(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
October 25, 2014
KONA ROCKTOBERFEST 2014
Costumes, Cocktails and...Chickens? Live music featuring Leche de Tigre, Sudden Rush and The Alohahas at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel's Lu`au Grounds. German-style food & beers and more. Time: 5:30-9:30pm. Cost: $25 adv/$35 door. For more information, call 808-333-4341, email email@example.com
or visit www.konarocktoberfest.com
October 25, 2014
4th ANNUAL HAWAI`I ARTIST COLLABORATION AUCTION - HOLUALOA INN
An exciting auction of one-of-a-kind works created by 35 local and international visual artists collaborating together for 4 days. This is a highly esteemed not-for-profit event, to be held at the Malulani Pavilion of the beautiful Holualoa Inn (75-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa). All proceeds will benefit art scholarships and future events. Free admission. Food and beverages will be provided. For more info, phone Cliff Johns at 331-0813, email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 25, 2013
`OHANA HALLOWEEN PA`INA - KEAUHOU, KONA
Free admission. Haunted House, playground, and vendors. 4pm Keiki Costume Contest check-in; 4:30pm Keiki Costume Contest. 5pm, Adult Costume Contest check-in; 8pm, Adult Costume Contest. Live entertainment 5-9pm: 5pm, Kainaliu; 6pm, `Ol School Band; 7pm, Mana`o Company. For more info & parking details, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.
October 25, 2013
THE IRISH ROVERS IN CONCERT - HILO'S PALACE THEATER
Doors open at 7pm; Show at 7:30pm. For tickets and more info, visit www.lazarbear.com or call 808-896-4845. Box Office: 808-934-7010.
October 30, 2014
HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN AT LANIHAU CENTER
Halloween Family Fun will take place at Lanihau Center on Thursday, October 30 from 6-8pm. There will be goodie bags for the keikis, special treats from participating merchants, a costume parade and contest, bowling fun with KB Xtreme, and a dance party with Pacific Fusion. Awesome prizes for the top four original costumes! (No scary costumes, please.) For more information, call (808)9601392 or email email@example.com
November 1, 2014
KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM'S FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION
Kona Historical Society's Kona Coffee Living History Farm will be opening up the farm for a celebration honoring Kona's coffee heritage. This free event promises to be a fun day with many coffee farm-related activities, including traditional food, baked goodies & shave ice; Kona coffee tastings; farm-fresh fruits & vegetables to buy and taste; ojyame games for the keiki; visits with Charlie, the Farm's Kona Nightingale; "talk story" with kupuna and a historic Kona "coffeeland" photo exhibit; kanikapila (jam session); and tours of the 1920's farm and farmhouse. Also, making a special guest appearance will be Chef Sam Choy, creating a Kona country lunch. Make plans to attend, and enjoy the cultural celebration that surrounds 15 years as the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Time: 10am-2pm; a special shuttle will be provided by the County of Hawai's Mass Transit Dept. from Kealakekua Ranch Center, 9:30am until 3:00pm. For more information, call 808-323-3222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.konahistorical.org
November 7-12, 2014
GUITARIST ANDY McKEE "MYTHMAKER" TOUR - HAWAI` ISLAND
Guitar virtuoso Andy McKee, a master practitioner of folk, blues, bluegrass and other musical genres will be performing at several venues on Hawai`i island as part of his "Mythmaker" world tour:
Nov. 7: Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu, Kona. Doors 7pm/Show 7:30pm. Hawai`i island's own`i slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton opening. Information: 808-322-9924.
Nov. 8: Honoka`a Peoples Theatre. Doors 6pm/Show 7pm. Fingerstyle guitarist Brett Hallam Holland opening. [Guitar Workshop at 2pm, $25.] Information: 808-896-4845.
Nov. 9: Kilauea Military Camp Theater, Hawai`i Volcanoes Nat'l Park. Doors 1:30pm/Show 2pm. Hawai`i island's own`i slack key guitarist Chris Yeaton opening. Information: 808-967-8335.
Nov. 12: Blue Dragon Restaurant in Kawaihae. Doors 6pm/Show 8pm. Fingerstyle guitarist Brett Hallam Holland opening. Information: 808-822-7771.
For more info and to hear Andy play, visit http://www.lazarbearproductions.com/concert_events/andy_mckee.html. Concert info hotline: 808-896-4845. Andy's website is www.andymckee.com
November 7-16, 2014
44th ANNUAL KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival returns for its 44th annual celebration of Kona's world famous coffee. Hawai`i's oldest food festival combines a modern-day infatuation with coffee with Kona's old-world history as visitors, residents, artisans and farmers gather together to salute Hawai`i's preeminent coffee. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is adding new, exciting events in 2014 including innovative Kona coffee farm tours, native Hawaiian arts and culture events, keiki (child) friendly activities, and a celebration of cultural diversity all blended together in ten event-filled days honoring nearly 200 years of Kona coffee history. Cost: $3 Festival button for entry to most events. For more information, call 808-326-7820 or visit
or visit www.konacoffeefest.com
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).