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The Island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined (hence, it’s nickname, “The Big Island”), its sheer size is awe-inspiring. 

Kauai Approx 1 hr (direct from Kona)
Oahu Approx 45 min (direct from Kona)
Molokai Approx 1 hr 20 min
Lanai Approx 1 hr 30 min
Maui Approx 40 min (direct from Kona)
Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary
Hawaii

Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Documentary

Occurs on: Friday, August 31, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary

"Saving ʻŌhiʻa – Hawaiʻi’s Sacred Tree" is a film documentary that highlights the importance of Hawaii's most important and widespread native tree, ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros spp.), and the current threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaiʻi [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Ambyr Mokiao-Lee
  • Contact Organization: Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
Workshops with the enthusiastic and creative Hitomi Gilliam inspire all who attend.
Hawaii

Celebrations '18

Occurs between: Friday, October 26, 2018 - Monday, October 29, 2018, 10:00pm - 4:00pm
Summary

Hitomi Gilliam, a floral designer and author known internationally, will return to Hilo for a floral design workshop and design event in late October. Starting Friday, Oct. 26, Celebrations '18 will host a class on mechanics at Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo. A floral design demonstration by Ms. Gilliam [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Judy Schilling
  • Contact Organization: Hawaii Floriculture & Nursery Association
Hawaii

Made in Hawaii Film Festival

Occurs on: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Summary

Tickets are officially on sale for the Made in Hawaii Film Festival, presented by the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Castle Resorts & Hotels, happening Saturday August 25, 2018 at the Hilo Palace Theater in downtown Hilo. In its first year, the independent festival brings a day long lineup of Hawaii-made [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Zoe Eisenberg
  • Contact Organization: Made in Hawaii Film Festival
Drink & Play for Dry Forest!
Hawaii

Beer, Bites & Bocce

Occurs on: Sunday, September 23, 2018, 11:30am - 6:00pm
Summary

Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative's 2nd Annual Bocce Ball Tournament held at Anna Ranch in Waimea on Sunday, September 23rd. Join us for another year of fabulous food, fantastic beer, and friendly competition! General admission includes access to our complimentary food booths featuring a diverse [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jen Lawson
  • Contact Organization: Waikoloa Dry Forest Initaitive
Mass hula fills Lili`uokalani Gardens (photo by A. Togashi)
Hawaii

He Hali`a Aloha No Lili`uokalani

Occurs on: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Summary

He Hali`a Aoha No Lili`uokalani is an annual day-long festival in honor of the Queen's birthday. Held in historic Lili`uokalani Gardens on Banyan Drive in Hilo, the free event features free family fun with craft and lei demonstrations, Hawaiian games, childrens games and activities, Hawaiian [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Bert Mukai
  • Contact Organization: County of Hawaii
Event flyer
Hawaii

One Lucid Dream; A Retrospective of Art Work by Ken Charon

Occurs between: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

Big Island artist, Ken Charon began his career 40 years ago with an artistic expedition from his home in Paris, France to the Seychelle Islands in 1978. In 1984 he came to Hawaii Island and established his home and studio, the Art Farm, in the rainforest near Kurtistown. Since then, Ken has been a [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Emily Weiss
  • Contact Organization: Volcano Art Center
Hawaii

Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific

Occurs between: Friday, August 31, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018
Summary

Kahilu Theatre's Artistic Director, Chuck Gessert, will bring to Waimea the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical with a great mix of stage talent including Larry Adams as Emile De Becque and Makana as Lt. Joe Cable and a full pit orchestra. South Pacific swept Broadway in 1949 with songs and stories of [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Kahilu Theatre
  • Contact Organization: Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Hawaii

Big Island Road Runners Hilo Bay 5 & 10K

Occurs on: Sunday, September 9, 2018, 7:30am - 10:00am
Summary

This is BIRR’s longest running event. Originally held at Coconut Island, the race was moved to Reed’s Bay a few years ago after completion of the park because of better parking and facilities at the start. The route for both races includes Liliuokalani Park and Hilo Bayfront, on a basically [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: David Cotter
  • Contact Organization: Big Island Road Runners
Hawaii

Gatewood & Amemiya Art Exhibition

Occurs between: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Summary

East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA's will feature abstract paintings from Lamerol Gatewood's Energy Series and Hilo's own Clayton Amemiya with his wood fired ceramics for the entire month of August! JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION ON AUGUST 3RD AT 6PM (First Friday). Exhibition is available to [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Monique Ortiz
  • Contact Organization: East Hawaii Cultural Center/HMOCA
2nd Annual Big Island Blues Festival
Hawaii

Big Island Blues Festival (2nd Annual)

Occurs on: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Summary

We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Big Island Blues Festival!!! Where there will be something for everyone to enjoy - from Great Original Blues Music, Local Brews, Unique Vendors, to Delicious BBQ Food and More! This years wonderful event will takes place on Saturday September 8th in [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Zack Kuyten
  • Contact Organization: Off The Grid Productions