🎶 Maui Love Benefit Concert, Poke Festival, & Hilo Idol

At this Saturday’s Maui Love Benefit Concert in Kona, enjoy live music featuring award-winning musicians Brother Nolan and Anuhea. The event is free — and your donations go straight towards Maui families displaced by the fires.

Hi friend!

As usual, there’s so much happening this week I can barely keep up!

If you’re in Kona — compete for your chance to win 10 pounds of mangoes — or watch the show — at the first-ever mango eating contest this Saturday. In the afternoon, you can head to Tony Honda Kona to support Kona’s Maui Love Benefit Concert featuring names like Anuhea and Brother Noland.

Outside of Kona? Catch the first round of Hilo Idols TONIGHT as ten contenders fight their way to the crown. Or, catch an Open Mic hosted by Pineapples Comedy at Island Hopper Taproom in Waimea this Saturday.

Here’s what’s happening on the Big Island. This is by no means an all-encompassing list, but a few ideas of events happening on Hawaiʻi Island.



  • Fri Sept 1: Statewide Vigil in Support of Maui, all day in various locations and online.
  • Fri Sept 1: Holualoa First Friday, 5:30-8:30pm in Holualoa. Jive to live music, admire local artworks, and feast on local gourmet “grab-and-go” food.
  • Sat Sept 2: First Saturday, 10-4pm at Pacific Tsunami Museum. Featuring local musician Kanoa Fong at noon! Free admission for kamaʻāina (must show ID).
  • Sat Sept 2: Paradise Plants Anniversary, 9am-8pm at Paradise Plants in Hilo. Enjoy special sales and giveaways all day, plus live music, raffle prizes, food, and drinks.
  • Sat Sept 2: Mango Eating Contest, 10am-12pm in Keauhou Farmers Market. Partake in the first-ever mango eating contest on the Big Island and get a chance to take home 10 lbs. of mangoes.
  • Sat Sept 2: Umekes Poke & Seafood Festival, 3pm-8pm at Umekes, Pawai Place, Kailua-Kona. Witness 20 poke chefs in the ultimate Poke Throwdown competition.
  • Sun Sept 3: Healing Service with Sound Bath and Energy Healing, 12pm at Unity of Kona. Sound bath and free energy healing to relax your body and mind.

Music + Dancing

Comedy + Entertainment

  • Tues Sept 5: Tuesday Taco Comedy, 6:30-8:30pm at Kona Elk’s Lodge. 2 tacos are $8. Comedy from 7-8:30pm followed by an open mic.
  • Sat Sept 2: Pineapples Comedy Open Mic, 9-11pm at Island Hopper Taproom in Waimea. Join Pineapples Comedy for an open mic, stand up, and improv games! No cover.

Weekly Markets

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