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The Best Upcoming Big Island Events: Friday May 31st to Thursday June 6

Aloha Big Island Pulse readers and welcome to summer! As we close out the school week, graduation season, and get ready to grab our swim trunks and slippers to head to the beach for a few months of rest and relaxation, make sure to keep an eye out for these upcoming events this coming week. 

As usual we have your complete guide to fun on Big Island with the Top 10 events for you this first week of June. We have the 14th annual Kaʻū Coffee Festival coming up, along with plenty of live music and even the 3rd Annual King Kamehameha’s Awesome Athletes Inclusive Canoe Race.  

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Tropical Pau Hana Night (Fri., May 31; 6-9 pm, Pāhoa): Head to the Puna Kai Shopping Center for a fun night of music, food and dancing at Coco Cantina’s Pau Hana Night. Catch the live music of Kona Town’s Finest’s Abe Van Meter and Makana “Haku Pō” Keanaaina. Learn more on FB here

14th Kaʻū Coffee Festival (Sat., June 1-8, from 11am-5pm in Ka’u): Grab the family and head to the 14th Ka‘u Coffee Festival where you’ll find a variety of activities including live music, hula, local food and crafts, educational displays, keiki activities, guided coffee tastings at the Ho‘olaue‘a. Many events are free, while others require a nominal fee and reservations. Learn more here

The Waikōloa Community Market (Sat., June 1; 8am-12pm, Waikōloa): A community market featuring a variety of vendors selling produce, prepared foods, meat, fish, baked goods, artisans and artists, plants, flowers, service organizations, small businesses, and more. A fun morning spent visiting with vendors and neighbors. Find out more here

“Come Rain or Come Shine” (Sun., June 2;  2pm, Waimea): The Waimea Community Chorus is hosting its 29th annual spring concert with 20 songs spanning 60 years representing a multitude of musical styles, including “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Ain’t no Sunshine,” Cost for tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for keiki. Learn more here.

Kona Keiki Threads Consignment Sale (Sat. & Sun., June 1-2; 3pm, Kona):  Head to 81-6637 Hawai’i Belt Rd. in Kealakekua for a pop-up consignment sale benefiting Humanity Hale that will feature gently-used children’s clothes, toys, and gear. Consignors can drop off items at the Cool Kids Club during working hours. Learn more on FB here

King Kamehameha’s Awesome Athletes Inclusive Canoe Race (Sun., June 2; 9am-4pm, Hilo): The 3rd Annual King Kamehameha’s Awesome Athletes Canoe Race celebrates Hawai’i’s diverse culture and community in the state’s official sport, with Hawai’i’s inclusive outrigger (wa’a) race for youth and adults with disabilities. Learn more here

Write With Aloha (Mon., June 3; 7 pm, Kona): Check out this original script showcase at the Aloha Theatre for free and celebrate the work of five local writers as you hear selected scenes read from their latest scripts, spanning a variety of genres, including sci-fi, horror, fantasy and drama!!Learn more on FB here

Digging the Past: The Hawaiian Field Systems of Kaʻū (Tue., June 4; 7pm, Volcanoes National Park) Seth Quintus, Ph.D., with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa anthropology department, will be leading this discussion and walking guests through the Kahuku agricultural field systems established before Western contact. This is part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park programs. Free for guests; park entrance fees apply. Learn more here

Gam3Escape’s Youth Summer Gaming Camp (Wed., June 5; 3-6pm, Hilo): Gam3Escape’s Youth Summer Gaming Camp is back! Enjoy yoga, art, dancing, music, cooking, and other activities. Some fan favorites include Pokemon BINGO, UNO, Chess, Catan, and Gaslands. There will be miniature golf and Antics Pizza! Find out more on FB here

FOUREVER FAB: A Tribute to the Beatles (Thur., June 6; 7pm, Hilo): For $35, you can check out a live concert tribute to The Beatles and celebrate the 60th year of the Beatles U.S. Invasion. The Fourever Fab will be performing at the Palace Theater. Ticket sales will increase the day of the show. Learn more here 


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