Search results: Big Island CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Festival awards $8K to three beneficiaries

KAILUA-KONA — Proceeds totaling $8,000 from the 2023 Big Island Chocolate Festival were awarded to three educational organizations at the event’s recent volunteer appreciation celebration at Magics Beach Grill.

Tropical Gardening: Chocolate, plants make great gifts for Mother’s Day

Sunday is Mother’s Day and if you forgot any of those favorite women in your life, you are in real trouble! Trying to wrack your brains for just the right last-minute gift can be frustrating. Chocolates are often a favorite gift, but why not go one step further and treat your loved ones to the Big Island Chocolate Festival on May 14 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriot Resort and Spa. The event is an all-VIP affair with a four-course dinner service. There will be unlimited wine and beer plus a newly launched specialty chocolate spritzer by Ola Brew, according to the organizers. There will also be live music and dancing. Other chocolate surprises will be served as well. For tickets visit

Beneficiaries named for chocolate gala

KOHALA COAST — With the theme, “Black &White,” the eighth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 26-27, with events headquartered at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.

Dead-of-winter trips from northern lights to festivals

Despite frigid temperatures plaguing some parts of the U.S., winter does have unique charms, whether it’s getting cozy by a fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate in a mountain inn or heading outdoors to a magical landscape of forests and mountains sparkling with snow.