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2009 HTA Product Enrichment Awards
Hawaii County

Information about all of the winners of the Hawaii Tourism Authority's 2009 Production Enrichment Awards given to Hawaii County.

January Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Ipu Cultural Festival
2009 EVENT DATE: January 15-18, 2009
ORGANIZATION: Ipu Lani
(Hawaii Gourd Society Non-Profit Parent Company)

February Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Bob Marley Day Concert & Agricultural Fair
DATE: February 8, 2009 (1st annual event)
TIME: Noon to 5:00 pm
VENUE: Mooheau Park Bandstand
LOCATION: Hilo, East Hawaii Island
ORGANIZATION: Alliance For Culture & Arts
ORGANIZER'S DESCRIPTION: Rasta people and everyone who likes good music is invited to this new event, celebrating the legacy of reggae icon Bob Marley. Big Island and off-island bands, locally-grown foods, seeds and trees to plant, children’s activities and more. Noon to 5 p.m. in Hilo at Mooheau Park Bandstand. Free. For mor3e information call 808-328-2066.

EVENT: Hilo Chinese New Year Festival
EVENT DATE: February 14, 2009
VENUE: Near Kalakaua Park
lOCATION: Kress Bldg, Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
ORGANIZATION: Friends of the Palace Theater

EVENT: Grow Hawaiian Festival
EVENT DATE: February 28, 2009
VENUE: Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
EVENT LOCATION: Captain Cook, West Hawaii Island
ORGANIZATION: Bishop Museum

EVENT: Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
EVENT DATE: Febraury 7, 2009 (16th annual event)
< LOCATION: Kamuela (aka Waimea Town)
ORGANIZATION: County of Hawaii Parks & Recreation Department
ORGANIZATION: Culture & Community Arts Section
VENUES:Church Row Park, Parker Ranch Center, YMCA Behind Parker Ranch Center, Waimea Historic Corner, Parker Ranch Historic Homes, Kuhio Hale, and Topstitch needlework center.
ORGANIZER'S DESCRIPTION: Enjoy Japanese and multi-cultural performing arts, plus demonstrations of bonsai, origami, sumie, caligraphy and tea ceremony. A giant craft fair and mochi pounding—samples are on the house—are at Parker Ranch Center
NEWS ARTICLES: Big Island Dot Org Article

EVENT: Panaewa Stampede Rodeo
EVENT DATE: February 14-15, 2009
EVENT VENUE: Panaewa Equestrian Center
ORGANIZATION: Hawaii Horse Owners Association
2009 event nnouncement

March Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Kona Chocolate Festival and Symposium
EVENT DATE: March 31 to April 5, 2009
ORGANIZATION: Naalehu Theatre Organization

EVENT: Aloha Hawaiian Night
EVENT DATE: March 7, 2009
ORGANIZATION: Destination Kona Coast

April Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: He Launa Aloha No Ka Mo‘i Kalakaua
EVENT DATE: April 5, 2008 (9 am to 4 pm)
VENUE: Kalakaua Park
LOCATION: ?
ORGANIZATION: Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Council
The life, times, music, and dance of the Hawaiian Monarchy era are featured at this event in the summer playground of King Kalakaua, the beautiful Kalakaua Park. The day will honor the king and feature hula, singing, ukulele playing, storytelling, food and crafts

May Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: May Day Lei Day Festival
ORGANIZATION: Friends of the Palace Theater

EVENT: AstroDay Festival
DATE: May 2, 2009
ORGANIZATION: AstroDay Institute

EVENT: Big Island Film Festival
EVENT DATES: May 14-17, 2009
LOCATION: Waikoloa, West Hawaii Island
ORGANIZATION: Redeeming Light International, Inc.

June Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Kamehameha Festival
EVENT DATE: June 11, 2009
ORGANIZATION: Hale Mua Cultural Group, Inc.

August Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Hawaii’s World Heritage Festival
EVENT DATE: August 14, 2009
ORGANIZATION: Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Council

EVENT: Hilo Orchid Society Show & Sale
EVENT DATES: August 8-10, 2008
ORGANIZATION: Hilo Orchid Society

September Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range
EVENT DATE: September 18, 2009
VENUE: Hilton Waikoloa Village
LOCATION: Northwest Hawaii Island
ORGANIZATION: Big Island Farm Bureau

EVENT: United Nations International Day of Peace Festival
EVENT DATE: September 21, 2008
ORGANIZATION: Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Peace Day Committee

EVENT: Queen Liliuokalani Festival
aka He Halia O Liliuokalani Festival
EVENT DATE: September 28, 2008 (10 am to 4 pm)
VENUE: Queen Liliuokalani Park
LOCATION: Hilo, East Hawaii Island
ORGANIZATION: County of Hawaii Parks & Recreation Department
(Culture & Community Arts Section) DESCRIPTION: Festival features music food and dance. Includes flower drop, multi-ethnic dancing and performances and 300+ dancers from dozens of Big Island halau sharing their love of hula. Also top name island entertainers will perform. Shuttle to and from Civic Auditorium parking area.

November Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Hilo Indigenous Film Festival
(same as Big Island Indigenous Film Festival?)
EVENT DATE: November 20-22, 2009
EVENT VENUE: Hilo Palace Theater
ORGANIZATION: Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Council

EVENT: Drum and Percussion Festival
EVENT DATE: November 7, 2009 (5th annual event I think)
EVENT IME: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
EVENT VENUE: Hilo Palace Theater
LOCATION: Hilo, East Hawaii Island
ORGANIZATION: Bare & Core Expression
ORGANIZERS DESCRIPTION: evening of world percussion by local artists featuring diverse traditional & contemporary percussion performances from Hawaii, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa For more information call 808-333-2730.

Other Hawaii County Events Funded

EVENT: Western Week Festival
ORGANIZATION: Big Island Farm Bureau
Related: Hawaii Ag Adventures
Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation
Kona Farm Bureau
From Farm to Tableside

EVENT: Hilo Inter-Tribal PowWow
EVENT DATE: May 23-25, 2009
VENUE: Wailoa River Park
LOCATION: Hilo Hawaii
ORGANIZATION: Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Council

EVENT: Makahiki ma ka Ma‘ukele
aka A Cultural Festival in the Rain Forest
ORGANIZATION: Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Council

EVENT: Aloha Sundays Programs
ORGANIZATION: East Hawaii Cultural Council

EVENT: Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival
ORGANIZATION: East Hawaii Cultural Council

EVENT: Dance Festival-Dance/Drama
Kumu Hula Rae Fonseca,
Halau Hula O Kahikilaulani
ORGANIZATION: East Hawaii Cultural Council

EVENT: Hawaii Healing Garden Festival
ORGANIZATION: Forward Foundation

EVENT: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Institute Seminar Series
ORGANIZATION: Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

EVENT: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s 29th Annual Cultural Festival
ORGANIZATION: Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

EVENT: Marketing of On-going Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA)
EVENT: Presentations and Tours
EVENT: New Waves at NELHA Tours and Luncheon
ORGANIZATION: Friends of NELHA

EVENT: Beautiful Ahualoa
ORGANIZATION: Friends of the Future

Weekly
EVENT: Hawaiiana Live
VENUE: Hilo Palace Theater
LOCATION: Hilo, East Hawaii Island
ORGANIZATION: Friends of the Palace Theater

EVENT: Establishing the Big Island as a Bonsai Mecca!
ORGANIZATION: Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center and Hawaii State Bonsai Repository

EVENT: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
PROGRAM: Assistance for Marketing
SEASON OPENER: Jake Shimabukuro: May 18, 2009
VENUE: Four Seasons Resort at Hoku Amphitheatre

EVENT: Spring and Fall Art Festivals
ORGANIZATION: Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture

EVENT: Hilo Bay Wayfinding and Navigation Festival
ORGANIZATION: Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

EVENT: Merrie Monarch Festival Enrichment Programs at Imiloa
ORGANIZATION: Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

EVENT: Kona Earth Festival
ORGANIZATION: Institute for a Sustainable Future
Seeking Volunteers in 2009
(Konaearthfestival.org not online as of March 2009)

EVENT: Kahilu Theatre’s 28th Presenting Season
ORGANIZATION: Kahilu Theatre Foundation

EVENT: The The Bay Concert
ORGANIZATION: Kohala Center

EVENT: Cemetery Tour at Kona’s Christ Church
EVENT: Mauka Food and Fun Fest
ORGANIZATION: Kona Historical Society

PROJECT Lyman Museum and Mission House
PROGRAM: Improving museum visibility and orientation
ORGANIZATION: Lyman House Memorial Museum dba Lyman

PROJECT Lyman Museum and Mission House
PROGRAM: Island Heritage Gallery Content Development
ORGANIZATION: Lyman House Memorial Museum dba Lyman

EVENT: He Huakai e panan ai ke ea
ORGANIZATION: Naalehu Theatre
DESCRIPTION: A Journey to bring pulse to the Living and Hoike Ao Kanikapila

EVENT: Our Plantation Heritage: Past, Present and Future
ORGANIZATION: Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community Wailea-Hakalau,



See also
- All 2009 HTA PEP Awards



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