With the theme “Lavalicious – A Chocolate Salute to the 100th Birthday of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,” the fifth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is set for May 13-14 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel (pictured).
Visitors can indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate – in both its sweet and savory forms – while participating in a host of fun and informative chocolate-themed activities. The two-day chocolate extravaganza includes a cacao plantation tour at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, a college culinary competition and several public foodie and agriculture-themed seminars.
Activities culminate May 14 with the indoor-outdoor festival gala highlighted by a host of sweet and savory culinary stations presented by top isle chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners.
Special room/ticket packages for two start at US$396.20 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.