The 6th Annual Avocado Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 16 at the Keauhou Beach Resort Kalanikai Beach Bar & Grill from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., with a Silent Auction Fundraiser for Kona Pacific Public Charter School! This will be an exciting evening of music, dancing, tasty avocado pupu’s & a silent auction showcasing local businesses.
Kumu Kahikina and the Kona Pacific students will start things off with their talented ukulele playing, followed by Stephanie Bolton and her belly dance troupe, “Incense” and then the main entertainment: Nahko and Medicine for the People, a band that brings heartfelt joy to their audiences and makes you get up on your feet!
Tickets are now available at the Kona Pacific Public Charter School or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/225864. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. The event ticket also includes Kona Brewery lager, avocado pupu’s and fun and memorable entertainment.
I am co-chairing this fundraiser for my children’s school, Kona Pacific Public Charter School and am excited to have the event at the newly opened Kalanikai Beach Bar located at the Keauhou Beach Resort. Proceeds will benefit both the school and to underwrite the Avocado Festival, a free community event being held on Saturday, February 18th from 10-5 pm at the Keauhou Beach Resort grounds. On Friday night, there will be an avocado themed “Farm to Fork” dinner at the Kealekekua Bed and Breakfast.
The Big Island is prime avocado-growing country. Some 200 varieties flourish here and many will be available for tasting at the Festival. The avocados being used to create delicious pupu’s for the fundraiser were harvested from event organizer, Randyl Rupar’s own 15 acre organic avocado farm. SO, drink some local brew, eat some local avo’s, hear some inspirational, soul touching music and support a school that teaches the children about Hawaiian culture, how to care for the land and respect the people. Its ALL SO GOOD!