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Historic Downtown Hilo
Hilo Hawaii Historic Site

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NameHistoric Downtown Hilo
Address329 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Brief DescriptionA vibrant waterfront district on the Big Island of Hawaii
CategoryHistoric Site
DescriptionHilo is located on the east side of Hawaii Island (the "Big Island"). The town frames a beautiful crescent bay protected by a 1.6 mile-long breakwater wall, creating a perfect playground for all kinds of watersports. Frequent outrigger canoe regattas race on the bay's calm waters; teams practice daily. In earlier times Hilo was a bustling port. Today downtown's historic waterfront district is home to landmark buildings, several museums, cultural and interpretive centers, and lots of green space.

A constant stream of performances and events spread throughout the downtown area, including popular monthly First Friday evening festivals, the annual Merrie Monarch Celebration of Hula in April, Black & White Night (a HUGE multi-block street party) on the first Friday in November, and ongoing concerts and theater arts. The Palace, a 1920's Art Deco theater, shows movies on it's big screen and often offers live performances on-stage.

Downtown Hilo is the perfect place to a spend day... or week!

For beautiful photographs, a current calendar of events, a historic walking tour, and lots more; check out Hilo – where visitors and locals come together to truly experience aloha.
Phone 1(808) 935-8850
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance6 hours
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Last Updated3/2/2018
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