Hawai‘i Fest Brings Live Music, Hawaiian Crafts to Waikoloa

September 2, 2017, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated September 13, 8:54 AM
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Queens Marketplace. Courtesy photo.

Queens’ MarketPlace will showcase Hawaiian arts and music during its Hawai‘i Fest celebration at Waikoloa Beach Resort on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The free event will be held at the Queens’ MarketPlace shops and feature food booths, vendors, top Hawai‘i Island performers, as well as an extensive arts and crafts fair.

The lineup of entertainment will include Kainani Kahaunaele, Darlene Ahuna, Lito Arkangel, John Keawe and hula hālau performers throughout the day.

The event is a collaborative effort between Queens’ MarketPlace and Nā Mākua Designs, celebrating the shopping center’s 10-year anniversary in the community.

“Nelson and Kainoa Makua of Nā Mākua, who also produce the annual Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair, have done an amazing job of bringing together some of the most popular and skilled crafters that people want to see,” said Margo Mau Bunnell, sales and operations manager for Queens MarketPlace. “Hawai‘i Fest will feature a unique selection of many different items—jewelry, fine art, made-in-Hawai‘i food products, hula implements, aloha wear by Simply Sisters, Living Hula, and more. And of course, everyone looks forward to the newest designs and casual Hawaiian wear from Nā Mākua Designs.”


Hawai‘i Fest will be a public event with free parking.


For more information, visit or call (808) 886-8822.

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