Coconuts, Culture, and Family Fun for All!

Welcome to the 1st Annual Hilo Coconut Festival, Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10 am – 5 pm

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Kahu O Kahiko & Ku Kolu


The 1st Annual Hilo Coconut Festival will take place on Coconut Island, a small island park in Hilo Bay, located right next to the hotels along Banyan Drive, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 10 am – 5 pm.  This Festival is free to the public, and a perfect location for families and friends interested in a fun day of demonstrations on drum-making, weaving,rope-making and more.  Traditional Hawaiian culture will be on exhibit with Hula dancing, ukele playing, and local entertainment.

The highlight of the Festival will be a celebration of Hawaiian coconuts, and their multitude of uses from soap, cosmetics, coconut meat, coconut oil, and the processing of coconuts into refreshing drinks.  The cultural and religious significance of the coconut will also be addressed.  Coconut items will be on sale as well as treats and local dishes.

Demonstrations of the uses and development of Hawaiian sugarcane, teas, and the Hala plant will also be explored.  Amongst all of these symbols of Hawaiian culture will be children’s activities, such as face-painting, coconut bowling, coconut toss, and more.  If you are interested in being a vendor or a sponsor, please contact Vince McMillon at cmcmillon@hawaii.rr.com.   Check back for updates, and vendor applications.



  1. Tim Sullivan

    Best of luck, we’ll try to make this. Sounds like lots of fun!

  2. lisa

    NICE photos, Vince!! I got it on my calendar, see you there… Best of luck

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