Big Island Events | Going to Hawaii

Going to Hawaii features a Big Island Visitors Guide to include a comprehensive list of Big Island Events and fun Big Island Things to experience throughout the year.

The Big Island offers a diversity in attractions, activities and so it's expected that Big Island Events are equally as diverse and you would be correct.

Big Island Events take place throughout the year and across all points of the island.  Big Island Events include:

  • Big Island Whale Watching:  Each year, from December to May, Humpback Whales,  migrate off Hawaii Island’s shorelines to come to the warm Hawaiian waters to breed and give birth to new calves. Viewing these 40-foot long gentle giants breach the water is an amazing sight, not to be forgotten.
  • Ironman World Championship:  This Big Island Event features the world's top Triathletes in one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Participants swim 2.4-miles, bike 112-miles and finish with a 26.2-mile marathon run.
  • Merrie Monarch Festival:  This Big Island Event is considered the world's premier event for people to display their skills of the art of ancient and modern Hula.
  • Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival: This popular Big Island Event celebrates the blooming of the cherry trees with a “cherry blossom” party with multi-cultural performing arts, food and festivities.

Big Island Events are some of the most popular Big Island Things to do on the island, and there are numerous fun and exciting Big Island Events to choose from throughout the year.

View our Big Island Calendar of Events below to see the Big Island Events that are taking place during your upcoming visit.

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Events on the Big Island, Kona Surf Film Festival

Events on the Big Island | Kona Surf Film Festival

January 30, 2016

Since 2003, this Event on the Big Island has attracted fans of surfing and films. This Hawaii Event is a fun way to spend a day during a January visit to the Big Island...Read more »

Big Island Events, Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

Big Island Events | Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

February 6, 2016
Various venues

As early as the 7th century, Japanese aristocrats would celebrate the first blooms of the Cherry Blossom trees. Today, this tradition continues with the Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival – a popular Big Island Event...Read more »

Events on Hawaii, Chinese New Year Festival

Events on Hawaii | Chinese New Year Festival

February 14, 2016
Kalakaua Park Downtown Hilo

This exciting Event on Hawaii highlights Chinese culture and tradition. Add this Hawaii Event to your itinerary during a February visit to the Island...Read more »

Event on Hawaii, Big Island International Marathon

Event on Hawaii | Big Island International Marathon

March 20, 2016
Races start and finish at Bay Front Hilo near the Canoe Beach area

The Big Island International Marathon is an Event on Hawaii that attracts runners from around the world...Read more »

Hawaii Events, Merrie Monarch Festival, Hawaii Activities

Hawaii Events | Merrie Monarch Festival

March 27, 2016 to April 2, 2016

This week-long Hawaii Event includes many Activities and is popular with both locals and visitors to the Big Island...Read more »

Big Island Lilikoi Festival, Big Island Events

Big Island Lilikoi Festival | Big Island Events

October 15, 2016
Makuu Market | 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Road Pahoa, HI 96778

If you’re looking for Big Island Things to Do then consider attending popular Big Island Events like the Lilikoi Festival...Read more »