About The Festival

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Since its inception in 1970 the Festival has sought to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s nearly 200-year coffee heritage. The Festival features 10 days of festivities honoring pioneers, farmers, artisans & coffee!

The annual Kona coffee harvest that has sustained Kona’s agricultural community for nearly 200 years is celebrated every November. The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii, honors Kona’s cultural heritage and recognizes the accomplishments of Kona coffee pioneers, farmers and artisans.

Recognized as the oldest and one of the most successful food festivals in Hawaii, the 2014 Festival kicks off November 7-16 with 10 days of events that promote Hawaii’s unique culture and diversity and supports the Festival’s mission to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s unique coffee heritage.

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is supported as a Signature Festival by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and is made possible through the support of UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd., Kamehameha Schools, Alaska Airlines, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union, KTA Super Stores, Kawakami Family of Captain Cook Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation and numerous other corporate and community donors.

Everyone is invited to come together and visit Kona during the coffee harvest season and celebrate the culture behind the cup.

With nearly 40 Festival events scheduled, there is something for everyone at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. For 46 years, this Festival has created a cultural experience in Hawaii that showcases Kona’s nearly 200-year coffee heritage, culinary delights and the working Kona coffee farmers who work to preserve, perpetuate and promote Kona’s famous harvest.