One of the very best parts of the holiday season is getting to check out all of the new gifts and handmade goods that Hawaiian (and sometimes nearby) vendors have to offer. From wooden ornaments to pearl jewelry and everything in between, the Big Island craft shows offer up one of the very best ways to get your holiday (or personal) shopping done all under one roof. Here are some of the great Big Island craft shows and art fairs where we can look forward to supporting local artisans and businesses.
If you’re looking for more holiday fun, be sure to check out our ever-growing calendar of events!
Made in Hawaii Gift Fair
November 9 | from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Afook-Chinen Hilo Civic Auditorium | 323 Manono Street, Hilo
Free Admission! Bring The whole Family! Lots of Prize Giveaways!! You'll find Made in Hawaii-Arts/Crafts, Food, Baked Goods, and More! At the event we are fundraising at the entrance for a 14yr old boy who is suffering with SLE. Systemic Lupus Erythematous. A Autoimmune Disease.
Art is Life Festival
November 9 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences, 15-1397 Homestead Road, Pahoa
Come and enjoy the 4th annual Art is Life Festival! There will be over 30 local art and craft vendors, TONS of free keiki activities, live entertainment, and more!! This event is free and open to the public. E komo mai!
Pua Na Pua – Art Festival
November 14 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Lanihau Center, 75-5595 Palani Rd, Kona
Full Life Hawaii, Abled Hawai'i Artists – AHA and Donkey Mill Art Center are pleased to announce our 4th annual Pua Na Pua Art Festival, empowering people of all abilities to explore self-employment through the arts. This art fair is the first of its kind in West Hawaii, and will inclusively celebrate the contributions of both developmentally-disabled (DD) and non-DD artists, with booths available to artists of all abilities. The event will feature arts, crafts, live Holiday music, photos with Santa, sensory booths, a silent auction, KWXX Treasure Chest and more! Stay tuned as we add our wonderful vendors, entertainers and activities to the list.
Big Island Art Fair
November 16 through 18 | from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekend, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday | Anna Ranch Heritage Center, 65-1480 Kawaihae Road, Waimea
Three day Art Fair at the beautiful Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Art Show, Art Classes & Workshops, Local Art for Sale.
Manono Street Marketplace November Craft Fair
November 16 through 18 | from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Manono Street Marketplace, 681 Manono Street, Hilo
Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Come early and often to find local crafting treasures. Some of the top crafters with Mom and Pop items just in time for the holidays. November 15th and 16th from 9am to 4pm. A fun free event. Additional parking is located behind Hawaiian Style Cafe.
Kealakehe High School Holiday Market
November 23 | from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Kealakehe High School, 74-5000 Puohulihuli Street, Kona
Kealakehe High School Holiday Market will be held on Saturday, November 23rd from 9AM – 3PM. Free admission, local vendors, and a silent auction is the perfect way to get started on holiday shopping!
32nd Annual Hilo Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair
November 22 and 23 | from 5 to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Edith Kanakaole Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa Street, Hilo
Join us for the premiere handmade Christmas craft fair in Hilo! Shop with over 100+ vendors from Hawaii and California. Please come out and support our local businesses.
Malamalama Waldorf Holiday Faire
November 23 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | Malamalama Waldorf School, 15-1834 Makuu Drive, Keaau
Join us for our Holiday Faire! Gift shop, Holiday Cafe, Candle Dipping, Handmade Crafts, Vendors, Music, Stories, Makahiki Games. All ages welcome; free admission. Vendors, look online for applications at: https://www.hawaiiwaldorf.org/news-and-events
Kamahalo Craft Fair
November 29 and 30 | Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano
Volcano’s popular annual Kamahalo Craft Fair will be presented the 2 days after Thanksgiving (Friday and Saturday). More than 30 vendors will be on hand with homemade, handmade and homegrown items. Besides gift items, the Cooper Center Council volunteers will make hearty soups and food for hungry shoppers. The Kamahalo Craft Fair is a project of the Cooper Center Council and proceeds will be used to fund community activities and projects such as the Friends Feeding Friends hot meal program. See the current newsletter for details.
Hilton Waikoloa ‘Ohana Christmas Craft Festival
November 30 and December 1 | from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Rd, Waikoloa
Hilton Waikoloa's ‘Ohana Christmas Craft Festival will be held from 9am to 5pm (Sat) and 9am to 4pm (Sun). It will be a day of Christmas spirit and aloha, with amazing and unique Christmas gifts, entertainment, Silent Auctions, Santa Claus, a “football room,” children's crafts and more.
Annual Manono Street Marketplace Holiday Craft Fair
December 6 and 7 | from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Manono Street Marketplace, 681 Manono Street, Hilo
Ready, Set Go! Come early and often to find last-minute holiday gifts to include favors, gift tags, one of a kind gifts, gift baskets and more… Friday and Saturday, Dec 6th and 7th from 9am to 4pm. A fun free family event. Additional parking is available behind Hawaiian Style Cafe.
Christmas Craft Fair at Prince Kuhio Plaza
December 6 through 8 | from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Prince Kuhio Plaza, 111 East Puainako Street, Hilo
Get the gift that makes people say “WOW”! Stop by and shop at our annual Christmas craft fair, December 6th – 8th from 10am – 6pm throughout the plaza. Visit with local vendors from around the island and state and get that unique, one of a kind gift for your friends and family. Full list of vendors to be posted closer to the date. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or would like more information on how to become a vendor, please contact our mall management office at (808)959-3555 or email email@example.com.
Hilo High PTSA Christmas Craft Fair
December 7 | from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Hilo High School Cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo
Get a jump start on your holiday season at the Hilo High PTSA Annual Fundraiser Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 7th, “the best LITTLE craft fair in town.” Doors open at 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Hilo High School cafeteria. All funds raised will help support the students, classrooms and school projects. The public is invited and admission/parking is FREE with exciting door prize drawings every half hour.
Come and shop a festive holiday showcase of quality arts/crafts, handcrafted and affordable gifts items, gift baskets, holiday decorations, packaged food and treats by more than 40 local professional artisans and crafters. Some, of whom exhibit exclusively at this event. Don't miss out on this amazing one-stop early shopping opportunity. Find the perfect gift for you and everyone on your list!
These are just some of the wonderful holiday events that you’ll find around the island and on our site. Be sure to check back for more events – we will add them as they go live! And don’t forget, even if there aren’t any Big Island craft shows in your area, you can support your local artisans at farmers markets all around the island at places like Makuu, Hilo, Kaimu, Kona, Hapuna, Waimea, and others.
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