(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
April 17, 2014
SOROPTIMIST FUNDRAISER - BLUE DRAGON RESTAURANT, KAWAIHAE
This fundraiser featuring local artists and artisans of Hawai`i will benefit women and children, and victims of gender-based violence. There will be an Arts and Crafts Sale featuring original affordable art from $25-$250, pottery, wood products, jewelry, paniolo children's clothing, and handmade linens and quilts. No host bar and menu; live music by Sean Robbins. Time: 6-9:30 p.m. Blue Dragon Coastal Cuisine, Kawaihae Road and Highway 270. For Reservations call 882-7771.
April 19, 2014
EASTER EGG RUSH - OLD AIRPORT SOCCER FIELD, KAILUA-KONA
Solid Rock Ministries annual egg rush is a fun and free event for children, newborn to 11 years old. Free refreshments, games, and prizes. Must be present to win. Registration begins at 7:30am. First rush at 9 am. Time: 7:30-10:30am.
For more information, call 327-6543, email email@example.com
or visit srmkona.org
April 19, 2014
COMMUNITY PICNIC AND FREE CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Free! Bring your own chairs & mats, and have a picnic while enjoying the music of award-winning entertainers Darlene Ahuna and John Cruz. There will be games for the keiki too. Picnic option: A food truck will be available for purchases. It takes a Village! Let's bring community back to Hale Halawai. Brought to you by Kailua Village Business Improvement District, Hawaii Tourism Authority and County of Hawai`i. Time: 4 pm to sunset at the oceanfront lawn at Hale Halawai County Pavilion, Kailua Kona. For more information, call 808-936-9202, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.historickailuavillage.com
April 19-20, 2014
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of National Park Week's opening weekend there will be no entry fees charged this weekend at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
April 20, 2014
6th ANNUAL ROYAL TEA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALAI RESORT
A benefit for Hospice of Kona, to be held in the Four Seasons' Hualalai Ballroom A, featuring tea served with assorted pastries, finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, with a fabulous Silent Auction, Easter Bonnet Contest and live music. Tickets $47; Reserved tables of 10, $500. For reservations and information, call 324-7700.
April 21, 2014
ANNUAL KONA COMMUNITY EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
All are welcome to come to this community ecumenical "Son Rise" service held at the Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona at 6am. Brought to you by Kona Ministers' Fellowship.
April 21-26, 2014
THE 50th ANNUAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL - HILO
A week-long festival of cultural events including Hawaii's most prestigious hula competition at Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium. The festival begins with a Ho'olaule'a at the auditorium behind the Stadium on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lots of music, food and fun. Don't miss the by-invitation-only crafts fair that takes place beginning Wednesday, with incredible fresh lei and cream of the crop Hawaiian crafts in the building adjacent to the Stadium. On Wednesday there is also a free hula exhibition night at the Stadium that begins at 6:30 pm; Thursday is the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition; Friday & Saturday are the group Kahiko (ancient) and 'Auana (modern) hula competitions. A grand parade winds through Hilo-town on Saturday morning. Visit www.merriemonarch.com for more info. View the competitions online here: K5TV
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).