2023 Events

Silent Auction

Bidding starts May 19, bidding ends May 29.

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Friday, May 19

At historic Honokaʻa Peoples’ Theatre!

  • 5 p.m. – Cowboy Movies

Saturday, May 20th

@ Downtown Honokaʻa

  • 2-11 p.m. Road Closure for Western Week Festivities. Plan ahead!
  • 4-5 p.m. Western Week Parade. For more information, please call Kai Carvalho (808)640-6095, or email honokaawesternweekparade@gmail.com
  • 3-10 p.m. Block Party. A cowboy culture celebration, with food trucks, vendor booths,and dancing in the street to the music of the Saddle Road Band
  • 5:30 p.m. Saloon Girls & Cowboys Got Talent Contest. Contestants vie for cash prizes and bragging rights, when they release their inter superstar and share it with the crowd. All kinds of talents welcome—from aerial silks and acrobatics to zookeepers and Zydeco. Entry forms available online: https://bit.ly/sgcgt23_app

@ Honokaʻa People’s Theater ($15 Adults, $10 senior suggested donation, kids free for line dancing AND band):

  • 6-8 p.m. Line Dancing Lesson and Dance. Come learn to line dance and then join in the fun with Pauline Dias and the Country Rhythm Sliders!
  • 8-9:30 p.m. Hi Country LIVE band and dancing. Get your country groove on with a live dance band at HPT!

Saloon Girls & Cowboys Got Talent Contest entry form

Apply to be part of the parade on May 20th:

Parade application 2023

Parade narrative form for MCs 2023

Host a booth at the block party:

2023 BLOCK PARTY BOOTH application

Sunday, May 21

  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Hāmākua Harvest Farm Festival – Canoe Crops. Because you gotta feed the community and the ʻāina too, agriculture is an essential partner for Western Week. This year, Hāmākua Harvest’s Farm Festival celebrates Canoe Crops: ʻulu, ʻuala, kalo, mai‘a, and niu. Starting with a Hawaiian blessing and hula, then continuing with all day entertainment, canoe crop education, and fresh, local-raised food to take home and fix—or eat on the spot. For more information, contact info@hamakuaharvest.org

Monday, May 22

  • 5:30 p.m. Cowboy Talk Story at Honoka‘a Heritage Center. Join us under the eaves in front of the Bothelo Building at 5:30 to meet the paniolo after they have recorded a talk story session about famous and infamous horses. Learn about the special love-hate relationships that grow between two- and four-legged friends. Hosted by Sheriff Larry Ignacio, who will be joined by horsewhisperers and veteran veterinarian

Tuesday, May 23

  • 5-7 p.m. Portuguese Bean Soup & Smoke Meat Contest, at the Ahualoa Family Farms Mac Nut Factory. For online entry forms, go to: bit.ly/3K5196F Or email: portuguesebeansoup@gmail.com , or call/text Mallion: (808) 765 9373

Portuguese Bean Soup-Smoke Meat Application Form 2023

Wednesday, May 24

  • 4-5:30 p.m. Hawaii Saddle Club Keiki Roundup at the Rose Andrade Correia Arena. Branding Demo, Pin the Brand on the Cow, Horseshoes, Cowboy Cornhole, Rope 'um, and Pony Rides, and a grand finale Boot Scramble. Keiki are encouraged to wear their cowboy boots and bring an extra pair of junk socks for the Boot Scramble. Prizes will be given to the winners. (Mahalo to Hawai’i Youth Rodeo ‘Ohana and the 4-H Equine Group for their help with the Roundup). For more information, email Johnalyn, johnalyn808@yahoo.com

Thursday, May 25

At Honokaʻa Public Library:

  • 4 p.m. Paniolo Storytime – Bring the keiki down to the library for a cowboy-themed storytime, complete with a craft and a library scavenger hunt!
  • 4 p.m. Book Giveaway – Friends of the Libraries, Hāmākua will be giving away free books on the lanai. Come fill a bag! First come, first served. All books are free, though donations are always welcome.
  • 5 p.m. The Origins of Sugar and Ranching in Hawaii – Local historian Boyd Bond will visit us to discuss changes in land use patterns over the course of modern Hawaiian history. Boyd is a fascinating speaker with a wealth of knowledge to share with us.

Friday, May 26

  • 5 p.m. Hootenanny at Honoka‘a Public House. Food, drinks and fun for all ages. Who said there’s a Hootenany? We did, and it’s at Honoka’a Public House on Friday, May 26, 6-9 p.m., with entertainment by Kamuela. Come as you are, and meet your friends and neighbors for food, drinks and fun for all ages. The pub is actually in the game all week long with live music May 19-26, the Hootenany on Friday the 26th, and a DJ Dance Party on Saturday the 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

  • Saturday Slack, rodeo events at the Rose Andrade-Correia Stadium

Sunday-Monday, May 28-29

  • Noon-pau Annual Hawai‘i Saddle Club Scholarship Rodeo, at the Rose Andrade-Correia Stadium. Saturday is “slack”, the qualifying events, and the finals begin at noon on Sunday and Monday. Tickets available from Rodeo Queen contestants or at the gate.