Downtown Kailua Kona During the Kokua Kailua Art Fair and Village Stroll

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll in Downtown Kona

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Kailua Kona Hawaii Hosts a Monthly Stroll & 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’.

Kokua Kailua Street Fair and Stroll with vendor booths lining Alii Drive

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.

Kokua Kailua Kona Hawaii Village Stroll & Art Fair

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.

Kokua Kailua Kona Hawaii Village Stroll & Art Fair

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 Kona Hawaii Dancers

Kokua Kailua is organized by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District and supported by their sponsors.

2022 Kokua Kailua Dates 

January 16, 2022 – Cancelled
February 20, 2022
March 20, 2022
April 10, 2022
May 15, 2022
June 12, 2022 (King Kamehameha Weekend)
July 17, 2022
August 21, 2022
September 18, 2022
October 16, 2022
November  20, 2022
December 11, 2022 – (Kailua Kalikimaka)

These are the currently scheduled dates for 2022, but please keep in mind that due to COVID, event cancellations may happen and the entertainment portion of this event may not take place each month, so please check the organizers website for updates:

Historic Kailua Village Website

Downtown Kailua Kona Directions and Map

75-5677 Ali’i Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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