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Manafest in Pāhoa returns after COVID pandemic

The event, which took place at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center, brought the “‘ohana back together,” said event co-producer Hope Medford.

Top 20 things to do on Big Island for Sept. 14-20: Lava viewing, Hilo Idol, Old Hawai‘i on Horseback pageant and more

Make the trip to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to see the Kīlauea eruption or cheer on your favorite choice to win Hilo Idol. There are more opportunities to support those affected by the devastating wildfires on Maui and also a celebration planned for International Dot Day, as well as a pageant featuring some of the island’s best horse riders in period costumes.

Top 20 things to do on the Big Island Aug. 24-30: Reggae on the Runway, Kenny Tagavilla at The View, Honua’ula Forest Reserve Hike and much more

From Reggae on the Runway in Kona to a “you pick” harvest event in Puna, there’s plenty to do this weekend and next week on the Big Island.

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.

Reminder: Several star-spangled events planned on Big Island to celebrate July 4th

Fourth of July on the Big Island this year features several family-friendly events. Check out our list of star-spangled shindigs to celebrate with a blast.

Big Island 4th of July events: from morning turtle release to night fireworks

There’s something for everybody during this year’s Fourth of July festivities on the Big Island, from a rodeo in Waimea to a rubber duckie derby in Waikōloa. And don’t forget about the fireworks shows!

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.

Support a ‘Fabulous Free Future’ and turn out for Pride Weekend 2023

Come out and enjoy the rainbows as the Big Island’s most colorful kiki — the annual Hawai‘i Island LGBTQ+ Pride Parade and Festival — returns June 24 to Downtown Hilo.

What was your favorite part of the Merrie Monarch Festival? Take our 30-second poll #8

From the Hoʻolauleʻa and opening ceremonies on Easter Sunday to the Hōʻike, Miss Aloha Hula, group hula competition, the arts and crafts fair and everything else, what was your favorite part of the 60th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival?

Keauhou Shopping Center in Kona spreading the love with special Valentine’s Day events

There are many forms of love and the shopping center is highlighting them all this February.

Mayor’s Cup golf tourney returns to raise funds for Hawai‘i Island United Way

Dust off those golf clubs and don your plaid pants to help raise funds for Hawai‘i Island United Way.

Fireworks Permits for Fourth of July Go on Sale This Week

Flash, boom, crackle and sparkle — its time to celebrate the Fourth of July, and firecrackers and fireworks are the main attractions.

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.

Plans Point to Resuming Merrie Monarch Festival

Plans are still moving forward for the Merrie Monarch Festival to return to its regular schedule this year. And the county is working with organizers and leadership of the prestigious hula competition to make sure it does.

Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival to Honor Kibe, West

The 2022 Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival is planning in-person festivities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and next year’s event will honor two special Waimea residents.

March Events at Volcanoes National Park Scheduled

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues to share Hawaiian culture, stewardship programs and opportunities to explore the Kahuku Unit throughout March 2020.

Merrie Monarch Festival Events: March 27-29

The 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival is about to get underway in Hilo.

Hulihe’e Palace: Princess Kaiulani

Princess Victoria Kawekiu Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Kaiulani was the last heir to the Hawaiian throne. Born in 1875 to Princess Miriam Likelike, she was the niece of King Kalakaua.

Big Island Chocolate Festival Coming in May

Fourth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival celebrates all that is chocolate May 7-9 at The Fairmont Orchid and Kona farms.
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