Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party

July 6, 2018, 11:54 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 3:55 PM
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Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party The Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium.

The event is a “fun-raiser” that kicks off the 66th anniversary Orchid Show and Sale in Hilo and raises funds for peace and lava evacuees.

The evening gala will include drinks, food, music, and orchid viewing and pre-sales.

Each party-goer receives a souvenir wine or beer glass, in order to enjoy a wide array of fine wines, plus beers on tap from Kona Brewing Co. and Mehana Brewing & Hawai’i Nui Brewing. Also served are gourmet fruit juices and coffee from Hilo Coffee Mill. Pūpū, dinner and dessert buffets are compliments of AJ & Sons Catering and friends. Vegetarian and vegan fare is included.

On the menu are Moroccan chicken tagine with local citrus, dry aged beef steaks on a griddle, Turkish braised eggplant with garbanzo beans, quinoa pilaf, savory and sweet won tons, specialty poke, and mini Hawaiian shrimp plates.


Also served are fresh local greens with lilikoi or gorgonzola dressing, Greek couscous salad, and Thai green papaya salad.


Pūpū include a variety of cheeses, charcuterie platters, house-made pastrami, fresh-baked baguettes, garbanzo hummus, olive tapenade and baba ganoush. And for dessert are fresh fruit platters, chocolate-dipped macaroons and assorted brownies.

Tickets are $75 (of which $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.

To purchase tickets or tables/sponsorships with a credit card, click “Buy Now” on the mediation center’s website or contact Erika at (808) 935-7844, ext. 1, or [email protected].


Tickets will also be available at the door.

Reserved tables for five or 10 people are available at platinum, gold, silver or bronze sponsorship levels.

All ticket proceeds benefit the nonprofit Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center’s cause of “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.” All silent auction proceeds benefit the Hilo Orchid Society’s lava relief fund.


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