Vendors Being Sought For Best of Kona Festival


Best of Kona Festival Seeks Vendors For First Lifestyle Festival in West Hawaii

 Kailua Kona-The Best of Kona Festival is a “first of its kind” free lifestyle festival in West Hawaii bringing together all the best that Kona has to offer. The festival is being held on February 8, 2020 at the Keauhou Shopping Center from 12 – 6 pm. Attendees will experience a celebration of community where food, culture, arts, education, entertainment and more combine to showcase the best of Kona. 

Vendors are now being sought! The Festival features dozens of local businesses, restaurants, food trucks, non-profits, activity providers, and clubs to focus on these core areas of life well lived SUSTAINABLY in Kona:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Culinary
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing/Finance
  • Lifestyle

Educational presentations will be offered and a stage featuring local dance studios, musical performances, hula, and a beer garden will also be part of the fun. 

The Festival  is FREE to the public to attend although there will be some ticketed opportunities for children’s activities and crafts and food vendors will be selling food. 

The event is being sponsored by local businesses who value creating a fantastic community building event, while celebrating the culture of Hawaii, where the public will enjoy themselves and businesses can learn from one another, share ideas and make new connections, as well.

If you would like to volunteer or find out more, join our Facebook business page, too! 

If you would like to be considered as a vendor, email Aesha Shapiro at [email protected], Potential sponsor partners contact Julie Ziemelis at [email protected]

Sponsor partners include: FairView Mortgage, Keauhou Shopping Center, Wynn and Eagan Team -Mortgage Advisors, 365Kona, Big Island Guide, Aesha Rose Event and Design, West Hawaii Association of Realtors, Hawaii Coffee Company, Bank of Hawaii, Ke Ola Magazine, Belinda Pate RN, Kona Home Team, Paradise Mechanics, Kona Pet Gal, Nutrex/BioAstin, and Adaptations -Community Supported Agriculture. 


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Meet the Author

Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at and and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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