Hilo Calendar of Events

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There are lots of events and activities going on in Hilo, Hawaii. A link to a monthly calendar of events in and nearby Hilo, Hawaii is below created each month. Events planned for future months and re-occuring events are listed on this page. The times and location of events may change so it is best to verify the event before attending.

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Shank's Mare on October 4, 2017, 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Performing Arts Center The story of two wandering travelers whose paths intersect in time and space. Using traditional Kuruma Ningyo puppetry, video projection and live music, the piece explores themes of life and death and how tradition is passed on.

The Palace Theater and The Hilo Community Chorus are Proud to Present the 16th Annual Fall Musical SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7PM October 22 & 29 at 2:30PM Doors will open 1 hour prior to each performance.

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Taste of Hilo will be on Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at Sangha Hall in Hilo.  Presale tickets are on sale for $55.00.  They may be purchased by calling the Chamber’s office at 808-934-0177, or by email at jccih@jccih.org.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $70.00 if the event has not been sold out.The Taste of Hilo annually features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants, and patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success.  Come and discover what your favorite restaurants will be featuring at this year’s Taste of Hilo.  A portion of event proceeds goes to support the Hawaii Community College. 

Okareka Dance Company presents: Mana Wahine Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the UH Perfroming Arts Center - Mana Wahine is an all-female work that utilizes dance, theatre and film to honor the essence of what it is to be a woman.

Nutrition Seminar on October 14th from 4 to 6pm at the East Hawaii Cultural Center (141 Kalakaua St.) in the 2nd floor kitchen and Lanai area. The seminar, will explore a 3 step process to initiate and sustain healthier eating habits. It will identify reasons for making changes, easy ways to incorporate healthier options into daily life and create a plan. Contact Patti Hatzistavrakis at 808-965-2054 for more information and to reserve a seat. Admission is $10 per person and includes light refreshments.

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Jazz Trio Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:30pm – 9:30pm at UH Performing Arts Center

Holiday Card to Hilo: The Festive Season Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm at UH Performing Arts Center

Great Leaps Dance Concert Fall 2017 Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30pm – 9:30pm at UH Performing Arts Center

UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra meets Dweezil Zappa Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30pm – 10:30pm at UH Performing Arts Center



Hilo Farmer's Market is open every day 7AM-4PM downtown and has numerous special events and performances. Every Wednesday and Saturday 6AM-4PM over 200 local farmers and craftsman fill the market. Check their website for the Second-hand Sundays and Market Music schedules.

Planetarium Shows daily and special evening shows at 'Imiloa Astronomy Center

Check out Puna Happenings

Hilo Woman's Club is a community service organization committed to assisting and educating its members in the areas of civic and personal interest. The club has regular meetings and special events.

Wainaku Wednesday!  Relax with friends after work on the lanai while enjoying the panoramic view of Hilo Bay every Wednesday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free admission, live music, cocktails & pupus available for purchase. Parking is limited. Wainaku Executive Center is located at 26-238 Hawaii Belt Rd., Hilo. For information call (808) 365-5380.

A Hilo Running group meets every Wednesday at 5:00pm and every Saturday at 6:30. They start and end the run from the Big Island Running Company on Hilo Bayfront at 308 Kamehameha Ave, Suite 105 - two doors down from Cafe Pesto. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome. For more info visit here.

Art Classes at One Gallery 186 Kamehameha Ave. (on the bay front)
For more info visit here or call 808-961-2787.

Aikido for Adults & Teens Beginners learn aikido for health and fitness: stretch, strengthen, and learn self-defense skills in a friendly atmosphere. Classes at Aikido of Hilo 29 Shipman St.#203 downtown Hilo across from the Armory: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 6:00pm; Wednesday morning class at 9:00 and Sunday at 4:45pm. Individuals $60 per month; Families $90 and College Students $45 per mo. For more info visit here or contact: Barbara Klein AikidoOfHilo@gmailcom 935-2454

Hilo Ocean Adventures (1717 Kamehameha Ave across from Ken’s House of Pancakes 808-934-8344) recently started Dive Club - free to join and connecting people in the community looking for dive buddies, beach and ocean clean up events.  Pool rental slots are available for their indoor heated pool.  Time slots are 30 min each in packages of 4, 8, and 12. Contact them for information on package prices and their Aqua Fitness Classes.

Basically Books in downtown Hilo upcoming events

Kino'ole Farmers Market every Saturday 7AM-Noon 1900 Kino'ole Street

Hilo Orchid Society meets 2nd Saturday of every month at Kamana Senior Center in Hilo

Bonsai Workshops at Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center in Kurtistown. Call (808) 982-9882 or visit here

Programs and classes at East Hawaii Cultural Center on 141 Kalakaua Street in Hilo.

Create your own TV shows with Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi Video Production Training. Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi, will help you put together your television show and broadcast it on cable channel 53 or 54. Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi offers classes in basic video production, camera operation, editing, lighting and studio production. A minimal charge applies for the training, but once you’re a certified producer at Nā Leo O Hawaiʻi, use of the television equipment and facilities are FREE!
The first class, Orientation (normally 2 hours), is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in Hilo and Kona. Additional classes including Video Production Basics, Camera Basics, Non-Linear Editing I and Non-Linear Editing II are scheduled at the Orientation class by consensus of the class. They have Final Cut Pro on Macs and Adobe Premiere on Windows machines.
Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi is located at 91 Mohouli St. in Hilo 808-935.8874

Osho's Active Meditation Class with Shola every Friday 4:30-6PM 239 Haili Street Hawaii Naturopathic Retreat Center 933-4400, $15 class

Permaculture Classes -one month onsite classes on a permaculture farm

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Hula Girl at Merrie Monarch April 1, 2008

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