


January 9, 2024

After Dark in the Park program, “Kīlauea Volcano’s Crater-Filling Summit Eruptions” with USGS HVO geologist Matt Patrick

Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 


Your park is thrilled to host several special Volcano Awareness Month events in partnership with our colleagues at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Following the dramatic collapses in 2018, the summit of Kīlauea has been in a multi-year phase of crater filling. Five separate eruptions—ranging in duration from about a week to over a year—have filled Halema‘uma‘u crater with lava flows and lava lakes. These eruptions have been accompanied by ever-changing geophysical signals recorded by the dense monitoring network. Matt will summarize the recent activity at Kīlauea summit and highlight its patterns of behavior and HVO’s monitoring techniques. 

USGS HVO has many more Volcano Awareness Month events planned throughout January, in and out of the park. For the full schedule, visit https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/news/announcing-island-hawaii-volcano-awareness-month-programs-january-2024

USGS Photo showing  several active vents erupting lava in Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at the summit of Kīlauea volcano, on June 7, 2023

January 16, 2024


 Volcanoes National Park

The park will be free to enter on in observance of  the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. For more info: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/fees.htm

January 11, 2024

The Volcano Art Center Presents, ” A VAC Archival Movie Night!

VAC Niaulani Campus-19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. Volcano, HI


Volcano Art Center’s Heritage and Archive Program presents the first of the Archive Film Series. This project shares a glimpse of VAC’s unique 50 year history. Digitized and restored footage is now available for public viewing highlighting the people and events that have shaped the arts and community at the summit of Kīlauea. VAC invites members of the community to provide historical reference and personal enrichment to this archived material. This program is proudly supported by funding through Hawai’i’s State Grant In Aid Program and will run monthly.  This presentation is free, although donations are greatly appreciated. For more info: https://volcanoartcenter.org/


January 19-21, 2024

ManaFest 2024

Kalani Retreat Center- 13-6402 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd, Pahoa, HI

Located at the tropical Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center
where the jungle meets the ocean
– Everyone is welcome-
Re-wild your divine essence through dance & community
Transcend your limits as we elevate feminine voices!
Featuring Ayla Nereo, Hope Medford, Sierra Marin, Alexa Sunshine Rose, HoneyWild, Heather Christie, Hawane Rios, Madelion, Maka Gallinger, Zahira, Omagika Om, Merav, Imani, Moondrop, Pohai, Catnip, Omra, Maple Flo, Band of Angels, Drama, Shilo, and so many more!!
An Amazing lineup of incredible Workshops, Live Painting, Tea Palace, Elixir Bar, Red Tent, Kids Clubhouse, Honoring the divine feminine, Aloha & LOVE!
Camping is available & Cozy cottages for rent on site
Kids are Free! For more info: https://www.manafestival.love

January 25, 2024

Bless Fest

Sundari Farm & Gardens-92HJ+2C, Kalapana, HI 96778

Duration-3 Days

Come savor the magic of World Music, Sacred Chant, Yoga, Ecstatic Dance, Healing Arts, Environmental Workshops, and Community on the majestic Big Island of Hawaii on January 25th-28th, 2024. BlessFest Hawaii features an array of uplifting and heart-opening offerings from inspired and epic musicians, teachers, environmentalists and ceremonial elders from across the US.

This year we have magical offferings from amazing artists and teachers including: MaMuse, Paul Izak. Jaya Lakshmi, Dave Stringer, Amber Lily, Kumu Paul, Gina Sala, Chris Berry, Gayan, John de Kadt, Amma Sophia Rose, Carla Johnson Phd., Renata Langner, Christine Marie, Ahlay Blakely, DJ Tribal DreamZ and many more
Hosted on 10 acres of tropical beauty and panoramic ocean views, this gathering has the intimacy and healing qualities of a retreat while also possessing the excitement and grandeur of a festival. With only 300 tickets available you can truly slow down, tune in, dance, learn, play and immerse yourself in renewal of an ecstatic community.
Come as you are, come with all your humanness and dive into the experience.  For more info: https://www.blessfest.org/sundari


January 4-28, 2024

Waimea Arts Council welcomes 2024 with the Zodiac Art Show

The  Firehouse Art Gallery-67-1201 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme of this event explore the symbols of the oriental zodiac including the five elements of metal, water, wood, fire, and earth, and twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.  

The Waimea Arts Council is the oldest arts organization in north Hawai’i and occupies the original firehouse building in the Waimea Historic Corner Park, at the intersection of Lindsey Road and Mamalahoa Highway. As the Waimea Arts Council celebrates its 50th year, the Firehouse Gallery will present a new exhibition every month with work created by local artists and artisans exploring cultural themes and depicting natural beauty unique to the area. Visitors can experience a wide selection of original paintings, prints, greeting cards, and handmade jewelry to treasure. For more info: https://www.waimeaartscouncil.org/programs/

January 14, 2024


Kahilu Theater-67-1186 Lindsey Road Kamuela, HI

Welcome to OperAloha, a true celebration of the power and beauty of opera, where talent from diverse backgrounds harmonizes to create an unforgettable experience! This January, OperAloha brings you an extraordinary lineup including tenor Moisés Salazár, mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz, bass-baritone Samson Setu, soprano Maria Valdes, and pianist/producer Ronny Michael Greenberg. This exceptional ensemble will delight you with their voices and performances, transcending language barriers and celebrating a wide range of genres and cultural diversity. They will take you on a journey through their artistic lives, sharing their earliest musical experiences, what drew them into the world of opera and where they are on their journeys today. Join us for this one of a kind multi-cultural and multi-genre showcase of world renowned opera artists at Kahilu where the universal language of music takes center stage! This performance is part of our Kahilu Overture program in which children 8-18 will receive free admittance when accompanied by a ticket-holding parent. Please use promo code OVERTURE at the checkout (a maximum of three children per adult. Promo code offer is valid until Saturday, January 14, 2024, 5pm HST. Please contact the box office if you have any questions). 

For more info:808-885-6868 patty@kahilu.org


January 6, 2024

Sip ‘n’ Ride with Trivia

44-2595 Kalopa Road, Honoka’a, HI

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Want to spend time with others who love wine and horses? Want to learn some horse trivia? Hosted by Woman of Horses and Tina Derby complete with horses and an ocean view is for you.  Those who participate will get a lesson and have time to talk to others with common interests.

Must be 21 or older. Bring your own wine. Space is limited. For More Info: Woman of Horses at 929-525-8306.


Hawaii Island has some great events coming up!

If you know of others that you would like to share or upcoming events for the Fall, email me at Julie@Ziemelis.com. Please share this calendar to support our awesome business owners and events planners!

The event calendar for Big Island Hawaii is sponsored by the 365Hawaii Group of REAL Broker. 

Team members are Julie and Eric Ziemelis, Realtors and founders of 365Hawaii YouTube channel, the 365Kona Newbies Group, Hilo Newbies Group and Kohala Newbies Group. Our focus is making Big Island a better place to live by creating community and opportunities for Aloha.

Thinking of buying real estate or just learning more about purchasing a home? Join our 365Ohana! or email Julie at Julie@Ziemelis.com


365 Bonus Info on Island Wide Farmers Markets, Craft Fairs & Monthly Events!

Kona Farmers Markets


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


Directions: 75-6129 Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona

Market days: Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


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


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)


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.


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




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).


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


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


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


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


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

More information:https://kinoolefarmersmarket.wordpress.com/


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 informationKeaukaha Panaʻewa Farmers website .


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


Farmers markets near and in Volcano Village. The Kaʻu farmers market is on the road between Kona and Volcano.


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


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/


(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

More information: https://www.paradisemeadows.com/



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/


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/

Overview of the stands at the Sunday Farmers’ Market at Hāmākua Harvest. Image credit: the Farmers market at Hamakua Harvest.


Directions: Pukalani Stables. 67-139 Pukalani Road, Kamuela, HI

Market days: Wednesday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM

More informationhttps://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

More information: https://www.kekelafarms.com/



Directions: Pukalani Stables. 67-139 Pukalani Road, Kamuela, HI

Market days: Saturday from 7:00 AM to noon

More information: https://kamuelafarmersmarket.com/



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/



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.