Please Join Us For the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association Annual Membership Meeting

  Please join us this Wednesday, February 26, at 5:30pm at the East Hawaii Cultural Center for our annual membership meeting. Click the link for details!  

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

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Kung Hei Fat Choy

The Hilo DIA would like to say mahalo to so many people who helped pull off the 12th Annual Chinese New Year Festival, this last Saturday in Kalakaua Park. It is so amazing to see our beloved community get behind an event that has become cherished tradition. From the Lion Dancers, who came over from […]

Check out the Schedule of Events for the 12th Annual Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday February 8, 2014 Schedule of Events 9:00 am       Big Island Shaolin Arts Lion Dance Blessings of Benjamin Moore Paint What Matters project area – Kamehameha Ave. to Kalakaua St.   At Kalakaua Park Mistress of Ceremonies Desiree Moana Cruz 10:00 am      Lion Dance Blessings Open Festival with Firecrackers at EHCC, Hawaii Museum of Contemporary […]

MAHALO to our wonderful sponsors of this Saturday’s 2014 Chinese New Year Festival!

Our Major Sponsors: Benjamin Moore, HPM Building Supply, HomeStreet Bank, & Na Makua. Other Great Sponsors: Day-Lum Properties & Management, Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, Garden Exchange, Basically Books, Hana Hou, Hilo Farmers Market, Reuben’s Mexican Restaurant, & The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. Special Thanks to: Lily Chow, County of Hawaii Dept. of Parks […]

DIA First Friday Series: Chinese New Years “Eve” Party Schedule of Events

Hilo DIA’s First Friday Event Series Presents: February 7, 2014 First Friday Schedule of Events Chinese New Years “Eve” Celebration 6:30PM: Bayfront Kava Bar~ Live music from Cory French, Kirk Archer, & Friends 7:00PM: Crib~ 10% of all regular priced items with some exclusions. Tiny Bubbles~ Keiki face painting & art projects 8:00PM: Basically Books~ Sidewalk sale and […]

12th Annual Hilo Chinese New Year Festival Celebrating the Year of the Horse in Downtown Hilo! KUNG HEE FAT CHOY!

Saturday February 8, 2014 from 10 am – 3 pm at Kalakaua Park in downtown Hilo. There will be food and craft vendors, live entertainment, information booth, live martial arts demonstrations, Lion Dance performance,  and a FIREWORK show. Hope to see you there to support our local community event. The event is free to the public, brought to you […]

Kicking Off the New Year with a Bang: Downtown Hilo Prepares for Benjamin Moore to Paint Downtown and More!

We’re excited to share news that Hilo’s Downtown refresh from leading paint manufacturer, Benjamin Moore, as part of its Main Street Matters program starts tomorrow! Hilo is the one of 20 communities across North America to launch the project. Local events this weekend will kickoff the painting and recognize Hilo for its efforts to bring the […]

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 […]

10,000 Strong: Downtown Hilo’s 13th Annual Black & White Night Was Huge Success!

On Friday November 1, over 10,000 people took to the streets of Downtown Hilo for the 13th Annual Black & White Night. Live music, delicious food, great shops, and the best of people were some key aspects of many that made this year’s Black and White Night an event to remember. “We want to thank […]

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, […]