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Sunday. 21 April, 2019 - Saturday. 27 April, 2019
Week 17
Wednesday. 24 April, 2019
8:00 am

National Park Week-Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Koloko Fish Pond

National Park Week! Ranger Programs, Ukulele, Hula and fun!

9:00 am

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show

Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show During Merrie Monarch Week. FREE Admission.

10:30 am

Pre-School Story Time - Beach Time Theme Stories

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.  

11:00 am

Merrie Monarch Festival Events

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Part of the park’s mission is to perpetuate Hawaiian culture, and what celebrates the culture more than the annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo? During Merrie Monarch Week, the park will offer six ‘Ike Hana No‘eau (“Experience the Skillful Work) programs for everyone to experience and...

12:00 pm

26th Annual Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival During Merrie Monarch Week

Nani Mau Gardens

This four-day event showcases nearly 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors throughout the State.
Expressions of Aloha can be found at this event through various mediums including paintings, prints, sculptures, etchings, photographs, carvings, textiles, jewelries , wood musical instruments and floral pieces and much more.

1:00 pm

Merrie Monarch Festival - Free Mid-day Entertainment

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Free Mid-day Entertainment Daily (Monday through Friday)
Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).

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

Green New Deal Town Hall

Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua

Green New Deal Town Hall!
The Green New Deal is a 10-year plan introduced by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez andSen. Markey to mobilize every aspect of American Society towards 100% clean and reliable energy, to guarantee a good job to all members of our society and to create economic prosperity for all.

Thursday. 25 April, 2019
8:00 am

National Park Week-Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Koloko Fish Pond

National Park Week! Ranger Programs, Ukulele, Hula and fun!

9:00 am

26th Annual Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival During Merrie Monarch Week

Nani Mau Gardens

This four-day event showcases nearly 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors throughout the State.
Expressions of Aloha can be found at this event through various mediums including paintings, prints, sculptures, etchings, photographs, carvings, textiles, jewelries , wood musical instruments and floral pieces and much more.

 

9:00 am

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show

Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show During Merrie Monarch Week. FREE Admission.

12:00 pm

Merrie Monarch Festival - Free Mid-day Entertainment

Naniloa Hotel

Free Mid-day Entertainment Daily (Monday through Friday)
Entertainment at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (12 p.m.), and the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (1 p.m.).

6:00 pm

Merrie Monarch Festival - Miss Aloha Hula

Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium

Individual competition for the title of Miss Aloha Hula with contestants performing hula kahiko, hula ʻauana and oli (chant).

6:00 pm
Friday. 26 April, 2019
12:00 am

Soul Town Pau Hana Friday's

Kea'au Eagles Club

Pau Hana Friday's with Soul Town! Get your dancing shows on!

8:00 am

National Park Week-Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Koloko Fish Pond

National Park Week! Ranger Programs, Ukulele, Hula and fun!

9:00 am

26th Annual Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival During Merrie Monarch Week

Nani Mau Gardens

This four-day event showcases nearly 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors throughout the State.
Expressions of Aloha can be found at this event through various mediums including paintings, prints, sculptures, etchings, photographs, carvings, textiles, jewelries , wood musical instruments and floral pieces and much more.

 

9:00 am

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show

Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show During Merrie Monarch Week. FREE Admission.

5:30 pm

Ka'u Coffee Festival - Pa'ina & Open House

Pahala Plantation House

Join us in celebration of Ka‘u coffee with our Pa'ina & Open House event at the Pahala Plantation House.
The event kicks off festival week and raises money for the Miss Ka‘u Coffee Scholarship fund and features a presentation of the Miss Ka‘u Court who will reign over the festival. Admission is free. Meet the coffee farmers. Taste coffee, enjoy local foods. Make donations for the pageant's scholarship fund during the event.

6:00 pm

Friday Pau Hana Film Night - SEED: The Untold Story

Donkey Mill

IFew things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century
6:00 pm

Fourth Friday - Malama Honua

Lanihau Center

Join us for the next Fourth Friday - Malama Honua event. The theme is about sustainability and caring for our Island Home. This is a monthly FREE family friendly event.

Saturday. 27 April, 2019
8:00 am

Honokohau Harbor Market – Fishing, Boating, Diving

Honokohau Harbor

The popular market will feature fishing tackle and lures, diving equipment, new and used boat hardware and accessories, local arts and crafts, clothing and accessories, as well as food and beverages.  

This is a not-to-miss event if you want great deals on new and used fishing gear, boating accessories and diving equipment, or you want to find some locally made gifts.  Come spend a few hours on a Saturday morning enjoying Kona’s small boat harbor. Plenty of free parking.

8:00 am

Waikoloa Lions Club Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

See Listing

Waikoloa Lions Club invites all golfers to bring a friend and join in their Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27 at Waikoloa Golf Course.
A two-person scramble, the tournament begins with registration at 7 a.m. and first tee off at 8 a.m. Mulligans are optional.

8:00 am

National Park Week-Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Koloko Fish Pond

National Park Week! Ranger Programs, Ukulele, Hula and fun!

9:00 am

26th Annual Hawaii Arts, Crafts & Food Festival During Merrie Monarch Week

Nani Mau Gardens

This four-day event showcases nearly 100 of the finest artisans, crafters and food vendors throughout the State.
Expressions of Aloha can be found at this event through various mediums including paintings, prints, sculptures, etchings, photographs, carvings, textiles, jewelries , wood musical instruments and floral pieces and much more.

 

9:00 am

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show

Mokupapapa Discovery Center

Contemporary Hawaiian Quilt Show During Merrie Monarch Week. FREE Admission.

10:00 am

Compost Workshop

East Hawaii Cultural Center

Recycle food waste into rich, nutrient dense soil.

10:00 am

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Old Kona Airport State Recreation Center Pavilion

See Tai Chi forms demonstration and practice Tai Chi at the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day.

 

 

 

10:30 am

Merrie Monarch Royal Parade

Downtown Hilo

One of the festival’s most entertaining and fun events for the entire family, the parade begins and ends at Pauahi St. (Kilauea Ave. — Keawe St. — Waiānuenue Ave. — Kamehameha Ave.).

1:00 pm
1:00 pm

Raku Pottery Workshop

Society for Kona's Educations and Art (SKEA)

Raku Pottery Workshop with Alysia Samaru and Lynn Peavy, at The Society for Kona’s Education & Art.

5:00 pm

“Black and White” The Eighth Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

Black & White is the theme. The festival gala,featuring food booths, wine and beer, silent auction, dancing, chocolate fountain and more is a fund raiser for local non-profits! Last year $27,000 was raised. Don't miss it this year!

7:15 pm

Movies under the Stars - Dory

Queens' MarketPlace

FREE Movie Presentation! Once a month, you’re invited to bring a beach chair or blanket for a free outdoor movie at dusk at the Coronation Pavilion.