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November

November 1-10, 2019
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 Annual Kona Coffee Cultural 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. A $3 festival button is required for some events. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 1, 2019
KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL LANTERN PARADE AND BON DANCE - KAILUA-KONA
Time: 6-9pm. 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. At 4pm Festival goers are invited to decorate lanterns in memory of loved ones and march in the parade. Bon Dance to follow at Hale Halawai. For more info, visit konacoffeefest.com.

November 2, 2019
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 products for purchase. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 2, 2019
KA'U CULTURAL FESTIVAL - PAHALA COMMUNITY CENTER
The Ho'okupu Hula No Ka'u Cultural Festival will take place from 10am-10pm, featuring hula halau from O'ahu, Virginia, Hawai'i Island, Mexico and Japan; live music; crafts; food; cultural practitioners; cultural demos and workshops. Participants include a halo from Mexico, the Vero Cruz folklore Dancers, Taiko drummers, the Univ. of Hawaii Hilo Filipino and Samoan dancers. For more information, visit www.hookupukau.com.

November 2, 2019
WINE, CHEESE, CHOCOLATE & MORE! BENEFIT - HILO
Time: 6-9pm, at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel's Moku'ola Room. For 18 years old and up, only. Hilo Medical Center Foundation's 14th Annual Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & More Fundraiser will feature delectable chocolates; superior cheeses; fine wines with distinct properties, aromas and flavors; cold beer; and a magnificent array of delicious pupu and appetizers created with local ingredients that will be served by local physician "waiters." There will also be silent and live auctions. The Physician of the Year will be honored. Tickets: $125. For more information, email HMCFoundation@hhsc.org or visit www.hilomedicalcenterfoundation.org.

November 3, 2019
KONA COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST - HAWAI'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE, PALAMANUI
From 9am - 2pm. 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 opens with cooking demonstrations, judging and award presentations. Public tasting to follow. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 3, 2019
ASTRODAY - KEALAKEHE HIGH SCHOOL, KAILUA-KONA
AstroDay returns to West Hawaii in November, hosted by Kealakehe High School in conjunction with its ninth annual Hawaii Island Robotics Expo and Showcase (HI-RES), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. 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, educational games and toys, and many hands-on activities. For more information, visit mkaoc.org.

November 9, 2019
KONA COFFEE FESTIVAL HO'OLAULE'A - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
To be held at Maka'eo Pavilion, from 9am-4pm. Enjoy a multi-generational, multi-cultural celebration of all things Kona coffee. Hands-on cultural demonstrations, popular ethnic food booths and trucks, the Festival of Arts & Crafts and all-day live multi-cultural entertainment - Hawaiian, Samoan, Japanese, Filipino, and Korean groups will take the stage! Take in the beautiful lei contest, participate in traditional Hawaiian poi making, ikebana, traditional Japanese calligraphy and visit the heritage display. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 9, 2019
100% PURE KONA COFFEE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - KAILUA-KONA
Run the scenic coast of Kailua-Kona, beginning at Coconut Grove Marketplace and heading south on Ali'i Drive. This is the first year for the Marathon distance. A fun run, followed by coffee and awards! The southbound lane of Ali'i Drive will be closed for the race. Time: 5:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Begins/Ends at Coconut Grove Marketplace, Kailua-Kona. Cost: https://flpregister.com/414. For more information, email 100percentkonahalf@gmail.com or visit https://www.purekonahalf.com/.

November 9, 2019
HAWAI'I ISLAND VETERANS DAY PARADE - HILO
Time: 10am, beginning at Wailoa State Park statue to Kilauea Ave to Waianuenue Ave. to Kamehameha Ave. Enjoy a wide variety of exciting marching units, along with the music of island marching bands and Taiko drummers. For more information, visit www.hivetparade.org.

November 9, 2019
10th ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY-WAIKOLOA REGION WALK/RUN FOR LITERACY
Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region will hold its 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Literacy to promote library causes and to support various literacy projects. Time: registration at 6:15 AM; race at 7:30 AM till 12:30pm at Waikoloa School, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738. Online registration. For more information, visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

November 9, 2019
PREMIERE OF "BLACK FIRE WHITE FIRE" DOCUMENTARY - KAILUA-KONA
This documentary is a film by Sara Nealy that tells the sotyr of a Holocaust Torah that is now lovingly maintained by Kona Beth Shalom, a congregation on the island of Hawai'i. The film explores the meaning of Torah, how a Torah is made, and its sacred meaning in Judaism and to other cultures. It follows this Torah scroll and the diaspora of the Jewish people from the land of Judea to Bohemia, to the village of Polna in what in now called the Czech Republic, and then to Kona, Hawai'i. Showtime 6pm at Pirates Outreach Community Center, 75-170 Hualalai Rd, Suite B102, Kailua-Kona. Free to the public, but register at blackfirewhitefire.eventbrite.com.

November 10, 2019
FARM FEST AT KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S LIVING HISTORY FARM - CAPTAIN COOK
An annual free celebration honoring Kona’s heritage, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. This family-friendly event offers stories, entertainment, food, a raffle, and numerous hands-on activities that share the traditions practiced by Kona’s coffee industry, its pioneers and Kona's diverse, multicultural community. Eventgoers are encouraged to park at the Kealakekua Ranch Center in Captain Cook and take the free shuttle provided by Roberts Hawaii to the Farm Fest. Vehicle access at the farm will be restricted to vendor, staff and volunteer drop-offs only. Visit www.konahistorical.org for more information.

November 10, 2019
KONA COFFEE FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE WITH KAHULANUI - SHERATON KONA RESORT'S HAWAI'I LAWN
An evening of culinary delights featuring local island chefs, and a fabulous silent auction. Music and dancing under the stars with multi-award-winning Kahulanui - a nine piece Hawaiian Swing Band. Certified cupping judges have spent three days scoring Kona’s top farms in the prestigious Kona Coffee Cupping Competition and will be on-hand to discuss results. Meet the winners from the Kona coffee cupping contest and the Kona coffee recipe contest. Tickets are $50 general/$80 VIP (includes table seating) and can be purchased at Kona Coffee and Tea, KONA BOYS in Kealakekua or online at www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 10, 2019
6th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BY THE SEA FUNDRAISER - KAILUA-KONA
Dine and dance for a cause at Royal Kona Resort's annual Holiday By The Sea charity event on November 10th, taking place at the resort's ocean front lu'au grounds. A spectacular evening of music, entertainment, and a culinary feast prepared by Executive Chef George Gomes. The evening starts at five pm. Arrive early and browse the silent auction offerings while you enjoy a kupuna ensemble of musicians and hula dancers. Then enjoy a local feast while being serenaded by the captivating voices of Kipapa Band, followed by American Idol Finalist Amanda Avila and Band. All proceeds benefit the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk which raises thousands of dollars for Big Island non-profit agencies. Time: 5-8:30 PM. Cost: $40 per adult; $15 per child (ages 6-12). For more information, email criste.ching@hawaiianhotels.com or visit www.royalkona.wixsite.com/holidaybythesea.

November 13, 2019
SLACK KEY GUITAR CONCERT - KEALAKEKUA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Wednesday, November 13, from 5:30-6:30PM, the Kealakekua Public Library presents a Woodsong Slack Key Guitar Concert. Hawai'i born Chris Yeaton draws from a lineage of great Hawaiian slack key artists and has toured nationally with slack key greats Keola Beamer and John Keawe. His unique style blends the traditional and contemporary fingerstyle guitar. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this performance is free to the public. For more information, contact the Kailua Kona Library at 808-327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

November 15-27, 2019
ANNUAL BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD SHOW - ISAACS ART CENTER, WAIMEA
Love 'ukulele? The Big Island 'Ukulele Guild will showcase a number of handmade stringed instruments built with a wide range of materials and styles during its 2019 show at the Isaacs Art Center. For more information and hours of operation, contact gallery manager Luana Lincoln at llincoln@hpa.edu or visit BigIslandUkuleleGuild.org.

November 16, 2019
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is holding their next book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library on November 16, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and 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. Book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see our book sales continue, please help. Call 808-322-007, email folk@folkhawaii.com, or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

November 16, 2019
13th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO KING DAVID KALAKAUA - KEAUHOU, KONA
An annual tribute to King David Kalakaua, "The Merrie Monarch." E Mau Ana Ka Hula, is a celebration of hula, with arts and crafts vendors, ono food and hula presentations from 8am to 3pm, all free. From 6:30-9:30 pm is dinner, dancing and entertainment, "Hali'i Ka Nani, a Memory of the Beautifu Holoku," showcasing the traditional Hawaiian gown and featuring music and dancing by Ali'i Keana'aina and his halau. Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM at Sheraton Kona Resort. Cost: Daytime is free/evening program is $10-$50. For more information, visit www.nawaiiwiola.org.

November 16, 2019
2nd ANNUAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISING GALA - KAILUA-KONA
You are invited to join Habitat for Humanity Hawai'i Island for the Second Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 5-10 pm. Habitat Hawaii Island is hosting the Gala on the beautiful lu'au grounds of the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. The funds raised will go towards building affordable homes for needy families and the Puna disaster recovery efforts. Cost: $125. For more information, call (808) 331-8010 ext 106, email margo@habitathawaiiisland.org or visit habitathawaiiisland.org/.

November 16, 2019
"DA KINE WINE" BENEFIT FUNDRAISER- HONAUNAU
"Da Kine Wine," a benefit fundraiser for The Society for Kona’'s Education & Art (SKEA), will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 5:00-8:00PM. Enjoy an evening of great food and wine; live music and dancing with Future Tides; and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $65, or $60 if purchased by 11/11, and are available at Kona Stories in Keauhou, Patels Station in Honaunau, or the SKEA office at (808) 328-9392, or email skea@hawaii.rr.com. SKEA is located at 84-5191 Mamalahoa Highway, between the 105 and 106 mile markers in Honaunau. SKEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing art and cultural events and programs to the community and public schools. You may visit the website at www.skea.org for more information and a listing of current programs.

November 17, 2019
'OHANA WELLNESS EXPO & 5K/10K SUNSET FUN RUN - KAILUA-KONA
ClubRehab is presenting the inaugural 'Ohana Wellness Expo and Sunset 5k/10k fun run. On Sunday, November 17th, 2019 we are inviting local businesses to educate the community on how they might assist in improving an individual's physical, environment, education, connection, and financial wellness.The purpose of the Ohana Wellness Expo is to educate the community on the different dimensions of wellness and the options they have to improve in these areas. The Expo is being held Hale Halawai, coinciding with Historic Kailua Village Sunday Stroll! During the Wellness Expo we will having keiki friendly activities and outdoor entertainment! Following the Ohana Wellness Expo, we will be holding a non-profit 5k/10k fun run to raise money for Go Wild and IRONMAN Foundations. Time: 12:00PM to 4PM at Hale Halawai, Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona. Free to the public.. For more information, call 808/329-7744 or email rguy@clubrehabhawaii.com or visit clubrehabhawaii.com/.

November 22-23, 2019
The 32nd ANNUAL HILO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA CRAFT FAIR
Hilo's popular Christmas craft event, featuring quality handmade crafts from the Big Island, and the states of Hawai'i, California - and Las Vegas! Time: Nov. 22, from 5-9pm; Nov. 23, from 9am-3pm. To be held at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium. For more information, please visit www.malamaponoevents.com. For more information, call (808) 896-1620 or email malamaponoeventsmgmt@gmail.com.

November 23, 2019
KEALAKEHE HIGH SCHOOL HOLIDAY MARKET - KAILUA-KONA
Kealakehe High School Holiday Market will be held in the High School gym on Saturday, November 23rd, from 9AM-3PM. Free admission, local vendors, and a silent auction to kick off your holiday shopping! Free to the public. For more information, email alipc@khswaverider.k12.hi.us.

November 23, 2019
FIRST WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATION INSTALLATION CELEBRATION! - HILO
"Help Keep the Sea Plastic Free!" Join Hawai'i State Parks at Wailoa Center to celebrate the installation of the first water bottle filling station as part of a NOAA Marine Debris Prevention Grant. The event will include arts and crafts activities featuring marine debris collected from Kamilo Point, and informational booths from partner organizations. Bring your refillable water bottle! Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wailoa Center, Hilo. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/209-0977 or email dena.m.sedar@hawaii.gov or visit https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/hawaii/wailoa-river-state-recreation-area/.

November 23, 2019
25th ANNUAL KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB LU'AU
To be held at 5pm at the Kawaihae Canoe club site.Enjoy an outdoor luau with authentic food and great Hawaiian entertainment under the stars with Kumu Pele Kaio Halau Unulau, Tihati Productions and Lorenzo’s Army. Pre-sale adult tickets are $40 ($45 at the door) and children’s tickets are $15 (ages 5-10). Gate opens at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Coolers are welcome. Please bring a designated driver. Plastic free event. For more info, email kccluau@yahoo.com.

November 23-24, 2019
KONA PALISADES ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR AND SALE
Take the self-guided tour to meet eight Big Island artists at four locations within the Kona Palisades area. See the art displayed, demonstrations in the studios and buy directly from the artists. Preview artists work and view a map on Kona Palisades Artists facebook page. There will be glass mosaics and acrylic painting; stained glass; photography, watercolors; acrylic photo transfer mixed media; watercolors and jewelry; sandblasted glass vessels; and gyotaku (fish prints on paper and garments). Look for the signs near Holoholo off Ka'iminani to start your tour or enter 73-4356 Holoholo St, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 into your GPS. For more information, email KonaPalisadesArtists@gmail.com.

November 29-30, 2018
KAMAHALO CRAFT FAIR - VOLCANO VILLAGE
Shop handcrafted made by Cooper Center volunteers, and home grown products. Besides gift items, the Cooper Center Council volunteers will make hearty soups and food for hungry shoppers. The Kamahalo Craft Fair is a project of the Cooper Center Council and proceeds will be used to fund community activities and projects such as the Friends Feeding Friends hot meal program. For more information, visit http://thecoopercenter.org/.

November 29 thru December 1, 2018
VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL ART STUDIO TOUR & SALE
Over Thanksgiving weekend the Volcano Village Artists Hui will host their 33rd annual Art Studio Tour & Sale. Visitors are invited to meet the artists in their studios, and see artworks in a wide variety of media. Pottery, hand blown art glass, hand tooled metal, and fiber art as well as photographs, paintings, drawings and prints will be on display and available for purchase. New this year will be demonstrations of art-making at each of the studios on Sunday, December 1st; these will include everything from clay mask and tile techniques and "make & take" earrings, to watercolor painting, metal tooling, hot metal forging, and more. Free to the public. 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.For more information, call (808) 987-3472 or email eherb@hawaii.rr.com.

November 30-December 1, 2019
HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE'S 'OHANA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FESTIVAL - GRAND BALLROOM
Hilton Waikoloa's 'Ohana Christmas Craft Festival will be held from 9am to 5pm (Sat) and 9am to 4pm (Sun). It will be a day of Christmas spirit and aloha, with amazing and unique Christmas gifts, entertainment, Silent Auctions, Santa Claus, a "football room," children's crafts, hula lessons, lei making and more! Free to the public. For more information, email trina.ashcraft@hilton.com.

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December

December 6, 2019
FIRST FRIDAY IN HOLUALOA
This Friday from 5:30 to 8:30, Holualoa village hosts the festive holiday edition of its monthly community event, First Friday Art After Dark. Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats, and a range of musical performances. This community event is free and for all ages.

December 6 and 7, 2019
NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR - HILO
The Annual Na Makua Invitational Christmas Gift Fair showcases Hawai‘i's best artists and producers with their finest one-of-a kind holiday gifts. Enjoy free entertainment by some of Hawai'i's top entertainers, hourly drawings for prizes and ono food. This is a FREE event. Time: Friday, 3-8 pm; Saturday, 9 am-3 pm at Ah Fook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, Hilo. For more information, call 808-966-4647, email puna@namakua.com or visit www.namakua.com.

December 7, 2019
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS - KAILUA-KONA
The isle’'s top chefs create tasty holiday fare and festive gingerbread displays at Christmas with the Chefs, Saturday, Dec. 7. Hawai'i Island’s premier holiday extravaganza is 5:30-8 p.m. on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’'s Kona Beach Hotel.Members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association delight attendees with plates of expertly prepared savory cuisine and delectable holiday treats—all accompanied by handcrafted ales, choice wines and 100 percent Kona coffee. The Bill Noble Trio, with Jeannine Guillory-Kane on vocals, jazzes up the evening for dancing under the stars fronting historic Kamakahonu Bay. A silent auction will tempt would-be Santas with an array of holiday gift ideas while supporting local businesses. The annual fundraiser benefits local culinary students attending Hawai‘'i Community College—, Palamanui, and members of the Kona Kohala Chefs wanting to further their education. The silent auction is a benefit for the Palamanui culinary program through the ACF Kona Kohala Chefs and Jean Hull Endowment Fund. Originating as Christmas at Hulihe'e, and moving to various locations over the years, the event’s scholarship focus has continued and a total of $900,000 in funds have been awarded. Tickets are $90 and sold online at www.konakohalachefs.org and at Westside Wines. Tables of 10 are $1250—, which include reserved table seating, table service and select bottles of wine—. The host hotel is offering a special event room rate starting at $169 plus tax. Phone 808-331-6330 and ask for the “Christmas with the Chefs” rate.

December 7, 2019
22nd ANNUAL ARC OF KONA BAZAAR - KEALAKEKUA
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 81-1065 Konawaena School Road, Kealakekua. Featuring delicious food, craft vendors, trash and treasure booth, live entertainment, kids activities, and more. Proceeds from this free admission event support people with disabilities. Info: 323-2626, email michele@arcofkona.org or visit www.arcofkona.org.

December 7, 2019
5th ANNUAL "GOIN' NUTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS" EVENT - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Macnuts and coconuts galore. Arts, crafts, music, entertainment. A free, zero waste event.

December 7, 2019
HOLUALOA MUSIC AND LIGHT FESTIVAL, KONA

Time: 5:30-8:30pm. 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 7, 2019
TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE - WAIMEA

Starting at Church Row, and ending at Waimea Town Park at 5:30pm. Visit with Santa at 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 7, 2019
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 7 & 8, 2019
KONA POTTERS GUILD ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE - HONAUNAU
Kona Potters Guild Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at SKEA, between mile marker 105 & 106. For more information, email lynnbpeavy@icloud.com.

December 14, 2019
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is holding their next book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library on December 8, 2018 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and the needs of the Kona libraries. Do your Christmas shopping for gift quality books and tote bags. 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. Book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see our book sales continue, please help. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

December 14, 2019
MAKAHIKI CELEBRATION - HONOKA'A
Ka Hamakua Makahiki will embrace the spirit of kuleana, aloha and 'ohana through friendly competition. There will be opportunities to participate in traditional Hawaiian Makahiki games, lei making, kalo pounding, and other cultural activities associated with the Makahiki season. Information, food and craft vendors will also be on site. Time: 7:30am - Pau at Honokaa Complex - Upper Field, Honokaa, HI 96727, Cost: Free to the public. For more information, call 808/775-0976 or email kahamakuamakahiki@gmail.com.

December 14, 2019
ANNUAL KAILUA-KONA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
The annual Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Kekuaokalani Gym next to Kona Aquatic Center, go south on Kuakini, down Palani Rd., and along Ali'i Drive to Walua Road, ending at Royal Kona Resort. Applications and additional parade information is available online at www.paradesinkona.com or you may contact Renee Kraft at 808-345-2108.

December 14, 2019
3rd ANNUAL KAINALIU KALIKIMAKA
Take a walk down Kainaliu main street and enjoy the holiday season island-style. Shops, galleries, restaurants, and vendors will be sparkling with lights and open late for all to enjoy. From Sandy’'s Drive-In to the Aloha Theatre there will be holiday cheer and aloha. Entertainment for the whole family including visits with Santa, live music, carolers, close-up magic, face painting, and more. Time: 5-830pm. Free to the public. For more information, email katievitousek@gmail.com.

December 15, 2019
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA, VILLAGE STROLL AND FREE CONCERT!
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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. The Kailua Business Assn. will present a free holiday concert with a popular Hawaiian musician to the public from 5-6pm in Emma's Square across from the Palace. A Lighted Boat Parade will follow, at 6pm in Kailua Bay! For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

December 21-23, 2019
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - KAHILU THEATRE, WAIMEA
Going to see The Nutcracker Ballet is a holiday tradition. The dedicated students of West Hawaii' Dance Theatre will showcase their talent and dance skill. Guest dancers will join in to complete the festive event. For more information, call 808-329-8876, email info@whdt.org or visit whdt.org.

December 22, 2019
15th ANNUAL JINGLE BELL BEACH 5K FUN RUN/BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
The Annual Jingle Bell Beach Run has grown into the largest 5k run/walk on the Big Island. This fun and festive holiday-themed event encourages participation from all ages and fitness levels, and benefits Kiwani Club of Kailua-Kona. The event starts and finishes along the stunning oceanfront setting of historic Ali'i Drive at the Coconut Grove Marketplace. Time: 7:30-10:30 AM. Entry fee. For more information, call 808-345-6214, email penn@hawaiisportevents.com or visit www.kona5k.com.

December 24, 2019
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE AT STATE OF HAWAI'I'S OLDEST CHURCH - KAILUA-KONA
Mokuaikaua Church, on Ali'i Dr. in Kailua-Kona will celebrate Christ's birth with their annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 8pm. For more information, call (808) 329-0655 or email office@mokuaikaua.com or visit http://mokuaikaua.com/.

December 28, 2019
WAILEA VILLAGE 22nd ANNUAL MOCHI POUNDING
Time: 8AM-2PM. A traditional Japanese mochi-pounding event that started with 23 people, mostly neighbors that now 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 delicious 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 Year's crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special. Call Miss Akiko for more info, 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 1-8, 2020
WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL - SO. KOHALA RESORTS
The 2020 annual Waimea Ocean Film Festival (Waimea Film) is January 1-8 with screenings and programming January 1-4 in Waimea, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i and the Mauna Kea Resort before moving January 5-8 to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Festival passes are available online starting mid-August 2019 at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org with extra early purchase pass rates available August through mid-September and early purchase pass rates available through mid-November. The Waimea Ocean Film Festival brings an action-packed lineup of films, filmmaker Q&As, speakers, exhibits and presentations to the island each January, providing an immersive film festival experience complete with heart-pounding adventure, giant waves, wildlife, ocean panoramas, important topics and all-around inspiration. Over 70 films feature ocean experience, ocean environment, island culture, inspiring stories and tales of epic adventure. Breakfast Talks and presentations provide a rare opportunity for guests to hear from filmmakers and speakers as they share up-to-date information or stories behind-the-scenes. The 2020 Festival Program will be posted to the website in PDF format for convenient download around December 20. In addition, the daily lineup of festival offerings will be posted on facebook each morning throughout the festival. For event updates, visit waimeaoceanfilm.org or follow the Waimea Ocean Film Festival on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For questions, contact the festival at (808) 854-6095 or email waimeaoceanfilm.org.

January 11, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION FOR COLLECTIVE SYNERGY ART EXHIBITION 2020 - PICTURES PLUS, KAILUA-KONA
The public is invited to join the SOKO (South Kona) artists for the exhibit's opening reception on Saturday, January 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pictures Plus (75-1006 Henry Street, Kailua-Kona). Inspired by the natural beauty of Hawai'i, SOKO artists will be showing a wide range of art, including painting, photography, woven and natural fiber art, woodcut prints, ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, mosaics and sculpture. All art will be available for purchase. SOKO is a group of professional artists who come together to expand their creative vision and generate events that support artists and delight art lovers. The exhibition will take place from Saturday, January 11, through Friday, January 24, and will be open from 9:30am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday. For more information about the artists and the SOKO Artists Studio Tour in February, visit www.sokoartists.com or email sokoartists@gmail.com.

January TBA, 2020
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is holding their next book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and 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. Book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see our book sales continue, please help. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

January TBA, 2020
HOSPICE OF KONA'S "CIRCLE OF REMEMBRANCE" - KAILUA-KONA
The community is invited to share in warm and loving tributes to family and friends who have died, at Hospice of Kona's annual Circle of Remembrance. Free to the public, and held at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel's Lu'au Grounds from 5-7pm, the program includes live music, inspirational readings and more. Complimentary heavy pupus and soft beverages will be available. The program is open to the community but space is limited, so please RSVP to Hospice of Kona at 324-7700. Those attending are invited to send their loved ones' names and photos to jschroedel@hospiceofkona.org, to be commemorated in a "Recitation of Loved Ones" memorial slideshow.

January TBA, 2020
13th ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARES EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
This is an event highlighting cancer care resources. This year's theme is "Over the Rainbow; Wizard of Oz Style," so come as you are, or as a Wizard of Oz character! There will be live music and surprise guests. The event will feature community outreach programs, face painting, massages, haircuts, a silent auction, delicous food, photo booth and other vendors. Donations are much appreciated toward this non-profit, all volunteer group's annual $10,000 budget. Mail checks to Community Cares, ATTN: Donations, 74-5500 Luhia St., D4; Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-1677. Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 PM at Old Airport Beach Park's Maka'eo Pavillion (75-5560 Kuakini Hwy). For more information, call (808) 896-6310, or email communitycareshawaii@gmail.com.

January TBA, 2020
40th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
This annual observance to honor the great civil rights leader will take place in Maka'eo Pavilion. There will be a complimentary luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; the program will start at 1:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will consist of displays of art, songs, and music by our local schools and the community. For additional information contact Virginia Halliday at (808)325-1112 or Mamie Bramlett, at (808) 331-1448.

January TBA, 2020
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music and hula 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.

January TBA, 2020
'IOLANI LUAHINE HULA FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The 18th annual 'Iolani Luahine Hula Festival will be held at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay. The 'Iolani Luahine Festival was established in 2003 with a vision to perpetuate the hula, and it also serves as a way to honor the memory of kumu hula 'Iolani Luahine and her contributions to the preservation of hula and Hawaiian culture. This year the festival will again include hula presentations, and a challenge to kumu hula with a prize for the one who best demonstrates the values of 'Iolani Luahine: education and Hawaiian culture. The festival will feature hula workshops. Hula presentations will feature makuahine, makuakane and kupuna hula presentations. The hula presentations on both days are a free community event and everyone is invited to attend! Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the festival. There will be a Friday evening Hawaiian music concert which helps support the festival. Tickets will be available online and at the door. On Saturday, the festival will offer quality Hawaiian arts and crafts by local artisans beginning at 11:00 am. For tickets, workshop registration, or more information about the festival, please visit www.iolaniluahinefestival.org. For more information, email administrator@nawaiiwiola.org.

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February

February TBA, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This community event is free, and for all ages.

February 8, 2020
KONA MAUKA ROTARY VALENTINE WINE TASTING
Enjoy a wonderful evening featuring superb wines, delicious food, spectacular views, wonderful desserts, and a carefully selected silent auction. All proceeds provide scholarships to local students and local community service projects. Time: 4-8 pm at Holualoa Inn. Cost: $100 all inclusive. For more information, email rotarykonamauka@gmail.com or visit whttps://portal.clubrunner.ca/7734.

February 8-9 2020
SERVE IT FORWARD TENNIS FUNDRAISER - KEAUHOU, KONA
Time: 8am-5pm at Holua Tennis Center Keauhou HI, Keauhou, Kona. Registration varies. For information call: (808) 334-4120 or email cabellera@fsswh.org or visit serveitforward.tennis.

February TBA, 2020
ASIAN FEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Time: 5-8pm. Lions and Taiko Drums! Welcome the Year of the Pig at the exciting “Asian Fest” at Queens’ MarketPlace. Celebrate with vibrant Lion Dancers and the driving rhythms of drums from around the world. And, make sure you have your lycee (red envelope) ready with “lettuce” to feed the Lion and ensure good health and fortune in 2019. More than Chinese New Year, Asian Fest brings together the fun and fascinating Far East traditions that came to Hawai`i and still inspire residents and visitors from everywhere!

February TBA, 2020
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.

February TBA, 2020
"CULINARY ARTS UNDER THE STARS" BENEFIT - KINGS' SHOPS, WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
A benefit for the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative. Stroll under the stars at Kings' Shops and sample fine cuisine from local chefs at tasting stations throughout the center. Entertainment by Grammy award-winning slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson. Time: 5:30-7:30pm. Cost: $45 per person. For more information, call (808) 494-2208, email jen@waikoloadryforest.org or visit waikoloadryforest.org.

February TBA, 2020
PLANT PEOPLE ROAD SHOW - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KONA
Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the 7th annual Plant People Road Show, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Maka'eo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport State Park. "Talk story" with twelve growers from the island’'s different climates during the sale. Growers will also offer cut, blooming, flower stems and plant selections geared for Valentine gift-giving. Admission is free. For more information, email orchidpeople.jennifer@gmail.com.

February TBA, 2020
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is holding their next book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and 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. Book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see our book sales continue, please help. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

February TBA, 2020
9th ANNUAL WILIWILI FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA VILLAGE
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, 2020
HEIVA I HAWAI'I TAHITIAN DANCE COMPETITION
Free cultural event featuring Tahitian groups and soloists competing in dance, drumming and pageant. There will be food and craft vendors, a kids fun zone with inflatable bouncers, and much more. The event begins with the Mr. and Miss Heiva I Hawaii Beauty Pageant on Friday night from 6-9pm. The Tahitian dance competition in solo, couple and group categories will be held from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Kekuaokalani Gym and field (Kona Community Gym, next to the pool). Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 937-8214, email funtojumpkona@yahoo.com or visit heivaihawaii.com.

February TBA, 2020
28th 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.

February TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

February TBA, 2020
INTERNATIONAL NIGHTS - HILO
Performances by UH Hilo international students, spanning the globe. An annual favorite among students, the community, and visitors, held at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tickets typically sell out prior to the shows. (Sorry, no phone or online orders.) For ticket information, contact the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office at (808) 932-7490. For more information, call (808) 932-7490, email mellon@hawaii.edu or visit hilo.hawaii.edu/international/IN.php.

February TBA, 2020
14th ANNUAL AVOCADO FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A free community event with non-stop entertainment for the entire family, featuring a full day of avocado delights! Time: 10am-5pm at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive. Avocado grafting demonstration; avocado food preparation and tasting; growing, maintenance, and pruning advice; varietal choice and pruning discussions; local artists, crafts and delicious vegan foods available - and much more! www.avocadofestival.org.

February 22 and 23, 2020
SOKO 6th ANNUAL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR - SOUTH KONA
Visit 20 artists in their studios at 12 locations along the winding and scenic Mamalahoa Highway, from Keauhou throughout South Kona, to Honaunau. Plan on a full day of learning and talking with the artists about their inspiration and techniques. A wide range of fine art, smaller items and gifts are available for sale. Time: 9 am - 4 pm. Cost: Free to the public. For directions, see map at http://sokoartists.com/studio-tour/. For more information, email sokoartists@gmail.com.

February TBA, 2020
HAWAI'I ISLAND LIVING & DESIGN EXPO - SHERATON KONA RESORT, KEAUHOU
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Hawai‘i Island Living & Design Expo, the biggest of its kind here on Hawai'i Island. Enjoy fun and engaging exhibitors, awards for best booths, and a live radio DJ. To be held at Sheraton Kona Resort's Kaleiopapa Convention Center. Free to the public. For more information, email marketing@kona-kohala.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/391045598332456/.

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March

March TBA, 2020
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - WAIMEA

8:30am-3:30pm. at the 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.

March TBA, 2020
GREAT WAIKOLOA 'UKULELE FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

The festivities at the Kings' Shops and Queens' MarketPlace 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. Time: 11am-6pm. For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

March TBA, 2020
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is holding their next book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and 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. Book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see our book sales continue, please help. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

March 14, 2020
25th ANNUAL KONA BREWERS' FESTIVAL/FUNDRAISER
This sell-out beer festival features the newest creations by 36 chefs and 36 brewers, with live music and entertainment. The event is a fundraiser for 28 island organizations.Time: 3-7 PM on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay, at the lu'au grounds of the Courtyard King Kamehameha’'s Kona Beach Hotel. Cost: $85 for beer, food, and entertainment. For more information, email summer@konabrewersfestival.com or visit www.konabrewersfestival.com.

March TBA, 2020
LIONS-KIWANIS ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST - KAILUA-KONA
This event is a fund raiser for the Kailua-Kona Lions Club and Kiwanis Club of Kailua-Kona. Time: 7:30 to 11:00 AM at Hale Halawai, Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona. Cost: $10 per ticket. For more information, call (808) 315-7821 or email collee@centurytel.net.

March TBA, 2020
NORTH KOHALA COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER'S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Annual 2-person scramble benefiting N. Kohala Community Resource Center, supporting nearly 90 charitable community projects. Camaraderie, food, fun, and prizes. To be held at Hapuna Golf Course at Mauna Kea Resort. Projects supported by the Center range from student after school programs to athletics to farm-to-market projects and more. Sponsorships available! Time: 6:45 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost: $150. For more information, call (808) 889-5523, email info@northkohala.org or visit http://www.northkohala.org.

March TBA, 2020
ANNUAL MAGIC SPECTACULAR BENEFIT - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
Benefiting SKEA (Society for Kona's Education & Art). Featuring a famous magician as a headliner, with local favorites Barry "The Great Barusky" Gitelson, Arnie "Arneleo the Great" Rabin and others, performing as well. Shows at 2:30 and 7pm. 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.

March 17, 2020
4th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY IRISH FEST - SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI, SO. KOHALA COAST
This free event is fun for the whole family, and features live Celtic music, dance performances by Hawai'i Irish Dance, game booths, and keiki activities, Irish-themed food and a whiskey and beer garden. Time: 4-6pm; free to the public. For more information, email mitch@shopsatmaunalani.com or visit https://www.shopsatmaunalani.com/.

March TBA, 2020
TROPICAL PAWS BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT

Time: 6-9pm. Featuring live and silent auctions, a gourmet buffet, live music, and the opportunity to purchase fine collectibles, artwork, hotel stays and more at the abundant silent and invigorating live auctions. $175 per person. Call 808-329-8002, email fund.dev@hihs.org, or visit www.hihs.org for more info or to purchase tickets.

March TBA, 2020
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, 2020
23rd ANNUAL HEART & STROKE WALK - HILO
Cardiovascular disease and stroke threaten our families, friends, and neighbors in all communities. This is a walk and health fair to raise awareness for these issues and to promote a healthful life. Where: Hilo Bayfront Park. Registration opens at 7am; walk begins at 8am. Free to the public. Both lanes of State Highway 19 will be closed along Bayfront from Pauahi St. to Kaipalaoa Landing Lighthouse from 6:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. For more information, call (808) 377-6646, email joann.yang@heart.org or visit hiloheartwalk.org.

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April

April TBA, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This community event is free, and for all ages.

April TBA, 2020
WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE
Annual plant sale at the Waimea Nature Park featuring local vendors, native and assorted plants and trees, educational information, bake sale and more. Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Ulu La'au Waimea Nature Park. Free to the public. Parking available behind Canada-France Telescope on Ahuli Circle. For information, visit waimeaoutdoorcircle.org.

April TBA, 2020
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) is holding their next book sale on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Public Library from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and 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. Book donations are accepted at the library. If you wish to see our book sales continue, please help. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

April TBA, 2020
LAUPAHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival will take place at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park, 36-1043 Laupahoehoe Point Rd., Laupahoehoe, Hawaii 96764, from 9:30am till pau, rain or shine. 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. Ages 10 and under are free; pre-sale tickets $15; at door $20.

April TBA, 2020
KAI 'OPUA CANOI CLUB's PAU HANA REGATTA - KAILUA-KONA
Kai 'Opua Canoe Club's 20th annual Pau Hana Regatta brought to you by Queen K 76 Hawai'i will be a day of fun on the water as crews battle it out, outrigger-paddling style. Business and Open divisions. New this year is the Shootout division: crews challenge who they want! Time: 8:00am regstration opens/9:00am races start at Kailua-Kona Pier. Free to spectators. $110 early online registration/$130 race day. For more information on entry, or to register a crew, please visit https://www.kaiopua.org/pauhanaregatta.asp or call Doug Vera Cruz at (808) 987- 7798.

April TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

April TBA, 2020
THE 56th 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. 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.

April TBA, 2020
2020 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 hands-on workshops in lauhala weaving and Ni'hau shell jewelry. 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 are 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, 2020
27th ANNUAL HAWAI'I ARTS, CRAFTS & FOOD FESTIVAL - HILO
To be held at Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika Street in Hilo. Nani Maui is located approximately 2 miles from the Hilo International Airport, Highway 11 south. The well attended, highly anticipated four day festival showcases the finest artisans, crafters, gifts and food vendors throughout the State. There will be free prize giveaways, music, performances and fabulous local foods. Lots of free parking. Cost: $2 admission; children 7 & under free. For more information, call (808) 981-0518, email hawaiiartsandcrafts@yahoo.com,or visit www.hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com.

April TBA, 2020
BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA
For more details, visit www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com or email info@bigislandchocolatefestival.com.

April TBA, 2020
KA'U COFFEE FESTIVAL - PAHALA
The 11th annual Ka'u Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with a host of events showcasing the people and place that make the coffee so special. Some are free, while others have a fee. Time: Varies per event. To be held at Pahala Community Center and various venues, 1149 Kamani St., Pahala, HI 96777. For more details, visit http://kaucoffeefestival.com.

April TBA, 2020
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY - KAILUA-KONA
See tai chi forms demonstration and practice tai chi at the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, from 10:00 am to noon, at the makai north end of Old Airport Beach Park, 75 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. The event is free and open to the public. Tai chi is a martial arts form paired with qigong (breathing exercises) which helps to improve the circulatory system and provide overall health benefits. For more information, email sifuchee@qigonghawaii.com or visit www.qigonghawaii.com.

April TBA, 2020
ANNUAL WAIKOLOA LIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27 at Waikoloa Golf Course. A two-person scramble, the tournament begins with registration at 7 a.m. and first tee off at 8 a.m. Mulligans are optional. Lunch will follow, with prizes for top finishers and an exciting silent auction. Entry fee is $110 per player, including greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Mulligans are optional. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Waikoloa Lions Club, part of a 100-year-old organization with over 1.4 million members worldwide. The Lions have dedicated themselves to a mission of global service in five areas of need: diabetes, vision, hunger, the environment and childhood cancer. For more information, and to register in advance, call Wes Kimura at 808-938-1279 or email westkimura@yahoo.com.

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May

May 1, 2020
HILO LEI DAY FESTIVAL 2018
For more info, visit http://www.leiday.org/hilo-lei-day-festival-2018/.

May TBA, 2020
9th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND AIDS WALK - HILO
The Annual Big Island AIDS Walk is an easy 2-mile walk around Lili'uokalani Park. There will be light snacks and refreshments for participants. Walk registration opens at 8am; the walk starts at 9am. All funds raised will go directly to provide services for nearly 300 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS on the island of Hawai'i\ , and to support education, community outreach and free, confidential, HIV & hepatitis testing. Time: 8:00 AM to 12 PM. Free to the public. For more information, For information, call (808) 982-8800, email david@hihaf.org, or visit http://hihaf.org/big-island-aids-walk/.

May 8-17, 2020
KA'U COFFEE FESTIVAL HO'OLAULE'A - PAHALA
A full day of live music, hula, local food & crafts, keiki activities, educational displays, guided coffee tastings and farm/mill tours headquartered inside and out of the Pahala Community Center. Some events free; some have a fee. Visit www.kaucoffeefest.com for more info.

May TBA, 2020
KONA ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID SHOW, PLANT & CRAFT SALE - KAILUA-KONA
Where: Old Airport Beach Park's Maka'eo pavilion. Featuring orchid vendors from all over the island with exotic orchid species and exciting new hybrids. Meet the growers and "talk story." Unique Plants and Orchid Growing Classes held on the hour, from 11am to 2pm Friday, and 11-3pm Saturday. Free to the public. For more information, visit http://www.konaorchidsociety.org.

May TBA, 2020
HAWAI'I ISLAND VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, SO. KOHALA
The Hawai'i Island Visitor Industry Charity Walk will take place at Queen’s Marketplace. Following the walk, the always popular post-race celebration will take place at the Waikoloa Bowl. Registration begins at 5:30 a.m./the 5k run begins at 6:45 a.m. and the 5k walk begins at 7:30 a.m. The annual fundraiser benefits nonprofit organizations on the Island of Hawai'i and across the state. There will be musical entertainment, children’s activities, a silent auction and food booths. For more info, visit http://www.charitywalkhawaii.orgwww.charitywalkhawaii.org.

May TBA, 2020
THE 3rd ANNUAL HAWAI'I KUAULI PACIFIC & ASIA CULTURAL FEST - KAILUA-KONA
A celebration of Hawai'i Island as a cultural melting pot. This 3 day event will be packed with food, fashion, cultural expressions, a keiki hula competition and cultural workshops. Held at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel.
Friday, May 17: Hawaiian Welcoming Ceremony & Protocol. The visiting nations of the Pacific and Asia honor their host, Hawai'i, with gifts and expressions of song and dance. Food Booths and Marketplace will be available for everyone's enjoyment, including Any Kine Wontons, Samoan, Hawaiian, Filipino, Korean, and Japanese food.
Saturday, May 18: Wearable Arts Fashion Show - HIPACC in collaboration with Nita Pilago of Wahine Toa Designs is excited to present the 2nd Annual Hawai'i Kuauli Wearable Arts Fashion Show. This show features designers from Hawai'i Island, as well as highlighting the different cultures represented on our island. There will also be a Keiki Hula Competition for ages 10-18 years old that will include both Hula Kahiko and Hula 'Auana, with group and solo divisions. Cultural workshops will also take place this day.
Sunday, May 19: Taste of Pacific & Asia. Five chefs will present their culinary creations for attendees to taste and pick their favorite! Cultural workshops will also take place this day, and the food booths and marketplace will be available, as well.
Time: Fri-Sat 9:00 am to 9:00 pm; Sun 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost: A combination of free and ticketed events. For more details, email info@hikuauli.com or visit https://www.hikuauli.com/.

May TBA, 2020
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. The Parade and Block Party (Saturday) is fun for all. For more information about the week's events, visit honokaa.org/western-week/.

May TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

May TBA, 2020
16th ANNUAL CELBRATION OF LIFE LANTERN CEREMONY - REED'S BAY BEACH PARK, HILO
From 3:30-7:30pm. The diverse cultures of Hawai'i will come together to recognize and honor loved ones no longer with us in this joyful event. The day will be filled with local food trucks, live music from East Hawai'i musicians, hula performance, and bon dances. The evening will culminate in a multi-faith prayer featuring a Buddhist Priest, Rabbi, Catholic Priest, and a Hawaiian Kahu before more than 500 floating lanterns are released into Reed's Bay. Free Park-N-Ride is available from the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, located at 323 Manono St, Hilo, HI 96720. Buses will begin operating at 2:30pm and will end at 8:30pm. You may bring low-back beach chairs and umbrellas for your comfort, but no tents, large tarps or umbrellas that obstruct the view of others, please. This family fun event will be alcohol, tobacco and Vape free. To receive a free luminary, Bon Dance towel and event bracelet, visit hawaiicarechoices.ejoinme.org/.

May TBA, 2020
ANNUAL BONSAI SHOW - WAIMEA
The Waimea Bon-yu Kai Bonsai Club's Annual Show will take place from 9 am to 4 pm both days at Waimea Community Center (next to Waimea Park, Rte 19). Enjoy a splendid display of bonsai plants and talk story with friendly club members. Free to the public.

May TBA, 2020
9th 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.

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June

June TBA, 2020
11th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - KONA COMMONS SHOPPING CENTER
For more info, visit www.konacommons.com.

June TBA, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This community event is free, and for all ages.

June TBA, 2020
KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION PARADE/HO'OLAULEA - 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. After the parade, enjoy a free Hawaiian music concert and an arts & crafts fair at Hulihe'e Palace. There will be food, hula and a silent auction, as well. For more information, call 322-9944, email KamehamehaDayParade@hawaii.rr.com, or visit www.konaparade.org.

June TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 and artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

June 11, 2020
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.

June 11, 2020
KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL - HILO
Festivities begin at 8 a.m. with the lei draping ceremony of the original statue of King Kamehameha I, hula, history and music in the heart of Kapa'au. At 9 a.m., pa’u riders and floral floats make their way from Hawi to the statue and Kamehameha Park where the ho'olaulea (crafts fair with Hawaiian music, food booths and hula) will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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, 2020
RAINBOW FRIENDS 21st ANNUAL "FUR" BALL GALA - HILO
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit, no-kill animal sanctuary, in existence since 1999. For more info, visit rainbowfriends.org.

June TBA, 2020
12th ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
Enjoy music, artisans - all things MANGO! Food, tips on growing and soil regeneration. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 936-5233, email randyldna@earthlink.net or visit www.hawaiianwellness.com.

June TBA, 2020
HILO BREWFEST
An annual fundraiser on the lawn of a historic property overlooking Hilo Bay, funding worthy causes, featuring food, music and beer! For more info, visit www.hilobrewfest.com.

June TBA, 2020
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 and visit the park's website.

June TBA, 2020
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 online registration and event information, visit www.konamarathon.com.

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July

July 4, 2020
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, 2020
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, and is held at the Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village. 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, 2020
KAILUA-KONA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS
The annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade will begin at 6:00pm at the Kekua'okalani Gym, proceed along Ali'i Drive, and finish at the Royal Kona Resort. Check www.ParadesInKona.com for announcer locations. Fireworks over Kailua Bay will follow the parade at 8:00pm. For a parade entry application visit the website, or pick up your application at the West Hawai'i Civic Center, building C, 2nd floor administration office.

July 4, 2020
TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY AT MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL

10:30-noon (get there at least 2 hours early for parking). Mauna Lani has been receiving juvenile honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles), from Oahu's Sea Life Park, and raising the honu in the hotel's saltwater ponds since 1989. The honu are cared for until they grow to a size and weight that are deemed appropriate for release into the wild. This release occurs every July 4th at the ocean's edge fronting the hotel. On July 4th, the honu will be gathered at 10:30 am from the Honu Ponds and will be escorted to the beachfront for the release. A welcome ceremony with a hula performance will kick-off the event, followed by the release. There will be live entertainment, educational displays about Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, and 4th of July fare available for purchase, including favorites from island food trucks.

July 4, 2020
"FAMILY FOURTH"/ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKIE RACE BENEFIT - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, KOHALA COAST

The free, all-day event features nonstop entertainment, balloon art, carnival games and treats for all ages, at Kings' Shops, Queens' MarketPlace, and Waikoloa Bowl. The Annual Rubber Duckie Race is a major fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai'i (UCPA). Waikoloa Bowl will feature live entertainment as the afternoon winds up, and at 8:00 p.m., the fireworks extravaganza begins. Guests staying in Waikoloa Beach Resort hotels and condominium properties are encouraged to "stroll to the Bowl" and enjoy the walk while avoiding traffic. Beach mats or chairs are welcome for open lawn seating in Waikoloa Bowl. Drones, pets, coolers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. This is a non-smoking event. Visit waikoloabeachresort.com for more info and a detailed schedule.

July 4, 2020
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, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This community event is free, and for all ages.

July TBA, 2020
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Free! Hawaiian crafts, food, and more, including Hawaiian music and hula performances. In addition to hula and mele, the festival offers visitors and the community a chance to connect to Hawaiian cultural practices through hands-on crafts and demonstrations. Festival-goers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, or purchase food and drink at the event. Entrance into Kahuku and all Kahuku events are free. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Bring water, rain jacket, and a beach mat or chair. This wonderful, family experience is a drug-and-alcohol-free event.

July TBA, 2020
14th ANNUAL FILAM TENNIS CHARITY TOURNAMENT - KEAUHOU, KONA
The Annual FilAm Friendship Tennis Tournament is held at Holua Tennis Center Holua Tennis Center, 78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740., from 8am-5pm both days. 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 such as Dunk-for-Prizes, a bake sale, silent auction, delicious foods and more. For more information including sponsorship and donation opportunities, please go to www.filamtennishawaii.com, or email info@filamtennishawaii.com.

July TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Hawaiian music by Keolanui Serenaders and hula from Kumu Etua Lopes' halau Hula Na Pua U'i O Hawai'i on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

July TBA, 2020
ANNUAL "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
From 9am-5pm at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel ballroom. This event will feature numerous vendors from all over Hawai'i with exclusive items for everyone’s holiday shopping. Free admission; donated prizes from each vendor will be given away throughout the day. A silent auction will benefit nonprofits.

July TBA, 2020
38th ANNUAL KONA DAIFUKUJI ORCHID CLUB'S ORCHID SHOW/SALE - HONALO
The annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club show and sale is a free event that offers attendees a complimentary orchid boutonniere corsage - while they last. View colorful displays of flowering orchid plants; cameras are welcome. Buy high quality, locally grown orchid species and hybrids, and if you have any questions, see the "orchid doctor." Taiko drummers will perform, as well. Take a self-guided tour of the mission’'s on-site Orchid Grotto to learn ways to harmonize and beautify a challenging space with orchids. Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall, Honalo. Free to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/orchidsinparadise.

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August

August TBA, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This community event is free, and for all ages.

August TBA, 2020
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
9 AM to 12 PM on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Library. Proceeds from book sales help support special programs and the needs of the Kona libraries. There will be an extensive collection of sewing/quilting books available. Volunteers are welcome - particularly for the afternoon of the book sale. Book donations are accepted at the library. For more information, call (808) 322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

August TBA, 2020
DON THE BEACHCOMBER MAI TAI FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A full day of fun at Royal Kona Resort, including a Battle of the BBQ from 11am-2pm; a Marketplace from 11am-4pm; a Pool Party with Henry Kapono from 2:30-4pm; and The Mai Tai Mix-Off from 4:30-7:30pm, where some of the world's best 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, 2020
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.

August TBA, 2020
PU'UKOHOLA HEIAU 48th ANNUAL HO'OKU'IKAHI & ESTABLISHMENT DAY/ HAWAIIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Cultural Ceremony and Festivities, including Hawaiian food tasting, traditional Hawaiian arts & crafts, traditional games, lauhala weaving, canoe rides, music and much more. Free to the public. For more info, call (808) 882-7218, ext. 1011 or visit www.nps.go/puhi.

August TBA, 2020
ANNUAL HOSPICE OF KONA ROYAL TEA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT
Enjoy a unique high tea with a Hawaiian twist, to benefit Hospice of Kona's residential home, Nakamaru Hale. Assorted teas, mini-sandwiches, French pastries, scones and muffins, decadent desserts - and unlimited wine with a commemorative wine glass. Visit www.hospiceofkkona.org for more info and to purchase tickets.

August TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

August TBA, 2020
4th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
There will be something for everyone to enjoy - great original Blues, local brews, unique vendors, delicious BBQ and more! BLUES, BREWS, & BBQ! For more information, email offthegridpro@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/452215532267276/?ti=icl.

August TBA, 2020
4th ANNUAL 'OHIA LOVE FEST - 'IMILOA ASTRONOMY CENTER, HILO

A festival celebrating 'ohia trees! Free admission to the Astronomy Center. There will be live music; games; crafts; prizes; info about rapid 'ohia death, a disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of 'ohia trees on Hawai'i island; prizes; and more! The event will take place from 9am to 4pm. For more information, call (808) 969-8268, email ohialove@hawaii.eduor visit www.rapidohiadeath.org.

August TBA, 2020
10th ANNUAL FLOATING LANTERN CEREMONY - FAIRMONT ORCHID RESORT, SO. KOHALA
North Hawai‘i Hospice invites the community to join in the annual Floating Lantern Ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid Hawai‘i. Held near the ocean, at Coconut Grove, the event includes live music, hula, Taiko drummers and Hawaiian chanting, and will be followed by a sunset lantern release into Pauoa Bay. Participants may purchase lanterns for $10, which includes materials to decorate them, inscribe with their loved ones’ names, or write a personal message. There is no charge for admission, and free self-parking for the event is provided by the Fairmont Orchid Hawai‘i. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event support the valuable work of North Hawai‘i Hospice, providers of quality, in-home, compassionate services for patients and their families needing care and support during the final stages of life. The Hospice also offer emotional and spiritual support for the patients and loved ones, as well as bereavement support for an entire year after the death. For more information, or to purchase lanterns in advance, contact North Hawai‘i Hospice at (808) 885-7547, or email info@northhawaiihospice.org.

August TBA, 2020
4th ANNUAL VASH CHARITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT - KAILUA-KONA
VASH Hawaii Island presents their annual Charity Bowling Tournament at KBXtreme. All proceeds benefit VASH Hawai'i Island, whose mission is to provide assistance to visitors affected by adversities such as crime victimization, medical emergencies, or the death of a loved one while on the island. VASH’s vision is that every visitor touched by adversity will also be touched by the aloha spirit. For more info and to register your team, email Karen at admin@vashbigisland.org.

August TBA, 2020
49th 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 from all over the world to Kona for its signature 18-mile long distance race, the world's largest long distance outrigger canoe race. Other official race events will unfold throughout the weekend. Free to the public. For more information, visit www.qlcanoerace.com.

August TBA, 2020
DANIEL R. SAYRE MEMORIAL ANNUAL AWARD DINNER/FUNDRAISER - SO. KOHALA
An event to raise funds to support Hawaii Island's fire/rescue and emergency response teams with the purchase of needed equipment and training. Time: 4:30-10 p.m. at The Fairmont Orchid. Cost: $114 per person. For more information, visit danielsayrefoundation.net.

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September

September TBA, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors.

September TBA, 2020
21st ANNUAL QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI CELEBRATION - HILO
Time: 10am-3pm at Lili'uokalani Gardens in Hilo. Entertainment by Hawaiian musicians and Taiko drummers. There will also be a "mass hula"; a flower drop; food trucks; a tea ceremony, keiki games and activities; and cultural activities and demos.

September TBA, 2020
TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL AND GALA - WAIMEA
Outdoor fun is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA Minuke Ole Park behind Parker Ranch Center. Geared for families, the Taste Agriculture Festival includes educational exhibits under the big top and vendors offering products using locally sourced plants and animals. Attendees can view livestock animals provided by 4-H; horseback rides will be available for a nominal fee and youth can visit the free Keiki Farm Hands tent sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau. Admission to the daytime agriculture festival is free as well as the annual Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 demonstration with sampling from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the classrooms behind the adjacent Old Kahilu Town Hall. The ticketed Taste Gala is 5:30-7:30 p.m. inside and out of Old Kahilu Town Hall. Enjoy local, pasture-raised meats and produce prepared by Hawai'i Island chefs and culinary students for $50 presale and $60 at the door. Ticket sales start July 1 online and at Parker Ranch Store.Time: 10 am-7:30 pm at Mana Christian Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and YMCA Minuke Ole Park , 67-1182 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. For more information, visit https://tasteofthehawaiianrange.com.

September TBA, 2020
DAIFUKUJI SOTO MISSION BAZAAR - HONALO
From 9am-1pm, enjoy the bazaar, which will include food, preserves, baed goods, orchids, plants, crafts, rummage sale, "white elephant" sale, massage, clothing, and more. Entertainment by the Daifukuji Taiko Drummers! 79-7241 Mamalahoa Hwy., next to Teshima's restaurant. For more info, call 322-3524.

September TBA, 2020
38th ANNUAL KUPUNA HULA FESTIVAL - SHERATON KONA RESORT
A very popular event featuring hula performed by halau with members 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, 2020
KONA PRIDE FESTIVAL 2020 - KING KAMEHAMEHA'S KONA BEACH HOTEL, KAILUA-KONA
Time: 1-5:30pm. Celebrate equality, diversity, love, and community. This annual festival brings awareness and support to our LGBTQ community and supporting allies! Enjoy an amazing day full of entertainment, vendors, food, cocktails, and some amazing fun in the sun activities (so wear something that can get wet!). For more KONA PRIDE Weekend activities check out konapride.com.

September TBA, 2020
OLD HAWAI'I ON HORSEBACK PAGEANT - WAIKI'I RANCH, NO. KOHALA
The Old Hawai'i On Horseback pageant was staged multiple years by Waimea’s “First Lady,” Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske, on the front lawn of her landmark white house in Waimea. The event drew as many as 1,000 spectators per performance, eager to see the event for the spectacle it was — dozens of heavily costumed riders on horse back, men and women, portraying significant events in Waimea’s history such as Captain George Vancouver bringing the first cattle to Hawaii in 1793. This year’s pageant will feature many riders, many of them among the state’s more accomplished horsemen and horsewomen, dressed in magnificent period costumes, with narrators telling of the history. Attendees will enjoy live music, followed by the pageant. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Paniolo Preservation Society. Some bleacher seating will be available, however, patrons are encouraged to bring folding lawn chairs and sun and weather protection, as needed. Paniolo lunches and snacks will be available; no coolers please. More information and ticket purchasing information is available at www.paniolopreservation.org.

September TBA, 2020
NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK CELEBRATION - WAIMEA
Presented by the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association’, this event will be held at the Waimea Center parking area behind KTA (location of the Fast Charger). This is a great opportunity to meet other electric car owners, to learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences, and see the latest electric cars. There will be representatives from local electric car dealers in attendance who will share information about the latest electric cars. National Drive Electric Week is an annual event that is sponsored by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association. It is a nation-wide celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles. Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at KTA Super Stores - 65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy.,Kamuela. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 987-7428 or visit https://www.bigislandev.org/event/national-drive-electric-week-2019-waimea.

September TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

September 21, 2020
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE PARADE AND FESTIVAL - HONOKA'A
This popular event includes food booths, silent auction, taiko drummers, magic, community bon dancing and great live music. Admission is free and all are welcome. To apply to participate in the Parade, or for a Festival booth, please visit www.peacedayparade.org.

September TBA, 2020
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 (the fried fish booth is always very popular!), 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, 2020
2020 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S - HILO
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 Queen Lili'uokalani Park; Registration at 7am. Free to the public. For more information, visit act.alz.org.

September TBA, 2020
NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK CELEBRATION - HILO
Presented by the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association’, this event will be held at the Home Depot Garden Center, 380 Makaala Street, Hilo. This is a great opportunity to meet other electric car owners, to learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences, and see the latest electric cars. There will be representatives from local electric car dealers in attendance who will share information about the latest electric cars. National Drive Electric Week is an annual event that is sponsored by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association. It is a nation-wide celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles. Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 987-7428 or visit https://www.bigislandev.org/event/national-drive-electric-week-2019-hilo.

September TBA, 2020
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) 938-5124, (808) 928-0027, or visit okaukakou.org.

September TBA, 2020
HAWAIICON - SHERATON KONA RESORT
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. Time and cost vary by day. For more information, email customerservice@hawaiicon.com or visit www.hawaiicon.com.

September TBA, 2020
FEE FREE DAY AT ALL NATIONAL PARKS
Fee-Free Day: National Public Lands Day (NPLD). NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. At Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest: volunteers will help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing. Meet at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Under 18? Parental or guardian accompaniment or written consent is required. No advance registration is required. Park entrance is free, and NPLD volunteers will receive a pass to return and enjoy the park fee-free on another day of their choosing. When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. to noon. Meet at Kīlauea Visitor Center lanai.

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October TBA, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY "ART AFTER DARK" EVENT - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
From 5:30-8:30pm, this little artists colony in the Kona Coffee Belt welcomes locals and visitors to their monthly celebration of art, music and food. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This is an event for all ages.

October TBA, 2020
32nd ANNUAL TRASH ART SHOW - HILO
For more information, call 808/961-5711, email Admin@ehcc.org or visit www.ehcc.org.

October TBA, 2020
34th ANNUAL PATH RUN - KAILUA-KONA
This annual 5k walk/run, 10k run and FREE keiki dash benefits PATH's (Peoples Advocacy for Trails~ Hawaii) Bike Education Program on Hawaii Island. Early number pick-up Friday, 10/4 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Big Island Running Company, Coconut Grove. Time: 7:30 AM start at Hale Halawei on Alii Dr. Cost: Under 15, $20; 15 and over, $30. For more information, email joe.loschiavo@pathhawaii.org visit pathhawaii.org.

October TBA, 2020
IRONMAN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
This is a fundraiser for the 200th Mokuaikaua Church Anniversary (Hawaii's oldest church) in the church's parking lot on the day of the Ironman race. Tickets are available for $10. Enjoy the food or volunteer as a server, cook, set up or clean up helper Time: 7:00 am-noon at Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua-Kona. For more information, call 808-329-0655 or email office@mokuaikaua.com or visit https://mokuaikaua.com/ironman-pancake-breakfast/.

October TBA, 2020
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, 2020
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, event proceeds go to support the Hawai'i Community College culinary program. Each year, a different local ingredient is featured, and culinary students participate by hosting a food station. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Chamber at (808) 934-0177 or by emailing jccih@jccih.org. For more information, visit www.jccih.org.

October TBA, 2020
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

October TBA, 2020
PLANT PEOPLE ROAD SHOW - KAILUA-KONA
Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the bi-annual Plant People Road Show 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Maka'eo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport Beach Park. Talk story with 12 growers from the island’'s different climate regions during the sale. In addition, growers will offer cut blooming flower stems and plant selections geared for fall planting and gift giving. Admission is free.

October TBA, 2020
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, visit https://www.kona-kohala.com/events/details/run-for-the-dry-forest-2666.

October TBA, 2020
'OHANA HALLOWEEN PA'INA - KEAUHOU, KONA
Free admission. Haunted House, playground, and vendors from 5-9:30pm. Keiki Costume Contest; Adult Costume Contest, Family Costume Contest, and live entertainment. There will be trick-or-treating at participating merchants, a keiki fun zone, food trucks, and live entertainment. For more info &; parking details, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

October TBA, 2020
8th ANNUAL EAST HAWAI'I JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL BENEFIT - 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.

October TBA, 2020
GALAXY FORUM HAWAII 2020 - 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/.

October TBA, 2020
"HALLOQUEEN" TRICK OR TREATING AT QUEENS' MARKETPLACE, WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The whole family is invited to dress up in costume and trick-or-treat in a safe, well-lit venue. Keiki can pick up free goodies and trinkets at giveaway stations around the mall, and visit participating stores for candies. Creepy decorations, monster music and ghoulish giveaways make for a “spooktacular” experience. Time: 5-7 PM at Queens' MarketPlace. Free to the public. For more information, visit https://www.queensmarketplace.net/events/.

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