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The Big Island Weekend Guide: July 14 and 15

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 5 minutes read

Hi there!

Weekends are always fun and to help you with yours, I have compiled a list of interesting events to spice up your weekend!

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Grand Opening Celebration

When: July 14

Where: The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort 62-100 Kauna'oa Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Please join us as we celebrate the debut of the new The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. After a $46M transformation, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort becomes the freshest hotel on the Kohala Coast combining Westin’s signature wellness programs with Hapuna’s genuine aloha spirit.

Meet The Candidates in North Kohala

When: July 14

Where: Hawi, Hawaii

Pupus, Beverages & Talk Story. Come meet candidates for County Council District 9 - Maya Parish & State Senate District 4 - Heather Kimball. Take this time to tell them about the issues that matter to you most.
Please call or text Val at (814) 360-3493 to RSVP to receive event location address.

Summer Fun at Lanihau Center!

When: July 14

Where: Lanihau Center 75-5595 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Join us for a summertime family fun day, Saturday, July 14th from 11-2pm at the Lanihau Center! Bounce House, Face Painting,  Garden Crafts,  Climb on board and old-timey firetruck.  FREE FUN! Please Kokua and donate school supplies to Island Keiki that need.

Workshop Series: Lauhala Weaving with Nanette Bell - Part III

When: July 

Where: Donkey Mill Art Center 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Hawaii 96725

Students can choose to participate in one (or more) of the four sessions in the series, or register for the entire series as a package deal. July 14, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm: Placemat (Beginner/Intermediate - 4-6 hours) $50 Member/$65 Non-Member Tuition plus $10 kit

Bon Dance

When: July 14

Where: Daifukuji Soto Zen Buddhist Temple
79-7241 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96740

The public is invited to Daifukuji's Bon Dance, a celebration of life, community, and appreciation for our ancestors who have lighted the way. Join us for taiko drumming, dancing, fellowship, and food. The event will begin with a short opening service at 6:30 p.m. and followed by dancing until 10 p.m. 

Photo Credit: Hawaii Magazine

O-Bon Festival Kohala Jodo Mission

When: July 14

Where:  54-541 Kapaau Road

This is one of the sweetest gatherings in  North Kohala, the O-bon festival is a wonderful event to participate in and witness!

Ola Brew Tasting

When: July 14

Where: Kona Wine Market-Kailua-Kona Hawaii Island
73-5613 Olowalu St, Ste 1, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Be the first to taste Ola Brew's new special this Saturday! This event is for 21 an up only.

Coding Class Ages 7-14

When: July 14

Where: Big Island Play Space 68-1845 Waikoloa Road Unit 113, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii 96738

Make your NeoPixel goggles with 2 x 16 LED rings and an Adafruit Trinket for only $100 goggles and all materials included.

Reading Tails with Pierre & Maile

When: July 14

Where: Hilo Public Library 300 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Children of all ages are encouraged to practice and improve their reading skills by reading to Pierre, certified therapy dog. Readers choose their own books to read during this special time.

Bagel Class with Chef Elizabete Nakamaru

When: July 14

Where: The Spoon Shop 73-4976 Kamanu Street #105 Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States

 Chef Elizabete Nakamaru will show you how to make some of the very popular bagels that she makes at the Kukio Resort. Specifically, she'll show you how to make the plain bagel, an everything bagel, and a sun-dried tomato bagel. 

Puako Boat Ramp Cleanup (Waimea)

When: July 14

Where: Puako Beach Drive Waimea, HI 96743 United States

Come kokua with OCEAN ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION CLEANUP. Provided; Cleanup supplies, jug of water, juice and snacks and pot luck lunch dish. Zero waste cleanup station, reusable plates, cups and utensils.

School Supply Drive for Foster Care Children

When: July 14

Where: Walmart Kailua Kona 75-1015 Henry St, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Come and join us in collecting supplies and backpacks for Foster Care children who live in West Hawaii so that they can start their school year with all the supplies needed.

Little Women

When: July 15

Where: Kahilu Theatre 67-1186 Lindsey Rd, Kamuela 96743

American composer Mark Adamo revives Louisa May Alcott’s classic civil war novel in this contemporary operatic masterpiece. Accompanied by orchestra. Sponsored by Barbara Sterne & Dr. Marcia and Stanley Wishnick. $18, $28, $38

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