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Kalapana, Lower Puna Lava devastation 1986-1990. The eruption moved downslope from the Kilauea summit. For more than five years, the Kupaianaha tube system sent flows to the coast. During this period, the lava wiped out the communities of Kalapana, Royal Gardens and Kapa‘ahu, all effectively…
Uncle Roberts at the end of the road is a Wednesday night staple (rain or shine) for food, vendors and music. It begins at 6, ends at 9 but is crowded so arriving early is always smart. DO NOT go here expecting to immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture it is worth the trip however.
Uncle Robert's at Kalapana on Wednesday nights is basically a sprawling outdoor anything goes market party! It has everything Puna in one place - live music and dancing (often Reggae), kava, drinks, every kind of local food, every kind of local craft. Crowded, crazy and hard to categorize - very…