Preview Party July 27 kicks off Orchid Show and Sale in Hilo

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The 2022 Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party at the Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. (Photo courtesy)

The Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party — a “fun”-raiser that kicks off the Annual Orchid Show and Sale in Hilo and raises funds for peace and agriculture — will be held on July 27 at the Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium.

The gala runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and features beverages, catered food, live music and orchid viewing and pre-sales. The event is low impact, 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 Julie Mitchell, executive director of Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center.

Each party-goer receives a souvenir wine or beer glass to enjoy the libations and take home.  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 will be served.  


Pupu, dinner and dessert buffets are compliments of White Guava Café and friends.  Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Tickets are $85 ($30 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.

“Help us celebrate 40 years at this ‘fun’-raiser!  We hope the community will come out to enjoy a fun party while supporting a good cause,” Mitchell said.  “Please join us as a partner for peace and a giver of hope.  Your support changes lives.”

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