Featured Events

Nov
9
Fri
2018
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade @ Historic Kailua Village
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade @ Historic Kailua Village

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. This year, teh Lantern Parade honors Ganemono,  celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the first group of Japanies immigrants to Hawaii.

Nov
10
Sat
2018
UCC Hawaii Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant @ New Location! Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm
UCC Hawaii Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant @ New Location! Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel  | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Hawaii Island’s talented contestants compete for the coveted Miss Kona Coffee and Miss Aloha Hawaii titles. Tickets $30 plus Festival button.

Nov
11
Sun
2018
KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest @ New Location! HCC Palamanui
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest  @ New Location! HCC Palamanui  | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

A unique recipe contest spotlighting the use of Kona coffee. This competition is open to Professionals, Culinary Students, Amateurs and Keiki, who aspire to compete with their prized original Kona Coffee recipes for the coveted top prizes in two categories, sweet and savory.

Kona Historical Society’s Farm Fest 2018 @ Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 11 @ 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kona Historical Society's Farm Fest 2018 @ Kona Coffee Living History Farm

As a must-see event of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, this year’s theme, “Tales of Kona,” highlights the heritage of the Kona community. Come hear unique Kona stories and experience diverse forms of storytelling in Hawaii. The event will feature local music and entertainment, celebrity chef Sam Choy, kupuna talk story, specialty food vendors, community artists and cultural practitioners, hands-on family activities, pop-up exhibit, historic farmhouse and coffee mill interpretive programs, and more.

  • Admission is free. Food and merchandise available for purchase. Event parking is at the Kealakekua Ranch Center in Captain Cook. A free shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Kona Coffee Living History Farm.