Upcoming events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

All events are free, but park entrance fees apply.

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Enjoy the following:

Holidays in Kahuku

The Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to the second annual Holidays in Kahuku, a free family-friendly event featuring local crafters selling jewelry, pottery, holiday decorations and more. The event will feature live music, food for purchase from Volcano House and Friends selling shave ice, drinks, chips and logo merchandise. Books, native species plush toys and other park-related items will be available for sale in the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association store. All proceeds support park projects and educational programs.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Kahuku Unit in Ka‘u

Holiday Concert

Acclaimed Hawaii musician and recording artist Randy Lorenzo and upcoming vocalist Jennie Kaneshiro will be joined by special guest musicians for a concert you won’t want to miss. Part of the park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Konane (Hawaiian checkers)

Celebrate the annual Hawaiian makahiki season and play konane in the park. This is an ancient Hawaiian game similar to checkers. The object is to be the last player to make a move. Part of the park’s ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops.

When: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 25

Where: Outside Hale Noa o Kilauea, across from Volcano Art Center Gallery.

Artist in Residence to Present Work at Coffee Talk

Landscape painter Dawn Waters Baker, December’s artist in residence, will present her work to the public in Kahuku (and informally as she paints throughout the park, en plein air). The artist lives in Texas, but was born and raised in the Philippines and lived through the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991. Baker is familiar with lush, volcanic landscapes, and will be looking and listening for the new and the familiar, along with the themes of life, death and rebirth while she is here.

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When: 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27

Where: Kahuku Unit in Ka‘u

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