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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. Read On Chevron Forward

Neighbor Island contestants to take the stage in Pacific Media Group’s Hawai‘i’s Finest Talent Contest

Moving into the second half of performances, a lineup of artists from Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Island and Maui are set to grace the stage starting July 18.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for July 11-17: Follow the Yellow Brick Road, get reacquainted with the Bard, beat the summer heat and more

There’s something for everyone during the next 7 days on the Big Island, so get out there and have a good time.

Top 10 things to do this July 4th on the Big Island: These holiday events are sure to be a blast

We decided to bring you our weekly top 10 things to do on the island a day early so you can plan ahead for your Independence Day ventures. There’s plenty to do, from rubber duckie races, the release of honu into the Pacific and a classic car show to, of course, everyone’s favorite, fireworks displays.

Big Island community comes together to ‘Celebrate Life!’ during annual Pride Festival

Everywhere you looked Saturday at Mo‘oheau Park and Bandstand in downtown Hilo, the party was hopping. Diversity was on display in several different senses of the word. Friends and family came together to have fun. Smiles and hugs were commonplace and given out freely. There was joy, laughter, happiness, inclusiveness and acceptance. All attributes that lend themselves to celebration.

‘A tigerific time’: Don’t miss Tiger Fun Day at Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Pana‘ewa Zoo and also a celebration of the zoo’s star attractions Sriracha and Tzatziki’s birthdays. The tigers turn 9 years old this year.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 27-July 3: Pride Festival, ‘Chicago,’ ‘You Had Me at Hilo,’ comedy legend Tommy Davidson and more

You might think there won’t be much going on during the week leading up to the big July 4 blowout, which is next Thursday. Are you kidding? You shouldn’t have any issues finding something to do during the next 7 days on the Big Island.

Hilo becomes ‘Chicago’ this Friday; glamorous musical to run through mid-July

‘Chicago’ is the story of Roxie Hart, a 1920s housewife and nightclub performer who murders her lover after he threatens to walk out on her.

Business Monday: Local designers show off new looks during first-ever Kona Swim Week fashion event

Hosted at Spinners Cantina, the fashion show featured nine local designers with models strutting the looks for guests gathered on Ali‘i Drive.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 20-26: ‘The Gin Game,’ ‘Fun Home,’ Ladies That Rock, The Summer Slide, Over the Rainbow Drag Brunch and more

Get ready for a week filled with theater, music, comedy and just plain fun on the Big Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 13-19: Father’s Day Blues Jam, The Mākaha Sons live, O-Bon Fest 2024 and much more

Also don’t miss three cultural events coming up at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the opening of a new culinary market in Waikōloa and a slew of other events and activities.

King Kamehameha Day celebrations to close a portion of Ali‘i Drive all day

For the first time in the history of the festival, a portion of Ali‘i Drive will remain closed all day for the celebration.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for June 6-12: 7th annual Hawai‘i Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival, Street Eats, lei hulu demonstration and more

There is plenty to do around the island during the next week. If you’re looking for something else, don’t miss Jeremy Enslow’s “Strength” art show at The Exhibit in Hilo in celebration of Pride Month or the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club’s 39th annual Show & Sale either. Plus, catch the live performance of Fourever Fab in honor of The Beatles.

Festivals, feasts and volunteer opportunities coming to Big Island throughout summer

Upcoming events and activities on the Big Island include a rodeo, a rubber duckie race, cultural festivals and more.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 30-June 5: Kaʻū Coffee Festival, A Night of Island Stars, an all-inclusive canoe regatta and more

The Big Island certainly isn’t calming down heading into the summer months. In fact, it looks like the enterainment, festival, music and event scenes are heating up.

Illuminate the night in remembrance, honor for loved ones who’s lights were snuffed out

For one evening each year, at the end of May, thousands of Big Island community members gather at Reeds Bay Beach Park in Hilo during the annual Hawai‘i Care Choices Celebration of Life to launch lanterns to pay tribute to the lives lived by loved ones who passed away and how they touched the lives of others.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 23-29: Celebration of Life, Robert Cazimero live, Ladies That Rock, Memorial Day Homelani and more

The long Memorial Day Weekend gives you an opportunity to check out all the events happening around the Big Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 16-22: Honoka‘a Western Week, first ever Hala Festival, The Spirit of Kaloko-Honokōhau Day and more

The diversity of events and activities happening around the Big Island during the next week, as always, is as wide as the people who call the island home.

Get ready for the Ka‘ū Coffee Experience

The 14th Ka‘ū Coffee Festival returns in June providing a unique, interactive experience showcasing the diverse and award-winning coffees grown by coffee farmers in the sprawling, southern rural district of Hawai‘i Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island — and then some — for May 9-15: So much happening, especially for Mother’s Day, this week’s list is actually a Top 16

It shouldn’t be difficult to find something to do with Mom this weekend. The Big Island has plenty of events planned just for Mother’s Day, from brunch to parasailing.

Mix masters: Merriman’s Honolulu team wins 2024 Kings’ Shops Cocktail Contest

13 of Hawai‘i’s top bartenders showed off their creative energy as they competed head-to-head in three rounds April 28 on the Big Island.
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