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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Hawaii Community College is offering great courses for students completing K-12th grades this summer! Don't miss this year's Summer Youth Academy, Black Rocket, Cyber-Security, Summer Engineering Academy, Summer Career Explorations! Many of these courses are free with scholarships and high school students can earn college credit! Some classes begin in June, some in July. Check it all out at ocethawcc.org or call 934-2700.

HILO BAY BLAST - July 4 celebration activities around the Hilo Bayfront. Fireworks at 8pm over Hilo Bay. Call 961-8706 for more information.

COOL THE PALACE 5K FUN RUN / WALK September 16 at 4PM Proceeds to Benefit the Palace Air Conditioning Fund! Race Location: Starts at Nissan Dealership and Finishes at the Palace Theater.




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.

Art Classes at One Gallery 186 Kamehameha Ave. (on the bay front)
"Art and Wine Watercolor Class with Garry Palm"  offered on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6 to 8pm.  All art materials, wine, pupus are included. $35.
"Artful Class with Wine Glass" offered on the 3rd Friday of every month from 6 to 8pm. All art materials, wine, pupus are included. $35.
"Figure Drawing Class" offered every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  $10.
Seating is limited so reserve a spot in advance of these classes. For more information call 808-961-2787.

Strategy and Fantasy Board Game Days Come play strategy board games, bring your own or find new ones. Free Entry, learn to play games! 4pm-8pm, Thursdays at Toys4U Collectibles 1289 Kilauea Ave., call Toys4U at 961-1795 for details
Magic the Gathering FNM Tournaments Standard and draft, Every Friday 5:30pm, at Toys4U Collectibles 1289 Kilauea Ave., call Toys4U at 961-1795 for details.

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: www.AikidoOfHilo.org 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.  The first Keiki Summer Swim camp for kids 8yrs and up, starts June 5th 2017. They also have pool rental slots for their indoor heated pool called HOA Swim Fit, perfect for personal aqua exercise or classes.  The time slots are 30 min each in packages of 4, 8, and 12. Contact them for package prices.

Basically Books in downtown Hilo upcoming events

Carnaval SAMBA Dance Class with Lisa Dixon Mondays & Thursdays 6-7:30PM at the Elks 150 Kinoole Street in Hilo. Contact lisasambista@gmail.com with questions.

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- 2nd Saturday of every month at Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center in Kurtistown. Call (808) 982-9882 or visit www.fukubonsai.com

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

Hui Okinawa Kobudo Taiko contact Troy Sakihara at (808) 756-2630 or troy_w3@hotmail.com

Samadhi Fitness - Dance your way to enlightenment through unique fusion of global dance, yoga, and breath work in a 75 minute intense class at Kalani Oceanside Retreat - Tueday and Friday 8:45AM in the Emax. Call Daina for details 1-804-366-0503

Buddhist meditation classes twice monthly - Sundays at 4PM Volcano Art Center- Email joyfulpath@aol.com

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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February 2017 Hilo calendar

January 2017 Hilo calendar

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