The Experience Volcano Festival is a celebration of the culture, people and traditions that make the diversity of the Volcano Area so unique. More than just a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Volcano Area is home to many activities and relaxing opportunities. Get a taste of everything that Volcano has to offer during this festival on August 14th 2021.
This festival showcases music, Hawaiian culture, artists in action, tours, demonstrations, kids and ohana activities, happy hours, restaurant specials, food trucks and much more!
Almost all of our events will be free to the public! So mark you're calendars now for the festivities. If you are visiting the
Big Island take advantage of the many lodging opportunities the Volcano Area has to offer!
The Festival's Map & Schedule
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This year we have printed 4000 copies of the festival's Map & Schedule that you can find at many lodging locations, restaurants and other leisure locations across the Big Island. You can also find copies of the Map & Schedule at all business locations in the Volcano Area leading up to and during the event. If you are unable to reach any of these locations you can download the PDF of the festival's Map & Schedule at the link below. You are welcome to print a copy and share the PDF with anyone!
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If you visit all of our festival locations you will become eligible to win from our special drawing featuring prizes that include winery tour tastings, posters, gift certificates, and more!
Vendors This Year Include
Ann Kalber’s Indigogo Designs, Unique Plant Sale,
Laiku Farm, Hua Nui Farm, Kingdom - A Mens Fragrance Brand, Makana Glass & Things, Shakti Designs, Zebewa, Laughing Gecko Enterprises, Bling Blings By The Bay, Wynnwood Farms, Volcano Community Foundation, Tiger Lily Hawaii, Breathing Space Creative, Divine Healing Curative, Pilikai Pottery, Hawaii Pacific Parks, 50 Designz, Ola Hawaiian Body Products, Lavas Paws, Rotary Club BBQ, Zentangle Art: Mini Classes, Tuk Tuk Thai Food Truck & many more!
We need volunteers to make events like this festival happen!
Any help is wanted & appreciated!
Some of Our Volunteer Positions Include
Parking managers, event greeters, managing signage, helping with admin tasks, handing out visitor information and more!
This Festival Is Proudly Sponsored By
2020 was a difficult year for all of us across the globe. We at Experience Volcano Hawaii can truly say that this festival would not have happened without our sponsors and supporters. These businesses are more than they're logos, they have people behind them who are apart of our community and have stepped up to make this festival a reality in a year of unknown possibilities .We wish to extend a sincere and meaningful "mahalo" to our sponsors who stepped up and choose to be involved with this years festival.
We wish to extend an apology to one of our featured sponsors of this years festival. In the creation of our printed flier we created some text was added to a logo that was not able to be removed as the flier had already gone to print. All of our digital editions and current promotions reflect the logo as it should be. We are thankful to all of our sponsors and supporters as they are the lifeblood of this years festival. This was our error and we hope that our 2nd edition of the updated flier reflects our commitment to ensure that mistakes if they happen can be corrected. Mahalo for your understanding in this error. We hope everyone enjoys this event.
Volcano's 'Ohia Lehua Half Marathon And 5K debuted alongside the 1st Experience Volcano Festival on July 27th 2019. Both events are proud to continue our partnership to create an expansive, diverse and wonderful series of events for all visitors and locals who wish to "experience volcano."
Registration for the race ends on August 12th
Half Marathon $90
5km $50 (medal not included)
COVID-19 & Safety
Both events on August 14th have been approved by the County of Hawaii and Hawaii County Civil Defence. All of our venues and events ask that all persons respect and observe all COVID-19 procedures. Masks are required indoors unless you are dining. We ask that social distancing is applied in all circumstances. If you find yourself in close proximity to a person outside of your familiar group please wear your mask. We all look forward to the 14th, but your safety and everyone else's remains our goal! All vendors and locations will have hand sanitizer available. Mahalo nui for your consideration of the safety of all who attend!
Big Island Mayor Mitch Roth getting vaccinated in 2021
UPDATE: August 11th, 2021
We at Experience Volcano Hawaii (EVH) have just received some good news from the Big Island Mayor’s Office regarding the upcoming Experience Volcano Festival, and the Ohia Lehua Half Marathon. We have officially been granted an exemption for this single day event on August 14th from 10am - 4pm. This approval is the result of a lot of hard work and communication between our community organization and the County of Hawaii. All locations are taking additional measures to ensure that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable event experience during this festival.
All visitors, vendors and staff must follow CDC guidelines and the specifications that the State of Hawaii has outlined as of August 10th, 2021. (subject to updates)
No more than 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
Bars, restaurants, gyms, and other social establishments also must reduce their capacity by 50%. Patrons must remain seated, with 6 feet of distance maintained between parties, and cannot mingle.
Masks are required at all times, except when eating or drinking.
The 2nd Annual Experience Volcano Festival is a professionally sponsored event that has submitted safety plans to the Big Island Mayor’s Office and has been granted approval.
All attendees are asked to comply with EVH festival officials who are tasked to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable but safe festival experience. These individuals will be wearing a neon green EVH tee-shirt and will have festival ADMIN badges. Other local officials may include police officers and credentialed County of Hawaii representatives.
Your safety is our goal!
Mahalo for your interest and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!
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