Feel the buzz

  • keiki march Friday in the Kona Coffee Festival Lantern Parade down Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Little Miss Kona Coffee contestants participate Friday in the Kona Coffee Festival Lantern Parade down Alii Drive. (photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The street is filled with coffee lovers Saturday at the Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll. (

  • Coffee is brewed for samples Saturday at the Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Ray Kunitake sells his Waiaha River Coffee Saturday at the Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • UCC, a festival sponsor, marches Friday in the Kona Coffee Festival Lantern Parade down Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Miss Aloha Hawaii Katiana Amafala-Marquard, left and Miss Kona Coffee Kyndra Nakamoto march Friday in the Kona Coffee Festival Lantern Parade down Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii representatives march Friday in the Kona Coffee Festival Lantern Parade down Alii Drive. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Patrons take advantage of the decorations for a photo op at the Kona Coffee First Festival Fridat at Hale Halawai. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Left to right: A spontaneous hula is performed at the Kona Coffee First Festival Friday at Hale Halawai. Ray Kunitake sells his Waiaha River Coffee Saturday at the Holualoa Coffee and Art Stroll. Miss Aloha Hawaii Katiana Amafala-Marquard, left and Miss Kona Coffee Kyndra Nakamoto march Friday in the Kona Coffee Festival Lantern Parade down Alii Drive Friday evening. (photos by Laura RUminswki/West Hawaii Today)

  • Festival goers join in on the fun of a bon dance Friday night at the Kona Coffee First Festival Friday at Hale Halawai. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Festival goers join in on the fun of a bon dance Friday night at the Kona Coffee First Festival Friday at Hale Halawai. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival kicked off Friday with First Festival Friday and the Lantern Parade on Alii Drive. Fun continued Saturday with the Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll followed by the UCC Hawaii Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition.