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Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative to host Wiliwili Festival

The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative will host this year’s Wiliwili Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Waikoloa Village. The Wiliwili Festival will be a fun, free educational event for all ages. The event will be held at an outdoor site along Quarry Road.

WDFI will be hosting forest tours, workshops, and kid’s activities in addition to promoting awareness of Hawaiian dry forest ecosystems, the species that live within them and the cultural, ecologic and intrinsic value of our native forests. The festival will include three forest tours within the Waikoloa Dry forest preserve throughout the day, beginning at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Those interested are encouraged to sign up early, as space is limited.

Workshop topics will include edible landscaping and permaculture, propagation and growing techniques and traditional uses of wiliwili. There will be informational booths sponsored by environmental, educational and cultural organizations, a silent auction, native plant sales, food, music and free activities for all ages.

For more information on the event or to sign up for a tour, please contact Jen Lawson at or 339-2142. Visit our website and Facebook page for Wiliwili Festival updates:,


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