Things to Do in West Hawaii For March 2020

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Looking for some fun things to do in March?  If you are visiting, you may consider doing something to help our island and that is to volunteer for the beach clean up on March 7th.

If you live here and want to participate in a fantastic day for women, attend the First Annual Networking Women’s Conference, also on March 7th.

I hear that if you really want to attend the Kona Brewer’s Festival on March 14th that you can find tickets being sold near the front of the event from people who find they can not attend.

Plan your month!

WHAT: FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION – HOLUALOA VILLAGE

WHEN: March 6, 2020 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Holualoa, HI 

Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This community event is free, and for all ages.

 

WHAT: WEST HAWAI’I BEACH CLEAN UP 

WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2020

WHERE: Old Airport Beach Park and Hapuna Beach

The clean up will take place from Miloli’i to Kawaihae on the west side of the Big Island. Pre-cleaning briefing and sign in at Hapuna Beach South Pavilion to start at 7:30am. Receive t-shirt, cleanup up safety briefing, cleanup supplies. Potluck lunch. Old Airport “last pavilion” signup starts at 8am. Get pre-cleanup briefing, t-shirt, trash bags, gloves. Free lunch, music and prizes to follow. BRING: Personal water bottle, outdoor gear, hat, shoes, lunch or snack. PROVIDED: Jug of spring water, reusable cups and dishes, snacks, potluck lunch items. Recycle trash at Marine Debris art station. There will be a water safety coloring contest. Call Jeff Fear for more info at (808) 896-6966.

 

WHAT: FIRST ANNUAL LAM NETWORKING WOMEN’S CONFERENCE 

WHEN: Saturday March 7 from 8:30 am- 4 pm

WHERE: Fairmont Orchid 

The Ladies Artisan Networking Groups Women’s Conference will  promote empowerment, education, inspiration and connection for local businesswomen in West Hawaii. An incredible line up of successful local business women sharing insights, ideas, inspiration and more await. 

Expect tangible tools and support to make the most of your business in 2020! It’s time to step up into your power, with this year’s theme of “Flourish, Amplify, and Shine!”

Tickets are $150 and include continental breakfast, lunch and access to dozens of vendor booths.

Click here for tickets and access to the after party networking mixer: https://form.jotform.com/200315348486051?fbclid=IwAR3JXoX01t04GbwiOZsZ3lRy-uEMrUVtZrCGaJFQZHnyDyi9w0yvN4afPfc

 

WHAT: GREAT WAIKOLOA ‘UKULELE FESTIVAL 

WHEN: Saturday March 7, 2020 11am-5pm 

WHERE:  Waikoloa Beach Resort at Kings’ Shops and Queens’ MarketPlace

The festivities at the Kings’ Shops and Queens’ MarketPlace include a free workshop with celebrated teachers Roy and Kathy Sakuma, non-stop concerts, ‘ukulele giveaways, Hawaiian crafts and more. Some of Hawai`i’s top `ukulele entertainers headline this annual musical extravaganza at Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops, including Mark Yamanaka and Willie K! For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

 

WHAT: KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE

WHEN:  March 14, 2020

WHERE: Kailua Kona Public Library 

The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is holding their next book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and F.O.L.K. members receive a 20% discount. As always, volunteers are welcome. Book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see our book sales continue, please help. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

 

WHAT: 25th ANNUAL KONA BREWERS’ FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER

WHEN: Saturday March 14, 2020 from 3-7 pm 

WHERE: Courtyard King Kamehameha’’s Kona Beach Hotel.

This sell-out beer festival features the newest creations by 36 chefs and 36 brewers, with live music and entertainment. The event is a fundraiser for 28 island organizations. Enjoy tasty beverages and food on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay, at the lu’au grounds of the Cost: $85 for beer, food, and entertainment. For more information, email summer@konabrewersfestival.com or visit www.konabrewersfestival.com.

 

WHAT: AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL

WHEN: Sunday March 15, 2020 

WHERE: Kona Village on Alii Drive 

Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe’e Palace on Alii Drive from Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

 

WHAT: IRISH FEST 

WHEN: March 21, 2020 from 4-6 pm 

WHERE: Shops at Mauna Lani, Kohala Coast

Live music with The Kilt Lifters, dance performances by Hawai’i Irish Dance, kids activity booths and lots of fun for the whole family. Free to the public. For more information, email mitch@shopsatmaunalani.com or visit https://www.shopsatmaunalani.com/.

 

WHAT: KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC CONCERT

WHEN: March 22, 2020T from  2-4 PM 

 WHERE: Kahilu Theatre 67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela. 

Another tremendously special finale to the KPO season awaits you as Maestro Dollinger and the musicians of the Kamuela Philharmonic bring literature to life, featuring symphonic works inspired by literature (or their author) – combining new music with movie music, and folklore with Shakespeare. Timeless, well-known classics like Romeo and Juliet and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite will be a definite highlight of this concert. Cost: $54/$44/$32 /$20. Tickets available at www.kamuelaphil.org 

 

WHAT: HANOHANO KONA: HEART OF THE WA’A LECTURE 

WHEN: March 25, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

The public is invited for the next installment of Kona Historical Society’s Hanohano ‘O Kona: Wahi Pana Lecture Series, which gives residents and visitors an unforgettable education experience about our island’s unique history and vibrant culture in the places where it was and is made. Alexis Ching, keynote speaker and a lifelong paddler with a background in anthropology and qualitative research, will present the lecture, “”Heart of the Wa’’a,”” which will be held from at the which sits on the shores of historic Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu‘ena Heiau. This free lecture will delve into the significance of Hawai’i’’s relationship to its natural surroundings and connection to the ocean through Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing. From the importance of koa trees and canoe carving, to the people preserving these cultural traditions, the distinguished presenters, including respected kupuna from different canoe clubs, will share the history and stories of canoe culture. For more information, call (808) 323-3222, email khs@konahistorical.org or visit konahistorical.org.

 

WHAT: 34th ANNUAL MAGIC SPECTACULAR

WHEN:  Saturday March 28, 2020 from  2:30 and 7:00PM 

WHERE: The Aloha Theater in Kainaliu

This fundraiser for SKEA (The Society for Kona’s Education & Art), the 34th Annual Magic Spectacular will have shows with live music, and special guest Robert Baxt, comedian, actor, magician, as well as local favorites Arneleo The Great, The Great Barusky, Adrian Villasenor, and more. Tickets are $10 children; $15 adults, and are available at Kona Stories Keauhou, Patel’s Station Honaunau, Kona Bay Books, Kona Wine Market, Kaya’s Honalo,and the SKEA office (808) 328-9392, online at www.skea.org and apachawaii.org, and at the door, if available. For more information, email skea@hawaii.rr.com.

 

WHAT: HAWAI’I ARTIST COLLABORATION AUCTION AND FUNDRAISER 

WHEN: March 28, 2020 4-7 pm

WHERE: West Hawaii Community Health Center

Since 2011 the Hawaii Artist Collaboration (HAC) has been a gathering place for local and international artists in 14 different media. This year, 40 artists from Hawai’i and around the globe will gather together over a four day period melding their different arts into unique and stunning collaborative works of art. The one-or-a-kind finished pieces are offered in a public auction, held at the West Hawaii Community Health Center on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ticket price of $30 includes two drink vouchers, and heavy pupu will be offered. The evening’s event starts with an opening ceremony at 4:00 PM with a silent auction. The live auction portion of the evening will commence at 6 PM. Proceeds from the event go towards funding other art projects on the Island of Hawai’i and all the ticket sales are given to a scholarship fund to help teachers in public schools gain access to materials for art projects that would otherwise be limited. West Hawaii Community Health Center Pavillion, 74-5210 Keanalehu Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. For more information, visit http://hawaiiartistcollaboration.org

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