Be part of Hilo High history: Attend the 2023 Homecoming Ho‘olaule‘a this weekend

A Big Island high school is celebrating its past, present and future this week, and the community is invited to come be part of its history. The 2023 Hilo High School Homecoming Ho‘olaule‘a will wrap up a week of festivities that looked back at the events that contributed to the school’s storied history. This year’s […]

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival celebrated 30 years and Japanese culture

The 30th anniversary Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival put a spotlight on not just the cherry blossoms in Church Row Park but also Japanese tradition and heritage.

Camp Tarawa Detachment of the Marine Corps League recruiting new members

The League is a fraternal organization, which preserves the history and traditions of the Corps, while promoting patriotism and volunteer activities.

Heiva I Hawai‘i Tahitian dance competition scheduled for Feb. 18

Kailua-Kona’s Tahitian Dance competition is back.

Think Pink: Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival celebrates 30th anniversary on Saturday

The Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as it returns with in-person activities after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic — and thousands are expected to descend on the North Hawai‘i community.

Ballet Folklórico of Sister City La Serena, Chile to perform twice on Big Island

“This is the first group from La Serena in our almost 30-year sister city relationship to ever visit Hawai’i,” said Jane Clement, Hawai’i County’s Sister City protocol officer.

Answer the call and attend the 7th Revitalize Puna activation

Revitalize Puna activations provide space for conversation, but the emphasis is on action and empowering community members to get engaged and make an impact.

60th Annual Merrie Monarch Hōʻike tickets go on sale later this month

Hōʻike night of the 60th annual festival that showcases Hawaiian culture and hula is April 12 at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo.

Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona spreading the love with special Valentine’s Day events

There are many forms of love and the shopping center is highlighting them all this February.

‘Ghosts of War’ to be on exhibit through February and March at East Hawai‘i Cultural Center in Hilo

The consequences of armed conflict — and how they weave themselves into our lives — provide the backdrop for the center’s latest exhibit.

Hilo’s music festival Hoʻolauleʻa returned with 20 bands, food, thousands of revelers

The energy in Downtown Hilo was elevated no matter where you looked and everyone was along for the ride Saturday night with the return of the East Hawaiʻi musical festival

County to host free residential hazardous waste collection events

The events offer residents the opportunity to conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous waste in a manner that protects public health and the environment.

East Hawai‘i Master Gardeners Plant Sale blooms again

The first in-person sale since before the COVID-19 pandemic will feature succulents, perennial edibles, natives, seed starts from the University of Hawai‘i, ornamentals, pollinator plants, seeds and more.

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival back Feb. 4 on Big Island

The 30th anniversary of the Waimea festival on the Big Island will have a full lineup of free, multi-cultural performing arts, hands-on demonstrations, crafters and food booths.

What events are happening at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park in February?

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park features a variety of events in February, including a Hawaiian carving demonstration, talks about the rare species and habitats, ranger-led programs and Kahuku coffee.

West Hawai‘i County Band announces 2023 concert schedule

The band is a community and civic band comprised of about 20 musicians from all walks of life.

Merrie Monarch Festival celebrating 60 years of Hula and Hawaiian culture

The Merrie Monarch Festival will be back to its full glory in April 2023, celebrating its 60th anniversary of showcasing hula and Hawaiian culture — and the world can’t wait.

Volcano Awareness Month keeps you in the know about Mauna Loa and Kīlauea

While eruptions can be spectacular to watch and experience, they provide a stark reminder of how life on the Big Island can be impacted very quickly by volcanic activity.

Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai on Big Island to open PGA 2023 season

This will mark the 27th consecutive year that PGA Tour Champions has launched its season at the Hualālai Golf Course on the Big Island.

Waimea town meeting to explore potentially ‘heated’ 2023 state legislative session

Gov. Josh Green’s new administration, shifting priorities throughout the state, serious cost-of-living issues, big funding requests and possibly having even more money to spend will all contribute to what is sure to be a must-watch 2023 state legislative session.
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