There aren’t many shopping centers that boast a world class ocean vista, but Kona has always been the exception to the rule. The Keauhou Shopping Center, located on a breezy hilltop overlooking Keauhou Bay, is an apt setting for the Best of Kona Festival.

The shopping center itself is brimming with goods and services. From the KTA market and Long’s Drugs to the Kona Urgent Care and restaurants like Tropics and Bianelli’s, Keauhou Shopping Center has long been providing Kona locals and tourists with everything they need for day to day life. It even features an nicely AC cooled movie theatre for enjoying the cinema in comfort.

The Center is also known as a gathering place, featuring community cultural events on a regular basis. There’s regular Friday evening Hula shows, a Saturday morning Farmer’s market, book groups that meet at Kona Stories Bookstore, and exciting musical performances.

Keauhou is a sacred and significant location for Hawaiian history. Its shores were the summer playground of generations of Ali’i. Its nearby natural spring brought life to a newborn King Kamehameha III. The land itself was the scene of significant battles that shaped the Hawaiian Islands into a unified land ruled under one king. Inside the shopping center you’ll find the Keauhou Kahalu’u Heritage Center, which features a comprehensive history of the area.

A big Mahalo to Keauhou Shopping Center for hosting the Best of Kona Festival and supporting this amazing Kona community event. Come out and see this inspiring gathering place at its most vibrant!

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