Tropical Visions Video and Palace Theatre present the world premiere of “VolcanoScapes… Dancing with the Goddess.”

Prepare for a volcano film unlike anything you have ever imagined! Tropical Visions Video and Palace Theatre present the world premiere of “VolcanoScapes… Dancing with the Goddess.” Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22 at the Hilo Palace Theatre in downtown Hilo. Volcanoes are a connection to the planet that we are able to make in no other way.  […]

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Basically Books brings you 14 marvelous happenings in honor of the 51st Merry Monarch Festival

Aloha, Please join Basically Books for any or all of their 14 free events highlighting the music, art and culture of Hawai‘i as they celebrate the 51st Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Saturday, April 19th, 1:00pm Bert Naihe Performs: Bert celebrates his first CD “You’re the One” with a performance on this Saturday before the Merrie Monarch Festival begins. His CD […]

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Here is more information on the Palila Mural, Parade, and the Mauna Kea Reforestoration Project!

Behind the Palila Mural  Local artist Kathleen Kam teamed up with the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project to create a 9-foot by 12-foot mural of a palila, a native Hawaiian bird. The artwork is on the exterior wall of the Hilo Loan Shop building; one of the most prominent buildings in downtown Hilo and is […]

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Mauka to Makai- A First Friday Event

DOWNTOWN HILO’S FIRST FRIDAY: MAUKA TO MAKAI Excitement is growing around Hilo’s upcoming First Friday on April 4th and the public is invited to come enjoy the activities.  “A ‘Mauka to Makai’ theme showcases our island from the mountains to the ocean and many downtown attractions in between,” said Connor Clay, Hilo Improvement Program community relations specialist. “Two significant […]

Gearing up for Let’s Grow Hilo’s Beautification Day

We are hosting another beautification day on Sunday March 30. All those interested in volunteering for a good cause, getting your hands dirty, or curious about our movement towards a more sustainable urban setting are welcome to join. Please meet behind the East Hawaii Cultural Center this Sunday at 9AM!

Re-capping A Very Successful Safety Workshop

The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association’s AmeriCorps Hilo Improvement Program held a Disaster Preparedness-Lessons Learned Workshop this past Thursday, March 20th at the Hawaii County Civil Defense Office. We would like to thank our guest speakers Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira and Staff Officer Barry Periatt for creating a great presentation. Also, thanks to everyone who made this […]

The Hilo DIA is looking to recruit 1/4 time volunteers!

Want to get a scholarship and great work experience with a nationwide non-profit and Hilo’s Downtown Improvement Association? Then we have a position for you! This is a perfect opportunity for students and those looking to gain real experience in an exciting work setting. We work for the betterment of the community and are in […]

Alice Moon makes National Attention through the Benjamin Moore “Paint What Matters” Blog!

Follow the link here to read about how Ms. Moon tells what makes Hilo so great, how far we have come, and our continuing optimism.! http://paintwhatmatters.com/post/79567446750/a-tenacious-spirit-in-downtown-hilo-hi

The Hilo DIA is gearing up for the Disaster Planning & Preparation Lessons Learned Workshop

The Disaster Planning & Preparation Lessons Learned Workshop is happening this Thursday and has reached its capacity for attendees. That being said, we are thrilled that so many concerned citizens and businesses in the community are participating! We apologize not being able to accommodate more people, but are glad to see such support and responsibility. A […]

High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio is announcing up-coming classes, workshops and events for March & April 2014

  UPCOMING MARCH & APRIL CLASSES CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS   Spring Break Art Class for Kids Ages 7 & UP – Mon. - Fri. March 17 – 21 From 10:30 am – 12:30 pm http://www.highfirehawaii.com/spring-break-art-class-for-kids-ages-7-up/  up to 8 Students / register before 3/8/14 Intermediate Wheel Class Ages 16 & UP - 5 Thursdays, April 3  - May 1 From 5:30 pm – 7:30 […]

Lei Making Workshop

 Come learn how to make ti leaf lei and support the UH Hilo Agriculture Club at Plaza Market Monday! Fresh Local Produce Plant Sale Big Island Booch Kombucha Crafts Free workshops all day  When:  10am-2pm Monday, March 10                10am-2pm Monday, March 17  Where: UH Hilo Campus Center Plaza  Ongoing workshops presented […]

Are you ready for the Disaster Preparedness-Lessons Learned Workshop?

When a disaster strikes will you be prepared? AmeriCorps Hilo Improvement Program Presents: Disaster Preparedness-Lessons Learned Workshop Featured Speaker: Darryl Oliveira Learn about Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Tropical Storms and skills for business, community, individual, family preparedness with a behind the scenes view of the County Civil Defense Center Thursday, March 20th 5:30pm-8:00pm Located at HI County […]

Arthur Rosenfeld is coming to Basically Books this Friday from 6-8PM!

  Arthur Rosenfeld has penned 14 critically acclaimed books, most recently Tai Chi – The Perfect Exercise. In it he offers a guide to the myriad mental and physical benefits of this ancient martial art, including easing chronic pain and illness, dealing with stress and resolving conflicts. His prize-winning novels have focused on Chinese philosophy and martial […]