Hilo Orchid Show Preview Party Set For July 28

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Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party is Thursday, July 28 at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium. PC: Ku’ikahi Mediation Center

The public is cordially invited to the Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party, a “fun”-raiser that kicks off the 68th Orchid Show and Sale in Hilo and raises funds for peace and agriculture.

Held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at the Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium, the evening gala features beverages, catered food, live music, and orchid viewing and pre-sales. The event is zero waste, with eco-friendly eating utensils.

“Drink, eat, socialize, and get a sneak preview of the lush displays and the first chance to shop for beautiful, unique, and rare orchid plants,” said Ku‘ikahi Executive Director Julie Mitchell.


Each partygoer receives a souvenir wine or beer glass to enjoy the libations and take home after the event. A wide variety of fine wines, beers on tap from Kona Brewing Co. hard beverages from Ola Brew, gourmet fruit juices, and coffees from Hilo Coffee Mill are served. Pupu, dinner, and dessert buffets are compliments of White Guava Café and friends. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Tickets are $85 (of which $25 is tax deductible) and may be purchased in advance from The Most Irresistible Shop, Day-Lum Rentals, and Ku’ikahi Mediation Center.

Reserved tables for 4, 6, 8, or 10 people are available at bronze, silver, gold, and platinum sponsorship levels.


To purchase tickets or table sponsorships with a credit card, select from the “Buy Now” pulldown on Or contact Kaitlyn 808-935-7844 ext. 1 or [email protected]. Tickets purchased online will be held at will call.

All ticket proceeds benefit the non-profit Ku’ikahi Mediation Center and the cause of “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace.” All silent auction proceeds benefit Hilo Orchid Society’s agriculture student scholarship fund.

“After two long years, this ‘fun’-raiser is back! We hope the community will come out to enjoy a fun party while supporting a good cause,” said Mitchell. “Please join us as a partner for peace and a giver of hope. Your support changes lives.”

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