Open Mic Night: 1st Wednesdays of the Month 6pm-10pm at the Lava Lounge

KMC’s Monster Mash on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.  Click HERE to view photos from last years Monster Mash.


At KMC and the park, there is a surprising array of amenities, services, and activities. You can have a fulfilling vacation without leaving the park. For those of you who do, our tours cover the many wonders of the Big Island.

Advance reservations recommended due to limited seating; please call (808) 967-8333.

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Lava Viewing Tour.

“Most Saturdays” 1:30 pm – 9:30pm

“Leave the driving to us. We’ll drop you off at the lava viewing area, then it’s off you go. The hike is approximately 90 minutes, one way, to the lava. We advise you to bring water, bring a flashlight, wear appropriate shoes, and bring snacks, as there will be no place to eat when you return back to KMC .

The return trip is topped off by seeing the glow at Halemaumau Crater. Tour is subject to lava conditions.”

Price: $50.00 per person

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s

Hawaii National Park, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public throughout 2017.

ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:


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Stewardship at the Summit

Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, raingear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration is required, and there is no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply. Visit the park website for additional planning details:

When: October 7, 13, 21, and 27 at 9 a.m.
Where: Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. on any of the above dates.

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Footprints in the Ash

Hawaiians once traversed Kīlauea on foot to travel between Puna and Ka‘ū, and during the 18th century, explosions from the volcano rained volcanic ash down on the people, preserving their footprints in the sands of “Keonehelelei.”  Park Ranger Jay Robinson discusses new interpretive displays in the Ka‘ū Desert and explains what we know today about the impact of these explosive eruptions on native society. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ After Dark in the Park series.

When: Tues., Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

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Mark Yamanaka in Concert

Join local recording artist Mark Yamanaka for a free concert. Mark has been awarded multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards since the debut of his first album, Lei Puakenikeni. His next album, Lei Maile, has also received critical acclaim. Mark’s crisp, clear falsetto and rich baritone voice will mesmerize you. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations.

When: Wed., Oct. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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Kahuku ‘Ohana Day

Families are invited for a day of fun, culture and discovery at the Kahuku Unit! Learn about the hidden powers that plants have to keep us healthy through the teachings of Aunty Ka‘ohu Monfort, a practitioner of lā‘au lapa‘au (Hawaiian herbal medicine). Collect seeds from native plants and help park rangers bring new life to Kahuku. Kids 17 and under and their families must sign up by October 13 to participate by calling 808-985-6019. Bring water, lunch and snacks, sunscreen, hat, long pants, shoes and reusable water bottle. Kahuku is located between the 70 and 71 mile markers on Highway 11.

When: Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Registration required by Oct. 13).
Where: Kahuku Unit

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Lau Hala

Join park staff and learn one of the great traditional arts of Hawaii, ulana lau hala. Hawaiians have used the hala (pandanus) tree to create many useful and beautiful items for centuries. Learn to weave lau hala and take home your own piece of lau hala art. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops.

When: Wed., Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai