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The Big Island Weekend Guide: April 28 and 29

Jonathan Brooke

This is an agent who brings a strategic yet personable approach to the home buying and home selling process...

This is an agent who brings a strategic yet personable approach to the home buying and home selling process...

Oct 7 4 minutes read

It's Aloha Friday! 

While most of us are happy relaxing on the Beach and cooling off in the water,  the Big Island also offers a wide array of activities to choose from.

Check out our 8 Best Picked Events Happening this April 28 and 29 @ The Big Island Hawaii:

1.  Big Island Chocolate Festival

When: April 28, 2018

Where: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel 62-100 Kaunaoa Drive Kohala Coast, HI 96738

Ready your sweet tooth, Hawaii has a Big Island Chocolate Festival!

Now in its 7th year, Hawaii celebrates the chocolate festival with this year’s theme “Chocolates all around the World”. The 2-day celebration includes a tour of Cacao plantation, culinary competition, public foodie agriculture-themed seminars and chocolate body painting.

2. Hawaiian Sunset Saturday

When: April 28, 2018

Where: 75-5809 Alii Dr Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive Kailua-Kona

Experience the Hawaiian heritage as we celebrate every last Saturday of the month its rich culture and tradition traced back from its roots while witnessing Kona's spectacular sunset. Dancers of Halau Kaeaikahelelani, under the direction of kumu hula Yuki Kaea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit will suit your eyes as they perform beautiful hula to the tune of Hawaiian Music. 

3.  Kino‘ole Farmers Market

When: April 28, 2018, 7 a.m.–noon

Where:  1900 Kino‘ole St., 1900 Kino‘ole St. Hilo

Shop the freshest local produce and baked goods direct from harvest every Saturday. Choose from variants of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and baked goods featuring the local's best bakers. 

4.  Authentic Hawaiian Music & Hula shows

5.  Vet Assisting Information Sessions

When: April 29, 2018, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Where:  Hawaii Community College–Palamanui , 73-4225 Ane Keohokalole Hwy. Kailua-Kona

Come to one of the three info sessions offered by Windward Community College in collaboration with Hawaii Community College to know more about the proper way of taking care of your beloved pets. The event also provides you all the career and education information you need to know to get registered for the Vet Assisting Program.

6. Jack's Diving Locker Ocean Fair

When:  April 28, 2018, 10 am

Where: 75-5813 Ali' Drive Kona, Hawaii

Explore the marine biological environment at Jack's Diving Locker Ocean Fair! The event offers FREE scuba and snorkel lessons, FREE marine education presentations, FREE kids activities and Marine Education Booths.

7.  Kapono, From Kona to Kohala

When: April 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

Where: 69-1081 Kuualii Pl, Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738

Sing along to the tune of Hawaiian contemporary music as Henry Kapono- performer, vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, composer performs live at Lava Lava Beach Club- Waikoloa. 

8. 2018 Seed Exchange

When: April 29, 2018, 12pm

Where: 5-3490 Mamane St, Honokaa, Hawaii 96727

Join the green movement and visit the Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua on Sunday for the 2018 Seed Exchange. Participants may share and take home seeds from neighbors and practiced seed savors joining the event. 

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