Archive for "Big Island"

Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show (4th Annual)

Big Island

July 20, 2019 – July 21, 2019:
Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show (4th Annual).
Please join us for the 4th annual Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019. The quilt show will be held in the lobby of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (Courtyard by Marriott) in downtown Kailua Kona, and will feature a display of over 100 Hawaiian and island-themed quilts. Local quilt designers Roberta Muller and Viv Smith will be on hand to talk story about their designs and demonstrate quilting techniques. The Tropical Inspirations Quilt Show will also feature local craft vendors and a Keiki Corner for our young guests. Show hours are 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on both days, and admission is free to the public. For more information please visit www.tropicalinspirationsquiltshow.weebly.com or call (808) 329-7475.

Obon Dance & Festival – Hongpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin

Big Island

July 19, 2019 – July 20, 2019:
Obon Dance & Festival – Hongpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.
The summer Obon season perpetuates the Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirit of those passed on celebrated with special services and festivals. The festival includes food booths, taiko drummers and other colorful sights and sounds, bon dances that have become a cultural touchstone for all in Hawaii. Free to enjoy!Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin: July 19-20, with services both nights at 6 p.m. dances at 7-10:30 p.m.

Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program

Big Island

July 19, 2019:
Hula Arts At Kilauea: Aloha Friday Program.
Third Friday of each month: Aloha Friday Hula & Oli with Kahookele Crabbe Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This week’s offerings include: hula and oli with Kahookele Crabbe. Kumu hula of Halau Ke Ola o Ka Lani, Moses Kahookele Crabbe shares his extensive knowledge to teach the basics of hula, language and chant. These free cultural events are supported by Hawaii Tourism through the Community Enrichment Program. https://volcanoartcenter.org/

Jazz Night at the Palace Theater

Big Island

July 11, 2019:
Jazz Night at the Palace Theater.
The Palace Theater is proud to present a Jazz Night with music by SOUL ON A ROLL! Featuring Randy Skaggs on saxophone, Walter Greenwood on organ, Diana Webb on Bass, Sarah Bethany providing vocals, and Michael Surprenant on drums. The Palace Café will be open with special menu items. Beer and Wine will be available for purchase. Come early, seating is limited! Come and enjoy jazz from some of Hilo’s finest musicians in the Palace Lobby. Admission is only $10. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or over the phone with a credit card at 934-7010, M-F, 10AM-3PM

The Farmers’ Market at Hamakua Harvest

Big Island

July 07, 2019 – July 28, 2019:
The Farmers’ Market at Hamakua Harvest.
The Sunday Farmers’ Market at Hamakua Harvest, located at the intersection of Mamane St. and Hwy 19 in Historic Honokaa Town, offers only locally produced goods, ono food, live music and a free educational event weekly. It’s beautiful location and celebratory character provides a vibrant social gathering place for the whole family. SNAP/EBT welcome! Drink a coconut, buy a t-shirt and experience the warm hospitality of Hamakua. Every Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm Email info@hamakuaharvest.org for more information.

ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL – PU’UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, HONAUNAU

Big Island

June 29 and 30, 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.

KONA MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, QUARTER MARATHON & 5k RACES – WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT

Big Island

June 30, 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.

Hilo Brewfest

Big Island

June 29, 2019:
Hilo Brewfest. An annual fundraiser on the lawn of a historic property overlooking Hilo Bay, funding worthy causes, featuring food, music and beer! For more info, visit www.hilobrewfest.com.

Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

Big Island

June 28, 2019:
Aloha Friday at VAC Gallery: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong. Aloha Friday cultural demonstrations are held each week from 11 am – 1 pm on the porch of Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This month’s offerings include: Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong.
Tropical Agriculture farmer Kaipo Ah Chong will share his expert lei-making skills with VAC visitors. As a member of Halau Na Kamalei, his unique experience marries the science of agriculture with Hawaiian lei and hula traditions.
These free cultural events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai‘i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

11th Annual Mango Festival

Big Island

Sunday, June 23, 2019:
11th Annual Mango Festival Free Community Event

Hale Halawai Beach Park
Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona
10 am – 5 pm
As with ALL our Festivals, this is a FREE Event
The Free 11th Annual Mango Festival features
Mango Grafting, Mango Growing, Mango Variety Tasting, Mango Food Preparation & Sampling
Enjoy continuous Live Music, Hula, presentations, demonstrations, arts, crafts, delicious Vegan.
Foods and FUN for the entire family.
Looking forward to sharing the JOYS of MANGOES!!!
Zero Waste: Paper or recyclable utensils, attendees are encouraged to bring their own.
Please call me with any questions or just to say Aloha!
(808) 936-5233
In Peace and Aloha,
Randyl Rupar
The Sanctuary of Mana Ke`a Gardens,
State of Hawai`i 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization