2017 Festival Schedule of Events

10 Days of Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Fun! – more events coming soon

Nov
3
Fri
2017
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit @ Donkey Mill Art Center
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit  @ Donkey Mill Art Center | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Adult and youth art work celebrates Kona coffee culture are on display at this restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – Nov 7 @ 3:00 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade @ Historic Kailua Village
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade @ Historic Kailua Village

Presented by Alaska Airlines

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Lantern Parade winds its way through Historic Kailua Village with its glowing procession of light, music and color that culminates with an evening of song and dance at Hale Halawai.

Sugai Kona Coffee Talent Night @ Aloha Theater
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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
4
Sat
2017
Holualoa Village Coffee & Art Stroll @ Historic Holualoa Village
Nov 4 @ 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. Over 30 Kona coffee farms join the festivities offering tastings and product for purchase.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit @ Donkey Mill Art Center
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit  @ Donkey Mill Art Center | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Adult and youth art work celebrates Kona coffee culture are on display at this restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 8 @ 3:00 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 4 @ 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant @ Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa – Kaleiopapa Convention Center
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm
UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd. Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Pageant  @ Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa – Kaleiopapa Convention Center | 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
5
Sun
2017
KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest & Big Island Showcase @ Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa – Kaleiopapa Convention Center
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest & Big Island Showcase @ Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa – Kaleiopapa Convention Center | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Big Island Showcase opens first at 10 a.m. and features Hawaii Island products, gifts, and an opportunity to buy farmer-direct Kona coffee. Amateurs, culinary students and professional chefs present their favorite sweet and savory recipes featuring 100% Kona Coffee. Keiki (children) showcase sweet or savory snacks. Recipe contest doors open at 11 a.m. with cooking demonstrations, judging & award presentations. Public tasting to follow.

Nov
6
Mon
2017
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show  @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display express exceptional interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage. Cast your vote for Viewers Choice awards.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – Nov 10 @ 3:00 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

Nov
7
Tue
2017
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit @ Donkey Mill Art Center
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit  @ Donkey Mill Art Center | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Adult and youth art work celebrates Kona coffee culture are on display at this restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show  @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display express exceptional interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage. Cast your vote for Viewers Choice awards.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 11 @ 3:00 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition–Preliminaries @ Daylight Mind Coffee Co.
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition–Preliminaries  @ Daylight Mind Coffee Co. | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Sponsored by UCC Ueshima Coffee Co. and Kamehameha Schools
Produced by Daylight Mind Coffee Company

New Location! What’s a cupping you ask? Cupping is a formal judging where the taste and aroma of brewed coffee are evaluated by industry professionals. An international panel of professional cupping judges use strict standards and coffee preparations to conduct side-by-side blind tastings. Judges sniff, slurp and taste their way through 50+ entries looking to crown the Kona coffee farms that best represent perfect Kona characteristic.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit @ Donkey Mill Art Center
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit  @ Donkey Mill Art Center | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Adult and youth art work celebrates Kona coffee culture are on display at this restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show  @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display express exceptional interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage. Cast your vote for Viewers Choice awards.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – Nov 12 @ 3:00 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition–Finals @ Daylight Mind Coffee Co.
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping Competition–Finals @ Daylight Mind Coffee Co. | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Sponsored by UCC Ueshima Coffee Co. and Kamehameha Schools
Produced by Daylight Mind Coffee Company

The prestigious two-day Kona Coffee Cupping Competition continues and will evaluate single estate farms and large farm coffee entries in a blind tasting – including an exacting sniff, slurp and taste test – for each entry. During Thursday’s finals, the action heats up as judges cup their way to the winning cup.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit @ Donkey Mill Art Center
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit  @ Donkey Mill Art Center | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Adult and youth art work celebrates Kona coffee culture are on display at this restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show  @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display express exceptional interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage. Cast your vote for Viewers Choice awards.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 13 @ 3:00 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

Intercultural Concert with Enka Singer Kyotaro @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Intercultural Concert with Enka Singer Kyotaro  @ Makaeo County Pavilion

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival welcomes a showcase of Enka-style folk songs by Japanese recording artist Uwasa no Kyotaro. Tasty regional favorite – Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake will be prepared and served during the concert.

Kona Coffee Latte Art Throwdown @ Daylight Mind Bakery and Cafe
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kona Coffee Latte Art Throwdown  @ Daylight Mind Bakery and Cafe | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

This fun, fast-paced event showcases local barista’s as they work magic in their cup of 100% Kona Coffee.

Nov
10
Fri
2017
Kona Coffee Farmers Marketplace @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – Nov 11 @ 2:30 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 Cultural Festival Art Exhibit @ Donkey Mill Art Center
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit  @ Donkey Mill Art Center | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Adult and youth art work celebrates Kona coffee culture are on display at this restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show  @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display express exceptional interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage. Cast your vote for Viewers Choice awards.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 14 @ 3:00 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

Nov
11
Sat
2017
Kona Coffee Farmers Marketplace @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – Nov 12 @ 2:30 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 Cultural Festival Ho’olaule’a @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho'olaule'a @ Makaeo County Pavilion | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Ethnic Food Booths
Festival of Arts & Crafts
Entertainment
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lei Contest
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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 Cultural Festival Art Exhibit @ Donkey Mill Art Center
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Art Exhibit  @ Donkey Mill Art Center | Hōlualoa | Hawaii | United States

Adult and youth art work celebrates Kona coffee culture are on display at this restored coffee mill, now a vibrant regional art center providing art education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities.

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Quilt Show  @ Quilt Passions Quilt and Needlework Shop | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

Coffee-themed works of art from local quilters on display express exceptional interpretations of Kona’s coffee heritage. Cast your vote for Viewers Choice awards.

Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour @ Kona Historical Society – Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – Nov 15 @ 3:00 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.

“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm
“The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road.” @ The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum

Sharing the rich history of coffee in Kona through the eyes of families and farmers who built the lucrative industry, Kona Historical Society be presenting this award-winning exhibit during the Festival in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum.

Nov
12
Sun
2017
Kona Coffee 101 Seminar @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kona Coffee 101 Seminar @ Makaeo County Pavilion  | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

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

Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Fundraising Bowling Party @ KBXtreme
Nov 12 @ 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.