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Disaster Preparedness Workshop Coming Up on Thursday, March 20th.

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Red and White Night Schedule of Events!

DOWNTOWN HILO’S RED & WHITE NIGHT – 2013 Schedule of Events 5 p.m. Grand Central Station Opens at ConnectionsPublicCharterSchool, KressBuilding Kalakaua Park: Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling Flash Mob Around Downtown Coldwell Banker Day-Lum Properties: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist Firmin Olivera KTA: Karaoke by Cary Suefuji, Pam Kagamida & $7 Steak plate off the grill […]

World Peace Festival | October 5th

On Saturday, October 5th, the World Peace Festival will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Moku Ola (Coconut Island) in Hilo, Hawaii.  This is the fourth year that the Festival is being held. The World Peace Festival is a free-to-the-public event presented by County of Hawaii, sponsored by Soka Gakkai International USA, […]

First Friday | October 4th

This Friday, October 4th shops, galleries and restaurants invite the public to the Downtown Hilo First Fridays Art Walk. Over 40 galleries and shops will offer extended hours until at least 8 p.m., most of them offering free entertainment, live music and refreshments creating a “mini Black & White Night” atmosphere. In preparation for the […]

People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawai’i (PATH)

In partnership with Hilo Downtown Improvement Association’s Public Safety Committee, People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawai’i (PATH) conducted a bicycle safety class at UH Hilo for 15 students. The student level of proficiency varied from those who had never ridden before to those who were more experienced. Topics covered were: rules of the road safety tips and […]

Surfrider Foundation Hilo’s Kaipalaoa Landing/Hilo Bay Lighthouse Beach Clean Up!

There is a beach clean up is this Sunday starting at noon at the Hilo Bay Lighthouse/Kaipalaoa Landing, and will probably run about an hour to an hour and a half.   This all ages event is open to the public and will help in keeping our Downtown beaches clean! Following the clean up, there will […]

Hilo Picked as One of 20 Cities Across North America to get a Paint Boost!

Did you hear? Hilo is one of the 20 cities across North America chosen to get some much needed revitalized paint jobs in the Downtown Hilo area. Benjamin Moore’s Paint What Matters contest winners will receive some sprucing up in their respective downtown areas.  Best of all? It’s FREE!!! The “revitalization package” will run a […]

Hawai’i Island All Nations Powwow, Sept. 21-22

Hiccup Children’s Circus, Night Market – First Friday, June 7

All welcome to join in some circus fun in Downtown Hilo on June 7th. This is a night to step out and dress up and bring the family. From 5pm The Hiccup Children’s Circus of Puna will be making appearances at businesses all around town in a fun filled procession. From 6pm they will be […]

Vote for Hilo’s New Paint Job

For having survived two tsunamis in the past 70 years, our town looks pretty darn good. But can you imagine how great Downtown Hilo would look with a complete brand-new paint job done all at once? Here’s our opportunity: Benjamin Moore Paints recently announced a promotion called “Main Street Matters.” They’re selecting 20 small town […]

First Friday, May 3 – Downtown Hilo Fun After Dark!

Art Opening – Dreams of Paradise Gallery presents Kevin Short, painter. Along with the ocean theme, the gallery will be celebrating Kevin’s new acceptance into the Carnegie Museum’s Summer Exhibition. Megan Leucht, Art Consultant. Dreams of Paradise Gallery, 308 Kamehameha Ave. Suite 106, 808.935.5670, megan@dreamsofparadisegallery.com.   The Mamo Corner’s First Friday Night Market sets up at the corner of Kilauea and […]

First Friday Art and Music Events, April 5

Downtown Hilo’s First Friday Night Market brings art and entertainment to the street from 5 to 9pm. This month our theme is ‘FIRE’ and Laurali Firefly will be doing two fire performances at 6pm and 7.30pm.  There will be vending, street food and live music. All welcome to stop by ‘The Mamo Corner’ on Mamo […]

Around Downtown: Hilo comes alive for holidays

By Alice Happy New Year — will it be? The holiday season was good for some and not for other businesses last year, and downtown was no exception. Restaurants in general seemed to do well, and with more than 50 places to get food and/or eat in the area that is no surprise. Retailers focused […]