One of downtown Hilo’s most festive events of the year is coming Friday night, November 2. It’s Black and White Night in downtown Hilo, when the night will be transformed from a time of dark to a time of downtown lights, music, open stores, and strolling people. And everybody is encouraged to wear black and/or white. Dress up or dress down, it’s a festive time to celebrate historic Hilo town.
The Downtown Hilo Improvement Association bills the evening as a night of entertainment and elegance. There will be entertainment in the street and in the stores, with stores offering special events and deals. There is a treasure hunt and special prize drawings throughout the evening. In prior years, it’s been a fun and festive event, with people dressed in a variety of black and white attire that has included elegant outfits to wild costumes to more. Black and White Night is Friday night, November 2 from 5 p.m. until 9.
This year, there is a new addition, a Black and White and Gold Ball, a gala affair that will take from from 8 p.m. until midnight. The ball will be at Kaikodo, and is a celebration of Downtown Hilo’s Fiftieth Anniversary. The event includes dancing plus entertainment by the Hilo High School Ambassadors. There will be pupu, desserts, coffee, and more, plus no host beer and wine. Ticket are $50 per person. For more on the Black and White and Gold Ball, call 935-8850 or email email@example.com