Weekend Roundup: Christmas in July, Music and More

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It’s the tail end of the workweek when that repetitive question falls from your friends’ lips. What are you doing this weekend? Read on for a possible answer to that very old query.

Cultural Festival in Volcano

Earlier this week, this weekend’s Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Hawaiian Cultural Festival was covered in greater detail in the entertainment section of Big Island Now. On Saturday, there will be free admission, live entertainment, cultural demonstrations and food tastings.

The day gets started at 10 a.m. and winds down around 3 p.m.  Food and crafts will be available for purchase throughout the day. For more information visit www.fhvnp.org.

Christmas in July?


That same day on the other side of the island, the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel will host an annual craft sale devoted to those disgustingly over-prepared, early Christmas shoppers.

Admission is free and the doors open at 9 a.m. The shopping spree ends at 5 p.m. The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel is located at 75-5660 Palani Road in Kailua-Kona.

Mozart with Dessert and Coffee

Also on Saturday, enjoy the music of Mozart while sipping Viennese coffee and Austrian pastries at the Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai’s ballroom.


The music begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased through the www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org site.

The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is located at 72-100 Kaupulehu Drive
on the Kona-Kohala coast.

Benefit for the Aloha United Way


On Saturday night, partygoers will enjoy lovely desserts and flush-inducing beverages. The event is held at the Mauna Lani Hotel’s Hale Hoaloha Pavillion from 6  to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $85 each and are available at KTA Superstores, First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawai`i and the Waikoloa Village Market. Special room rates at the Mauna Lani Hotel are also available for benefit attendees. For more information visit www.hiuw.org.

Big Island Music Festival

This two-day event takes place on July 14 to July 15 and will feature great Hawaiian music from artists statewide.

The audio bliss begins at 12 p.m. and lasts until 6 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are being sold until July 13 for $10 each day. Otherwise, event-goers will pay $15 at the door.

This event takes place at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, which is located at 323 Manono Street in Hilo. Visit www.ehcc.org for more information.

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