Downtown Hilo offers a unique, local shopping experience in a few easy-to-walk blocks. Discover gifts and souvenirs, galleries featuring Big Island artists, sports adventure stores, vintage Hawaiiana, and more, as you stroll along covered walkways. Join us for Experience Aloha Fridays – downtown stays open late on the first Friday of every month with live entertainment in many venues.
DIA Founding Partner. “Aloha Grown is not just a business it’s a movement.” Aloha Grown was born out of the desire to make a difference in the environmental, economic and social sustainability of Hawai‘i. We use fashion and media to encourage a lifestyle, culture and mindset of sustainability. Aloha Grown’s mission is to: Support Local. Sustain the ‘Aina. Share the Aloha. Support Local. Aloha Grown carries out its firm commitment to support local businesses and organizations by featuring and promoting Big Island farmers and producers, both online and in-store. The Aloha Grown website features the unique stories of various local organizations, and their delicious lotions, cookies, coffees and jellies are sold alongside Aloha Grown merchandise in-store. Sustain the ‘Aina. Aloha Grown strives to preserve our beautiful island home because the land is what nourishes, supports, and provides for us. Buying Aloha Grown merchandise helps sustain our ‘aina with the Malama Honua Fund. Two percent of every sale goes to support local nonprofits, schools, organizations and initiatives with similar sustainability missions. Share the Aloha. Aloha Grown understands that the aloha spirit is what makes living in Hawai‘i special and unique. “Aloha” is not just a word or salutation; it’s the unspoken feeling […]
DIA Founding Partner. Mahalo (Thank you) for thinking of us in your quest to find something deliciously decadent from Hawaii. All of us at Big Island Candies are proud of our companies reputation for innovative, high-quality treats, and we work hard every day to uphold that legacy. We know that every item that leaves our shop represents the strong feelings of love and gratitude you want to sincerely express to someone special. It is our mission to meet these expectations, as we strive to capture the diverse flavors—and inspiring beauty—of Hawaii in all of our products.
DIA Founding Partners. As true Big Island natives, we strive to capture the essence and spirit of our island in every image we shoot, from explosive volcanic action to soothing seascapes. The wonder and beauty of this tropical paradise, the same surroundings that have captivated our ‘ohana for generations, will be sure to leave a lasting impression upon you as well. Welcome to our home, as we share a part of it with you!
DIA Founding Partners. Hawaii Forest & Trail has been exploring Hawaii since 1993. The company’s mission is to deliver guests an excellent, safe and fun learning experience, to support island communities and resources through philanthropy, sustainable business practices and a conservation ethic, and to provide a healthy, profitable, and rewarding environment for their company ‘ohana. On each and every one of their adventures, Hawaii Forest & Trail shares the splendor of Hawai‘i as part of their vision to inspire a deep connection with our natural world. Hawaii Forest & Trail is committed to keeping their tour groups small, well-outfitted and comfortable for a pleasurable day of exploration. From their initial rainforest bird walk, the Pachecos have expanded their eco-adventure offerings to include exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stargazing from Maunakea, a waterfall walk and specialized birding tours. All adventures combine a journey to a special or endangered natural setting with fascinating information about the natural and cultural resources of Hawaii, including its biology, geology, history, and Native Hawaiian culture. Hawaii Forest & Trail’s adventure tours have attracted attention from major national and international media and have been featured in Town & Country, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Islands magazine, San […]
DIA Founding Partner. We are here to share the knowledge and values of the Hawaiian people through art, by honoring the plants of the the islands, and providing a unique experience that is enhanced by teaching the symbolism of the Hawaiian name of the plant, and giving insight to other aspects of our lifestyle that will build upon the experience: all to express gratitude, appreciation, and compassion for allowing a life in this island environment along with the hosts of this culture. Sig Zane Designs is based on a strong, simple love. Our designs are wedded to a place, nature and culture, and our values are simple. Honor the land and the native culture. Celebrate excellence and beauty. And share what we know. Whether it is koa leaves on an aloha shirt or puakenikeni blossoms on a dress, every Sig Zane design is conceived and defined by these values. We hope that the layers of meaning contained in these designs will enrich your life as they do ours. We are in Hilo, on the eastern shore of the island of Hawai’i, where the cleanest air in the world blows in from the northeast, across 2,500 miles of ocean. When the […]
Mahalo and welcome to Agasa Furniture and Music Store. We offer furniture for your living, dining and bedroom’s along with accessories to make any room complete. We also offer musical instruments, including ukuleles and guitars, and offer musical instrument repair services as well. Our showroom offers you the opportunity to view the assortment of furniture and musical instruments we have available. You’ll also find our latest advertisements displayed for your online viewing as well. Don’t see what you want? Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you in finding the furniture or musical instrument that is just right for you. Once again Mahalo for visiting our website and we look forward in hearing from you and seeing you at our showroom.
Aloha Pawz is a specialty pet boutique for dogs, cats, and the pet passionate people that love them. We have everything for your furry companion from high quality dog food, cat food, collars, leashes, enriching & engaging toys, local products, treats from our “Barkery” and lots of unique items made special for your four-legged loved ones.
Banyan Trading Company welcomes you to our online shop. We aim to bring you the best of Hawaii and the South Pacific art, crafts, clothing, jewelry and lots of “this and that”…. If you are in old Hilo town on the Big Island of Hawaii please drop by our shop at 302 Kamehameha Ave and say aloha. We are just steps away from the famous Hilo Farmer’s Market. We hope to see you there and Mahalo Nui Loa for dropping by our virtual shop!
We specialize in Hawaiian books, and stock a wide selection of current Hawaiiana literature. Our selection includes history, fiction, travel guides, natural history, marine science, children’s books, and much more. We also specialize in rare and out of print Hawaiian books—we may have that hard-to-find book that you’re looking for! Basically Books is also the largest map dealership in Hilo and on the Big Island—in fact, we are sometimes called “The Map Shop.” Check out our Maps page for more information! In addition to all of this, we carry a large selection of Hawaiiana gifts, many of them made right here in the Islands.
Aloha! You’ve stumbled upon the online home of the Big Island Running Company. We’re the Big Island’s first, best, and only running specialty store. Click on DISCOVER to find out more about us, what we do, and where to find us. Click on CONNECT to find all kinds of goodies like our calendar, running groups, and blog. Most importantly, click on SHOP and buy some stuff!
At the Fireplace & Home Center, we take pride in being the best home fireplace store in Hawaii. Here’s a little info about our origins and stellar team: Jeffrey Mermel, founder of the The Fireplace & Home Center in Historic Downtown Hilo, opened the store in 1979. In April 2014, he passed the torch to Cary and Susan Freeman to carry on the great tradition that Jeffrey established decades ago. Cary began his career in the stove, fireplace and chimney business back in 1989 in Missouri and Arkansas. After Cary and Susan were married in 1994, they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska where Susan was thrust into the business. Cary is certified by The National Fireplace Institute as a Master Hearth Professional and by the Chimney Safety Institute as a certified Chimney Sweep. Susan has a degree in Interior Design from the University of Missouri, so she is able to assist prospective clients in the aesthetics of how to transform their rooms around the wood stove or fireplace. Cary first came to Hawaii in the 1980s when he was stationed on Oahu for several years in the military. He vowed to return one day to the place where he discovered his […]
Garden Exchange sells everything from seeds, pots, soil, and fertilizers to potted plants and garden tools. They expanded their power equipment department and not only sell quality residential and commercial power equipment, but they also set it up and show you how to operate it properly, before you leave the shop. You can buy with confidence at Garden Exchange! The pro’s at Garden Exchange can recommend the proper tools that fit you and your job and their motto is to service what they sell. Jeff credits the success of the Garden Exchange to his grandfather Noboru’s vision. “He was advanced for his time and had insight. He was all for machines and was willing to try anything,” says Jeff. Noboru Ikeda got his wish–his dream was to purchase the piece of property where Garden Exchange now stands and start a business. Garden Exchange has come a long way from their humble beginnings and Grandpa Noboru would be very proud to have come this far.
Hawaiian Crown™ uses traditional plant selection and breeding methods to develop plants that produce premium quality Hawaiian Crown™ Sweet Gold Pineapple™ and other specialty crops. We then produce these crops on our own family farm and partner with other independent farmers in Hawaii to grow Hawaiian Crown™ products. We are one of the few remaining pineapple producers in Hawaii and the leading supplier of super premium pineapple under the Hawaiian Crown™ Sweet Gold™ brand. We started collecting, selecting, and breeding over 20 years ago and, in recent years, came up with an excellent line of proprietary low-acid, super-sweet pineapple. Our goal is to allow consumers to experience “the true flavor of field ripe pineapple, the way pineapple is supposed to taste”. We have since expanded our vision to include other Hawaiian specialty products with the same emphasis on quality and flavor under the Hawaiian Crown™ brand.
High Fire Hawaii is located on the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our gallery and studios produce and represent the best of Hawaii Island Artists. Exceptional ceramic art, handcrafted from earth and fire. Paintings, prints and jewelry that celebrate the beauty of our island home. At High Fire Hawaii we are committed to fostering and promoting contemporary Big Island Art. At High-Fire Hawaii we fire our gallery work in a gas-fired updraft kiln we constructed ourselves to meet our specific needs. The majority of our pieces are fired to Cone 10 (2350 degrees Fahrenheit) in a reduced atmosphere. Firing in reduction is a process in which the kiln is deprived of oxygen at a critical point in the firing. This forces the intense combustion to strip oxygen molecules from the metallic oxides present in many of the glazes. The finished piece exhibits variations in color and depth that range from subtle to dramatic. Our careful attention to the selection of glaze, clay body and process results in exceptional examples of ceramic art.
Conceived and developed in 1988 by Richard “Mike” Rankin, the Hilo Farmers Market had a humble beginning with only four farmers who sold their goods from their parked cars and trucks. Today, the market has grown to over 200 vendors selling everything from fresh island fruits and vegetables to locally grown tropical flowers, special Big Island food products, handmade craft items and beautiful gifts made with Aloha. If you are looking for the best deals on produce or a special gift that says “The Big Island”, you’ll find it at The Hilo Farmers Market. We have a high tech side too — the Hilo Farmers Market was the first open market in the nation to be federally approved to accept food stamps by way of a unique electronic system and EBT cards. The Hilo Farmers Market is considered to be one of the best open markets on the Big Island and in the State of Hawaii.
Hilo Fine Art Center is relocating to Shipman Business Park where we will continue to offer the same great service and attention to detail for all your fine art printing, scanning and art-reproduction needs. We are also adding screen printing to our line of services. Hilo Fine Art Center is a premier fine art studio and gallery specializing in digital art reproduction and printing of fine art and photography using the Giclee inkjet printing process. We can print your favorite images on canvas, fine art paper and photo paper. Visit our Scanning, Printing and Canvas Stretching pages for more information. If you are on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai or the mainland we are happy to work with you from the Big Island. Be sure to sign up below for news about gallery events and printing specials.
At Hilo Surplus Store Inc, we carry a huge selection of camping supplies. Find all the sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, hammocks, and other camping gear you’re looking for before heading into the great outdoors. Military And Law Enforcement Discounts Available Buy locally from our family-owned and operated, old fashioned surplus store. Two generations currently run Hilo Surplus Store and we pride ourselves on being an “everything store” to local residents here on the Big Island.
The market’s mission is to be inclusive of everyone in the use of space for vending, music, art and other community activities for the purpose of building and strengthening the local culture and growing the Big Island ohana. The venue also has space for hula, yoga, night markets and live music.
Whether you’re looking for quality groceries, at great prices, or unique, local gifts, we’ve got you covered. Each week we coordinate with dozens of on-island farmers and artisans to stock our shelves with the best in-season produce and hand-crafted goods we can find. During any given week, you can find the offerings of 80+ local families and individuals; from avocados and strawberries, goat cheese and vanilla beans, to grass-fed meats and locally-inspired art, our community is proud of it’s abundance. Come see for yourself!
Who is MaruMaru Hawaii? We are two sisters born and raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawaii. Having our own store has always been a daydream for us. A long time ago, before Facebook, Instagram, Etsy and Pinterest, we started making jewelry for fun. We sold our necklaces, earrings and bracelets at craft fairs, and although it sold well, being on different islands at the time made it difficult to keep the momentum going. In 2014, we happened to be pregnant at the same time and ended up giving birth only two days apart. So since we were both back home in Hilo and experiencing motherhood together, we figured there was no better time to enter the world of infant and toddler apparel. Thus, on November 2, 2015, MaruMaru Hawaii was “born” and our online shop was officially open! What is MaruMaru Hawaii? As new mommies, we are always looking for cute and fun stuff for our kids to wear. Plus, we love the quirkiness of our Hilo hometown. So we decided to print infant and toddler tees that reflect our upbringing! Many of our shirt designs are based around local words or phrases commonly used in Hawaii, and […]
An Artist Collective – Located in charming downtown Hilo, now bayfront at 186 Kamehameha Avenue. Over fifty Big Island Artists offer an impressive selection of original and affordable island inspired art. Original Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Paintings, Stone and Wood Sculptures, Ni’ihau Dyed Gourds, CD’s from Local Musicians, Gifts, Prints, Collectibles, Cards, all created here on the Big Island. We’re open 7 days per week so you can get even more enjoyment out of your weekend!
Fun and colorful Original Print Dresses, tops, skirts, and sarongs for Women. Men’s Aloha Shirts. And children’s dresses too ! Sizes XS-3XL All of our original designs are 7 color hand silk screened onto Natural fabrics with Soft cuts, French seamed. Rainbow Jo can be found in Boutiques throughout the Islands and beyond, however, there is only one Rainbow Jo Store. And it is in downtown Hilo. In business for over 30 years Rainbow Jo by Michele Joy has been a favorite Island Aloha-wear for travelers and residents.
T-Mobile offers amazing service at a low price for consumers and businesses! We not only offer the latest and greatest smartphones and accessories, but solutions to fit your whole family or business needs! Stop into our location today to speak to one of us about what we at T-Mobile can do for you!
In 1976, Sally Mermel, a former school teacher, opened “The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo” (MISH) on Keawe Street in Downtown Hilo. She and her father decorated and painted the tiny 150 sqft. store, and sold merchandise she ordered from a catalog. Later she opens “Bears Coffee” next door, and a second “Most Irresistible Shop, Too!” in Prince Kuhio Plaza, which eventually she sells but keeps her original MISH store and moves to its current location at 256 Kamehameha Avenue on Bayfront in the heart of Downtown Hilo. 1998-Sally meets Tracie Yoshimoto, new Marketing Manager at Prince Kuhio Plaza, who loved to shop at MISH as a little girl. Their paths cross again in 2005, and Sally mentions she may one day sell MISH. Tracie gives Sally her phone number, and Sally puts it in her wallet. 2013-After 37 years in business and approaching the lively age of 70, Sally is ready to spend more time in her Volcano Village garden and travel. She finds Tracie’s phone number in her wallet and calls….