DISCOVER BIG ISLAND FESTIVITIES
AND TAKE PART IN THE FUN
Below are annual events that are expected to take place in December 2021. Events will be marked as TBA until official 2021 dates are released.
Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival
Dec TBA, 2021 – Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
This four day event celebrates jazz & blues music. Enjoy performances by Grammy Award Winners and Jazz & Blues Legends at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
Waimea Twilight Christmas Parade
Dec TBA, 2021 – Waimea
Waimea’s famous Christmas Parade is the second oldest in Hawaii and takes place the first Saturday of December each year. The parade begins at the east end of Historic Church Row Park and will travel through Waimea, concluding at Waimea Park. The parade benefits the Big Island Giving Tree, a local non-profit organization.
Every year, the Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade features dozens of floats representing Waimea — including schools, youth groups, farms, ranches and businesses, plus a huge brigade of festively lighted trucks. As always, Santa has promised to ride in the parade. Before the parade, check out the craft fairs and free entertainment at the Parker Ranch Center.
Holualoa Christmas Music and Lights Festival
Dec TBA, 2021 – Holualoa
Witness the lighting of the town Christmas tree, listen to musicians perform Christmas music through the evening at stages around the village, and receive treats from the galleries and shops in this charming little artists’ colony in the middle of Kona coffee country.