Archive for "May, 2013"

St. Joseph Feast


Friday – Sunday, May 3 – 5: 
St. Joseph Feast.  Enjoy delicious local food, games, bouncers, crafters, Country Store, plants, produce, flowers, and more. On Friday & Saturday evening at 7 p.m. there is a live valuable goods auction featuring golfing, gift certificates to dinner, hotels, activities, etc., donated by businesses throughout the state.  Feast times are Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  St. Joseph Church, 1294 Makawao Ave., Makawao. For information call (808) 572-7652, or visit

Hawai`iana Live

Big Island

Every Wednesday: 
Hawai`iana Live.  A 45-minute cultural tourism program hosted by Leilehua Yuen. It features live on stage presentations that share the history and traditions of the Hawaiian culture through storytelling, film, music, oli and hula. Topics and films change weekly as the program revolves around the Hawaiian lunar calendar, and surprise guests and musicians often appear. Also featured is Rick Mazurowski at the newly restored Palace pipe organ.  Palace Theater, 38 Haili Street, Hilo.  11 a.m. Admission is $5, Keiki 12 & under, free. Be sure to visit their website for other weekly events at the Theater.  For information call (808) 934-7010 or visit

Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program


Ongoing, Daily: 
Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program.  Learn the names of fish youve seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui’s coral reefs at Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Coral Reef Information Station. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Wailea’s Ulua Beach. For information call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Hilo Lei Day Festival

Big Island

Wednesday, May 1: 
Hilo Lei Day Festival.  Join the fun at the 9th annual He Mo`olelo `O ka Lei celebration of Hawaii’s “garlands of aloha.” This uniquely Hawaiian event kicks off a celebration of the lei for the month of May in Hilo. Event features music and hula, lei-making demonstrations and the heritage, history and culture.  East Hawaii Cultural Center. 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For information call (808) 895-0850 or visit

Na Keiki `O Ka Aina (The Children of the Land)


Na Keiki `O Ka Aina (The Children of the Land).  Classes in Hawaiian and Polynesian Arts and Culture for Keiki & Adults.  Most Keiki classes are free, adult classes request a donationto the non-profit organization.  Located under the Whale Clock Tower in Kaua`i Village Shopping Center.  For more information and class schedules call (808) 821-1234 or visit

100th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Kilauea Lighthouse


May 1 – 5: 
100th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Kilauea Lighthouse. Five days of festivities including the official opening ceremony on May 1, with a Hawaiian rededication of Kilauea Lighthouse and daily guided tours of the lighthouse. Special activities and a lighthouse exhibit will occur throughout the week with a free admission day on Saturday May 4, when the light will be turned on at 6:30 p.m. May 5 there will be a parade through Kilauea town ending at Kilauea Park, which includes a concert, food, game booths, water slides, hula halau and more. For information call (808) 828-0384 or visit

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert


Every Wednesday: 
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert.  Host and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku, Jr. is joined by renowned slack key masters who are true ambassadors of their music, their culture and their land for an evening of traditional Hawaiian songs and authentic “talk-story”.  May 1 – Kevin Brown; May 8 – Ledward Ka’apana; May 15 –Dennis Kamakahi; May 22 – Kimo West; May 29 – Jeff Peterson. Seating is limited. Dinner/Show packages are available. Pavilion at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, Napili. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (888) 669-3858 or visit

Hilo Farmers Market

Big Island

Every Wednesday and Friday: 
Hilo Farmers Market.  Find a colorful selection of locally grown exotic fruit, vegetables, herbs, island jams and jellies, macadamia nuts and delectable baked goods. Big buckets of orchids and anthuriums line the stalls. Wind chimes, etched glass and koa wood treasures fill the craft section. You can even find local t-shirts, tropical fashions and handmade jewelry. And don’t forget to buy a lei for that someone special. Get there early to shop for the best choices from the market’s more than 200 vendors. Downtown Hilo.