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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.

Hawaiʻi State Art Museum opens new exhibit ‘Creatures and Characters’

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum’s latest exhibit, “Creatures and Characters,” features diverse artworks by 39 artists.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island Aug. 10-16: Donate to Lahaina, Flower Fest, Pāhoa Art Walk, Carlos Santana Tribute, and Football

From a Flower Festival in Honoka’a to a Tribute to Carlos Santana in Hilo, there’s music, food, Walks to End homelessness and more happening on the Big Island this week. But our No. 1 thing to do this week is help the people of Lahaina. Here’s your Top 20 events on the Big Island this week.

Aloha Festivals 2023 theme is Piliʻāina: to have kinship with the land

Hawai‘i’s Aloha Festivals, a month-long celebration of the islands’ diverse cultures, returns on Oʻahu with the theme “Piliʻāina,” focusing on the connection between people and the land.

Aloha Festivals seeks participants for 2023 Royal Court, annual Floral Parade

Aloha Festivals is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Royal Court, as well as participants for the 75th Annual Floral Parade presented by ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island June 22-28: KATCHAFIRE, Kona marlin tourney, Hilo Pride Weekend

The Top 20 things to do on the Big Island for the week of June 22-28 includes: KATCHAFIRE, Kona marlin tourney, Hilo Pride Weekend and Keller Williams. Find our comprehensive listing HERE.

‘Fires of Polynesia’ ignites Kings’ Shops with free live entertainment on Big Island

“Fires of Polynesia,” a free live performance at the Kings’ Shops in Waikōloa Beach Resort, showcases the strength and artistry of Polynesian dancers wielding the power of fire.

Kupuna on Big Island can compete in Kiwanis spelling bee

The Kiwanis Kupuna Spelling Bee preliminary event on Hawai‘i Island will be held on June 24 at 9 a.m. at Hawai’i Island Adult Care.

Statewide coffee conference to be held on Kauaʻi June 15-17

This year, the Hawaiʻi Coffee Association conference will be held on Kauaʻi and feature interactive workshops on cupping, roasting, green grading, brewing, grinding and field grafting.

Kalani Retreat Center in Pāhoa offers free ʻGrow Resilienceʻ classes

Kalani Retreat Center in Pāhoa is hosting the “Grow Resilience” class series, which focuses on sustainable living and growing food.

Salvation Army announces Camp Homelaniʻs 2023 Keiki summer camp sessions

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Island’s Division has announced their 2023 keiki summer camp season at Camp Homelani, located in Waialua on Oʻahu’s North Shore.

New virtual field trip shows students snail conservation in Hawaiʻi

The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife has created a unique virtual field trip that allows students to experience a world-class conservation program focused on protecting endangered kāhuli (native land snails).

Hoʻi ka Hā to host 7-day silent meditation retreat on Oʻahu

Hoʻi ka Hā’s 7 day silent residential meditation retreat on Oʻahu’s North Shore allows participants to disconnect from the world and immerse themselves in a peaceful environment.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes offers free family events for National Park Week, April 22-30

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to join the celebration of National Park Week from April 22 to April 30 with free programs, events and activities.

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.

‘Sizzling Summer Fun’ events coming to Big Island

Events and festivals include SPF sunscreen swaps, inclusive canoe races and celebrations of Hawaiian history and culture.

Hawaiʻi County announces 2023 summer programs for keiki, teens at 22 locations

Hawaiʻi County 2023 Summer Fun and teen programs will be held during a 6-week period from June 5 to July 14. 

Mauna Loa Forest Reserve and ‘slice’ reopen after being closed for volcano’s eruption

The Hawai’i State Division of Forestry and Wildlife asks that people stay off the 2022 Mauna Loa lava flow to protect themselves from hazardous conditions.

Volunteers needed for Mālama Maunakea invasive species weed pull

Since 2012, the Mālama Maunakea Volunteer Weed Pulls are part of the Center for Maunakea Stewardship’s ongoing efforts to protect the resources on the mountain by helping to control fireweed and other invasive plant species.

Program with kamaʻāina special offers returns throughout Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau’s program offers Hawai‘i residents new specials on accommodations, activities, attractions, shopping, dining and more throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
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