Earth & Ocean Festival Coming Up

The Earth & Ocean Festival is designed to showcase and emphasize the unique treasures of Hawaii Island through active participation in educational booths and activities on coral reef, ocean stewardship and conservation practices in Hawaii.

Earth and Ocean FestivalTraditional Hawaiian cultural practices will be shared, environmental programs will be presented in the Surf & Turf Theater and educational tours will be offered throughout the day. Tours include the Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary; Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii; Historical Footsteps Along the Kona Coast; and Makaeo Walking Path. (Note: tours require online registration.) Presentations include “Climate Reality,” “The Manta Ray,” “Aloha in the Huna Way,” The DLNR Watershed Initiative,” and “Tsunami Talk.”

Enjoy locally made and sourced food. Entertainment throughout the day with hula, music and The Hiccup Circus.  A special Hawaiian music concert will close the Festival, starting at 3 pm. Funding provided by HTA and the County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development.

Bring the whole family to the festival on Saturday, April 12th from 10:00am to 4pm at Makaeo Pavilion, Old Kona Airport. Free to the public. For a complete listing of activities and presentations or for more information, call 808.329.1758, email, or visit

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should contact the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce at 808.329.1758 as soon as possible, but no later than March 28, 2014.


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