Big Island: Mai Tai Festival

/ Aug

Big Island: Mai Tai Festival

75-5852 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, HI
Royal Kona Resort
11:00 am

On August 19, the 9th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival is on at Royal Kona Resort.

For the past eight years, the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival has drawn bartenders from around the globe to compete for the title of World’s Best Mai Tai and cash prizes. This annual festival is a full-day, fun-filled event with live entertainment, a pool party, arts and crafts displays, a BBQ Cook-Off Contest, food booths, and lots more. The main event is the exciting action-packed Mai Tai Mix-Off contest. Watch and cheer for the competing bartenders as they create their own potent and signature spin on the historic Mai Tai, an island favorite.

This not-to-miss annual event attracts aficionados of this renown cocktail from around the world with Bartenders competing for a $10,000 cash prize. There’s also a farmers market, food from Big Island restaurants, live entertainment and mai tai sampling.