Archive for "May, 2013"

Garden Isle Artisan Fair – “Under the Big Tent”


Saturday, May 11: 
Garden Isle Artisan Fair – “Under the Big Tent”.  This event offers an opportunity to see the wealth of local talent on the Garden Isle, with over 40 of the finest Artisans.  Photography, jewelry, aloha wear, wood carvings, lauhala baskets, photo albums, pounded mulberry bark, passion fruit jellies, original oil paintings, table linens, and much more. Chalupas authentic Mexican food, Masa’s Shave Ice and ice cream. Free & open to the public. Kapa`a Beach Park, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information contact

George Kahumoku Jr. performance and documentary “Seeds of Aloha”


Saturday, May 11:
George Kahumoku Jr. performance and documentary “Seeds of Aloha” screenings for Hawaii at the Waimea Theater. Tickets: or call 808-669-3858.  Running time of film is 2hrs 13 minutes. Visit: for more information.

Kona Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

Big Island

Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11:  
Kona Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale. Friday from 9am to 6pm & Saturday from 8am to 5pm.  FREE Admission. At Kona’s old Airport Makae’o Events Pavilion (north end of Kuakini Highway). Includes orchid vendors, many art & Crafts vendors and FREE classes on orchid culture. For more information, visit or contact: Linda Baseman, 329-1913.

A Culinary Romp through Paradise


Friday, May 10: 
A Culinary Romp through Paradise.  Local food experts offer an authentic taste of Kaua`i by guiding you on a farm to fork culinary experience. Learn about and sample exotic local fruit while taking a leisurely tour of a 26-acre exotic fruit farm. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and gourmet, four-course lunch made with Kaua`i-grown ingredients. The tour ends with a presentation of locally made rum at The Feral Pig. Located at Opaeka`a Falls, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., $130.  For information call (808) 635-0257.

Emily T Gail Show

Big Island

Every Tuesday
features the new Emily T Gail Show.  Emily’s show can be found online at under “Lineup” on the homepage.  Sponsored by Aloha – Big Island Visitor Guide, Emily “talks story” with recreational, high school and professional athletes, along with coaches, parents, organizers, and members of print and broadcast media. She talks about golf, running, swimming, biking, tennis, paddling, diving, skateboarding, as well as major league sports, high school sports, and college sports. For information, call Emily at (808) 896-6780, visit, or email Emily at

Tea for Tuesdays

Big Island

Every Tuesday: 
Tea for Tuesdays.  Join JoAnn Aguirre, tea educator and member of the Hawaii Tea Society, for an hour of tea talk, a delicious scone and a cuppa. Tea for Tuesdays is a one hour program and part of a monthly 2013 Volcano Tea Series. Free activity; donations accepted. Held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Discover and Experience Waimea


Every Monday: 
Discover and Experience Waimea.  For visitors and residents of all ages interested in information on landmarks, history, culture, family history, genealogy of places and people. 9:30 a.m. to 5p.m. Waimea Historic Tours, Lei Making.  West Kaua`i Tech & Visitor Center, 9565 Kaumuali`i Hwy, Waimea.  Free (donations accepted).  For information call (808) 338-1332.

Makuahi Cave Reserve Tours


Makuahi Cave Reserve Tours.  At the center of its many attractions is Hawai`i’s largest limestone cave, the richest fossil site in the islands, and a uniquely preserved archaeological site. It’s a living museum dedicated not just to the past, but also to experiments in native species conservation.  Located in Maha`ulepu.  Guided tours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For information call (808) 482-1059 or visit

Puna Music Festival


Sunday – Saturday, May 5 – 11: 
Puna Music Festival.  A week-long celebration of music featuring more than 40 performances, classes, workshops and activities, highlighting the cultural traditions and innovative creativity that surge along the Puna Coast.  With a spotlight on both contemporary Hawaiian performers and fresh local talent, audiences can enjoy a well-rounded glimpse into modern Hawaiian music and artistry.  An exciting array of workshops, classes, and special events, offering learning opportunities for all ages and levels of experience.  For information and event schedule and locations, call (808)965-7828 or visit

Na Makua Mother’s Gift Fair

Big Island

Sunday, May 5: 
Na Makua Mother’s Gift Fair.  This free gift show is dedicated to all mother’s featuring locally made crafts and products that appeal to and make great gifts for mothers and women. The gift fair will feature live entertainment by top local entertainers. Delicious local food, refreshments and snacks and door prize drawings.  Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, 323 Manono Street, Hilo.  For information call (808) 966-4647 or visit