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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6 <br />(808) 961-8311 Fax (808) 961-8411 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />October 12, 2017 <br /> <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> <br /> <br />2017 HILO WORLD PEACE FESTIVAL SET FOR OCTOBER 21st <br />The 8th Annual Hilo World Peace Festival will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 <br />PM on Saturday, October 21st at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo, <br />Hawai'i. <br />Festivities are free and open to the public and is a partnership event coordinated <br />by Soka Gakkai International USA, the International Committee of Artists for <br />Peace, Destination Hilo and the County of Hawaii. <br />The Festival celebrates cultural diversity and promotes the creation of a <br />peaceful world. The annual festival features performances, food and <br />beverages, as well as opportunities to experience cultural expressions of dance, <br />music and art. <br />The Hilo World Peace Festival was created to promote the spirit of Aloha; the <br />elders; to love, nurture, and protect our children; and to respect the harmony of <br />our families; thus creating a healthy community and island lifestyle. <br /> <br /> <br />