If there is one thing you will take away from the Island of Hawaii’s small towns, it’s the sense of community the locals share. A fantastic place to experience this friendly, hippy group of small business owners and artisans is at Uncle Robert’s Awa Club for the Wednesday Outdoor Market. For the small town, the market is busy—the place where the town can catch up with each other while visitors can explore the community’s creativity. With an intense local vibe, Big Island creativity, a little live music, food from the land and served by the town’s restaurants and cafes, there is shopping, eating, drinking, and enjoyment for everyone at the Wednesday Market. The Wednesday market is only part of Uncle Awa's Club that encourages mindfulness and education about the values of the Kingdom of Hawaii and taking care of the aina (Hawaiian word for "land"). Uncle Awa's host markets, live music, a private events menu, and it is open daily serving up items sourced from the Island like smoothies, burgers, fish, and awa (or kava) which was brought by canoe to Hawaii by the original Polynesian explorers.