November 7, 2008 – Hilo, Hawaii
A family oriented night of strolling took place in Downtown Hilo, as the Black and White Night festival welcomed hundreds of visitors.
The shops around Hilo’s popular bayfront were busy with activity late into the evening hours. People were encouraged to dress entirely in black and white, and even to wear costumes.
Jazz and swing bands filled the air with music, and vendors offered food to guests.
The event is designed to bring increased interest in Downtown Hilo, and support for the small businesses that make up the heart of the community. Black and White Night is produced by Alice Moon and Company in partnership with the Big Island Conservation & Development Council. It is sponsored in part by P.O.S.H. (People Out Supporting Hilo) as well as Councilman Stacy Higa and the County of Hawaii Research and Development.