There’s something special about a night market. Live music and fresh, delicious meals are best enjoyed after dark, especially in Hawai’i!

And our favorite place to soak in the sounds and tastes of both is at the Volcano Evening Market. This market launched at the beginning of the year and was an immediate hit among Big Island residents and visitors alike.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Volcano Evening Market, here’s what you’re missing! 

Live Music & Entertainment

Come down to the Cooper Center for dinner and you just might be treated to some lively music. It’s always a memorable night when local artists like Lauren and Lorien share their talent with us. You just might catch them playing acoustically in the fireplace room at the next night market! 

Speaking of fire, before you head to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to be mesmerized by the Kīlauea Caldera’s lava lake glowing against the night sky, fuel up with dinner at the market. You may even see a little impromptu fire juggling to kick off the evening.

Delicious Food to Warm the Body & Soul

Rain can be common in the village of Volcano, but don’t worry, a raincoat or umbrella will keep you dry while fresh, warm meals will warm you up instantly! 

Choose from soup, salad, sandwiches, and more from the Volcano Cookshop. Become a Cheese Please convert the second you take a bite of raclette cheese served over fingerling potatoes and eggs. 

Or sample ono grinds (delicious eats), like spicy ahi rolls from Love Sushi, chimichurri steak plate lunches from Shakedown Treats ‘Ohana BBQ, and Hopper’s Street Food’s stroganoff. Then wash it down with Wynnwood Farms’ Midnight Starlight Lychee tea blend or B Juicy’s peach strawberry smoothie. 

Is your mouth watering yet? We haven’t even mentioned the desserts and fresh-baked pastries, like bread from Mana Ola Farms, sweet treats from Dahlia Artisan Bakery, Cacao Farmers of Hawaii’s chocolate, and Tara Holmes Fabulous Fudge! 

One-of-a-Kind Souvenirs 

The market’s full house of vendors has you covered for dinner, dessert, produce, plants, jewelry, and even home goods. Pick up some fresh sprouts or pink oyster mushrooms from HI Five Farms. And don’t forget the local tea, honey from Wynnwood Farms, and ʻōhelo berry jam,  

Looking for a gift to bring home to your family or friends that is as unique as Volcano itself? Honey Moon Illustrations and Rose Arts Hawaii’s stain-glass create souvenirs that are undoubtedly one-of-a-kind. And Tutu Lorna just put in an order for a beautiful, hand-painted carry-on travelers bag, which we highly recommend!

Check out Pulelehua Cement Creations for garden decor, Paheona by Talia’s burned wood products, and ‘Ōlino Creations custom doormats. And just try to resist the stunning jewelry from Carol’s Creations and Recuerdo de Tepoztlan! 

Pamper yourself on-site with reflexology by Deb Mayberry or a massage from Hope Williamson. You can also take a little self-care home for anytime your body and soul need some extra aloha with incense infused by Sweet Vibez and aromatic soaps crafted by Garimo’s Real Soap Studio.  

From soothing soaps to savory soups, there’s a little something for everyone at the Cooper Center when the sun goes down! Ready to plan your trip to the Volcano Evening Market? 

Find some of the best eats, entertainment, and crafts around every Thursday at the Cooper Center from 4pm to 7pm. Located at 19-4030 Wright Road, you can also follow them on Facebook for weekly details. Our charming cottages, Tutu’s Place and the Ola’a House, are conveniently located within minutes of the Cooper Center! Book your stay today and get ready to experience the Evening Market and all the magic of the village of Volcano