What’s happening in Kona in February?

Dragon at a Chinese New Year Celebration

Experience the vibrant pulse of Kona in February with an array of exciting events that promise to captivate your senses. From the enchanting Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival and Chinese New Year celebrations to the thrilling Panaewa Stampede Rodeo and the creative haven of SOKO’s Artists Studio Tour, Kona is a hub of cultural richness and diverse experiences. Get inspired at the Living & Design Expo, take a leisurely stroll through the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll, and embrace the weekly Hawaiian music and hula shows. Join us on a journey through the heart of Kona’s February festivities, where tradition meets contemporary allure.

Kona February Events

February 3: Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Experience Japanese performing arts, a traditional tea ceremony, bonsai demonstrations, and food from local vendors at Parker Ranch Center. Waimea is always a beautiful day trip from Kona. For more information click here.

Chinese New Year Celebrations: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon!

February 10 in Honoka’a

Enjoy food trucks, local vendors, and paper lantern making, and don’t miss the Professional Lion Dance by Yau Gong Lion Dancers

February 17, 2024, at Queen’s Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort

Enjoy live entertainment and food around the shops and take the opportunity to feed the Chinese Lion for good fortune

February 17-18: Panaewa Stampede Rodeo  

Panaewa Stampede Rodeo in Hilo brings together the ranching community and spectators for an exciting two day event!

February 24-25: SOKO 9th Annual Artists Studio Tour

Don’t miss the 9th Annual Artists Studio Tour of the South Kona Artists Collective. On Saturday, Feb 24th, and Sunday, Feb 25th 21 artists at 13 locations are participating. See demonstrations and purchase art directly from the artists and stop along the way for Kona coffee and lunch. Take a look at a preview of the beautiful art to be enjoyed here

February 24-25: 17th Annual Living & Design Expo

Feb 24, 9-5 and Feb 25 9-2 at the Outrigger Kona Resort, Keauhou. Join us for Hawai’i Island’s finest home expo. Exhibitors will include Cabinetry and Kitchen, HVAC, Home Office, General Contracting and more.

Dragon at a Chinese New Year Celebration

Ongoing Events

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll: Feb 18

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.


Visit Queen’s Marketplace for more ongoing events 

Join ukulele lessons, Wednesday hula shows, and outdoor movies every month.
February 10, 2024 is the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus in the Coronation Pavilion.


More to come in March!

The 29th Annual Kona Brewers Festival will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 3 pm – 7 pm.  Buy your tickets here


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