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June 2002 Hawaii Island Events

Information about June 2002 events on the Big Island of Hawaii.

thru November 3, 2002 HAWAII'S BIG ISLAND FESTIVAL Culinary seminars, food and wine tastings, spa offerings, healing practices, music, golf, activities and Hawaiian cultural events will be offered each day. Each evening features an event at a different resort. Nov. 1st, is a "Beachboys Bash" at the Orchid at Mauna Lani; Nov. 2, participants wil be treated to a "Taste of Mauna Lani" at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows; on Nov. 3rd there will be a Ho'olaulea at the Keauhou Beach Resort. From April on, check the Festival web site for more info. at www.bigislandfestival.com

DATE: November, 2002 ANNUAL TARO FESTIVAL A Hawaiian cultural festival honoring the history, culture, cultivation and uses of taro. Event includes Hawaiian crafts, Taste of Taro tent featured by local chefs, the "Great Taro Toss" and Poi Eating Contest, music and hula! Honoka'a County Gym, small admission fee. Call (808) 962-0704 or Email for information.

DATE: November 1-10, 2002 KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL Hawaii's oldest food fest features over 30 events. The kick-off parade will be held on Nov. 3rd. For more information, call (808) 326-7820. Hawaii¹s oldest food festival offers a variety of events, including art exhibits, tastings, cupping competition, farm tours, sporting events, contests and a parade. Jeannette Vidgen 808/326-7820

DATE: November 2, 2002 HOLUALOA VILLAGE COFFEE STROLL will take place on the first day of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Fresh coffee samples from over a dozen of Kona's finest coffee farms presented at the artist colony's unique art galleries and shops. 9 am to 3 pm.

DATE: November 13-16 3rd ANNUAL SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP The grand finale of the Maui Jim Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series held on the Big Island. Big game fishing for cash prizes. Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Honokohau Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Cost:$350.00. For information call: (808) 327-1440 or email info@konatournaments.com

DATE: November 14-16, 2002 10th ANNUAL WINTER WINE ESCAPE at Mauna Kea Resort showcases more than 50 world class vintners and wineries and 18 celebrity chefs from Hawaii and the mainland through food seminars, wine tastings and food labs pairing wine and Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Contact Marilyn Zanini at 808/880-3023 or 808/880-3021.

DATE: November, 2002 MAKAHIKI O WAIMEA The Harvest of Waimea celebration will take place at Waimea Outdoor Circle from 11am till 3pm. It will feature entertainment, foods from area restaurants, farms and ranches, Hawaiian games, an arts show and sale, a silent auction, and a tree planting in observance of Arbor Day. Info: Carol Hendricks, 885-4453.

DATE: November, 2002 6th ANNUAL KONA KRAFTS BAZAAR A family fun day filled with crafts, entertainment, delicious foods and great buys! Donations are welcomed as door prizes. Event will be held 9:00 am-3:00 pm. at the Kona Krafts Facility (located above Konawaena School), Kealakekua. For information, or if you'd like to rent a booth, call 323-2626.

DATE: November, 2002 ANNUAL HILO CHRISTMAS FAIR "Celebrating the Holidays Local-Style" features island wide creative gifts from 80+ vendors. Gate proceeds to be donated to a non-profit organization to be determined by fair participants. Time: 9:00 am - 8:30pm at Edith Kanakaole Stadium, Hilo, Cost: $1.00. For information call: 964-1427 or email tehaw@interpac.net

DATE: November 29 thru December 1, 2002 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY JURIED WREATH EXHIBIT - The holiday celebration begins over Thanksgiving weekend with festivities for all, plus the opening of the Juried Wreath Exhibit & Holiday Treasures at Volcano Art Center Gallery, 9 am to 5 pm. Info: 808/967-7565.


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