(For a more complete listing of events, go to KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).
February 17-19, 2017
HEIVA I HAWAI'I 2017 - KAILUA-KONA
Te 'E'a O Te Turama once again hosts amazing groups from all over Hawai'i Island at Kekuaokalani Gym (Kuakini Hwy, adjacent to the Kona Community Pool). Visit www.heivaihawaii.com for more information and applications for competitors, vendors and sponsors.
February 18-20, 2017
25th ANNUAL PANAEWA STAMPEDE RODEO - HILO
This large and diverse rodeo features Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In addition, there are special events done only in Hawai'i. Cowboys and cowgirls will compete in Double Mugging and Po'o Wai U just like our forefathers did in the early paniolo days of old Hawai'i. Time: 12:00pm till finished at Panaewa Equestrian Center. Presale $6; $8 at the gate. For more information, call (808) 937-1004 or visit www.hawaiirodeostampede.com.
February 19, 2017
MONTHLY "KOKUA KAILUA" VILLAGE STROLL AND HULIHE`E PALACE EVENT - KAILUA-KONA
Free Hawaiian music featuring the Merrie Monarchs men's glee club and kumu Etua Lopes' Na Pua U'i O Hawai'i hula halau on the Palace's South Lawn at 4 p.m., presented by the Daughters of Hawai`i. Bring your own beach mat or chair. Before and after the Palace performance, stroll thru historic Kailua Village (the Stroll starts at 1pm & goes till 6pm), enjoy over 100 vendor booths, plus oceanside restaurants, local musicians & artists. For more info about the Palace event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For info about For more info about Kokua Kailua, email HKVevents@yahoo.com
or visit historickailuavillage.com.
February 22, 2017
MAKAHIKI TRADITIONS PRESENTATION - WEST HAWAII CIVIC CENTER, KONA
Kicking off Kona Historical Society's 2017 Hanohano 'O Kona Lecture Series, cultural practitioner Shane Akoni Nelson will discuss the various functions of the Makahiki season, its importance to Hawaiian society prior to 1820, and how its traditions continue today. His lecture, "Makahiki Traditions," is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the West Hawai'i Civic Center, located at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway in Kailua-Kona. It is sponsored in memory of Roland Dupree. Makahiki is the annual four-month season in ancient Hawaii when work and warfare ceased. People devoted their days to games, sports, hula and leisure, as well as to strictly observing rules and taboos. Makahiki was observed in honor of the god Lono. For more information, call Kona Historical Society at 808-323-3222 or visit www.konahistorical.org.
February 22, 2017
ASTRONOMY ON TAP, HILO
What better way to learn about the wonders of the Universe than relaxing at the Hilo Town Tavern with friends, drinking space-themed beverages and listening to astronomers share their discoveries? For those with or without a background in astronomy, Astronomy on Tap, Hilo is an event you will not want to miss! Time: 7-9 PM. Casual, fun talks by Gemini astronomers and free trivia, prizes and face paint! For adults 21 and over. 168 Keawe St, Hilo, HI 96720, Hilo. Free to the public. For more information, call (206) 832-9714, email email@example.com
or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/130309857481096/.
February 25, 2017
JOHN KEAWE TO PERFORM AT KAILUA-KONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
In celebration of the Kailua Kona Library's 25th anniversary, John Keawe will share the history of slack key and perform some of his many compositions both instrumentally and vocally. Mr. Keawe is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano and Hawaii Music awards recipient and a contributing artist on Hawaii's first Grammy award-winning album. This 45-minute program will begin at 2pm, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, Kona, is free to the public and is suitable for ages 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. For information call: 808-327-4327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.folkhawaii.com.
February 25, 2017
DONKEY MILL ART CENTER'S 10th ANNUAL ART AUCTION - KAILUA-KONA
This black-tie-optional event to be held at BMW of Hawai'i, 74-5533 Loluku St., will combine live and silent auctions featuring the work of more than 80 local and international artists in a festive, upscale venue along with music, pupu, and drink. For more information, call (808) 322-3362, email email@example.com
or visit www.donkeymillartcenter.org.
February 25 & 26, 2017
TRY PADDLE! - KAILUA-KONA
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to paddle an outrigger canoe? Have you been wanting to give it a try? Here's your opportunity! Come and join us for our annual Try Paddle event. Paddles, canoe and instructor are at the ready. Just bring yourself and be ready to have fun and get a little wet! (You might even see dolphins!) For more information, call 808-896-9440, email Gharazeddine@gmail.com
or visit kaiopua.org.
February 25 and 26, 2017
SOKO 3rd ANNUAL ARTIST STUDIO TOUR
South Kona Artisans will be presenting their fine art in their studios, homes and other venues from Keauhou to Honaunau, showcasing local photography, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, giclee prints, cards, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, woodworking, glass, and quilts for sale. 20 artists, 10 locations. You are invited to meet local artists, view their work and see what inspires them. Time: 10 am-4pm. Free to the public. Brochure & map will be available at http://sokoartists.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SOKOSouthKonaArtistCollective, and at artist studios and various venues.
February 25-26, 2017
2017 LIVING AND DESIGN SHOW - SHERATON KONA RESORT
More than 40 vendor booths will exhibit their goods and services in the three-day event. From general contracting and materials to home design and decor, including fine art, the expo often features furnishings, blinds and shutters, window-tinting, kitchen countertops, cabinets and flooring, pest control PC solar and financing. Free to the public. For more information, call 808-329-1758, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.kona-kohala.com/.
(More events can be found on KONAWEB's Big Island Events Calendar).