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April 5-11, 2015
THE 52nd ANNUAL MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL - HILO
A week-long festival of cultural events including Hawaii's most prestigious hula competition at Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium. The festival begins with a Ho'olaule'a at the auditorium behind the Stadium on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lots of music, food and fun. Don't miss the by-invitation-only crafts fair that takes place beginning Wednesday, with incredible fresh lei and cream of the crop Hawaiian crafts in the building adjacent to the Stadium. On Wednesday there is also a free hula exhibition night at the Stadium that begins at 6:30 pm; Thursday is the solo Miss Aloha Hula competition; Friday & Saturday are the group Kahiko (ancient) and 'Auana (modern) hula competitions. A grand parade winds through Hilo-town on Saturday morning. Visit www.merriemonarch.com for more info. View the competitions online here: K5TV.

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MERRIE MONARCH KAMA`AINA CRAFT FAIR - HILO
This craft fair during the Merrie Monarch Festivities in Hilo features local crafters selling sewn items, jewelry, photography, goodies and much more. For information, call 808-959-7707 or email mmprose@hawaiiantel.net.

April , 2014
ANNUAL HAWAI`I ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL - HILO
An island tradition for over 20 years, the Hawai`i Arts, Crafts & Food Festival During Merrie Monarch Week. The Festival celebrates the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai'i's people and its environment. This year's celebration will be held from 9 am-5pm, at Sangha Hall (along the Parade Route) at 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo. The three-day event showcases over 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors from the Big Island, O`ahu, Maui, Moloka`i, Kaua`i and the Pacific Nations. Hourly prizes, performances and demonstrations will be held during the event. For more information, call 808/981-0518, email hawaiiartsandcrafts@yahoo.com or visit www.hawaiiartsandcraftsfestival.com.

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BIG ISLAND OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT - WAIMEA
A USATT sanctioned 1 star table tennis tournament with players coming from other islands & the mainland. Time: 9am to 5pm each day at Waimea Community Center, 65-1260 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela. Free to the public to watch; fee to play. For more information, call 808-889-1099, email len@tabletennisandmore.com or visit http://www.tabletennisandmore.com/2014bigislandopen.htm.

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9th ANNUAL HAWAI'I AVOCADO FEST - SHERATON KONA RESORT
To be held from 10am-5pm on the front lawn of the resort. This is a free, zero waste event. Event festivities include educational displays on growing avocados; an avocado recipe contest and culinary demonstration; free avocado sampling; arts, crafts and food booths; healing arts; and a full lineup of performing arts. Recipe and vendor entry forms are posted at www.avocadofestival.org. Also on display will be original festival art and event t-shirts. For more info, contact Randyl at 808-936-5233.

April 11, 2015
THREE TENORS ULTIMI IN CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Ultimi 3 Tenors will be performing their first show in the state of Hawai`i at the elegant Evans Estate on Keauhou Bay. Proceeds benefit the Kona Hospital Foundation. Ultimi will be accompanied by professional Slovenian concert pianist Petra Persolja. There will be a wine and "light bites" reception on the ocean lawn. Evening aloha attire is suggested. Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets start at $125 per person, general seating. For more information, please call 808-322-4587, email skinsey@khfhawaii.org or visit www.khfhawaii.org.

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10th ANNUAL LAUAPHOEHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Festival is a fundraiser to provide scholarships for high school students as well as help the senior citizens at Laupahoehoe along with other community programs. Featuring many fine local Hawaiian musicians, with hula too. This is an alcohol and drug-free event. Time: 9AM-4PM at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park. For more information, call 808-640-6947 or email charliew179@gmail.com or visit www.laupahoehoemusicfestival.com.

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ANNUAL BIG ISLAND AIDS WALK - HILO
The Hawai`i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation is proud to host the Big Island's Annual AIDS Walk. The event will be an easy 2 mile walk around Lili`uokalani Gardens. Walk registration opens at 8am and the walk starts at 9am. All funds raised will provide services for nearly 300 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS on the island of Hawai'i. Funds will also go to support education, community outreach and free, confidential 20-minute HIV & Hepatitis C testing. Time: 8am to noon. Free to the public. For more information, call 808/982-8800, email david@hihaf.org or visit Hawaii Island HIV/AIDS Foundation on facebook.

April TBA, 2015
6th ANNUAL PRINCE KUHIO HO`OLAULE`A - KAILUA-KONA
From 9:30am-2pm at West Hawai`i Civic Center. Live local music and hula, Hawaiian crafts, keiki fun jumpers, lomilomi massage, food. Call 327-1221 for more info.

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WAIMEA OUTDOOR CIRCLE ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Tour the Waimea Nature Park, learn about native Hawaiian plants, hike the Waimea Streamside Trail and find out how you can eliminate coqui frogs from your neighborhoods. A wide variety of plants and trees will be available for purchase, and much more. Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Waimea Nature Park. Free to the public. For more information, call 936-1468 or email wochawaii@gmail.com.

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KAWAIHAE CANOE CLUB BAZAAR
Kawaihae Canoe Club announces its spring Heritage Bazaar and Silent Auction to be held at Kawaihae Harbor from 10am until 4pm. It will be a day of fun on the beach at Kawaihae Harbor! Rummage Sale and Silent Auction Extraordinaire, Canoe Rides, Local Crafts and Homemade Goodies, Music and Food. Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Kawahaihae Canoe Club, Small Boat Harbor. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-756-3883, email Email, or visit www.kawaihaecanoeclub.org.

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14th ANNUAL HOKU BENEFIT CONCERT - KONA
This is a soiree to benefit the Kona Hospital Foundation, and raises funds solely for the benefit Kona Community Hospital. Please contact the Foundation office for reservations at 808-322-4587. For more information, email info@hokuconcertseries.com or visit hokuconcertseries.com.

April 18, 2015
HAKALAU FOREST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OPEN HOUSE
Guided rainforest hikes will be offered to observe rare and colorful native birds and plants. This is a great family oriented opportunity to see the refuge and the cooperative reforestation work, tour the greenhouse operation, and walk in high elevation ancient forest habitats at Hakalau Forest NWR. Visitors must provide their own four-wheel-drive transportation to the Refuge, which is a two-hour drive from Hilo, Waimea or Kona. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling the refuge office in Hilo at 443-2300 by Wednesday, April 16th. Location: Hakalau Forest NWR, Keanakolu (AKA Mana) Rd, East Slope of Mauna Kea. Free to the public. For more information, email cashell_villa@fws.gov or visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hakalau_forest/.

April 18, 2015
KAILUA "KANIKAPILA" COMMUNITY CONCERT/PICNIC
Relax. Kick back. Bring your own chairs and mats. Enjoy the sunset. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family down to Hale Halawai for a Hawaiian style picnic including live entertainment. Time: 4 pm until sunset at Hale Halawai, 75-5760 Alii Drive. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-936-9202, email hkvevents@gmail.com or visit http://historickailuavillage.com/.

April 19, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs Men's Glee Club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U`i O Hawai'i on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

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EASTER EGG RUSH - OLD AIRPORT SOCCER FIELD, KAILUA-KONA
Solid Rock Ministries' annual egg rush is a fun and free event for children, newborn to 11 years old. Free refreshments, games, and prizes. Must be present to win. Registration begins at 7:30am. First rush at 9 am. Time: 7:30-10:30am. For more information, call 327-6543, email jnsaraki@gmail.com or visit srmkona.org.

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ANNUAL MAC-A-THON FOOT RACE - HONAUNAU
Hawai`i Island's oldest foot race, Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club's "Mac-A-Thon" takes place annually, the day before Easter. The race start is at 7 a.m. Early registration (before April 15) is only $30, and convenient online registration is available at http://www.keouacanoeclub.com/mac-a-thon/">http://www.keouacanoeclub.com/mac-a-thon/. The Mac-A-Thon offers races of 5K or 10K on the old government road that extends from the sacred waters of Honaunau Bay to Napo`opo`o. Each race course is the same, except that the 5K turn-around is halfway into the 10K course. An award ceremony, famous Mac-Nut Pancake Breakfast (included with entry fee), entertainment, a silent auction, and lots of fun await at the finish line. Event time: 7am to Noon. For more information, call 808-328-8721 or email reinerhawaii@aol.com.

April TBA, 2015
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of National Park Week's opening weekend there will be no entry fees charged this weekend at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

April TBA, 2015
7th ANNUAL ROYAL TEA BENEFIT - FOUR SEASONS HUALAI RESORT
A benefit for Hospice of Kona, to be held in the Four Seasons' Hualalai Ballroom A, featuring tea served with assorted pastries, finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream, with a fabulous Silent Auction, Easter Bonnet Contest and live music. For reservations and information, call 324-7700.

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ANNUAL KONA COMMUNITY EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE - OLD AIRPORT BEACH PARK
All are welcome to come to this community ecumenical "Son Rise" service held at the Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona at 6am. Brought to you by Kona Ministers' Fellowship.

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PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE DAY - KAWAIHAE
Celebrate the traditional Pacific Island cultures of Samoa, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Hawaii & others at this annual event! The day will feature various cultural demonstrations and activities, including lauhala weaving, coconut weaving, music, games, dance, special presentations, traditional weapons displays, and more. Free. Time: 10am to 3pm at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site's visitor center. For more info, contact park staff at 882-7218, x1004 or visit nps.gov/puhe

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ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND HIV/AIDS FOUNDATION "UPSCALE SALE" - KAILUA-KONA
From 8am-2pm at Pines Plaza, Suite 1. New merchandise, antiques, gently used items, collectibles and art will be sold. No early admittance will be allowed. Those who have items to donate may call Gene at 331-8177.

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KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER FREE MONTHLY CONCERT
Featuring a Hawaiian entertainer at 6pm. Admission is two cans of food for the Hawai'i Food Basket, per person. Each can over two, receive an entry win a prize from the event sponsors Jams World, Kona Stories Bookstore and Sheraton Kona. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Opening with local Hawaiian music at 5:30pm.

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SINGSPIRATION CONCERT - KONA FESTIVALE CHORALE
SingSpiration, presented annually at Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in the state of Hawaii, is a concert of inspirational sacred music with featured artists. This unique one-of-a-kind event is presented to the public, free of charge, as the Chorale's way of saying thank you for the continued support and patronage of the public throughout their season. Time: 7:00 PM. For more information call 331-1115 or email kfchoral@hawaii.rr.com or visit www.konafestivalechorale.org.

April TBA, 2015
HUGGO'S BENEFIT BRUNCH - KAILUA-KONA
Friends of the Children of West Hawai`i invite you to their annual Benefit Brunch at Huggo's restaurant on Alii Dr. Enjoy a wonderful brunch at one of Kona's lovely oceanfront dining spots while sipping champagne and enjoying the outstanding view. Reservations are required. All proceeds will go to helping children in the community who have been neglected, abused, or have witnessed violent crime. The goal is to "help a victim become a child again." Time: 10:00am to 1:00 pm. For more information, call 808-331-2425, email friendscwh@gmail.com or visit www.friendsofthechildrenwh.com

April 24-May 3, 2015
KA`U COFFEE FESTIVAL
Ka`u Coffee Festival celebrates its award-winning brew with multiple events at different venues over 10 days. The fun kicks off with the Pa`ina Open House at Pahala Plantation House April 24 and continues with the Triple C Recipe Contest and Miss Ka`u Coffee Pageant at Ka`u Coffee Mill; Ka`u Mountain Water Systems Hike in Wood Valley; Coffee & Cattle Day at Aikane Plantation; and Ka`u Star Gazing. The event culminates with the all-day Ho`olaule`a May 2nd and Coffee College May 3rd at Pahala Community Center. ÊThe Ho`olaule`a offers Hawaiian entertainment; craft, coffee and food booths; and Ka`u Coffee Experience with guided coffee tastings and farm tours. Times, dates, locations vary each day at Pahala Community Center, 96-3208 Maile St., Pahala, HI 96777. Some events have fees; some are free. For more information, call 808-929-9550, email cmanfredi@kaufarmandranch.com or visit www.KauCoffeeFest.com.

May 1, 2015
LEI DAY CELEBRATION - HILO
The celebration in Hilo's old Town Square, Kalakaua Park, begins with Hawaiian music, hula, lei-making demonstrations, and features the heritage, history and culture of the lei. Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kalakaua Park, Hilo. Free to the public. For more information, call 961-5711 or visit www.LeiDay.net

May 8-9, 2015
BIG ISLAND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL - FAIRMONT ORCHID RESORT
The two-day chocolate extravaganza includes a Big Isle cacao farm tour, a student competition and public culinary and agriculture-themed seminars. Activities culminate 5:30-9 p.m. May 9 with the festival gala in the Grand Ballroom - enjoy a host of sweet and savory culinary stations presented by top isle chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners. General admission tickets to the gala are $75. VIP tickets are $100 and include early event access at 5 p.m., table seating and specialty wines. Culinary stations will be vying for awards in a variety of categories judged by a panel of celebrity chefs. Attendees can get in on the friendly voting by casting a ballot for the People's Choice Award.Ê Also on tap will be fine wines and handcrafted ales, chocolate sculptures, chocolate body painting, live entertainment, dancing and a silent auction. Presented by the Kona Cacao Association (KCA), event proceeds benefit the "Equip the Kitchens" campaign for the future Hawai`i Community College-Palamanui and a capital campaign to build a community kitchen at the Waldorf-inspired Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua. For more info, visit www.bigislandchocolatefestival.com or phone 808-324-6400.

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ANNUAL DAIFUKUJI SOTO MISSION BAZAAR - HONALO, KONA
The much-awaited annual event that features food, preserves, baked goods, fresh produce, orchids and plants, crafts, a rummage & "white elephant" sale, clothing, massage and more. Live entertainment. Time: 9am-1pm. For more info, call 322-3524.

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PUNA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Workshops, music intensives, concerts throughout Puna. Presented by KAPA FM; stewarded by Kalani Oceanside Retreat. For more info, visit punamusicfestival.com

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KA`U COFFEE FESTIVAL HO`OLAULE`A - PAHALA
A full day of music, hula, food, local crafts, coffee tastings and farm/mill tours at the Pahala Community Center. Festival entry is free; fees for Ka`u Coffee Experience with guided coffee tasting and farm tours. Call 808-929-9550 or visit www.KauCoffeeFest.com for more info about the Festival activities leading up to this weekend.

May TBA, 2015
ANNUAL VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK - MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL
Registration for the 3 mile Charity Walk will be at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel from 5:30-7am. Run starts at 6:30am; Walk at 7am (For safety reasons, walkers should not be on the route prior to the runners). Those under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and walkers under the age of 18 must have their application signed by a parent or guardian. A minimum donation is required to participate, and includes a T-shirt and the Beach Party. The Beach Party following the Walk will include a brunch, games and top-notch live entertainment. Registration forms can be requested at http://www.charitywalkhawaii.org/registration.html. For more information, call Bambi Lau, Hilton Waikoloa Village at 808-886-2884 or Freddy Lau @ Hilton Grand Vacation's Kingsland at 808-881-3065 or visit www.charitywalkhawaii.org

May TBA, 2015
KONA ORCHID SOCIETY'S ORCHID SHOW & PLANT SALE - OLD AIRPORT PAVILION
There will be several island orchid vendors selling their plants. A nice selection of craft vendors will also be offering jewelry, scarves, and lavapots for purchase. Free to the public. For more information, email kos@konaorchidsociety.org or visit konaorchidsociety.org.

May 16 & 17, 2015
HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK BIOBLITZ AND BIODIVERSITY/CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Grab your daypack and join the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, 2015. During the free, two-day event, teams of scientists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, students and the public will join forces to discover and inventory as many living plants and creatures as possible in the 333,086 acre national park. Expert-led inventory teams will be dispatched through the park to explore the biodiversity that thrives in recent lava flows and native rainforests, from coastline to the summit of Kilauea volcano. Entrance fees are waived both days. The Festival will offer hands-on science and cultural exhibits, food, art and entertainment, plus the opportunity to meet individuals and organizations at the forefront of conservation, science and traditional Hawaiian culture - and learn how to join their efforts. All events are free and open to the public, however, advance online registration is required to secure a spot on a BioBlitz inventory team; the Biodiversity & Cultural Festival does not require advance registration. Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the BioBlitz, go to www.nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz or call (800) 638-6400 ext. 6186. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/havo.

May 17, 2015
"KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

May TBA, 2015
HONOKA`A WESTERN WEEK PARADE & BLOCK PARTY
Everyone is invited to dress up western-style and visit Honoka`a town merchants, plus join in different paniolo-themed activities every night. The Hawai`i Saddle Club Rodeo also takes place during the week. For more information, call Jeanne at 808-775-0530 or follow Honoka`a Western Week on Facebook.

May TBA, 2015
20th ANNUAL LAUHALA CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP - KAILUA-KONA
To be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Aunty Elizabeth Maluihi Lee, founder and president of Ka Ulu Lauhala o Kona, who is a designated Living Treasure, plus dozens of master weavers from all over the state will gather to share their knowledge and skills to perpetuate the beloved and ancient art of lauhala weaving. Students of all levels are welcome to attend, along with those who just love lauhala products. The conference will include a ho`olaulea (crafts fair), a talk story, a lu'au, and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. For more information, or to request a registration packet, please contact Barbara Kossow at 808-938-0806 or email bkossow@co.hawaii.hi.us

May TBA, 2015
BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL - THE SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI AND THE FAIRMONT ORCHID, KOHALA
This film festival celebrates independent, narrative, Hawaiian and international filmmakers and their films. There will be social, food & beverage events and entertainment as well as the film presentations and an award brunch. Kama`aina discounts for tickets are offered every night. There will be some great celebrity guest appearances. The "Best of the Fest" event will present the audience-voted best feature and best short film of this year's festival at 5:30pm, with a concert featuring a popular Hawaiian musician. The majority of BIFF events take place at various locations within The Fairmont Orchid, including daytime film screenings in the air-conditioned amphitheatre, filmmaker workshops, celebrity receptions and salutes, as well as "festival films" (up to R) and Best of the Fest, at Plantation Estate. Family films (up to PG-13) are shown at The Shops at Mauna Lani Center Stage, where admission is free. For more information, call 808/557-5200, 808/883-0394 office or email bigislandff@aol.com. For complete schedule information and tickets, visit BigIslandFilmFestival.com

May TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER "FREE" MONTHLY CONCERT - KONA
At 6pm, hear a popular island musician perform; pre-show Hawaiian music at 5:30pm. Admission is two cans of food for donation to Hawai`i Food Basket. For each can over two person, get an entry into the raffle for prizes from the event sponsors. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. For more info, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

May TBA, 2015
MAMo WEARABLE ARTS SHOW - WAIMEA
The annual Native Hawaiian designers' art show, held during Maoli Arts Month. A special runway will be built over the Kahilu Theatre (67-1186 Lindsey Rd.) seats. In the foyer of the theater will be lei makers, Hawaiian food, and a trunk show of the designers' "pret a porter" selections. Call 329-8876 for tickets and info.

June TBA, 2015
4th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL
Jazz legends. The festival will conclude with a Sunday brunch at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, accompanied by live jazz and blues entertainment. For more info, call 866-977-4589 or visit maunakeabeachhotel.com/jazz.

June TBA, 2015
ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF FATHERHOOD - KAILUA-KONA
Family Support Hawaii's Fatherhood Initiative will be holding the Annual Celebration of Fatherhood at the Queen Lili`uokalani Children's Center. Fun for Dads and keiki! For more information, call 808-334-4154, email fatherhood@fsswh.org or visit www.familysupporthawaii.org

June TBA 2015
WALK MS 2015 - HILO
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 50,500 people affected by MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Location: Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium, 799 Pi'ilani Street, Hilo. Opening Ceremony at 5pm. For more info, visit the website, email Candice.Schwalbach@nmss.org or phone (808) 532-0805.

June 14, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Hawai`i County Band with kahiko hula by kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawaii. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

June TBA, 2015
NORTH KOHALA KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION
8:00am Lei Draping at the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa'au; 9:00am Floral Parade from Downtown Hawi thru Kapa'au; 10:00am-4:00pm, Ho`olaule`a (crafts fair) at Kamehameha Park. For more info, call 808-557-6042 or visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org

June TBA, 2015
KAMEHAMEHA FESTIVAL - HILO
This festival features features a ho`olaule`a with top Hawai`i recording artists, hula halau, and various cultural presentations. At Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo. Free. A drug, alcohol and smoke-free event. For more information, visit http://www.kamehamehafestival.org/festival/62/schedule

June TBA, 2015
7th ANNUAL VOLCANO POTTERY SALE
Join Big Island potters and ceramicists for this annual show & sale. Meet the artists and view their many unique pottery styles, both functional and sculptural, at one venue. At Volcano Art Center's Niaulani Campus, Volcano Village. For more information, call 985-8530, email ron@ryhpottery.com or visit Volcano Pottery Sale's website.

June TBA, 2015
KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION PARADE AND FREE CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal pa`u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa`u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula halau, equestrian units, marching bands, a horse-drawn carriage and more. The parade begins near Royal Kona Resort at 9 am, and ends near West Hawai`i Today at noon. For more information, visit www.konaparade.org

June TBA, 2015
O-BON FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
Dance the night away to the beat of Taiko Drums! Presented by Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, and featuring the Kona Hongwanji Taiko Group. At Keauhou Shopping Center's lower parking lot. Free admission. Free Bon Dance towels while supply lasts. Food for sale. For more info, call 323-2993.

June TBA, 2015
HILO BREWFEST
At Wainaku Executive Center, 26-238 Hawaii Belt Rd., Hilo. Rotary Club of Hilo's 3rd annual brewfest will be a fundraiser for worthy causes. Taste beer from craft breweries throughout Hawaii and the mainland. Sample food from local chefs, while listening to live music.

June TBA, 2015
ALOHA KEIKI RUN - KAILUA-KONA
A fun-filled day for children ages 1-15 to participate in age specific runs/walks. All entrants receive t-shirt, a finisher medal, and goodie bag. To be held at Kona Commons Shopping Center, Kailua-Kona. Fee. For more information, call 808-967-8240, email raceinfo@konamarathon.com or visit www.Alohakeikirun.com

June TBA, 2015
ALOHA FRIDAY RUN/WALK - KAILUA-KONA
Get a headstart on the weekend running events with an evening race. Walk, jog or run 3 miles, meet runners from the Big Island and around the world who are in town to participate over the weekend at the Kona Marathon and Family Runs. A sampling of great food awaits you at the finish line provided by the restaurants at Kona Commons shopping center. Time: 5:30-7:30 PM at Kona Commons, Kailua-Kona. For more information, call 808-967-8240, email raceinfo@konamarathon.com or visit www.konamarathon.com
June TBA, 2015
KONA MARATHON HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO - KEAUHOU, KONA
Everyone is invited to this Health Expo. It's a place to find more information on health and fitness for your life and have a gerat time doing it. This is also the Race Packet Pick Up for all weekend Kona Marathon events (see calendar entry below). Time: 9am-5pm at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-967-8240, email raceinfo@konamarathon.com or visit www.konamarathon.com

June TBA, 2015
KONA MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10k & 5k RACES - KAILUA-KONA, KONA
Featuring all four traditional races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5 K. An estimated 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities will be participating for prizes, health and enjoyment, and raising money for charities. The Start/Finish is at the Sheraton Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay. The courses run along the spectacular scenic shoreline of the Pacific Ocean, offering beautiful views of crashing waves and mountains. Get a taste of the Ironman running course. 5:30am-1:30pm. Entry fees. For more information and race route, call 808-967-8240, email raceinfo@konamarathon.com or visit www.konamarathon.com

June TBA, 2015
ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL - PU`UHONUA o HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
This two day event is free to all (entrance fee waived). There will be dozens of craft demonstrations throughout the two day festival. Pack a lunch and plenty of drinks and spend a fun filled day at the park and leave with a nose flute, coconut leaf hat, a lei, lauhala bracelet, a hula gourd, or another traditional craft item that you have learned to make at the festival. For more information, please call the park at (808) 328-2326 ext. 1702, or visit www.nps.gov/puho

June TBA, 2015
7th ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The Annual Mango Festival will take place on the beautiful Bayfront Lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. The festival presents the magic of fresh, ripe, delicious Hawai`i Island grown mangos. There will be displays of the many varieties of mangos locally grown on Hawai`i Island. Hawaiian mangos, which are not exported to mainland USA, will be showcased in a variety of horticultural and culinary activities. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of mangolicious treats and smoothies offered by local vendors. An amateur recipe contest offers the local home chef a chance to to create and share delicious recipes using mangos in salads, entrees and desserts. Browse among arts and crafts booths and enjoy non-stop live entertainment. This is a Zero Waste Event. For more information, call 808 936-5233, email randyldna@earthlink.net or visit www.mangofest.org

July TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERTS
The annual inspirational training and performance program attracting music students from all over the world, with a stellar list of instructors, and featuring many different genres of music - from classical and jazz to Broadway! There are many concerts offered to the public; some are free. Visit the Festival's Concerts and Events Schedule for details.

July 4, 2015
HILO BAY BLAST
Family activities around the Hilo Bayfront, including games, cook-offs, music and more. Hawai`i County Band concert at Mo`oheau Bandstand at 7pm, followed by fireworks at 8pm over Hilo Bay. For more info, call 961-8706.

July 4, 2015
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & CELEBRATION - VOLCANO VILLAGE
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Volcano Post Office and proceed for one half mile along Old Volcano Road to Cooper Community Center, featuring the Hawaii County Band, floats, antique cars, fire engines, bicycles, horses, and animals in costumes! Music, games, food booths, dunking pond, craft fair and prizes to follow. For more info, call (808) 967-7800.

July 4, 2015
4th of JULY SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT - VOLCANO VILLAGE
This annual fundraiser is a much anticipated part of Volcano's popular 4th of July parade and festival, which attracts hundreds of residents and visitors each year. The auction is held at the Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village. There is something for everyone at this fun and popular silent auction! Proceeds benefit Friends of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax deductible donations welcome through July 3). For more info, callÊ985-7373, email admin@fhvnp.org, or visit www.fhvnp.org

July 4, 2015
KAILUA-KONA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & FIREWORKS
The 20th Annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade will take place on Friday, July 4, at 6:00 p.m., starting at the Kekuaokalani Gym/Pool Complex on Kuakini Highway. It will proceed south on Kuakini Highway, to Palani Road, to Ali`i Drive, and then south on Ali`i Drive to Walua Road just past Coconut Grove Marketplace. Following the parade, at 8pm, there will be a grand Fireworks Extravaganza over Kailua Bay. For more information, visit paradesinkona.com, email rcpreese@gmail.com or call 313-0025.

July 4, 2015
GREAT WAIKOLOA RUBBER DUCKIE RACE/BENEFIT
Held at the Kings' Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort, this is a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of Hawai`i. Free entertainment, fun games and exciting contests, from duck waddling to eating. The fun begins at 10 am with live entertainment, food booths and games. Adopt a duckie for a chance to win one of the many fantastic prizes. Duckie Race starts at 3 pm.

July 4, 2015
FAMILY FOURTH & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The event continues throughout the afternoon until the Fireworks Extravaganza over Waikoloa Bowl at 8pm. This is an alcohol and drug free event. For more information, call 886-8822, email spelfrey@waikoloaland.com or visit waikoloabeachresort.com

July 4, 2015
TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY - KOHALA COAST
Three and four year old turtles are released in the ocean after growing up in the Honu Ponds at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Kohala Coast. Details TBA. For more information, call 808-885-6622, email sbredo@maunalani,.com or visit www.maunalani.com

July 4, 2015
PARKER RANCH ANNUAL JULY 4th HORSERACES & RODEO
Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horseraces and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys. Ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping, Po'o Wai U and more. Keiki activities including roping practice and pony rides. Lots of food and mementos for sale at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena, Waimea. Pre-sale tickets available at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea (at Parker Ranch Square). For more information, call 885-2323, email nguilloz@parkerranch.com or visit www.parkerranch.com

July TBA, 2015
TUTU'S CLOSET ANNUAL MINI THRIFT SHOP - KAILUA-KONA
The Neighborhood Place of Kona will hold its annual Tutu's Closet, a free mini thrift shop for families. Donations of gently used clothing, apparel, and small household items are appreciated (call for hours/days). Children's clothes are especially needed. NPK is located at 75-166 Kalani Street Suite 104, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (behind Kuakini McDonalds). NPK is a community-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization serving West Hawai`i communities since 1998. Our mission is to ensure the well-being of children and families by promoting an environment of peace and safety. For more information please call 331-8777. The event will be held at the parking lot of Wiliwili Building (behind Kuakini McDonalds), Kailua-Kona. For more information, call (808) 331-8777, email neighborh001@npkona.org or visit www.npkona.org

July TBA, 2015
KAILUA KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Proceeds from sales help support the needs of the Kona libraries. Volunteers are welcome. If you find yourself willing and able, please call 322-0077. There will be no sale in August. Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For more information, call 322-0077 or email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com

July TBA, 2015
RELAY FOR LIFE - KAILUA-KONA
Event begins at 6pm at Old Airport Beach Park with a cancer survivors' reception and dinner, followed by "the survivors lap," which starts the relay. Teams start walking at 6pm, continuing till 6am the next morning. The luminaria ceremony at 9pm honors survivors and those lost to the disease. There will be live entertainment, a silent auction, food, family fun and a chance to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Reservations for the dinner and reception should be made at 895-3168. Call the same number to start a team or to volunteer.

July TBA, 2015
SUMMER BON DANCE FESTIVAL - DAFUKUJI SOTO MISSION, HONALO
The evening begins at 6:30pm on the temple grounds ( 79-7241 Mamalahoa Hwy., next to Teshima's restaurant). The festival honoring those who have passed will start with a Buddhist service, followed by Japanese and Okinawan bon dances and taiko drumming performances. Food will be sold to benefit the youth taiko group. Admission is free; bon dance towels will be available for a donation. For more info, visit daifukuji.org or call 322-3524.

July TBA, 2015
HAWAIIAN ISLAND PRIDE EVENT - HILO
A parade which celebrates LGBT diversity will proceed along the Hilo Bayfront from 11am-Noon. Following the parade there will be live entertainment at Mo`oheau Park's bandstand. There will also be a dance tent. For more info, call 935-8850.

July TBA, 2015
KAHIKO AT HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant features a Big Island halau from 10:30-11:30am. The event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch. Free; park entrance fees apply. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

July TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK'S ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's free annual cultural festival will be held at the park's Kahuku Unit in Ka`u. Enjoy hula kahiko and music, watch skilled practitioners demonstrate their art, and try your hand at Hawaiian crafts. Taste traditional Hawaiian foods. Wear sunscreen and bring a hat, water, rain jacket and ground mat or chair. No pets. Lunch and beverages will be available for sale. This is a drug and alcohol-free event. The Kahuku Unit is the southernmost section of the national park and is located on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Call 808-985-6011 or visit the park's website for more info.

Chee-Yun and Friends Sunday, July 13, 4:00 p.m. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Ballroom in Kona
July TBA, 2015
HILO TRIATHLON
Inaugural Olympic distance triathlon at James Kealoha Beach Park in Hilo. 1500 meter swim, 40km bike, 10km run. Time: 7:00 AM at James Kealoha Beach Park, Hilo. Fee. For more information, call 808-333-9128, email hilotriathlon@gmail.com or visit hilotriathlon.org

July TBA, 2015
HILO SLACK KEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Begins at noon at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, featuring the greats of slack key guitar, halau, and more. Small admission fee. Call 808-443-8005 for more info.

July TBA, 2015
3rd ANNUAL WAIMEA SMALL BUSINESS EXPO
The Small Business Expo is free and open to the public. Whether you are a startup or want to manage your small business more efficiently, attend one of the free business workshops. All proceeds go toward the support of community and school programs in Waimea. To be held at Kanu O Ka Aina, Waimea. To register for a workshop or booth and for more info, visit: www.waimeabusinessexpo.eventbrite.com or call 890-2516.

July TBA, 2015
9th ANNUAL FIL-AM FRIENDSHIP DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT - KEAUHOU, KONA
The Kona Visayan Club (KVC) will host the Annual Philippine American Friendship Doubles Tennis Tournament at the Holua Tennis Center at Mauna Loa Village. The event categories of the tournament are recreational, men's, women's and mixed doubles. KVC is a non-profit organization and proceeds from this fund-raising will support scholarship grants to high school graduates in Kona. For details about the event, please visit the website http://www.gonnalove-it.com/tennis, call Lovette at 938-3910, or Email for more info.

July 19, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE'E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

July TBA, 2015
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE - ISLAND-WIDE
Details TBA. For more information, call 808-329-1758 or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/

July TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER "FREE" MONTHLY CONCERT - KONA
At 6pm, hear a popular Hawaiian musician/band perform; pre-show Hawaiian music at 5:30pm. Admission is two cans of food for donation to Hawai`i Food Basket. For each can over two person, get an entry into the raffle for prizes from the event sponsors. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. For more info, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

July TBA, 2015
TAHITI FETE - HILO
The drums will be pounding and hips will again be gyrating as the 10th Tahiti Fete of Hilo returns to Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. This is one of the most exciting Polynesian dance competitions in Hawai`i, featuring dance companies from Hawaii, California, Chicago and Mexico. Arts, crafts, food and product vendors will be participating. Live music from some of Hawai`i's best musicians will highlight this special event. Cost TBA. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tahitifete.com. For more information and ticket outlets, call 808-935-3002 or email pua@tahitifete.com

July TBA, 2015
33rd ANNUAL DAIFUKUJI ORCHID SHOW AND SALE - HONALO
The free event offers attendees complimentary refreshments, plus an orchid boutonniere corsage - while they last. Time TBA. The Hongwanji's Taiko drummers usually perform. Enjoy an elaborate and colorful display of live blooming cattleya, cymbidium, dendrobium, phalaenopsis, miltonia, vanda and more. Cameras are welcome. Relax on benches amid orchids while browsing through orchid-themed magazines and books. Veteran members will staff a Question & Answer Booth where attendees can get expert advice on caring for orchids. The annual event also offers an outdoor sale of high quality orchid species and hybrids. The Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club is West Hawai`i's oldest orchidaceae organization with a mission to learn and foster orchid culture and promote fellowship among orchid collectors. Daifukuji Soto Mission Hall is on Hwy. 11 at mile marker 114, just north of Kainaliu. For more information, visit www.kdoc.us, www.facebook.com/orchidsinparadise, or call 808-354-8847.

August TBA, 2015
HILO ORCHID SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE
The 63rd Annual Hilo Orchid Society Show and Sale. Displays, demonstrations, orchid sales and orchid-related products. Refreshments, entertainment. To be held at Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium. Small donation; keiki under 12 free. For more information, call 333-1852 or visit www.hiloorchidsociety.org.

August TBA, 2015
7th ANNUAL BIKE MS EVENT - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
This event focuses on bringing more awareness about MS to the public and raising funds for programs and services for those living with MS in Hawai`i. The ride is fully supported with catered rest stops, bike support, and gear transportation. To register, and for more information, visit bikemshawaii.org or give the National Multiple Sclerosis Society a call at (808)-532-0806.

August TBA, 2015
ANNUAL "CREAM OF THE CROP" COFFEE AND DESSERT TASTING - SHERATON KONA RESORT
Sample coffees and desserts; enjoy music and art. A People's Choice Award will be given. For more information, email jimmonk@alum.mit.edu.

August TBA, 2015
DON THE BEACHCOMBER MAI TAI FESTIVAL - KAILUA-KONA
A full day of fun at Royal Kona Resort, including a Battle of the BBQ , Farmer's & Crafter's Market, a Pool Party, and The Mai Tai Mix-off, where bartenders will compete for the title of Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 cash prize. Call 808/329-3111 or visit donsmaitaifest.com/ for more info.

August TBA, 2015
PU`UKOHALA HEIAU NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE'S ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL - KAWAIHAE
On Saturday, August 16, there will be special sunrise cultural ceremonies at the heiau itself from 6-9:30am. Afterwards, festivities for the public to participate in will take place until 3pm. On Sunday, August 17, public festivities will commence at 9:30am and continue through 3pm. Over 20 arts and craft workshops and demonstrations will be available for visitors to experience and learn hands-on, including Lei Haku Ame Lei Wili (ancient lei making), Ulana Lauhala (lauhala weaving), Holo Wa`a (canoe rides), and more. There will be local musicians playing songs of Hawai`i. Park Superintendent Daniel Kawaiaea, Jr., invites the public to join the festivities, with only one stipulation - that each visitor learns at least one craft to help preserve part of the Hawaiian culture. PNHP is located about a mile south of Kawaihae on the Kohala Coast. Parking will be on the coral flats south of Kawaihae Harbor. Call (808) 882-7218 for more info or visit www.nps.gov/puhe for more info.

August TBA, 2015
MISS ALOHA NUI PAGEANT - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
For more info, visit hawaiiislandfestival.org/

August TBA, 2015
18th ANNUAL TASTE OF LIFE BENEFIT - KAILUA-KONA
This year's gala will be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Savor food from the island's top chefs and support the Hawai`i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation in the fight against hepatitis and HIV. Live music and a Silent Auction. If you would like to volunteer, please email or call. VIP tables and sponsor packages are available. For more information, call 808-331-8177.

August TBA, 2015
GREAT WAIKOLOA CANOE RACE - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The Waikoloa Canoe Club will be holding their annual Great Waikoloa Canoe Race at Anaeho`omalu Bay. Dozens of teams will be competing from the islands and all over the world. For more information, call (808) 883-2447 or visit www.waikoloacanoeclub.com

August TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I ISLAND FESTIVAL'S ANNUAL POKE CONTEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
Both home cooks and top professional chefs compete against their peers for the championship recipe of this popular Hawaiian dish that is made from the freshest fish or shellfish plus seasonings - and after the judges announce the winners, the audience gets to taste too! For more info, visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

August TBA, 2015
ANNUAL KINDY SPROAT FALSETTO & STORYTELLING CONTEST - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT
This unique music competition features talented male singers of all ages who can not only sing in the unique falsetto style, but can also captivate the audience with the stories behind the songs. For more info, visit hawaiiislandfestival.org.

August TBA, 2015
HULA KAHIKO AT HAWAI`I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
This outdoor presentation of traditional hula and chant will feature a Big Island halau from 10:30-11:30am. The event will take place rain or shine at the hula platform located near Volcano Art Center Gallery. The audience is encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch. Free; park entrance fees apply. Call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org

August TBA, 2015
HAWAI`I ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY HAWAI`I HORSE EXPO - WAIMEA
Hawai`i Island Humane Society's Hawai`i Horse Expo presents internationally renowned equine experts for two days of clinics, demonstrations and hands-on learning. Benefits HIHS Horse Rescue Fund. To be held at Paniolo Heritage Center, Pukalani Stables, Waimea. For more information, ongoing program updates and ticket purchases, visit http://www.hawaiihorseexpo.com or email hawaiihorseexpo@gmail.com

August 16, 2015
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE'E PALACE MONTHLY EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his halau Na Pua U`i O Hawai`i on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy oceanside cafes and restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com

August TBA, 2015
NORTH HAWAI'I HOSPICE FLOATING LANTERN CEREMONY - FAIRMONT ORCHID
A meaningful ceremony to honor and remember loved ones that have passed. There will be a sharing of music and hula, Taiko drummers, chanting, and prayers, followed by a lantern release into Pauoa Bay at sunset. Admission is free. Floating lanterns for decorating and inscribing messages will be provided for a donation (pre-reservation of lanterns is suggested since supply is limited). Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Complimentary self-parking will be provided by The Fairmont Orchid. For more info or to reserve a lantern, call North Hawai`i Hospice at 885-7547 or visit www.northhawaiihospice.org

August 25, 2015
FREE ENTRY TO NATIONAL PARKS
In honor of the National Park Service's 99th Birthday, there will be no entry fees charged on this day at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.

August TBA, 2015
45th QUEEN LILI'UOKALANI LONG DISTANCE CANOE RACES - KAILUA-KONA
This is the world's largest long-distance canoe race, attended by paddlers from all over the world. Crews from Hawai`i, the US mainland, and around the world are present for this world class event. The annual Torchlight Parade through Historic Kailua Village will wind its way through Historic Kailua Village starting at Hale Halawai County Pavilion and ending at the Kailua Pier. For detailed Queen Lili'uokalani Long Distance Outrigger Canoe Races information, including crew registration, race history and up to date information, visit www.kaiopua.org

August TBA, 2015
KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER "FREE" MONTHLY CONCERT - KONA
At 6pm, hear a wonderful Hawaiian musician/band; pre-show music at 5:30pm. Admission is two cans of food for donation to Hawai`i Food Basket. For each can over two person, get an entry into the raffle for prizes from the event sponsors. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. For more info, visit Keauhou Shopping Center's website.

August TBA, 2015
DANIEL R. SAYRE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION AWARDS DINNER
This will be the 18th annual dinner and fundraiser held by the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation. Proceeds from the event are used to purchase needed equipment for the County of Hawai`i Fire & Rescue Department. For more information and to reserve for the event visit www.DanielSayreFoundation.org, call 808-937-4132 or email ssakai002@hawaii.rr.com.

August TBA, 2015
PARKER RANCH ROUNDUP CLUB LABOR DAY RODEO
A two day rodeo event held at the Parker Ranch Arena. Rodeo begins at 12 noon on both days. Proceeds go to scholarship to Parker Ranch employee children. Time: 12 noon to 5 pm at Parker Ranch Arena, Kamuela. Admission fee. For more information, call 808-885-7311, email info@parkerranch.com or visit www.parkerranch.com.

August TBA, 2015
ANNUAL HAWAI`I SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL - KEAUHOU, KONA
The admission charge will benefit The Ki-Ho`Alu Foundation (501-C3). This annual festival, which features masters of slack key guitar, will be held at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Convention Center. Food and drink will be available for purchase; no outside food or beverages allowed. For more info, visit www.slackkeyfestival.com

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