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Highlighted Events of the next two weeks

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



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April 8, 2023
"PINS FOR PUPS" BOWLING FUNDRAISER - KAILUA-KONA
Benefiting Aloha 'Ilio Animal Rescue, this bowling tournament will take place from 10am-1pm at KBXtreme, 75-5591 Palani Rd. There will be games, prizes, a silent auction - fun for the whole family. All levels of bowlers are welcome. Restaurant and bar will be available. Please visit this page for more info and registration.

April 10-15, 2023
MERRIE MONARCH HULA FESTIVAL - AFOOK CHINEN CIVIC AUDITORIUM, HILO
The prestigious hula competition returns. The hula competion will take place the last three days - April 13-15. Twenty three halau will be participating this year; three from the Big Island, 14 from O'ahu, 4 mfrom Maui, and 1 each from Kaua'i and Washington State. Please visit www.merriemonarch.com for more details.

April 9-15, 2023
MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVITIES AT GRAND NANILOA HOTEL, HILO
To honor the 60th anniversary of the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, the Grand Naniloa Hotel will present six consecutive days of celebration from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15. In conjunction with Hilo town events, guests and locals will enjoy engaging entertainment, a vibrant Mākeke (marketplace) featuring local artists and vendors, food and drinks, as well as a separate ticketed concert featuring top-selling Hawaiian vocalist Amy Hānaialiʻi. Courtesy of the non-profit Merrie Monarch organization, Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo will showcase daily Hawaiian music and hula performances. Additionally, attendees are invited to immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture at the hotelís Mākeke, taking place Wednesday through Friday, in the hotelís expansive event spaces including the Palm Lounge, Hoíomalimali, Sandalwood and the Crown Room. Each day from 10 am to 3 pm, the market will feature a treasure trove of beautiful handmade Hawaiian products including apparel, and jewelry, and pūpū, cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Night owls can continue the festivities at the hotelís lobby bar until midnight each day. The Mākeke is open to the community and admission is free. Complimentary self-parking is located across the street at the Grand Naniloa Golf Course parking lot. Please visit the hotel's website for more entertainment details.

April 12-15, 2023
MERRIE MONARCH ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR - AFOOK CHINEN CIVIC AUDITORIUM AND BUTLER BUILDING, HILO
The official arts and crafts fair of the Merrie Monarch Festival, supporting Hawai'i's artisans and creators, will take place Wednesday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Free Admission.

April 13-15, 2023
ANNUAL HAWAII ARTS, CRAFTS & FOOD FESTIVAL - HILO
The Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival, held during Merrie Monarch Week, showcases some of the finest artisans, crafters, gift and food vendors throughout the state and the mainland. This event celebrates the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawaii's diverse people, its environment, and its food. Time: 9am-4pm at Nani Mau Gardens, 421 Makalika St. Hilo, 96720. Free prize giveaways, live performances and music throughout the event. Admission is free. For more information, call (808) 981-0518, email hawaiiartsandcrafts@yahoo.com or visit hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com. Vendor space still available.

April 22, 2023
NATIONAL PARK FEE-FREE DAY - 1st DAY OF NATIONAL PARK WEEK
No entry fees to our national parks!

April 22, 2023
MAKAHA SONS BENEFIT CONCERT FOR KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
Kona Hospital Foundation is happy to announce the return of The Mākaha Sons, one of Hawaii's premier musical groups, to the Aloha Theatre. 2019 was the last time the Kona Hospital Foundation hosted a benefit concert to help their mission of improving the Kona Community Hospital for the entire community. The Mākaha Sons will be in concert on April 22nd, doors are at 6:30pm. Music will be from 7:30-9:30pm with a 15 minute intermission. All proceeds from ticket sales and opportunity drawing will go towards the Kona Hospital Foundation. Please visit the ticket sales page for more details.

   

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