Wili Wili Festival Saturday

Waikoloa Village will host the first-ever community wide “Wiliwili Festival” Saturday, August 28, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. in several locations throughout the day.   A variety of activities are planned, including a WVOC Plant Sale at Waikoloa School, music and hula at Highlands Shopping Center, and family-friendly games, a putting contest with prizes, food booths and live entertainment at the Driving Range.  General admission is free and shuttle transportation is being provided by Waikoloa Village Association.


8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Waikoloa School

WVOC’s Annual Plant & Art Sale

  • Ornamentals, fruit trees and more
  • Succulents and orchids
  • Native plant species and Herbs
  • Air plants and beautiful Desert Rose
  • Local artists Henry Lyon and Erna Nagandhi
  • Information about composting and invasive species, Master Gardener Wendy Fraser and Dave Faucette, Waikoloa Dry Forest Manager

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center

Craft Vendors and Live Entertainment

  • John Keawe—11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
  • Halau Na Lehua E Liko No Ka Wailani—12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Bruddah Smitty—1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Waikoloa Village Golf Course

Activities, Food, Entertainment and Putting & Chipping Contest with prizes

  • Live Entertainment by:  The Ladies of Hula Hālau Nā Lei o Kaholokū, Ken Herkes,  Aulani’s Hula Halau, Jim Major, Ke Kane, Na’au Ali’i
  • Adult/child team Putting & Chipping Contest, sponsored by the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.  The winning team will be awarded a junior set of golf clubs and a round of golf for both team members.  Registration at Pro Shop, contest begins at 4:30 p.m.
  • Fun on the Water Slide, Party Bouncer and Climbing Wall.  Also keiki fun booths with face painting and tattoo artistry —3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Bookmobile Blessing—4:00 p.m. at the Tennis Courts.
  • Display of Hawaii County Fire Department vehicles – HazMat, Ambulance, Fire Truck & Chopper from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Keiki ID provided by the Hawaii County Police Department
  • Food, Artwork and Craft Vendors

Admission is free at all venues.  Scrip will be sold for keiki activities (or wear the new WVOC t-shirt, featuring the Wiliwili tree, for unlimited access to the water slide, bouncer and climbing wall).  Bring chairs and blankets for seating plus towels for those using the water slide.  No coolers, please.

The Waikoloa Village Association will be providing continuous FREE shuttle service between the various venues beginning at 10:45 a.m. at the Community Church across the street from Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School, to Pu’u Nui Park, then to Highlands Shopping Center and, starting at 2:45 p.m., drop off and pick up at Waikoloa Village Tennis/Pool Parking  with the shuttle continuing the venue loop until 8:45 p.m. Look for the green & purple pennants designating pick-up and drop off locations at each stop.

Find Wiliwili Festival on Facebook, visit www.WaikoloaOutdoorCircle.org, call Event Chair Julia Alos at 883-1191 or email wiliwilifest2010@gmail.com for more information.

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