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Highlighted Events of the next two weeks

For a complete listing of events, visit the Big Island Events Calendar.



  Hilo, Hawaii
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May 1, 2024
HILO LEI DAY FESTIVAL 2024
May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i. Come celebrate lei culture on May 1st in beautiful downtown Hilo, at Kalakaua Park from 10am to 2pm, featuring live Hawaiian music, hula halau, lei making demonstrations and more! No vendors or food trucks. Please bring your own chairs, mats, and snacks. Natural shade provided by Hilo's wonderful, big old trees.

May 1, 2024
LEI DAY ENTERTAINMENT AT QUEENS’ MARKETPLACE - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Celebrate Lei Dat with live music, lei making, ‘ukulele lessons and a hula show finale. Face painting and lawn games fo the keiki, too! Live music from 4-7pm includes ‘ukulele player Kris Fuchigami, slack key guitarist John Keawe, and the Beamer-Solomon Halau O Po’ohala.

May 4, 2024
JAPANESE CHILDREN’S DAY FESTIVAL (KODOMO NO MATSURI) - HILO
The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii is proud to bring back this special Children’s Day Festival at the Sangha Hall in Hilo, from 10am to 1pm, with free activities, food and live performances for children and adults of all ages. Meet Doraemon, the Japanese Manga Cat and KTA’s Mountain Apple Man, while enjoying performances by Puna Taiko, Keonepoko Elementary School and Hui Okinawa’s Shishimai Dog. A variety of make-and-take cultural activities will be available for all: sakana tsuri (fish catching), origami, kabuto hats, calligraphy, koinobori (koi streamers), kazeguruma (pinwheels), Japanese children games, hakozukuri (paper boxes), somen nagashi, air brush tattoos, and more! In addition, an assortment of Food Trucks will be on site. For more info, visit this web page or follow @kodomonomatsuri on Facebook and Instagram.

May 11, 2024
KONA ORCHID SOCIETY MOTHER’S DAY SHOW & SALE - MAKAEO COUNTY PAVILION, OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
The Kona Orchid Society Mother’s Day Show & Sale will take place inside and out of the Makaeo County Pavilion at the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area, from 9am to 2pm. The nominal admission fee of $2 cash includes a host of educational offerings. NEW THIS YEAR is an Early Bird Special, admitting up to 100 beat-the-crowd shoppers starting at 8am. Early Bird admission is $20 and includes a cup of coffee. Tickets are sold online while they last at konaorchidsociety.org. The event fun includes a display of blooming orchids by club members (bring your camera!) and a sale presenting a wide selection of healthy plants from Hawai‘i Island growers. In addition to numerous orchid varieties from eight vendors, choose from cactus, succulents, air plants, anthuriums, heliconia, bonsai, and protea. Also for sale will be a wide variety of crafted merchandise: hanging planters, arts and crafts, black pearl and crystal jewelry, pottery, designer purses, aprons and kimonos, painting, stanined glass, plus high fire functiionall stoneware. Jams, jellies, pickled veggies and food booths offering sushi, ahi sandwiches, pastries and coffee will be sold, as well. Free boxes will be available while supples last to carry purchases. Club members will offer a variety of educational opportunities from 10am-1pm, including repotting demonstrations, Q&A on plant pests and diseases, and more - a chalkboard will list the times during the show. Attendees are invited to talk story with growers and on-site master gardeners for tried-and-true growing tips, also learn about invasive species and how to deal with Little Fire Ants.

May 18, 2024
WESTERN WEEK BLOCK PARTY - HONOKA’A
Honoka’a’s main street will be closed for this party, which will include live music, a Saloon Girls Contest, a Cowboy’s Got Talent contest, beer tents, vendors and more.

May 18, 2024
HOSPICE OF KONA FOUNDATION’S CASINO NIGHT GALA FUNDRAISER - WESTIN HAPUNA BEACH RESORT
The Casino Night Gala is a fundraiser to support the programs and services of Hospice of Kona. Guests will enjoy a night of fun, with casino gaming, food and wine, raffle prizes and a silent auction, at the beautiful Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Time: 6-8:30pm. Ticket cost $150 per person/$1500 VIP table. For more info, visit this link or email info@hospiceofkona.org.

May 18, 2024
GUITAR NIGHT; AN EVENING OF SLACK KEY AND FINGERSTYLE GUITAR - KAILUA-KONA
An evening of slack key and fingerstyle guitar with Hawaiian legend John Keawe, joined by Chris Yeaton for an evening of acoustic excellence. To be held at the Elks Lodge (old Hualalai Theater), 75-170 Hualalai Rd., Kailua-Kona, from 6:30-8:30pm; doors open at 6pm. Admission $35.

May 25, 2024
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER DAY - MAKA’EO WALKING PATH, OLD AIRPORT BEACH RECREATION AREA, KAILUA-KONA
Raffle drawing and prizes! Tree trimming and garden maintenance. Please bring your own tools and gloves, sunscreen and a hat. Volunteer lunch provided by The Rotary Club of Kona.

   

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