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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
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
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

October TBA, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY 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
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 15-19, 2020
HAWAI'I ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS - KAILUA-KONA
HIFB’'s 2020 theme, “Wanderers and Migrants—; Celebrating Hawaii's Avian Voyagers,” will be a virtual celebration of the remarkable number of migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawai'i annually. Special guest will be Jason Ward, American naturalist, birder, activist, and host of the 2019 TV documentary series Birds of North America. Events include guided field trips and pelagic boat tours, a Saturday Bird Fair with educational booths, local arts and crafts, birdwatching optics store and showcase, kids corner, educational talks and panel discussions. An evening presentation, "The Seabirds of Traditional Hawaiian Navigation," will include storytelling, hula and Hawaiian song. Time: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Registration, which is free, will be required to access all HIFB virtual content. For more information, email info@birdfesthawaii.org or visit www.birdfesthawaii.org.

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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November

November 4-8, 220
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 $5 festival button is required for some events. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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 7, 2020
100% PURE KONA COFFEE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - KAILUA-KONA
Run the scenic coast of Kailua-Kona down Ali’i Drive to the infamous “Pit” at the “End of the World”. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean as you complete your chosen distance of marathon or half marathon! Time: 5:30 AM at Coconut Grove Marketplace. For more information, email 100percentkonahalf@gmail.com or visit https://www.purekonahalf.com/.

November TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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 TBA, 2020
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. 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 TBA, 2020
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 annual show at the Isaacs Art Center. For more information, visit BigIslandUkuleleGuild.org.

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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 TBA, 2020
14th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO KING DAVID KALAKAUA - KEAUHOU, KONA
An 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, all free. Where: Outrigger Resort, Keauhou.

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3rd ANNUAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUNDRAISING GALA - KAILUA-KONA
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. For more information, email margo@habitathawaiiisland.org or visit habitathawaiiisland.org/.

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The 33rd 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! To be held at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium. For more information, please visit www.malamaponoevents.com.

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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. 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 TBA, 2020
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.

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29th ANNUAL MEET AND EAT THANKSGIVING DINNER - KEALAKEHE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, KAILUA-KONA
The Kona Task Force on Feeding the Hungry presents its annual Meet and Eat Thanksgiving Dinner at Kealakehe Intermediate School from 5:15-7 p.m. Once again, the organization is asking for donations of 15-20 pound bags of rice for their bag rice pyramid. All are welcome to join in the fellowship and enjoy a meal together. Contact Ardaven Ikeda at (808) 987-1664 for more information.

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12th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY MEAL - JACKIE REY'S OHANA GRILL, KAILUA-KONA
Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill is partnering with the Salvation Army for their annual Thanksgiving Community Meal Everyone is welcome to partake in this free community gathering. Volunteers and food donations are welcome.

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY - KAILUA-KONA
5-6pm at Queen Emma's Square in downtown Kailua-Kona, across from the seawall. Enjoy a popular Hawaiian musician performing during for the event, as well, with hula!

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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/.

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VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL ART STUDIO TOUR & SALE
Over Thanksgiving weekend the Volcano Village Artists Hui will host their 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. 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.

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HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE'S 'OHANA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FESTIVAL - GRAND BALLROOM
Christmas spirit and aloha, with amazing and unique Christmas gifts, entertainment, Silent Auctions, Santa Claus, 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 3-6, 2020
BIG ISLAND JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL
Details to be announced at bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com.

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12th ANNUAL "HOWLING & MEOWLING HOLIDAYS" BENEFIT - HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK ACTIVITY CENTER, PUNA
All funds from this event benefit Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. When: Sunday, December 1st, from 7:30am-11:30am at the HPP Activity Center (Maku'u and 17th). Dog 'N Jog - great prizes for the dog/cat-human team who raises the most for the Sanctuary: 1st Prize is a 3 night stay for two at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo. There will be live music, ono food, and much more. For more info, visit rainbowfriends.org or phone (808) 982-5110.

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KONA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
9-2pm or till sold out. Pre-orders pickup at 8am. For info, or to place orders call Carol at (808) 895-0800, or Muriel at (808) 987-8412.

December 4, 2020
FIRST FRIDAY IN HOLUALOA
From 5:30 to 8:30pm, 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.

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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, to be held at Ah Fook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, Hilo. For more information, call 808-966-4647, email puna@namakua.com or visit www.namakua.com.

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CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS - KAILUA-KONA
The isle's top chefs create tasty holiday fare and festive gingerbread displays at Christmas with the Chefs, Hawai'i Island’s premier holiday extravaganza, from 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. Enjoy 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. Tickets are sold online at www.konakohalachefs.org and at Westside Wines, Kailua-Kona. Tables of 10 are available which include reserved table seating, table service and select bottles of wine. The host hotel is offering a special event room rate. Phone 808-331-6330 and ask for the “Christmas with the Chefs” rate.

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

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6th 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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THE WEST HAWAI'I COUNTY BAND'S HOLIDAY CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
The West Hawai'i County Band will present an hour of festive music for the season. Come enjoy standards like Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," "White Christmas," and "Mele Kalikimaka" as well as stirring medleys including "A Canadian Brass Christmas." Time: 6:30-7:30pm at Hale Halawai County Park, Ali'i Drive. Free to the public. For more information, email westhawaiiband@gmail.com or visit www.westhawaiiband.com.

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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.

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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.

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ANNUAL KAILUA-KONA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
The parade will feature approximately 60 entries, and will start at Kaiwi and Kuakini at 5:00pm, moving south to Palani Rd. right onto Ali'i Drive to Walua Road before ending at Royal Kona Resort. Entry applications available for download at www.paradesinkona.com along with more parade information and announcer station locations.

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4rd 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 13, 2020
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 wonderful Hawaiian entertainer/band 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.

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GIFT WRAPPING FUNDRAISER - KAILUA-KONA
Federation of the Blind will again be wrapping gifts in front of the Kailua-Kona Walmart. Gifts from all stores are wrapped for a donation. Time: 9am to 5 pm. The proceeds from this fundraiser allows the Chapter to help those who are blind or have low-vision in our community with support, information, resources and technology. For more information, call 808/238-1426 or email NFBwestHi808@gmail.com.

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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.

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16th 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, 2020
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/.

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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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CHANUKAH PARTY - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
Kona Beth Shalom's annual Chanukah party welcomes all! Live music from Kona's Traveling Jewish Wedding Band! Latkes for sale! Dancing! Dreidels! Magic show! Menorah Lighting! Chanukah tale! Gift certificates will be collected to donate to Kona-area foster children for their 2020 birthdays. Time: 4-7:00PM at Maka'eo Pavilion at the Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona. Cost: $5 donation requested. For more information, call 404/915-6719, email af@alysafreeman.com or visit www.konabethshalom.org.

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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 3, 2020
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. Popular island entertainer LT Smooth will be performing near the Holualoa Gallery, which is celebrating 30 years in business!

January 4, 2020
COMMUNITY SEED LIBRARY PRESENTATION - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 10-11AM, the Community Seed Library will present a program with Maile Melrose of the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. She will describe ongoing volunteer efforts to improve and maintain the grounds, and imminent re-opening dates to the public, with a steadfast focus on re-establishing the Garden as a valuable and unique educational and cultural resource for the community and visitors to enjoy. For more information, contact the Kailua Kona Library at 808-327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

January 7, 2020
LEGACY REEF CORAL EDUCATION LECTURE AND LAB TOUR - NELHA, KONA
Legacy Reef Foundation is the only non-profit coral education lab on the Big Island and if you have ever wanted to know more about coral - what it is, how it feeds, where it lives, the problems it's currently experiencing and what you can do to help - this is the tour for you! The hour and a half tour begins at 10.30 am in Boardroom 208, which is on the second floor of the Hale Iako building at NELHA (end of the road, across from the octopus farm). This event will involve an informative lecture and a tour of our lab, where we grow 3 species of local Hawaii corals. Bring sunglasses and a hat for the lab (outside) portion of the tour and a pad and pen if you like to take notes. There is a water fountain in the building, so bring your reusable bottle. Cost: $32. For more information, call: 808-664-5737, email sandrar@legacyreeffoundation.org or visit www.legacyreeffoundation.org.

January 7, 2020
LECTURE BY MUSICIAN DANIEL HO - KEALAKEKUA
Kona Historical Society is launching its new Hanohano ‘O Kona: Wahi Pana Lecture Series with Daniel Ho, a Grammy award-winning Hawaiian music virtuoso, who made waves with his Hawaiian version of “Nothing Compares to You,” featured in the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This free lecture, Hawaiian Music and American Voices: A Performance and Discussion with Daniel Ho, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The venue is the pasture below Kona Historical Society’'s headquarters in Kealakekua, where the Society’'s Portuguese Stone Oven Bread Baking Program occurs. Seating will be provided, but attendees may bring their own blanket and chair to sit on. Location: 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Cost: Free to the public. For more information, call 808/323-3222, email carolyn@konahistorical.org or visit konahistorical.org.

January 11, 2020
JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF KONA KICKOFF LUNCH - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
Lunch, a video presentation of the proposed Japanese Cultural Center of Kona, entertainment (hula, Honoka'a Jazz Band, Kona Choral Society, and more). Doors open at 10AM, events start at 11, pau at 2. Tickets $50. To be held at Makae'o Event Pavilion, Old Airport Beach Park. For more information, call (808) 228-2791, email kaneko676@hotmail.com or visit japaneseculturalcenterofkona.com.

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 11, 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. New volunteers are desperately needed to help with sorting, donations, and book pickups. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

January 11, 2020
9th ANNUAL KONA JAZZ EXPERIENCE - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
The 9th annual Kona Jazz Experience proudly presents “Sax & Steel, a unique jazz experience featuring Bill Noble and Dwight Tokumoto paying tribute to jazz saxophone and the Hawaiian steel guitar. Bill Noble, a well loved jazz musician born in Kohala and now living in Kona, is a veteran of Kona Jazz Experience. His “Sax & Steel” collaboration promises to entertain and take us back in time when world renowned musicians first recognized the fact that jazz and Hawaiian music could blend beautifully. “Sax & Steel” pays homage to the great composers who have contributed to Hawai'i’'s rich musical history. Time: 7:00 pm at Aloha Theatre. Cost: $10 for under 18/$25 adults. For more information email admin@alohatheatre.com or visit www.alohatheatre.com.

January 19, 2020
39th ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
The celebration will consist of The West Hawaii County Band, The Kona Choral Society, Big Island Kona Marshallese Community Association Chorus, Heart Bridge Performing Arts Company, University of the Nations, Binti Bailey, Kona Choral Society Youth Chorus, Kealakehe High School Band, MLK Interfaith Community Choir and SKEA 'Ukulele Kanikapila, Jalisco Mexican Dance, poetry, speeches, dance and more. Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Maka'eo Pavilion Old Kona Airport, Kailua-Kona. For more information, call 808-322-2857 or email edavisyoung.ey@gmail.com.

January 19, 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 24, 2020
CULINARY ARTS UNDER THE STARS/BENEFIT CONCERT - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Dine for the Dry Forest! The 2020 Culinary Arts Under the Stars event will bring together the premier chefs of our region to showcase inspired culinary creations that reflect our island’s unique blend of cultures and cuisines. This year’s event will feature Four Seasons Hualalai Resort’s Chef Thomas Bellec as well as Mauna Kea Resort’s Chef Rio Miceli and many other renowned chefs. This year’s event will also feature culinary students from UH Hilo's Culinary Arts Program. Dine, drink, and enjoy live music from wonderful slack key virtuoso Jeff Peterson from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. You can also bid for fantastic items at the silent auction featuring the businesses at Kings’ Shops. Limited VIP tables available this year! Tables for up to eight guests may be reserved near the stage to listen to Jeff Peterson while drinking and dining. VIP tables will include two complimentary bottles of wine and a dedicated server to bring tastings from up to six booths right to your table! All proceeds from this culinary celebration will benefit the Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative and its mission to protect, promote, and restore native Hawaiian dry forest. Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by the public. Donations may be tax deductible. Purchase tickets here: www.waikoloadryforest.org/culinary-arts-under-the-stars/

January 24, 25 & 26, 2019
'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 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, Ni'ihau shell jewelry workshops and a feather flowers workshop to create a lei pua papale. Hula presentations will feature keiki, opio, makuahine, makuakane, and kupuna. 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 featuring Lehua Kawaikapuokalani Hewett and Friends, which also helps support the festival. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the festival and at the door. On Saturday, there will be Hawaiian arts and crafts by local artisans beginning at 11:00 am. For workshop registration, or more information about the festival, please visit www.iolaniluahinefestival.org. For more information, email administrator@nawaiiwiola.org.

January 31, 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 the coming year. 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!

January 31, 2020
“"PEACE LIKE A RIVER" GOSPEL CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
In celebration of Black History Month, the Kona Choral Society presents the fourth annual "Peace Like a River: A Celebration of African-American Gospel and Spirituals."” The concert takes place at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Kailua-Kona on Friday, January 31, from 7:00-8:30pm, and features soloists Binti Bailey and Dan Garrett, conductor and KCS artistic director Susan McCreary Duprey, accompanist Gloria Juan, percussionist Sharon Cannon, and includes an audience sing-along. Admission is by donation and no tickets are required. A freewill offering will be taken to offset the costs of the performance. Find out more at Konachoralsociety.org or contact: email konachoralsociety@gmail.com.

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February

February 1, 2020
COMMUNITY SEED LIBRARY: TROPICAL PLANTS - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Saturday, February 1st, from 10 to 11:30AM, at the Kailua-Kona Public Library, the Community Seed Library will present Diana Duff to talk about plants suitable for Hawaiian gardens, including ornamental ground covers, shrubs and trees, and edibles that can beautify your garden while supplying food. For more information, contact the Kailua-Kona Library at 808-327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

February 1, 2020
ANNUAL WAIMEA CHERRY BLOSSOM HERITAGE FESTIVAL - WAIMEA
Time: From 9am-3pm at different venues around 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. The Cherry Choo Choo will again be running at the cherry tree-lined Church Row Park; keiki rides are $3 each. Tree climbing is prohibited. Roberts Hawaii provides free shuttle transportation among most venues, though walking is encouraged. For more info, please call 808-961-8706; find find updates on facebook at WaimeaCherryBlossomHeritageFestival.

February 6, 2020
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
7:30am-2:30pm at Kealakehe High School parking lot, on Puohulihuli St. 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.

February 7, 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 7, 2020
"UNDER THE KONA MOON" TALK STORY AND HULA - KAILUA-KONA
On the lawn of the West Hawai'i Community Health Center, 74-5214 Keanalehu Dr. Seating starts at 5pm; Talk Story from 5:30-7pm. Free. Coolers welcome. Free Parking. Bring your own chairs.

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, 2020
VALENTINE'S DINNER CHARITY DANCE
Fun Dancing with Bosco, the One Man Band! Chicken & Shrimp Alfredo Dinner. Proceeds all go to Kona charities. Reservations required. Elk Members and Guests Welcome. (If you do not know a member, come meet one!) Time: 5:30pm at Kona Elks Lodge: 74-5596 Pawai Pl, Kailua-Kona. Cost: $25 (cash only accepted). For more information, call 808/329-3030 or email dolphinancy@gmail.com.

February 8, 2020
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) will hold their 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. New volunteers are desperately needed to help with sorting, donations, and book pickups. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

February 8, 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: 9am-7pm 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 8, 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 8, 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. 8 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 8, 2020
BEST OF KONA FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
New to the Big Island of Hawai is the "Best of Kona Festival” slated for February 8th from 12-6 pm at the Keauhou Shopping Center. The event invites visitors and residents alike to taste, see, and enjoy all that the Kona District has to offer all in one place for one day! Guests will enjoy locally grown food, local services, dance and music performances, activities for children, culinary demonstrations, real estate education, activity providers, and Hawaii cultural entertainment and education. The event is free to attend with food trucks and booths selling a wide range of food and beverages and more! Vendors and sponsors are being sought! Time: 12-6 pm at Keauhou Shopping Center. Free to the public. For more information, email juliebestofkonafest@gmail.com or visit www.bestofkonafestival.com.

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 9, 2020
2nd ANNUAL "MY FURRY VALENTINE" EVENT - THE SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI
"My Furry Valentine" is a dog-friendly event benefiting Hawaii Island Humane Society, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2-6 pm at The Shops at Mauna Lani, the only dog-friendly shopping center on the Big Island. Featuring pet-related pop-up shops, dog groomers/trainers, a beer garden, Valentine-themed doggie costume contest, canine demonstrations, a photo booth, food booths for both you and your pet, and pet adoptions. Free to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1684718951714012/.

February 14-16, 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 16, 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 20, 2020
SHROVE TUESDAY SPECIAL BAKE - KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, KEALAKEKUA
Kona Historical Society will make its famous Portuguese cinnamon bread to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. This special bake will happen in advance of this traditional feasting day on February 20 at Kona Historical Society’s stone oven, or forno, located in the pasture below the Society’'s Kalukalu Headquarters and its historic general store museum in Kealakekua. From 10 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to watch Kona Historical Society staff and volunteers create these sticky, sweet loaves of cinnamon bread. Attendees will also learn about the traditional art of Portuguese bread making and the contributions of the Portuguese, who arrived in Hawaii in the 1880s. While many of these immigrants worked in the sugar plantations, a fair number did find their way to Kona dairies and are credited for helping develop this industry. Cinnamon bread loaves, each costing $8, can be purchased starting at 12:30 p.m. Bread sales are on a first come, first served basis and go until 4 p.m. or everything is sold out. Proceeds go toward supporting the Kona Historical Society, a community-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the Kona districts and their rich cultural heritage within Hawaii. For more information, call (808) 323-3222 or email khs@konahistorical.org or visit https://konahistorical.org/.

February 21 and 22, 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 22, 2020
COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On February 22, 2020, from 10-12 AM, the Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a College Planning Workshop with the Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling to prepare for the admission process; find the right fit academically, socially and financially; and understand financial aid. Suitable for high school students and their families. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com, or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

February 22, 2020
13th ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARES EVENT - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
For the last 12 years, COMMUNITYCares events have brought people from across the Big Island together to stand in solidarity in the fight against cancer, domestic abuse and homelessness. We'll gather one last time before saying aloha to our large annual event. Yes, this will be our last big hoorah! The main purpose of the fundraiser is to generate our goal of $10,000, which helps sustain the only COMMUNITYCares Cancer Resource Center & Wig Closet on the Big Island. Through the center, we provide resources and help local cancer patients combat medical-related hair loss. This year's event will also benefit those suffering from early-onset Alzheimer's. Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kona Old Airport Events Pavilion, Kailua Kona. Free to the public. $10 food donation tickets available. For more information, call 808/896-6310 or email tbosmasa@aol.com or visit www.facebook.com/events/474756020114817/.

February 22, 2020
VIOLIN CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Saturday February 22nd from 3:00PM to 4:00PM, the Kailua Kona Public Library hosts Chamber musician Erica Ward, founder and director of the Alameda String Academy, accompanied by master violinist William Hunt in this special performance. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, this concert is free to the public. If you would like more information, please email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

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 22 and 23, 2020
15th ANNUAL LIVING AND DESIGN EXPO - SHERATON KONA RESORT, KEAUHOU
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 15th Annual Hawai‘i Island Living & Design Expo, the biggest of its kind on Hawai‘'i Island. Free admission and free parking, both days. Over 40 high quality exhibitors under one roof. Time: Saturday: 9:00AM to 5:00PM Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00PM. For more information, email marketing@kona-kohala.com or visit www.kona-kohala.com.

February 29, 2020
GROW HAWAIIAN FESTIVAL AND GRAND RE-OPENING - AMY GREENWELL ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN, KEALAKEKUA
Friends of Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden invites the public to the Grand Re-opening of the garden, celebrating native Hawaiian plants, Hawaiian culture and natural history. Enjoy free music, educational talks, and hands-on activities. There will also be a Hawaiian Art Market, and Hawaiian food by Big Jakes BBQ. Time: 9:00am to 2:30pm. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/323-3318 or or visit www.amygreenwell.garden/2020-grow-hawaiian-festival/.

February 29, 2020
"BOOKS ARE MAGIC" 7th LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
On February 29th, from 10:00AM to 1PM, the Kailua-Kona Public Library is celebrating its 7th Leap Year Birthday with magical performances and activities featuring Arneleo the Great, face painting, balloon animal construction, magic-themed craft, and BIRTHDAY CAKE. Free to the public. For more information, contact the library at 808/327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

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March

March 6, 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.

March 7, 2020
WEST HAWAI'I BEACH CLEAN UP - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK AND HAPUNA BEACH

The clean up will take place from Miloli'i to Kawaihae on the west side of the Big Island. Pre-cleaning briefing and sign in at Hapuna Beach South Pavilion to start at 7:30am. Receive t-shirt, cleanup up safety briefing, cleanup supplies. Potluck lunch.Old Airport "last pavilion" signup starts at 8am. Get pre-cleanup briefing, t-shirt, trash bags, gloves. Free lunch, music and prizes to follow. BRING: Personal water bottle, outdoor gear, hat, shoes, lunch or snack. PROVIDED: Jug of spring water, reusable cups and dishes, snacks, potluck lunch items. Recycle trash at Marine Debris art station. There will be a water safety coloring contest. Call Jeff Fear for more info at (808) 896-6966.

March 7, 2020
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - WAIMEA

To be held at the Recycling and Transfer Station from 8:30am-3:30pm. 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.

March 7, 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. Some of Hawai`i’s top `ukulele entertainers headline this annual musical extravaganza at Queens’ MarketPlace and Kings’ Shops, including Mark Yamanaka and Willie K! Time: 11am-5pm. For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

March 12, 2020
"A SPECIAL NIGHT OF JAZZ AND BLUES" FUNDRAISER - HILOA
You're invited to a benefit dinner to support the Hawai'i Island Veterans Memorial, its two projects now in progress and their signature event, the annual East Hawai'i Jazz & Blues Festival! Dinner Buffet Includes: Prime Rib, Basil Chicken, Mac Nut Crusted Fish + more! Special Performances by Portland Oregon's King Louie Organ Trio, Elena Welch, Matt Spencer, Bradley Leighton and Larry Dupio! Time: 5:30-9:00 PM at Nani Mau Gardens, Hilo. Cost: $75. For more information, visit https://hawaiiislandveterans.org/east-hawaii-jazz-and-blues-festival/.

March 14, 2020
NORTH KOHALA COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER'S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER - NORTH KOHALA
The 3rd Annual NKCRC Golf Tournament is a 2-man scramble at the beautiful Hapuna Beach Resort Golf Course. Tournament proceeds help offset the Center's operational expenses so staff may focus on the success of nearly 90 supported community projects. Entry includes green fees, shared cart, morning refreshments, course beverages, delicious buffet lunch prepared by The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, a silent auction and prizes. Prize donations and hole sponsors are sought in addition to players. Cost: $160 per player. Entry forms and information at www.northkohala.orgor email info@northkohala.org.

March 14, 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 25, 2020
HANOHANO KONA: HEART OF THE WA'A LECTURE - KAILUA-KONA
The public is invited March 25 for the next installment of Kona Historical Society’s Hanohano ‘O Kona: Wahi Pana Lecture Series, which gives residents and visitors an unforgettable education experience about our island's unique history and vibrant culture in the places where it was and is made. Alexis Ching, keynote speaker and a lifelong paddler with a background in anthropology and qualitative research, will present the lecture, “"Heart of the Wa’'a,"” which will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, which sits on the shores of historic Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu‘ena Heiau. This free lecture will delve into the significance of Hawai'i'’s relationship to its natural surroundings and connection to the ocean through Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing. From the importance of koa trees and canoe carving, to the people preserving these cultural traditions, the distinguished presenters, including respected kupuna from different canoe clubs, will share the history and stories of canoe culture. For more information, call (808) 323-3222, email khs@konahistorical.org or visit konahistorical.org.

March 28, 2020
STANFORD CHAMBER CHORALE TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT WITH KONA CHORAL SOCIETY - MAKA'EO PAVILION, OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
Hailed as “one of the country’'s premiere collegiate ensembles”, the Stanford Chamber Chorale is the Stanford Department of Music’'s most select choir. Time: 4-5:30pm at Maka'e‘o Pavilion (Old Airport Beach Park). Free to the public. For more information, visit KonaChoralsociety.org.

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