The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade lights up Alii Drive with a glowing procession of light, music and color, culminating with a traditional Bon Dance. At 4pm Festival goers are invited to decorate Lanterns in memory of loved ones and march in the parade. Bon Dance to follow at Hale Halawai.
A Stroll through historic Holualoa Village whilst tasting 37 carefully prepared brews of 100% Kona coffee served by the farmers themselves. Local gourmet food truck vendors will all be there as well. All of the fabulous Art studios will be open to wander through and enjoy. Cast your vote for your favorite brew at the “People’s Choice Award” voting booth.
An official preliminary pageant for the Miss Hawaii and Miss America Scholarship Competition. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 25. Candidates will compete in interview, onstage question, evening gown, talent, and social impact statement. The winner goes on to represent Kona at Miss Hawaii in June.