Big Island Festivals: Puna Music Fest and Kanikapila
In case you need more reasons to visit the Big Island of Hawai'i - Big Island Festivals! They happen all the time and encompass the whole of what this island has to offer: great peoples, cultures, food and merriment. From the New Year’s Mochi Pounding Festival in Wailea to the world renowned annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, Hawai'i Island will entertain you year-round.
This weekend, May 10th, is the Puna Music Fest in downtown Pahoa.
For one day only from 5pm to 10pm, Pahoa Village Road will close to vehicles and the streets will come alive with music! From every shop, balcony and street side café will come the sounds of our musically talented neighbors and friends. On the main stage you’ll hear Hawaiian slack key guitar from Bruddah Kuz and Uncle Robert’s Awa Band as well as danceable DJ sounds in the historic Akebono Theater.
A little bird told me that there will also be an appearance by local faves, Las Sambistas, the Big Island’s own Samba Rio dance troupe at the Akebono Theater at 7pm.
Walk the streets and find Grateful Dead cover band, Terrapin Station, featuring our very own State Congressman, Russell Ruderman in front of Island Naturals starting at 6pm. And what’s not to love about watching the extraordinary kids of the Hiccup Circus with their amazing feats of juggling, acrobatics and fire dancing?!
Of course, the most exciting new Festival on our sun soaked horizon is HawaiiCon 2014 which promises to be the start of an exciting annual celebration of science from the Earth to the sky. Won’t you join us?