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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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September 21, 2019
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE PARADE AND FESTIVAL - HONOKA'A
The main event takes place at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 21, as the Peace Day Parade entertains its way through town with an energetic rhythm that spotlights Taiko and drummers of all kinds, along with bon dancers, cirque performers, singers, and multicultural music and exhibits. This year, the parade will also include floats and entries from Honoka‘a High & Intermediate School, as part of their Homecoming celebration. The Parade ends at the Honoka‘a County Sports Complex, where the Peace Day Festival takes place, starting at noon with the Honoka‘a Jazz Band. This popular event includes food booths, silent auction, taiko drummers, magic, community bon dancing and great live music. Admission is free and all are welcome. In addition, a free Community Meal will be served at the Honoka‘a People's Theater on Saturday at 11 a.m during the Peace Day Parade. This popular offering started last year when Ravi Singh approached the Peace Committee requesting to provide “Langar,” the traditional Sikh free meal, to the community. That act of kindness (“dana”) continued throughout the year as the Peace Committee adapted the concept via the project which has become known as “Feeding Our Keiki and Kupuna.” Since February, the Committee has provided a total of approximately 3,000 free meals to the community at large, afternoons in the temple kitchen. Last year, Ravi and his volunteers prepared and served 300 meals during the Peace Day Parade. This year the Peace Committee, Reverend Bruce and Ravi have committed to increasing the offering to 500 meals, consisting of vegetarian Indian food along with meat dishes provided by the Buddhist Women's Association. To apply to participate in the Parade, or for a Festival booth, please visit www.peacedayparade.org.

September 21, 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 (the fried fish booth is always very popular!), games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live Hawaiian musical entertainment in Waimea Ball Park. Drug and alcohol free. A great local family event!

September 21, 2019
BIKESHARE INFO EVENT AT KONA COMMONS SHOPPING CENTER
From 9 to 11am, the family-friendly celebration will feature a variety of activities, workshops and giveaways. Some of the planned activities include a Blue Zones Project info booth on well-being, a "Smoothie Bike" to ride your way to healthy smoothies, PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawai'i) Hawaii bike safety workshops, and a keiki and parent bike rodeo. Bikeshare Hawaii Island will present “how to” sessions on Bikeshare. For more info, visit www.konacommons.com.

September 21, 2019
2019 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S - HILO
This is a one to three mile walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and raise support for Alzheimer's Association. The mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. To be held at Queen Lili'uokalani Park; Registration at 7am. Free to the public. For more information, visit act.alz.org.

September 21, 2019
BEGINNING KNITTING - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona, on Saturday, September 21st, from 2:00-3:30PM, the Kailua-Kona Public Library hosts a free, beginning knitting program to learn the basics, work on a project and share ideas. Instructors will assist the participants. If you would like more information, please contact the library at 808-327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

September 21, 2019
NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK CELEBRATION - HILO
Presented by the Big Island Electric Vehicle Association’, this event will be held at the Home Depot Garden Center, 380 Makaala Street, Hilo. This is a great opportunity to meet other electric car owners, to learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences, and see the latest electric cars. There will be representatives from local electric car dealers in attendance who will share information about the latest electric cars. National Drive Electric Week is an annual event that is sponsored by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association. It is a nation-wide celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles. Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 987-7428 or visit https://www.bigislandev.org/event/national-drive-electric-week-2019-hilo.

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

September 30-October 1, 2019
ART FAIR AT ANNA RANCH HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - WAIMEA
A three day art event with classes, workshops and local art for sale. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to support the ongoing restoration of Anna Ranch. Time: Sunday 10am-4pm, Monday and Tuesday 1-6pm at Anna Ranch Heritage Center, Anna's Hall, Waimea. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/746-1223 or email Kathy@SprinkleOfAloha.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/BigIslandArtFair/.

     

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