The best of cuisine, arts, and sports showcased in various festivities

Plan your next trip to Hawaii Island around an exciting roster of special festivals and events at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. From a festival dedicated to chocolate to the island’s first-ever overnight road and trail running relay race, Mauna Kea Resort offers unique experiences for all to enjoy.

rd Annual Spring Doubles Tournament at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: April 29 – May 1
Welcoming all tennis enthusiasts, from professionals to amateurs! Mauna Kea Resort presents the third annual Spring Doubles Tournament at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club. Special tournament rates for accommodations are being offered at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, starting at $249/night, and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, starting at $159/night. Entries close Monday, April 25, 2016. For more information, call 1-866-774-6236.

Big Island Chocolate Festival at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel: May 13-14
This year’s 5th annual Big Island Chocolate Festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with culinary booths depicting this theme. The two-day event includes a cacao plantation tour at Original Chocolate Factory, a college culinary competition, and several seminars. General admission tickets are $75. Stay through the weekend at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel with special hotel rates starting at $396.20/night. For festival information, visit

Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: June 4
For the fifth year in a row, the Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival returns to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel to celebrate and honor jazz and blues music. Enjoy live entertainment by Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning musicians from Hawaii and around the world. Mauna Kea’s intimate outdoor oceanside setting makes the evening all the more enjoyable.  Special room rates are available.

Seaside Tennis Club Grand Prix Championship at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel: September 16-18
The 21st annual Grand Prix Open and Class Championship, held at the 11-court Seaside Tennis Club, offers three days of championship tennis, with special tournament rates for accommodations. There is no admission charge and spectators are welcome.

Festival of Aloha at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel: September 18
The fifth annual Festival of Aloha invites visitors to enjoy an all-day, free, family-friendly event featuring live Hawaiian music, hula performances, craft and clothing vendors, food booths, and more.

Ragnar Relay Hawaii: October 14-15
Ragnar Relay Hawaii, the premier series of overnight road and trail running relay, is making its debut on Hawaii Island. The 200-mile race begins in Hilo and ends at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. For more information, visit

rd Annual Mauna Kea Pro-Am: Dec. 7-11
Golf enthusiasts can experience a magical week of championship golf, luxury accommodations, exquisite Hawaiian cuisine, special events, prizes, and more during the 43rd annual Mauna Kea Pro-Am. Golfers may contact Mauna Kea Resort’s director of golf to learn how to participate.

Other exciting events are in the works so be sure to visit and for the latest details along with information on special rates and packages.