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West Hawaii September 2019 Events Calendar

Posted by Brian Collins on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 1:07pm.

The warm days of September in West Hawaii make you want to spend a little time in cooler climes around the island. This month there are many fun events in Holualoa and Waimea if you need a bit of a chill from sunning yourself on a warm beach in Kona! LUVA Real Estate agents can also show you new listings on the market in all temperate zones of West Hawaii! Just give us call!

WHAT: FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

WHERE: Holualoa Village

WHEN: September 6, 2019

Holualoa Village galleries will feature new art and artists, tasty street eats and music all along Mamalahoa Highway through town during the monthly Art-After-Dark event from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. The village block party features art and artists in over a dozen galleries and shops, as well as free live music and a great selection of local food vendors. This month featuring beloved Big Island entertainer LT Smooth from 6-8:30pm, next to the Holualoa Gallery.

WHAT: TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE AGRICULTURE FESTIVAL

WHEN: Saturday September 7th

WHERE: YMCA Minuke Ole Park, Waimea

Geared for families, the Taste Agriculture Festival includes educational exhibits under the big top and vendors offering products using locally sourced plants and animals. Outdoor fun is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA Minuke Ole Park behind Parker Ranch Center. Attendees can view livestock animals provided by 4-H; horseback rides will be available for a nominal fee and youth can visit the free Keiki Farm Hands tent sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau. Admission to the daytime agriculture festival is free as well as the annual Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 demonstration with sampling from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the classrooms behind the adjacent Old Kahilu Town Hall.

The ticketed Taste Gala is 5:30-7:30 p.m. inside and out of Old Kahilu Town Hall. Enjoy local, pasture-raised meats and produce prepared by Hawai'i Island chefs and culinary students for $50 presale and $60 at the door. Ticket sales start July 1 online and at Parker Ranch Store.Time: 10 am-7:30 pm at Mana Christian Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and YMCA Minuke Ole Park , 67-1182 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. For more information, visit https://tasteofthehawaiianrange.com.

WHAT: TASTE OF THE HAWAIIAN RANGE GALA

WHEN: Saturday September 7th 5:30-7:30

WHERE: Mana Christian Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall)- Waimea

The ticketed Taste Gala is 5:30-7:30 p.m. inside and out of Old Kahilu Town Hall. Enjoy local, pasture-raised meats and produce prepared by Hawai'i Island chefs and culinary students for $50 presale and $60 at the door. Ticket sales end Friday September 6 online and at Parker Ranch Store. Christian Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and YMCA Minuke Ole Park , 67-1182 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743. For more information, visit https://tasteofthehawaiianrange.com.

WHAT: "SEARCHING FOR OTHER WORLDS" PRESENTATION

WHERE: Kailua Kona Public Library

WHEN: September 10, 2019 from 5:30-6:30PM

The Friends of the Libraries, Kona, is hosting an astronomy program from n Sept. 10, 2019 at the Kailua Kona Public Library. Astronomer Dr. Elena Manjavacas will discuss the search for planets outside our solar system. She will summarize the latest findings on the great diversity of exoplanets around other stars in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and what the search for exoplanets might find in the future. For more information, contact the Kailua Kona Public Library at 808-327-4327. Cost: Free to the public. For information call: 8083274327 or email folk@folkhawaii.com or visit www.folkhawaii.com.

WHAT: FREE SCREENING OF "THE HUMAN ELEMENT"

WHEN: September 11, 2019 5-8 PM

WHERE: West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona.

From wildfires to hurricanes, deep below the earth and high above the atmosphere, James Balog uses his camera to reveal how the four elements – earth, air, water and fire – are impacting everyday Americans. Join the Hawaii Island Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) to learn about our climate crisis and what we can do about it in this free screening of “The Human Element”. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with local climate leaders. Citizens' Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, non-profit organization empowering people to become effective advocates for climate policy. For more information, email rrcomm@hawaii.rr.com.

WHAT: 37th ANNUAL KUPUNA HULA FESTIVAL

WHEN: September 11 and 12, 2019

WHERE: Sheraton Kona Resort

A very popular event featuring hula performed by halau with members 55 years and up. This event always sells out, so reserve your tickets in advance by calling (808) 323-4340. There will be a Hawaiian crafts fair in conjunction with the festival in the foyer of the ballroom and the adjacent conference rooms both days.

WHAT: KONA PRIDE FESTIVAL 2019

WHEN: September 14, 2019 from 1-5:30pm

WHERE: King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Celebrate equality, diversity, love, and community. This year's theme is "Spread Your Wings with Pride" at this annual festival that brings awareness and support to our LGBTQ community and supporting allies! Enjoy an amazing day full of entertainment, vendors, food, cocktails, and some amazing fun in the sun activities (so wear something that can get wet!). For more KONA PRIDE Weekend activities check out konapride.com.

WHAT: AFTERNOON AT THE PALACE CONCERT/HULA AND VILLAGE STROLL

WHEN: September 15, 2019

WHERE: Kailua Village 

Free Hawaiian music and hula on the grounds of Hulihe'e Palace on Alii Drive from 4-5pm. 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 hulihee@ilhawaii.net. For more info about the Stroll, email HKVevents@yahoo.com or visit historickailuavillage.com.

WHAT: PANIOLO PARADE AND HO'OLAULE'A

WHEN: Saturday September 21, 2019

WHERE: Waimea

A favorite annual event, the Paniolo Parade will start at 10am at Waimea Cherry Blossom Park, ending at Waimea Baseball Field, featuring princesses on horseback with attendees (complete with "Pooper Scooper" brigades!) and horses decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year, featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live Hawaiian musical entertainment in Waimea Ball Park. Drug and alcohol free. A great local family event! WHAT: HAWAIICON WHEN: September 26-29, 2019 WHERE: Sheraton Kona Resort HawaiiCon brings together the best of science, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, gaming, and cosplay. Celebrities join top space scientists, voice actors and cosplayers in the country for four days of panels, workshops and adventures. Time and cost vary by day. For more information, email customerservice@hawaiicon.com or visit www.hawaiicon.com.

WHAT: FEE FREE DAY AT ALL NATIONAL PARKS

WHEN: Saturday September 28, 2019

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. At Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest! Volunteers will help remove invasive, non-native plants that prevent native plants from growing. Meet at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, rain gear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools are provided. Under 18? Parental or guardian accompaniment or written consent is required. No advance registration is required. Park entrance is free, and NPLD volunteers will receive a pass to return and enjoy the park fee-free on another day of their choosing. When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. to noon. Meet at Kīlauea Visitor Center lanai.

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