Activities

Be part of ‘The Tale to End Cancer’: Attend the 32nd annual Relay For Life of the Big Island

This year’s event to fight back against cancer and celebrate survivors is from 5 p.m. to midnight July 20 at Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo.

Register now for 26th annual ʻOhana Shoreline Fishing Tournament

Separate divisions are offered for keiki 5 to 12 years old, teens, men, women, kūpuna at least 55 years old and ‘ohana. There also will be an art contest and invasive species division in which all entrants are automatically entered. This year’s tournament is Aug. 16-18.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 18-24: Party like a Honokaʻa Dragon, hang with the Ladies That Rock, do some early holiday shopping, celebrate Hawaiian culture and more

There is no lack of variety in the upcoming events happening around the Big Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 11-17: Follow the Yellow Brick Road, get reacquainted with the Bard, beat the summer heat and more

There’s something for everyone during the next 7 days on the Big Island, so get out there and have a good time.

Top 10 things to do this July 4th on the Big Island: These holiday events are sure to be a blast

We decided to bring you our weekly top 10 things to do on the island a day early so you can plan ahead for your Independence Day ventures. There’s plenty to do, from rubber duckie races, the release of honu into the Pacific and a classic car show to, of course, everyone’s favorite, fireworks displays.

‘A tigerific time’: Don’t miss Tiger Fun Day at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Pana‘ewa Zoo and also a celebration of the zoo’s star attractions Sriracha and Tzatziki’s birthdays. The tigers turn 9 years old this year.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 27-July 3: Pride Festival, ‘Chicago,’ ‘You Had Me at Hilo,’ comedy legend Tommy Davidson and more

You might think there won’t be much going on during the week leading up to the big July 4 blowout, which is next Thursday. Are you kidding? You shouldn’t have any issues finding something to do during the next 7 days on the Big Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 20-26: ‘The Gin Game,’ ‘Fun Home,’ Ladies That Rock, The Summer Slide, Over the Rainbow Drag Brunch and more

Get ready for a week filled with theater, music, comedy and just plain fun on the Big Island.

Coffee talk: 3 upcoming chances to have cup of joe with Kona police officers

There’s no agenda. The popular Coffee With a Cop events are intentionally informal. Topics of conversation can range from sharing personal stories to discussing neighborhood issues.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 13-19: Father’s Day Blues Jam, The Mākaha Sons live, O-Bon Fest 2024 and much more

Also don’t miss three cultural events coming up at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the opening of a new culinary market in Waikōloa and a slew of other events and activities.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 6-12: 7th annual Hawai‘i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival, Street Eats, lei hulu demonstration and more

There is plenty to do around the island during the next week. If you’re looking for something else, don’t miss Jeremy Enslow’s “Strength” art show at The Exhibit in Hilo in celebration of Pride Month or the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club’s 39th annual Show & Sale either. Plus, catch the live performance of Fourever Fab in honor of The Beatles.

Festivals, feasts and volunteer opportunities coming to Big Island throughout summer

Upcoming events and activities on the Big Island include a rodeo, a rubber duckie race, cultural festivals and more.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 30-June 5: Kaʻū Coffee Festival, A Night of Island Stars, an all-inclusive canoe regatta and more

The Big Island certainly isn’t calming down heading into the summer months. In fact, it looks like the enterainment, festival, music and event scenes are heating up.

Illuminate the night in remembrance, honor for loved ones who’s lights were snuffed out

For one evening each year, at the end of May, thousands of Big Island community members gather at Reeds Bay Beach Park in Hilo during the annual Hawai‘i Care Choices Celebration of Life to launch lanterns to pay tribute to the lives lived by loved ones who passed away and how they touched the lives of others.

Hawaiʻi County to host inaugural ground golf Mayor’s Cup this summer

Ground golf combines elements of golf and croquet. It originated in Hawaiʻi County’s sister city of Yurihama, Japan. It has become popular on the Big Island, especially among kūpuna.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 23-29: Celebration of Life, Robert Cazimero live, Ladies That Rock, Memorial Day Homelani and more

The long Memorial Day Weekend gives you an opportunity to check out all the events happening around the Big Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 16-22: Honoka‘a Western Week, first ever Hala Festival, The Spirit of Kaloko-Honokōhau Day and more

The diversity of events and activities happening around the Big Island during the next week, as always, is as wide as the people who call the island home.

Register now for 2024 Coach Jimmy Yagi Vulcan Basketball Camp

The four-day camp hosted by the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is for boys and girls ages 9 to 17 and runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. It will include drills, games, contests and guest speakers.

Chef Louis Pauole and Miyo’s in Hilo celebrate Mom with special omakase event

Pauole created the event, which will feature seven courses highlighting dishes infused with locally grown ingredients, to spotlight the depth of flavors found only in Hawai‘i on Mother’s Day.

Get ready for the Ka‘ū Coffee Experience

The 14th Ka‘ū Coffee Festival returns in June providing a unique, interactive experience showcasing the diverse and award-winning coffees grown by coffee farmers in the sprawling, southern rural district of Hawai‘i Island.
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