Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 21-27: Peace Day activities, Keauhou Community Day, The Gospel Experience and much more

Whether you’re looking to catch some live music, entertainment or a workshop to learn new skills, give your input on the future use of the Great Crack and Ala Waiʻi areas at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, gather with community, rock out during an electronic music showcase or just get out of the house for a while, there’s once again plenty to do on the Big Island during the next week.

Applications for 2024 Lanaʻi axis deer hunting season open soon

Applications for the 2024 Lānaʻi axis deer hunting season will be available starting on Sept. 18.

Connect with local police at Coffee With a Cop events in Kona

West Hawai‘i residents are invited to attend three informal Coffee With a Cop events in Kona this month, offering a chance to meet their district police officers, engage in conversations and build community connections over a cup of coffee.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 14-20: Lava viewing, Hilo Idol, Old Hawai‘i on Horseback pageant and more

Make the trip to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to see the Kīlauea eruption or cheer on your favorite choice to win Hilo Idol. There are more opportunities to support those affected by the devastating wildfires on Maui and also a celebration planned for International Dot Day, as well as a pageant featuring some of the island’s best horse riders in period costumes.

Learn traditional poi making at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Sept. 13

Join Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Sept. 13 to learn the traditional Hawaiian practice of making poi from kalo (taro) root, guided by park ranger Keoni Kaholoʻaʻā.

Business Monday: Climb to new heights at Kona Cliffs

The bouldering gym opened in the Kona Brewery Block on Aug. 1.

Come celebrate the 24th Annual Queen Liliʻuokalani Festival in Hilo

The He Haliʻa Aloha No Liliʻuokalani Festival, held on Saturday in Hilo’s Liliʻuokalani Gardens Park, will feature music, hula, food, arts and crafts, and cultural activities.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island Sept. 7-13: 24th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Festival; Big Island Chocolate Festival Dip, Sip and Paint; Devin Saltiban meet and greet; and more

Whether it’s celebrating Queen Lili’uokalani’s birthday with a festival in the Hilo park that shares her name; getting an autograph from 2023 Hilo High grad Devin Saltiban, who was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 Major League Baseball draft; watching pickleball matches to support Maui wildfire relief efforts; or supporting your favorite contestant in the next round of Hilo Idol, once again, there is plenty to do on the Big Island during the next week.

17th annual Hawaiʻi COPD Education Day virtual event Sept. 8

The Hawaiʻi COPD Coalition is hosting its 17th annual COPD Education Day, “Emerging with Aloha,” virtually via Zoom on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., providing insights into COPD for patients, caregivers, and the public.

Kona Dance and Performing Arts to host a weekend of dance classes with the pros

Kona Dance and Performing Arts presents a weekend of dance workshops with world-renowned teaching artists Roman Vasquez and Charlene Rose, offering a variety of classes for students aged 13 and up.

This is Hilo Idol: New singing competition opening doors for Big Island talent

Hilo Idol, is creating a platform — a literal stage — for exposure, cross-promotion and being part of reconnecting, re-establishing and reinvigorating the community in a still-waking post-COVID world.

Hawaiʻi residents encouraged to join statewide, one-day healing vigil for Maui

On Friday, Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners will lead a statewide, vigil aimed at facilitating emotional and spiritual healing for the people of Maui.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Race, Maui Love Benefit Concert, Parker Ranch Labor Day Scholarship Rodeo and much more

Aside from the 50th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Race, this week’s events include support for people impacted by the deadly wildfires on Maui comprising of a benefit concert and a vigil, to more live music.

Are you ready for a natural disaster, Big Island? Event aimed at increasing preparedness, resilience

Everyone is invited to the free, family-friendly walk-and-talk “Are You Ready?” Waimea Fire Prevention and Resilience Fair on Sept. 9.

Coffee with a Cop scheduled in Waikōloa

Officers will be available to talk story at the Starbucks in the Queens Marketplace.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island Aug. 24-30: Reggae on the Runway, Kenny Tagavilla at The View, Honua’ula Forest Reserve Hike and much more

From Reggae on the Runway in Kona to a “you pick” harvest event in Puna, there’s plenty to do this weekend and next week on the Big Island.

Soil, food security to be highlighted at 33rd Hawai‘i International Tropical Fruit Conference

Registration is now open for the event geared toward farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture.

20 hālau from Big Island, Oʻahu, Japan to participate in 29th annual Hula ʻOni E Hula Festival

The hula festival and competition invites haumāna (students) ages 6 and older to participate in showcasing ʻauana (modern) and kahiko (ancient) styles.

Cyclists for Lāhainā: 3 Big Island bike shops roll out two initiatives in support of Maui community destroyed by wildfire

The bike shops owned by Grant Miller are sponsoring the Bikes For Lāhainā bike collection drive and the Aug. 20 Ride For Lāhainā in Kona.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island Aug. 17-23: Benefit concerts to help Maui wildfire relief efforts, ‘Bladrunner’ at the Palace, Tanabata Japanese Star Festival and more

From benefit concerts to help Maui wildfire relief and recovery efforts, live music and old movies to a celebration of the Hawaiian honeycreeper, the Tanabata Japanese Star Festival and more, there’s plenty of events happening on the Big Island this week. Here’s your Top 20 events on the Big Island this week.
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