List of all annual events in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Find a local festival during your stay on the Big Island and get the true local experience.
February – Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
This festival showcases the annual blooming of Waimea’s cherry trees along Church Row Park, and the Japanese tradition of “hanami,” or cherry blossom viewing. More information at their facebook page.
March – Annual Waikoloa Ukulele Festival
The Waikoloa Beach Resort is home to the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival held annually in March. This event is a celebration of Hawaii’s favorite instrument and music. Ukulele enthusiasts can stop by to listen, or strum along and play their part with a great lineup of ukulele masters. There also will be a free ukulele workshop.
More information at the ukulele festival website.
July – Parker Ranch 4th of July Rodeo
The Parker Ranch 4th of July Rodeo is an award-winning tradition that includes action-packed rodeo events, keiki (children) activities, ono (delicious) food and much, much more. For more information call (808) 885-5669 or look on their website in the weeks before the event.
September – Aloha Festivals Waimea Paniolo Parade and Hoʻolauleʻa
A town wide party celebrating the rich past and traditions of Waimea’s ranching and paniolo traditions. It is a parade of the horses, riders, dancers and community groups that make up the fabric of community in this small ranching town, and features princesses on horseback with attendees decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live entertainment in Waimea Ballpark.
October Pumpkin Patch Festival [closed]
The Kohala Mountain Educational Farm is permanently closing down its operations. There will be no future Farm School Tours or Pumpkin Patch festivities.
The Kohala Mountain Educational Farm has been organizing the October Pumpkin Patch festival since 2012. Every weekend in October through Halloween the farm is open to visitors to celebrate the farm’s fall harvest from 10am to 5pm. You can find a giant pumpkin patch, U-pick sweet corn & sunflowers, a hay ride, a petting zoo, ono (tasty!) food vendors, and live music.
Read up-to-date information on the Kohala Mountain Educational Farm website.