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ANNUAL EVENTS

Asian Fest

Asian Fest

A celebration of the Far East and a rousing welcome to the Year of the Rat, Queens’ Marketplace invites the community to join in the excitement of Asian Fest. The free event is a unique and popular way to experience and enjoy the music, cuisine and customs of China, Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, and other Asian cultures. Highlights of the event include food tastings, nonstop entertainment and a spectacular Lion Dance. A centuries-old tradition, essential to New Year’s festivities in Hawai‘i, the colorful Chinese Lion Dancers perform acrobatic feats and leaps, interacting with the audience and parading through Queens’ Marketplace from door to door. Visit Website

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Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival

The Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival is held at Waikoloa Beach Resort. The festival is a celebration of hula and the arts of hula, expressed in many forms. The Festival includes a Hula Competition, Cultural Workshops, and a Hawai’i Marketplace. Hula Hālau (troupes) from Hawai’i, Japan and elsewhere compete in Kupuna (senior), Kahiko (ancient), ’Auana (modern), and Keiki (children) hula divisions. Annually February-March.Annually February-March.

Ukulele Festival

Annual Waikoloa Ukulele Festival

Waikoloa Beach Resort invites all ‘ukulele lovers to B.Y.O.U. and join in the celebration of Hawai’i’s favorite musical instrument, at the Annual Great Waikoloa ’Ukulele Festival. The free event begins with a free ’ukulele workshop at and continues all day with live entertainment on three stages at Kings’ Shops and Queens’ Marketplace, along with displays, demonstrations, and ’ukulele giveaways by sponsoring companies. Annually March.

Lavaman Course Runners

Lavaman Triathlon

This challenging and exhilarating race starts at ’Anaeho ’omalu Bay and the bike and run portion covers much of the Waikoloa Beach Resort. The Lavaman Triathlon Weekend kicks-off with the Lavaman Sunset 5K at Queens’ Marketplace. The run is a fun 5K course through the Waikoloa Beach Resort featuring beautiful sunset views and a preview of the Lavaman Triathlon course. Annually April. Visit Website

Charity Walk Hawaii Annual Event

Charity Walk

The Hawai’i Lodging & Tourism Association’s Charity Walk started almost 40 years ago on Oahu, and today takes place on every major island. Participants are encouraged to get support from family and friends to “sponsor” their walk. All proceeds are donated to on island nonprofit organizations. After the walk, enjoy entertainment, keiki activities, a silent auction, and delicious food samples at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens. Annually May. Visit Website

Kona Marathon

The Annual Kona Marathon is held at Waikoloa Beach Resort. The race starts and finishes at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens. The Kona Marathon course has one gentle climb not exceeding 175 feet above sea level. Annually June.

Fourth of July

4th of July Extravaganza

The fun-filled event features live entertainment, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and lots of great family fun all day long, culminating with a live set to a spectacular fireworks display over Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens. Annually July 4th.

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