Summer in Hawai'i always starts with the celebration of King Kamehameha Day! On June 11th, we honor the great strength and intelligence that Kamehameha the Great displayed in his unification of the Kingdom of Hawai'i. Read more about his contributions, and how we're celebrating King Kamehameha's legacy at the Volcano Art Center all month long!
Located in Kurtistown, the Puna Goat Cheese farm is home to over 60 goats. The first goat dairy farm in the state of Hawai’i, Puna Goat Cheese has mastered the art of crafting fresh goat cheese with aloha. Read more about their delicious cheeses and adorable goats!
National Park Week is April 16th through the 24th! It's the perfect time to plan a trip to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, explore nature, and discover stories of Hawai’i Island’s culture.
In Hawai’i, March means celebrating Prince Kūhiō! On or around March 26th, we honor the life and contributions of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, the Prince of the People. A human rights advocate and delegate to Congress, Prince Kūhiō established Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and more! Read about all his contributions here!
Here's some fun information on the humpback whales that travel from Alaska to Hawai'i every year... And a few helpful tips for seeing these gentle giants while visiting the Big Island yourself!
If you're visiting the Big Island with your sweetheart, be sure to check out Lorna and Albert's top picks for romantic destinations and unique dates in Hawai’i, including wine tasting, horseback riding, sunset gazing, and more!
With a deeper understanding of Hawaii’s volcanoes, we can all safely explore and enjoy Kīlauea, Mauna Loa, and beyond! And since January is Volcano Awareness Month, it’s the best time of year to learn more about the 6 (yes, six!) volcanoes on the Big Island!
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Find the best gifts on the Big Island right here in Volcano Village! Keep reading for Volcano Heritage Cottages’ top gift ideas inspired by the talented individuals and businesses that call Volcano, Hawai’i home!
In ancient Hawai’i, the Hawaiians followed a land division system involving the ahupua’a. Working with nature’s rhythms, the ahupua’a allowed them to share knowledge and resources, from the top of the mountain down to the ocean. Find out what became of the ahupua’a, what the districts of Hawai’i Island are today, and what makes each one unique!
The harvest season is on the horizon and preparations for the ancient Hawaiian New Year festival have begun! Makahiki is more than just a holiday - It’s an entire season dedicated to honoring the Hawaiian god Lono and celebrating the harvest with rest, feasting, games, and more!
The ‘alalā, or Hawaiian crow, arrived in Hawai'i before humans settled here. And now they're relying on us to help them survive and thrive. Read more about how the ʻAlalā Project is restoring these native crows to the wild and how we can all be part of their recovery story!
If you’re on Hawai’i Island and want to reconnect with nature, schedule a petting zoo tour at the Lili House Farm, a family farm in the agricultural area of Volcano. With over 100 animals - cows, turkeys, chickens, tortoises, bunnies, cute baby dwarf goats, sheep, a donkey named Arthur, a Peking duck flock, Kune Kune pigs, and more - there is an abundance of opportunity to feed animals, pet them, and learn during your visit to Lili House!