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2012 Holiday Events at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Monday, December 17th, 2012

As both Christmas and the New Year get closer, there are a number of activities for adults and families at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

For children of all ages, the Queens’ Marketplace offers pictures with Santa Monday – Friday Dec. 17 - 21, from 4 - 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday Dec. 22 & 23, from noon-2pm & 5-7pm. Bring your camera to capture the magical moments and share the experience with the entire family.

The Festival of Lights, a spectacular display of over 10,000 dancing lights set to holiday music, is available through December 31st at the Kings’ Shops. There are shows at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm daily.

Rob Decker performs a free show on the 17th at the Kings’ shops at 7pm and on the 18th join John Keawe, grammy award winning Hawaiian slack-key guitar artist, at 7pm as well.

On the 19th, join Aulani’s Hula Halau for Polynesian dancing at its best. This complimentary performance begins at 6:30pm at the Queens’ Shops and is great for all ages. At the Kings’ Shops at 7pm, meet island musicians and enjoy both traditional and contemporary island flavor.

On the 20th, experience a complimentary guided petroglyph tour and learn some local history. Meet at the center stage of the King’s Shops at 9:30am. Be sure to wear proper footwear as the trails can be uneven and rough in some cases. Hats and water are recommended. At 7pm, join Laulima for musical entertainment at the King’s Shops.

On the 21st, the petroglyph tour is also available with the same details as above. For something out of the ordinary, learn how to make an Ipu from a Hawaiian gourd at 4pm followed by hula lessons at 5pm. Both of these activities are at the Queens’ Shops.

On the 22nd, join Lava Lava Beach Club for complimentary entertainment from 5-9pm just at the end of the A’Bay Beach. As they say, “come get some sand between your toes” and enjoy the entertainment, food and drinks of this local favorite.

On Sunday December 23rd, come see the Great Barusky Holiday Magic Show. The event begins at 7pm at the Kings’ shops. This will be great complimentary entertainment for the little magicians in your family.

On December 24th, Lava Lava Beach club is hosting a Christmas Eve dinner, serving both from their new menu and select holiday meals. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott is also offering a Christmas Eve buffet from 5-9:30pm. Reservations are recommended. Call 808.886.8111 or guests of Waikoloa Vacation rentals can email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

On Christmas, Lava Lava Beach Club is hosting another holiday meal while the Hilton Waikoloa Village is offering a very special dinner with live entertainment and complimentary parking. Reservations are required. Call 808.886.8111 or guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals can email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

On December 31st, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner with many special selections. The Hilton Waikoloa Village is also hosting a party with food and entertainment in their Monarchy Grand Ballroom from 7-12:30pm. Join John Keawe and the Johnny Shot Band for their impressive musical styling’s throughout the evening. For reservations call 808.886.8111 or guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals can email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

Though we have listed many of the highlights, there are a number of other events happening every day into January of 2013. For additional information, call 1-877-WAIKOLOA or guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals may email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals wishes you and your family the very best for this holiday season and beyond.

4th of July on the Big Island of Hawaii 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

This July 4 holiday has a number of events for the entire family both on the Waikoloa Beach Resort and on the island as a whole.

All activities below are on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012.

The King’s Shops host the ‘Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race’. Do not miss this opportunity to win great prizes and take part in the hot wing eating contest sponsored by Merriman’s Market Cafe. This is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. Live entertainment will be available from 10am to 8:30pm at the Coronation Pavilion. The event will feature a fireworks and laser light show at 8:30 pm. Forms for “Duckie adoption” are available at all Kings’ Shops merchants on the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This is a fantastic activity for families.

The Queens Marketplace will host another event with entertainment, cotton candy, popcorn, and family fun from 6-8pm with a finale of fireworks over the Waikoloa Bowl at the Queens Gardens at 8pm. Gates to the Waikoloa Bowl open at 5pm with a free concert starting at 6pm with Johnny Shot. Beach chairs and mats are welcome. No coolers please. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Bring the family, show your support to the community, and enjoy yourself!!

The morning kicks off at the Mauna Lani Resort at 10:30 am with The Celebration of Turtle Independence Day, which incorporates the local culture and marine life education. The Mauna Lani Resort has been raising juvenile honu (turtles) for over 20 years. The honu are cared for in the saltwater ponds of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Once they reach a predetermined weight and size they are released to the ocean every 4th of July. Many locals as well as vacationers gather to enjoy this fascinating event. This annual celebration honors the honu and helps educate the public about the Hawaiian green sea turtle. There will be live entertainment, a 4th of July BBQ, along with an educational display about green sea turtles

The Kailua-Kona July 4th Parade travels from Kona Pool/Gym to Walua Road past Coconut Grove. Announcing stations at West Hawaii Today, Remixx at King Kamehameha Mall, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Boston Basil’s, Pancho & Lefty’s, Kimo’s (with magic before), Waterfront Row, Lava Java, and Humpy’s at Coconut Grove. Come support the community from 5:30 pm to 7pm.

Kona Surf Film Festival at Mauna Lani Resort

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

In December, a very exciting event will be taking place at Mauna Lani Resort. The 8th annual Kona Surf-Film Festival will be held on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd. It is a benefit for the Big Island surf community raising funds for Kulana Huli Honua, the Betty Kanuha Foundation, Protect Kohanaiki Ohana, and the Surfrider Foundation.
Since 2003 Chad Campbell, a local Kona surfer and filmmaker, has brought the Kona Film Festival to the Big Island of Hawaii. This event showcases surf films from around the globe. It was founded for the purpose of bringing Hawaii’s surfing O’Hana (Hawaiian for family) together for their love of the sport. Independent film makers share their passion for a chosen lifestyle. They offer the breathtaking visuals, sights and sounds that they have dedicated their lives to.
This year’s selections have not yet been chosen so check back later in the year. The deadline for film entries is September 31st, 2011. The choices and winners will be made available sometime shortly after that date for December’s event.
For up to date information call (808) 936-0089.
This event has grown in popularity over the years and now helps support ‘Sea-Thos’, a cause aimed at reversing ocean damage.  With supporters such as Julia Roberts and Jeff Bridges, the foundation is surely going to help this extremely important issue.  Please take the opportunity to be a part of this unique occasion only available on the Big Island of Hawaii at Mauna Lani Resort.

The Mauna Lani Terrace offers luxury beachfront villas within walking distance of the festival.

July 2011 at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

There is never a dull moment on the resort with the planned activities and exhibits hosted by the Kings Shops. Other than Mondays, there is something planned daily to entertain couples, families or anyone looking for something out of the ordinary.

Every Tuesday night, the shops offer local music to both residents and visitors. For the month of July; you can hear John Keawe, Music with an Island Touch from 6-7pm.

Every Wednesday, you can visit the Kings’ Shops Farmers Market from 8:30am-2pm. See local Organic produce, talk to the local vendors and bring the family to see something special.  On Wednesday nights from 6-7pm, come hear some traditional Hawaiian sounds from either Hawaiians Unlimited or Kunia Galdeira.

There are also some great family activities such as Daily Koi Feeding at 9:30am across from the Louis Vuitton store and Hula Fridays from 6-7pm.

A family favorite is Hula and Polynesian Dance Fridays from 6-7pm at the shops. Come treat yourself to rare displays of culture and movement under the Hawaiian sky.

If you are looking for an accommodation try one of our Waikoloa Beach Resort vacation rentals.

4th of July 2011 at Mauna Lani Resort

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

The July 4th holiday is going to be an eventful extended weekend on in the Waikoloa and Mauna Lani Resorts. As previously discussed, there are quite a few events taking place.
In addition to the Waikoloa resort festivities, the Mauna Lani Resort and Bungalows is hosting multiple events beginning July 1 through the 4th, 2011.

The next offering is for all of those golfers out there. In celebration of the Mauna Lani Resorts 30th Anniversary, The Francis H. L’i Brown courses are offering specials on both rounds of golf as well as Merchandise.  Beginning July 2nd through the 4th, 2011; golfers will be able to take advantage of both 30% off all morning Green Fees as well as Golf Merchandise. Call (808) 885-6655 with any questions.

On July 4th, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel is celebrating Turtle Independence Day from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Dating back to 1989, the hotel has raised baby Turtles or Honu. They are raised in the Salt ponds at the hotel and released every July 4th when they reach a certain maturity. This year is no different; the turtles that have reached a certain size and age will be release at the waters edge in front of the hotel.  A parade will transport the baby Honu to the beach followed by their release. This annual event honors the turtles and helps educate visitors about the endangered animal. Visitors can enjoy an educational experience as well as a July 4th BBQ.

Call (808) 881-7911 for more information.

If you are looking for a vacation rental near these activities, check out our villas at Mauna Lani Terrace.

4th of July 2011 at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Waikoloa Beach Resort takes their 4th of July very seriously and 2011 will be no different…are you ready?

On Monday, July 4 the Waikoloa Beach Resort and the King’s Shops host the ‘Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race and 4th of July extravaganza’. Proceeds from the race will be donated to Cerebral Palsy of Hawaii and Big Island Schools. You could win an opportunity to stay in the Presidential Suite at the Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort along with other great prizes from some of the other sponsors and local businesses. Live entertainment will be there from 10am to 6pm and the event will feature local artists, face painting, balloons, a watermelon eating contest and much more. This is a fantastic activity for families.

The Queens Marketplace will host another event with great family activities throughout the day starting at 11am along with an 8pm finale of fireworks over the Waikoloa Bowl at the Queens’ Gardens. Live entertainment will continue after until 9:30pm. Proceeds will go to the Food Basket, our local food bank. Canned goods donations will be accepted to benefit the same organization. Bring the family, show your support to the community and enjoy yourself!!

The US Airforce Band will also be playing at the Waikoloa Bowl starting at 6pm, doors open at 5pm. Bring a chair and blanket and enjoy this once a year event under the Hawaiian sky.

There is quite a bit going on throughout the island. As the distances can be quite large between the events, we decided to let you know what was happening in the areas of Waikoloa Beach Resort and Mauna Lani.

If you are looking for a place to stay check out our Waikoloa Beach Resort vacation rentals.

Waikoloa Beach Resort June 2011 Events

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In addition to the full schedule of activities at Waikoloa Beach Resort, there will be some points of interest throughout the month of June on the Resort.

With Fathers day around the corner, you are welcome to “Spoil your dad at Queens’ Marketplace”. Purchase anything from the shops, spending $25 or more (total receipts must add up to at least $25) and you will be eligible to win gifts from the stores, restaurants and accommodations. This promotion ends 6/17.

On Saturday, June 18 comedian Tommy Davidson is performing at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Grand Ballroom. Tickets are on sale for $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP table seating.

If you are looking to grab a quick bite to eat if you are venturing out for the day or are simply wanting something simple, the Queens shops does offer a food court. This offers anything from Asian inspired dishes to burgers and sandwiches along with some local favorites. This is an economical way to feed the family for the afternoon.

One of our favorites is Sansei’s; they serve seafood, steak and sushi nightly from 5:30p-10p. Every Wednesday is Lobster Night!!!

4th of July 2010 at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The Waikoloa Beach Resort is known to offer a full day of activities for the 4th of July and 2010 will be no different.

The Kings Shops will be host to the 19th Annual Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race and 4th of July Extravaganza is an all day fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii held at the Kings’ Lake. The Kings’ Shops proudly sponsor this annual event where rubber ducks are adopted for a $5.00 donation and are set to race to the finish line where prizes will be awarded.  The Kings’ Shops will also be host to activities and entertainment throughout the day.  The race typically takes place mid-afternoon.

The Queens Shops will offer an array of activities, music, and other entertainment throughout the day from 10 am to 9:30 pm.  You may find areas for lei making, face painting, and much more. A detailed list of activities will be available when it is released.

Next to the Queens Shops is Waikoloa Bowl, which will be host to the evening activities.  From 6 to 8 pm Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats will be playing.  They are a popular band known for performing at large events and playing popular music from the 50s to present to keep everyone entertained.  At 8 pm will be a beautiful firework display over Waikoloa Bowl.

Queens Shops Calendar of Events - June 2010

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Waikoloa Beach Resort Calendar of Events ~ May 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010