75-5744 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona Hawaii
Kona Inn was built in 1928 by the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company and during its heyday had 20 rooms booked solid for steamer passengers. With its saltwater swimming pool, tennis courts and cocktail lounge, it offered wealthy Kona residents the amenities of a country club. Responsible for the start of commercial tourism in the Kailua Kona area, the Kona Inn was built by Charles Dickey, an architect who created many of the state's impressive buildings. There was no-county water in Kailua until 1953 so the Kona Inn acquired a water system from an abandoned sugar mill. It piped water to the hotel and manager's quarters.
The Kona Inn had its last overnight guest in 1976. Today, it is home to the sprawling Kona Inn Shopping Village and Kona Inn Restaurant. In 1998, the Kona Inn celebrated its 70th year as a historical landmark to all the visitors and residents on the beautiful Kona Coast.
Other History nearby:
(Kailua-Kona) Hulihee Palace and Museum
(Volcano) International Fireplace of Friendship
(Kailua-Kona) Kona Inn Historical Landmark
(Laupahoehoe) Laupahoehoe Train Museum
(Hilo) Lyman Mission House and Museum
(Kailua-Kona) Mokuaikaua Church
02/24 Coming to The Kailua-Kona 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.