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October

October 5, 2018
FIRST FRIDAY "ART AFTER DARK" EVENT - HOLUALOA VILLAGE
This Friday, from 5:30-8:30pm, this little artists colony in the Kona Coffee Belt again 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 5-25, 2018
BIG ISLAND 'UKULELE GUILD EXHIBIT - HILO
The Exhibit showcases finely crafted 'ukulele by guild members as well as a juried 'ukulele contest. The Exhibits are open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30 pm. Opening Night festivities start the show on Friday, Oct. 5th, from 5 to 8pm. Meet the artists and enjoy music and pupu while browsing the exhibit. On Saturday, Oct. 6th, and again on Oct. 20th, bring your 'ukulele to a kanikapila (jam session) from noon til 3pm. On Saturday Oct 13th from noon to 3pm, an 'Ukulele building demonstration will provide info on creating an 'ukulele. All events are free and open to the public and all four special events feature a drawing for a free 'ukulele! 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 To Russell at BI_UkuleleGuild@icloud.com.

October 13, 2018
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 13, 2018
"VOLCANO! 2018 PUNA ERUPTION" PRESENTATION - PUNA
Science communicator John Stallman and photographer Harry Durgin: Art and Science combine for an unforgettable evening highlighting photography and storytelling from the 2018 eruption in Puna. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. Light refreshments provided; wheelchair accessible. Time: 6-8 PM at Hawai'i Academy of Arts and Science, 15-1397 Homestead Road, Pahoa. For more information, call (808) 965-3105, email durgin.harry@gmail.com or visit http://volcanostory.com.

October 20, 2018
PIG 'N' SWIG EVENT - OLD KONA AIRPORT BEACH PARK
This is the 3rd annual PIG N' SWIG Benefit. Funds raised go towards scholarships, the Food Basket, and DAS (Domestic Abuse Shelter). This fundraising dinner event includes a Pork Roast 'n' Gravy Dinner, a Bacon Cook Off featuring local chefs, entertainment and more. Location: Makae'o Pavilion at the Old Airport Beach Park. Tickets: $25 pre sale; $30 at the door. Buy tickets online at www.konasunriserotary.org or contact Jane DeMello to purchase tickets, at (808) 896-1588. For more info, email konasunriserotary@gmail.com.

October 20, 2018
18th 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, from 4-9pm. Admission: $10. For more information call (808) 322-4900, email ipoc@kppcs.org or visit www.kppcs.org.

October 20 AND 27, 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 Walk: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens; Kona Dog Walk: Saturday, October 27, 2018 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 21, 2018
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 21, 2018
'OHIA LOVE FEST - HILO
To be held at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, from 9am-4pm. The goal of this free public event is to celebrate 'ohia and promote awareness about this important tree and how it is being threatened by Rapid 'Ohia Death. Bring your keiki and make fun 'ohia crowns. Hear about the traditional Hawaiian practice of using 20+ ft. 'ohia poles to fish. Take a 3D tour through 'ohia forests. All these fun activities and more will promote ways we can help to prevent the spread of Rapid 'Ohia Death. In addition, there will be games, prizes, a photo booth, live music, hula, food vendors, and there will be free access to 'Imiloa Center and the planetarium! For more information, call 808-989-7222 or visit www.rapidohiadeath.org.

October 21, 2018
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. **Hulihe'e Palace will undergo repair work starting July 2018. The concert schedule may be impacted during the repair which may result in cancellations of the concerts. 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.

Beginning October 25, 2018
HOTEL FURNITURE LIQUIDATION SALE - KAILUA-KONA (WAIMEA, HILO)
Habitat for Humanity Hawai'i Island is the recipient of a huge furniture donation from the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel which recently closed their doors for a year-long renovation. Because of the volume of the donation, Habitat will be holding a special sale at the old Sports Authority space at Kona Commons Shopping Center. Sale will be for 3 weeks (or until items are sold out), every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm, beginning on Thursday, October 25. There will also be selected items available at the three ReStores in Kailua-Kona, Waimea and Hilo, too. The Habitat for Humanity ReStores are the retail arm of the organization, helping to raise much needed money to fund the building of new homes and critical repairs on existing homes, for local families in need. For more information, call (808) 331-8010 ext 105 or email info@habitathawaiiisland.org or visit www.habitathawaiiisland.org.

October 27, 2018
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 27, 2018
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 27, 2018
HAMILTON STAR IN BENEFIT CONCERT - WAIKI'I RANCH
The Board of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra cordially invites you to an extraordinary evening of music with "Hamilton" star Julius Thomas III. Accompanied by the talented Loren Wilken, Mr. Thomas will perform favorite selections from Broadway, crooners, and pops woven together with stories from his life, career, and musical inspirations. The program includes tunes such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Haven't Met You Yet," and "I'll Be There," in addition to other numbers made famous by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, John Legend, Jackson 5, and others. This very special fundraiser benefiting the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is on Saturday, October 27 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM at the Waiki'i Ranch Clubhouse. Tickets are $100 and complimentary pupus and beverages are included in the price. Ticket purchasers will receive directions to the venue one week before the concert. All proceeds from the show benefit the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and its mission to provide high-quality live orchestral music on Hawai'i Island. This event is expected to sell out, so act now to reserve your seats! For more information, call (808) 757-5940, email danny.waddell@gmail.com or visit www.kamuelaphil.org.

October 28, 2018
3rd ANNUAL ECHO CITY KNOCKOUTS GOLF TOURNAMENT/FUNDRAISER
A two person scramble will be held on Sunday, October 28th at Makani Golf Course (formerly Big Island Country Club) to benefit the Echo City Knockouts roller derby team of Kailua-Kona! Your ticket includes entry to the event, registration gift bag, catered lunch and entry to win over $1500 worth of prizes in the post event raffle! Registration opens at 7am for an 8am shotgun start. All proceeds will go towards helping the Knockouts travel to a tournament off-island in their 2019 season. They are a non-profit organization and donations are always welcome. For registration information and/or questions please email publicrelations.ecko@gmail.comhttps://www.echocityknockouts.com/.

October 27, 2018
"VOLCANO! 2018 PUNA ERUPTION" PRESENTATION - HILO
Science communicator John Stallman and photographer Harry Durgin: Art and Science combine for an unforgettable evening highlighting photography and storytelling from the 2018 eruption in Puna. Free and open to the public; all ages welcome. Light refreshments provided; wheelchair accessible. Time: 6-8 PM at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, downtown Hilo. For more information, call (808) 965-3105, email durgin.harry@gmail.com or visit http://volcanostory.com.

October 27, 2018
'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 including Hawai'is Motown-inspired singing group, A Touch of Gold. For more info &; parking details, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

October 28, 2018
HAMILTON STAR IN BENEFIT CONCERT - PRIVATE ESTATE, KAILUA-KONA
The Board of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra cordially invites you to an extraordinary evening of music with "Hamilton" star Julius Thomas III. Accompanied by the talented Loren Wilken, Mr. Thomas will perform favorite selections from Broadway, crooners, and pops woven together with stories from his life, career, and musical inspirations. The program includes tunes such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Haven't Met You Yet," and "I'll Be There," in addition to other numbers made famous by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, John Legend, Jackson 5, and others. This very special fundraiser benefiting the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is on Sunday, October 28 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM at a private estate in Kailua-Kona. Tickets are $100 and complimentary pupus and beverages are included in the price. Ticket purchasers will receive directions to the venue one week before the concert. All proceeds from the show benefit the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra and its mission to provide high-quality live orchestral music on Hawai'i Island. This event is expected to sell out, so act now to reserve your seats! For more information, call (808) 757-5940, email danny.waddell@gmail.com or visit www.kamuelaphil.org.

October 28, 2018
6th 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.

October 30, 2018
AFTER DARK IN THE PARK PRESENTATION - HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Join Martha Noyes, author of Then There Were None, for "Woven Strands and Braided Cords: Philosophy and Metaphysics in Precontact Hawaiian Astronomy." Hawai'i's pre-contact cultural astronomy was complex, with mulitple strands of information braided and woven into an elaborate web of knowledge. Among the braided strands that make up this web are philosophical and metaphysical insights, recognitions, and perceptions represented by celestial objects. This presentation addresses essential elements of Hawaiian philosophy and metaphysics embedded in precontact Hawaiian cultural astronomy. When: Tues., Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

October 31, 2018
"THE HISTORY OF KONA'S KUMIAI (JAPANESE COMMUNITY GROUPS)" LECTURE - WEST HAWAI'I CIVIC CENTER
Claudia Chang, President of the Kona Japanese Civic Association, will be sharing history of this important segment of Kona's population. Time: 5:30pm. For more info, call (808) 323-3222 or visit konahistorical.org.

October 31, 2018
RICE PYRAMID FOR THE FOOD BASKET - KEALAKEHE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CAFETERIA, KONA
The Kona Task Force on Feeding the Hungry will be accepting bags of rice for a rice pyramid in support of the Hawaii island Food Basket during their weekly feed for those in need, from 6-7pm at the Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria on Onipa'a Street. Rice is always in short supply this time of year.

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November

November 1, 2018
WORKSHOP FOR NON-PROFIT MEDIA SAVVY - HILO
The Big Island Press Club and Na Leo TV will offer a workshop called "Get the Word Out: Do’s and Don’'ts of Media Releases in the Digital Age," which is designed to help local non-profit organizations get their news releases used on air, in print, and online. Space is limited. Register at http://naleo.tv/register/ by Thursday, October 18. Optional networking and bento lunches will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Donalyn Dela Cruz, public relations specialist and former journalist, will present do’s and don'’ts of press releases and tips on how to get non-profits’' timely information out to the community. A Q&A session will follow with Sherry Bracken of Mahalo Broadcasting, Nancy Cook Lauer of 'Oahu Publications (West Hawai‘i Today, Hawai‘i Tribune Herald), Karin Stanton of Hawaii247.com, and Micah Alameda of Na Leo TV, who will discuss their respective media release policies. Time: 9 a.m. to noon at Na Leo TV, 91 Mohouli St., Hilo. Cost: $10. For more information, call 808-987-5894 or email bigislandpressclub@gmail.com.

November 2, 2018
HALLOWEEN ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT - KEALAKEKUA
This event is a fundraiser to raise funds for the restoration of the "Faces of Konawaena" mural. Time: 6-9PM at Konawaena High School, Kealakekua. Cost: $15 adv/ $20 door. For more information, call (808) 937-4580 or email flyfitnessllc@gmail.com.

November 2, 2018
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 3, 2018
KEKAHA KAI ANCHIANLINE POOL RESTORATION WORKDAY - NORTH KONA
Join Hawai'i State Parks as they continue to restore the anchialine pool at Ka'elehuluhulu Beach in the Mahai'ula Section of Kekaha Kai State Park. Water and equipment will be provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle and a potluck item to share. Time: 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. For more information, call (808) 209-0977 or email dena.m.sedar@hawaii.gov.

November 3, 2018
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 3, 2018
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 & flavors; cold beer; and a magnificent array of delicious pupus 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 3, 2018
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. Early Bird tickets $35 (online)/ $45 at the door. 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 9-18, 2018
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 48th Annual Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. Throughout the 10-day 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. For information, call 808-327-7820, email laura@current-events.com or visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 9, 2018
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 10, 2018
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 10, 2018
PLANT PEOPLE ROAD SHOW - KAILUA-KONA
Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the annual Plant People Road Show, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Old Airport Beach Park's Makaeo Pavilion. Talk story with twelve growers from the island’'s different climates during the sale. Anthuriums, air plants, Cymbidium orchids, select and hard-to-find orchid varieties, assorted cactus and succulents—, fast-growing, non-invasive, clumping varieties of bamboo, water lilies, exotic tropical fruit trees and vines. The direct, nursery/customer setting enables growers to meet the public and get feedback, while providing expert growing guidance. Free to the public. For more info, phone 808-987-3231, or email orchidpeople.jennifer@gmail.com.

November 10, 2018
MINDFULNESS YOGA RETREAT FOR EDUCATORS & PARENTS - KAILUA-KONA
A team of licensed/experienced educators, registered yoga practitioners and parents will lead you through a day devoted to learning mindfulness skills and nurturing a renewed sense of balance and calm. To be held at Konalani Ashram Retreat Center. Time: 8:30am-1:30pm; includes a delicious vegetarian lunch. Cost: $35. For more information about the Mindfulness Retreat, visit www.KonalaniYoga.org or call (808) 331-1147. For more info about Konalani Yoga Ashram, visit www.konalaniyoga.org/daily-public-classes/.

November 10, 2018
100% PURE KONA COFFEE HALF MARATHON - KAILUA-KONA
Run the scenic coastline of Kailua-Kona from Coconut Grove Marketplace on Alii Drive south to the (in)famous "Pit" and the "End of the World." Challenge yourself to some hills and then enjoy 100% pure Kona coffee in your finishers' coffee mug at the finish line. Starts at 6:30 a.m. at Big Island Running Company in Coconut Grove Marketplace, Kailua-Kona. Cost: $50 until October 10; $60 until November 9. For more information, call (808) 600-1113, email 100percentkonahalf@gmail.com or visit http://purekonahalf.com/.

November 10, 2018
9th ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY-WAIKOLOA REGION WALK/RUN FOR LITERACY; SILENT AUCTION & HEALTH FAIR
On November 10, 2018, Friends of the Library-Waikoloa Region will hold its 9th 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. Cost:$20 adult (online registration); $30 (race day); $10 children 12 and under. In addition, this year a silent auction at Waikoloa School Cafeteria will be held the same morning as the Walk/Run for Literacy, featuring a beautiful quilt made for the event and donated by the Waikoloa Sew N Sews. There will also be a free Health Fair. For more information, visit www.flwr-runforliteracy.com.

November 11, 2018
FREE ENTRANCE TO HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK & PU'UHONUA O HONAUNAU IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY
The National Park Service announces today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, without entrance fees today.

November 11, 2018
KONA COFFEE RECIPE CONTEST - HAWAI'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE, PALAMANUI
Time: 9am-2pm. Amateurs, culinary students and professional chefs present their favorite sweet and savory recipes featuring 100% Kona Coffee. Keiki (children) showcase sweet or savory snacks. Recipe contest opens with cooking demonstrations, judging and award presentations. Public tasting to follow. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 12, 2018
VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION - NA'ALEHU COMMUNITY PARK, KA'U
An event honoring veterans with lunch, and entertainment featuring Mark Yamanaka, Pun Taiko group, and bands Shootz and Bottle of Blue. 10:30-4pm. This is a drug and alcohol-free event. For more info, call Wayne at (808) 937-4773.

November 15, 2018
KONA COFFEE FESTIVAL CUPPING FINALS - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
Time: 9am-3pm, at Makaeo Pavilion. New Location! Kona’s top 10 farms move into the prestigious Kona Coffee Cupping Competition finals today. The action heats up as judges cup 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. 2018 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Cupping winner presentation and reception from 12pm-3pm. For more information, visit www.konacoffeefest.com.

November 16 and 17, 2018
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 17, 2018
12th ANNUAL 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 art of style and tradition of hula with either hula kahiko (ancient) or hula 'auana (modern) styles of dance. Hula workshops and free hula performances; local art and crafts. Food will be available for sale; no outside food or coolers, please. For tickets and info, visit www.nawaiiwiola.org.

November 17, 2018
HAWAIIAN SWING BAND KAHULANUI IN CONCERT/BENEFIT - ALOHA THEATRE, KAINALIU
Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winning nine-piece band, Kahulanui, will perform for the Kona Hospital Foundation's benefit for the Kona Community Hospital Cancer Center/Oncology Department Renovation from 7-9 PM. Cost: $40 Reserved Seats; $75 VIP. For more information, call: 808-322-4587, email info@khfhawaii.org or visit www.khfhawaii.org.

November 17, 2018
KONA COFFEE FESTIVAL HO'OLAULE'A - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
Time: 9am-4pm, at Makaeo 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 17, 2018
2018 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. Special performance by Hawaiian music star Paula Fuga. Time: 5-10pm at The Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Hotel. Tickets: $125. For more information, call (808) 331-8010, email info@habitathawaiiisland.org or visit www.habitathawaiiisland.org/gala.

November 17 and 18, 2018
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 18, 2018
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Hawaiian music by the Hawai'i County Band 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. **Hulihe'e Palace will undergo repair work starting July 2018. The concert schedule may be impacted during the repair which may result in cancellations of the concerts. 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 18, 2018
4th 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. Time: 10 am to 5 pm at Hale Halawai, Ali'i Drive in downtown Kailua-Kona. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 936-5233 or email randyldna@earthlink.net or visit www.hawaiisanctuary.org.

November 21, 2018
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. Those wishing to volunteer or contribute can contact Ardie Ikeda at 987-1664, or email him at Ikedaa004@hawaii.rr.com.

November 23-24, 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 & Sale. Time: 9AM-4PM. For more information, call 808/936-9705, email kilaueatutu@gmail.com or visit http://thecoopercenter.org/.

November 23-25, 2018
VOLCANO VILLAGE ARTISTS HUI ANNUAL ART STUDIO TOUR & SALE
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, from 10am-4pm, 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 24, 2018
KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB'S 24th ANNUAL LU'AU BENEFIT
Enjoy a wonderful evening of Hawaiian food and entertainment, featuring Hoku's Trio Traditions Hawaii, Kumu Pele Kaio and Halau Unula, Tahiti Productions and Kolea. 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 24 and 25, 2018
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.

November 30 and December 1, 2018
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 by Liko Lehua Cafe. 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 1, 2018
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 by Liko Lehua Cafe. 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. 1, 2018
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHEFS - KAILUA-KONA
Kick off the holiday season and celebrate the 30th year of the Big Isle’'s premier holiday extravaganza at the festive Christmas with the Chefs. The annual gala is on the seaside grounds of Courtyard King Kamehameha’'s Kona Beach Hotel, from 5:30-8 p.m. 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. The Bill Noble Trio, with Jeannine Guillory-Kane on vocals, jazzes up the evening for 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 $90 and sold online at www.konakohalachefs.orgkkacf2011@gmail.com.

December 1 & 2, 2018
PARADISE STUDIO ART TOUR - KEA'AU
Arts and fine crafts will be in abundance at the annual Paradise Studio Tour. The public is invited on this free tour of seven home studios, with 25 artists, in Hawaiian Paradise Park and Kea'au in the Puna District, featuring oil paintings, watercolors, collage, pastels, acrylic, cement, wood sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, ceramics, silk painting, fashion art, gourd crafting, photography and more. Free featured demos. For brochure and map go to www.paradisestudiotour.com email paradisestudiotour@gmail.com, or call (808) 982-5150.

December TBA, 2018
ANNUAL PARKER RANCH HOLIDAY LIGHTING EVENT - WAIMEA
Free admission. From 5-7pm, at the Parker Ranch Historic Homes (66-1304 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela). Free hot chocolate and cookies, and live entertainment.

December TBA, 2018
NA MAKUA INVITATIONAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FAIR - HILO
This annual Christmas Fair will be held at the Ah Fook Civic Auditorium in Hilo Friday from 1-6 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Featuring Hawai'i's finest one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Enjoy great entertainment and ono food. Enter hourly drawings for prizes. Free to the public. If you are interested in being a vendor, you can download the application at www.namakua.com/nm-xmas.
For more information, call 808-966-4647 or email puna@namakua.com.

December TBA, 2018
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, 2018
HOLUALOA MUSIC AND LIGHT FESTIVAL, KONA

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.

December TBA, 2018
TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE - WAIMEA

Starting at Church Row, and ending at Waimea Town Park at 5:30pm. Visit with Santa 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.

December TBA, 2018
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.

December TBA, 2018
ARC OF KONA 22nd ANNUAL BAZAAR - KEALAKEKUA
Enjoy a fun-filled day at ARC of Kona's Annual Bazaar Fundraiser (81-1065 Konawaena School Road, Kealakekua, HI). Live entertainment all day, vendor booths, a Trash and Treasure booth, delicious food, and much more! Free admission. Park at Konawaena School; rides to and from the Bazaar will be available. All proceeds enhance ARC of Kona's programs and services that help persons with disabilities achieve their goals of inclusion and independence. For more information, call (808) 323-2626 or email michele@arcofkona.org.

December TBA, 2018
ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
Presented by the Kona Business and Professional Women annually, the sale will take place from 9am-2pm at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive. The event raises money for high school scholarships. There will be 6 and 8 inch pots in a variety of reds, pinks and whites. Call Carol at (808) 85-0800 or Muriel at (808) 987-8412 to request pre-orders.

December TBA, 2018
6th ANNUAL FEAST ON THE BEACH - SO. KOHALA
Feast on the Beach takes place under the stars on Anaeho'omalu Bay, Waikoloa Beach Resort. This popular holiday event will once again wow guests with delicious food stations created in conjunction with Paradise Gourmet Catering, along with beer, wine, libations and its signature toes-in-the-sand ambiance. Fantastic live entertainment by some of Hawai'i's best musicians. In its tradition of supporting local non-profits, a portion of the event's ticket proceeds will benefit local charities. Time: 5:30-10 pm at Lava Lava Beach Club. For more information, call (808) 769-LAVA (5282) or email nick@luanagroup.com.

December TBA, 2018
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, 2018
13th ANNUAL WAIKOLOA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS PARADE AND KEIKI FEST
For ore info, or to enter the parade or Keiki Fest, call Sue McCord (989-0215) or Chris Morris (339-7738).

December TBA, 2018
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.

December TBA, 2018
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE - KAILUA-KONA
Celebrate the holidays with a Lighted Boat Parade to celebrate the holidays. Kona’s fleet will put on a jolly show in Kailua Bay. The parade starts at 6 pm.

December 15, 2018
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 16, 2018
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA, VILLAGE STROLL AND FREE CONCERT!
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. The Kailua Business Assn. will present a free holiday concert for the public from 5-6pm in Emma's Square across from the Palace featuring a famous Hawaiian musician. **Hulihe'e Palace will undergo repair work starting July 2018. The Palace concert schedule may be impacted during the repair which may result in cancellations. 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.

December TBA, 2018
26th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND CRAFT & GIFT FAIR - HILO
This large fair, sponsored by Hawaii Art & Craft, will showcase vendors throughout the state. Time: Fri, 4-9pm; Sat., 9am-4pm. Food will be available for purchase. Prize giveaways. Lots of free parking. To be held at Edith Kanakaole Multi-Purpose Stadium. Small admission fee; children 7 and under are free. For more information or to ask about being a vendor, call (808) 981-0518, email hawaiiartsandcrafts@yahoo.com or visit www.hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com.

December TBA, 2018
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
Kona Choral Society presents their annual holiday concert at 4pm at Maka'ea Pavilion.

December 16, 2018
14th ANNUAL JINGLE BELL BEACH 5K FUN RUN/BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
The 14th 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. Cost: $25; keiki free. For more information, call 808-345-6214, email penn@hawaiisportevents.com or visit www.kona5k.com.

December TBA, 2018
COMMUNITY CHANUKAH PARTY - HALE HALAWAI, KAILUA-KONA
For more information, visit http://konabethshalom.org.

December TBA, 2018
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF KONA HOLIDAY FAVORITES CONCERT - SHERATON KONA RESORT
The chamber orchestra will play a variety of holiday songs. For more info, visit http://www.chamberorchestraofkona.com/concerts.html, or at the door beginning at 6pm.

December 21, 22 and 23rd, 2018
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, as Maestro Brian Dollinger will lead the orchestral accompaniment. Guest dancers will join in to complete the festive event. Time: Friday at 6pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Cost:$29, $39, $49. For more information, call 808-329-8876, email info@whdt.org or visit whdt.org.

December 24, 2018
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 TBA, 2018
WAILEA VILLAGE 21st 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 glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local-style lunches will be available for purchase. New years crafts, food vendors, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment and more. 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, 2019
9th ANNUAL WAIMEA OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL - VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Festival passes available online at www.waimeaoceanfilm.org. The festival brings an immersive visual experience to the island each January, offering guests heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean action, all while garnering greater insight and understanding into the ocean environment and island culture. Breakfast Talks provide an intimate setting for guests to connect with filmmakers and special guests to ask questions and hear the behind-the-scenes stories that bring the films to life. Films will screen outdoors at Four Seasons' Hoku Amphitheatre. Waimea venues include Kahilu Theatre, Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (HPA), Parker School Theatre and Anna Ranch.

January TBA, 2019
39th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK, KAILUA-KONA
The birthday commemoration of the great civil rights leader will include a community celebration, potluck, & program. Bring your favorite dish to share. This event is free and open to the public. To be held at the Old Kona Airport Beach Park Maka'eo pavilion. The celebration will consist of displays of art, songs, and music by our local schools and the community. For more info, contact Virginia Halliday at (808) 325-1112 or Mamie Bramlett, at (808) 331-1448.

January TBA, 2019
FREE ENTRANCE TO HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK & PU'UHONUA O HONAUNAU IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
The National Park Service announces today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, without entrance fees today.

January TBA, 2019
12th ANNUAL COMMUNITY CARES EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
This event highlighting cancer care resources, will be hosted by PonchoMan Kuanoni and Karen Rose. 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. Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 PM at Old Kona Airport Events Pavillion (75-5560 Kuakini Hwy). For more information, call (808) 896-6310, email tbosmasa@aol.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/Tianas-Avon-Wigs-337976552906352/.

January TBA, 2019
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai'i County Band with kahiko hula by Kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U'i O Hawai'i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

January TBA, 2019
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, 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.

January TBA, 2019
'IOLANI LUAHINE HULA FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The 17th annual 'Iolani Luahine Hula Festival will be held January 26 & 27, 2018 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 and Ni'ihau shell jewelry workshops with Kumu Kele Kanahele featuring lei in the kiponapona style. Hula presentations will begin at 4pm on Friday and feature makuahine, makuakane and kupuna hula presentations. Saturday will begin at 1pm and will feature the keiki, wahine and kane 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. An evening Hawaiian music concert which helps support the festival will be offered; 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.

January TBA, 2019
16th ANNUAL KONA SURF FILM FEST - KAILUA-KONA
Since 2003, the Kona Surf Film Festival has been an exhibition of surf films from around the world, a benefactor of the Big Island community and beyond, and a grassroots event that has kept the surf cinema stoke alive. Live music, surf movies, and good vibes! To be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. For more information, call (808) 936-0089, email chadkona@gmail.com or visit www.konasurffilmfestival.org.

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February

February TBA, 2019
ASIAN FEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The free annual event is a unique and popular way to experience and enjoy the music, cuisine and customs of China, Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, and other Asian cultures. Colorful Chinese Lion Dancers perform acrobatic feats and leaps, interacting with the audience and parading through Queens’ MarketPlace from door to door. Participants young and old can "feed" the Lion small donations in red envelopes called lycee (provided) to bring good fortune in the year ahead. Taiko drumming also plays an essential part of Asian Fest. Time: 5:30-7:30pm.

February TBA, 2019
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.

February TBA, 2019
8th 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, 2019
KONA MAUKA ROTARY'S VALENTINE WINE TASTING EVENT
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, 2019
HEIVA I HAWAI'I 2018 TAHITIAN DANCE COMPETITION
Free community 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. Time: 10am to 4pm at 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, 2019
ANNUAL LIVING AND DESIGN SHOW - SHERATON KONA RESORT, KEAUHOU
More than 40 vendor booths will exhibit their goods and services in the three-day event. From general contracting and materials to home design and decor, including fine art, the expo often features furnishings, blinds and shutters, window-tinting, kitchen countertops, cabinets and flooring, pest control PC solar and financing. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-329-1758, email info@kona-kohala.com or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/.

February TBA, 2019
27th 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, 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.

February TBA, 2019
INTERNATIONAL NIGHTS - HILO
Time: 7:30pm. Performances by UH Hilo international students spanning the globe. An annual favorite among students, the community, and visitors at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. For more information, call (808) 932-7490, email mellon@hawaii.edu or visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/international/IN.php.

February TBA, 2019
SOKO 5th 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. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SOKOSouthKonaArtistCollective. For more info, call 808-328-2162 or email sokoartists@gmail.com.

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March

March TBA, 2019
ANNUAL BEACH CLEANUP - KAILUA-KONA
Meet at 8am at Old Airport Beach Park and help make a difference to the world you live in. This event is spearheaded by an array of local groups and organizations, including Big Island Wave Riders Against Drugs. This cleanup is estimated to save the county more than $400,000. Volunteers will be given a t-shirt and they will sign up to clean up at a beach of their choice before heading out armed with gloves and trash bags. Last year, more than 1,000 people signed up, with many others participating who didn't sign up.

March TBA, 2019
13th ANNUAL AVOCADO FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
To be held at Hale Halawai Park and Pavilion, 75-5760 Ali'i Drive from 10am-5pm. The free, zero-waste event offers non-stop activities for attendees of all ages. Family fun includes an avocado recipe demonstration, food sampling, an avocado grafting demo, avocado tree sale, arts & crafts and healing arts. Enjoy healthful, organic, vegan foods and beverage booths serving refreshing smoothies, juices and kava drinks. For details, phone 936-5233 or visit www.avocadofestival.org.

March TBA, 2019
GREAT WAIKOLOA 'UKULELE FESTIVAL - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

The festivities 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. For more information call (808) 886-8822 or visit www.waikoloabeachresort.com.

March TBA, 2019
The 24th 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. For more information, call (808) 938-7376, email summer@konabrewersfestival.com, or visit www.konabrewersfestival.com.

March TBA, 2019
22nd ANNUAL HEART & STROKE WALK - HILO
Cardiovascular disease and stroke threaten our families, friends, and neighbors in all communities. They are the #1 and #3 causes of death in Hawai'i. This is a walk and health fair to raise awareness for these issues and to promote a healthful life. Where: Hilo Bayfront Park. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 377-6646, email joann.yang@heart.org or visit hiloheartwalk.org.

March TBA, 2019
ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO KAMEHAMEHA III - KEAUHOU, KONA
A free event sponsored by Kamehameha Schools, featuring a concert with some of Hawai'i's best Hawaiian musicians, a vendor marketplace, and cultural presentations and lectures. For more info and a schedule, visit ksbe.edu/keauhou or call (808) 322-5300.

March TBA, 2019
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. 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 TBA, 2019
HAWAIIAN CULTURAL CENTER OF HAMAKUA'S 2nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - HONOKA'A
The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua invites the community to celebrate their second year anniversary offering cultural programs and classes in Honoka'a. There will be music, hula, cultural activities, and family fun. Vendor booths featuring crafts, informational displays, and cultural activities will be on site. There will be a Silent Auction, and food available, as well. The Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hamakua is a multi-cultural, multi-generational community center. It is a space for residents to deepen their connection with Hawaiian culture through community classes in arts, hula, language, history, agriculture, philosophy, and more. The center hosts special events, guest speakers, community service projects, and cultural exchange programs, creating a foundation for future generations.

March TBA, 2019
TROPICAL PAWS BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALALAI RESORT

Time: 6-9pm. Featuring live and silent auctions, a gourmet buffet, and live entertainment. Call 808-329-8002, email fund.dev@hihs.org, or visit www.hihs.org for more info or to purchase tickets.

March TBA, 2019
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, 2019
PARADE OF PAWS - HILO
Please join Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary for the 3rd annual Parade of Paws at Lili'uokalani Gardens. There will be games, contests, music, and more. For more information, call (808) 982-5110, email mail@rainbowfriends.org or visit www.rainbowfriends.org.

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April

April TBA, 2019
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. Don't miss the by-invitation-only crafts fair that takes place beginning Wednesday, with incredible fresh lei, cream-of-the-crop Hawaiian crafts, and free, live music performances by some of Hawai`i's most beloved entertainers in the building adjacent to the Stadium (http://www.merriemonarch.com/merrie-monarch-invitational-hawaiian-arts-fair). 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, 2019
2019 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 workshops. 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 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, 2019
KAI OPUA'S 20th ANNUAL PAU HANA REGATTA - KAILUA BAY
Kai Opua Canoe Club's annual Businessman's Regatta is a lot of fun. Registration at 8am; race at 9am. Divisions are Bar/Restaurant/Hotel, Professional, Government, Retail, and Construction. The teams also compete for the Best Team Costume Awards. For more information, to register, or to set a practice time for your crew, call 938-8577. Registration at 8am; racing starts at 9am at Kailua Pier, Kailua-Kona. All proceeds go to the club's outrigger racing activities. Kai Opua Canoe Club is a 501c3 non-profit. For more, information, visit www.kaiopua.org/pauhanaregatta.asp.

April TBA, 2019
KAI OPUA'S ANNUAL DOG PADDLE - KAILUA BAY
"1 Dog, 1 Human, 1 SUP" - 1/2 mile course with start and finish at Kailua Pier. Registration from 7:30-8:30am; Paddle at 9am. Awards for Small, Big, and Stuffed Dog divisions. Entry fee. $5 of every entry goes to Hawai'i Island Humane Society. For more info, call 769-0876.

April TBA, 2019
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: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Ulu La'au Waimea Nature Park. Free to the public. For information, visit waimeaoutdoorcircle.org.

April TBA, 2019
8th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND AIDS WALK - HILO
The Annual Big Island AIDS Walk is an easy 2-mile walk around Lili'uokalani Gardens. Registration 8-9am. Ask friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to sponsor your participation and raise funds for HIHAF. There will be a Community Health Fair featuring local community organizations, entertainment and raffle prizes. Light refreshments will also be served Time: 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Free to the public. For more information, visit http://hihaf.org/big-island-aids-walk/.

April TBA, 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.

April TBA, 2019
BIG ISLAND ASSN. OF NURSERYMEN SPRING HORTICULTURAL SHOW & PLANT SALE - HILO
To be held at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium in Hilo, Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 9am-2pm. Visit http://www.hawaiiplants.org/?p=195for more info about the group.

April TBA, 2019
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 10am-3pm. 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 $10; at door $20.

April TBA, 2019
PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE DAY - PU'UKOHOLA HEIAU NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, KAWAIHAE
From 9:30-2:30pm, at the Visitors Center. For more info, call (808)-882-7218.

April TBA, 2019
BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL - SOUTH KOHALA
For more details, visit www.BigIslandChocolateFestival.com or email info@bigislandchocolatefestival.com.

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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 TBA, 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 TBA, 2019
KONA ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID SHOW, PLANT & CRAFT SALE - KAILUA-KONA
Where: Old Airport Beach Park's Maka'eo pavilion. Featuring orchid vendors from alll over the island with exotic orchid species and exciting new hybrids. Other vendors will be selling dragonfruit plants; protea plants and flowers; air plants; day lilies; herbs; fruit trees and more. There will also be arts and crafts for sale. Free to the public. For more information, visit http://www.konaorchidsociety.org.

May TBA, 2019
41st ANNUAL HAWAI'I ISLAND VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association's Annual Charity Walk Fundraiser benefits non-profit agencies on the Island of Hawai'i. The 5k fun run and walk includes food stations hosted by member hotels and resorts restaurants, children's activities, silent auction and live entertainment. Time: 5am check-in; run starts 6:45am, walk begins 7:00am at Queens' Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort. There is a fee to enter. For more information, call (808) 886-8128, email bambi.lau@marriott.com or visit www.CharityWalkHawaii.org.

May TBA, 2019
ANNUAL FARM FESTIVAL AT HAMAKUA HARVEST - HONOKA'A
Hamakua Harvest is located at the intersection of the Mamalahoa Highway and Mamane Street just outside of Honoka'a at 44-2600 Mamalahoa Hwy. There will be locally produced goods and artisanal food available from numerous vendors. Enjoy an all-day lineup of some of the best local musicians, stop by the educational presentations or the hands-on exhibits. Children will enjoy the Keiki Zone. Treat yourself to anything from fancy dinners to local products at the Silent Auction. Free admission. Hamakua Harvest is a 501©3 non-profit organization and corporate sponsorships and tax deductible donations are welcomed and publicly acknowledged. This event is sponsored by Hawai'i Tourism Authority. For more information, call (808) 896-2151 or visit http://hamakuaharvest.org/annual-farm-festival/.

May TBA, 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.

May TBA, 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 is fun for all. For more information, visit Honoka'a Western Week on facebook.

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June

June TBA, 2019
9th 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 TBA, 2019
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - KAILUA-KONA
7:30am-2:30pm. at Kealakehe 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.

June TBA, 2019
WORLD OCEANS DAY AT HAPUNA BEACH
Celebrate World Oceans Day at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Learn about Hawaii's incredible ocean resources and how to care for them at the Hapuna Beach South Pavilion. There is a beach cleanup from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and information booths and activities from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-209-0977, email dena.m.sedar@hawaii.gov or visit http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/hawaii/hapuna-beach-state-recreation-area/.

June TBA, 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 TBA, 2019
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Hawaiian music by the Hawai'i County Band 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.

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 TBA, 2019
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - HILO
7:30am-2:30pm at Hilo 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.

June TBA, 2019
ALOHA KEIKI RUN - KAILUA-KONA
Various race distances from 100 yards to 1 mile for youth ages 1-15. All participants receive a race t-shirt, finisher's medal, & goody bag. Games, music, and fun for the whole family! Time: 8:00am at Kona Commons Shopping Center. There is a fee to enter. For more information regarding registration, call (808) 967-8240, email raceinfo@konamarathon.com or visit http://konamarathon.com/event-information/aloha-keiki-run/.

June TBA, 2019
HILO BREWFEST
An annual fundraiser at Wainuku Executive Center for worthy causes - food, music and beer! General Admission, $60; VIP Tickets through Sponsorships: www.hilobrewfest.com.

June TBA, 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 TBA, 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. 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 DONKEY DASH 5K & 5K RELAY
To be held at Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens. The Pana'ewa Recreational Complex is a County of Hawai'i Park located south of Hilo. Choose the 5K, or the 5K Relay, where partners do about 1.55 miles each. After race awards the Zoo will be open! There will be food vendors and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens. Time: 7 AM at Pana'ewa Recreational Complex, Hilo. Cost: $30 and $20. For more information, call (808) 756-3030, email hilodonkeydash@gmail.com or visit http://www.hilodonkeydash.com/.

July TBA, 2019
KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Kona Historical Society will auction many fun and unique items including art, activities, dining, accommodations, jewelry, antiques and collectibles, to raise money for KHS's educational programs and preservation projects. Auction items are available only online; there is no live event, so if you win the online bidding you win the item! Register to bid and preview auction items at http://www.biddingforgood.com/konahistorical. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all proceeds raised by KHS are used for its exciting new gallery, school programs, and ongoing community programs. For more information, call 808-323-3222 or email khs@konahistorical.org.

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 www.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 TBA, 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.

July TBA, 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. 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, a Silent Auction, and much more. For more information including sponsorship and donation opportunities, please go to www.gonnalove-it.com/tennis, or email errol@gonnalove-it.com.

July TBA, 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. **Hulihe'e Palace will undergo repair work starting July 2018. The concert schedule may be impacted during the repair which may result in cancellations of the concerts. 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 TBA, 2019
11th ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
This event, which will be held at Hale Halawai on Alii Drive, from 10 am to 5 pm, will honor Big Island of Hawai'i mango varieties. Featuring mango grafting, growing techniques, mango trees for sale, mango recipe preparation and sampling, Hawaiian culture and hula, and entertainment. This is a zero waste event. For more information, call (808) 936-5233 or visit www.mangofest.org.

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August

August 11, 2018
"CIRCULATION DAY" - UNITY OF KONA
A day of giving and receiving of goods to and from people in the Kona Community. Bring a bag; take a bag. Discard that which no longer serves you and find something you need. Please bring clean gently used items, such as books, clothes, toys, household and decorative items, shoes, games, small electronics, sports gear, linens, etc. Drop off at 9AM; shop from 10AM-1PM, at Unity of Kona, Luhia II, 74-5599 Luhia Street, F3, Kailua Kona, HI. For more information, call (808) 322-0885, email unityofkona@gmail.com or visit www.unityofkona.org.

August 12, 2018
ANNUAL KONA DIAIFUKUJI ORCHID CLUB SHOW & SALE - HONALO
The annual show and sale is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at the Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall (Hwy. 11 at mile marker 114, just north of Kainaliu). The free event offers attendees a complimentary orchid boutonniere corsage - while they last. This year's theme, "Conservation of Orchids Through Creativity," illustrates how to display orchids using recycled materials and there will be an unusual origami display of endangered North American orchids called "OrchidGami" by founding club member and historian Carol Zakahi. In addition, there will be a guided tour through the on-site Orchid Grotto, demonstrating how to beautify a problematic space. Enjoy an elaborate and colorful display of live blooming cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, miltonia, vanda orchids and more. Cameras are welcome. Veteran members staff a Question and Answer Booth where attendees can get expert advice on caring for orchids at different Kona elevations, Waimea and South Point. There will be an outdoor sale of high quality orchid species and hybrids grown by club members and select Big Island commercial growers. Club members will sell home-baked goods and drinks, and membership info will be available. The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club is West Hawai'i's oldest orchidaceae organization with a mission to learn and foster orchid culture and promote fellowship among orchid collectors.

August 18, 2018
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 18, 2018
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). Tickets $55 per person/$100 for two people/$800 for table of ten (includes 10 wine glasses for unlimited wine, and more). Visit www.hospiceofkkona.org for more info and to purchase tickets.

August 18, 2018
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. Teachers will receive special discounts with their official school ID, and F.O.L.K. (Friends of the Libraries, Kona) members receive a 20% discount. As always, 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 18, 2018
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 from 4:30-7:30pm, 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 18-19, 2018
PU'UKOHOLA HEIAU 46TH ANNUAL HO'OKU'IKAHI & ESTABLISHMENT DAY/ HAWAIIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 18: Cultural Ceremony 6-9am; Festivities 9:30am-3pm. Sunday, August 19: Festivities from 930am-3pm, 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 19, 2018
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. **Hulihe'e Palace will undergo repair work starting July 2018. The concert schedule may be impacted during the repair which may result in cancellations of the concerts. 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 19, 2018
3rd 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! Only $185 per team of up to six players. Time: 5:30- 8:30pm 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 26, 2018
2nd ANNUAL 'OHIA LOVE FEST - 'IMILOA ASTRONOMY CENTER, HILO
A free 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 26, 2018
KANIKAPILA FOR HALE IKI VILLAGE - HILO
Meet at 12:45pm on August 26 for a kanikapila (jam session) to raise funds to build Hale Iki Village - a community of tiny homes for those displaced by the 2018 Puna lava flow. The event will start with a hula kahiko (ancient-style hula) to bless the endeavor, performed by Halau Ulumamo o Hilo Paliku, under Kumu Hula Mamo Brown. The kanikapila will be led by Andy Andrews of Puna 'Ukulele Kanikapila Association. Bring your 'ukulele, a guitar, an ipo, your voice, OR, just come and enjoy the joyful noise! Pupu will be provided to reward all your hard work! Admission is a minimum of $5 per person (but more will gladly be welcomed!); ALL funds collected go to Hale Iki Village fund. Time: 12:45 to 4:00pm at Church of the Holy Apostles, 1407 Kapiolani St, Hilo. For more information, call (808) 745-7363, email thehroost@hotmail.com or visit http://the-hroost.com/public/2018/08/it-takes-a-village/.

August 31-September 4, 2018
47th 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 to Kona for its signature 18-mile long distance race, the world's largest long distance outrigger canoe race. Kai 'Opua Canoe Club, one of Hawai'i's oldest outrigger canoe clubs, will host crews from all over the world. Other official race events unfold throughout the holiday weekend. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-938-8577 or visit www.kaiopua.org.

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September

September 9, 2018
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 11, 2018
RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE REPORT - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Dr. Susan Jarvi will come from UH. Hilo to talk about her recent findings of the extent of rat lungworm disease on the island and possible tests for it. Time: 5:30- 6:00PM. For information call: 808-327-4327, email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

September 12-13, 2018
36th 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 13-16, 2018
HAWAIICON - MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL, SO. KOHALA
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, call (808) 960-3686, email HawaiiCon@gmail.com or visit www.hawaiicon.com. For vendor inquiries please email heath@fotomagichawaii.com or call 808-930-FOTO.

September 14-17
3rd ANNUAL HAWAI'I ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS - KEAUHOU, KONA
What an adventure... land and sea birding trips, opportunities to explore Hawai‘i Island's diverse environments, an "everything bird" arts and craft fair, a film festival, great food, and more. Another great celebration of Hawai'i's birdlife! Make your reservation today before spots sell out. Earlybird pricing ends July 31. To be held at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. For more information, call (808) 331-3655 or visit http://birdfesthawaii.org/ to register.

September 15, 2018
SURFRIDER INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY - HILO BAYFRONT
Surfrider Foundation Hilo Chapter will be hosting a coastal clean-up of the Hilo Bayfront on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 10am-12pm. Meet at the halaus by the canoe clubs on Hilo Bayfront and walk the coast to remove plastic debris. International Coastal Cleanup Day, which was started 30 years ago, is held each year in over 100 countries around the world to remove human sourced rubbish from beaches. This year the Surfrider Foundation Hilo Chapter is focusing on clean-up after the record breaking rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Lane on the Big Island. Learn about the special hydrology of Keaukaha from local experts. Clean-up is from 10am-12pm and bags and gloves will be provided. Afterwards volunteers are invited to join in light pupus and beverages on the beach. Please bring your own cup and plate to enter the raffle. For more information on volunteering for this and other Surfrider programs, please contact Liana at coordinator@hilo.surfrider.org. Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. For more information, visit hilo.surfrider.org.

September 15, 2018
2018 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 15, 2018
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, 2018
HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN QUILTS PRESENTATION - KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Friends of the Libraries, Kona (F.O.L.K.) hosts Karen Barry on September 15th from 2-3PM at the Kailua-Kona Library. Karen will discuss the history and preservation of Hawaiian quilts. Free to the public. For more information email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

September 16, 2018
AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL
Hawaiian music by the Hawai'i County Band 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. **Hulihe'e Palace will undergo repair work starting July 2018. The concert schedule may be impacted during the repair which may result in cancellations of the concerts. 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 18, 2018
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 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
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) 464-2696 or visit okaukakou.org.

September 22, 2018
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 29, 2018
2018 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S - HILO
A one to three mile walk to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease 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 Lili'uokalani Park, Hilo. Free to the public. For more information, call (808) 518-6652, or email rmhalloran@alz.org.

September 29, 2018
WHEA 5th ANNUAL HO'OLAULE'A & KANIKAPILA (JAM) FUNDRAISER
West Hawaii Explorations Academy is presenting their annual Kanikapila Jam and Ho'olaule'a Festival on Saturday, September 29th from 10am to 3pm. This community event includes live entertainment from E Kolu Mea Nui, Ali'i Keana'aina, Aunty Darlene Ahuna w/Aunty Tani Waipa & Hokupa'a, Kainani Kahaunaele, Keola Grace, and Hula Halau Hula Ka Ua Kini Maka Lehua o Hawai'! Your ticket also includes a chance at amazing door prizes, silent auctions, many vendors and free fun cultural activities. Ono grinds and local kine flavors from produce, pickled mango, fresh-made shrimp chips and more! Stay cool with the flavored Shave Ice action! Concession will offer poke bowls, Hawaiian laulau and fresh fried fish plates, Kalua pig & cabbage, Shoyu Chicken and even Teriyaki Beef and Chicken sticks, just to name a few. 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 on September 29th. For more information, call (808) 987-7893, email gopaul@whea.net or visit www.whea.net.

September 29, 2018
A TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE - WAIMEA
Taste of the Hawaiian Range will be held this year at Mana Christian 'Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and the adjacent YMCA Minuke Ole Park in Waimea. The 2018 Taste 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. The Taste Gala is both inside and outside the Mana Christian 'Ohana Hall and is open to 500 attendees. Gala tickets are $50 online and at Parker Ranch Store; $60 at the door, if available. For more information, call (808) 987-7893, email gopaul@whea.net or visit https://tasteofthehawaiianrange.com.

September 29, 2018
"THE SONGS OF C & K" FUNDRAISER - KAILUA-KONA
Henry Kapono performs the songs of C & K, in concert at Royal Kona Resort on Saturday, September 29, with friends, Na Hoku Hanohano 2016 Most Promising Artist Blayne Asing, Hawai'i Music Award Winner Johnny Valentine, and Aex Kawakami of the award winning Manoa DNA. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Henry Kapono and his friends will celebrate the laid-back island rock of Cecilio & Kapono, the group that rocketed Kapono to fame in the 1970s. The event is a fundraiser for Kona Choral Society, with two ticket prices - $75 for front area VIP seating, and $45 for general admission. Time: 7-9 p.m. at Royal Kona Resort, Kailua Kona. There will be a no-host bar. Tickets are available at konachoralsociety.org.

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