24th Annual HomeBrew Competition
Entries from US and Pacific Islands! Submission deadline coming soon!

Saturday, March 9: 12th Annual 5k/10k Run for Hops
At BMW of Hawaii at 7:30 a.m.
Early Bird Registration coming soon!

Saturday, March 9: 24th Annual Kona Brewers Festival

At the oceanfront lu’au grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. 

Schedule break out will be posted by the festival date here and on the Kona Brewers Festival Official mobile app.  Download now for developing information including:

  • Breweries, Restaurants, Musicians, Artists and Sponsors
  • Entertainment Schedule with ability to create personal notifications
  • Detailed info about event
  • Map with routing functionality
  • Social event feed
  • Ability to chat with other event attendees right within the app

Be sure to check the app during the event for contests and giveaways!

Apple Store

Tickets on sale here January 12, 2019 11am HST

General Admission Tickets are $85

Connoisseur’s Lounge Tickets are $185

A limited number of Connoisseur’s Lounge Tickets are available at a cost of $185 to support island beneficiary organizations. These upgraded tickets include all General Admission amenities plus early admission to the Connoisseur’s Lounge for a five-hour festival.  Special beer and food pairings, entertainment, air conditioned seating, educational talks by local brewers, and access to move between the Lounge and general areas make this ticket the best for connoisseurs and extreme beer lovers, while further supporting the fundraising efforts of the festival.  The Lounge is open from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  


The Kona Brewers Festival celebrates 24 years, tapping up ales and lagers from across the nation. The craft beer is served alongside island-style cuisine from the Big Island’s best restaurants. The sell-out event also features live music, hula and the ever popular Trash Fashion Show.

What began as a beer festival with the goal of raising awareness for recycling has blossomed into one of Kona’s most popular and profitable fundraising weekends. Dozens of community organizations work together to benefit each other while providing thousands of residents and visitors a chance to appreciate craft beer, island-style cuisine and spectacular live entertainment.