Hilo Orchid Show Preview Party scheduled for July 28

Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party is Thursday, July 28 at Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium. PC: Ku’ikahi Mediation Center

The public is cordially invited to the Hilo Orchid Show Gala Preview Party, a “fun” evening that kicks off the 68th Hilo Orchid Show and Sale and raises funds for peace and farming.

Held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 at Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium, the evening gala includes drinks, prepared food, live music, and orchid viewing and presale. The event is zero waste, with eco-friendly kitchenware.

“Drink, eat, socialize and get a taste of the lush displays and the first chance to purchase beautiful, unique and rare orchid plants,” said Ku’ikahi Executive Director Julie Mitchell.

Each partygoer receives a souvenir glass of wine or beer to enjoy libations to take home after the event. A wide variety of fine wines, draft beers from Kona Brewing Co., hard drinks from Ola Brew, gourmet juices and coffees from Hilo Coffee Mill are served. The pupu, dinner and dessert buffets are compliments of White Guava Café and friends. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Tickets are $85 ($25 of which is tax-deductible) and can be purchased in advance from The Most Irresistible Shop, Day-Lum Rentals, and Ku’ikahi Mediation Center.


Reserved tables for 4, 6, 8 or 10 people are available at bronze, silver, gold and platinum sponsorship levels.


To purchase tickets or table sponsorships with a credit card, select from the “Buy Now” drop-down menu on https://hawaiimediation.org/event/previewparty2022/. Or contact Kaitlyn 808-935-7844 ext. 1 or [email protected] Tickets purchased online will be held at will.

All proceeds from tickets benefit the non-profit Ku’ikahi Mediation Center and the “Finding Solutions, Growing Peace” cause. All proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Hilo Orchid Society’s Agricultural Scholarship Fund.

“After two long years, this ‘fun’-raiser is back! We hope the community comes out to enjoy a fun party while supporting a good cause,” Mitchell said. “Please join us as a partner for peace and a giver of hope. Your support is changing lives.

Joseph K. Bennett