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Spring into Fun at Queens’ MarketPlace~Photos with Pualani Cottontail + Koloa the Duck! 🐰🐥💐   Leave a comment

Spring into Fun at Queens’ MarketPlace~Photos with Pualani Cottontail and Koloa the Duck! 🐰🐥

Pualani Cottontail and Koloa the Duck are making their way to Queens’ MarketPlace this spring!

Join us for a free event for the whole family including photos with Pualani Cottontail and Koloa the Duck + give-a-ways for the keiki!

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Where: Coronation Pavilion

Happy Easter!🌸

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263



Queens’ MarketPlace Monthly Concert Series~Tomi Isobe!   Leave a comment

Monthly Concert Series – Tomi Isobe

Saturday April 20, 2019

Join us for free LIVE MUSIC, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Coronation Pavilion.

This month – Tomi Isobe! Playing all the best of Blues, Classic Rock, R&B and Hawaiian Favorites

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Coronation Pavilion


Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


Rhapsody by the Bay – A Benefit Event for Kona Choral Society~Sunday April 14th!   Leave a comment

Rhapsody by the Bay – A Benefit Event for Kona Choral Society

“Rhapsody by the Bay”, an afternoon of fabulous entertainment and a sensational silent auction all in support of the Kona Choral Society!

Gershwin and Jazz selections performed by soloists Dan Garrett, Wendy Buzby, Bernaldo Evangelista, and Amy Mills. Includes one beverage and heavy pupus.

Fundraiser Details:

Sunday, April 14th

11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Mi’s Waterfront Bistro on Ali’i Drive

Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


The 2nd Annual Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival ~ Saturday April 13th!   Leave a comment

The 2nd Annual Hilo Cacao & Chocolate Festival is coming up next month! Barefoot Chocolatini hosts this guided tour in collaboration with Hilo Sharks Chocolate Farm!

A limited number of free tours to the Hawaiian Crown Cacao Farm in Hilo will be offered during the festival on a first-come, first-served basis. For a guaranteed spot on a special guided tour to Sharkey’s Chocolate Farm in Papaikou, purchase discounted advance tickets now!

The purchase of your ticket grants you a seat in the van to and from the festival at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel to Sharkey’s Cacao Farm in Papaikou (15 minutes each way). In thirty minutes time, you will tour the orchard, see cacao trees from young seedlings to mature fruiting trees and learn how to care for them. You will see fermentation boxes, drying racks, and taste warm gooey chocolate from the melanger. This is a fun and educational teaser of a Barefoot Chocolatini tour.

Details for the festival:

Free to the public and hosted by the East Hawaii Cacao Association • See how chocolate is made from tree to bar • Free information and handouts • Cacao seedling giveaway to the first 750 attendees • Chocolate and cacao products from local chocolate makers • Silent Auction • Cacao farm tours • Chocolate Passports for premium chocolate tastings • Grand Prize drawing for Passport holders • Everyone welcome

Many thanks to our Sponsors~

County of Hawaii, Friends of Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Paradise Helicopters, Mauna Kea Cacao, Kai Ikena Farms, BEI Hawaii, HPM, and more!


🍫2018 People’s Choice 1st place winner

Puna Chocolate Co.

🍫2018 People’s Choice 2nd place winner

Mauna Kea Cacao

🍫Hawaiian Crown


🍫Hilo Sharks Chocolate

🍫Ohana Cookies

🍫Aloha Bean Coffee

🍫4 Da Love of Chocolate

🍫Wild Things Hawaii

🍫SAA Chocohearts

🍫Chocolate Snob

🍫Honoka`a Chocolate Co.

🍫Leilani Chocolate

🍫Pa`auilo Chocolate

🍫A & D Orchards

🍫Barefoot Chocolatini

🍫BEI Hawaii

🍫Cacao Farmers of Hawaii

🍫Goodbye Little Fire Ants


🍫East Hawaii Cacao Association

🍫UH Master Gardeners


🍫Hawai`i Farmers Union United

🍫Kona Cacao Association

🍫Cacao Farmers Of Hawaii

🍫Office of Hawaiian Affairs

🍫Big Island Invasive Species Committee

🍫Hawaii Ant Lab

🍫Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers



🍫Saturday, April 13, 2019

🍫9am–4pm at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

🍫71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, Hawai’i


Hope to see you there!

Cheers to Chocolate~


Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival~March 9, 2019!   Leave a comment

24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival~March 9, 2019!

Enjoy delicious US and Hawaii made craft beesr along with some of the very best Hawaii Island style cuisine. It’ll include brew tasting, sampling of gourmet cuisine, entertainment, trash fashion show, musical groups, homebrew competition, 5k / 10k and much more.

Nestled against Kamakahonu Bay, and overlooking theʻAhuʻena heiau, the Kona Brewer’s Festival offers an experience unique to Hawaii Island. Produced in the spirit of Pualu (working together) and Malama Pono (respecting the land), the festival draws thousands of people together to enjoy incredible craft beer, island style cuisine, great music and the company of good friends. Add to that the views of Kailua village and the trembling blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean, the stage is set for an authentic Hawaiian experience.

Each of 36 breweries from Hawaii and the mainland United States taps up two types of beer, ranging in style and flavor to delight the palate of every craft beer connoisseur. Chefs from 36 of the Big Island’s top restaurants serve sweet and savory tastes of island-style food, from fresh fish and barbecued meats to decadent desserts. A hula and blessing kick off the event. A stage with live music entertains festival-goers throughout the day. The annual Trash Fashion Show, designed to raise environmental awareness, shows off attire made entirely from recycled material.

Since its humble beginning in 1996 to celebrate the creation of the Kona Brewing Company, the festival’s mission is raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations which contribute to the well being of Hawaii’s youth, environmental conservation, and cultural traditions through the celebration of handcrafted brews and local cuisine in a sustainable community gathering on the Island of Hawaii.

The Festival includes a Home Brewers Competition and the ever popular Run for Hops 5k run/walk. Over the past 24 years, the Kona Brewers Festival has become one of Hawaii’s premier events and has raised 1.2 million dollars for Big Island non-profit organizations. Join us in raising pints and funds for a better world!

Brewers Festival Kailua Event Details:

▪️Date: 3/9/2019 (Saturday)

▪️Address: Oceanfront lu’au grounds of Courtyard, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Kailua Kona, HI

▪️Hours: 3pm-7pm

▪️Cost/Cover: $85.00

▪️Web Page:

▪️Contact Info: 808-987-9196

Hope to see you there!


Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


19th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival~Saturday March 2nd!   Leave a comment

Celebrate all things ‘ukulele on Saturday, March 2nd at the 19th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival. The free event will feature ‘ukulele giveaways, a workshop by Roy Sakuma, informational booths, and an all star line-up on three stages at Kings’ Shops and Queens’ MarketPlace.

This FREE festival starts with a very educational and fun workshop put on by world-renowned Roy Sakuma and friends at Queens’ MarketPlace. Beginners and longtime players alike can learn Roy’s style of ‘ukulele playing. Many who have come in the past have learned a song or two which are typically performed at either of the Waikoloa Beach Resort Shopping centers.

Hawai`i’s top `ukulele entertainers headline this annual musical extravaganza at Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, the rhythmic sound of the `ukulele will bring you back to a time of the beauty and magic of Old Hawai`i. The music will make you dance and be part of this once-a-year event that showcases the unique sound that is known worldwide.

This year’s line-up includes Roy Sakuma, John Keawe, Widdy Loo, Brian Vasquez, and many more. Performances kick off at 11am at Kings’ Shops and 12pm at Queens’ MarketPlace.

▪️When: Saturday, March 2

▪️Time: Kick off at 12:00 pm

▪️Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

▪️For more information, visit

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263


Free Movie Under the Stars at Queens’ Marketplace- “Wonder”~ Saturday, February 23rd!   Leave a comment

FREE Movie Presentation! Once a month, you’re invited to bring a beach chair or blanket for a free outdoor movie at dusk at the Coronation Pavilion.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

▪️PG | 1h 53min | Drama, Family 

▪️When: Saturday, February 23

▪️Time: Dusk ~ 6:30 pm

▪️Where: Queens’ MarketPlace Coronation Pavilion

Hope to see you there!

Warm Aloha~

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263