Cultural Events on the Big Island

Happy La Ku‘oko‘a From Your Big Island Real Estate Agent!

On November 28, 1843, France and Great Britain officially recognized the Hawaiian Islands as an independent state. This week, west Hawaii blooms with events celebrating Hawaiian culture and upcoming holiday traditions. So once you’ve had your fill of chocolate macadamia nut pie, get to know the local culture by exploring the following events—I know you’ll soon be convinced that Big Island real estate is a boon not only for its natural beauty and warm ocean breezes, but also for its rich cultural traditions.

Hawaiian Independence March

This week, Hawaiians celebrate the independence of their beautiful state with an organized march on the Big Island on Friday, November 28. Interested marchers should gather at the Old Kona Airport across from Makala Boulevard for opening remarks and pule (Hawaiian prayer). The march will begin at the Old Airport State Park and end at Keauhou at the birth site of King Kamehameha III. For more information, email [email protected]

Holiday Tree Lighting in Kailua Village

While Big Island residents may not see many white Christmases (unless you happen to celebrate the holidays at the top of Mauna Loa), there’s still plenty of island-flavored holiday cheer to go around. This year, gather with family and friends in Kailua Kona, where village holiday festivities begin on November 28 with the lighting of the Kailua Village Christmas tree. The event begins at 5:45 pm at Emma’s Square, across from Hulihe’e Palace. For more information, visit (And while you’re browsing Christmas lights, leave a few minutes to browse Kona real estate, too—my mobile site can help you do it instantly!)

Kailua Kona Craft Fair

The annual Joann Williams Craft Fair will kick off on Friday (9 am – 6 pm) and Saturday (9 am – 5 pm) at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua Kona. Browse locally made crafts from Hawai’i vendors, try your hand at the silent auction, or enter to win door prizes.

Volcano Village Artists Hui Annual Art Studio Event

On November 28 – 30, Volcano Village Artists will open their studios to locals and visitors, displaying beautiful handcrafted artworks including pottery, blown glass, and raku masks, as well as photographs, paintings, and drawings. For more information, visit Want to experience Hawai’i’s rich cultural traditions firsthand? Get in touch with me, real estate agent Annette Mejia, and I’ll help you explore all of the secrets the Big Island has to offer. Start your perpetual vacation—call (808-217-8500) or email me today! Wish your friends a happy La Ku‘oko‘a by sharing this post. Just click on the icons at the top of the article!

Annette Mejia, Realtor Broker
Annette Mejia, Realtor Broker

"Everything Annette did for me was from the heart"

As someone that has spent her whole life feeling lucky to work with people in customer service, I vowed then and there to help people like you and me have the experience they deserved when moving to The Big Island. Because let’s face it, this should be the start of the happiest, proudest, and most peaceful period in your life!

For 15 years I have been helping people make the most out of life and real estate on The Big Island and I would be honored to do that for you too. I look forward to meeting you!

Warmest Aloha,
Annette Mejia

Live On The Big Island