June 8, 2016
WORLD OCEANS DAY AT HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK
Join Hawai'i State Parks and partner organizations for World Oceans Day at the Hapuna State Beach Park Pavilion. Learn about Hawai'i incredible ocean resources and how to help protect them. The event is free, but there is a $5 per
vehicle parking fee for out-of-state visitors. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the large beach pavilion at Hapuna Beach State Park. Free to the public. For more information call 209-0977 or email
June 11, 2016
NORTH KOHALA KAMEHAMEHA DAY CELEBRATION
From 7:45-9 AM, Lei Draping at the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapa`au will take place; from 9-10:30 AM, enjoy a traditional Pa`u Parade with horses and riders adorned in flowers and colors representing each Hawaiian Island. Parade
from downtown Hawi to Kamehameha Park in Kapa`au; from 10:00am-4:00pm, Ho`olaule`a (crafts fair) at Kamehameha Park, where you can eat local food, see masters create traditional arts and craafts, watch beautiful hula dancers and listen to award-winning Hawaiian
musicians. For more info, call 808-557-6042 or visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.
June 11, 2016
KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION PARADE AND FREE CONCERT - KAILUA-KONA
Adorned in the flowers and colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal pa'u riders on horseback will represent each of the eight islands, led by their respective princesses and the pa'u queen. The floral parade will also feature hula halau,
equestrian units, marching bands, and more. The parade begins at Walua Road and Alii Drive at 9am, and travels through Kailua Village to Palani Road past the pier, ending at noon. A Ho'olaule'a (crafts and music fair) featuring Hawai'i recording artists Hoku
Zuttermeister and Sistah Robi will be held after the parade on the Hulihe'e Palace grounds. For more information, call 322-9944, email
KamehamehaDayParade@hawaii.rr.com, or visit
or visit historickailuavillage.com.
June 25, 2016
2016 SUMMER CAR SHOW AND FITNESS EXPO - KAILUA-KONA
Over 250 cars, bikes and trucks are expected to compete for trophies in a dozen classes during the day and the main stage will host live music and physique competition for men and women, Zumba, a tug-of-war between the Hawai'i County
police and firefighters and taiko drummers will also be featured. Over two dozen 10'x10' vendor spaces are planned for businesses wishing to participate in the 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. event being presented by Transmission Technology on the ball field at Kona's
Old Airport Beach Park. Proceeds for all booth rentals will go to Teach for America, a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools on the Big Island
and around the country. The event will be free to the public, but donations for the Hawai'i Island Food Basket to fill up Auto Body Hawai'i's giant "little red wagon" will also be encouraged. Application forms for vendors, as well as entry forms for the car
show and physique competition and a field layout for the Show and Fitness Expo are online at
www.transtechhawaii.com. Vendor booth information is also available from Chauna by calling 808-313-0025.
ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL - PU`UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, HONAUNAU
Celebrate Hawaiian culture at this free, two-day, family friendly event. Learn about lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making and more, both days. In order to protect fragile resources and preserve the
historic setting, picnicking, coolers and chairs are not allowed in the Royal Grounds. No food is available in the park. Please visit
www.nps.gov/puho for more details and view updates on www.facebook.com/PuuhonuaoHonaunauNPS. For more information, call 808-328-2326 x1702 or email
June 26, 2016
KONA MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10k & 5k RACES - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
Featuring all four traditional races: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5 K. An estimated 2,000 runners of all ages and abilities will be participating for prizes, health and enjoyment, and raising money for charities. For more information
and race route, call 808-967-8240, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
JULY, 2016 HAPPENINGS!
July 4, 2016July 4, 2016
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & CELEBRATION - VOLCANO VILLAGE
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Volcano Post Office and proceed for one half mile along Old Volcano Road to Cooper Community Center, featuring the Hawaii County Band, floats, antique cars, fire engines, bicycles, horses, and animals in costumes! Music,
games, food booths, craft fair and more. For more info, call (808) 967-7800.
July 4, 2016
KAILUA-KONA INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
The 21st Annual Kailua-Kona Independence Day Parade will take place on Monday, July 4, at 6:00 p.m., starting at the Kekuaokalani Gym/Pool Complex on Kuakini Highway. It will proceed south on Kuakini Highway, to Palani Road, to Ali'i Drive, and then south on
Ali' Drive to Walua Road just past Coconut Grove Marketplace. The parade operates with an all-volunteer committee with the support of the Rotary Clubs of Kona. All are welcome, whether neighborhood and community groups, nonprofit groups or commercial entries.
This year's theme is "Kona's got Spirit!." Along with musical entries and floats of all kinds, there will be multiple color guards and numerous members of the armed services as part of the parade. Immediately following the parade, there will be a grand Fireworks
Extravaganza over Kailua Bay, provided by Hawai'i Pyrotechnics and Explosives, starting at 8:00 p.m. For more information about entering the parade, email email@example.com , call 313-0025
or visit www.paradesinkona.com.
July 4, 2016
GREAT WAIKOLOA RUBBER DUCKIE RACE/BENEFIT - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT, KOHALA COAST
Held at the Kings' Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort, this is a benefit for United Cerebral Palsy Assn. of Hawai`i. Free entertainment, fun games and exciting contests, from duck waddling to eating. Live entertainment, food booths and games. Adopt a duckie for
the Duckie Race for a chance to win one of many fantastic prizes.
July 4, 2016
FAMILY FOURTH & FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA - WAIKOLOA BEACH RESORT
The event continues at Waikoloa Beach Resort throughout the afternoon until the Fireworks Extravaganza over Waikoloa Bowl at 8pm. This is an alcohol and drug free event. For more information, call 886-8822, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
July 4, 2016
TURTLE INDEPENDENCE DAY - KOHALA COAST
Three and four year old turtles are released in the ocean after growing up in the Honu Ponds at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Kohala Coast. Details TBA. For more information, call 808-885-6622, email sbredo@maunalani,.com or
July 4, 2016
July 8, 2016
8th ANNUAL BIG ISLAND PRIDE PAGEANT - KAILUA-KONA
The Big Island Pride Pageant is currently the only LGBT pageant on the Island. Contestants come from various parts of the Island to compete in different
categories mainly based on creativity, not beauty. It consists of two divisions, a Miss Category and a Mr. Category. Tickets are $20; $30 at the door. To be held at the Courtyard at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. For tickets call (808) 747-9546. Time:
5:30 to 11pm. For more information, email Bigislandpridepageant@gmail.com.
PARKER RANCH ANNUAL JULY 4th HORSERACES & RODEO
Big Island ranchers participate in fast-paced horseraces and rodeo events with Parker Ranch cowboys. Ribbon mugging, ranch mugging, dally team roping, Po'o Wai U and more. Keiki activities including roping practice and pony rides. Lots of food and mementos
for sale at the Parker Ranch Store booth. Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena, Waimea. Pre-sale tickets available at the Parker Ranch Store in Waimea (at Parker Ranch Square). For more information, call 885-2323, email email@example.com or
July 10, 2016
Inaugural Olympic distance triathlon at James Kealoha Beach Park in Hilo. 1500 meter swim, 40km bike, 10km run. Time: 7:00 AM at James Kealoha Beach Park, Hilo. Fee. For more information, call 808-333-9128, email firstname.lastname@example.org or