Events calendar

Sunday. 20 October, 2019 - Saturday. 26 October, 2019
Week 43
Tuesday. 22 October, 2019
9:00 am

2019 Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Kailua Kona Library

The Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a book character pumpkin decorating contest!

3:30 pm

A Celebration of Quilts and Quilters

Mountain View Public Library

Mt. View has a recently unearthed a quilt made by the Mt. View Library Quilting Class in 1979. Please join us to commemorate the quilt and its history

6:00 pm

Non-Fiction Book Club

Kona Stories Book Shop

Fiction Book Club meets the Fourth Tuesday of Every Month at 6:00PM 

This group is open to everyone just show up and join in the fun. Bring an appetizer or beverage (wine is ok) to share.

6:00 pm

Life Drawing w/ Hilo Artist Hui

KukuAu Studio

Hilo Artists Hui's Life Drawing Sessions at Kukuau Studio, every Tuesday evening.

7:00 pm

Okaidja Afroso Trio

Kahilu Theatre

Okaidja Afroso is an Afropop singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from Ghana, West Africa. His sound is a spicy fusion of Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences.

Wednesday. 23 October, 2019
9:00 am

2019 Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Kailua Kona Library

The Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a book character pumpkin decorating contest!

5:30 pm

Walk with Island Heart Care and Blue Zones Project

Old Kona Airport State Recreation Center Pavilion

Walking with Island Heart Care at Makaʻeo Walking Path (Old Airport State Recreation Center)

6:00 pm

Hamakua Resistance Network monthly meeting

Hawaiian Cultural Center of Hāmākua

Hamakua Resistance Network monthly meeting and ZERO WASTE POT LUCK & PIZZA 

7:30 pm

Okaidja Afroso Trio

UH Hilo

Okaidja Afroso is a singer, guitarist, percussionist, and dancer deeply connected to the musical traditions of the African Diaspora and devoted to bringing together diverse modes of expression.

Thursday. 24 October, 2019
8:00 am

4th Annual Hawaii Island Festival of Birds

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

FOURTH ANNUAL HAWAII ISLAND FESTIVAL OF BIRDS 2019 CANCELLATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Alternative Tours are Available
Anyone wishing to book, re-book or cancel tours and events may contact Hawaii Forest & Trail at 1-800-464-1993 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A portion of all tour proceeds booked directly benefits Hawaii Wildlife Center and the critical work they do with our native birds.  Information is also available online at birdfesthawaii.org.

9:00 am

2019 Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Kailua Kona Library

The Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a book character pumpkin decorating contest!

9:00 am

Hearing: Maunakea Land Use

Naniloa Hotel

PUBLIC INVITED! 
Ku`ulei and Ahiena Kanahele's petition argues that the Land Use Commission (LUC) needs to review industrial observatory uses of the conservation district. UH/ BLNR wrote that they are doing just fine managing Mauna Kea and the LUC shouldn't step in.

Check out the petition and testimony on the LUC website. And then come to the hearing 

10:00 am

6th Annual American Job Center Hawai`i (AJCH) Job Fair

Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium

This worshop is free and open to the public! Those interested in attending are encouraged to come prepared with resumes and dressed professionally as interviews may be done on site. 

10:00 am

Raise money for Hawai'i Vets by having lunch or dinner at Panda Express

See Listing

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Panda Express in downtown Hilo, 50% of the proceeds on October 24 will be donated to the Hawaii Island Veterans organization to help fund our mission: developing a combined veterans center, and senior living community for our islands' 20,000+ active, reserve, and retired veterans as well as other eligible seniors.
In order to help us with our goal, PLEASE NOTE you MUST bring in or show the flyer for their purchase to count toward the fundraiser amount.

10:30 am

Annual United Nations Day Luncheon to Highlight Climate Change in Hawai`i

Nani Mau Gardens

Hawai`i Island Chapter, in collaboration with the Hawai`i Island Chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, invites you to attend the Annual United Nations Day Luncheon.

12:30 pm

Portuguese Stone Oven Baking

Kona Historical Society

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. 

6:00 pm

Little Fire Ant Community Forum with Hawaii Ant Lab

West Hawaii Civic Center

Little Fire Ants emerge in Fall for Pumpkin Spice Treats!
OK, not really. But we need your attention!
If you haven't surveyed your property in the last year for little fire ants, NOW is the time! 



Friday. 25 October, 2019
9:00 am

2019 Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Kailua Kona Library

The Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a book character pumpkin decorating contest!

9:00 am

Hearing: Maunakea Land Use

Naniloa Hotel

PUBLIC INVITED! 
Ku`ulei and Ahiena Kanahele's petition argues that the Land Use Commission (LUC) needs to review industrial observatory uses of the conservation district. UH/ BLNR wrote that they are doing just fine managing Mauna Kea and the LUC shouldn't step in.

Check out the petition and testimony on the LUC website. And then come to the hearing 

11:00 am

Pre-Launch Celebration: Puna Kai Shopping Center

Puna Kai Shopping Center

Come and see who our new merchants are and where their stores will be located. Stop by the food booths offering complimentary pupus and beverages prepared by Puna Kai’s new restaurant merchants.

4:00 pm

2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular

North Hawaii Education and Research Center

A spooky night of fun, costume contest, diorama contest, indoor trick-or-treating, and much more!

4:00 pm

Halloween Event: Night at the Museum

Imiloa Astronomy Center

$8 Special Admission! Join us for our Halloween Event Night at the Museum - Hawai‘iʻs Curious Creatures of the Night! Come dressed up and participate in our Costume Contest

4:00 pm

Benefit for Animals Yard Sale

See Listing

LOTS of donated items! 3 days!  
Proceeds benefit PAWS - Pono Way Sanctuary no-kill shelter

6:00 pm

Friday Hula Show

Keauhou Shopping Center

Enjoy a live hula performance every Friday in our Center Courtyard!

6:00 pm

Traditional Tattoo Festival

Kohala Institute

Celebrate the ritualistic and ceremonial practice of traditional tattooing with master indigenous tattoo artists from Pacific and Arctic Cultures, including Hawaii’s own Keone Nunes and renowned tattoo anthropologist Lars Krutak.

This four-day event includes a grand opening celebration, an all-day cultural fair, live demos, workshops, a fireside 'awa ritual, music, food and traditional tattoo film screenings.

6:00 pm

Lanihau-lloween - The Last Fourth Friday!

Lanihau Center

Costume Contest Fashion Show, with prizes for best dressed adult & keiki!
Beer garden  -Trick or treating  -Haunted house -Pumpkin Decorating -Special dance performances with West Hawaii Dance Theatre & Academy  -Food, Artisan Vendors, Giveaway's and more!

6:30 pm

Naalehu Poetry Night

Bee Boys Honey Shop

Aloha we are an open mic event. This free event features poets, acoustic musicians, comedy, a famous plant based potluck, and more! This month features guest poets from Oahu, part of the Poetry Bodega in Honolulu. This is is sure to be a BIG event for our small town. Keiki friendly.

7:00 pm

18th Annual Fall Musical: GYPSY

Palace Theater

The Palace Theater Presents our 18th Annual Fall Musical, GYPSY! GYPSY is considered by many to be the greatest American Musical of all time. 

7:30 pm

Rocky Horror Show

Aloha Theatre

The classic Halloween event!
Let's Do the Time Warp Again! 
Costumes are welcome but please leave the hotdogs at home.

Saturday. 26 October, 2019
7:00 am

Halloween 5K fun Run

Liliuokalani Park and Gardens

5K fun Run with costume contest and free Trick or Treat for the Kids.
Signup at
hilomarathon.org or signup race morning.

7:00 am

Benefit for Animals Yard Sale

See Listing

LOTS of donated items! 3 days!  
Proceeds benefit PAWS - Pono Way Sanctuary no-kill shelter

7:45 am

13th Annual Run for the Dry Forest at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa

Pu'u wa'a wa'a Cinder Cone State Park

5K, 10K and Keiki Run!
Supports Conservation and Restoration of Dry Forests in Hawai‘i

8:00 am

Plant People Road Show

Old Kona Airport State Recreation Center Pavilion

Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the Plant People Road Show.

8:00 am

Honokohau Harbor Market – Fishing, Boating Dive Gear and more

Honokohau Harbor

The popular market will feature great bargains on 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.

9:00 am

Traditional Tattoo Festival

Kohala Institute

Celebrate the ritualistic and ceremonial practice of traditional tattooing with master indigenous tattoo artists from Pacific and Arctic Cultures, including Hawaii’s own Keone Nunes and renowned tattoo anthropologist Lars Krutak.

This four-day event includes a grand opening celebration, an all-day cultural fair, live demos, workshops, a fireside 'awa ritual, music, food and traditional tattoo film screenings.

9:00 am

2019 Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Kailua Kona Library

The Kailua-Kona Public Library is hosting a book character pumpkin decorating contest!

9:00 am

Paauilo School Blue and White Fair

Paauilo Elementry and Intermediate School

The keiki will have a blast with over a dozen carnival games and prizes, a bouncing castle, and huge water slide. Parents will love the onolicious grinds and refreshing beverages and the best part is that all funds raised will go directly into planning exciting learning adventures for the students at Pa`auilo School.

 

10:00 am

Botanical Watercolor, Tropical Style

Society for Kona's Educations and Art (SKEA)

Learn the basics creating botanical watercolors from professional botanist, botanical illustrator, and teacher, Dr. Linda Ann Vorobik. 

12:00 pm

West Hawai'i County Band in Concert!

West Hawaii Civic Center

It’s that spooky time of year so for this concert the West Hawai’i County Band will feature thrilling and chilling music. Come and shiver to live band music performed by musicians from all walks of life who haunt you right here in your own community.

1:00 pm

Phone Photography Workshop with instructor Alvis Upitis

Society for Kona's Educations and Art (SKEA)

IPhone will be used in demos but principle apply to most Android phones.

3:00 pm

2019 Howl'ween Dog Walk

Shops at Mauna Lani

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of fundraising for animals in need at Hawaii Island Humane Society. Featuring a photo booth, costume contests, adult beverages, and more!

4:00 pm

Trick Or Treat Trail at Malamalama Waldorf Schoo

Malamalama School-HPP

Trick or Treat, visiting various whimsical 'houses' with the safety and beauty of the Malamalama Waldorf School campus. For ages 0-9!

 

5:00 pm

The ‘Ohana Halloween Paʻina

Keauhou Shopping Center

Family-friendly Halloween event. Keiki Fun Zone: Waterslides, Bouncers, Obstacles & more.
Trick-or-treating: Starts at 5pm at participating stores while supplies last.

5:30 pm

Mai Tai Masquerade

Nani Mau Gardens

The FRIENDS will again host an evening of Mai Tais, Pupus and Entertainment at the beautiful Nani Mau Gardens!

6:15 pm

Movie under the Stars: E.T.

Queens' MarketPlace

Bringing Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster hits to you!

7:00 pm

ShakaStock: A Live Tribute to Woodstock 1969

Kahilu Theatre

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, performers with a passion for the music of Woodstock and the unity it represented will band together to both musically and visually recreate some of the most memorable performances from the original Woodstock festival in 1969, including Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin...

7:00 pm

18th Annual Fall Musical: GYPSY

Palace Theater

The Palace Theater Presents our 18th Annual Fall Musical, GYPSY! GYPSY is considered by many to be the greatest American Musical of all time. 

7:30 pm

Rocky Horror Show

Aloha Theatre

Let's Do the Time Warp Again! 
Costumes are welcome but please leave the hotdogs at home.