12th Annual Wiliwili Festival
February 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm HST
The 12th Annual Wiliwili Festival will be held on Saturday, February 11th from 9am-3pm at the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve. Wiliwili are keystone species in the lowland dry forest and this year’s festival will give you the opportunity to see these beautiful trees in their natural environment. The Wiliwili Festival will feature exhibitors presenting activities and educational materials at booths set up along the preserve access road. At Hale Hana Hou, within the preserve, there will be a native plant giveaway, and opportunities to ask the experts about plant propagation, growing, and care. Food and beverages will be available for purchase as well as Waikōloa Dry Forest merchandise. Guided tours of the forest will be offered throughout the day and a self-guided hike s always an option!
This event is located in a natural area with few improvements. Parking will be nearby and guests will walk, or catch a ride, to the preserve’s front gates. Trails are rocky and uneven, and the main walking access is a gravel road.