Hilo Orchid Show Gala Event on June 1

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The community is invited to attend and support the Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party, a fundraising event to kick off the 65th anniversary Orchid Show and Sale in Hilo. The gala will be held on Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium, and feature food, drinks, music and orchid pre-sales.

Each partygoer participant will receive a souvenir glass to enjoy a selection of fine wines at the event, plus draft beers by Kona Brewing Company. There will also be gourmet lilikoi and dragon fruit juices and Hilo Coffee Mill coffee.

The gala event will be environmentally friendly, creating zero waste with recycling and composting stations and using eco-friendly eating utensils.

Island Naturals and AJ & Sons Catering will provide pūpū, dinner and dessert buffets, featuring the food stylings of Dean Shigeoka and Audrey Wilson, food columnist for the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.


The menu will include bacon, lettuce and tomato rolls; gingered chicken; orange cream roasted duck on won-ton chips; fried adobo chicken; house made Spam with Hilo fried rice musubi; and sous vide short ribs with gInger gems. Quinoa kale salad, ‘ulu salad with apples, cobb salad, and hydroponic greens with lilikoi dressing will also be served.  Pūpū will include various types of sushi as well as assorted cheeses, breads and dips. Desserts will include assorted fruits, panna cotta with fruit compote and haupia with toasted coconut topping.

Tickets for the gala are $70 ($25 is tax deductible) and may be purchased in advance from The Most Irresistible Shop, Hilo Coffee Mill, Day-Lum Rentals and Ku’ikahi Mediation Center.

Reserved tables for five or ten people are available at various sponsorship levels (platinum, gold, silver, bronze).  For ticket reservations or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jenifer at (808) 935-7844 ext. 1, or [email protected]


All proceeds will benefit the Ku‘ikahi Mediation Centerʻs cause of “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.”

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