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November

November 1-4, 2017
KONA TAHITI FETE EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
A Tahitian and Hawaiian Cultural Festival with dance, cultural arts, drumming, carving and weaving. The festival will have performances, an arts and crafts fair, drumming classes and delicious food booths. Also drawings for prizes! Time: 10am to 4:00pm Wed-Friday; 10am-6pm Saturday at Makai Sports Fields behind the Kona Aquatic Pool (75-5560 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona). Entrance by daily ticket: $3, $5 or $7. For more information, call (808) 652-1775 or email konatahitifete@gmail.com .

November 3, 2017
ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE NIGHT - HILO
Hilo's huge annual walk-about party will have music in the streets, shops open late, and an after-party at the Palace Theater. "Dress to impress in your best black & white." All proceeds from the event will go to support the annual Downtown Hilo Christmas Parade. For event info, entertainment listings, selfie spots and contest rules, visit downtownhilo.com/ blackand white.

November 3-12, 2017
KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
For nearly 200 years much has been celebrated, discussed and enjoyed over a cup of Kona's world famous coffee. Praised for its fine, light and memorable taste, Kona coffee once again takes center stage at the 47th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival November 3 through 12, 2017. Throughout the 10-day Festival, celebrate the harvest as Kona coffee farms offer a firsthand look at growing this world-famous crop, the coffee art scene fills with inspiration, and music and dance enrich cultural exchanges. Kona coffee and food events offer tastings, and hands-on cultural events help tell the story of Kona's rich coffee history. Cost: $3 Festival Button. For information call: 808-326-7820 or email laura@current-events.com or visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 3, 2017
KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL LANTERN PARADE - KAILUA-KONA
Time: 6pm. The popular Lantern Parade returns! Parade route starts on Alii Drive at Hale Halawai County Pavilion and travels through historic Kailua Village to Kailua Pier. For more info, visit konacoffeefest.com.

November 3-10, 2017
"ELEVATION: ARTS FROM THE COFFEELAND" OPENING RECEPTION - KEALAKEKUA
Exploring the fine artistry and aesthetic beauty which emerged from work in the coffeeland of Kona, this exhibit elevates the utilitarian through the presentation of original art and objects inspired by coffee culture and heritage. Objects typically prized for their function, many which were essential for coffee work and life, are celebrated here for their exquisite craftsmanship and design elements. This diverse arrangement of works includes lauhala, calligraphy, woodcut, sculpture, sashiko, photography, textiles and more. An Opening Reception for this exhibit will be held on Monday, November 6 at 5pm at Kona Historical Society's headquarters in Kealakekua. Meanwhile, the exhibit will be on display alongside "The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road" inside the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum from Friday, November 3 through Thursday, January 18. During the week of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival from November 3 to November 11, the exhibit will be on display every day from 10am to 2pm. This event has been generously supported by the Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts and a donation in rememberance of Saburo and Kikue Yamato. Additional support was provided by Kona Frame Shop. For more information, call: 808 323-3222, email development@konahistorical.org or visit www.konahistorical.org.

November 4, 2017
ASTRODAY AT KONA COMMONS!
Observatories from Maunakea and Haleakala will be represented, as well as other technology, education, and cultural organizations. Highlights include Starlab--a portable planetarium provided by the Canada France Hawaii and Gemini observatories, solar viewing with experienced astronomers, robotic demos, educational games and toys, and many hands-on activities. Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at former Sports Authority space at Kona Commons, Kailua-Kona. Free to the public. Fo more information, call (808) 932-2319, email kaichic@hawaii.edu or visit www.mkaoc.org .

November 4, 2017
HOLUALOA VILLAGE COFFEE & ART STROLL - KONA
From 9am-3pm, stroll through the art district of quaint Holualoa Village and visit galleries exhibiting an extensive collection of local artists. Over 30 Kona coffee farms join the festivities offering tastings and product for purchase. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 4, 2017
HO'OKUPU HULANO KA'U CULTURAL FESTIVAL - PAHALA, KA'U
To be held from 10am to 8pm at Pahala Community Center. Hula, music, crafts, food, cultural practioners, cultural demonstrations and workshops. Featured musicians are the fabulous Raiatea Helm, Wailau Ryder, Steven Sioloa, Keaiwa, Kaleo Maoli and more. Also featured will be hula groups from O'ahu, Hawai'i island, Okinawa, Japan, Mexico and the mainland.

November 4, 2017
HOLIDAY BY THE SEA BENEFIT - ROYAL KONA RESORT LU'AU GROUNDS
Enjoy delicious food from Don the Beachcomber restaurant, live entertainment, an oceanfront seat to a beautiful Kona sunset, all for a good cause! This event will benefit the 40th annual Hawaii Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Time: 5-8pm. Come early and enjoy Polynesian entertainment from Te 'E'a O Te Turama while perusing local craft items and bidding on Silent Auction items. During dinner, you will be serenaded by Na Leo Nahenahe O Kona, followed by headline entertainers Da Braddahs. Island culture comes alive on stage through Da Bruddahs self-produced sketch comedy. The jaw-dropping finale of the evening will be a $25 per adult, includes show and dinner; $15 per adult for show only. $10 per keiki for show only; free entry for keiki 5 and under. Fire Spectacular presented by Te 'E'a O Te Turama at 8pm. For more info, visit www.royalkona.wixsite.com/holidaybythesea or call 808-930-3246.

November 4, 2017
ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY - HILO
The Hawai'i Electric Light office in Hilo will offer their annual Arbor Day tree giveaway. The public may select from a variety of native trees and flowering shrubs, one per family. Free planting guides, as well. Location: 1200 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. For more info, visit www.arbordayhawaii.org.

November 4, 2017
HAWAI'I ISLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE - HILO
The 2017 Hawai'i Island Veterans Day Parade will take place Saturday, November 4, 2017, starting at 10:00 am in downtown Hilo. The theme for this parade is "Celebrate Service." Enjoy a wide variety of exciting marching units, along with the music of island marching bands and Taiko drummers. For more information, email andreajeanrice@yahoo.com or lewisadams80@gmail.com or visit www.hivetparade.org.

November 4, 2017
WINE, CHEESE, CHOCOLATE & MORE! BENEFIT - HILO
Hilo Medical Center Foundation's 14th Annual Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & More Fundraiser will feature delectable chocolates; superior cheeses; fine wines with distinct properties, aromas & flavors; cold beer; and a magnificent array of delicious pupus and appetizers created with local ingredients that will be served by local physician "waiters." There will also be silent and live auctions. The 2017 Physician of the Year will be honored. Time: 5-8pm at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel's Moku'ola Room. For more information, email HMCFoundation@hhsc.org or visit www.hilomedicalcenterfoundation.org.

November 5, 2017
KONA COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST & BIG ISLAND SHOWCASE - SHERATON KONA RESORT
Big Island Showcase opens at 10 a.m., with Hawai'i Island products, gifts, and an opportunity to buy farmer-direct Kona coffee. Amateurs, culinary students and professional chefs present their favorite sweet and savory recipes featuring 100% Kona Coffee. Keiki (children) showcase sweet or savory snacks. Recipe contest doors open at 11 a.m. with cooking demonstrations, judging and award presentations. Public tasting to follow. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 8, 2017
GALAXY FORUM HAWAI'I 2017 - WAIMEA
Future Astronomy in Hawaii: The Next 100 Years. This provisional Program includes talks on Hawai'i cosmic culture, Mauna Kea 21st century observatories, Galaxy Center research, ILOA 22nd century. Please RSVP to info@iloa.org. Time: 4:15-6:30 pm at Kahilu Town Hall (Mana Christian Ohana). Free to the public. For more information, call 808-885-3474 or or visit https://galaxyforum.org.

November 9, 2017
THE BIG ISLAND HONORS HER VIETNAM VETERANS - HILO
Hawaii County Elderly Activities Division, AARP Hawai'i, and local veterans organizations invite Vietnam era veterans and their families to enjoy a celebration in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. A ceremony beginning at 10AM will honor veterans of all eras. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Participating Vietnam Era veterans (1955-1975) will receive a Vietnam 50th Commemoration lapel pin and a recognition certificate. Vietnam era veterans are invited to a free luncheon following the ceremony. Each veteran may bring one guest. Please call Lee Hasebe at 808-961-8777 (or email him at lee.hasebe@hawaiicounty.gov) to reserve your spot or to get more information. The deadline for reservations has been extended to October 31, 2017. If you are an individual with a disability, and would like to request an accommodation in order to attend this event, please call (808) 545-6003. In order to assist you, we request that you notify us of any necessary accommodations as far in advance of the event as possible. For more information, call (808) 333-0306 or email brinklaw@aol.com.

November 11, 2017
KONA COFFEE FESTIVAL HO'OLAULE'A - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
From 9am-3pm, enjoy a multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Kona coffee. Hands-on cultural demonstrations, popular Ethnic Food Market, the Festival of Arts & Crafts and all-day live entertainment. Take in the beautiful lei contest, participate in traditional Hawaiian poi making, ikebana, traditional Japanese calligraphy and visit the heritage display. All day fun for the entire 'ohana (family). For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 11, 2017
8th ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY-WAIKOLOA REGION WALK/RUN FOR LITERACY
On November 11, 2017, Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region will hold its 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy to promote library causes and to support various literacy projects. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction at Waikoloa School Cafeteria the morning of the Walk/Run, featuring a beautiful handmade quilt donated by the Waikoloa Sew N Sews. Registration begins at 6:15 am. Race begins at 7:30 am. Medals will be presented in the top female/male categories. A custom designed race t-shirt, clock timing, water stops, post-race snacks are included in the Walk/Run (T-Shirt guaranteed if registered by 10/13/17. Registration is $20 adult online/$30 race day; $10 youth 12 and under. Register/pay online with PayPal by midnight, November 8; register with cash, credit card or check at event, or register by mail (check and form need to arrive no later than Thurs., Nov. 9). Mail to: Friends of the Library - Waikoloa Region, P.O. Box 383283, Waikoloa, HI 96738. For more information, call (808) 747-2839, email waikoloahilibrary@gmail.com or visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

November 12, 2017
GOING NUTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
Free holiday festival benefiting Kona 1005 Radio, featuring macnuts and coconuts. A Zero Waste event with hula, music, agricultural presentations, arts, crafts, and more. Santa will also be on hand for Christmas requests. Time: 10 AM to 5 PM at Hale Halewai on Ali'i Drive. For more information, call (808) 936-5233, email randyldna@earthlink.net or visit www.hawaiianwellness.com.

November 16, 2016
"HOW PREPARED IS HAWAII FOR A MAJOR CRISIS?" PRESENTATION - WEST HAWAI'I CIVIC CENTER, KONA
Experts will explore the fragility of island living, its vulnerabilities to emergencies, disasters, supply-chain disruptions, and current statewide response plans for restoring daily island life norms for residents and the economy after a major life disrupting event. Time: 6-8 PM at West Hawaii Civic Center, Kailua-Kona, 96740. Free to the public. For more information call (808) 339-7593, email info@westhawaiiforum.org or visit http://www.westhawaiiforum.org.

November 16-18, 2016
BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD SHOW - WAIMEA
This four day exhibit will showcase 'ukulele by eight local builders. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 16, from 5-7pm. This exhibit accompanies Kahilu Theatreʻs 15th Annual 'Ukulele & Slack Key Guitar Festival. The Kahilu Theatre Galleries exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday thru Friday, from 9am-1pm, and during all performances. Gallery sales benefit the artist and exhibition program of Kahilu Theatre. For more information, visit www.kahilutheatre.org or call (808) 885-6868.

November 16-18, 2017
1st ANNUAL "TIKI FESTIVAL" - ISLAND OF HAWAII
Thursday, from 4-10pm at Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, featuring four famous tiki artists, music, food, laughter, and dance. Friday, from 2-6pm Shops at Mauni Lani, Waikoloa Beach Resort. Saturday, from 2-6pm at Shops at Mauni Lani - vendor market, food, art, music, and dance. Free to the public. For information call (808) 319-7733 or email jill@tikishark.com.

November 17-18, 2017
The 30th ANNUAL HILO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR
Malamapono Events Management, LLC, presents Hilo's premiere Christmas craft event featuring quality handmade crafts from the Big Island, and the states of Hawai'i, California and Las Vegas! The Christmas Extravaganza will be held at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium. For more information, please visit www.malamaponoevents.com. Applications for vendors will be available in late July. Time: Nov 17, 5-9pm; Nov 18, 9am to 3 pm. Cost: $2 at the door; last hour of each day free. For more information, call (808) 896-1620 or email malamaponoeventsmgmt@gmail.com.

November 18, 2017
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (FOLK) will hold its next book sale on Saturday, November 18th from 9 AM to 1 PM on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Library. Proceeds from book sales help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and F.O.L.K. members receive a 20% discount. As always, volunteers are welcome and book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see the book sales continue, please help. For more information, call (808) 322-0077 or email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

November 18, 2017
11th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO KING DAVID KALAKAUA - SHERATON KONA RESORT, KEAUHOU
This is a celebration of hula in honor of "The Merrie Monarch" King David Kalakaua. There will be free hula presentations from 8am-3pm. Arts & crafts vendors will te featuing quility, locally made items, and ono food will be available too! No outside food or coolers please. Ali'i Keana'aina & Friends will entertain from 8:30-930pm; General Admission $10, or concert tickets are included in the tickets tot he Holoku (traditional Hawaiian gown) Ball, which will take place from 6:30-9:30pm; $50 per person includes dinner, dancing, Silent Auction, and concert. Tables of 10 available. For tickets and info, visit www.nawaiiwiola.org.

November 18, 2017
2nd ANNUAL KONA PUMPKIN PATCH & MAKAHIKI FESTIVAL BENEFIT- KAILUA-KONA
A free community event benefiting Te e'a o te Turama Polynesian Dance group, featuring live entertainment, food booths, craft vendors, water slides, inflatable bouncers, rock wall climbing, Makahiki games, Hawaiian arts & crafts, educational booths, and pumpkin patch. Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm at Old Airport Soccer Field. For more information, call 808-327-9427 or email funtojumpkona@yahoo.com.

November 18, 2017
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Hula featuring Kumu Ha'amauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalan'opu'u PCS performed in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Time: 10:30-11:30 am. This performance is rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. This free event is supported in part by a grant from the Hawai'i Tourism Authority and the County of Hawai'i Dept. of Research and Development. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, call (808) 967-8222, email alyssa@volcanoartcenter.org or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org .

November 18, 2017
DA KINE WINE & DINE FUNDRAISER - CAPTAIN COOK
Annual fundraiser for The Society for Kona's Education & Art. Fine wines, delicious supper, auctions, live music and entertainment. Tickets are $60 ($65 if purchased after 11/13). Time: 5-8PM at a private home at Kealakekua Bay. For more information, call (808) 328-9392, email skea@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.skea.org.

November 18, 2017
KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB'S 23RD ANNUAL LU'AU BENEFIT
Enjoy a wonderful evening of Hawaiian food and entertainment, featuring Tani Kaneao with Kuahiwi, Kolea, Lito Arkangel, Ho'a, and Kehau Tamure. Time: 5:30-9:30pm at Kawaihae Canoe Club Small Boat Harbor. Cost: $40 Presale/$45 Door; $20 Children 5-10. Contact Debbie (808) 937-4700 or Izzy 987-2819 for tickets or information, or email JLPaaluaKCC@gmail.com.

November 18-19, 2017
KONA PALISADES ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 4pm. Take the self-guided driving tour to meet nine Big Island artists at five locations. Go from one art studio to the next, all located near Ka'iminani Drive in the Kona Palisades subdivision of Kailua-Kona. See the art displayed, demonstrations in the studios and get a jump on holiday shopping by buying directly from the artists. Look for the signs near Holoholo off Ka'iminani Drive to start your tour, or enter 73-4356 Holoholo St, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 into your GPS. For more information, email KonaPalisadesArtists@gmail. com or visit https://www.facebook.com/Kona-Palisades-Artists-1505912829642725/.

November 21, 2017
BE A HERO! BE A TEACHER! INFORMATION PRESENTATION - KAILUA-KONA
The College of Education from The University of Hawai'i at Manoa will be providing information about the University's distance learning programs for those interested in becoming licensed K-12 teachers and those wanting to pursue graduate degrees in Education as well as pursuing professional development opportunities. Time: 4-6 pm at the Hawaii Community College's Palamanui Campus, in the Panini Building, Room 127. Free to the public. RSVP is not necessary but will be helpful for planning. For more information, please contact Karen Wilson at wilsonkl@hawaii.edu.

November 22, 2017
MEET & EAT ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER - KONA
Presented by the Kona Task Force on Feeding the Hungry. The public is invited to a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria on Onipa'a Street from 5:15-7pm. It is free, but if you can, please bring a bag of rice for the rice bag pyramid to help the Food Basket, as rice is normally at a minimum during this time of year. Canned goods are also welcome. The task force is made up of community organizations, churches and businesses joining together to feed the needy in West Hawai'i. Those wishing to volunteer or contribute can contact Ardie Ikeda at 987-1664, or email him at Ikedaa004@hawaii.rr.com.

November 24, 2017
KAILUA VILLAGE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING - KAILUA-KONA
A traditional lighting of the Village Christmastree at Emma's Square, across from Hulihe'e Palace, will take place at 5:45 pm, kicking off the holiday season. For more information, visit www.historickailuavillage.com.

November 24-25, 2017
KAMAHALO CRAFT FAIR - VOLCANO VILLAGE
Shop handcrafted artisans and home grown products during this 2-day craft fair at The Cooper Center in Volcano which coincides with the Volcano Village Art Studio Tour & Sale. Time: 9AM-4PM. For more information, call 808/936-9705, email kilaueatutu@gmail.com or visit http://thecoopercenter.org/.

November 24-26, 2017
VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL ART STUDIO TOUR & SALE
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, from 10am-4pm, visitors are invited to meet the Volcano Village Artists in their studios and see artworks in a wide variety of media. Pottery; raku masks; hand blown art glass; wood & metal sculpture; hand-tooled metal and fiber art; as well as photographs; paintings; drawings and block prints will be on display and available for purchase. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists will be held on the last day of the event. Maps to the artists' studios will be available at local businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www. VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com. Time: 10 AM to 4 PM at artists' studios in Volcano Village. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 987-3472 or email eherb@hawaii.rr.com.

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December

December 1, 2017
ANNUAL PARKER RANCH LIGHTING EVENT - WAIMEA
Free admission. From 5-7pm, at the Parker Ranch Historic Homes (66-1304 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela), enjoy the Hawai'i Preparatory Academy Handbell Choir, the Parker School Choir, Halau Opuaikla'i, free hot chocolate and cookies, and more entertainment.

December 1 & 2, 2017
NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR - HILO
This annual Christmas Fair will be held at the Ah Fook Civic Auditorium in Hilo Friday from 1-6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Featuring Hawai'i's finest one-of-a-kind holiday gifts - fashions by Wahine Toa, Simply Sisters, Living Hula and Na Makua. Enjoy great entertainment, and ono food by Liko Lehua Cafe. Enter hourly drawings for prizes. Free to the public. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can download the application at www.namakua.com/nm-xmas.
For more information, call 808-966-4647 or email puna@namakua.com.

December 2, 2017
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - HILO
Time: 7:30am-2:30pm at the Hilo Recycling & Transfer Station collection area. Accepted Items are motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, corrosives, batteries, medicaiotns, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil-based paints, and compressed gas cylinders. Not accepted items are business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectiours waste, non-toxics. More info at www.hawaiizerowaste.org, or call 961-8554.

December 2, 2017
HOLUALOA MUSIC AND LIGHT FESTIVAL, KONA

Witness the lighting of the town Christmas tree, listen to musicians perform Christmas music thru the evening at stages around the village, and receive treats from the galleries and shops in this charming little artists' colony in the middle of Kona coffee country. Santa will show up too! For information, call Holualoa Village Assn. at 808/322-8484, or visit www.holualoahawaii.com.

December 2, 2017
TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE - WAIMEA

Starting at Church Row, and ending at Waimea Town Park at 5:30pm. Visit with Santa Parker Ranch Center immediately after the parade and have a free picture taken with him. There will be goody bags for all children, while supplies last. Charitable donations will be accepted to benefit the Waimea Lions Club and North Hawai`i Hospice.

December 2, 2017
ANNUAL CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAI'I TELESCOPE STARGAZING PARTY - WAIMEA
Right after the Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade from approximately 7-9pm, CFHT will host its annual stargazing party, with telescopes, hot beverages, keiki activities, and an opportunity to talk to the astronomers. Members of the West Hawai'i Astronomy Club will also be there with telescopes. 65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy, CFHT front lawn, Waimea. Free to the public. For information, call 808-885-3121 or email outreach@cfht.hawaii.edu.

December 2, 2017
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS - KAILUA-KONA

The American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association presents its annual holiday scholarship fundraiser. The fundraiser, which will be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel from 5:30-8pm, benefits local culinary students attending Hawai'i Community College-Palamanui and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs wanting to further their education. More than twenty top Hawai'i chefs and confectioners will use primarily locally sourced ingredients to prepare tantalizing cuisine with a holiday twist - all accompanied by handcrafted ales, wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. There will be dancing under the stars with the Bill Noble Trio, fronting historic Kamakahonu Bay. A silent auction will tempt would-be Santas with an array of holiday gift ideas while supporting local businesses. Tickets are $90 presale, $95 at the door and available online at www.konakohalachefs.org. Tickets are available at Westside Wines, Kona Coffee & Tea, The Spoon Shop and Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. Tables of 10 are $1200—which includes reserved seating, table-side service and select bottles of wine—and can be purchased online at www.konakohalachefs.org. They can also be charged by phone at 808-329-2522. The Courtyard Marriott is offering a special event room rate starting at $159. Phone 808-331-6330 and ask for the “Christmas with the Chefs” room rate.

December 2 and 3, 2017
PARADISE STUDIO ART TOUR - KEA'AU
Arts and fine crafts will be in abundance at the 10th Anniversary Paradise Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm, December 3 & 4. The public is invited free to visit artists in their home studios in Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kea'au. Seven studios with 25 local artists showing oil painting, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos. For brochure and map go to www.paradisestudiotour.com email paradisestudiotour@gmail.com, or call (808) 982-5150. Free to the public.

December 7-9, 2017
KAMA'AINA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR - HILO
At the Civic Butler Building at Hilo Civic Grounds on Thursday from 2-8pm; Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm. No admission fee. Door prizes. Lots of parking. Hosted by The Rotary Club of Hilo; sponsored in part by the County of Hawai'i. Featuring home decor, wood crafts, kitchen items, shells, cards, coffee, decorated gourds, mamai tea ceramics, jewelry, clothing, cakes, snacks, spices, artificial flowers, silver, candles, concrete pots, fused glass, bonsai and orchids, soaps and balms, baby items photography, holiday decor, and more. The BISAC food truck will be on site with delicious local food.

December 8, 2017
5th ANNUAL FEAST ON THE BEACH - SO. KOHALA
Feast on the Beach celebrates its 5th anniversary under the stars on Anaeho'omalu Bay, Waikoloa Beach Resort. This popular holiday event will once again wow guests with delicious food stations created in conjunction with Paradise Gourmet Catering, along with beer, wine, libations and its signature toes-in-the-sand ambiance. Recent Grammy museum inductee Henry Kapono will perform Songs of C & K, a tribute to the music of Cecilio & Kapono. Joining Henry on stage is Hawai'i Music Award winner, Johnny Valentine, Alx Kawakami (of Manoa DNA) and 2016 "Most Promising Artist" Na Hoku Hano Hano Award winner Blayne Asing. Also performing on stage is the popular LT Smooth. In its tradition of supporting local non-profits, a portion of the event's ticket proceeds will benefit Kona Community Hospital Foundation, Hospice of Kona, North Hawai'i Hospice, Lava Kids and Hawaii Island Humane Society. Time: 5:30-10 pm at Lava Lava Beach Club. Cost: $100 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10. For more information, call (808) 769-LAVA (5282) or email nick@luanagroup.com.

December 9, 2017
BIG ISLAND PRESS CLUB ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & AWARDS CEREMONY - HILO
The oldest and most active press club in the state of Hawai'i, the Big Island Press Club is a non-profit group that gives away more than $4000 in scholarships every year. The group's annual Christmas Luncheon and Torch of Light Award Ceremony will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Hilo Bay Cafe. Tickets are $30 for BIPC members/$35 non-members, and are available online at Eventbrite.com. West Hawaii Today government reporter Nancy Cook Lauer will be honored as the BIPC's 2017 Torch of Light winner. For more information on the Torch of Light award ceremony or the Big Island Press Club, please visit www.BigIslandPressClub.org.

December 9, 2017
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
Time: 7:30am-2:30pm at the Kealakehe Recycling & Transfer Station. Accepted Items are motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, corrosives, batteries, medicaiotns, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil-based paints, and compressed gas cylinders. Not accepted items are business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectiours waste, non-toxics. More info at www.hawaiizerowaste.org, or call 961-8554.

December 9, 2017
12th ANNUAL WAIKOLOA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS PARADE AND KEIKI FEST
The Parade will begin at 10am at the corner of Waikoloa Road and Paniolo Road and will go down to Waikoloa School along Paniolo Road, which will be closed from 10-11 a.m. The Keiki Fest will follow the parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school. There will be free food and games for keiki, and vendors for adults. Keiki who attend may enter a drawing for a bicycle and other prizes. The Snow King or Queen will be featured in the parade along with several other dignitaries, local businesses and cars. The Snow King/Queen will be the winner of the Lions Club essay contest and the college scholarship that goes with it. Sponsored by the Waikoloa Lions Club and Waikoloa PTSA. To enter the parade or Keiki Fest, call Sue McCord (989-0215) or Chris Morris (339-7738).

December 9, 2017
ANNUAL KAILUA-KONA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
The annual Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Kailua's Kekuaokalani Gym next to Kona Aquatic Center, go south on Kuakini, down Palani Rd., and along Ali'i Drive to Walua Road, just past Coconut Grove Marketplace. Applications and additional parade information is available online at www.paradesinkona.com or you may call Chauna Reese at (808) 313-0025.

December 10, 2017
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE - KAILUA-KONA
Celebrate the holidays with a Lighted Boat Parade to celebrate the holidays. Kona’s fleet will put on a jolly show in Kailua Bay. The parade starts at 6 pm.

December 15 & 16, 2017
25th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND CRAFT & GIFT FAIR - HILO
This large fair, sponsored by Hawaii Art & Craft, will showcase vendors throughout the state. Time: Fri, 4-9pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Food will be available for purchase. Prize giveaways. Lots of free parking. To be held at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium. Small admission fee; children 7 and under are free. For more information or to ask about being a vendor, call (808) 981-0518, email hawaiiartsandcrafts@yahoo.com or visit www.hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com.

December 16, 2017
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Hula featuring Kumu hula Sammye Ku'ualoha Young with Halau Na Lei Hiwahiwa o Ku'ualoha performed in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Time: 10:30-11:30 am. This performance is rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. This free event is supported in part by a grant from the Hawai'i Tourism Authority and the County of Hawai'i Dept. of Research and Development. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, call (808) 967-8222, email alyssa@volcanoartcenter.org or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org .

December 16, 2017
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
Kona Choral Society presents their annual holiday concert at 4pm at Maka'ea Pavilion.

December 16, 2017
KAINALIU KALIKIMAKA
Free, from 5pm-8:30pm. Kainaliu Kalikimaka will be a family fun holiday stroll through the town of Kainaliu, with live music, Santa, carolers, stores open late, vendors, holiday lights, and free giveaways.

December 17, 2017
13th ANNUAL JINGLE BELL BEACH RUN - KAILUA-KONA
The Big Island's largest and most anticipated 5k run/walk event. This holiday-themed fun run is the perfect way to kickoff the holiday season! Time: 7:30-10:30 AM at Coconut Grove Marketplace. Cost: $25-40. For more information, call (808) 345-6214, email penn@hawaiisportevents.com or visit www.kona5k.com.

December 17, 2017
COMMUNITY CHANUKAH PARTY - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
From 4-8pm the ancient story will be retold, menorahs galore will be lit, dreidels will be spun and potato latkes will be available for purchase. Kona Beth Shalom congregants and guests will provide a potluck dinner; no shellfish or pork. Dance and sing to music performed by Kona's Traveling Jewish Wedding Band. Admission fee for non-KBS adults; children under the age of 13 are admitted free. For more information, visit http://konabethshalom.org.

December 18, 2017
"KOKUA KAILUA" HULIHE'E PALACE MONTHLY SUNDAY PERFORMANCE AND VILLAGE STROLL/FREE CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian Music Concert featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U'i O Hawai'i on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Concert, stroll thru Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. Special kama`aina pricing at participating restaurants & merchants. A popular Hawaiian musician will take the stage at 5 pm for a free holiday concert under the monkeypod tree at Emma's Square. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

December 30, 2017
WAILEA VILLAGE 20TH ANNUAL MOCHI POUNDING
Time: 8AM-2PM. See the Video Akiko's over the years has become synonymous with traditional Japanese mochi pounding. The event started with 23 people, mostly neighbors; now the popular community and public event welcomes between 600-700 people. Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Akiko's Buddhist B&B, Hakalau. Free to the public. Saturday is the Mochi Pounding celebration, making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunches will be available for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment and more. This is a great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawai'i so special. Call Miss Akiko at (808) 963-6422, email msakiko@hawaii.rr.com or visit http://www.akikosbnb.com/activities/activities.html#mochi for more information.

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January

January 1-9, 2018
8TH ANNUAL WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Beginning Mon.-Thurs., Jan. 1-4, 2018 at venues in Waimea, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and The Fairmont Orchid, then moving Fri.-Tues., Jan. 5-9 to Four Seasons Hualalai Resort. Festival passes available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org with extra early purchase pass rates starting July 30, 2017. The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island each January, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. Over sixty films feature ocean experience, ocean environment, island culture, inspiring stories and epic adventure. In addition to the films, interactive presentations, exhibits, Breakfast Talks, and ocean-based activities add a dynamic element to the festival. Breakfast Talks provide an intimate setting for guests to connect with filmmakers and special guests to ask questions and hear the behind-the-scenes stories that bring the films to life. New this year, films will screen outdoors at Four Seasons' Hoku Amphitheatre. Waimea venues include Kahilu Theatre, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA), Parker School Theatre and Anna Ranch. The festival program will be completed and posted to the website in PDF format around December 20 for convenient download.

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7th ANNUAL KONA JAZZ EXPERIENCE - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
To be held at the historic Aloha Theatre. For more information, call (808) 322-9924, email Info@apachawaii.org or visit Alohatheater.com.

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OPENING RECEPTION: HAWAI'I WOOD GUILD SHOW - WAIMEA
This juried show, hosted by the Isaacs Art Center at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (HPA) and co-sponsored by the Hawai訴 Forest Industry Association, celebrates the outstanding skills of our Big Island wood craftsmen. All items are available for purchase, and a percentage of the sale proceeds will support HPA's financial aid program. The show is free and open to the community. There will be an Opening Reception on the first evening, from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Attendees will be able to meet the artists and talk story with members of the Guild every Saturday during the show. For more information, visit www.HawaiiWoodGuild.com or visit http://isaacsartcenter.hpa.edu.

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37th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
The Birthday Commemoration of the great civil rights leader will include a community celebration, potluck, & program. Bring your favorite dish to share. This event is free and open to the public. To be held at the Old Kona Airport Beach Park Maka'eo pavilion. The celebration will consist of displays of art, songs, and music by our local schools and the community. For more info, contact Virginia Halliday at (808)325-1112 or Mamie Bramlett, at (808)331-1448.

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MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai'i County Band with kahiko hula by Kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U'i O Hawai'i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

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'IOLANI LUAHINE HULA FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The 16th annual 'Iolani Luahine Hula Festival will be held at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. The festival was established in 2003 with a vision to perpetuate the hula, and it also serves as a way to honor the memory of 'Iolani Luahine and her contributions to the preservation of hula and Hawaiian culture. Workshops and public performances will take place. Registration fees and details of the workshops are available at www.iolaniluahinefestival.org. For more info, email administrator@nawaiiwiola.org.

January TBA, 2018
WILIWILI FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
The Wiliwili Festival celebrates our native lowland dry forest. This fun, family-friendly event will feature live music, educational workshops, vendors, silent auction, and tours of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 494-2208, email Jen@waikoloadryforest.org or visit www.waikoloadryforest.org.

January TBA, 2018
14th ANNUAL KONA SURF FILM FEST - KAILUA-KONA
Since 2003, the Kona Surf Film Festival has been an exhibition of surf films from around the world, a benefactor of the Big Island community and beyond, and a grassroots event that has kept the surf cinema stoke alive. Live music, surf movies, and good vibes! To be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. For more information, call (808) 936-0089, email chadkona@gmail.com or visit www.konasurffilmfestival.org.

January 28, 2018
KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC CONCERT - WAIMEA
The Kamuela Philharmonic presents "Rustic Inspirations": with the vast landscape of Parker Ranch as inspiration, the orchestra features the inspiring winners of Kamuela Philharmonic's youth concerto competition. The program includes Dvorak's American Suite in A major, op. 98; Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, and the Young Artist Winner(s). Time: 4:00 PM at Kahilu Theatre. Cost: $43/$28/$23. For more information, call 808-298-6274, email contact@kamuelaphil.org or visit http://kamuelaphil.org.

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February

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ASIAN FEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The free annual event is a unique and popular way to experience and enjoy the music, cuisine and customs of China, Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, and other Asian cultures. Colorful Chinese Lion Dancers perform acrobatic feats and leaps, interacting with the audience and parading through Queens’ MarketPlace from door to door. Participants young and old can "feed" the Lion small donations in red envelopes called lycee (provided) to bring good fortune in the year ahead. Taiko drumming also plays an essential part of Asian Fest. Throughout Queens' MarketPlace, chefs from Waikoloa Beach Resort restaurants will provide food samples to attendees (while they last). For more info, call 886-8822 or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

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ANNUAL WAIMEA CHERRY BLOSSOM HERITAGE FESTIVAL - WAIMEA
The festival showcases the 60+ year old cherry trees planted at Church Row Park and the Japanese tradition of viewing them - hanami. The festival includes a variety of activities during the day at venues throughout Waimea - look for pink banners identifying site locations from the Parker Ranch Historic Homes on Mamalahoa Hwy. 190 to the Hawaiian Homestead Farmer's Market on Hwy. 19. Enjoy an all day lineup of Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts, plus hands-on demonstrations of bonsai, origami, traditional tea ceremony, and mochi pounding, and a host of colorful craft fairs. Free shuttle transportation among most venues. For more info, please call 808-961-8706.

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INTERNATIONAL NIGHTS - HILO
Performances by UH Hilo international students spanning the globe. An annual favorite among students, the community, and visitors at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. For more information, call (808) 932-7490, email mellon@hawaii.edu or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/IN.php.

February 10, 2018
7th ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL -
The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative will be hosting the annual Wiliwili Festival from 9am-3pm at the Waikoloa Stables. The Wiliwili Festival is a fun, free, educational event for all ages and a great opportunity to learn more about the unique environment of Hawai'i island. This year, guided tours of the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve, on-site workshops, educational talks, music, food, vendors, and a silent auction will be offered. Celebrate Hawai'i island's beloved wiliwili trees! Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 494-2208, email jen@waikoloadryforest.org or visit waikoloadryforest.org.

February TBA, 2018
KONA ROTARY MAUKA VALENTINE'S WINE TASTING EVENT
Always held at a lovely location, this event benefits Hawai'i island community service; local community college and high school scholarships; and sells out every year. Live and Silent Auction. Live music. Food. For more info, email rotaryvalentines@gmail.com for more info.

February TBA, 2018
PARADE OF PAWS - HILO
Please join Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary for the 3rd annual Parade of Paws at Lili'uokalani Gardens. There will be games, contests, music, and more. For more information, call (808) 982-5110, email mail@rainbowfriends.org or visit www.rainbowfriends.org.

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HEIVA I HAWAI'I 2018 - KAILUA-KONA
Te 'E'a O Te Turama once again hosts amazing groups from all over Hawai'i Island at Kekuaokalani Gym (Kuakini Hwy, adjacent to the Kona Community Pool). Visit www.heivaihawaii.com for more information and applications for competitors, vendors and sponsors.

February TBA, 2018
26th ANNUAL PANAEWA STAMPEDE RODEO - HILO
This large and diverse rodeo features Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In addition, there are special events presented only in Hawai'i: cowboys and cowgirls will compete in Double Mugging and Po'o Wai U just like it was done in the early paniolo days of old Hawai'i. Time: 12:00pm till finished at Panaewa Equestrian Center. For more information, call (808) 937-1004 or visit www.hawaiirodeostampede.com.

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2018 LIVING AND DESIGN SHOW - SHERATON KONA RESORT
More than 40 vendor booths will exhibit their goods and services in the three-day event. From general contracting and materials to home design and decor, including fine art, the expo often features furnishings, blinds and shutters, window-tinting, kitchen countertops, cabinets and flooring, pest control PC solar and financing. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-329-1758, email marketing@kona-kohala.com or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/.

February 24 and 25, 2018
SOKO 4th ANNUAL ARTIST'S STUDIO TOUR
Visit 22 artists in their studios at 12 locations from Keauhou throughout Kona to Captain Cook. Time: 9 am-4 pm. Free to the public. See the brochure and map at www.sokoartists.com. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SOKOSouthKonaArtistCollective. For more info, call 808-328-2162 or email sokoartists@gmail.com.

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March

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BIG ISLAND ASSN. OF NURSERYMEN SPRING HORTICULTURAL SHOW & PLANT SALE - HILO
at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo. Visit http://www.hawaiiplants.org/?p=180for more info about the group.

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12th ANNUAL AVOCADO FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
To be held at Hale Halawai Park and Pavilion, 75-5760 Ali'i Drive. 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 booths serving refreshing smoothies, juices and kava drinks.

 For details, phone 936-5233 or visit www.avocadofestival.org.

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GREAT WAIKOLOA 'UKULELE FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

The festivities include a free workshop with celebrated teachers Roy and Kathy Sakuma, non-stop concerts, 'ukulele giveaways, Hawaiian crafts and more. Traditional 'ukulele masters, school groups, up-and-coming artists and top entertainers in the 'ukulele world will be at the festival. For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

March TBA, 2018
The 23rd ANNUAL KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL
Tickets include craft brew samplings from Hawai'i and mainland US breweries and unlimited samplings of a wide variety of local food. Top chefs from some of the Big Island's favorite restaurants will offer their best food pairings against a backdrop of passing paddle boards and canoes at the historic Kamakahonu Bay Beach. Live music and entertainment includes the must-see Trash Fashion Show, a performance that highlights creative fashions made entirely from recycled material. Festival volunteers divert over 90% of festival waste from landfill by transforming refuse into compost for local school gardens. The Kona Brewers Festival has raised awareness, visibility, funding for over 40 non-profit and community organizations supporting the well-being of Hawai'i's youth, environmental conservation, and cultural traditions. For more information, visit www.konabrewersfestival.com.

March 10, 2018
21st ANNUAL HEART & STROKE WALK - HILO
Cardiovascular disease and stroke threaten our families, friends, and neighbors in all communities. They are the #1 and #3 causes of death in Hawai'i. This is a walk and health fair to raise awareness for these issues and to promote a healthful life. Time: 6:30-11:00 AM at Hilo Bayfront Park. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 377-6646, email joann.yang@heart.org or visit hiloheartwalk.org.

March 18, 2017
HAWAIIAN CULTURAL CENTER OF HAMAKUA'S 2nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - HONOKA'A
The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua invites the community to celebrate their second year anniversary offering cultural programs and classes in Honoka'a. There will be music, hula, cultural activities, and family fun. Vendor booths featuring crafts, informational displays, and cultural activities will be on site. There will be a Silent Auction, and food available, as well. The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua is a multi-cultural, multi-generational community center. It is a space for residents to deepen their connection with Hawaiian culture through community classes in arts, hula, language, history, agriculture, philosophy, and more. The center hosts special events, guest speakers, community service projects, and cultural exchange programs, creating a foundation for future generations.

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18th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO KAMEHAMEHA III - KEAUHOU, KONA

Enjoy a free concert on the Sheraton Kona's Hawai'i Lawn, featuring some of Hawai'i's best musicians. There will also be a Vendor Marketplace, and more. 3:00-9:00 PM. Free shuttle service from Keauhou Shopping Center, 2:30-9:30pm. Mats and beach chairs welcome, no coolers. www.ksbe.edu/keauhou.

March TBA, 2018
19th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL MARATHON - HILO

26.2 Mile Marathon, 10.8 Mile Run & 3.1 Mile Fitness Run/Walk. Run the coast of old Hawai'i along the Pacific Ocean, through tropical rainforests, past exotic waterfalls, and along black lava beaches to finish at historic Hilo Bay Front. Run with elite runners in a small running field. Start to mile 10 is a net downhill of 500 ft. with some hills in the first 8 miles and then fairly flat after that. Hilo is located in one of the cooler lush areas of Hawaii, which translates into good running conditions. Enthusiastic volunteers cheer on the runners at well-stocked aid stations and at the finish line celebration. 10.8 mile runners run the first 10.8 miles with the marathoners. The 3.1 Mile Fitness Run/Walk is from Hilo Bay around Queen Lili'uokalani Gardens. For more info, visit www.hilomarathon.org.

March TBA, 2018
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE'E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai'i County Band with kahiko hula by Kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U'i O Hawai'i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

March TBA, 2018
DAY AT HULIHE'E - KAILUA-KONA
All day entertainment by local hula halau, an enticing bake sale, a beautiful bounty of floral arrangements and floral lei & fresh produce, ftreasures from Tutu's Attic, and made-in-Hawai'i products by island crafters and artisans. Time: 9am-4pm on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Ali'i Drive. There will be a drawing for a Hawaiian quilt and other prizes throughout the day. For more info, call 329-9555 or visit daughtersofhawaii.org.

March TBA, 2018
ANNUAL MAGIC SPECTACULAR BENEFIT - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
Benefiting SKEA (Society for Kona's Education & Art). Headlining the two shows will be a well known world champion magician, and there will also be a line-up of top local magicians including Barry "The Great Barusky" Gitelson; Arnie "Arneleo the Great" Rabin and others. Call (808) 328-9392 for more info. Tickets are also available at apachawaii.org. For more information, email skea@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.skea.org.

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TROPICAL PAWS BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT

Time: 6pm. Call 808-329-8002, email fund.dev@hihs.org, or visit www.hihs.org for more info or to purchase tickets.

March 25, 2018
KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC CONCERT - WAIMEA
The Kamuela Philharmonic presents "Remarkable Flair": the remarkable violinist, Ignace "Iggy" Jang, joins the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra to close the season. The program will include Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte Overture; Elgar's Salut d'Amour, op. 12; Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E min, op. 64; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F maj, op. 93. Time: 4:00 PM at Kahilu Theatre. Cost:$43/$28/$23. For more information, call 808-298-6274, email contact@kamuelaphil.org or visit http://kamuelaphil.org.

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April

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21st ANNUAL AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HILO HEART & STROKE WALK
. Enjoy a 5K (3 mi) walk with family and friends to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke on Hawai'i. Free health and keiki fairs are offered to participants, entertainment, snacks and refreshments, and walker and team prizes awarded based on level of funds raised. Time: 6:30 to 11 a.m. at Liliu'okalani Gardens/Isles Park, 189 Lihiwai St., Hilo, HI 96720. Free to the public, but donations encouraged. For more information, call (808) 282-3107, email ann.oshiro-kauwe@heart.org or visit www.hiloheartwalk.org.

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LAVAMAN TRIATHLON - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Motorists are cautioned that approximately 1600 cyclists will be on the Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway between 8am and 11:30am on Sunday, between Waikoloa Beach Drive and the 88 Mile Marker. Cyclists will be crossing the highway at Waikoloa Beach Drive, and traffic will be stopped there to give right-of-way to the cyclists, resulting in significant delays between 8:30 and 10:30am. Motorists are encouraged to detour "up Waikoloa Drive at the north end of Ka'iminani Drive from the South end to the Upper Highway (190)." This will add approximately 25 minutes to travel time, but will avoid potentially longer delays. The speed limit on Queen Ka'ahumanu will be reduced to 45 mph during the race. Call 329-9718 for more info.

April TBA, 2018
7th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND AIDS WALK - HILO
The Annual Big Island AIDS Walk is an easy 2-mile walk around Lili'uokalani Gardens. There is no registration fee to participate in the walk. Ask friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to sponsor your participation and raise funds for HIHAF. There will be a Community Health Fair featuring local community organizations, entertainment and raffle prizes. Light refreshments will also be served Time: 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Free to the public. For more information, visit www.bigislandaidswalk17.kintera.org.

April TBA, 2018
WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE SPRING PLANT SALE
At Waimea Nature Park, behind the Canada/France/Hawai'i Telescope headquarters, from 9am-1pm. For more info, email wochawaii@gmail.com or call (808) 433-4482.

April TBA, 2018
LAUPAHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival will take place at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, 36-1043 Laupahoehoe Point Rd., Laupahoehoe, Hawaii 96764. Music, crafters, game booths - Hawaiian-style food will be available for sale. This is an alcohol and drug-free event; no coolers. Buy tickets online for a discount at www.laupahoehoemusicfestival.org.

April TBA, 2018
THE 55th 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, cream-of-the-crop Hawaiian crafts, and free, live music performances by some of Hawai`i's most beloved entertainers in the building adjacent to the Stadium (http://www.merriemonarch.com/merrie-monarch-invitational-hawaiian-arts-fair). On Wednesday Ho'ike Night, there is also a free hula exhibition at the Stadium that begins at 6:30 pm (get there very early to stand in line!); 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.

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2018 MERRIE MONARCH INVITATIONAL HAWAIIAN ARTS FAIR - HILO
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 posters also on sale. Times: Wed-Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00am to 4:00pm at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and Butler Building, Hilo. For more information, call (808) 966-4647, email nhm2@hawaiiantel.net or visit http://www.namakua.com/.

April TBA, 2018
KAI OPUA'S 19th ANNUAL PAU HANA REGATTA - KAILUA BAY
Kai Opua Canoe Club's annual Businessman's Regatta is a lot of fun. Divisions are Bar/Restaurant/Hotel, Professional, Government, Retail, and Construction. The teams also compete for the Best Team Costume Awards. For more information, to register, or to set a practice time for your crew, call 938-8577. Registration at 8am; racing starts at 9am at Kailua Pier, Kailua-Kona. All proceeds go to the club's outrigger racing activities. Kai Opua Canoe Club is a 501c3 non-profit. For more, information, visit www.kaiopua.org/pauhanaregatta.asp.

April TBA, 2018
BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA
For more details, visit www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com or email info@bigislandchocolatefestival.com.

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May

May TBA, 2018
ANNUAL DAIFUKUJI SOTO MISSION BAZAAR - HONALO
This much-anticipated annual event will take place at the Mission (next to Teshima's restaurant in Honalo) from 9am-1pm. There will be food and preserves for sale, baked goods, fresh produce, orchids and plants, crafts, a rummage & white elephant sale, clothing, and more. For more info, call 322-3524, or visit www.daifukuji.org.

May 12, 2018
MAKER FAIR SPRING SPREE - VOLCANO
All-handcrafted artisan bazaar, free make-and-take kids crafts and scavenger hunt, free goodie bags to the first 50 adult shoppers, local food vendors, photo booth and more! Artisan and food vendor applications open January 2018 at https://www.makerfair.org/. Time: 10am-4pm at The Cooper Center, 19-4030 Wright Rd, Volcano, Hi 96785. Free to the public. For more information, email contactmakerfair@gmail.com.

May TBA, 2018
KONA ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID SHOW, PLANT & CRAFT SALE - KAILUA-KONA
Featuring orchid vendors from alll 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, dragon fruit, proteas, air plants, day lilies, herbs, tropical plants, fruit trees and more. Time: 9 AM til 4PM at Old Airport Beach Park's event pavilion. Free to the public. For more information, cal 808-333-0889, email orchidbob1@gmail.com or visit http://www.konaorchidsociety.org.

May TBA, 2018
40th ANNUAL HAWAI'I ISLAND VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association's Annual Charity Walk Fundraiser benefits non-profit agencies on the Island of Hawai'i. The 5k fun run and walk includes food stations hosted by member hotels and resorts restaurants, children's activities, silent auction and live entertainment. Time: 5am check-in; run starts 6:45am, walk begins 7:00am at Queens' Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort. There is a fee to enter. For more information, call (808) 886-8128, email bambi.lau@marriott.com or visit www.CharityWalkHawaii.org.

May TBA, 2018
KA'U COFFEE FESTIVAL
Celebrating award-winning Ka'u coffee, this annual festival offers unique and exciting activities. The festival's pinnacle event is an all-day, free ho'olaule'a at Pahala Community Center, offering coffee, food and craft booths; entertainment, farm and mill tours and guided coffee tastings. The festivities conclude with the Ka'u Coffee College educational series. Some events are free, others have a fee. Various locations. For more information, visit www.kaucoffeefest.com.

May TBA, 2018
36th ANNUAL OUTRIGGER CANOE REGATTA - KAILUA BAY PIER
Kicking off the 2018 Moku O Keawe Outrigger Racing Association's regatta season is Kai Ehitu Outrigger Team's Annual Papa Kimitete Regatta. Opening Ceremony 7:30am; First Race Start at 8:00am. Featuring a full day of exciting competition from all of the Big Island canoe clubs, food booths, local farmers & craft cendors, and more. Time: 7am-5pm. This is a Drug and Alcohol Free Event. For vendor info or questions, email Kamaile aunty.mai.ynigues@gmail.com.

May TBA, 2018
3rd ANNUAL FARM FESTIVAL - HONOKA'A
The Annual Farm Festival at Hamakua Harvest (at the intersection of Mamane Street and Mamalahoa/Highway 19 in Honoka'a) will be a free, family-friendly event celebrating local agriculture and the community. The festivities will feature a large farmers' market, an all day line-up of entertainment and educational presentations; cooking demonstrations; activities for the keiki; and a silent auction. Support our local farmers, hang out and listen to local musicians, taste a variety of the Hamakua regional artisanal food while enjoying the incredible beauty of Hamakua. SNAP/EBT purchases will be warmly welcomed. Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Sponsored by Hawai'i Tourism Authority. For more information, call: (808) 430-1876, email info@hamakuaharvest.org or visit www.hamakuaharvest.org or facebook/hamakuaharvest.

May TBA, 2018
HONOKA'A WESTERN WEEK PARADE & BLOCK PARTY
Everyone is invited to dress up western-style and visit Honoka'a town merchants, plus join in different paniolo-themed activities every night. For more information, visit Honoka'a Western Week on facebook.

May TBA, 2018
23rd ANNUAL LAUHALA CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP - KAILUA-KONA
Dozens of master lauhala weavers from all over the state will gather to share their knowledge and skills to perpetuate the beloved and ancient art of lauhala weaving. Location: King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Students of all levels are welcome to attend. The conference will include a ho'olaulea (crafts fair), a talk story, lu'au and more. For more information, call (808) 938-0806 or email kahananun001@hawaii.rr.com.

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June

June TBA, 2018
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE
The Hilo Orchid Society will stage the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state of Hawai'i. The show will take place at the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo. A selection of fantastic items will be auctioned off in the Hilo Orchid Society Silent Auction. Hours: Friday, 9-6pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; and Sunday, 10am-2pm. Funds raised will support the Hilo Orchid Society Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be available from any member of the Hilo Orchid Society, or visit http://www.hiloorchidsociety.org for more info.

June TBA, 2018
8th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA
The Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival will bring in Grammy jazz and blues legends. 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.

June TBA, 2018
KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB STEAK FRY
5:30-9:30pm at Kawaihae Canoe Club on the beach, small boat harbor. Steak dinner with live music, Silent Auction and dancing under the stars. For more information, call (808) 345-6790 or email JLPaalua@gmail.com.

June TBA, 2018
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - HILO
7:30am-2:30pm. at Hilo Recycling & Transfer Station. Accepted Items: motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, batteries, medications, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil based paints, compressed gas cylinders. Not Accepted: business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectious waste, non-toxics. For more info, call 961-8554.

June TBA, 2018
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
7:30am-2:30pm. at Kealakehe Transfer Station. Accepted Items: motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, batteries, medications, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil based paints, compressed gas cylinders. Not Accepted: business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectious waste, non-toxics. For more info, call 961-8554.

June TBA, 2018
KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION PARADE AND FREE CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal pa'u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa'u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula halau, equestrian units, marching bands, and more. The parade begins at Walua Road and Alii Drive at 9am, and travels through Kailua Village to Palani Road past the pier, ending at noon. A Ho'olaule'a (crafts and music fair) featuring Hawai'i recording artists will be held after the parade on the Hulihe'e Palace grounds. For more information, call 322-9944, email KamehamehaDayParade@hawaii.rr.com, or visit www.konaparade.org.

June 11, 2018
NORTH KOHALA KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION
Lei Draping at the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa`au, and a traditional Pa'u Parade, with horses and riders adorned in flowers and colors representing each Hawaiian Island. The parade will travel from downtown Hawi to Kamehameha Park in Kapa'au. There will also be a Ho'olaule'a (crafts fair) at Kamehameha Park, where you can eat local food, see masters create traditional arts and craafts, watch beautiful hula dancers and listen to award-winning Hawaiian musicians. For more info, call 808-557-6042 or visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.

June 11, 2018
KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL - HILO
The festival will feature sweet Hawaiian music and beautiful hula from various artists and hula halau, from 10am-4pm. There will also be ono (delicious) food, arts & craft vendors. Presented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Mamalahoa, the festival is free, open to the public, and remains a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free event. For more information, visit http://www.kamehamehafestival.org/.

June TBA, 2018
ALOHA KEIKI RUN - KAILUA-KONA
Various race distances from 100 yards to 1 mile for youth ages 1-15. All participants receive a race t-shirt, finisher's medal, & goody bag. Games, music, and fun for the whole family! Time: 8:00am at Kona Commons Shopping Center. There is a fee to enter. For more information, call (808) 967-8240, email raceinfo@konamarathon.com or visit http://konamarathon.com/event-information/aloha-keiki-run/.

June TBA, 2018
ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL - PU'UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, HONAUNAU
Celebrate Hawaiian culture at this free, two-day, family-friendly event, from 9am-3pm. Saturday opens with, games, arts, and canoe rides. On Sunday, there will be games, arts, hukilau, and Hawaiian food tasting. In order to protect fragile resources and preserve the historic setting, picnicking, coolers and chairs are not allowed in the Royal Grounds. View updates on www.facebook.com/PuuhonuaoHonaunauNPS. For more information, call (808) 328-2326 x1702 or email kawailehua_domingo@nps.gov.

June TBA, 2018
KONA MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, QUARTER-MARATHON & 5k RACES - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

Featuring all four traditional races - Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5 K. An estimated 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities will be participating for prizes, health and enjoyment, and raising money for charities. The race will start and finish at the Waikoloa Bowl at Queens' Marketplace. The Kona Marathon course has one gentle climb not exceeding 175 feet above sea level. For more information on times and details visit www.konamarathon.com.

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July

July 4, 2018
HILO BAY BLAST
Family activities around the Hilo Bayfront, including games, cook-offs, music and more. Fireworks at 8pm over Hilo Bay. For more info, call 961-8706.

July 4, 2018
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & CELEBRATION - VOLCANO VILLAGE
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Volcano Post Office and proceed for one half mile along Old Volcano Road to Cooper Community Center. For more info, call (808) 967-7800.

July 4, 2018
4th of JULY SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT - VOLCANO VILLAGE

This annual fundraiser is a much anticipated part of Volcano's popular 4th of July parade and festival, which attracts hundreds of residents and visitors each year. The auction is held at the Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village. There is something for everyone at this fun and popular silent auction! Proceeds benefit Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax deductible donations welcome through July 3). For more info, call985-7373, email admin@fhvnp.org, or visit www.fhvnp.org.

July 4, 2018
KAILUA-KONA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
The Annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade will be followed by a Fireworks Extravaganza over Kailua Bay, starting at 8:00 p.m. Financial help is needed to make the fireworks event happen. Please visit the website for more information on individual or corporate fireworks sponsorship forms and a PayPal link. For an entry application for the parade visit www.paradesinkona.com.

July 4, 2018
"FAMILY FOURTH"/ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKIE RACE BENEFIT - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, KOHALA COAST

Visit waikoloabeachresort.com for more info and a detailed schedule, or call Queens’ MarketPlace office at 886-8822.

July 4, 2018
PARKER RANCH ANNUAL JULY 4th HORSERACES & RODEO
Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horseraces and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys. Ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping, Po'o Wai U and more. Keiki activities including roping practice and pony rides. Lots of food and mementos for sale at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena, Waimea. Pre-sale tickets available at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea (at Parker Ranch Square). For more information, call 885-2323, email nguilloz@parkerranch.com or visit www.parkerranch.com.

July TBA, 2018
RELAY FOR LIFE OF KONA
There will be live entertainment, a silent auction, food, family fun and a chance to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Reservations for the dinner and reception should be made at 989-7067; please call the same number if you are interested in having a team or to volunteer. For more information, email anne.p.rflkona@gmail.com or visit www.RelayForLife.org/konahi.

July TBA, 2018
ANNUAL HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK CULTURAL FESTIVAL & BIOBLITZ
Park entrance is free all day. Visitors can learn more about conservation and biodiversity through fun, interactive exhibits sponsored by leading conservation organizations. All festival activities are located at the grassy lawn and ball field area at Kilauea Military Camp. Make sure to wear sunscreen and a hat. Bring water, rain jacket, and a ground mat or chair. No pets. Lunch and beverages will be available for sale. This family experience is a drug and alcohol-free event.

July TBA, 2018
ANNUAL LGBT PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL - HILO
This annual event will be held in downtown Hilo. The celebration will be followed by a festival at the Mo'oheau Bandstand Park featuring live music, food, crafts, information booths, and a play area for keiki. Any individuals or organizations who want to walk in the parade can submit a free parade entry form online at http://hawaiiislandpride.org/.

July TBA, 2018
ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
To be held at Hale Halawai on Ali'i Drive,. Delicious fun, and entertaining for the entire family. For information call (808) 936-5234 or email randyldna@earthlink.net or visit www.mangofest.org.

July TBA, 2018
KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 2018 ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Kona Historical Society will auction many fun and unique items including art, activities, dining, accommodations, jewelry, antiques and collectibles, to raise money for KHS's educational programs and preservation projects. Auction items are available only online; there is no live event, so if you win the online bidding you win the item! Register to bid and preview auction items at http://www.biddingforgood.com/konahistorical. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all proceeds raised by KHS are used for its exciting new gallery, school programs, and ongoing community programs. For more information, call 808-323-3222 or email khs@konahistorical.org.

July TBA, 2018
12th ANNUAL FILAM TENNIS CHARITY TOURNAMENT - KEAUHOU, KONA
The Annual FilAm Friendship Tennis Tournament is held at Holua Tennis Center. This is a free charity event that raises scholarship funds for eligible college bound West Hawai'i graduating high school students, and is the biggest non-sanctioned United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournament in the state of Hawai'i. In addition to fun competitive tennis, there are other fun activities, a Silent Auction, and much more. For more information including sponsorship and donation opportunities, please go to www.gonnalove-it.com/tennis, or email errol@gonnalove-it.com.

July TBA, 2018
36th ANNUAL DAIFUKUJI ORCHID SHOW AND SALE - HONALO
This free event will take place at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall. In addtion to the orchid sale, there will be educational displays pertaining to the growing and care of orchids, plus a guided tour through the "Orchid Grotto." Club members will sell home-baked good and drinks. More info is available at www.facebook.com/orchidsinparadise.

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August

August TBA, 2018
HOSPICE OF KONA'S ROYAL TEA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT
Enjoy an afternoon tea at Four Seasons Hualalai. Proceeds to benefit Hospice Of Kona's Nakamaru Hale. This tea party with a Hawaiian twist features tasty mini sandwiches, scones, French pastries, decadent desserts and more. Unlimited champagne and mimosas available with the purchase of a commemorative glass. Also enjoy a silent auction, dance performances, live music and more. Corporate tables available. For more information, call 808-333-0888, or visit www.HOKRoyalTea.com.

August TBA, 2018
DON THE BEACHCOMBER MAI TAI FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A full day of fun at Royal Kona Resort, including a Battle of the BBQ, a Marketplace, a Pool Party with live music, and The Mai Tai Mix-off from 4:30-7:30pm, where bartenders will compete for the title of the world's best mai tai and a $10,000 first prize, a $5000 second prize, and a $2500 third prize. Call 808/930-3255 or visit donsmaitaifest.com/ for more info.

August TBA, 2018
VOLCANO RAIN FOREST RUNS
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/.

August TBA, 2018
47th ANNUAL QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI LONG DISTANCE OUTRIGGER CANOE RACES
The Queen Lili'uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races welcomes more than 2,500 outrigger canoe paddlers to Kona for its signature 18-mile long distance race, the world's largest long distance outrigger canoe race. Kai 'Opua Canoe Club, one of Hawai'i's oldest outrigger canoe clubs, will host crews from all over the world. Other official race events unfold throughout the holiday weekend. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-938-8577 or visit www.kaiopua.org.

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September

September TBA, 2018
ANNUAL DANIEL R. SAYRE MEMORIAL ANNUAL FUNDRAISER & AWARDS - FAIRMONT ORCHID
Honoring Hawai'i County Fire Department personnel for service above and beyond the call of duty. Time: 4:30-10pm. For more information visit www.danielsayrefoundation.org, phone (808) 325-5456 or email ssakai002@hawaii.rr.com.

September TBA, 2018
PARKER RANCH LABOR DAY RODEO & HORSE AUCTION - WAIMEA
Two days of rodeo events to be held at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena in Waimea. The event is a fundraiser to provide educational scholarships for school-age children of Parker Ranch employees. Rodeo events may include everything from team roping, double mugging, bull riding, junior bull riding, wahine barrel racing, wahine breakaway roping and more. Always fun to watch is the century team roping competition when one team member must be over the age of 50 and their combined ages must be more than 100. There will also be keiki barrel racing for participants 12 & under, and the calf scramble. On Sunday, the Round-Up Club, in partnership with Parker Ranch, will be hosting a live horse auction. Please note that you will need to purchase a gate ticket to attend the auction. Time: Noon to 5:00pm. For more information, call (808) 885-7311, email nguilloz@parkerranch.com or visit www.parkerranch.com.

September TBA, 2018
HAWAI'I FEST AT QUEENS' MARKETPLACE - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Na Makua Craft Fair at Queens' MarketPlace, featuring local products and vendors through out the shopping center to kickstart Hawai'i Island Festivals' 30 Days of Aloha. Free parking and admission. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call (808) 886-8822, email mmau@waikoloaland.com or visit queensmarketplace.net.

September TBA, 2018
HAWAI`I ISLAND FESTIVAL'S ANNUAL POKE CONTEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
A popular contest featuring cube-sized fish (poke) with various ocean delicacies, tako, opihi, loli and more, added for flavor. For more information, call (808) 937-4896, email LPokipala@Queens.Org or visit http://www.hawaiiislandfestival.org/.

September TBA, 2018
ANNUAL KINDY SPROAT FALSETTO & STORYTELLING CONTEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
This unique music competition features talented male singers of all ages who can not only sing in the unique Hawaiian falsetto style, but can also captivate the audience with the stories behind the songs. For more information, call (808) 217-2634, email dmkama@gmail.com or visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

September TBA, 2018
2018 RUN FOR HOPE - FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI
Run For Hope is a non-competitive 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk event. Proceeds from this event benefit cancer research in Hawai'i. Register online at http://www.runforhopehualalai.com/. For more information, call the Event Hotline at 808.325.8052. For more information, call 808/325-8079 or email monica.balanay@fourseasons.com.

September TBA, 2018
36th ANNUAL KUPUNA HULA FESTIVAL - SHERATON KONA RESORT
A very popular event featuring hula performed by halau of 55 years and up. This event always sells out, so reserve your tickets in advance by calling (808) 323-4340. There will be a Hawaiian crafts fair in conjunction with the festival in the foyer of the ballroom and the adjacent conference rooms both days.

September TBA, 2018
HAWAIICON - MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS
HawaiiCon brings together the best of science, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, gaming, and cosplay. Celebrities join top space scientists, voice actors and cosplayers in the country for four days of panels, workshops and adventures. For more information, call (808) 960-7619 or email HawaiiCon@gmail.com or visit www.hawaiicon.com.

September TBA, 2018
HAWAI'I ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS - KEAUHOU-KONA
Featuring guest speakers, along with a trade show for outdoor and birding equipment; a children's corner; a bird-themed arts and crafts fair; photography and painting workshops; a birding film festival; and time to interact with Hawai'i Island naturalists and bird experts. Guided field trips on land and sea will be included in the program offerings. To be held at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. For more information, call (808) 351-2510 , email debbieanderson@dmhawaii.com or visit www.birdfesthawaii.org.

September TBA, 2018
PANIOLO PARADE AND HO'OLAULE'A - WAIMEA
One of our favorite yearly events, the Paniolo Parade will start at 10am at Waimea Cherry Blossom Park, ending at Waimea Baseball Field, featuring princesses on horseback with attendees (complete with "Pooper Scooper" brigades!) and horses decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year, featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live Hawaiian musical entertainment in Waimea Ball Park. Drug and alcohol free. A great local family event!

September TBA, 2018
2018 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S - HILO
A one to three mile walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and raise support for Alzheimer's Association. The mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. To be held at Liliuokalani Park, Hilo. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 591-2771, ext. 8237, or email mwestlake@alz.org.

September TBA, 2018
6th ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND ALL NATIONS POWWOW - HILO
A celebration of our Earth, with Intertribal dancing, arts and crafts, honor songs, Powwow exhibition dancing. A family event. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 968-1591 or email hawaiipowwow@hotmail.com.

September TBA, 2018
KA'U COFFEE TRAIL RUN 5K,10K & 1/2 MARATHON - WOOD VALLEY
Invite your family and friends to join you or cheer you on as you set out to meet your goal in the family-friendly 5K run/walk, take the challenge of the 10K or test your endurance in the 13.1 mile climb up to 3,100 feet. Set your stride as you run through fields of coffee and macadamia nuts and forests of eucalyptus and 'ohi'a trees, and cherish the breathtaking views of the Ka'u coastline. . Start at Ka'u Coffee Mill in Wood Valley, above Pahala. Cost varies by event. For more information, call (808) 464-2696 or visit okaukakou.org.

September TBA, 2018
12th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE PARADE AND FESTIVAL - HONOKA'A
Celebrating the annual United Nations International Day of Peace, the town of Honoka'a will host a Parade down Mamane Street - a "moving stage" of bands, dancers, drummers and entertainers. The event then continues with a Peace Day Festival in the streets. For more details, visit www.peacedayparade.org, email info@peacedayparade.org, or call (808) 883-0669.

September TBA, 2018
FEE-FREE DAY: NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Come to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest. Volunteers will help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration is required. Park entrance is free, and NPLD volunteers will also receive a pass to return and enjoy the park fee-free on another day of their choosing. Visit https://www.neefusa.org/ for details.

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October

October TBA, 2017
BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD EXHIBIT - HILO
For more information about the 'Ukulele Guild or the upcoming exhibit at the Wailoa Center, visit BigIslandUkuleleGuild.org. For more information about the Wailoa Art Center, contact (808) 933-0416.

October TBA, 2018
2018 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S - KONA
This is a one to three mile walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and raise support for Alzheimer's Association. The mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. To be held at Old Kona Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 592-2771, ext 8237, or email mwestlake@alz.org.

October TBA, 2018
IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIATHLON - KAILUA-KONA

This ultimate endurance event - a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run - attracts thousands of the world's best athletes, and thousands of volunteers from the Big Island help make it happen! Watch West Hawaii Today newspaper for updates on the event. Also visit www.ironman.com.

October TBA, 2018
HAWAI'I ISLAND 'UKULELE RETREAT - HAWI
For the fourth straight year, the Kohala Village Hub in Hawi will be hosting the Hawai'i Island 'Ukulele Retreat. For a complete schedule and detailed descriptions of all class offerings visit https://hawaiiislandukuleleretreat.com/. Participants must register on-line before the retreat begins. Cost varies depending on participation. For more information, call 808-348-8652 or email elainede@sbcglobal.net.

October TBA, 2018
PIG 'N' SWIG EVENT - OLD KONA AIRPORT BEACH PARK
enefit for local Rotary community projects. For more information, call (808) 936-9965, email konasunriserotary@gmail.com or visit www.konasunriserotary.org.

October TBA, 2018
ANNUAL TASTE OF HILO
Featuring more than 30 participating restaurants, chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, and beverage suppliers. To be held at Hilo Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Sangha Hall (398 Kilauea Ave Hilo, 96720), from 1-3pm. Sponsored by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai'i. A portion of event proceeds go to support the Hawai'i Community College. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Chamber at 934-0177 or by emailing jccih@jccih.org. For more nformation, visit www.jccih.org.

October TBA, 2018
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Hula performed in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Time: 10:30-11:30 am. This performance is rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. This free event is supported in part by a grant from the Hawai'i Tourism Authority and the County of Hawai'i Dept. of Research and Development. Park entrance fees apply. For more information, call (808) 967-8222, email alyssa@volcanoartcenter.org or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org .

October TBA, 2018
18th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN JOURNEY - KEALAKEKUA
The Halloween Journey is a time honored and well loved tradition at Kona Pacific Public Charter School. Along with a magical journey through wooded trails, guests will enjoy games, food, crafts and fun. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information call (808) 322-4900, email ipoc@kppcs.org or visit www.kppcs.org.

October TBA, 2018
MONSTER DASH - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
This family friendly event involves dashing through the 5K muddy obstacle course - great prizes, food, drinks, and music! For more information, call (808) 937-3727 or email Emccullough@kuleanaeducation.com.

October TBA, 2018
HOWL'WEEN DOG WALK - KAILUA-KONA
Show off your pet costume, enjoy games and contests, and help Hawai'i Island Humane Society raise funds. Earn $50 in pledges and receive a free Dog Walk t-shirt! All are invited to join in costume. Walkers with – or without – pets are urged to raise pledges to support Hawaii Island Humane Society. There is no mandatory registration fee. All who participate simply collect donations with an online giving page or with the on-line printed form. Event highlights include costume competitions, pet-related vendors and ono food and drink. Visit http://www.hihs.org/news-events/howl-ween-dog-walk for more info.

October TBA, 2018
RUN FOR THE DRY FOREST - PU'U WA'AWA'A
The annual Run for the Dry Forest at Pu'u Wa'awa'a is a 10km run, 5km run/walk and 1/4 mile keiki run, with a 7:30am start. You can choose to run or walk a 5km course (suitable for most people), or do a 10 km run (an "extreme trail running experience" featuring a 1200 ft elevation gain in the first 3 miles). There is also a fun, non-competitive 1/4 mile run of flat surfaces; parents are welcome to join the kids. Pu'u Wa'awa'a is home to several species of endangered birds and many endangered plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Proceeds from the race events contribute to conservation of these species. Registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: No pets are allowed, as there are endangered nene geese in the area. Time: 6:45am to noon. Cost: $30 Adults/$15 Children 14 & under. For more information, call 938-7795, email lyman.perry@hawaii.gov or visit https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30584.

October TBA, 2018
ANNUAL WAIMEA SOLAR SYSTEM WALK
The Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope and Keck Observatory are sponsoring the Waimea Solar System Walk from 10am-2pm. The walk turns Waimea into a scale model of our solar system with the sun at Keck and Pluto/dwarf planets at CFHT. Prizes for the keiki, refreshments for all. Costume contest at 1pm! Event is free. To be held at Keck Observatory Headquarters along Mamalahoa Hwy to the Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope offices, Waimea. For more information, call Mary Beth at 885-3121.

October TBA, 2018
'OHANA HALLOWEEN PA'INA - KEAUHOU, KONA
Free admission. Haunted House, playground, and vendors from 5-9:30pm. Keiki Costume Contest; Adult Costume Contest, and live entertainment. For more info &; parking details, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

October TBA, 2018
HAWAI'I ARTIST COLLABORATION 8th ANNUAL ART AUCTION - HOLUALOA
The Hawaii Artist Collaboration's Annual Art Auction includes a silent and live auction of the combined works of more than 35 artists. Proceeds will fund art scholarships and future collaborative events. To be held at the Holualoa Inn's Malulani Pavilion. Tickets are available online at www.HawaiiArtistCollaboration.org and at the door. For more information, please contact Rebecca Villegas at 808-960-2805.

October TBA, 2018
6th ANNUAL EAST HAWAI'I JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL - HILO
Get your tickets for the Annual East Hawai'i Jazz and Blues Festival! This swingin' event takes place on indoor and outdoor stages at Nani Maui Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Hilo. Proceeds benefit the Hawai'i Island Veterans Memorial, Inc. For ticket info, visit www.hawaiiislandveterans.org. For more information & tickets, call 808-964-5764 or (808 961-6851.

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