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What’s happening in Kailua-Kona in January?

Lanikai Beach Sunset in Hawaii


Kailua-Kona, located on the beautiful Big Island of Hawai’i, is a vibrant and lively place with plenty of exciting events and activities happening throughout the year. In November, the town comes alive with a variety of holiday events as well as celebrating the local culture, arts, and natural beauty of the island. From the Kona Coffee Festival to Kokua Kailua Village Stroll there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, if you’re planning a visit to Kailua-Kona in November, here’s a guide to what’s happening in our charming town.

Lanikai Beach Sunset in Hawaii
Highlighted Events in January


Don’t miss the Hawai’i Open Pickleball Championships

With Amateur and Pro divisions the championships on January 22-28 at Holua Resort will attract some great talent in this growing sport. Learn more about the event.  

January 14, 2024
Annual Martin Luther King Jr Celebration

This large community event will be held at Maka’eo Pavilion, Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona. There will be food, entertainment, speeches, and an art exhibit by local school children to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

National Park Fee Free Day January 15
National Park Fee Free Day Honoring Martin Luther King’s Birthday. No entry fees to our national parks!

Senior Men’s PGA Tour, Jan 18-20

Senior Men’s PGA Tour Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai is January 18-20 at Hualalai Resort. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Spectator Village admissions gate (credit card only). Tickets cost $30 per day, or if you plan on attending multiple days you can save money by purchasing a 3-day pass for $50. Free Parking and Shuttle at the event


Ongoing Events

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll

Once a month, on Alii Drive near the Pier, the street is closed for the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll. From 1-6 pm, the street transforms into a bustling market with local vendors and artists’ booths. Explore the vibrant stalls, shop for unique crafts and souvenirs, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Leashed dogs are also welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the stroll. This event is a perfect opportunity to support local businesses and artists while immersing yourself in the lively spirit of Kailua-Kona.

Free Hawaiian Music and Hula Show

Every Friday at Keauhou Shopping Center, you can enjoy a free Hawaiian music and hula show in the center courtyard from 6-7pm. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Hawai’i as talented musicians and graceful hula dancers take the stage. This weekly event is a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty and artistry of traditional Hawaiian music and dance.

First Friday After Dark in Holualoa

On the first Friday of every month, the quaint village of Holualoa comes alive with a block party. From 5:30-8:30pm, locals and visitors gather to explore the town’s art galleries and boutiques, listen to live music, and indulge in gourmet “grab and go” food. This festive event is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local art and culture scene while enjoying the warm hospitality of the community.


Kailua-Kona February Events

Just a teaser for February!

February 17-18 is Panaewa Stampede Rodeo in Hilo brings together the ranching community and spectators for an exciting two day event!

Febuary TBA, 2024
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Honoka’a! From 10am till 6pm, there will be a 100 foot dragon dance every hour on the hour, origami and Chinese lantern making, food vendors and more.

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