Kuʻikahi Mediation Center in Hilo to host free brown bag talk with Michael Lang

The talk on April 20 will feature Michael Lang, who will discuss the topic “Practice alone does not make perfect: 9 attributes of a reflective practitioner.”

What’s happening at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Friday?

The second night of competition takes place Friday at the 60th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival with groups performing hula kahiko (ancient hula dances).

Hawai’i premiere of Tony-nominated musical ‘Be More Chill’ at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

The Hawai’i Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical “Be More Chill” will be performed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center at the end of April.

100 horses to strut their stuff during Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

The Merrie Monarch Royal Parade will be in Downtown Hilo on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with than 100 horses gussied up to carry women dressed in long, colorful skirts (pāʻu) riding sidesaddle or as part of a private mount group.

What’s happening at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Thursday?

Today, the competition begins at the 60th Merrie Monarch Festival, with 12 candidates vying for Miss Aloha Hula.

Big Island’s Pink Floyd band comes to Kahilu Theatre Saturday

Five years after their debut, a 10-member Pink Floyd tribute group is returning for an encore performance.

What’s happening at the Merrie Monarch Festival on Wednesday?

Whatʻs happening on April 12 at the Merrie Monarch Festival? Check out our official and unofficial list of events.

North Kohala Golf Park offering PGA Jr League for kids ages 17 and under

PGA Jr League brings kids together to learn and play golf in teams, with coaching and instruction from PGA professionals.

Hawaiʻi Mushroom Festival returns to Kapaʻau April 15 & 16

The Second Annual Hawai’i Mushroom Festival is just around the corner, offering a weekend full of agricultural education and community-building activities.

Festival named after the ‘Merrie Monarch’ who brought hula back to Hawaiʻi

Although the initial motivation for the Merrie Monarch Festival was to boost the economy of Hawaiʻi island through tourism, this event has come to serve a far greater purpose, which is perpetuating Hawaiian culture.

Hawaiian Mission Houses celebrates bicentennial with exhibit, events

Historical theatre performances, a family fun day, lectures and a new exhibit are scheduled.

Tourism authority brings three events to Big Island in April

Festivities include the Kōkua Kailua Spring Concert on April 16.

Merrie Monarch Week: The ‘unofficial’ events

The action isn’t just at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium and Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium during Merrie Monarch Week on the Big Island. There are several other venues throughout Hilo and East Hawai‘i that will feature hula, music, arts and crafts, Hawaiian cultural events and other entertainment.

Keōua Canoe Club hosts 40th annual Mac-A-Thon 5k and 10k races April 8

The Mac-A-Thon is an essential fundraiser that helps support various community initiatives, including promoting Hawaiian culture and traditions, marine resource protection, and youth mentoring.

What you need to know about the 60th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

Get ready, world. The Merrie Monarch Festival returns next week with full regalia for the first time since 2019, and there’s just two days left until the celebration of hula and everything Hawaiian gets underway.

Kahilu Theatre in Waimea tells Hawai‘i to ‘Bring It!’

The uncensored, adults-only show will feature performers ranging from comedians and rappers to musicians, storytellers and more.

‘Egg-citing’ public Easter events planned around the Big Island

Whether searching for Easter eggs is your jam or maybe you would rather have someone else do the holiday cooking, there’s something for everyone. So don those new Easter clothes and hop on over to one or more of these “egg-citing” events.

Public invited to Experience PTA Day open house at Pōhakuloa Training Area

Experience PTA Day will offer the public a chance to learn about the training, land stewardship and community relations programs that go on at the base.

77th anniversary of devastating tsunami that struck Hilo; lessons learned are used today

Exactly 77 years ago, on April Foolʻs Day 1946, Hilo and the surrounding coast was hit by the most devastating tsunami in Hawaiʻi’s modern history. The death toll: 159.

Special program about ʻAlalā Project at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

The ʻAlalā is a bird native to Hawaiʻi and found nowhere else on earth.
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