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The Big Island of Hawaii is host to many popular events including sports competitions, cultural experiences, film and music festivals, concerts, food and wine events, stage shows and more. For more information about special activities and events happening during you stay please visit the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau website.

The Royal Kona Resort's stunning oceanfront setting is perfect for special events and concerts. We have proudly hosted the annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival; and concerts by Five for Fighting, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Spin Doctors, Henry Kapono, and the David Bromberg Trio.

  • Thursdays and Sundays with Sean Wilkinson: Thursdays and Sundays from 5pm-7pm. After playing back up for big name entertainers for dozens of years, award-winning percussionist Sean Wilkinson ventured to Hawaii some 30 years ago and now brings his smooth, easy listening jazz sounds to Don's Mai Tai Bar at Royal Kona Resort. Free admission. Happy hour from 4pm-6pm. Dates and information subject to change. Call 808-930-3286 for more information
  • Saturdays with Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez: Saturdays from 5pm-7pm. Back by popular demand Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez is rockin' da uke at Don's Mai Tai Bar at Royal Kona Resort. Free admission. Happy hour from 4pm-6pm. Dates and information subject to change. Call 808-930-3286 for more information.
  • Second Thursdays with John Keawe: The second Thursday of every month from 5pm-7pm. Grammy and multiple Na Hoku HanoHano award-winning slack-key guitarist, recording artist, and composer John Keawe plays live at Don’s Mai Tai Bar at Royal Kona Resort. Free admission. Happy hour from 4pm-6pm. Dates and information subject to change. Call 808-930-3286 for more information.
  • Third Thursdays featuring Henry Kapono: The third Thursday of every month from 5pm-7pm. Join us at Don's Mai Tai Bar at Royal Kona Resort for live entertainment by Hawaii’s award-winning singer/songwriter Henry Kapono. Free admission. Happy hour from 4pm-6pm. Dates and information subject to change. Call 808-930-3286 for more information.
  • Kokua Kailua Hulihe'e Palace Concert & Village Stroll: September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 14, 2014 from 1pm-6pm. Once a month on Sunday stroll through Kailua Village and enjoy musicians, artists, merchants and restaurants then listen to a free concert on the lawn at Hulihe'e Palace.
  • 6th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival: Saturday, August 16th, 2014. Congratulations to Michael Soo from Phoenix, AZ taking the $10,000 first prize for his mai tai creation he calls “A Hui Hou.”  The mixologist from Bar Crudo in Phoenix also takes home the title producing the “World’s Best Mai Tai.” Second place was Wendy Romlein from Haliimaile General Store on Maui, who won last year’s event.  This time around, her “Tai Mai” concoction earned her $5,000.  The third best mai tai recipe was created by Matt Corbin of Cane & Canoe restaurant at Montage Resort on Maui.  His "77 Mai Tai" saw him win $2,500. Plans are already underway for the Seventh Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival scheduled for August 2015. Visit our festival website for more information

 

 
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