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May

May 1, 2019
HILO LEI DAY FESTIVAL 2018
From 9am-3pm at Kalakaua Park, Hilo's origianal town square. It is recommended that attendees park in the makai lot by Mo'oheau Park and Bus Terminal. For more info, visit http://www.leiday.org/hilo-lei-day-festival-2018/.

May 4, 2019
TESHIMA'S RESTAURANT SHPRING CRAFTS FAIR - HONALO
To be held upstairs at Teshima's, from 9am to 6pm. Enjoy handmade crafts/gifts from local vendors, musical entertainment and games. Vendors, please see the restaurant cashier for more info.

May 4, 2019
8th 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 4, 2019
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. Visit www.kaucoffeefest.com for more info.

May 5, 2019
15th ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB OF SO. HILO'S HILO HULI BENEFIT - COCONUT ISLAND
15th Annual Hilo Huli on Sunday, May 5th 2019, from 11:30am-2:30pm on Mokuola Island. Tickets are $55 in advance/$65 the day of the event (children under 2 are free). All you can eat and drink! Beer & Wine Tasting! Silent Auction! Live Entertainment! Proceeds from the event benefit the Hilo Medical Center Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island. Tickets available from members of the Rotary Club of South Hilo and online at www.eventbrite.com/.

May 10 and 11, 2019
KONA ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID SHOW, PLANT & CRAFT SALE - KAILUA-KONA
Where: Old Airport Beach Park's Maka'eo pavilion from 9am to 6pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday. Featuring orchid vendors from all over the island with exotic orchid species and exciting new hybrids. Meet the growers and talk story. Some featured items are antherium plants & cut flowers; pottery and ceramics; real flower jewelry, gemstones and jewelry; greeting cards; air plants; cacti and succulents; Dragon Fruit plants; heliconia plants; Protea plants and flowers; herbs; jams & jellies; local honey and bee products; fruit trees, and water garden plants. 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 11, 2019
HAWAI'I ISLAND VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, SO. KOHALA
The Hawaii Island Visitor Industry Charity Walk will take place May 11 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 entertainment by Da Braddahs, music featuring DJ Tiger, children’s activities, a silent auction and food booths. For more info, visit http://www.charitywalkhawaii.orgwww.charitywalkhawaii.org.

May 11, 2019
KONA ALOHA SINGERS' DEBUT PERFORMANCE - KAILUA-KONA
The Kona Aloha Singers, a New, Non-Profit Contemporary/Popular Music Chorus in Kailua-Kona, is excited to appear in their first public performance. Their debut performance is at 7:30 pm on May 11 at the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel featuring Artistic Director Bernaldo Evangelista. The concert will feature music from movies and Broadway hit shows including The Sound of Music, Mama Mia and Lord of the Rings, plus some of your favorite Hawaiian songs, and music from Queen, Elton John, Leonard Cohen, The Eagles, Enya, Dan Forrest and more. Tickets available online only at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4108987.

May 12, 2019
FREE HISTORY THEATRE "PERFORMANCE IN THE PASTURE" - KEALAKEKUA
Kona Historical Society is pleased to present a very special Mother's Day performance from Hawaiian Mission Houses, featuring portrayals of characters from Hawai'i Island who played an important role in Hawai'i's history. This free event will include three performances set against the gorgeous ocean view from the pasture behind Kona Historical Society's Kalukalu headquarters in Kealakekua. As part of this Mother's Day celebration, light pau hana refreshments will be provided. This program is supported through a grant from Hawai'i Tourism Authority. Seating is limited for this event, so please RSVP by emailingkhs@konahistorical.org or stay tuned for more information about how to RSVP at konahistorical.org.

May 17-19, 2019
THE 2nd 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 18-27, 2019
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 (Sat. 5/18) is fun for all. For more information about the week's events, visit honokaa.org/western-week/.

May 19, 2019
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 23, 2019
COUNTY BUDGET FORUM - WEST HAWAI'I CIVIC CENTER, KAILUA-KONA
If you're in West Hawai'i and interested in asking questions or learning about the County's $583.9 million upcoming budget, the West Hawaii Forums group invites you to a forum on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at West Hawaii Civic Center, from 6 to 8pm. Scheduled participants are Mayor Harry Kim; Finance Director Deanna Sako; County Public Works (i.e. roads, infrastructure) Director David Yamamoto; Parks and Rec Director Roxcie Waltjen; and County Mass Transit (i.e. buses) Administrator Brenda Carreira. Sherry Bracken will moderate. Bring questions, or submit them via westhawaiiforum.org. The forum will air later on Na Leo TV, and at westhawaiiforum.org.

May 24, 2019
JOB FAIR - OLD AIRPORT STATE PARK, KAILUA-KONA
The American Job Center Hawai’i (AJCH) will be hosting a Job Fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Old Kona Airport Beach Park's Maka'eo Pavilion. This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are encouraged to come prepared with resumes and dressed professionally, as interviews may be done on-site. Businesses interested in participating may contact the Office of Housing and Community Development at 961-8379 for more information, or to request a registration packet. Space for booths is limited, so registration will be done on a first come, first served basis.

May 25, 2019
GOLF WITH A VET - MAKALEI GOLF COURSE, KAILUA-KONA
Golf With a Vet Cost: $100, includes lunch and prizes. 7am registration/8am Shotgun 2-Man Scramble. Funds raised benefit VFW 12122 vets and programs Contact: (808) 896-1588 for registration forms. Time: 7:00am-1:00pm. For information call: 808-896-1588.

May 25, 2019
15th 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, a hula performance, and the Hilo Bon Dance Club and Tsukikage Odori Kai Dancers will open their 2019 Bon Dance Season at this event. 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 25 and 26, 2019
2019 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 30 thru June 2, 2019
8th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA
The Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival will bring in Grammy jazz and blues legends. To be held oceanfront at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala coast. Food and drink available for purchase; no coolers allowed. For more information, call 866-774-6236 or visit www.bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com.

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June

thru June 2, 2019
8th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA
The Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival will bring in Grammy jazz and blues legends. To be held oceanfront at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala coast. Food and drink available for purchase; no coolers allowed. For more information, call 866-774-6236 or visit www.bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com.

June 1, 2019
10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - KONA COMMONS SHOPPING CENTER
Time 2-8pm. The family-friendly celebration will feature a variety of entertainment, workshops, art, great food booths, beverages and interactive activities, plus a Grand Finale performance by Grammy-nominated Hawaiian Swing band Kahulahui. For more info, visit www.konacommons.com.

June 7, 2019
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 8, 2019
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 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 9, 2019
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.

June 11, 2019
NORTH KOHALA KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION
Lei Draping at the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa`au, and a traditional Pa'u Parade, with horses and riders adorned in flowers and colors representing each Hawaiian Island. The parade will travel from downtown Hawi to Kamehameha Park in Kapa'au. There will also be a Ho'olaule'a (crafts fair) at Kamehameha Park, where you can eat local food, see masters create traditional arts and craafts, watch beautiful hula dancers and listen to award-winning Hawaiian musicians. For more info, call 808-557-6042 or visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.

June 11, 2019
KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL - HILO
The festival will feature sweet Hawaiian music and beautiful hula from various artists and hula halau, from 10am-4pm. There will also be ono (delicious) food, arts & craft vendors. Presented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Mamalahoa, the festival is free, open to the public, and remains a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free event. For more information, visit http://www.kamehamehafestival.org/.

June 23 and 24, 2019
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 29, 2019
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 30, 2019
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, 2019
HILO BAY BLAST
Family activities around the Hilo Bayfront, including games, cook-offs, music and more. Fireworks at 8pm over Hilo Bay. For more info, call 961-8706.

July 4, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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. There will be seven announcer stations throughout the parade. This year our Grand Marshall is LTC Loreto V. Borce Jr. Commander at U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area. Check www.ParadesInKona.com for 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. For more information, please call 808-345-2108.

July 4, 2019
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 4, 2018, the honu will be gathered at 10:30 am from the Honu Ponds and will be paraded to the beachfront for the release. A welcome ceremony with a hula performance by Halau Waiau 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, inclucing favorites from island food trucks.

July 4, 2019
"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, 2019
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, 2019
HILO ORCHID SHOW - EDITH KANAKA'OKE MULTI-PURPOSE STADIUM
The Hilo Orchid Show is the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state of Hawai'i. Orchid hybridizers have registered more than 160,000 orchid hybrids to date, with several thousand added every year. Some of the world's top hybridizers are working on the Big Island to produce new and improved orchids. Besides orchids for sale, the show also will feature tasty, reasonably-priced food from local sources, Hawaiian musical entertainment at lunchtime and late afternoon, and there will be a Silent Auction to benefit displaced Puna residents, lectures and demonstrations throughout the day. Visit hiloorchidsociety.org for more info.

July TBA, 2019
JOANN WILLIAMS' CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFTS FAIR - KAILUA-KONA
Gifts, jewelry, art, and crafts, featuring a statewide selection fo vendors and artisans. Time: 9am-5pm at Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel's Kamakahonu ballrooms and foyers, main lobby foyer and the formal garden tent area. For more info, call (808) 325-5155.

July 13-14, 2019
13th 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 21, 2019
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 26 & 27, 2019
"EXPERIENCE VOLCANO" FESTIVAL
This two day event will feature art, food, music and performances. Time: 9:30 AM to 5 PM at Volcano Village. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/985-8979, email volcanogardenarts@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.experiencevolcano.com.

July 28, 2019
KONA DAIFUKUJI ORCHID CLUB'S ORCHID SHOW/SALE - HONALO
The 37th annual Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club show and sale is a free event that offers attendees a complimentary orchid boutonniere corsage— while they last. This year’s theme, ‘Wonderland of Orchids,’ highlights the wonders of orchids, including their adaptability and historical medicinal uses. View colorful displays of flowering orchid plants; cameras are welcome. Charter member and historian, Carol Zakahi’'s special display, ‘Peering Through the Looking Glass of Orchids,’ will showcase orchid memorabilia and collectibles. Buy high quality, locally grown orchid species and hybrids, and if you have any questions, see the ‘orchid doctor.’ Taiko drummers will perform at 10 a.m. 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 10, 2019
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
7:30am-2:30pm. at Maka'eo Pavilion parking lot, Old Airport Beach Park, from 7:30am-2:30pm. 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. These collection events will accept normal household hazardous materials in normal household quantities only. For more info, call 961-8554. For more info, visit www.hawaiizerowaste.org

August 17-18, 2019
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, 2019
VOLCANO RAIN FOREST RUNS
Run a Half Marathon, 10K or 5K in the heart of Volcano Village. Traverse the quaint village roads through the beautiful native rain forest and ranch lands with stunning views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in the distance. Free keiki run for ages 1-7. Time: 7:00am at Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Costs: Free to $85. For more information, call (808) 967-8240, email raceinfo@volcanorainforestruns.com or visit http://volcanorainforestruns.com/.

August TBA, 2019
ANNUAL HOSPICE OF KONA ROYAL TEA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT
Enjoy a unique high tea with a Hawaiian twist, for a good cause! Assorted teas, mini-sandwiches, French pastries, scones and muffins, decadent desserts - and unlimited wine with purchase of a commemorative wine glass). Visit www.hospiceofkkona.org for more info and to purchase tickets.

August TBA, 2019
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
9 AM to 1 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, 2019
DON THE BEACHCOMBER MAI TAI FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A full day of fun at Royal Kona Resort, including a Battle of the BBQ, a Marketplace, a Pool Party with live music, and The Mai Tai Mix-Off, where 20 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, 2019
PU'UKOHOLA HEIAU 47th 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 18, 2019
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, 2019
4th ANNUAL CHARITY BOWLING FOR VISITOR ALOHA SOCIETY OF HAWAII ISLAND (VASH) - KAILUA-KONA
Get your team together and join us for VASH Hawaii Island's Annual Charity Bowling Tournament! All proceeds benefit the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii Island! To be held at at KBXtreme, Kailua-Kona. For team registration, visit vashbigisland.org. Make checks payable to VASH, PO Box 669, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745. For more information, call (808) 756-0392 or email admin@vashbigisland.org.

August TBA, 2019
3rd ANNUAL 'OHIA LOVE FEST - 'IMILOA ASTRONOMY CENTER, HILO
A festival celebrating 'ohia trees! Free admission to museum and shows all day. Live music, games, hula, food and drink, keiki crafts, entertainment, photo booth, talks, demonstrations, educational displays, adult crafts, rapid 'ohia death info and prizes from 9am to 4pm. Volunteers needed. Email Anya Tagawa at anya.h.tagawa@hawaii.gov for more info, or visit www.rapidohiadeath.org.

August 29-September 2, 2019
48th 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, which is slated for August 31st. Other official race events unfold throughout the weekend. Free to the public. For more information, visit www.qlcanoerace.com.

August 31, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
37th 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, 2019
2019 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S - KONA
This is a one to three mile walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and raise support for Alzheimer's Association. The mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. To be held at Old Kona Airport Beach Park Walking Path, Kailua-Kona. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 518-6652, or email rmhalloran@alz.org.

September 7, 2019
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, 2019
PANIOLO PARADE AND HO'OLAULE'A - WAIMEA
One of our favorite yearly events, the Paniolo Parade will start at 10am at Waimea Cherry Blossom Park, ending at Waimea Baseball Field, featuring princesses on horseback with attendees (complete with "Pooper Scooper" brigades!) and horses decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year, featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live Hawaiian musical entertainment in Waimea Ball Park. Drug and alcohol free. A great local family event!

September 15, 2019
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.

September TBA, 2019
KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) will hold its next book sale on Saturday, September 18th from 9 AM to 1 PM on the lanai of the Kailua-Kona Library. 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, particularly for the afternoon of the book sale. For more information, call 808-322-0077, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

September TBA, 2019
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE PARADE AND FESTIVAL - HONOKA'A
the Peace Day Parade entertains its way through town with a "moving stage" that spotlights Taiko drummers, hula, bon dancers, cirque performers, singers, multi-cultural music and exhibits. The Parade will end at the Honoka‘a County Sports Complex, where the Peace Day Festival takes place throughout the afternoon. This popular event includes food booths, silent auction, taiko drummers, magic, community bon dancing and great live music. Admission is free. To apply to participate in the Parade, or to apply for a Festival booth, please visit www.peacedayparade.org.

September 21, 2019
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, 2019
FEE-FREE DAY: NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
NPLD is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Come to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest. Volunteers will help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing. Meet at Kilauea Visitor Center. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. No advance registration is required. Park entrance is free, and NPLD volunteers will also receive a pass to return and enjoy the park fee-free on another day of their choosing. Visit https://www.neefusa.org/ for details.

September TBA, 2019
WHEA 5th ANNUAL HO'OLAULE'A & KANIKAPILA (JAM) FUNDRAISER
West Hawaii Explorations Academy is presenting their annual Kanikapila Jam and Ho'olaule'a Festival from 10am to 3pm. This community event includes live entertainment from some of the Big Island's best musicians and delicious local-style food. Your ticket also includes a chance at door prizes, silent auctions, many vendors and free fun cultural activities. To be held at the WHEA Campus (73-4500 Kahilihili Street Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740) 10am till 3pm. Tickets are just $10 per person; kids 10 and younger are free! Purchase tickets from Middle School students, or at the door. For more information, call (808) 987-7893, email gopaul@whea.net or visit www.whea.net.

September 26-29, 2019
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, 2019
A TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE - WAIMEA
Taste of the Hawaiian Range will offer all day agricultural-themed fun and educational activities before culminating with an evening tasting event featuring 20 culinary stations preparing pasture-raised meats and local produce, from 5:30-7:30pm. For more information, call (808) 987-7893, email gopaul@whea.net or visit https://tasteofthehawaiianrange.com.

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October

October TBA, 2019
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, 2019
BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD EXHIBIT - HILO
The Exhibit showcases finely crafted 'ukulele by guild members as well as a juried 'ukulele contest. For more information about the 'Ukulele Guild or the upcoming exhibit at the Wailoa Art Center (200 Piopio St., Hilo), contact (808) 933-0416, or email Russell at BI_UkuleleGuild@icloud.com.

October 12, 2019
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, 2019
4th ANNUAL PIG 'N' SWIG EVENT - OLD KONA AIRPORT BEACH PARK
Funds raised from this event go towards scholarships, the Food Basket, and DAS (Domestic Abuse Shelter).For more info, and to buy tickets, email konasunriserotary@gmail.com or visit www.konasunriserotary.org or.

October TBA, 2019
19th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN JOURNEY - KEALAKEKUA
The Halloween Journey is a time honored and well loved tradition at Kona Pacific Public Charter School. Along with a magical journey through wooded trails, guests will enjoy games, food, crafts and fun. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call (808) 322-4900, email ipoc@kppcs.org or visit www.kppcs.org.

October TBA, 2018
HOWL'WEEN DOG WALK - HILO AND KAILUA-KONA
Show off your pet costume, enjoy games and contests, and help Hawai'i Island Humane Society raise funds. Earn $50 in pledges and receive a free Dog Walk t-shirt! All are invited to join in costume. Walkers with or without pets are urged to raise pledges to support Hawaii Island Humane Society. There is no mandatory registration fee. All who participate simply collect donations with an online giving page or with the on-line printed form. Event highlights include costume competitions, pet-related vendors and ono food and drink. Hilo Dog Walkwill be at Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens; Kona Dog Walk will be held at Central Bark at the Animal Community Center. The Walks begin promptly at 8:30am. Visit http://www.hihs.org/news-events/howl-ween-dog-walk for more info, maps, etc.

October TBA, 2019
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 are $55 Advance or $70 at the Door, and may be ordered by calling the Chamber at 934-0177 or by emailing jccih@jccih.org. For more nformation, visit www.jccih.org.

October 20, 2019
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, 2019
ANNUAL WAIMEA SOLAR SYSTEM WALK
The Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope and Keck Observatory are sponsoring the Waimea Solar System Walk from 10am-2pm. The walk turns Waimea into a scale model of our solar system with the sun at Keck and Pluto/dwarf planets at CFHT. Prizes for the keiki, refreshments for all. Costume contest at 1pm! Event is free. To be held at Keck Observatory Headquarters along Mamalahoa Hwy to the Canada-France-Hawai'i Telescope offices, Waimea. For more information, call Mary Beth at 885-3121.

October TBA, 2019
RUN FOR THE DRY FOREST - PU'U WA'AWA'A
The annual Run for the Dry Forest at Pu'u Wa'awa'a is a 10km run, 5km run/walk and 1/4 mile keiki run, with a 7:30am start. You can choose to run or walk a 5km course (suitable for most people), or do a 10 km run (an "extreme trail running experience" featuring a 1200 ft elevation gain in the first 3 miles). There is also a fun, non-competitive 1/4 mile run of flat surfaces; parents are welcome to join the kids. Pu'u Wa'awa'a is home to several species of endangered birds and many endangered plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Proceeds from the race events contribute to conservation of these species. Registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: No pets are allowed, as there are endangered nene geese in the area. Time: 6:45am to noon. Cost: $30 Adults/$15 Children 14 & under. For more information, call 938-7795, email lyman.perry@hawaii.gov or visit https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30584.

October 24-28, 2019
HAWAI'I ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS - KEAUHOU, KONA
The Annual Hawai'i Island Festival of Birds will be held October 24 to 28, 2019, headquartered at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. The 2019 theme, “Wanderers and Migrants--Hawai'i's Unique Avian Visitors,” highlights migratory and accidental avian visitors that arrive in Hawai'i each year. Festival includes education on Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument, reception, film festival, guided birding excursions on land and sea, a Bird Fair and gala. Beneficiaries are Hawai'i Wildlife Center and The Hawai'i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail. Sponsors include Hawai'i Tourism Authority, County of Hawai'i, Hawaii Forest & Trail, Destination Marketing, Hawaii Wildlife Center and Alaska Airlines. Time: Varies at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. Cost: Caries (some free and some paid events). For information call: 808-331-3655 or email info@birdfesthawaii.org.

October TBA, 2019
'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, 2019
7th ANNUAL EAST HAWAI'I JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL - HILO
Get your tickets for the Annual East Hawai'i Jazz and Blues Festival! This swingin' event takes place on indoor and outdoor stages at Nani Maui Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Hilo. Proceeds benefit the Hawai'i Island Veterans Memorial, Inc. For ticket info, visit www.hawaiiislandveterans.org. For more information & tickets, call 808-964-5764 or (808 961-6851.

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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 TBA, 2019
ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE NIGHT - HILO
Hilo's huge annual walk-about party will have music in the streets, shops open late, and an after-party at the Palace Theater. "Dress to impress in your best black & white." All proceeds from the event will go to support the annual Downtown Hilo Christmas Parade. For event info, entertainment listings, selfie spots and contest rules, visit downtownhilo.com/blackand white.

November TBA, 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 product for purchase. 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 TBA, 2019
WINE, CHEESE, CHOCOLATE & MORE! BENEFIT - HILO
Time: 5-8pm, at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel's Moku'ola Room. For 18 years old and up. 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, 2019
HAWAI'I ARTIST COLLABORATION 8th ANNUAL ART AUCTION - HOLUALOA
The Hawaii Artist Collaboration's Annual Art Auction was conceived as a gathering place where kupuna and master artists can recharge and reinvigorate their work through the sharing of knowledge and skills. Invited artists from as many as 14 different media contribute their talents, and the results of four days of creating art together are available at an auction immediately following the event. Proceeds will fund art scholarships and future collaborative events. To be held at the Holualoa Inn's Malulani Pavilion, from 4-8pm. For more information, email hawaiicollaboration@gmail.com or visit www.hawaiiartistcollaboration.org.

November TBA, 2019
KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL LANTERN PARADE - KAILUA-KONA
Time: 6pm. The popular Lantern Parade returns! Parade route starts on Alii Drive at Hale Halawai County Pavilion and travels through historic Kailua Village to Kailua Pier. For more info, visit konacoffeefest.com.

November TBA, 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, email andreajeanrice@yahoo.com or lewisadams80@gmail.com or visit www.hivetparade.org.

November TBA, 2019
10th ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY-WAIKOLOA REGION WALK/RUN FOR LITERACY; SILENT AUCTION & HEALTH FAIR
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 at Waikoloa School, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738. Online registration. For more information, visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

November TBA, 2019
KONA COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST - HAWAI'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE, PALAMANUI
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, 2019
VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION - NA'ALEHU COMMUNITY PARK, KA'U
An event honoring veterans with lunch, and entertainment. This is a drug and alcohol-free event. For more info, call Wayne at (808) 937-4773.

November TBA, 2019
KONA COFFEE FESTIVAL CUPPING FINALS - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
Time: 9am-3pm, at Maka'eo Pavilion. Kona’s top 10 farms move into the prestigious Kona Coffee Cupping Competition finals. The action heats up as judges taste their way to the winning cup. Educational seminars and exciting commentary keep Festival goers interested. Art booths, including winning Festival artists, will set up shop. Kona coffee farms will have samples for tastings. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping winner presentation and reception will take place, as well. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November TBA, 2019
The 31st 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. 16, from 5-9pm; Nov. 17, 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 TBA, 2019
0ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO KING DAVID KALAKAUA - SHERATON KONA RESORT, KEAUHOU
Time: 8am-3pm. This is a celebration of hula in honor of "The Merrie Monarch," King David Kalakaua. Kumu Hula and students from across the Hawaiian Islands, Japan, and Europe will present their style and tradition of hula with either hula kahiko (ancient) or hula 'auana (modern) styles of dance. Free hula performances; local art and crafts. Food will be available for sale; no outside food or coolers, please. For more info, visit http://www.emauanakahula.org.

November TBA, 2019
ANNUAL HOLOKU BALL/HAWAIIAN MUSIC CONCERT - SHERATON KONA RESORT, KEAUHOU
The ball will feature beautiful holoku gowns, delicious food, music, dancing and warm aloha. Includes concert by a popular Hawaiian music group, which may be attended singly or in addition to the ball. For tickets and more info, visit http://www.emauanakahula.org/The-Celebration.html.

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

November TBA, 2019
FUNDRAISING GALA FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - KAILUA-KONA
A night of camaraderie, music and food as funds are raised for Hawaii Island families in need. Dinner, drinks and a silent auction, with live music. For more information, call (808) 331-8010, email info@habitathawaiiisland.org or visit www.habitathawaiiisland.org/gala.

November TBA, 2019
KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB'S 25th ANNUAL LU'AU BENEFIT
Enjoy a wonderful evening of Hawaiian food and entertainment. Gate opens at 5pm at Kawaihae Canoe Club Small Boat Harbor; dinner starts at 6pm. Contact Izzy 987-2819 for tickets and more information, or email kccluau@yahoo.com.

November TBA, 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 17, 2019
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.

November TBA, 2019
5th ANNUAL GOING NUTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
A free, community Zero Waste event highlighting Hawaiian island-grown macnuts and coconuts. Live entertainment featuring Hawaiian and local musicians. Local arts, crafts, deliciously healthful food preparations. Coconut and macnut food and recipes. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 936-5233 or email randyldna@earthlink.net or visit www.hawaiisanctuary.org.

November TBA, 2019
MEET & EAT ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER - KONA
Presented by the Kona Task Force on Feeding the Hungry. The public is invited to a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria on Onipa'a Street from 5:15-7pm. It is free, but if you can, please bring a bag of rice for the rice bag pyramid to help the Food Basket, as rice is normally at a minimum during this time of year. Canned goods are also welcome. The task force is made up of community organizations, churches and businesses joining together to feed the needy in West Hawai'i.

November TBA, 2019
KAILUA-KONA HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
The annual tree lighting will take place at 5:45pm at Emma's Square (across from Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive) with holiday hula and music.

November TBA, 2018
KAMAHALO CRAFT FAIR - VOLCANO VILLAGE
Shop handcrafted artisans and home grown products during this 2-day craft fair at The Cooper Center in Volcano which coincides with the Volcano Village Art Studio Tour and Sale. Time: 9AM-4PM. For more information, call 808/936-9705, email kilaueatutu@gmail.com or visit http://thecoopercenter.org/.

November TBA, 2019
37th ANNUAL JOANN WILLIAMS' CHRISTMAS TREASURES ART, JEWELRY GIFT & CRAFT FAIR - KAILUA-KONA
Times: Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, in the Foyer, Ballrooms, Herb Kane Foyer (where canoes are), and Garden Tent Area. Free admission; donated prizes from each vendor will be given away throughout the fair. Featuring vendors from all over Hawai'i with a wide assortment of unique items.

November TBA, 2018
VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL ART STUDIO TOUR & SALE
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, visitors are invited to meet the Volcano Village Artists in their studios and see artworks in a wide variety of media. Pottery; raku masks; hand blown art glass; wood & metal sculpture; hand-tooled metal and fiber art; as well as photographs; paintings; drawings and block prints will be on display and available for purchase. A special drawing for pieces contributed by the artists will be held on the last day of the event. Maps to the artists' studios will be available at local businesses in Volcano Village, as well as at www.VolcanoVillageArtistsHui.com. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 987-3472 or email eherb@hawaii.rr.com.

November TBA, 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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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, 12 pm-6 pm; Saturday, 9 am-6 pm 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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December

December TBA, 2019
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - HILO
Time: 7:30am-2:30pm at the Hilo Recycling & Transfer Station collection area. Accepted Items are motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, corrosives, batteries, medications, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil-based paints, and compressed gas cylinders. Not accepted items are business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectiours waste, non-toxics. More info at www.hawaiizerowaste.org, or call 961-8554.

December TBA, 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, live entertainment and more. Info: 323-2626.

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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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CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS - KAILUA-KONA
The annual gala is on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’'s Kona Beach Hotel. Members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association will 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. Live music and 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.orgkkacf2011@gmail.com.

December TBA, 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 Hawaii’'s top entertainers, hourly drawings for prizes and ‘ono food. This is a free event. Time: 9 am-6 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 TBA 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 TBA, 2019
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
Time: 7:30am-2:30pm at the Kealakehe Recycling & Transfer Station. Accepted Items are motor oil, antifreeze, corrosives, poisons, corrosives, batteries, medicaiotns, solvents and thinners, fluorescent bulbs, mercury thermometers, oil-based paints, and compressed gas cylinders. Not accepted items are business waste, farm waste, electronics, explosives or flares, radioactive materials, shock sensitive items, controlled substances, fire extinguishers, bio/infectiours waste, non-toxics. More info at www.hawaiizerowaste.org, or call 961-8554.

December TBA, 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.

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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.

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HOLIDAY BLOCK PARTY - KAINALIU
This holiday block party in historic Kainaliu town will be fun for the whole family. Santa, face painting, crafts, food, live music, giveaways, and much more! Time: 5-8:30pm, from Aloha Theatre to Sandy's Drive-In. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 747-4239.

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.

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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 TBA, 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.

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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF KONA HOLIDAY FAVORITES CONCERT - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
The chamber orchestra will play a variety of holiday songs. For more info, visit http://www.chamberorchestraofkona.com/concerts.html. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6pm.

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 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.

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6th ANNUAL "SERVE IT FORWARD" TENNIS TOURNAMENT/BENEFIT - KEAUHOU, KONA
The Serve It Forward Tennis Tournament, put on by local non-profit Family Support Hawaii, will be a weekend filled with all kinds of great fun for all ages! There will be tennis matches for people of all skill levels (even if you've never picked up a racket before), fun carnival games for a chance to win some cool prizes, a,silent auction with some amazing items, information on connecting with community partners, and much more. Time: 8:00 AM until pau at Holua Tennis Resort, Keauhou. Free to the public. All proceeds from this event go to help support the families of West Hawai'i that are served through Family Support Hawaii. If you would like more information about the tournament (how to register to play in it, how to volunteer to help with it, how to donate silent auction items, sponsorship opportunities, or any info at all), please visit https://familysupporthawaii.org/blog/events/serve-it-forward-tennis-tournament/ or call Catherine Abellera at (808) 334-4120. For more info about Family Support Hawaii, visit www.familysupporthawaii.org.

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.

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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.

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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.

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'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

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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 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.

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"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
KONA MAUKA ROTARY'S VALENTINE WINE TASTING EVENT
Time: 4-8pm at Holualoa Inn. To feature a Poke Station by Sam Choy; fine wines; delicious food; music and dancing; live and silent auctions.The proceeds from this event go toward scholarships for local students and other community projects.; This event sells out every year. Silent Auction. Live music. Delicious food. For more info, call Carol at (808) 896-2397.

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 TBA, 2020
SOKO 6th ANNUAL ARTIST'S STUDIO TOUR
Visit artists in their studios at locations from Keauhou throughout Kona to Captain Cook. Time: 9 am-4 pm. Free to the public. See the brochure and map at www.sokoartists.com. For more info, call 808-328-2162 or 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 TBA, 2020
The 25th ANNUAL KONA BREWERS FESTIVAL
The Kona Brewers Festival has raised awareness, visibility and funding for over 40 non-profit and community organizations supporting the well-being of Hawai'i's youth, environmental conservation, and cultural traditions. To be held at Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. For more information, call (808) 938-7376, 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 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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