Big Island’s Weekend: Craft Fairs, Stargazing and Belles

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Here it is, December. Scared yet? No need to rush and get into rumbles with grumbling bah humbugs of the season.

Take time to segueway into the season with crafty fairs, Christmas shows and twinkling lights in the night sky.

Live at the Kava Bar

The alt-indie band The Oceanographers with Infinite Radio and Mr. Chris will be performing at the Bayfront Kava Bar in Hilo tonight November 30 at 7 p.m.

The Oceanographers at Bayfront Kava Bar, image courtesy of Oceanographers.

This free show includes a drummer from another known band, Medicine for the People’s, Sam Bradley. T

his venue fills up fast. Go a little early to pick your spot and hunker down with some ‘awa tonight.


The Kava Bar is located at 116 Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo.

Jingle Belles

Elvis will be at the historic Palace Theater on Saturday December 1 for the fabulous Jingle Belles Variety Show. Female entertainers will impersonate, dance, sing and keep tummies shaking with laughter.

Historic Palace Theater, photo by Kristin Hashimoto

The show begins at 7;30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Call 934-7010 for more information, or visit www.hilopalace.com. The theater is located at 38 Haili Street in Hilo.


Crafty Christmas

Waimea’s biggest indoor craft fair will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Thelma Parker Gym.

Find that special gift for friends, family or for yourself at this festive affair. Food and crafts from local artists will be available at this event.

Food donations for local food banks will be accepted on site. For more information call 808-883-9358. This fair ends at 4 p.m.

Twilight Parade and Star Party


The annual Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope star gazing party is taking place Saturday after the Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade. The Parade begins at 5:30 p.m., and starts its merry trek at Church Row to end at Waimea Town Park.

Then at 7 p.m., telescopes, body-warming beverages and more will be set up at the Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope’s front lawn.

Astronomers and members of the West Hawai’i Astronomy Club will also be in attendance to field questions and chat about celestial bodies.

The site is located at 65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway. This is a free event. For more information call 808-885-3169.

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