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Hilo World Peace Fest Set for Oct. 21

October 15, 2017, 8:50 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:32 PM
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The 8th Annual Hilo World Peace Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Festivities are free and open to the public.

The festival celebrates cultural diversity and promotes the creation of a peaceful world.

The annual festival features performances, food and beverages, as well as opportunities to experience cultural expressions of dance, music and art.

The Hilo World Peace Festival was created to promote the spirit of aloha—the universal language of love that encourages acts to honor and revere our elders; to love, nurture and protect our children; and to respect the harmony of our families, thus creating a healthy community and island lifestyle.

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The entertainment line-up includes Lopaka, Hula by the Hilo SGI Group, Soul on a Roll, Lori Lei Shirakawa, contemporary music by Vaughn Valentino and To‘a Here Tahitian Revue.

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The 2017 Hilo World Peace Festival is a true partnership event where community organizations, private enterprise and government work together toward a common goal.

For more information, call the County of Hawai‘i, Culture & Education Office, at (808) 961-8706.

This partnership event is coordinated by Soka Gakkai International USA, the International Committee of Artists for Peace, Destination Hilo and the County of Hawai‘i.

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