Makuʻu Farmers Market

10 Am to 2pm

Saturday, may 18

Please share your manaʻo!

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Did you attend the first annual Hala Festival? We'd love to hear how we can make this event even better. Shall we have a longer event, more workshops, more food vendors?

Please take a few minutes to fill out the post-event survey. We greatly appreciate your input!

Puna paia ʻala

i ka hala

Puna is known for its fragrant hala groves. The significance of hala is multifaceted, as it encompasses cultural, environmental, and symbolic dimensions that underscore its importance in Hawaiian life and identity.

Hala is an integral part of Hawaiian culture and continues to be an important resource for weaving, leimaking, and other cultural practices. Now more than ever, we need to protect hala from growing invasive species threats and habitat loss.⁠

buy a hala fest t-shirt!


click here to purchase!

Help us raise to funds for next year's Hala Festival event! These shirts were designed by Puna artist, Hiʻilei Dikito of Irie & Haze.

“I'm a native Hawaiian graphic artist from Pāhoa, Hawai`i. My roots run deep & my art reflects the essence of Hawaiian culture intertwined with modern expression. `Ohana and heritage inspire my creativity which is a fusion of tradition and innovation, celebrating the beauty of Hawai`iʻs landscapes, culture, and our people.”

Mahalo to Hawaiʻi County Council Districts 3 & 4, County Department of Research and Development, and all of our sponsors for making this event possible!

Event details

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10 AM - 2 PM

Maku'u Farmer's Market

15-2131 Keaʻau-Pāhoa Rd.

Pāhoa, HI 96778


Big Island Invasive Species Committee

Contact: biisc@hawaii.edu

Pōhaku Pelemaka

Contact: aloha@pohakupelemaka.org