Thursdays & Fridays, 9:30am Kii pohaku (petroglyphs, literally “rock pictures”) may be the closest thing to a written language that Hawaiians used, and some are thought to be astronomical symbols, road signs or markers of historic events. Join expert Kalei’ula Kaneau for a moderate 1-hour walk back through Hawaii’s fascinating history, and see for yourself. […]

Obon Dance & Festival – Hongpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin

The summer Obon season perpetuates the Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirit of those passed on celebrated with special services and festivals. The festival includes food booths, taiko drummers and other colorful sights and sounds, bon dances that have become a cultural touchstone for all in Hawaii. Free to enjoy!Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin: July 13 […]

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau 57th Annual Cultural Festival

The parks Annual Cultural Festival will be held on the weekend of June 23rd and June 24th to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the establishment of the park. This two day event is free to all (entrance fee waived). There will be dozens of craft demonstrations throughout the two day festival.  Spend a fun filled […]

Ka Aha Hula O Halauaola

With the continued interest and rapid growth of hula rising around the globe, Ka ‘Aha Hula ‘O Hālauaola was born of a common desire to provide a nexus for masters, practitioners and enthusiasts of hula knowledge and Hawaiian culture to share their thoughts and understanding of this sacred Hawaiian art form. Founders and master kumu […]

Monoprints with Carl F.K. Pao at Piko Press

Adult workshop Member $75 Non member $95 Registration deadline: June 1 Carl F.K. Pao, featured artists of Loli’ana 2018, who is a native Hawaiian artist and educator, will be teaching a monoprint workshop at Piko Press! This workshop is for anyone interested in a straightforward printing process that does not require a press. Beginners and […]


Join us on Saturday morning, June 9, 2018, for the annual King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade in Historic Kailua Village. Throughout the day, the community of West Hawai‘i will gather to honor the great ali‘i, King Kamehameha I, who established the first capital of the united Hawaiian Kingdom here in Kailua-Kona at Kamakahonu. This year’s […]

Hula Voices – Once A Month Talk Story

Hula Voices at Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaii‘i Volcanoes National Park occurs on the first Thursday of the month from 7-8pm. These free, educational offering presents an engaging, intimate “talk story” session with Hawai‘i Island’s kumu hula who eat, sleep and live lives centered on the practice of hula and its associated arts. Join […]