Special Event

Community and Policing

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 10:00am
Community and Policing: Where were we, where are we, where will we go?


The facilities that now house the East Hawai'i Cultural Center were originally built in 1932 to house the Hilo Police Department, District Courthouse, and jail. Court staff remained there until 1969 and the police until 1975.

2nd Annual Holiday Sale & YAS²

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 10:00am
❄️ The 2nd annual Holiday Sale!!! ⁣Join us Saturday December 3 from 10:00-2:00 on the front lanai. ⁣⁣We’ll have a variety of items from local artists and makers including:⁣@n3rdy.hawaii@jelly_cakes_hawaii ⁣@oobermoober ⁣@life_on_lava ⁣@1mudwoman ⁣⁣PLUS our December YAS² free art activity for kids and teens!⁣

YAS: Haunted House

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 4:00pm to Monday, October 31, 2022 - 8:00pm

The Youth Arts Series Haunted House is a collaboration with our Museum Square friends, Hawai‘i Science and Technology Museum.

We find ourselves on a journey through a haunted forest where spooky creatures and enchanted art adventures await. 
An art-based sculptural installation, pieces in the haunted house were created by Hawai‘i Science and Technology Museum, Hilo High School Art Club, Monika Mann and the EHCC Art Forward students, and students from the YAS Halloween workshop series and Halloween Art Camp.&n

Hilo: Navigating Our Institutions’ Future

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

HILO: Navigating Our Institutions’ Future

Hawaiʻi Museums Association invites you to the third installment of our progressive Annual Conference program. Join us at East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaiʻi on Saturday, September 24 for a conversation with Hawaiʻi Island museums and cultural institutions’ professionals. Each panelist selected for this discussion represents one of the many unique cultural institutions located on the Big Island.

World Ocean Day 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The Downtown Hilo Museum Square presents its 1st annual World Ocean Day event! The first in a series of quarterly community events to be put on by the Museum Square, WOD will take place in Kalākaua Park on Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM. 

World Ocean Day (internationally on June 8), brings awareness to sustainable management of the world’s oceans and highlights the importance of ocean conservation education and action. 


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