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February Events

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Below are annual events that are expected to take place in 2023. Events will be marked as TBA until official 2023 dates are released.


South Kona Artists Collective Online Art Auction

Feb TBA, 2023 – South Kona

The South Kona Artists Collective (SOKO) Annual Studio Tour and Sale will take place Feb 26-27 2022 barring unforeseen events. Their annual Studio Tour to bring the work of South Kona artists to a wider audience. The participating artists open their studios each day to share and showcase their creations.

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Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival

Feb TBA, 2023 – Waimea

In February of each year, Waimea’s community organization joins forces to showcase Waimea’s historic cherry trees and the Japanese tradition of viewing them—hanami.

Held traditionally the first Saturday of February, this free festival includes a variety of activities hosted at multiple venues throughout Waimea. Look for pink banners identifying site locations.

Experience an all-day lineup of Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts, plus hands-on demonstrations of bonsai, origami, traditional tea ceremony, fun mochi pounding and a host of colourful craft fairs.

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Wiliwili Festival

Feb TBA, 2023 – Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative

The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative hosts the annual Wiliwili Festival to celebrate the Island’s lowland dry forest and its iconic wiliwili trees. The event is free of charge and features information booths and talks, forest tours, keiki (children) activities, silent auction, food vendors, music and more. There are both virtual and in-person activities, check the event’s website for more information.

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Panaewa Stampede Rodeo

Feb TBA, 2023 – Hilo

The Panaewa Stampede Rodeo is an annual event that offers plenty of traditional rodeo events like bull riding and calf roping. Two uniquely Hawaiian events also take place – Double Mugging (where two Paniolo wrestle with a steer to tie three of its legs together) and Po’o Wai U (the traditional method of capturing wild cattle). Enjoy events for keiki (children) led by the rodeo clown, food and crafts from local vendors, and the cultural and historical display tent highlighting Paniolo history.

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