The Best Upcoming Big Island Events: April 19th to April 26th

Welcome to our new weekly feature where we share our favorite upcoming Big Island of Hawai’i events. These events showcase the wide variety of activities that can be found all over the island. 

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Kona Ghost Walk (Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30pm- 7:30pm, Kona)

Head to the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort for an evening of ghost tales and
more. Expect to learn about Hawaii’s haunted heritage and to hear accounts of
Kona’s unique paranormal activity. Enigmatic local entities include ‘aumakua,
ancestors transformed into family gods, superhumans known as kupua, and
Hawaiian deities such as Pele and Kihawahine. Learn more here.


The Mālama Healing Festival BOGO Ticket Sale: (Friday, April 19-20)


The Hawai‘i Chrysalis, The Arts and Sciences Center and Big Island Pulse, are proud to present ANUHEA & Friends! An all ages, benefit concert at Nani Mau Gardens, in Hilo on Saturday, May 4th! Join us 5:00pm-10:30pm, outdoors under the stars in the large grassy acreage of the gardens! BRING an umbrella and/or chairs & mats for a fun-filled musical night! Including a Keiki Corner with a bounce castle, face painting and more!

Performances by:

James Mcwhinney of Big Mountain, Vibes Up Strong, Peni Dean (former member of Natural Vibrations), Star from The Steppas, Kanaka Fyah, and international artist Oesen.

Special Host: Pomai

This is a benefit concert for HAAS and ASC. So get your tickets today!

They are partnering with Hawai’i Chrysalis in producing the Mālama Healing Fest – to highlight the healing of our communities and increase access for Hawaii Youth to Music, Arts and Athletics programming.

KIDS 12 and under are FREE!

Local vendors, food and beer gardens & alcohol available for purchase!

USE CODE MALAMA to get our Buy One Get One Deal until 4/20.

Tickets available at:


thehawaiichrysalis.com for more info

Mahalo to all our sponsors Aloha Grown, KWXX, The Wave 92FM, SPC Hilo Hotel, and Big Island Pulse!

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Bob Marley- One Love: (Friday, April 19th – April 23rd; see showtimes below, Hilo)

Music, Drama 107 min
Rated PG13

Hilo Palace Theater
38 Haili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Doors, Box Office & Concessions open 30 min prior to showtimes

$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Student & Veteran

Friday, April 19th @ 7P
Saturday, April 20th @ 230P
Sunday, April 21st @ 230P & 7P
Monday, April 22nd @ 7P
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 7P 

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green
Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, and James Norton

Synopsis: The story of how reggae icon Bob Marley overcame adversity, and the journey behind his revolutionary music. More Info HERE

Laupāhoehoe Music Festival (Saturday, April 20th,10am-4pm, Kea’au)

The 2024 the Laupāhoehoe Music Festival will take place at Laupāhoehoe Point Beach Park (36-1043 Lāupahoehoe Point Rd, Laupāhoehoe, HI 96764). This is a family friendly event with plenty to do while enjoying the music, including a silent auction, Hawaiian crafts & games, and lei making! Local artists will be vending art, jewelry, shirts and more! Food vendors will offer laulau, adobo, pastele, Kalua plate, ahi poke bowls, nachos, cookies, shave ice and more!

The Laupāhoehoe Music Festival is a Hawaiian music and cultural event presented by the Laupāhoehoe Community Public Charter School. Proceeds from the event directly support resource and elective programs at LCPCS. This is an alcohol & drug free event; no coolers allowed. More Info HERE


Kona Stroll: (Sunday, April 21st 1pm-6pm, Kona)

The Kokua Kailua, Kona stroll is a long block party full of vendors, food, and festivities that happens every third Sunday of the month on Alii Drive in Kailua, Kona. There will be vending, lots of beautiful and unique crystals, including specialty crystal carvings, jewelry, home decor, cute stuffies, keychains, and more! Learn more here.

A Songkran Festival Experience for Big Island: (Sunday, April 21st, 5pm-12am, Keauhou)

Thailand comes to Kona! It is the 2024 Thai New Year Party and you are invited! Come celebrate and experience a taste of the Thai culture with the Songkran Water Splash tradition! Live Music, DJs, artist, fire spinning and face painting. Did we also mention the featured food and drinks? That, too! Games and challenges provide opportunities to win prizes. Event entry is $15. Entry and menu package also available for $40. For more information, check out https://theroyalthaicafe.com for more details.

Monday Night Jazz Jam Hilo: (Monday, April 22nd, 6-9pm, Hilo)

An all inclusive Jazz Jam with a rotating house band. Created to strengthen the Big Island Jazz community through networking & jamming.
Bring your favorite charts & the instrument of your choice or enjoy the vibrations of people improvising together in the Jazz Tradition, 6-9pm every Monday night. Free for all ages. More Info Here

Mana Art Show 2024
Mana Art Show 2024

2024 MANA Invitational Art Show: Ends Thursday, April 25th
Visit the Wailoa Center in Hilo • 200 Piopio St., Hilo
Now until April 25, 2024
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

View dozens of premiere local Hawai’i artists. The variety and scale of this show is somehting you don’t want to miss! 

More Information HERE

Hōʻike a Haʻi Spring Musical performance: (Thursday, April 25- April 27, Keaʻau) Disney
Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on the Lunalilo Hale stage at
Kamehameha Schools in Kea’au, for a special Hōʻike a Haʻi Spring Musical
performance on April 25 running through April 27. A Thursday and Friday night show
will kick off at 7 p.m., along with a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the two evening shows and $8 for the opening night and matinee
shows and are on sale through their GoFan Page. Find out more information

Hilo Jazz Orchestra Frank Zappa Tribute Concert: (Saturday, April 27th, 7pm,

The Hilo Jazz Orchestra returns to the Palace stage to perform a tribute to
Frank Zappa live in concert with special guest HAASTILE performing an opening set.
Doors, box office and concessions open at 6 p.m. Live Concert tickets on sale for
$10 Student with valid student ID. $20 General Admission. $30 Priority Orchestra
*All tickets $5 more on Day of Show, except for Student tickets. Learn more here.

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