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Waimea 43rd Annual Paniolo Parade
Waimea 43rd Annual Paniolo Parade

Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:00am – 11:00am Starts at Waimea Cherry Blossom Park and ends at Waimea Baseball Field We show off our paniolo, the art of pa’u, hula, oli, olelo. Our royal society, Ahahui...

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Waimea Pumpkin Patch Festival this Weekend!
Waimea Pumpkin Patch Festival this Weekend!

The 1st Annual Waimea Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival will take place this Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10am to 4pm in Waimea! This is a community based event – a collaboration of volunteers grouped with local...

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Moving to the Big Island, Hawaii
Moving to the Big Island, Hawaii

Everyone has dreamed about living on an island – their own personal paradise, and enjoying summer-like temperatures all year round, beautiful beaches with crystal clear emerald-colored water, and amazing...

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Next Time You’re In Waimea!
Next Time You’re In Waimea!

Check out the beautifully crafted cowboy boot came all the way from Wyoming and was brought to our community by Dr. Billy and Pat Bergin, longtime residents of Kamuela. The boot helps celebrate the “Year of...

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Merrie Monarch Festival
Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival, started in 1963 by the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, is continued today by the Merrie Monarch Festival community organization. The purpose of the festival is to perpetuate,...

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Big Island Chocolate Festival
Big Island Chocolate Festival

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is held in May. The festival in past years has included demonstrations, seminars, a student chef competition, gala fundraiser, a professionally judged taste off competition,...

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Hawaiian Vanilla
Hawaiian Vanilla

Located in Paauilo, on the Hamakua Coast here on the Big Island, the Hawaiian Vanilla Company offers a wide variety of fresh vanilla products, ranging from culinary spices, rubs and sauces, to vanilla beans,...

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The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

The annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival takes place in upcountry Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii, in February. This event marks the annual bloom of the historic cherry trees at Kamuela’s...

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Big Island Farmers Markets
Big Island Farmers Markets

This list of Island Farmers Markets begins in Kailua-Kona and circles the island counter-clockwise. KONA Keauhou Farmer’s Market – Keauhou Shopping Center Every Saturday from 8:00AM to noon at Keauhou...

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Whale Watching
Whale Watching

During whale watching season, do yourself a favor and schedule a trip to go out on Casey’s Adventure X Rafting whale watching trip, an adventure you will not soon forget! Casey and his crew have a knack for...

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Honey Farms on the Big Island
Honey Farms on the Big Island

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” ― Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee The big, beautiful Island of Hawaii has so much to offer, from...

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Kona Nightengales
Kona Nightengales

One of Hawai’i islands most adorable creatures are the Kona Nightengales! They played an important role in Kona’s coffee industry in days past. These beloved donkeys bray and sing and hence gained their name,...

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