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March 2017

Day at Hulihee Palace

March 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hulihee Palace, 75-5718 Alii Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Spend the day on the picturesque, seaside grounds of Hulihe‘e Palace Saturday, March 25, 2017 for the annual spring fundraiser, Day at Hulihe‘e. An 8:30 a.m. traditional Hawaiian blessing kicks off the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. event, which is hosted by palace caretakers the Daughters of Hawai‘i and the Calabash Cousins. Browse among tented arts and crafts booths, a tempting bake sale featuring Aunty Nona’s scrumptious peach cake and the ever-popular Classy Tutu’s Attic. Choose a fresh flower lei or floral…

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April 2017

6th Annual Big Island AIDS Walk

April 8, 2017
Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, 189 Lihiwai St
Honolulu, HI 96720 United States
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The 6th Annual Big Island AIDS Walk will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017, and is an easy 2-mile walk around Liliuokalani Gardens. Every walker who raises $20.00 or more will receive a commemorative event t-shirt. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Walkers ask friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to sponsor their participation, raising funds for HIHAF. Donations are tax deductible. Photo: HIHAF

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2017 Merrie Monarch Festival

April 16, 2017 - April 22, 2017
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 16 - April 22, 2017 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 Hawaii, and a three-day hula competition that has received worldwide recognition for its historic and cultural significance. Through the celebration of the Merrie Monarch Festival,…

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24th Annual Hawai’i Arts, Crafts, & Food Festival

April 19, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St
Hilo, HI 96720 United States
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An island tradition for the past 24 years, the Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival, held during Merrie Monarch Week, showcases nearly 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors throughout the state and the Pacific Nations. The event will be held at Nani Mau Gardens - 421 Makalika Street in Hilo (2 miles from the Hilo Airport). Prize giveaways, music, international foods. Time: 4/19/17 (12noon-4pm), 4/20-22/17 (9am-4pm). Cost: $2; children 7 and under free. For more information, call…

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Big Island Chocolate Festival

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, 62 Kauna'Oa Drive
Waimea, HI 96743 United States
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With the theme, “Worth Its Weight in Gold: The History of Chocolate,” the sixth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival is April 28-29 with events headquartered from the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. Indulge in the alluring, rich taste of chocolate—in both its sweet and savory forms—while participating in delicious, fun and informative chocolate-themed activities. The “must-attend” festival gala—featuring food booths, unlimited wine and beer pours, silent auction, dancing and more—is 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Early Bird and VIP tickets are…

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May 2017

Visitor Industry Charity Walk

May 6, 2017 @ 7:00 am - May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am

THE CHARITY WALK Gives everyone a chance to raise money for Hawaii’s charities. Walk with the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association and their allied members to help build a better, healthier Hawaii, for all of us. WHO MAY WALK? The Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association invites everyone of every age to walk. Those under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and walkers under the age of 18 must have this application signed by a parent or guardian.…

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Kau Coffee Festival

May 19, 2017 - May 28, 2017
The Plantation House, Maile St & Pikake St,
Pahala, HI 96777 United States
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Showcasing the isle’s southern, rural district Kau Coffee Festival spotlights everything that makes the rural district of Kau so special. Spread over 10 days at various venues, the eighth annual event offers a host of java-jumping activities and culinary fun, plus unique activities showcasing the Kau District. Kau coffee burst into the specialty coffee scene by winning numerous coffee quality awards starting in 2007. All activities feature the exceptional flavor of Kau coffee; some events are free while others have…

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June 2017

Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival – South Kohala

June 1, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive HI United States + Google Map

The annual Big Island jazz and blues festival will bring in Grammy jazz and blues legends, from 5-9pm. To be held oceanfront at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala coast. Food and drink available for purchase; no coolers allowed. For more information, call 866-774-6236 or visit www.bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com.

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Lei Draping in Kohala, Hawaiʻi

June 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am
Akoni Pule Highway, 54-3897 Akoni Pule Highway
Kapaau, HI 96755 United States
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Don't miss the annual lei draping ceremony of the statue of King Kamehameha the Great in North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. The ceremony will begin on June 11, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. off Akoni Pule Highway in Kapaʻau. Expect to see cultural protocols along with beautiful hand-made lei being draped on the statue of King Kamehameha. During the reign of King Kalākaua, seventh monarch and last king of the Hawaiian Kingdom, a statue honoring Kamehameha the Great…

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