International Student Services

International Nights

International Nights 2020

See the shows. See the world.

Each year the International Student Association produces shows that feature performances from the many different cultures and countries represented at UH Hilo. International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over four decades, and is a favorite event on campus among students, the community, and visitors. Performers volunteer their time and do not get paid for their time and effort in preparing for and executing their performances -- a testament to the willingness of UH Hilo's international students to share their cultures with others.

Video Premier: Watch Parties on May 1 & 2!

Videos of the International Nights shows will be premiered on the UH Hilo International Student Association Facebook page on Friday, May 1 (showing the Friday, February 21 show) and Saturday, May 2 (showing the Saturday, February 22 show) at 7:30 pm. Join the Watch Party!


Friday & Saturday, February 21 & 22, 2020
7:30 pm at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center


Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (808-932-7490) or at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office Tuesday-Friday between 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

$5 for UH Hilo/Hawaii CC students (with valid UH ID card) and children (17 years and younger)
$10 for seniors (age 55 and older) and faculty/staff/alumni
$15 for General Admission


Friday, February 21

  • Japan: Taishoji Taiko
  • Pohnpei, FSM: Pohnpei Kaselehlie Club
  • Japan: Japanese Student Association
  • Kosrae, FSM: Kosrae Hilo Organization
  • West Africa: LavaRoots Performing Arts
  • Sri Lanka: Thatmini Kularatna
  • Samoa: Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao

Saturday, February 22

  • Japan: Puna Taiko
  • Philippines: Filipino Studies Group
  • Tonga: Maata Fakasieiki
  • Palau: Ngelekel Belau Club
  • Ireland: Hawai╩╗i Irish Dance
  • Yap, FSM: Waab Student Organization
  • India: Big Island Desi
  • Marshall Islands: Marshallese Iakwe Club

International Nights program

Survey - We welcome your feedback!

Please complete a short survey if you attended International Nights. We welcome your feedback to improve future shows! The survey will take about 5 minutes.


DVDs of some previous years' International Nights shows are available for purchase ($10 per DVD). Email the International Student Services office for more information.


Performances from International Nights can be found on the UH Hilo International Student Association YouTube channel.


Photos from International Nights 2020 (as well as previous years) are online at the UH Hilo International Student Association Facebook page and the International Student Association website .

Check out the photo essay from International Nights 2020!