Best time to visit Big Island (Hawai'i), HI

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Big Island (Hawai'i), HI

17 THINGS TO DO IN BIG ISLAND (HAWAI'I), HI (JUNE 06 - JUNE 15)

Merrie Monarch Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival

unconfirmedSummer 2021 • event

One of the most colorful cultural events in Hawaii held to honor King David Kalakaua

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–May (all year round) • activity

A time to enjoy the most exotic beaches of Hawaii!

Hiking Mauna Kea

Hiking Mauna Kea

April–November • activity

Do you want to climb the world's highest mountain?

Ziplining

Ziplining

all year round • activity

America's first zipline appeared in Hawaii and the activity still remains one of the major attractions on the islands

Luau Party

Luau Party

all year round • activity

A trip to Hawaii isn't complete without a traditional Hawaiian party

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

May–September • activity

Explore picturesque lagoons, tunnels, reefs, and underwater canyons of the Hawaiian Islands​

Green Sand Beach (Papakōlea)

Green Sand Beach (Papakōlea)

all year round • nature

Relax on the amazing sand of Mahana Bay, on one of the four green beaches in the world

Lychee

Lychee

May–June • food

Try this sweet and juicy fruit with a short harvesting season

Apple Bananas

Apple Bananas

June–October • food

Forget your supermarket bananas. Taste Hawaiian apple bananas for the first time

Pineapple

Pineapple

March–July • food

A delicious fruit that grows in many backyards in Hawaii

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

June–October • food

Try these exotic Hawaiian fruits which are absolutely delicious

Manta Ray Night Dive

Manta Ray Night Dive

year round (best time: May–September)  • activity

Did you miss the feeling of winning in a lottery? Swimming with these fantastic animals will give you one!

Mango

Mango

June–October • food

There are over 60 varieties of mango in Hawaii

Crater Rim Drive

Crater Rim Drive

all year round • activity

A stunning drive through Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

May–September • activity

Hawaii is one of the few places in the world where you can still catch a 50 kg yellowfin tuna

Soursop

Soursop

January–April | June–August | October–November • food

This strange looking fruit is great for smoothies

Surinam Cherry

Surinam Cherry

September–November | March–June • food

It doesn't look like a cherry at all, but the sour taste is somewhat close to one

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

out of rangeall year round (best in November–March) • activity

A unique opportunity to see a volcano at work!

Ironman World Championship

Ironman World Championship

out of rangeOctober 9, 2021 • event

Try yourself in one of the world's toughest races and prove that you really are made of ​steel. Notice, it's by qualification only!

Kona Coffee Blossom or 'Kona Snow'

Kona Coffee Blossom or 'Kona Snow'

out of rangeFebruary–March • nature

Witness the unique "Kona snow" of Hawaii during the blooming period of coffee trees

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

out of rangeFebruary–March • activity

It's not a joke. You really can ski and snowboard in Hawaii

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangemid-January–early March • nature

Japanese brought the cherry trees to Hawaii along with hanami tradition

May Day (Lei Day)

May Day (Lei Day)

out of rangeMay 1 • event

Lei is not just an accessory. This element of Hawaiian culture even has its own holiday

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

out of rangeDecember–February • nature

Hawaii is home to a number of rare birds and a great number of seabirds

Kona Coffee Harvest

Kona Coffee Harvest

out of rangeAugust–February • activity

Try one of the world's most famous coffees and participate in its harvesting by hand

4th of July

4th of July

canceledJuly 4 • event

Fireworks and celebrations all over Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival

out of rangeFebruary 5, 2022 • event

Buy a bonsai, see how mochi ice cream is made, and feel the cherry blossom spirit on this annual island festival

Avocado

Avocado

out of rangeSeptember–April • food

Even though avocado is not native to Hawaii, it's widely used in modern Hawaiian cuisine

Rambutan

Rambutan

out of rangeOctober–March • food

A colourful and hairy fruit very popular in Hawaii

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