Updated: Aug 3, 2021
808 Day, aka August 8th (8/08), is more than just the anniversary of the opening of the Big Island Grown Kona Dispensary. 808 Day is a celebration of the culture of these islands. After taking last year off, we thought this year was going to be our chance to really celebrate with our community but unfortunately, it seems Covid is on the rise again and it just didn't seem wise to throw a giant event just yet. That said, we still wanted to do something significant.
What better way to celebrate our island culture than by helping to preserve it? This year, we decided to gather responsibly and in a meaningful way.
This 808 Day, we will be gathering at Old Kona Airport Beach Park from 7am-10am to do a beach and park cleanup and we encourage you to join us. We will provide gloves and trash bags, along with cold beverages and shade. And for any 329 cardholders who join us, we are also offering a $1 gram of any flower in our dispensaries.
For those of you who are not 329 cardholders, our neighbors at Willie's Hot Chicken have offered 50% off any food item; Kona Brewing Company has offered 15% off your bill for Kama'aina and HiCo offered 50% off any Coffee or Cocktail for cleanup volunteers!
In addition to the beach cleanup, from 12-7pm we are going to be hosting a day of educational workshops and talk story sessions in the bay beside our Kona dispensary in Brewery Block. This event will be totally free and open to the public - no 329 Card is necessary to attend! All Covid regulations will be followed.
This is your opportunity to meet our CEO and Big Island Grown leadership team; talk to a Certifying Provider about how to get a 329 Card; explore some of our flower cultivars and manufactured products; learn how to take a dab and enjoy some live music in an informal and safe space.
We look forward to letting loose and really celebrating with everyone next 808 Day but in the meantime we want to give a big MAHALO to our Big Island Community for supporting clean, craft cannabis and for helping to keep Big Island clean and green!