Kimié Miner’s free songwriting workshop on Big Island; young artists can apply
The free weekend songwriting workshop on the Big Island is dedicated to empowering young artists with a breakthrough music and mental health mentorship series called Nā Leo (The Voices) by Haku Collective.
68 whales spotted by volunteers off Hawai‘i Island on last day of Great Whale Count
A total of 1,121 whales were observed across the state by volunteers for the Great Whale Count on March 25.
Hilo author details night she cooked for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in memoir ‘Justice is Served’
Leslie Karst, now an author based in Hilo on the Big Island, writes about how the nine months of preparation for that one intimate meal changed the trajectory of her life in her sixth book, a memoir: “Justice is Served: A Tale of Scallops, the Law, & Cooking for RBG.”
Watch: Whale shark spotted off Kona Coast
A nearly 30-foot whale shark was spotted one mile off Kahalu‘u Beach Park on Tuesday afternoon.
First annual free Kona Steel Guitar Festival at Outrigger resort March 24 and 25
The Kona Steel Guitar Festival is a new event developed to coincide with the relocation of Keola Beamer’s Aloha Music Camp from Kapa‘a on Kaua‘i to Keauhou.
Annual Kauikeaouli Festival celebrates birthday of Kamehameha III
The 22nd annual Kauikeaouli Festival, which commemorates the monarch’s birthday, is planned for March 17-18 at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay in West Hawaiʻi on the Big Island, complete with a free ʻaha mele (concert) and cultural activities.
Free community art classes are coming to the public library in Waimea
Artist Lorrie Taylor will launch the program on April 1 with Watercolor Coral Reef.
20th annual Luck of the Irish charity golf tournament for Hawaiʻi Island United Way
The Luck of the Irish Golf Tournament is back on March 12 and 13 for its 20th year as a fundraiser for the Hawai’i Island United Way.
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority updates cultural resource ‘Ma‘ema‘e Toolkit’ for visitors
Since its first edition in 2010, Ma‘ema‘e has evolved from a resource for media to a living toolkit for anyone who has a role in representing Hawai‘i.
Reminder: Tickets for 60th Annual Merrie Monarch Hōʻike go on sale Sunday
Tickets for the non-competitive hula exhibition scheduled for Wednesday night, April 12, will be available in person from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until they are sold out, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium box office in Hilo.
An America Classic: Manago Hotel receives national recognition by the James Beard Foundation
Hawai‘i’s oldest restaurant and South Kona favorite, Manago Hotel, was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as one of six America’s Classics Awards across the nation this week. The award recognizes locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and reflect the character of their community. Founded in 1917, Manago Hotel, located at 82-6155 Hawaiʻi Belt […]
Officials remind public of upcoming convoys and hunts at Pōhakuloa Training Area
Convoys from Pōhakuloa to the Kawaihae dock will take place Feb. 23-26 throughout the day. The archery mammal hunt will take place Feb. 25.
Spring bearded turkey hunting season opens in March
Hunting begins one half-hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
185-year-old Huliheʻe Palace in Kona housed kings and queens; now it needs help
For several years, Hulihe‘e Palace in Kona has suffered severe “physical trauma” — caused by tsunamis, earthquakes and high surf — that can be seen throughout the grounds.
The Manhattan Transfer to make Big Island stop as part of final world tour
The legendary vocal quartet is celebrating its 50th anniversary and making its final world tour.
Celebrate Mardi Gras this weekend in Honoka‘a, rain or shine
The Honoka‘a Business Association is excited to invite everyone back for the Mardi Gras festivities, food and fun. This faire la fête promises another grand time fit for the French Quarter.
Annual Girl Scout cookie sale approaches
Come find the Girl Scouts at Kona Commons Shopping Center later this month to buy your favorite Girl Scout cookies.
Waikōloa Beach Marriott attempts to beat Guinness World record for longest lei
The Big island resort worker who is leading the attempt to break the Guiness World Record for longest fresh flower lei said he thought it was “bizarre” that the record was set in India and not Hawaiʻi.
12th annual Wiliwili Festival welcomes people back to the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve
The Wiliwili Festival on Feb. 11 is hosted by the Waikōloa Dry Forest Initiative and will feature informational booths, guided tours and self-guided hikes, food and beverages at the Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve on the Big Island.
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 […]
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