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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 […]

Basically Books Presents: “Kamehameha: Rise of a King” by David Kawika Eyre on Saturday, 11/30

Come down to Basically Books on, Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm for a locally and historically significant literary event. David Kawika Eyre retired Kamehameha Schools educator presents and reads Kamehameha: The Rise of a King.  A new book highlighting the people, places, and events that shaped Kamehameha’s Life.    Please call thestore at 961-0144 for more […]

16th Annual Traditional Mochi (rice cake) Pounding for New Year

Akiko’s will being holding their 16th Annual Traditional Mochi Pounding this year on Saturday, December 28 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Akiko’s over the years has become synonymous with mochi pounding. This event is FREE to the public and ALL ages are welcome! They started in 1997 with 23 people, mostly neighbors. Now mochi pounding has […]

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 […]

First Friday “Let’s GLOW Hilo”

This month’s First Friday Art Walk theme is “Let’s Glow Hilo.” The Downtown Improvement Association is proud to feature High Fire Hawaii Gallery and Art Studio as its featured business. Come down and enjoy this exciting event!  There will live music, games, glow toys, and refreshments! Most of the downtown shops will stay open past […]

High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio Classes & Events for September

High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio up-coming classes and events for September 2013: First Friday is Sepember 6, 2013 the theme is “glow in the dark.” We will have live music and our gallery and studio will be open until 10 PM. Come by and visit with some of our artists, see some of the […]

New Local Event Listing Website

As Al Roker  so famously says at the end of his segments when he cuts to the local weather forecasters, “That’s what’s going on around the country, here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods.” It seems one of the biggest problems we have at the Downtown Improvement Association is making people aware of […]

First Friday Art Walk, at it Again!

This month marks the first ever Pau Hana Pa’ina at Mo’oheau Park and we at Hilo’s Downtown Improvement Association couldn’t be more excited!! Not only will there be live entertainment, art, magic shows, and the infamous Hiccup Circus, but this month’s Art Walk will feature food trucks from all around Hilo serving up some ‘ono grinds!

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 […]