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Sunday. 23 June, 2019 - Saturday. 29 June, 2019
Week 26
Wednesday. 26 June, 2019
8:20 am

FREE Pahoa Dance Classes

Pāhoa Community Center

Registration will open 15 minutes before classes begin during the first week. ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST SIGN THEIR CHILD IN ALONG WITH LIABILITY WAIVERS BEFORE THE STUDENT CAN PARTICIPATE.

10:00 am

Lei Tī Demonstration

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Learn how to twist your own tī leaf lei. Join rangers and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association staff who will share their knowledge.

10:00 am

Outer Space with Mr. Kneel

Kea'au Public Library

In celebration of the 2019 Summer Reading Program! Take a trip to “Outer Space” with Mr. Kneel and explore the limits of our collective Sci-Fi imaginations!

10:30 am

Pre-School Story Time

Kona Stories Book Shop

With the help of the AAUW, Kona Stories Book Store will be hosting this monthly story time for children ages 3 – 6 years old.  

5:00 pm

Wainaku Wednesday

Wainaku Exec Center

Happy Hour | Live Music | Food 
Come Early & Carpool, parking is limited!  This is a FREE event and open to all ages



6:00 pm

Guitarist Jeff Linsky: In Concert

Shops at Mauna Lani

Internationally acclaimed solo guitarist Jeff Linsky makes his HPAF debut in a creative program of classical, jazz, and popular favorites. FREE.

Thursday. 27 June, 2019
9:00 am

FREE Pahoa Dance Classes

Pāhoa Community Center

Registration will open 15 minutes before classes begin during the first week. ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS MUST SIGN THEIR CHILD IN ALONG WITH LIABILITY WAIVERS BEFORE THE STUDENT CAN PARTICIPATE

9:00 am

Grow Your Business on Instagram

Hawai'i Innovation Center

Learn how to reach more customers on Instagram using proven, and effective tips and strategies.

9:00 am

Plant Aloha (FREE Class) Pollinator Habitats with Zach Mermel

Hawaiian Sanctuary

Designing Habitats for Our Pollinator Allies with Zach Mermel. Come explore simple, DIY strategies for welcoming these crucial creatures into our gardens, landscapes, and farmscapes.

10:00 am

Pūʻolo: The Gifts We Bring

Kona Historical Society

Kona Historical Society presents "E Hele Me Ka Pūʻolo: The Gifts We Bring," an exhibit highlighting cultural contributions from Kona’s many ethnic groups. Supported by the State of Hawaii Grant-in-Aid program “Pū‘olo: The Gifts We Bring.

12:30 pm

Portuguese Stone Oven Baking

Kona Coffee Living History Farm

The Kona Historical Society practices the traditional art of baking Portuguese bread in a large wood-fired forno, come and watch as staff and people from the community get together to talk story, roll dough, and bake it. 

4:00 pm

Keiki Corner – Friendship Bracelets

Keauhou Shopping Center

Friends of the Children of West Hawaii is excited to offer free activities for children and families. This week we are creating friendship bracelets.

6:00 pm

PREVIEW PARTY for the 67th Annual Orchid Show & Sale

Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium

Mark your calendars! HILO ORCHID SHOW GALA PREVIEW PARTY kicks off the 67th Annual Orchid Show & Sale in Hilo. 

Friday. 28 June, 2019
8:45 am

Stewardship at the Summit

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Volunteer to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
9:00 am

Hilo Orchid Show

Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium

Each year the Hilo Orchid Society stages the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state of Hawai`i.  The show takes place at the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo.

5:30 pm

Blue Zones Project Pupu

Liliuokalani Park and Gardens

Join us for a Blue Zones Project Restaurant Crawl! Move naturally as we walk from restaurant to restaurant, enjoy Blue Zones Project pupu sampling, connect with new and old friends, and complete the night with Wine @ 5 and live pau hana music at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

6:00 pm

4th Friday Poetry Slam

KukuAu Studio

A palpable evening of words flying through the air for all to see, hear, revel, feel, taste, smell & hold fast. April -- Sprung, Theme's are merely for inspiration & are not a requirement for your poetry.

6:30 pm

Disney Zootopia - Outdoor Movie Night

Kona Commons

FREE MOVIE! Picnic blankets and chairs welcome.  Coolers, alcohol and outside food not permitted. 

7:00 pm

I Love A Piano with Phil Kadet

Fairmont Orchid

Back by popular demand — NYC jazz pianist Phil Kadet like you've never heard him before!

Saturday. 29 June, 2019
7:00 am

Spay & Neuter Clinic For Dogs

Kea'au Eagles Club

We do not charge any fees for our clinics but we do accept Donations!
Drop off at 7am.

7:00 am

Island Breeze Golf Tournament

Makalei Golf Club

Fundraiser for Island Breeze Ministries. To register, contact Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sign-up at Pro Shop.

8:30 am

Tree Giveaway

Aunty Sally's Luau Hale

Over 850 tree to giveaway.  Trees are in 6" to 3 gallon containers.

9:00 am

Hawaiian Cultural Festival and 58th Anniversary Celebration

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Come and celebrate this family friendly community event! Free entry to the park!

9:00 am

Third Annual Malama Na Keiki Festival Pahala

Pahala Park & Community Center

Bring the whole ‘ohana for a day of fun keiki activities, free health screenings, and community resources. This event is FREE and open to the public!

9:00 am

Hilo Orchid Society Annual Show And Sale

Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium

Each year the Hilo Orchid Society stages the largest and most comprehensive orchid show and sale in the state of Hawai`i.  The show takes place at the Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium in Hilo.

11:00 am

Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride Festival

Mo'oheau Bandstand

This year, Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride celebrates this anniversary with our theme, “50 & Fierce”.

11:00 am

Nā'ālehu Independence Parade

See Listing

'O Ka'ū Kākou's Annual Summer Fun Fest!  Free and open to the public! 
The Parade Features Floats, Pā'ā Riders, Ka'ū Coffee Court members and more!   Water slides, Bounce House, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Shave ice and entertainment!

2:00 pm

Hilo Brewfest

Wainaku Exec Center

The Rotary Club of Hilo’s annual HILO BREWFEST is a single afternoon party featuring many local and mainland Breweries presenting over 70 individual brews for attendees to sample. 

5:00 pm

Hui Kakoʻo Benefit Concert - Kainani Kahaunaele

Keauhou Shopping Center

The Keauhou Shopping Center, proudly presents the Hui Kakoʻo Benefit Concert Series. Admission: 2 cans of food per person, to be donated to the Food Basket.

5:00 pm

Hilo Brewfest After Party with Kona Brewing

Naniloa Hotel

The Grand Naniloa Resort + Kona Brewing Present: Hilo Brewfest After Party!

7:00 pm

Opera on the Rocks

Palace Theater

A perennial festival favorite performance featuring HPAF Faculty and Professional Fellow Artists.

7:00 pm

OBON: Honomu Hongwanji

Honomu Henjoji Mission

Every year communities come together to honor the spirits of their ancestors. Various local hongwanjis invite everyone to come join this tradition of celebrating the lives of those who have come before.

7:00 pm

Equality HI Pride 2019 Dance Party!

Naniloa Hotel

A FABULOUS night of fun and dancing at the Grand Naniloa Resort Crown Room!  THIS IS A PARTY NOT TO MISS!