The Ali’i garden market place is not purely a farmers market but mostly (and as the name suggest) an open air marketplace. You can find this market 1.5 miles south of downtown Kona. The Ali’i garden market place was voted the “best open-air market place” by the readers of the west Hawaii today in 2001, 2002 and 2003. After a short dry spell the marketplace has been picking up again. Now (2016) there are 25+ unique and local vendors.
Prices at the boots are about the same as those in downtown Kona and you can get a good bite of food. For example, TJ’s BBQ is the #1 rated restaurant in Kona on TripAdvisor (last checked July 2016, can’t beat the ribs!). Other vendors include Holoholoz Poke & Fish Market, Big Island Sweet Treats with Shave Ice, Kettle Corn, Ice Cream and dessert creations. From November to April during whale season, Whale of a Crepe is on site with fresh dessert and savory crepes.
Ali’i Garden Market Place directions
The market place is located at 75-6129 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. There is plenty of parking available on the grounds, opening hours are between Tuesday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For any questions, please get in touch through (808) 937-8844.
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Ali’i garden market place pictures
We currently have no pictures of the Ali’i garden market place but this photo of the entrance from google street view. Please get in touch with us if you want to submit your own pictures.