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July 2017

Hilo Farmer’s Market

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

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
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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. Kona has long been known as the place to gather for memorable sunsets. Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays will give folks a reason to take time out…

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August 2017

Volcano Rain Forest Runs

August 19, 2017
Cooper Center, 9-4030 Wright Rd
Pāhoa, HI 96778 United States
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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 $85. For more information, call (808) 967-8240, email raceinfo@volcanorainforestruns.com or visit http://volcanorainforestruns.com/. Courses All runs start and finish at Cooper Center on Wright Road in…

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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
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“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 19, 2017, Royal Kona Resort celebrates the legendary Mai Tai cocktail at the ninth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival. Watch as over 20…

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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 + Google Map

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, since supply is limited). Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Complimentary self-parking will be provided by The Fairmont Orchid. For more info or…

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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
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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 line. Other official Queen Liliuokalani Canoe Race events include Historic Kailua Village Cultural Walk, Paddling Talk Story, Native Artist Fair, Torchlight Parade, Stand-up Paddleboard Race,…

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September 2017

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
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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 Poke Contest begins with the royal court’s entry and dramatic hookupu (gift) presentation, followed by a culinary demonstration and announcement of contest winners. Poke (po-KEH)…

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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
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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 beginning songwriter or an experienced writer with placements and publishing deals, at the Hawai'i Songwriting Festival you will learn a ton, expand your network, and…

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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
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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. For more info, email linda.larsen@fourseasons.com. Also visit www.runforhopehualalai.com for more info. Photos: Run for Hope Hualalai

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