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2015 special events add vitality to Kailua Village


Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) continues to boost momentum with an expanded series of 2015 events and activities specifically tailored for this active, engaging, fun and interesting destination for residents and visitors.

Weekly Tuesday Trot 5k Fun Run and Walk

On Tuesdays everyone is invited to join the Tuesday Trot 5k Fun Run and Walk throughout Historic Kailua Village.

Big Island Running Company coordinates the non-competitive, free weekly event that begins at their Alii Drive store location in the Coconut Grove Marketplace at 5 pm.

Participants enjoy the sights along Alii Drive and turn around at Makaeo Pavilion (Old Airport Park).

Visitors, residents, children, anyone and everyone are invited to join the community camaraderie and help promote active, healthy lifestyles.

“Building upon Kailua Village Business Improvement District’s Five Year Strategic Plan that sets forth near-term initiatives, our goal in 2015 is to up the fun, promote active, healthy lifestyles, and add a variety of events and activities that families, residents and visitors can all enjoy. These events bring people into the village and support and sustain local businesses,” said Riley Smith, KVBID president.

2015 Signature Events

* Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic on Saturday, April 19 at Hale Halawai (free)

* May Day Brunch on the Bay on Sunday May 3 at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel (tickets on sale in March)

* Fourth of July Concert at Coconut Grove Marketplace (free)

* Kau Kau Kailua throughout September with special values at participating restaurants

* Historic Kailua Village Luau on Saturday, Sept. 19 (tickets on sale in August)

* A sleigh full of Kailua Kalikimaka holiday events plus a boat parade.

Monthly Kokua Kailua

Alii Drive becomes a pedestrian-only (leashed dogs are invited too) walkway 1-6 p.m. one Sunday every month. Shop, dine and buy local and enjoy vendors, musicians, restaurants and local artists.

Kokua Kailua 2015 dates are Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13.

Vendor qualifications, guidelines and applications are available online at

With the exception of Kau Kau Kailua, the 2015 signature events are sponsored in part by County of Hawaii Department of Research & Development and the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Contact Dorlene Silva at a minimum of five days before a scheduled event to request an auxiliary aid or reasonable modification.

The mission of the Kailua Village Business Improvement District is to make Historic Kailua Village a model sustainable community that is a better place to invest, work, live and play.

KVBID is working cooperatively to improve and maintain the physical appearance and aesthetics of public right of ways, open space and parks, increase cleanliness and security, and attract long term sustainable business and community activity in Historic Kailua Village.

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