Thursday, January 24, 2013
Planted in 1972 by the Waimea Lions Club, the cherry trees offer plenty of photo opportunities for residents and visitors, who can picnic or relax beneath the canopy of pink flowers. Artists set up their easels to paint the scenic vista. This year's all-day event takes place on Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Look for the pink banners that identify site locations. Shuttle buses and vans transport visitors through town for free. The festival marks the 20th year with a special anniversary exhibit and live entertainment.
Holualoa Inn, the ranching community of Waimea is home to the famous Parker Ranch. Rolling green hills, clear blue skies, magnificent cloud formations and views of Mauna Kea in the distance combine to make Waimea one of Hawai‘i's most unique destinations. If you are visiting the Big Island during Cherry Blossom time, be sure to make the trip and experience this very special event.
Innkeeper Holualoa Inn
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