The Kona Brewers Festival started as a way to increase awareness about recycling. However, over the last twenty years it has become one of the largest fundraising events on the Big Island and has raised over $750,000 for environmental, educational, and cultural organizations. This year the festival will take place March 12 to 14, 2015 at the lu`au grounds of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona.
Wondering what events you should attend? Well, below you’ll find a schedule of this green, zero waste festival.
Pa’ina Dinner and Art Auction: (March 12) Dine ocean side under the stars during this special dinner at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Each dish will incorporate craft beers as well as locally sourced ingredients. There will also be live entertainment and a silent art auction.
Brews and Blues Concert: (March 13) Starting at 7:30 you’ll hear a great lineup of musicians. The Aloha Bluegrass Band will be playing high-energy folk and bluegrass. The Whipstitch Sallies will entertain with wonderful harmonies and a groovy upright bass. Children 12 and under can come for free.
Suds and Sea Benefit Cruise: (March 13) Come out on the Pacific from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm for the Whale Watch and Snorkle Cruise Benefit. Set sail on the Hula Kai which was specifically designed for snorkeling and diving. Support local community non-profits while you explore the Southwest coast of the Big Island.
The 8th Annual Run for the Hops: (March 14) Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH) presents a 5K / 10K run beginning at 7:30 am. After the race there will be an award ceremony with beer tasting and a picnic.
Kona Brewers Festival: (March 14) The highlight of the festival takes place 2:30 to 6:30 pm. Try crafted beer from 40 select breweries. Taste island-style cuisine from 40 of the Big Island’s top chefs. Enjoy live music all day. And don’t miss the annual Trash Fashion Show with clothing made entirely from recycled material.
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