2018 Festival Schedule of Events

10 Days of Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Fun!

Nov
9
Fri
2018
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

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.

Nov
10
Sat
2018
100% Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon @ Coconut Grove Marketplace
Nov 10 @ 5:30 am – 11:00 am
100% Pure Kona Coffee Half Marathon @ Coconut Grove Marketplace

Run the scenic coastline of Kailua-Kona from Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive south to the (in)famous “Pit” and the “End of the World.” Registration fees are $50 through October 28 and $60 through November 9.

Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll @ Historic Holualoa Village
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll @ Historic Holualoa Village  | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through the art district of quaint Holualoa Village and visit galleries exhibiting an extensive collection of local artists. Enjoy free tastings from 35+ Kona coffee farms who join the festivities and enjoy the gourmet street food adn local art at all the open galleries and booths.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

UCC Kona Coffee Picking & Farm Experience @ UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
UCC Kona Coffee Picking & Farm Experience  @ UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate

Picking•Roasting•Tasting•Savoring
2 Tours available: 10 a.m. – Noon & 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Tour this majestic coffee farm, try your hand at picking ripe coffee cherry and witness how the harvest transforms to coffee in your cup. As a special bonus, take home a 2 oz. bag of fresh roasted 100% Kona Coffee.

No reservations required.

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 spot lighting 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 Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Kona Historical Society’s Farm Fest @ Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 11 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kona Historical Society's Farm Fest @ Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Family-friendly activities that share Kona’s rich farming history with both visitors and residents.

Nov
12
Mon
2018
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Nov
13
Tue
2018
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Sugai Kona Coffee Talent Night @ Aloha Theater
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sugai Kona Coffee Talent Night @ Aloha Theater  | Kealakekua | Hawaii | United States

Kona’s talented folks take the stage with spirited multi-cultural musical and dance performances throughout the evening.

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Kona Coffee Cultural Demonstrations & Workshops @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Demonstrations & Workshops  @ Makaeo County Pavilion | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Sponsored by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union

Local artisans from Hawaii’s multi-ethnic groups will share their know-how with hands-on crafts including Hawaiian quilting, lauhala weaving, Kanji Japanese calligraphy, lei making and more.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho’olaule’a @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho'olaule'a @ Makaeo County Pavilion | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

A multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Kona coffee. Hands-on cultural demonstrations, popular Ethnic Food Market, the Festival of Arts & Crafts and all-day live entertainment, one of Hawaii’s most popular entertainers. Enjoy the beautiful lei contest, participate in traditional Hawaiian poi making, ikebana, traditional Japanese calligraphy and visit the heritage display. All day fun for the entire ohana (family).

Kona Coffee Farmers Marketplace @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
Kona Coffee Farmers Marketplace @ Makaeo County Pavilion

Sponsored by Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union

Kona’s farmers will have their coffee brewed and available to taste and purchase.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Kona Coffee 101 Seminar @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kona Coffee 101 Seminar @ Makaeo County Pavilion  | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Coffee expert discussion with a focus on Kona’s coffee industry.

Aloha Makahiki Concert @ Makaeo County Pavilion (Old Airport)
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aloha Makahiki Concert  @ Makaeo County Pavilion (Old Airport) | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Makahiki blessing in an ancient hula style by Kumu Hula Mika Keale-Goto with Halau Keale from Kona and Japan. Award-winning Hawaiian traditional slack key music and hula.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm  | Captain Cook | Hawaii | United States

Stroll through this historic farm on a self-guided tour that reveals the story of Kona’s coffee pioneers during the early 20th century. Walk among the coffee trees, meet a “Kona Nightingale,” and watch how farmers used the kuriba and hoshidana to mill and dry their world-famous coffee. Special $10 rate with Festival button, available for purchase on-site.

Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Fundraising Bowling Party @ KBXtreme
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Fundraising Bowling Party @ KBXtreme

A great evening for family fun, team building or a friends night out. Three hours of unlimited cosmic bowling, no bowling experience necessary and lots of prize giveaways. For lane reservations or team registration visit KBXtreme Front Desk or download entry form at www.konacoffeefest and email info@kbxtreme.com.