Box 52, Volcano Hawaii 96785
This is the most dramatic attraction in all of Hawaii - active volcanoes. The Visitor Center has displays, a documentary movie, books, maps and eruption information. Lava fields and steam vents can be seen from the rim of the Halemaumau Crater.
The Thomas A Jagger Museum is located at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Crater Rim Rd. The Kilauea volcano is currently active with eruptions and lava flows which produce spectacular visuals as they meet the ocean.
The Mauna Loa volcano is also noteworthy. Its peak is 13,680 feet above sea level, and has a caldera, lava tubes, cinder cones, odd mineral formations and steam vents. Tropical plants and tree ferns add the the unique other-worldly scenery.
The Chain of Craters Rd runs through barren craters and steam vents. To reach the area, take Hwy 11 (Kaloelehua Ave) out of Hilo for 30 miles. The drive takes 45 minutes and has numerous attractions along the way.
Other Parks nearby:
(Hilo) Big Island Public Tennis Courts
(Volcano) Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
(Kailua Kona) Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park
12/01 Coming to The Volcano area
Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival Maui HI April19-21 Featured performers will also conduct on-site school visits to various Maui schools to educate and and inform Maui's youth about the Hawaiian steel guitar. These visits, targeted specifically for students of these schools, includes both educational sessions and entertainment by the visiting performers.
Maui Classical Music Festival Maui HI May10 Over the years the Festival has received extensive coverage in national newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the New York Times, the Hawaii newspapers, and travel and airline magazines. Feature articles written about the Festival have appeared in important musical publications such as Musical America, Chamber Music America, and American Record Guide.
Merrie Monarch Festival Hilo HI June7-9 Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural event held annually in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Festivities start on Easter Sunday and culminate with the Hula competition events at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium - Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday, Hula Kahiko on Friday, and Hula 'Auana on Saturday.
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.