Uncle Robert's Kalapana Kava Bar

Hawaii: Uncle Robert's Awa Bar & Farmers' Market Visit

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From US$ 55 per person

Key Details

Tour Duration
6 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted

Pick-up service

Pick-up is available at Hilo hotels, hostels, and the airport.

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Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What You'll Do

  • Enjoy live Hawaiian music throughout the evening
  • Browse the foods and crafts from 20 vendors
  • Bring your own drinks
  • Try a drink of fresh local awa


Every Wednesday evening Uncle Robert's Awa Bar in Kalapana is the place to be. This is a block party and farmers' market that you won't want to miss, and you certainly won’t find it anywhere else on the Big Island. Come dance, drink, eat, and shop!

What to Expect

Head to the end of Kalapana Road where you’ll find one of the last homes owned by Hawaiians that hasn't been touched by the wrath of Pele. This Hawaiian family sure knows how to throw a pa'ina, or party, for local residents and mainland visitors.

The Hawaiian uncles sing island music all night long and you get to meet vendors who want to share their culture with the ethnic foods that they sell. You’re sure to enjoy this unique 6-hour activity that includes transfer times.

Hawaii was the center of plantation work in the early 1900s for immigrants from all over the world, leading to the diversity of nationalities represented today, along the with a vast variety of foods from different cultures.

You’ll find foods ranging from poke bowls (seasoned raw fish and hot rice), to pastele stew, kalua pig nachos with lomi salmon, Hawaiian oven-baked pizza, fresh fruits and vegetables, vegan and vegetarian meals, ulu (breadfruit) poi, Indian meals, Filipino foods, and more.

Crafts sold by local artists and vendor are all Hawaiian made. There are local paintings, jewelry made from shells, handmade bags, and lots of other items on offer.

Sit down and enjoy a drink of your favorite beverage and meet a new friend. If you want to try a drink of the freshly made kava, it’s available for purchase. Listen to Hawaiian music and watch local hula dancers sway their hips and move gracefully, telling their story.

What's Included

  • Designated driver
  • Large shared cooler with ice for drinks
  • Rain gear (should you decide to hike)

What's Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Snacks and other food
  • Flashlight

What to Remember

Dress comfortably for the kava bar. Nothing additional is required or recommended for the tour.

Note that you have the option of taking a self-guided hike down to the new black sand beach from the kava bar, which takes around an hour, round trip. If you plan to do this, bring a flashlight and wear covered-toe shoes and long pants.
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