2023 Big Island Chocolate Festival

29apr5:00 pm9:00 pm2023 Big Island Chocolate Festival

Event Details

10th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival, April 28 & 29, 2023 at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Make your life even sweeter by attending the Eighth Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival – Date to TBD at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. From chocolate cooking demonstrations and a unique tequila and chocolate pairing event, to the fun and festive gala of all galas, our annual event is the sweetest (and savoriest) event of the year!

The 2023 gala event will be held on Saturday, April 29 and the ticket price includes unlimited tastings at more than 25 food stations, unlimited beer and wine pours from our various sponsors, an all-you-can-enjoy chicken mole bar, signature cocktails, DJ and live music, a fabulous silent auction and all around chocolate-themed fun. Limited Early Bird and VIP gala tickets are available starting November 23, 2022. With VIP tickets you’ll enjoy early access (before general admission opens), reserved tables and a private bar.  

We will be offering fantastic room packages that include gala and event tickets. The schedule is updated often so sign up for our emails and like us on Facebook.  

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. (KCA) The mission and goal of this non-profit organization is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawai‘i by presenting BICF as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts. We encourage you to become a member of KCA and support our cause.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS (tickets available after February 15, 2023 – Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date):

  • (TBD) – Cacao Farm Seminars/Workshops — Perfect for the current and aspiring cacao farmers seeking to learn the latest techniques, industry updates, processing and more.
  • (TBD) – Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory Farm Tour— Take a behind-the-scenes peek at how cacao becomes our favorite sweet and savory treat.
  • (TBD) – Cooking Demonstrations — Enjoy a range of culinary cooking and technique demonstrations from local chefs to uplevel your cooking skills!

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Big Island Chocolate Festival Team


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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

69-275 WAIKOLOA BEACH DRIVE, Waikoloa Beach, HI 96738