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June 2017

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June 2-4, 2017 – HILO ORCHID SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE

The Hilo Orchid Society will stage the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state of Hawaii this coming June 2-4. The show will take place at the Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium in Hilo. A selection of fantastic items will be auctioned off in the Hilo Orchid Society Silent Auction. Funds raised will support the Hilo Orchid Society Scholarship Fund.

Show hours are:

  • June 2, Friday 9 am-6 pm
  • June 3, Saturday 9 am-5 pm
  • June 4, Sunday 10 am-2 pm.

Admission: Adult, $5; Child, 12 or under, Free; Super Pass, good for 3 days, $8.

Visit: http://www.hiloorchidsociety.org for more info.

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June 3, 2017 – BIG ISLAND JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL – SOUTH KOHALA

The 7th annual Big Island jazz and blues festival will bring in Grammy jazz and blues legends. To be held oceanfront at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

Food and drink available for purchase; no coolers allowed.

For more information visit www.bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com.

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June 8, 2017 – WORLD OCEANS DAY AT HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Free

Join Hawai’i State Parks and partner organizations for World Oceans Day at the Hapuna Beach South Pavilion. Learn about Hawai’I’s incredible ocean resources and how to protect them. The event is free, but there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee for out-of-state visitors.

A beach clean-up will take place from 8-9 a.m. Exhibit booths and activities will be in the South Pavilion.

For more information: Visit http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/hawaii/hapuna-beach-state-recreation-area/.

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June 10, 2017 – NORTH KOHALA KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION

Time: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Free

From 7:45-9 a.m.: Lei Draping at the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa`au will take place;

From 9:00-10:30 a.m.: enjoy a traditional Pa`u Parade with horses and riders adorned in flowers and colors representing each Hawaiian Island.Parade from downtown Hawi to Kamehameha Park in Kapa`au.

From 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m: Ho`olaule`a (crafts fair) at Kamehameha Park, where you can eat local food, see masters create traditional arts and crafts, watch beautiful hula dancers and listen to award-winning Hawaiian musicians.

For more info visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.

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June 10, 2017 – KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION PARADE AND FREE CONCERT – KAILUA-KONA

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Free

Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal pa’u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa’u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula halau, equestrian units, marching bands, and more. The parade begins at Walua Road and Alii Drive at 9am, and travels through Kailua Village to Palani Road past the pier, ending at noon. A Ho’olaule’a (crafts and music fair) featuring Hawai’i recording artists Hoku Zuttermeister and Sistah Robi will be held after the parade on the Hulihe’e Palace grounds. For more information visit www.konaparade.org.

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June 11, 2017 – KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL – HILO

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Free

The festival will feature sweet Hawaiian music and beautiful hula from various artists and hula halau, from 10am-4pm. There will also be ono (delicious) food, arts & craft vendors. Presented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Mamalahoa. For more information, visit http://www.kamehamehafestival.org/.

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June 11, 2017 – “KOKUA KAILUA” Kona Village Stroll

Sun. 1-6 PM, Free

Kailua Kona presents kama’aina and visitors a unique opportunity to stroll in and out of the array of shops, restaurants, local musicians, artists and vendors lining Ali’i Drive along Kailua Bay in Kona. Ali‘i Drive Open to Pedestrians Only. Special Kama‘aina Pricing at Participating Restaurants & Merchants.

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June 11, 2017 – Hulihe’e Palace Monthly Event

Sun. 4 PM, Free, Hulihe’e Palace’s South Lawn

Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai’i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes’ Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring beach mats or chairs.

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June 14, 2016 – LEI HULU (FEATHER LEI MAKING) DEMONSTRATION AT HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

10:00 – 12:00 PM, Kilauea Visitor Center lanai, Free

Witness the fine skill in making lei hulu (feather lei). Kilohana Domingo, renowned artist demonstrates his mastery of this intricate Hawaiian art form.

Free to the public. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Kilauea Visitor Center lanai.

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June 24-25, 2017 – Annual CULTURAL FESTIVAL – PU`UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, HONAUNAU

Celebrate Hawaiian culture at this free, two-day, family friendly event. Learn about lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making and more, both days. In order to protect fragile resources and preserve the historic setting, picnicking, coolers and chairs are not allowed in the Royal Grounds. No food is available in the park. Please visit www.nps.gov/puho for more details and view updates on www.facebook.com/PuuhonuaoHonaunauNPS.

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June TBA, 2017 – 2nd ANNUAL WAIPI’O KALO FESTIVAL

The Festival will take place from 9am-4pm at Koa’ekea, near the Waipi’o Valley Lookout. Presented by the grassroots state-recognized nonprofit, Ha Ola O Waipi’o Valley, the free event is a tribute to kalo (taro), Waipi’o, and the kupuna and others who live, work, and find inspiration there.

There will be live music and hula, craft vendors, games and great food. In addition, there will be displays and “talk story” sessions about the region’s rich history, and its significance in Hawaiian culture. Agricultural exhibits and demonstrations will offer a chance to learn about varieties of kalo and how they are cultivated, prepared as food and taro’s nutritional/health benefits.

A Kalo Cookoff offers prizes to home chefs who bring their best kalo pupu, main dish or dessert for a friendly competition with prizes. Kalo Contest Winners will be announced at 2pm, and will receive a gift basket and a gift certificate.

In addition, homestyle Hawaiian plate lunches will be available for sale, with kalua pig, laulau, squid lu’au, chicken long rice, sweet potatoes, fernshoot salad, haupia, kulolo (taro/coconut pudding), poke and of course, poi.

Koa’ekea is located at 48-5546 Waipi’o Valley Road. Event parking will be available at Kukuihaele Park, with free shuttles provided. There will be no parking at the Lookout.

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July 2017

July 4, 2017 – PARKER RANCH ANNUAL JULY 4th HORSERACES & RODEO

Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horseraces and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys. Ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping, Po’o Wai U and more. Keiki activities including roping practice and pony rides. Lots of food and mementos for sale at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena, Waimea. Pre-sale tickets available at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea (at Parker Ranch Square). For more information visit www.parkerranch.com.

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July 4, 2017 – HILO BAY BLAST

Family activities around the Hilo Bayfront, including games, cook-offs, music and more. Hawai`i County Band concert at Mo`oheau Bandstand at 7pm, followed by fireworks at 8pm over Hilo Bay.

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July 4, 2017 – FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & CELEBRATION – VOLCANO VILLAGE

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Volcano Post Office and proceed for one half mile along Old Volcano Road to Cooper Community Center, featuring the Hawaii County Band, floats, antique cars, fire engines, bicycles, horses, and animals in costumes! Music, games, food booths, craft fair and more.

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July 4, 2017 – 4th of JULY SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT – VOLCANO VILLAGE

This annual fundraiser is a much anticipated part of Volcano’s popular 4th of July parade and festival, which attracts hundreds of residents and visitors each year. The auction is held at the Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village. There is something for everyone at this fun and popular silent auction! Proceeds benefit Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax deductible donations welcome through July 3). For more info visit www.fhvnp.org

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July 4, 2017 – KAILUA-KONA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & FIREWORKS

For more information, visit paradesinkona.com

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July 4, 2017 – GREAT WAIKOLOA RUBBER DUCKIE RACE/BENEFIT – WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, KOHALA COAST

Held at the Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort, this is a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of Hawai`i. Free entertainment, fun games and exciting contests, from duck waddling to eating. Live entertainment, food booths and games. Adopt a duckie for the Duckie Race for a chance to win one of many fantastic prizes.

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July 4, 2017 – FAMILY FOURTH & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA – WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

The event continues at Waikoloa Beach Resort throughout the afternoon until the Fireworks Extravaganza over Waikoloa Bowl at 8pm. This is an alcohol and drug free event. For more information visit waikoloabeachresort.com

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July 4, 2017 – TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY – KOHALA COAST

Three and four year old turtles are released in the ocean after growing up in the Honu Ponds at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Kohala Coast. Details TBA. For more information visit www.maunalani.com.

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July TBA, 2017 – JOANN WILLIAMS 26th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY ART, GIFT & CRAFT FAIR – KONA

Approximately 100 local vendors from all over the state, with exclusive items for your early holiday shopping. Time: 9:00am to 5:00 pm at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Free to the public.

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July TBA, 2017 – 35th ANNUAL KONA DAIFUKUJI ORCHID CLUB SHOW AND SALE

From 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall, Free

It’s an “Eruption of Orchids” at the 34th annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club (KDOC) show. This year’s theme salutes the centennial of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a central blooming display back dropped by a volcano.

The free event offers attendees complimentary refreshments, plus an orchid boutonniere corsage (while they last).

Attendees can get expert advice on caring for orchids from veteran members.

The Daifukuji Taiko Drummers will perform at 10 a.m. Enjoy an elaborate and colorful display of live blooming cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, miltonia, vanda and more. Cameras are welcome.

The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club is West Hawai’i’s oldest orchidaceae organization with a mission to learn and foster orchid culture and promote fellowship among orchid collectors. For information, visit www.kdoc.us, get club updates at facebook.com/orchidsinparadise.

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July 16, 2017 – “KOKUA KAILUA” Kona Village Stroll

Sun. 1-6 PM, Free

Kailua Kona presents kama’aina and visitors a unique opportunity to stroll in and out of the array of shops, restaurants, local musicians, artists and vendors lining Ali’i Drive along Kailua Bay in Kona. Ali‘i Drive Open to Pedestrians Only. Special Kama‘aina Pricing at Participating Restaurants & Merchants.

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July 16, 2017 – Hulihe’e Palace Monthly Event

Sun. 4 PM, Free, Hulihe’e Palace’s South Lawn

Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai’i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes’ Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring beach mats or chairs.

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August 2017

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August TBA, 2017 – FREE ENTRANCE TO HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

In honor of the Park’s 100th birthday, the park is offering a special fee-free day.

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August TBA, 2017 – PUA NA PUA ART FESTIVAL – KEAUHOU-KONA

Time: 10 am to 4 pm, at Keauhou Shopping Center. Admission: Free.

Full Life Hawai’i, Abled Artists Hawai’i and the Donkey Mill Art Center announce the first annual Pua Na Pua art festival, dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to explore self employment through the arts.

The event will feature arts, crafts and artistical items, live music, demos, silent auction and more.

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August TBA, 2017 – OBON AT THE KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM

From 10:00 am-2:00 pm. CAPTAIN COOK

Obon, the Festival of Souls, is a Japanese Buddhist tradition honoring ancestors. Visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, an outdoor museum in Captain Cook, and learn about this tradition and the Japanese coffee pioneers’ story during the 1920s to 1940s in Hawai’i.

On August 15 and 16, the Farm will hang paper lanterns to welcome home the spirits of deceased ancestors. Special food offerings will be made at the butsudan and interpreters will discuss the customs associated with obon. Visitors can create their own floating lantern and may walk through the Farm to learn past farming methods, crack and sample fresh macadamia nuts, and tour the historic farmhouse. Costumed interpreters are available to “talk story” and answer questions.

For more information visit http://www.konahistorical.org

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August 20, 2017 – “KOKUA KAILUA” Kona Village Stroll

Sun. 1-6 PM, Free

Kailua Kona presents kama’aina and visitors a unique opportunity to stroll in and out of the array of shops, restaurants, local musicians, artists and vendors lining Ali’i Drive along Kailua Bay in Kona. Ali‘i Drive Open to Pedestrians Only. Special Kama‘aina Pricing at Participating Restaurants & Merchants.

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August 20, 2017 – Hulihe’e Palace Monthly Event

Sun. 4 PM, Free, Hulihe’e Palace’s South Lawn

Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai’i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes’ Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring beach mats or chairs.

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August TBA, 2017 – 5th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ALOHA –

From: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, South Kohala.

Hotel guests, visitors and residents are invited to enjoy a free family-friendly all-day festival to be held at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The event will feature live music from multi Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners including the Pandanus Club, Raiatea Helm, Ekolu Mea Nui, and seven-time award winners the Mana’o Company, hula performances, craft, jewelry, and clothing vendors.

Appearance by the Royal Court, food booths featuring Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Executive Chef Peter Abarcar Jr.’s famous Hawaiian plates, which includes huli huli pig, fresh catch poke with haupia for dessert, and specialty foods from the chefs of Mauna Kea Beach Resort.

The event will benefit various non-profit organizations. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned foods to support the Hawai’i Island Food Basket.

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August TBA, 2017 – North Hawai’i Hospice Floating Lantern Ceremony

Sun. 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Free, Fairmont Orchid

A meaningful ceremony to honor and remember loved ones that have passed. There will be a sharing of music and hula, Taiko drummers, chanting, and prayers, followed by a lantern release into Pauoa Bay at sunset.Floating lanterns for decorating and inscribing messages will be provided for a donation (pre-reservation of lanterns is suggested since supply is limited). Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Complimentary self-parking will be provided by The Fairmont Orchid.

Admission is free. For more info or to reserve a lantern, call North Hawai`i Hospice at 885-7547 or visit www.northhawaiihospice.org.

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August TBA, 2017 – Great Waikoloa Canoe Race

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Waikoloa Canoe Club will be holding their annual Great Waikoloa Canoe Race at Anaeho`omalu Bay. Dozens of teams will be competing from the islands and all over the world. For more information, call (808) 883-2447 or visit www.waikoloacanoeclub.com

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September 2017

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September 1-30, 2017 BIG ISLAND MUSEUMS MONTH

The Kona Historical Society is celebrating Big Island Museums Month with free admission to all KHS programs with a membership card from any of these participating museums:

  • Kona Historical Society’s H.N. Greenwell Store Museum (Open Mon & Tues 10:00 am-2:00 pm , Thurs 10:00 am-3:30 pm)
  • Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm (Open 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Mon-Fri)
  • Anna Ranch Heritage Center, Waimea
  • East Hawai’i Cultural Center, Hilo
  • ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hilo
  • Laupahoehoe Train Museum
  • Lyman Museum, Hilo
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo
  • Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, Hilo
  • Volcano Art Center, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

For more information, call 808-323-3222, email khs@konahistorical.org or visit http://www.konahistorical.org.

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September TBA, 2017 – 45th Annual Queen Lili’uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races

The 2016 Queen Lili`uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races welcomes more than 2,500 outrigger canoe paddlers to Kona for its signature 18-mile long distance race, the world’s largest long distance outrigger canoe race. Kai `Opua Canoe Club, one of Hawaii’s oldest outrigger canoe clubs, will host crews from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Tahiti, United Kingdom and an estimated 75 crews from the US.

Other official Race events unfold throughout the holiday weekend including Historic Kailua Village Cultural Walk, Paddling Talk Story, Native Artist Fair, Torchlight Parade, Stand-up Paddleboard Race, Ali`i Challenge and, new this year, Hulakai OC4 (4 person canoes) Sprint Relay Race.

Free to the public. Visit www.kaiopua.org.

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September TBA, 2017 – “Taste Of The Hawaiian Range” And Agriculture Festival

Hilton Waikoloa Village – Time: 6-8pm.

Culinary adventure seekers can taste and enjoy all the cuts of pasture-raised beef – everything from tongue to tail – prepared expertly by Hawai’i chefs. Enjoy familiar cuts like sirloin tip and ribs, plus beef cheek and the infamous “Rocky Mountain oysters.” While “tasting,” attendees can meet Hawai`i’s food producers at booths and talk story with the ranchers and farmers who make a living growing our food. Attendees can also enjoy exhibits presenting topics related to local agriculture and food sustainability, including the University of Hawai`i’s Mealani Research Station, where the event began. Local food producers also have an opportunity to hook up with island chefs and consumers.

Watch for ticket giveaways on Facebook at Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Twitter #TasteHI. For general event information, phone (808) 322-4892.  Also visit http://www.TasteOfTheHawaiianRange.com.

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September TBA, 2017 Run For Hope Events

Four Seasons Hualalai, Kohala Coast

Run For Hope is a non-competitive 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk event. Proceeds from this event benefit cancer research in Hawai`i. Run For Hope: 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk.

Registration forms are available at http://www.fsrh.net/pr/run_for_hope.pdf.
For more information, call 808-325-8052 or visit the Run for Hope website.

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September TBA, 2017 – Hawai`i Island Festival’s Annual Poke Contest

Waikoloa Beach Marriott. Doors open at 11am; $10 entry with required $5 Festival ribbon

Both home cooks and top professional chefs compete against their peers for the championship recipe of this popular Hawaiian dish that is made from the freshest fish or shellfish plus seasonings – and after the judges announce the winners, the audience gets to taste too! For more info, visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

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September TBA, 2017 – Hula Kahiko At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant features a Big Island halau from 10:30-11:30am.

The event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch.

Free; park entrance fees apply. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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September TBA, 2017 Waimea Paniolo Parade And Ho`Olaule`a

10 AM – Waimea, Free

One of our favorite yearly events, the Paniolo Parade will start at 10am at “Church Row” and proceed to Waimea Park, featuring princesses on horseback with attendees decorated with the flowers of their respective islands (complete with “Pooper Scooper” brigades!).

The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year, featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live entertainment in Waimea Ball Park at 11am. A great local family event!

Note: 1 hour road closure.

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September TBA, 2017 – 4th Annual Hawaii Island All Nations PowWow – Hilo

A family centered A two day event of cultural exchange, with Native American inter-tribal dancing, arts and crafts, Native American frybread , food vendor, silent auction, exhibition dances, etc. Come out and dance.

Time: 10 am – 4pm daily at Keaukaha Hawaiian Village, Hilo. Free to the public.

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September 17, 2017 – “KOKUA KAILUA” Kona Village Stroll

Sun. 1-6 PM, Free

Kailua Kona presents kama’aina and visitors a unique opportunity to stroll in and out of the array of shops, restaurants, local musicians, artists and vendors lining Ali’i Drive along Kailua Bay in Kona. Ali‘i Drive Open to Pedestrians Only. Special Kama‘aina Pricing at Participating Restaurants & Merchants.

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September 17, 2017 – Hulihe’e Palace Monthly Event

Sun. 4 PM, Free, Hulihe’e Palace’s South Lawn

Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai’i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes’ Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring beach mats or chairs.

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September TBA, 2017 – 17th Annual Bamboo Festival

While there, you will be able to see and purchase many varieties of bamboos. And there will be craft vendors, educational speakers, artists, food, a silent auction, and much more. Plus you will be able to tour a truly magnificent garden. Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika Street, Hilo. Cost: $3 refundable admission. For more information, call 781.960.5305 or email xarty@icloud.com or visit www.hcabs.webs.com.

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September TBA, 2017 – Free Entry To All National Parks

In honor of National Public Lands Day there will be no entry fees charged on this day.

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September TBA, 2017 – 10th Annual International Day Of Peace Parade And Festival,  Honoka’a

Celebrating the annual United Nations International Day of Peace, the town of Honoka`a will host a Parade down Mamane Street – a “moving stage” of bands, dancers, drummers and entertainers.

The event then continues with a Peace Day Festival in the streets.

For more details, visit www.peacedayparade.org,

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October 2017

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October TBA, 2017 –  KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM’S OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION

CAPTAIN COOK, 10 AM – 2 PM

Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook hosts its annual Open House. This year’s celebration honors Kona’s heritage.

The theme is “Made In Kona,” and promises a day filled with fun family activities revolving around amazing products made in Kona, including coffee, baked goods, farm produce, music, and hand-crafted items. Some of the highlights of this free event are traditional foods and goodies; local music by Aunty Diana Aki & Friends; “Hands on History” lauhala weaving, Japanese calligraphy, gardening and pan roasting coffee; Chicken Hekka demonstration and plate lunch by Sandy’s Drive In; Kona coffee tastings and tours of the historic 1920s coffee mill and farmhouse. Enjoy the cultural celebration that surrounds 17 years as the only living history coffee farm in the nation.

For more information visit http://www.konahistorical.org.

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October TBA, 2017 “LILI’UOKALANI AT WASHINGTON PLACE” ONE-WOMAN SHOW

HAWAI’I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Jackie Pualani Johnson performs an amazing, one-woman show taken directly from the writings of Queen Lili’uokalani, the queen’s family, and other historical sources. Part of Hawai’i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series.

Free. Time: 7pm. Part of the park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Where: Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.

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October TBA, 2017 BIG ISLAND ‘UKULELE GUILD EXHIBIT – HILO

Opening reception Oct 7, 5-8PM. Meet the makers; enjoy live music and hula with Konabob & Shirley Stoffer, Alan Hale and Sammi Fo (hula). The show runs Oct 7-Oct 26, Monday-Friday 8-4.

Special Saturday programs TBA. For more information about the ‘Ukulele Guild or the upcoming exhibit visit BigIslandUkuleleGuild.org.

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October TBA, 2017 Ironman World Championship

Kailua-Kona

This ultimate endurance event – a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run – attracts thousands of the world’s best athletes, and thousands of volunteers from the Big Island help make it happen.
Find more information here.

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October TBA, 2017 Hula Kahiko At Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Free; park entrance fees apply.

This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant features a Big Island halau from 10:30-11:30am. This event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. Audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

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October TBA, 2017 – 4th Annual Lilikoi Festival, Pahoa

Indulge your passion for passion fruit at the Annual Lilikoi Festival! This year’s festival is being held at the Maku’u Market just outside of Pahoa (15-2131 Pahoa-Keaau Rd., Pahoa.) From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this popular and fun event features a lilikoi themed cooking contest, cooking demonstrations, vendor booths, live music and keiki activities. Entry fee $5; children 11 & under free. Vendors and cooking contest entries are still welcome!

For more info visit www.LilikoiFestival.com.

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October 15, 2017 – “KOKUA KAILUA” Kona Village Stroll

Sun. 1-6 PM, Free

Kailua Kona presents kama’aina and visitors a unique opportunity to stroll in and out of the array of shops, restaurants, local musicians, artists and vendors lining Ali’i Drive along Kailua Bay in Kona. Ali‘i Drive Open to Pedestrians Only. Special Kama‘aina Pricing at Participating Restaurants & Merchants.

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October 15, 2017 – Hulihe’e Palace Monthly Event

Sun. 4 PM, Free, Hulihe’e Palace’s South Lawn

Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai’i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes’ Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring beach mats or chairs.

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October TBA, 2017 Annual Hawaii Artist Collaboration Auction

Holualoa – The event fee donation is $20; keiki are free; From 4 – 7PM

39 artists from four countries and fourteen art disciplines collaborate with each other to create original works of art that no ONE person could imagine! Jewelers, painters, woodworkers, blacksmiths, ceramicists, sculptors and more, embark on a weeklong journey of artistic collaboration culminating in this auction event which showcases the artwork created during this unique experience.

The auction will be held at the picturesque Malulani Pavilion & The Great Lawn at the Holualoa Inn. The public is invited to experience and admire the results of the collaborations, meet and talk to the artists, as well as bid to win the art through both live and silent auctions.

For more info, www.HawaiiArtistCollaboration.org.

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October TBA, 2017 ANNUAL WAIMEA SOLAR SYSTEM WALK

The Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope and Keck Observatory are sponsoring the Waimea Solar System Walk from 10am-2pm. The walk turns Waimea into a scale model of our solar system with the sun at Keck and Pluto/dwarf planets at CFHT. Prizes for the keiki, refreshments for all. Costume contest at 1pm! Event is free.

To be held at Keck Observatory Headquarters along Mamalahoa Hwy to the Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope offices, Waimea. For more information, call Mary Beth at 885-3121.

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October TBA, 2017 – 8th Annual Bike MS Event – Waikoloa Beach Resort

This event focuses on bringing more awareness about MS to the public and raising funds for programs and services for those living with MS in Hawai`i. The ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support, and gear transportation.

To register, and for more information, visit bikemshawaii.org or give the National Multiple Sclerosis Society a call at (808)-532-0806.

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October TBA, 2017 4th ANNUAL EAST HAWAI`I JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL – HILO

Get your tickets now for the Annual East Hawai`i Jazz and Blues Festival! This swingin’ event on indoor and outdoor stages includes a lavish pupu buffet and dessert station, wine tasting and spirits. Proceeds benefit the Hawai`i Island Veterans Memorial, Inc. To be held at Nani Maui Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Hilo, from 1:30-6:30pm.

For ticket info, visit www.hawaiiislandveterans.org.

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