Activities

Everybody welcome at Ahava ‘Aina Festival of Lights Hanukkah celebration in Hilo

The Hanukkah celebration, which the congregation has hosted for more than five years, is open to all faiths, all beliefs, all ages and all beings.

Friends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge nears its $1M donation goal

The Friends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge are $85,000 away from reaching their goal for the 2022 fall Endowment Campaign.

Kona Beth Shalom to host Chanukah Celebration

Enjoy traditional holiday songs, learn to dance the “Chanukah Hula” and much more during the free event.

South Kohala community invited to Coffee with a Cop in Waimea

The ever-popular event is an opportunity for community members to engage with their district police officers one-on-one.

Hanukkah Menorah on display for first time as part of holiday open house at County Building in Hilo

The 8-foot tall menorah provided by Rabbi Rachel Short and the congregation of Ahava ‘Aina.

County seeks applicants for 2023 Summer Fun staff

Preferred applicants will have enthusiasm, patience, the ability to plan, organize and conduct activities and a desire to help children grow and develop.

Community invited to lighting of first candle of Hanukkah in Hilo with Ahava ‘Aina

Ahava ‘Aina is inviting everyone to participate in the lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah with Rabbi Rachel at the Grand Naniloa Resort, located at 93 Banyan Drive in Hilo, on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.

Get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus for free

Mr. and Mrs. Kringle will be making an appearance this weekend at Kona Commons.

‘Home for the HiloDays’ returns with music, comedy, dancers and special guests

The holiday tradition returns for its third year this weekend at the historic Palace Theater in Downtown Hilo.

Stay informed with Hawaiʻi County’s new mobile app Kāhea

Hawaiʻi County has launched its official mobile application, Kāhea.

Holiday magic has arrived at the Kona Christmas House

Located in Pualani Estates in Kailua-Kona, the lights of the Kona Christmas House owned by the Long family can be seen from Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway.

Public input sought on protection and future use of Pōhue Bay area

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park invites the community to participate in a public meeting regarding protection and potential future use of the remote 16,451-acre Kahuku-Pōhue parcel the park acquired earlier this year.

Santa Claus comes to Kings’ Shops in Waikōloa

Selfies with Santa are scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 10-11 and 17-18 at the center stage.

‘Winter Wonderland’ comes to Kahilu Theatre

The Prince Dance Company presents “Winter Wonderland: Holidays Celebrations from Around the World” at Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.

Christmas Parade and Keiki Festival at Waikōloa Village on Dec. 10

The Christmas parade starts at 10 a.m. at Kamakoa Park (skatepark) and ends at the Waikōloa School.

Food Basket has four more ‘Ohana Food Drops in December

The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s food bank, will be holding four ʻOhana Food Drop distributions this month to help alleviate low food security during the holiday season.

New Hawai’i County Council to be sworn in Monday

The Hawai‘i County Inaugural Ceremony is at noon Monday at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Hawai’i Care Choices to host free Season of Light celebration

Hawaiian Santa and one of his elves will make a special appearance during this year’s Season of Light celebration hosted by Hawai‘i Care Choices.

Calling all Hawai‘i students: Entries sought for ‘We (Heart) Veterans’ pin design challenge

Students will flex their design and engineering skills by creating a digital 3-D model of a wearable pin that celebrates their unique appreciation for veterans.

Annual art contest open for Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamps

The annual art contest for the 2023-24 Hawai’i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp is here.
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