Join us this fall for some fun seasonal Big Island events!

There’s never a shortage of fun things to do here on the Big Island. From volunteer opportunities to one-of-a-kind festivals and cultural performances, there’s plenty to do during your say this fall.

What’s coming up? Here’s a list of Big Island events you won’t want to miss this October.

If volunteering is your thing:

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park’s Forest Restoration Project | October 19

Join us to learn about weed control and native plant restoration. You’ll play an important role in protecting important and threatened native ecosystems.

This event is best for volunteers 12 years of age and older as you’ll hike at least one mile over rough, uneven ground. Sturdy walking shoes and long pants are required, along with gear for variable weather conditions (be prepared for sun or rain with a hat, raincoat, sunscreen, etc.). You’ll also need to bring plenty of water and lunch.

Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our National Park and participate in native forest recovery! Learn more here.

If you love to dance, shop and enjoy great food

Harold López-Nussa Trio | October 20

Kahilu Theatre is proud to present the Harold López-Nussa Trio Saturday, October 20 at 7 pm as they circumnavigate the world on their 36-city tour promoting their newest album, Un Día Cualquiera.

Harold López-Nussa is an award-winning jazz pianist from Havana, Cuba and strongly believes that music will always cross borders and defy obstacles. American jazz has been strongly influenced by Cuban musicians since the 1940s and Cuban jazz has remained grounded in its tradition while maintaining a unique perspective.

Kilauea Night Market | October 20

Join us on Saturday, October 20 for 20+ artists, food vendors and LIVE MUSIC! Fun for the whole family. Stay for dinner from local food vendors including Aida’s Family Cafe and El Rey Mexican Food Truck. Vegetarian options include Abi’s Indian cuisine. Relax and enjoy the music of Makana o na Lani and Aunty Bev’s hula halau on the new stage! End with a glass of champagne and a sweet from Ono Pops, Aunty M’s famous pies, Adventures Bowls acai or Haole Girl treats.

If you can’t wait to celebrate Halloween:

Kauai Christian Academy 12th Annual Fall Festival | October 26 and 27

Enjoy this carnival-style Halloween Fall Festival at the Kauai Christian Academy (KCA) in Kilauea on Lighthouse Road. Festivities include:

  • Costume Contest
  • Fun Carnival Games
  • Petting Zoo
  • Corn Maze
  • Bounce House
  • Pony & Hay Rides

Plus, there will be a silent auction, Ono food, and live entertainment with music and Hula! Don’t miss this great event!

Looking for the perfect place to stay on the Big Island? Spend the night in the pristine rainforest at our Hawaii Volcano property. It’s a great alternative to a typical Hawaii resort and the perfect spot from which to explore and experience your favorite Big Island events. To learn about our many accommodation options, visit our Properties & Rooms page. You can also visit our Activities page to learn more about more fun things to do once you’re here.