Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Ho’olaule’a
November 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.