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International Nights

February 23, 2018
UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, 200 W. Kāwili St.,
Hilo, 96720-4091
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See the shows. See the world. Each year the International Student Association produces shows that feature performances from the many different cultures and countries represented at UH Hilo. International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over three decades, and is a favorite event on campus among students, the community, and visitors….

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

February 23, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

DMAC 11th Annual Art Auction

February 24, 2018
BMW of Hawaii, 74-5533 Loloku St.
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740 United States
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The Annual Art Auction draws contributions from over 50 local and national artists, ranging in value from $100 to $10,000, which will be represented in this year’s silent and live auctions in an effort to raise resources for the non-profit organization, Donkey Mill Art Center. Among the anticipated works available will be pieces by painter…

ʻImiloa’s 12th Birthday Pāʻina

February 25, 2018
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, 600 Imiloa Pl,
Hilo, 96720
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Join us at ʻImiloa for our 12th Birthday Pāʻina! This year’s theme, Celebrating ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, will showcase fun family indoor and outdoor activities centered around the theme of Hawaiian Language! Birthday offerings will include Hawaiian cultural activities, special planetarium programs, free birthday cake (while supplies last), canoe activities, garden activities, educational activities in our interactive…

After Dark in the Park at Hawai’i Volcanoes...

February 27, 2018
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1 Crater Rim Drive
Volcano, HI United States
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Volcanic geology along Saddle Road on the Island of Hawaiʻi The new Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Route 200, commonly called the Saddle Road, crosses the center of the Island of Hawaiʻi between its two largest volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Traveling this road takes you through a varied landscape of historically interesting geological features,…

First Fridays in Honokaa

March 2, 2018
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Come enjoy local dining, shopping, music and more on the First Friday of every month in Honoka`a from 5-9 pm. Family friendly fun featuring local vendors, food trucks, musicians, performers, henna, fundraising and informational booths. To find out more or to get involved, please contact First Friday coordinator Michelle Hartman at (808)775-9777 or email big-islandgrown@hotmail.com…

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

March 2, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Hiʻiaka & Pele at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes...

March 3, 2018
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1 Crater Rim Drive
Volcano, HI United States
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Discover two fascinating Hawaiian goddesses, sisters Pelehonuamea (Pele) and Hi‘iaka, and the natural phenomena they represent. Visitors will experience the sisters coming alive through the epic stories depicted in the natural landscape of Kahuku on this easy 1.7-mile walk on the main road in Kahuku. Enter the Kahuku unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on…

Annual Avocado Festival

March 3, 2018
Hale Halawai Park and Pavilion, 75-5760 Ali'i Drive
Kailua-Kona, 96740
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To be held at Hale Halawai Park and Pavilion, 75-5760 Ali’i Drive from 10am-5pm. The free, zero-waste event offers non-stop activities for attendees of all ages. Family fun includes an avocado recipe demonstration, food sampling, an avocado grafting demo, avocado tree sale, arts & crafts and healing arts. Enjoy healthful, organic, vegan foods and beverage…

Annual Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival

March 3, 2018
Waikoloa Beach Resort, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI United States
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Free Ukulele Workshop at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Paniolo Ballroom, 10:00 am – 11:00 am. The Waikoloa Beach Resort is home to the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival held annually in March. This event is a celebration of Hawaii’s favorite instrument and music. Waikoloa Beach Resort is the Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast, and what…

The Kona Brewers Festival

March 10, 2018
Courtyard King Kamehmeha’s Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Rd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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The Kona Brewers Festival celebrates its 23rd year, tapping up ales and lagers from across the nation. The craft beer is served alongside island-style cuisine from the Big Island’s best restaurants. The sell-out event also features live music, hula and the ever popular Trash Fashion Show. What began as a beer festival with the goal…

Mamane Night Market

March 16, 2018
Botelho Building / Honokaa, Honokaa, HI 96727 United States + Google Map

Door Prizes, Ono Food, Music, Jewelry and Arts & Crafts. Join us each third Friday of each month at our Mamane Night Market right out at the center. Make it a family night and come enjoy some ono grinds and sweet tunes! Photo: Honolulu Pulse.

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

March 16, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Big Island International Marathon

March 18, 2018
Hilo Bayfront, Hilo, HI 96720 + Google Map

Big Island International Marathon invites you to join us for a beautiful race that follows “the coast of old Hawai’i”. You’ll run alongside historic roads with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, scenic waterfalls, lush tropical forests and expansive sugarcane fields. Hilo boasts beautiful green landscapes thanks to our cooler climate and regular rainfall. Racers…

Kokua Kailua Sunday in Historic Kailua Village

March 18, 2018
Historic Kailua Village, 75 - 5718 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm Alii Drive in Kona’s Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor marketplace that makes for a fun family-friendly day. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll too! Celebrating its 8th year, Kokua Kailua stretches out from Kailua Pier through Historic Kailua Village to Hualalai Road. Highlights of…

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

March 23, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Spring at Queens’ MarketPlace

March 31, 2018
Queens’ MarketPlace, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Waikoloa Village, HI 96738 United States
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Pualani Cottontail makes a special appearance at Queens’ MarketPlace in the Coronation Pavilion. Koloa the Duck will also be waddling his way to this Springtime celebration. Bring your family and friends and get a photo with your keiki and the Easter Bunny and Koloa the Duck. Photo: Queens’ MarketPlace

2018 Merrie Monarch Festival

April 1, 2018
Edith Kanaka‘ole Tennis Stadium, 350 Kalanikoa Street
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
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The week-long Merrie Monarch Festival runs April 1 – April 7, 2018 The annual presentation of the Merrie Monarch Festival has led to a renaissance of the Hawaiian culture that is being passed on from generation to generation. The week-long festival includes art exhibits, craft fairs, demonstrations, performances, a parade that emphasizes the cultures of…

Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Arts Fair

April 4, 2018

This 4 day, free event features the finest collection of Hawaiian arts and handcrafts by Hawai’i’s master artisans and producers, Hawaiian designer fashions, cultural demonstrations and workshops. Free Hawaiian entertainment all day by Hawai’i’s Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning entertainers and musicians, along with performances by various hula halau. Official Merrie Monarch Festival t-shirts, programs and…

First Fridays in Honokaa

April 6, 2018
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Come enjoy local dining, shopping, music and more on the First Friday of every month in Honoka`a from 5-9 pm. Family friendly fun featuring local vendors, food trucks, musicians, performers, henna, fundraising and informational booths. To find out more or to get involved, please contact First Friday coordinator Michelle Hartman at (808)775-9777 or email big-islandgrown@hotmail.com…

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

April 6, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Kokua Kailua Sunday in Historic Kailua Village

April 15, 2018
Historic Kailua Village, 75 - 5718 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm Alii Drive in Kona’s Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor marketplace that makes for a fun family-friendly day. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll too! Celebrating its 8th year, Kokua Kailua stretches out from Kailua Pier through Historic Kailua Village to Hualalai Road. Highlights of…

Mamane Night Market

April 20, 2018
Botelho Building / Honokaa, Honokaa, HI 96727 United States + Google Map

Door Prizes, Ono Food, Music, Jewelry and Arts & Crafts. Join us each third Friday of each month at our Mamane Night Market right out at the center. Make it a family night and come enjoy some ono grinds and sweet tunes! Photo: Honolulu Pulse.

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

April 20, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Kau Coffee Festival

April 21, 2018
The Plantation House, Maile St & Pikake St,
Pahala, HI 96777 United States
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Come to Ka‘u coffee country for ten days of visiting farms and roasters, coffee tasting and enjoying local cuisine. Enjoy hiking in rainforest to stargazing on a flat-topped mountain. Details subject to change. Join Ka‘u coffee farmers and our community for our seventh annual Ho‘olaule‘a at Pahala Community Center with more coffee tasting, music, dance,…

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

April 27, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

First Fridays in Honokaa

May 4, 2018
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Come enjoy local dining, shopping, music and more on the First Friday of every month in Honoka`a from 5-9 pm. Family friendly fun featuring local vendors, food trucks, musicians, performers, henna, fundraising and informational booths. To find out more or to get involved, please contact First Friday coordinator Michelle Hartman at (808)775-9777 or email big-islandgrown@hotmail.com…

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

May 4, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Kona Orchid Society Orchid Show, Plant &...

May 11, 2018
Old Airport Event Pavilion, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy HI United States + Google Map

Featuring orchid vendors from all over the island with exotic orchidspecies and exciting new hybrids. Orchid Growing Classes begin on the hour, from 11AM-3PM. Many handmade craft Items and fine art. There will also be pottery, ceramics and lava pots, real flower jewelry, nurturing gemstones & jewelry, anthurium plants, flowers, cards, fused glass, photography, succulents,…

Mamane Night Market

May 18, 2018
Botelho Building / Honokaa, Honokaa, HI 96727 United States + Google Map

Door Prizes, Ono Food, Music, Jewelry and Arts & Crafts. Join us each third Friday of each month at our Mamane Night Market right out at the center. Make it a family night and come enjoy some ono grinds and sweet tunes! Photo: Honolulu Pulse.

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

May 18, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Hamakua Harvest Annual Farm Festival –...

May 20, 2018
Hamakua Harvest Farm, 44-2600 Hawai'i Belt Road HI United States + Google Map

The 3rd Annual Hāmākua Harvest Farm Festival will be an inspirational, community-driven event celebrating local agriculture and the community. The festivities will be held at the Hāmākua Harvest site (at the intersection of Māmāne Street and Māmalahoa Highway 19) on Sunday, May 20th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. * 40+ vendors, community groups, and…

Kokua Kailua Sunday in Historic Kailua Village

May 20, 2018
Historic Kailua Village, 75 - 5718 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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One Sunday each month from 1pm to 6pm Alii Drive in Kona’s Historic Kailua Village becomes a festive, pedestrian-only outdoor marketplace that makes for a fun family-friendly day. Leashed dogs are welcome to stroll too! Celebrating its 8th year, Kokua Kailua stretches out from Kailua Pier through Historic Kailua Village to Hualalai Road. Highlights of…

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

May 25, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

First Fridays in Honokaa

June 1, 2018
Honoka`a Town, Mamane Street
Honokaa, HI 96727 United States
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Come enjoy local dining, shopping, music and more on the First Friday of every month in Honoka`a from 5-9 pm. Family friendly fun featuring local vendors, food trucks, musicians, performers, henna, fundraising and informational booths. To find out more or to get involved, please contact First Friday coordinator Michelle Hartman at (808)775-9777 or email big-islandgrown@hotmail.com…

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

June 1, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Mamane Night Market

June 15, 2018
Botelho Building / Honokaa, Honokaa, HI 96727 United States + Google Map

Door Prizes, Ono Food, Music, Jewelry and Arts & Crafts. Join us each third Friday of each month at our Mamane Night Market right out at the center. Make it a family night and come enjoy some ono grinds and sweet tunes! Photo: Honolulu Pulse.

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

June 15, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

June 22, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

July 6, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

July 20, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Hula Performance at Kings’ Shops

July 27, 2018
Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738 United States
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Hula tells Hawaii’s story with the graceful hands of talented dancers, some trained from childhood in this intricate ancient art of dance and chant. At the Kings’ Shops Center Stage, we invite island keiki (children) hula halau (groups), to take the stage and share their skills, from the kahiko (ancient) to the auana (modern) style….

Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Races

August 30, 2018
Kailua pier, Kaahumanu Pl
Kailua-Kona, HI United States
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The Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Races are held each Labor Day weekend. Thursday – Hulakai OC4 8 Person Relay This fun sprint race consists of a relay team of 8 paddling in a OC4 canoe. Note – a huli is involved in the action! Saturday – Wa’a Kaukahi, 18 Miles Sunday – Teen Single Hull, Double…

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