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Historic Kailua Village Events Announced for 2018

December 30, 2017, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated January 7, 2:35 PM
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Kokua Kailua is held one Sunday each month from 1 to 6 p.m. in Historic Kailua Village. Courtesy photo.

The Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) has announced a lineup of special events for residents and visitors alike in the Historic Kailua Village for 2018.

KVBID hosts two free monthly events: Kokua Kailua, a popular Sunday stroll; and Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays featuring Hawaiian music and hula. Every Tuesday the organization also hosts a free Trot 5K Fun Run and Walk event.

Kokua Kailua is held one Sunday each month from 1 to 6 p.m. in Historic Kailua Village, transforming Ali‘i Drive into a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor marketplace featuring more than 100 vendors, entertainment and delicious food. Kokua Kailua will be held on the following dates in 2018:

  • Jan. 21
  • Feb. 18
  • Mar. 18
  • Apr. 15
  • May 20
  • June 10
  • July 15
  • Aug. 19
  • Sept. 16
  • Oct. 21
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 16

Hawaiian Sunset Saturday happens on the last Saturday of every month. The public is invited to gather at Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali‘i Drive from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the Kona sunset with live Hawaiian music and hula performed by dancers of Halau Ka‘eaikahelelani.

Attendees are advised to bring a lawn chair or beach mat to enjoy the free outdoor event. Parking is available for the event. Coolers are not permitted.

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The weekly Tuesday Trot 5K Fun Run and Walk is a free Blue Zones Project initiative coordinated by Big Island Running Company. The non-competitive, free fitness event begins at the Company’s Ali‘i Drive store in the Coconut Grove Marketplace at 5 p.m.

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