One thing is for certain: Kona residents and visitors alike love to be entertained! The Best of Kona Festival is brimming with live music and aloha for everyone.

The main stage is on the Kona Inn Shopping Center ocean front lawn and  centrally located amid the fun and vendors which will line the perimeter.

Don’t forget, you need to be over 21 to attend. Grab a beverage from Kona Inn Restaurant who will be hosting the beer garden on their shaded lanai all day while enjoying the live entertainment.

Our headliner for this year’s festival is Leche De Tigre.

The bands sound relies on percussive grooves the melodic impact of the acoustic guitar and the eloquent and soulful vocal and musical formula that connects and evolves spontaneously engaging every audience. Standard Rock band backline fused with Spanish, Cuban and South American instruments along with Trumpet complement both male and female multilingual lyricists. Nylon String, Acoustic steel string Guitar, Cuban Tres, Drums, Bass, Congas & Bongos, Trumpet and Vocals compose the group, started in 2009 in Kona, Hawaii. 

Consider yourself a fashionista? Enjoy a fun and flirty fashion show, featuring local designers displaying their textile talent with local models from the community. 

Kona is always bursting with song, whether it’s more traditional or contemporary Island style music. At the festival, you can kick back (or dance up a storm) to performances from bands Blue Jade, Ms Demeanor & the Felons, Bubba and Da Boys, Ocean Grown, Maka Gallinger, and Kairie Music. 

We have a special treat for our attendees! During the day, you will have a chance to learn how to slack line with SlackHI amid the palm trees on the lawn and a high energy dazzling and BRIGHT circus performance and fire show will delight at sunset!

The entertainment starts at 11 am and runs all day.  

Entertainment Schedule

Click here for the entertainment schedule 

After the entertainment ends, we encourage you to stick around and visit the shops and restaurants around Kona Inn Shopping Village!