March 2024 Hawaii Island Events Calendar

Most people know March as the month of the annual Kona Brewer’s Festival and the party that THAT is! Personally, I don’t drink beer, but the food and scene is so fun..but what I DO do is compete in the Run for Hops as its a flat run and at the end of the race they serve beer..and THAT is when I drink tastes amazing after a race! Speaking of races, I am putting on the 2nd Run for the Reef fundraising event on March 17th to benefit Kahalu’u Bay and fill the dispenser with mineral sunscreen, so visitors can have the “good stuff” and help our coral reefs from toxic sunscreen. The donation link is below if you’d like to help our cause!

March 2, 2024

Henry Kapono Artist 2 Artist Concert with Keola Beamer, Moana Beamer and Anthony Pfluke

The Kona Salt Farm

73-907 Makako Bay Drive, Kailua-Kona


Multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono is back on the Kona Salt Farm with his 7th season of his hit Artist 2 Artist concert series. Season 7 is presented by the Henry Kapono Foundation in support of the We Are Friends Maui program, and shines the spotlight on Lahaina resident and legendary performer Keola Beamer, his wife Moana, with talented Maui artist Anthony Pfluke. Both who have a personal connection to Maui and its recovery efforts. About the Artist 2 Artist Concerts: Multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono is back on the Kona Salt Farm with his with his 7th season of his hit Artist 2 Artist Concerts. Season 7 is presented by the Henry Kapono Foundation in support of the We Are Friends Maui program and shines the spotlight on husband and wife Kala’e Parish & Kalenaku with Maui’s own Pat Simmons Jr. Join Henry and his guests as they discuss their connection and recovery efforts for the Maui community. This is part of a 4-concert series at the Kona Salt Farm. We are a working salt farm and these will be the only 4 concerts we will host in 2024. For Tickets:

March 8. 2024

Lopaka Rootz

Blue Dragon Tavern

61-3616 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, HI

5:30pm doors open and show begins 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Known for his KWXX #1 Hit songs “Living My Best Life” and “Blue Clear Sky”, “Lemon Pie”, “Ganjaprenuer”, “The Three L’s”, the “Irie Hawaii Radio Ad Jingle”, “Eddie”, “The Ocean”, and “Takin It Easy”. He was just recently featured on KHON’s living 808 as one of local reggae’s upcoming stars and has opened for such headlining acts as Leilani Wolfgramm, Soul Medic, Black Uhuru, Through The Roots, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Mike Love at the sold out Kahilu Theatre.His music is a unique style of positive original upbeat reggae with a message of gratitude and positivity.Tickets are $12 in advance…$15 at the door (children 12 and under are free). Purchase tickets at

March 9, 2024

Kona Brewers Festival

King Kamehameha Courtyard Marriot

 75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI

4:00pm to 7:00pm

The Kona Brewers Festival raises funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations through the celebration of handcrafted brews and local cuisine. General admission tickets include a commemorative glass mug, brew-tasting coupons, food samplings, an afternoon of live music, and a Trash Fashion Show. For more info:

March 9, 2024

2024 Kona Brewers Festival Run for Hops

Departing from BMW Hawaii (74-5533 Loloku St, Kailua-Kona


Registration for the 15th Annual Run for Hops 5k/10k Fun Run is open. Proceeds from the race will be dedicated to our 2023 Beneficiaries:

  • American Chefs Association Youth Scholarships
  • Ahuena Heiau
  • Explorations Foundation
  • Family Support Hawaii
  • Hawaii Wildlife Fund
  • Honaunau  Elementary School Garden
  • Humanity Hale
  • Innovations School
  • Kai Opua Canoe Club
  • Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center
  • Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino
  • Na Wai Iwi Ola Foundation
  • South Kona Education for the Arts

Entry fee is $40 and includes a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, award ceremony and beer tasting.

For additional info and announcements, please visit our Facebook page.

Registration limited to 500 runners and is online only:

Click here to register. See large version of Course Map

March 15, 2024

The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50 Years In A Heartbeat

600 Imiloa Pl, Hilo, HI

Two showings: 5:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.

Don’t miss this special Planetarium program created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side Of The Moon” and the first Planetarium experience sanctioned and approved by this groundbreaking and timeless band. Admission: $12, members/$18, general public

Purchase Tickets Online:

5:30 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Phone: 808-932-8901. In Person: Visit our front desk during our operating hours.

March 17, 2024

365 Hawaii Island Community Fund presents “Run for the Reef”

Kahalu’u Bay Pavillion

Ali‘i Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI

Start time: 7:30am

Join us for the second annual benefit fun run to save Kahalu’u Bay! It’s an out and back 5k with proceeds raised to help fill the dispenser with mineral free sunscreen for visitors to use replacing toxic sunscreen that kills the coral in Kahalu’u Bay. For more info:

March 17, 2024

Big Island International Marathon

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 

This run goes along the old coast of the Big Island. The marathon is 2 out and backs starting at the Hilo Hawaiian and finishing back at the same hotel. Packet pickup and the Expo are the day before the race at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. For more info:

March 31, 2024

Merri Monarch Hoʻolauleʻa (celebration)

The Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium

350 Kalanikoa St, Hilo, HI


This is the beginning Free admission to watch performances by our local hālau. For more information:

March 29. 2024

2024 Henry Kapono Artist 2 Artist Concert with Kimie Miner

Kona Salt Farm

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono is back on the Kona Salt Farm with his with his 7th season of his hit Artist 2 Artist Concerts. Season 7 is presented by the Henry Kapono Foundation in support of the We Are Friends Maui program and shines the spotlight on multi award-winning artist, producer and philanthropist Kimié Miner who has dedicated many hours working and fundraising for the Lahaina, Maui community, along with stories and music from Nā HōkūHanohano nominee, Lahaina resident and business owner, Arlie-Avery Asiu. About the Artist 2 Artist Concerts: Multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono is back on the Kona Salt Farm with his with his 7th season of his hit Artist 2 Artist Concerts. Season 7 is presented by the Henry Kapono Foundation in support of the We Are Friends Maui program. Join Henry and his guests as they discuss their connection and recovery efforts for the Maui community. For Tickets:

March 30. 2024

Taste of Puainako

Puainako Center

2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo, HI


Mark your calendar for our Taste of Puainako! Featuring great eats by local food trucks, live music and a musubi contest! For more info:

Hawaii Island has some great events coming up!

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

Kona Area 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

Hilo Area Farmers Markets


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 daysWednesday 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


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:

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


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:


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 .


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


(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:


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:

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 information


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:


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

Market days: Saturday from 7:00 AM to noon

More information:


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


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


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:

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