The Best Upcoming Big Island Events: Friday May 3rd to Thursday May 9th

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April showers bring May flowers and here we are in another month, springing forward and well into summer, it’s time to celebrate all our mothers!

Our weekly feature of events showcase the wide variety of activities that can be found all over the island. 

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At Big Island Pulse we are all about supporting our local community, and would love to highlight your events. Reach out to us and let us know what fun things you have planned for our Big Island people. Tag us on social @bigislandpulse

And on that note -here’s a look at what’s happening this coming week on our lovely

Henry Kapono Artist2Artist Concert Kalae Parish, Kalenaku, Pat Simmons Jr:  (Friday, May 3, 530pm-830pm, Kona)

Multiple award-winning and GRAMMY® nominee, Henry Kapono will be at the Kona Salt Farm with his with his 7th season of his hit Artist 2 Artist Concerts at Kona Salt Farm. Led by the Henry Kapono Foundation, in support of the We Are Friends Maui program, this Friday watch husband and wife Kala & Parish Kalenaku with Maui’s own Pat Simmons Jr. Learn more here.

Huakaʻi at Waikōloa Dry Forest: (Friday, May 3, 5pm-630 pm, Kona)

Visit the Waikoloa Forest Preserve where you can learn about Waikōloa and the unique lowland dry forest on a Huakaʻi. There will be guided hikes to see the ancient wiliwili trees, along with the sweeping views of Kohala, and learn about the native plants in the Waikōloa community. Learn more here.

Fuego Latin Orchestra: (Sunday, May 5, 5-10pm, Kona)

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo and check out live music by the Fuego Latin Orchestra this coming weekend. There will be a margarita bar, taco bar and more. Enjoy traditional dances at the Kamakahonu Ballroom and Foyer in Kona. Tickets are $20.
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Huli: (Sunday, May 5, 2-5pm, Honoka’a)

For $25, you can see live music in Honoka’a at the Honoka’a People’s Theater with artist Maka Gallinger with new music from her developing album HULI! Learn more here.

Mālama Healing Festival at Nani Mau Gardens Featuring Anuhea: (Saturday, May 4, 5-1030pm, Hilo)

Here it is! The moment we have all been waiting for! The Hawai‘i Chrysalis, HAAS, The Arts and Sciences Center and Big Island Pulse, are proud to present ANUHEA and Friends for this all ages benefit concert at NANI MAU GARDENS on Saturday, May 4th! Enjoy performances by James Mcwhinney of Big Mountain, Vibes Up Strong, Peni Dean (former member of Natural Vibrations), Star from The Steppas, and the man Mr. Drew Daniels, and more!


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🤙🏽 Get your tickets on Eventbrite 
Keiki 12 and under are FREE (with paid adult)
Outdoors in the garden + covered areas and seating
So many local food trucks & craft vendors! 
PLUS Beer Gardens by KONA BREWING!

👑 VIP seating on the Orchid lanai includes:
🌺 8 top round table and chair
👀 Good view of the stage
🍻 Two alcoholic beverages
🍣 Light pupus
🤩 Meet and greet with the artists!

The event includes a Keiki Corner with a bounce castle, obstacles course, face painting, games, cotton candy, carnival goodies, certified volunteers and more!

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

Check Eventbrite for more information and GET TICKETS HERE!

Pops! (Sunday, May 5, 2pm-4pm, Waimea)

The Kamuela Philharmonic is bringing back the much-loved Pops concert to the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea for its 2023/24 season finale. Curated by Artistic Director and Conductor Brian Dollinger, enjoy pops classics and works by Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Morton Gould, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and more. Tickets range in price. Learn more here.

Lightning Larry Dupio: (Friday, May 3, 5:30pm, Kawaihae)

Lightning Larry Dupio is a Two-Time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner and won Hawaii’s support in the genre for “Rock Album of the Year.” He is also an award winning Blues Guitarist. And you can catch him live this weekend at the Blue Dragon in Kawaihae. For more info visit here.

Slack, Steel and Song Hawai’i Meets Americana: (Sunday, May 5, 7pm,

Honoka People’s Theater will be hosting this live music event featuring Barry Sless (Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, David Nelson Band), Stephen Inglis (Bill Kreutzmann, The Stephen Inglis Project), Alex Jordan (Midnight North, Phil Lesh), and Hattie Craven (Hattie the Moonhowlers, Joe Craven, The Sometimers). For more information visit here

ISRAEL VIBRATION – Live at the Hilo Town Market: (Sunday, May 5, 4pm,

Enjoy a night of roots reggae music with the legendary ISRAEL VIBRATION and the ROOTS RADICS BAND, with special guests THE STEPPAS and sounds by DJ EMPRESS NERIAH. For more information, visit FB

Monday Night Jazz Jam Hilo: (Monday, May 6th, 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

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Argentine Tango: (Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm-9pm, Hilo)

Learn the basic elements of Argentinian Tango. So that you can dance this elegant dance anywhere in the world! One hour lesson will focus on the Tango walk and embrace. You will learn how to move with fluidity and connection with your partner. Subsequent classes will continue will basic elements to inspire you in this improvisational dance. One hour practice will follow the class.

No partner necessary. We will rotate partners within the class. Please wear dance shoes or socks. We meet every Tuesday from 7-9pm $10 includes 1 hour lesson and 1 hour practica. $35/4 class pass. Classes taught by experienced dancers, Maika and Pavel. MORE INFO HERE

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That’s right, we’re helping you bring the fun and have fun while saving money. Every week the Big Island comes alive with a variety of family-friendly activities and events perfect for people of all ages.

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