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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Second annual Don the Beachcomber Festival set in Kona

Advertiser Staff

The Royal Kona Resort will host the second annual Mai Tai Festival Aug. 14 with a Mai Tai Mix-Off, talk-story on the history of the drink, a barbecue battle, and an evening concert with alternative rock band Third Eye Blind.

There will also be food for sale, an arts and crafts market and more entertainment. The Mai Tai Battle of the BBQ will feature Isle chefs and will be held in the Mai Tai Marketplace and is free to the public. The Marketplace will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and scrip will be sold for food purchases all day.

The Third Eye Blind concert takes place from 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 general admission, $50 VIP seating, at groovetickets.com

For more on the event: 808-329-3111 or hawaiihotels.com. For information on hotel stays, call toll-free 800-222-5642 or go to royalkona.com.