The Big Island Chocolate Festival (BICF) is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. The mission and goal of this new association 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. To buy tickets, visit

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is being held on April 26-27, 2024 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Festival encompasses seminars, demonstrations, a professionally judged cacao bean competition, a gala fundraiser and a silent auction. Proceeds from the benefit support the The 2024 beneficiaries include the culinary programs at University of Hawai’i, Maui College, Leeward Community College, and Kapiʻolani Community College, plus Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture, Hawai'i Keiki Museum and Kona Dance & Performing Arts to learn more about each of these organizations you can read more here.

Mahalo to the 2024 BICF sponsors:

Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa, Cocoa Outlet/The Chocolate Guy, Guittard Chocolate Company, Tastes of Aloha, Kona Brewing Company, Ola Brew Co, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory,  Republica Del Cacao, Primavera Farm, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Valrhona USA, Waialua Estate Coffee & Chocolate, Yay! Candy, and Christie Mitsumura - Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corporation.

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We are still confirming the sponsors for this upcoming event happening on April 27, 2024. If you are interested in learning more about the power of sponsorship, please contact Stephanie Beeby directly at 808.201.2000.

Confirmed 2024 Sponsors

PLATINUM Premier Sponsor

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Premiere Sponsors

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