Weekend Round-Up: Culture, Music, Cars, Celebration and Dance
Planning for a fun-filled weekend is only a glance away, take a look below, gather up the family and friends and don’t forget the camera.
51st Annual Cultural Festival
At Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hula halau Kamakani Hali ‘Ala O Puna will herald in a weekend of cultural events.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, a cultural celebration will include a plethora of crafts, demonstrations, tastings and more.
Activities such as poi pounding, canoe rides, gourd carving, and sandal, kapa, lei and kahili making will keep the adults and children enthralled and entertained while they receive a rich education.
Entrance fees will be waived for this event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Park.
Since this is a sacred site, attendees are asked to observe and respect the grounds and refrain from picnicking and bringing coolers or chairs in Royal Grounds. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/puho. This is a free event.
Independence Day in Waimea
Pride in the great red, white and blue is served up in a merry fashion at the Parker School campus on Saturday. Everyone attending will get free popcorn and watermelon slices of Americana from 8:30 a.m.
Keiki contests will feature an egg-carry at 9:30 a.m., three-legged race at 10 a.m., and sack race at 10:30 a.m. A watermelon contest will also begin at 11 a.m. The Parker School is located at 65-1224 Lindsey Road in Kamuela.
Also on Saturday, classic cars will rev their way to Queens’ Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This expo will feature over 100 cars and admission is free.
Then at 6 p.m., a live music event with the band “A Touch of Gold” will pay tribute to Motown.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth aged 13-17 years. Keiki aged 12 and younger are free. This is an alcohol-free event.
Bring a beach towel, chair or mat to get comfy on the lawn and relax to some oldie but goodie tunes. Visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com for more information. Queens’ Marketplace is located at 69-450 Waikoloa Beach Drive in Waikoloa Village.
Help the hungry and listen to great music this Saturday from 5:30 p.m. at the Keauhou Shopping Center.
This month, the center features performances from artists such as Pomai Brown, Donald Kauli‘a, Nathan Grace and Russell Paio.
KAPA Hawaiian FM will host this nearly free monthly series of events. Ka‘ea from Hawaiian FM will be interviewing revered Kumu Hula Ulalia Ka‘aiin.
Just two canned goods buys your way into this musical event. Bring 10 cans or more and enter for a chance to win an overnight stay at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa. All canned goods will benefit the Food Basket.
The Keauhou Shopping Center is located at 78-6831 Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.
Saturday night at the Honomu Hongwanji Mission, an Obon service begins at 6 p.m. with dancing starting at 7. For more details, check out Big Island Now’s previous article.
The Honomu Hongwanji Mission is located at 28-1658 Government Road.