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Big Island Biker & Family Fest set for Saturday (August 25)


The Big Island Biker & Family Fest, a charity event to benefit the Hawai‘i Island United Way, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at Laupāhoehoe Beach Park.

Live musical performances, children’s games, a motorcycle contest, and food and craft vendors will be part of the festival that starts at noon and will end at 7 p.m.

CJ’s Promotions and the JUZ-US Motorcycle Club are sponsoring the festival in partnership with the Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Uncle Willy K & the Warehouse Blues Band will headline the festival, while Amy Hanaiali‘i, Lehua Kalima, Tomi Isobe Blues Band, Ol’ School Band and Kanakapila also will perform.

A bouncing castle and slide will be provided for keiki use, and food and craft items will be available from dozens of vendors. No glass bottles will be allowed.

Free shuttles will transport festival participants between Laupāhoehoe High School, which will be used for overflow parking, and Laupāhoehoe Beach Park.

Five levels of sponsorship are available to businesses or individuals who are able to help support the Hawai‘i Island United Way, which will receive 100 percent of the Star Sponsorship proceeds. Now celebrating 45 years of serving Hawai‘i Island, the nonprofit United Way runs 53 programs and helps 40 agencies island-wide.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded for Best American Custom, Best Foreign Custom, Rat Bike and two other motorcycle categories.

Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Keiki up to 10 years old will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at Ellsworth’s Custom Cycles in Hilo, CD Wizard, Taro Patch Gifts in Honoka‘a, the 50’s Highway Fountain in Laupāhoehoe, Big Island Harley-Davidson, and Music Exchange stores in Hilo, Waimea and Kailua-Kona.

For additional sponsorship details, please contact Pepe Romero at 938-9714 or Other inquiries may be directed to Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105, or

12 noon Ben Kaili and KanakapilaBen Kaili and Kanakapila
1 p.m. Lehua Kalima and BandLehua Kalima and Band
2 p.m. Amy Hanaiali’i Guillium and BandAmy Hanaiali’i Guillium and Band
3:30 p.m. Tomi Isobe Blues BandTomi Isobe Blues Band
4:30 p.m. Willie K. and the Warehouse Blues Band
6 p.m. Ol’ School BandBand

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