2019 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Schedule of Events

10 Days of Festival Fun!

 

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Lantern Parade and Bon Dance @ Historic Kailua Village
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lantern Parade and Bon Dance  @ 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. 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.

Nov
2
Sat
2019
The Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll @ Mamalahoa Highway through Holualoa town
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll @ Mamalahoa Highway through Holualoa town

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.

UCC Hawaii Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition @ New Location! Aloha Theater
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
UCC Hawaii Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition  @ New Location! Aloha Theater  | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

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.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest @ Hawaii Community College Palamanui
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
KTA Super Stores Kona Coffee Recipe Contest  @ Hawaii Community College 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.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho’olaule’a @ Makaeo County Pavilion
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho'olaule'a @ Makaeo County Pavilion | Kailua-Kona | Hawaii | United States

A day-long celebration of Kona Coffee and its cultural heritage:

Cultural Demonstrations – Hands-on crafts including flower and ti leaf lei making, lauhala weaving, pan roasting coffee, poi pounding, ohe kapala (bamboo stamping), and more. The Kona Hongwanji Saga Soryu group will display a number of ikebana arrangements.

Entertainment – Entertainment throughout the day with multi-cultural performances honoring Kona’s multi-heritage coffee history. Hawaiian, Samoan, Japanese, Filipino, and Korean groups will be on stage.

Food Booths and Trucks – Variety of ethnic foods

Kona Coffee – Kona farmers will be on hand with freshly brewed coffee available for taste and purchase.

Arts and Crafts – Shop for unique made-in Hawaii products and gifts that showcase local Hawaii artists.

Historical and Educational Displays – A replica of a coffee hoshidana, a traditional method of drying Kona coffee, along with a history of Kona coffee will be showcased. Educational displays and information on the Kona coffee industry will be presented by the University of Hawaii.

 

 

 

Nov
10
Sun
2019
Farm Fest 2019: Celebrating 20 Years of Living History @ Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Farm Fest 2019: Celebrating 20 Years of Living History @ Kona Coffee Living History Farm

This year, Kona Historical Society celebrates two decades of museum programs that bring Kona’s history to life. Event features entertainment, food, cultural presentations, special exhibits and hands-on activities. Park and catch the free shuttle at Kealakekua Ranch Center.