Big Island Events | Going to Hawaii
Going to Hawaii features a Big Island Visitors Guide to include a comprehensive list of Big Island Events and fun Big Island Things to experience throughout the year.
The Big Island offers a diversity in attractions, activities and so it's expected that Big Island Events are equally as diverse and you would be correct.
Big Island Events take place throughout the year and across all points of the island. Big Island Events include:
- Big Island Whale Watching: Each year, from December to May, Humpback Whales, migrate off Hawaii Island’s shorelines to come to the warm Hawaiian waters to breed and give birth to new calves. Viewing these 40-foot long gentle giants breach the water is an amazing sight, not to be forgotten.
- Ironman World Championship: This Big Island Event features the world's top Triathletes in one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Participants swim 2.4-miles, bike 112-miles and finish with a 26.2-mile marathon run.
- Merrie Monarch Festival: This Big Island Event is considered the world's premier event for people to display their skills of the art of ancient and modern Hula.
- Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival: This popular Big Island Event celebrates the blooming of the cherry trees with a “cherry blossom” party with multi-cultural performing arts, food and festivities.
Big Island Events are some of the most popular Big Island Things to do on the island, and there are numerous fun and exciting Big Island Events to choose from throughout the year.
View our Big Island Calendar of Events below to see the Big Island Events that are taking place during your upcoming visit.
View our Hawaii Travel Articles to read interesting articles about this island paradise.