Events Calendar

Special December Bakes

Thursday, December 6 and Thursday, December 20, 10am to 12pm, Kona Historical Society's Portuguese Stone Oven


Kona Historical Society will be making more batches of its famous Portuguese cinnamon bread at Kona Historical Society’s stone oven, or forno, located in the pasture below its main office and its historic general store museum in Kealakekua on two Thursdays in December: December 6 and December 20.

From 10 a.m. to noon, the public is able to watch Kona Historical Society staff and volunteers create these sticky, sweet loaves of cinnamon bread at the outdoor stone oven, a reproduction of the “forno,” the oven used by the Portuguese immigrants who came to Kona in the 1880s. Attendees will also learn about the traditional art of Portuguese bread making and the contributions of the Portuguese. The loaves are sold for $8 each on a first-come, first-serve basis from 12:45 p.m. until sold out.