Big Island Events in November

Events & Festivals on the Big Island of Hawaii

If you’re visiting the Island of Hawaii in November and you’re worried you’ll miss the peak of the festivities, fear not - November on the Big Island will be action-packed, especially if you love food!

Here are the best events and festivals coming to the Island of Hawaii in November. 

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2023 Events and Festivities

Events for the Big Island in November 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

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

November is the month when Kona’s world-famous coffee is harvested. This special occasion is celebrated with an annual festival that lasts over a week. Whether you’re a coffee lover or just interested in this iconic Big Island tradition, you won’t want to miss it. 

When: November 4th - November 13th
Where: Kona (Various Locations)
More Info: Kona Coffee Fest 

11th Annual Hawaiian Honey Challenge - People’s Choice Honey Tasting

Another agricultural staple in the Big Island’s repertoire that gets less recognition than coffee is honey. The Big Island has its own beekeepers association, and for 11 years, the association has hosted a Honey Challenge in search of the island’s best-tasting honey.

When: Friday, November 4th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 76 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo (Mokupapapa Discovery Center)
More Info: Big Island Beekeepers Association - Hawaiian Honey Challenge 

Bill Kirchen - The Titan Of The Telecaster 

For music fans, a November event drawing lots of attention from Big Island visitors is Bill Kirchen’s scheduled performance at the Palace Theater in Hilo. Kitchen is considered one of the pioneers of the Americana movement, and his guitar playing has earned him the popular nickname “Titan of the Telecaster.”

When: Saturday, November 12th, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 38 Haili Street, Hilo (Palace Theater)
More Info: Hilo Palace - Events

32nd Annual Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference

Yet another local food-related event coming to the Big Island this November is the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference. For its 32nd year, the conference will include a trade show, tours, and an array of agricultural experts giving educational presentations.

When: November 4th - November 6th
Where: 75-5852 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona (Royal Kona Resort)
More Info: Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers 

32nd Annual Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference

Yet another local food-related event coming to the Big Island this November is the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Conference. For its 32nd year, the conference will include a trade show, tours, and an array of agricultural experts giving educational presentations.

When: November 4th - November 6th
Where: 75-5852 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona (Royal Kona Resort)
More Info: Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers 

42nd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival

Most of the film festival takes place in Oahu, but the final week includes dates across the islands, including the Big Island at Hilo’s Palace Theater. Don’t forget that much of the festival can be participated online from November 3rd to November 27th.

When: November 17th - November 20th
Where: 38 Haili Street, Hilo (Palace Theater)
More Info: Hawaii International Film Festival

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

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