Kokua Kailua Village Stroll in Downtown Kona
Kailua Kona Hawaii Hosts a Monthly Art Fair
Held on one Sunday of each month from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm in Historic Downtown Kailua Kona Hawaii, the Kokua Kailua Village stroll offers shoppers and craftsman an opportunity to participate in a true ‘Hawaiian Bazaar’.
You may wonder why this event is called Kokua Kailua. Kokua is a Hawaiian word, meaning to help others. In a deeper sense, it means to give freely of your time and energy to help better the lives of others and your community. The spirit of this festival is to help one another and to bring everyone together to keep improving the Kailua-Kona community.
Strollers along Alii Drive will be able to connect with merchants showcasing carved Koa wood art, natural oils, handmade soaps, jellies and jams, clothing items, food, jewelry and more, all promoting Hawaii made products in historic Kailua Village. In keeping with the spirit of kokua, characterized by kindness and a desire to be of help, come support the history, culture and celebrated artisans at Kokua Kailua in historic downtown Kona.
One of the highlights of the Kokua Kailua event is the free Hawaiian Entertainment at Hulihe’e Palace. There are local musicians and dancers who come out each month and perform traditional and modern Hawaiian music and dance for event goers to enjoy. The entertainment begins at the palace grounds at 4:00 p.m. During the Christmas holiday, this event is very large and includes even more entertainment, concerts, and additional craft and art vendors.
Kokua Kailua is sponsored by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, Destination Kona Coast, Kailua Village Merchants Association, West Hawaii Today, Pacific Radio Group and Hulihe’e Palace.
2021 Kokua Kailua Dates
The stroll is back – after more than a year long closure!
July 18, 2021
August 15, 2021 (Cancelled)
September 19, 2021 (Cancelled)
October 17, 2021 (Cancelled)
November 21, 2021 (This one is happening!)
December 12, 2021
Due to COVID 19 the entertainment portion of this event is not being held at this time. Closures may happen due to Covid, so please check the event website for updates.
Historic Kailua Village Website
Downtown Kailua Kona Directions and Map
75-5677 Ali’i Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740