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Hilo Farmer’s Market

July 29, 2017
Hilo Famers Market, Corner of Kamehameha Ave. & Mamo Street. HI United States

Local produce, flowers, plants, some crafts, baked goods and food. Local arts and crafts. Date & Time: 7am – 4pm, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays. 6am – 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays (the big days). Location: Corner of Kamehameha Ave. & Mamo Street. Keith, 933-1000

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Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays

July 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr,
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States

Residents, visitors and families of all ages are encouraged to mark their calendars on the last Saturday of every month and plan to attend Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays. This once a month free community event celebrates Kona’s spectacular sunsets with live Hawaiian music and hula starting at 5:30 pm on the lawn at Coconut Grove Marketplace….

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Volcano Rain Forest Runs

August 19, 2017
Cooper Center, 9-4030 Wright Rd
Pāhoa, HI 96778 United States

Run a Half Marathon, 10K or 5K in the heart of Volcano Village. Traverse the quaint village roads through the beautiful native rain forest and ranch lands with stunning views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in the distance. Free keiki run for ages 1-7. Time: 7:00am at Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Costs: Free to…

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Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival

August 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI United States

“Spirited” and friendly competitions Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival touts the flavor of rum with two friendly competitions back dropped by the Pacific Ocean. It’s where you can wet your whistle with a frosty libation and dig into a hearty BBQ lunch while browsing among craft booths at the Mai Tai Marketplace. On August…

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North Hawai’i Hospice Floating Lantern Ceremony

August 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, 1 N Kaniku Dr HI United States

A meaningful ceremony to honor and remember loved ones that have passed. There will be a sharing of music and hula, chanting, and prayers, followed by a lantern release into Pauoa Bay at sunset. Admission is free. Floating lanterns for decorating and inscribing messages will be provided for a donation (pre-reservation of lanterns is suggested,…

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46th Queen Liliuokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races

August 31, 2017 - September 2, 2017
Kailua pier, Kaahumanu Pl
Kailua-Kona, HI United States

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. Hawaii will be well represented with multiple crews and more than sixty Big Island crews are also expected on the starting…

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Hawaii Island Festival Poke Contest

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Waikoloa Beach Marriott, 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr.,
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738 United States

Sample Hawaii’s famous appetizer Hawaii Island Festival-30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest is part of a month-long celebration honoring the state’s host culture. Festival events include a re-enactment of an ancient Hawaiian royal court that appears in full costume and is announced by feather standards and the blowing of the pu, or conch shell. The…

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Hawai’i Songwriting Festival

September 7, 2017 - September 9, 2017
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62 Kauna'Oa Drive
Waimea, HI 96743 United States

Kaua’i Music Festival’s Hawai’i Songwriting Festival is a celebration of the art & craft of songwriting, with an emphasis on collaboration, education, and music for film/TV. Songwriters of all levels from all walks of life come together to connect with each other and music professionals from Hawai’i, the mainland, and beyond. Whether you are a…

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Run for Hope Hualalai

September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, 72-100 Kaupulehu Dr.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States

Run for Hope is a non-competitive 10K & 5K Run/Walk event. Proceeds from this event benefit cancer research in Hawai’i. Activities include the Hualalai Golf Scramble and Hualalai Tennis Tournament; and the Run for Hope 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk. For more information, call the Event Hotline at 808.325.8052. Registration forms are available at http://www.fsrh.net/pr/run_for_hope.pdf….

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$50

Bocce Ball Tournament & Fundraiser

September 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Anna Ranch, 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd.
Waimea, HI 96743 United States

The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative is hosting a Beer, Bites, and Bocce Ball Tournament & Fundraiser. Create a team or just come to attend some friendly competition in this double elimination style lawn game that is fun and easy to play for all ages. Ticket prices include access to the event, drink tickets, food and…

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Hawaiicon

September 14, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr.
Waimea, HI 96743 United States

From stars of the stage to a celebration of “Star Wars,” Hawaiicon touches down at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, September 14-17. “In addition to celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars and 20th of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, HawaiiCon 2017 has over 150 panels and workshops,” says founder, director GB Hajim. “There’s everything…

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$10

2017 Hawaii Island Festival Of Birds

September 15, 2017 - September 18, 2017
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, 78-128 Ehukai St
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States

The Hawaii Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail (HICCBT) is a 90-mile cross-island route from Kona to Hilo. Patterned after the many successful birding trails in the continental United States, it will link a remarkably varied set of locales featuring a broad representation of island birdlife, nature, geology, history, and scenic vistas. Birds include endangered…

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3rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival

September 24, 2017
Old Airport Event Pavilion, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy HI United States

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrate Hispanic culture at the Old Airport Beach Park’s Large Pavillion, from 4-9pm. The goal of the festival is not only to celebrate Hispanic culture in Hawai’i, but to unite the Hispanic and Latino communities with our larger, local community. The event will feature music, dance, food and art….

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Chef Fest 2017

October 4, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, 72-100 Kaupulehu Dr.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States

Cook side-by-side with today’s leading chefs. Learn to prepare amazing culinary experiences side by side with today’s top chefs as they come together to cook, teach and entertain you in an intimate and relaxed beach setting of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Taste of Chef Fest Package Available between October 4-7, 2017, includes luxurious accommodations in…

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Hawaii Yoga Festival

October 10, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Kalani, 12-6860 Kalapana-Kapoho Rd
Pahoa, 96778 United States

Embody Love in Action at the fifth annual Hawaii Yoga Festival. Inspired by the writings of Thich Nhat Hahn in his book Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change, we will explore the concept of ahimsa and the ways in which yoga, mindfulness and social justice are intertwined. Hawaii Yoga Festival features over 60…

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Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival – Cuisines of the Sun

October 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Waikoloa Village, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa Village, HI United States

Cuisines of the Sun returns with superstar culinary talent from around the world joining forces to celebrate the food and wine of sunny climates. The diversity of Hawai‘i Island’s bounty will be showcased in a spectacular six-course dinner at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. Indulge your culinary senses with this lavish dinner paired with fine…

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Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

November 3, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Hawaii’s Oldest Food Festival Celebrates 47 Years Toast the Roast at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, November 3-12, 2017 1970 was a banner year for Hawaii: the Fabulous Five thrilled UH basketball fans, 36 swimmers dove in for the first Waikiki Roughwater Swim and Hawaii’s tourism accelerated as Pan Am began regularly scheduled jumbo jet…

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Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival

November 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr.
Waimea, HI 96743 United States

From a heart-centered practice, to the sound of heartstrings, the 1st Annual Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival will be held November 10-12 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. A project of Hawaii Institute of Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE), the Festival will feature performances by some of Hawaii’s most prominent steel guitar masters….

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