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The Big Island

Calendar of Events

ONGOING EVENTS
Every Friday at Keauhou Shopping Center, Kona
Enjoy a free Hawaiian music and hula show in the center courtyard, from 6-7pm.

First Fridays in Holualoa
On the first Friday of every month, from 5:30-8:30pm, Holualoa Village comes together for a block party in and outside the town's art galleries and boutiques, with live music, gourmet "grab and go" food, and a chance to mingle with fellow art and culture lovers in the heart of Kona coffee country on the slopes of Hualalai. Rain or shine. Social Distancing, with face masks recommended.

Third Saturday Community Cardboard Shred Day at Ma'ona Community Garden
From 9 am to 2 pm, at 84-5097 Keala O Keawe Rd., Captain Cook, HI 96704.
"Got cardboard? Bring it to be shredded. Need cardboard? Come and get some. Don't send anymore cardboard to the landfill. When you put your cardboard in the recycling bins at the transfer stations none of it is recycled on island. What happens is that it is trucked to the harbor and loaded on a ship that then burns bunker fuel all the way to Taiwan. We can do better. We can use every piece of cardboard on this island to improve our soils and agricultural production through composting."

Third Saturday Electronic Waste Collection Days - Kona
Third Saturday of the month, from 9 am to 4 pm, at Kealakehe Transfer Station.
Mr. K's Recycle in Hilo offers this service on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Kokua Kailua Village Stroll
Monthly, on Alii Drive near the Pier, the street is closed for the Stroll from 1-6pm, with local vendors and artists' booths. Leashed dogs welcome. Social Distancing, with face masks recommended.
Dates in 2021:
Sunday, July 18
Sunday, August 15 - CANCELED due to Community Spread of COVID
Sunday, September 19
Sunday, October 17
Sunday, November 21
Sunday, December 12 (coincides with the Kailua Kalikimaka Christmas celebration)

For highlighted events of the next two weeks, visit The Green Flash.



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December

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

December 4, 2021
24th ANNUAL MUSIC & LIGHT FESTIVAL - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
From 5:30-8:30 pm, enjoy the lights and music of the holidays, from the historic Kona Hotel to the old Holualoa Library at this charming artists colony in the Kona coffee belt. There will be treats and holiday specials at over a dozen galleries and shops. Bring the keiki and camera for a (socially distanced) visit with Santa! More info, map and photos at HolualoaVillage.com.

December 7, 2021
COMMUNITY SHRED DAY - MAKU'U FARMERS MARKET, PAHOA
Got cardboard east side? Bring your dry and cleaned cardboard, free of plastic and metal, for shredding at Maku'u Farmers Market in Pahoa with Circle Pack Hawaii. Learn about this sustainable alternative for your land and garden projects. Address: 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778. Free. Email Maku'u Farmers Association at malahoouluike@gmail.com for more info.

thru December 30, 2021
KAILUA VILLAGE ARTISTS GALLERY CHARITY SALE
100% of the Gallery's handmade ornament sales will be donated to the Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona. Plus, a purchase of $25+ of anything in the gallery, including ornaments, gets your name put in for the drawing for six Door Prizes. The Grand Prize is a gorgeous "ALOHA" stained glass creation, created & donated by artist Bill Jaeger. Stop in and help support the Kiwanis Club. Kailua Village Artists Gallery offers original art and prints by Big Island artists, and is the oldest surviving Artist's Co-op in the State of Hawai'i. Located in downtown Kailua-Kona, on Ali'i Drive, just behind Boss Frog's. Open daily from 10am - 5pm. (Please note: Door Prizes will not be shipped, they must be picked up at the KVA Gallery after the drawing.)

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January

January TBA, 2022
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION (VIRTUAL) - KAILUA-KONA
The 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Kailua- Kona Community Celebration. Visit Kona Mlk Annual Celebration on facebook for additional program information.

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February

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

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March

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

March TBA, 2022
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - WAIMEA
From 8:30am-3:30pm at the Recycling & Trnsfer Station in Waimea. Accepted: motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, batteries, medications, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil-based paints, and compressed gas cylinders (non-empty). Not accepted: business or farm waste, electronics (ie. TVs or computers), explosives or flares, radioactive materials, tires, latex paint, fire extinguishers, and bio/infectioius waste. Visit hawaiizerowaste.org for more info, or call (808) 961-8554.

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April

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

April TBA, 2022
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAY
Honoring the first day of National Park week there will be no entrance fee to the Park today.

April 17-23, 2022
MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL - HILO
The prestigious hula competition returns.

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May

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

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June

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

June TBA, 2022
4th ANNUAL HAWAI'I KUAULI VIRTUAL PACIFIC & ASIA CULTURAL FESTIVAL
This 3 day event will be packed with presentations of food, fashion, cultural expressions, keiki hula and cultural workshops.

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July

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

July 4, 2022
4th OF JULY FIREWORKS - KAILUA-KONA
Details TBA.

July 4, 2022
4th OF JULY FIREWORKS - HILO
Details TBA.

July TBA, 2022
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY SALE

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August

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

August TBA, 2022
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAY
There will be no entrance fee to the Park today.

August TBA, 2022
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
From 7:30am - 2:30pm at Kealakehe High School parking lot on Pu'ohulihuli St. Accepted Items: motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, batteries, medications, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil-based paints, compressed gas cylinders. Certain restrictions apply. Not Accepted: business or farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, tires, latex paint, fire extinguishers, bio/infectious waste. No container returns. COVID safety rules apply: Wear masks and stay 6 ft apart from others; remain in your vehicle unless directed; place items (preferably labeled) in trunk or truck bed. For more info, visit www.HawaiiZeroWaste.org, or call (808) 961-8554.

August TBA, 2022
3rd ANNUAL 'OHIA LEHUA RUN - VOLCANO
Time: 7:00 a.m.; Location: Volcano Village.
Cost of the event:
Half Marathon (13.1 miles) $90
5 km (3.1 miles) $50
Description: The ‘Ōhi’a Lehua Run will start and finish at The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences campus on Old Volcano Road. The race has been approved by the County office and will follow strict Covid-19 regulations. To register, and for more information about this event, please visit https://www.ohialehuahalf.com/

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September

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

September 21, 2021
RING YOUR BELL FOR PEACE DAY
In celebration of Peace Day in Hawai‘i, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i will host an online ringing of the bells at temples and favorite places around the islands at 9:01 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. A special appearance by ‘ukulele master and peace ambassador Jake Shimabukuro highlights the event. Melveen Leed will sing "Let There Be Peace on Earth." Welcome remarks, music and pule begin at 8:30 a.m., then Bishop Eric Matsumoto will lead a minute of silence, honoring all those who have sacrificed for the achievement of peace. At 9:01 a.m. bells will ring out from temples, churches, schools, individual homes, and community organizations. The program will be streamed live online via Zoom and Facebook Live. September 21 has been the International Day of Peace since it was established by the United Nations in 1981. It is also Peace Day in the state of Hawai'i. Visit visit hongwanjihawaii.com/peaceday2021 for more info.

September 25, 2021
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAY
Honoring Public Lands Day there will be no entrance fee to the Park today.

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October

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

October 29, 2021
HALLOWEEN MUSIC BY KAMUELA PHILHARMONIC - KONA COMMONS SHOPPING CENTER
The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will treat listeners to an open-air Halloween concert from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Kona Commons Shopping Center. All COVID-19 protocols will be observed, including face mask wearing, hand sanitization and social distancing.

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November

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all events are TBA. Be safe; think of others who are vulnerable.

November 3-6, 2021
'OHI'A LOVE FEST
The 'Ohia Love Fest is virtual this year. The fest will celebrate the ōhi‘a lehua, a tree that’s critical to providing the water we drink, keeping our ocean reefs healthy, and is revered in Hawaiian culture. You will learn ways you can protect Hawai'i's forests by reducing the spread of diseases like Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Deat, and more. Visit the The 'Ohi'a Love Fest web page for a list of events.

November 6, 2021
HOLUALOA COFFEE & ART STROLL
This popular Coffee Festival event in the artists' colony of Holualoa features vendor booths of coffee farms, tasty treats and local goods. Kona Coffee Festival Events.

November 11, 2021
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAY
Honoring Veterans Day there will be no entrance fee to the Park today.

November 11, 2021
(VIRTUAL) HAWAI'I ISLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE - HILO
An event video will appear on the groups website at the 11am "start time." For more information, visit www.hivetparade.org.

November 17, 2021
GALAXY FORUM HAWAII 2021 - WAIMEA
A free, educational event geared to inspire teachers, parents, keiki and all Earthlings! For more information, call 808/885-3474, email the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) at info@iloa.org or visit https://galaxyforum.org/.

November 20-21, 2021
KONA PALISADES OPEN STUDIO ART TOUR AND SALE
Self-guided art tour for 14 local artists hosted at seven outdoor locations in Kona Palisades. Masks are required and all state and CDC guidelines will be followed. Visit the artists' facebook page for details.

November 26-28, 2021
VOLCANO ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
The modified Studio Tour will include a number of artists at three studio sites open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 - 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check the Hui website in November for up-to-date information and maps, as changes are possible up to the last minute due to the ongoing public health issues. COVID protocols with be observed at all open studios, including masking, hand sanitizing and social distancing. Visit VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com for details.

November 26-December 30, 2021
KAILUA VILLAGE ARTISTS GALLERY CHARITY SALE
100% of the Gallery's handmade ornament sales will be donated to the Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona. Plus, a purchase of $25+ of anything in the gallery, including ornaments, gets your name put in for the drawing for six Door Prizes. The Grand Prize is a gorgeous "ALOHA" stained glass creation, created & donated by artist Bill Jaeger. Stop in and help support the Kiwanis Club. Kailua Village Artists Gallery offers original art and prints by Big Island artists, and is the oldest surviving Artist's Co-op in the State of Hawai'i. Located in downtown Kailua-Kona, on Ali'i Drive, just behind Boss Frog's. Open daily from 10am - 5pm. (Please note: Door Prizes will not be shipped, they must be picked up at the KVA Gallery after the drawing.)

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