Summer is going to be huge in Hawaii. Despite its notoriously low population density - typically a plus for nature lovers but a minus for event-goers - the Big Island is announcing festivals like a Southern California desert.
If you like food, live music, cultural expressions, or some combination of the lot, you will have an amazing time on the Island of Hawaii this coming June.
Here is our introductory guide to some of the coolest events and festivals coming to the Big Island in June 2022 - 2023.
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2023 Events and Festivities
Events for the Big Island of Hawaii in June 2023 will be posted in the coming weeks. Typically, we'll update this page about six to eight weeks before the month in question. Below, you can review a summary of what happened within the last 12-18 months, as many of these Hawaii events are held annually.
2022 Events and Festivities
Hawaii Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival
This 3-day event epitomizes “Hawaii festival.” With food, dance, fashion, fire knives, and tons more, the rich culture of the Island of Hawaii will be celebrated at the source. You’d be hard-pressed to find a single event that checks more boxes for enthusiastic Hawaii visitors than this one.
When: June 10th - 12th, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 75-5660 Palani Road, Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
More Info: hikuauli.com
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
An outrageously fun and luxurious event, this multi-day, multi-location festival has been transporting visitors to a dream world of world-class wine and world-famous scenic locations for 41 years and counting. In fact, it is the longest-running food and wine event in the United States. If oceanfront wine tastings with paired dinners sound appealing to you, don’t miss it.
When: June 9th - June 12th,
Where: Kapalua (various locations, see more info)
More Info: Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
King Kamehameha Day Parade & Festival
Cultural celebrations on the Big Island will hit their June peak on King Kamehameha Day. A renowned parade taking place across the islands and reaching its 105th annual iteration in 2022, the King Kamehameha Day Parade will be held in Historic Kailua Village on June 11th.
When: Saturday, June 11th, 9 AM - 3 PM
Where: Historic Kailua Village, Kailua-Kona
More Info: King Kamehameha Day Parade & Festival
Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival
This event speaks for itself. Music lovers will not want to miss this scenic showcase featuring numerous award-winning musicians at the beautiful Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Waimea.
When: Saturday, June 4th, 5 PM - 9 PM
Where: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Waimea, (Mauna Kea Beach Hotel)
More Info: Big Island Music
Kona Coffee Espresso Workshop
Another exciting food-related event that really showcases what is unique about the Big Island, the Kona Coffee Espresso Workshop will be held on June 16th at Puna Chocolate Company in Kailua-Kona.
When: Thursday, June 16th, 9 AM - 10 AM
Where: 74-5606 Pawai Place, Kailua-Kona (Puna Chocolate Company)
More Info: EventBrite
In a stunning reversal of recent trends, more may be added in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on your calendars and brace for action!
We hope you find this a useful starting point for planning your June experience on the Big Island. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!