Hawaii Kona Coffee Festival kicks off Nov. 4 By Shane Nelson / October 14, 2016 Share 1 -- The Aloha State's oldest food festival, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, will celebrate its 46th anniversary starting Nov. 4 on the west coast of Hawaii Island. A terrific chance for visitors to mingle with residents, the 10-day event will feature nearly 50 scheduled events, aimed at celebrating the Kona region's cultural heritage along with its coffee pioneers, artisans and farmers. Along with a range of coffee and food events offering tastings, the festival will also include a lantern parade, hands-on cultural events, coffee art exhibitions and coffee farm and mill tours. Admission to all Kona Coffee Cultural Festival events requires a souvenir festival button people can purchase for $3 at a range of retail and coffee farm locations throughout the Kona area. For a complete listing of events and more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.