The Island of Hawaii welcomes the new year with a robust assortment of fantastic events. If you like music, food, dance, and beautiful scenery, you will perhaps find more than one thing on this list to add to your schedule.

Here are our picks for the best events and festivals coming to the Big Island in January 2023!

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Mitsubishi PGA Electric Championship at Hualalai

If you’re a fan of golf, or even if you’re just curious about getting to know the sport, January on the Big Island is a wonderful opportunity to see the world’s best in action. Since 1997, this PGA golf tournament has showcased senior major champions in the iconic sport in one of the most beautiful locations in the world - the Hualalai Resort Golf Club. Don’t miss this chance to witness elite excellence!

When: January 19th - January 21st
Where: 100 Kaupulehu Dr, Kailua-Kona (Hualalai Resort)
More Info: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai 


Kokua Kailua Monthly Stroll

This popular downtown Kona event has often been described as a Hawaiian bazaar. Alii Dr, in the heart of the island’s most famous city, will be transformed into a garden full of local merchants. Wandering along next to the seaside, you’ll find everything from local art, handmade soaps, clothes, jewelry, and, of course, tons of fantastic food and drink. There is also typically live entertainment in the form of music and dance performed at Hulihe’e Palace - all for free and open to the general public. 

When: Starting January 15th
Where: Alii Dr, Historic Kailua Village, Kailua-Kona
More Info: Historic Kailua Village - Kokua Kailua

All That Is Now

If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, January is a beautiful time to visit the Big Island. That’s because Leche De Tigre & Friends will perform a tribute to Pink Floyd at the Palace Theater in Hilo. The occasion? 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the album’s release. Yeah, we couldn’t believe that either - but it’s true. See great musicians perform all-time great music in paradise.

When: Saturday, January 14th, 7 PM
Where: 38 Haili St, Hilo (Palace Theater)
More Info: Hilo Palace - All That Is Now 


We hope you find this a helpful guide to planning your January on the Big Island. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit! 

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