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Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites Big Island to Holidays in Kahuku

The free community event is this weekend and will feature crafts, food, music and more.

Celebrate holidays with music: Kona Aloha Singers to hold holiday concert

The Kona Aloha Singers will hold a holiday concert — Holiday Aloha — at the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel on Dec. 3.

N2 Dance presents ‘Willy Moon and the C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E. Factory’

The production is scheduled for Dec. 1 and 2 at Hilo’s historic Palace Theater.

Hilo Christmas parade returns in full glory on Nov. 26

A glorious glow of thousands of twinkling and steadily shining bright lights will again bathe Downtown Hilo in holiday spirit on Saturday with the return of a yuletide tradition.A glorious glow of thousands of twinkling and steadily shining bright lights will again bathe Downtown Hilo in holiday spirit on Saturday with the return of a yuletide tradition.

Historic Kailua Village celebrating holiday season with tree lighting, concert, parades

The holiday season begins in Kailua Village with a tree lighting on Nov. 25 that features a special musical performance by Kapulanakēhau Tamure and keiki hula performances.

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo to celebrate Polynesian culture with special lūʻaus Nov. 21 and Dec. 26

The events will pay tribute to the music, hula and the variety of dynamic Polynesian cultures that inhibit the Island of Hawaiʻi and community of Hilo.

Hear ye, hear ye! First Honoka‘a Renaissance Faire cometh

The all-day faire will host an array of wondrous sights from local artisans peddling crafted wares and meals, medieval-themed games for all ages, a garden for parched guests to refresh themselves with mead or ale, and a stage with arts.

Holiday food drive kicks off at South Kohala resort

Hawaiʻi Island community members are invited to support The Food Basket now through Dec. 22

Yes, those were witches you saw paddling around Hilo Bay

Pointy hats and other witchy wardrobe were the norm. Even a skeleton and a glittery orange-and-black spider were part of the festivities.

Finding roots: Why is a man dressed as a 7-foot tree in Kona?

In Kona, people do double takes when they see a 7-foot towering green creation of spray foam, cardboard, two-by-fours, silicon and fake plants — and realize a real person is inside.

Hilo’s Pink Out Color Run this weekend to support Breast cancer awareness

The American Cancer Society’s fifth annual 5K Pink Out Color run is coming up this Saturday.

Kona Community Aquatic Center to close for facility upgrades

The Kona Community Aquatic Center near Old Kona Airport Park will temporarily close for a large facility upgrade project.

‘Freedom of Expression’ : Drag Performers More Than Just Pride Month

They are the quintessential image of Pride Month — almost like mascots for the LGBTQ+ community. They come in all shapes and sizes, each as diverse and colorful as the outfits and makeup they wear.

Hundreds Turn Out For 10th Anniversary Pride Parade, Festival

Anyone searching for a rainbow Saturday, June 25, on the Big Island only had to look as far as downtown Hilo.

Parade, Festival Highlight Packed Pride Weekend in Hilo

Everybody is encouraged to come out this weekend to show support and celebrate the Big Island’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus community members.

Police Launch Backpack Drive for Students in Need

Big Island police are helping keiki in need.

Giddyup!: Mosey on Yonder to Honoka‘a For Western Week Festivities

Tug on those boots, slap on some spurs and giddyup on yonder to Honoka‘a this week. Western Week is here, and there’s no pussyfooting around it — there’s a galloping good time to be had.

AstroDay Gives Community Chance to Geek Out About Astronomy, Science

A future astronaut, one burgeoning paleontologist and hundreds of others of all ages and sizes came to space out Saturday, May 14, at Prince Kūhiō Plaza in Hilo for AstroDay.

39th Annual Salute to the Graduates

The 39th Annual Salute to the Graduates is proudly presented by Pacific Media Group and its subsidiaries — KBIG-FM, The Beat, Kapa Hawaiian FM, Big Island Now and HFS Federal Credit Union.

Volunteers Remove Invasive Weeds, Restore Native Plants on Maunakea

Continuing efforts to protect the natural resources on Maunakea, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship recently hosted an event to remove and help control invasive plants around the Maunakea Visitor Information Station as part of an extended Earth Day celebration.
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