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April Events

Paradise Cove is not just another luau, it’s a full production with lots of activities and entertainment that some others tend to lack.  Kick off the afternoon with some Mai Tai’s and join in the celebration and festivities!

Paradise Luau

A Luau is a celebration for enjoying each other’s company, play traditional Hawaiian games, watching a Kalua Pork Imu ceremony take place, participate in a hukilau of pulling in a large fishnet from the ocean, listening to live local music, and being entertained throughout the night with many Polynesian and Hula performances.

Free Lei Making Workshops – April 1st - 30th, 2019

Here’s a great opportunity to learn or improve your lei making skills! Participants will be encouraged to enter the upcoming Lei Day Celebration on May 1st.  Please bring flowers with 3 in stems, supporting green leaves, scissors, thread, water spray bottle, and an aluminum pan.

  • Location – Various Parks, including: Waimanalo District Park,  Manoa District Park, Sunset Beach Rec Cntr, Waialua District Park, Kaneohe Community Park
  • Time – Varies at each park
  • Cost – Free registration
  • Learn more - Honoluluparks.com

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 3rd, 2019

There are always ongoing performances at the Ala Moana Center Stage, but the Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat.  Do a little shopping and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be hard to get a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – Ala Moana Center Stage
  • Time – 11 AM to 12 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

First Friday Art Walk - April 5th, 2019

First Friday is an evening art walk that takes place in Chinatown Honolulu.  This is a popular fun event that takes place every 1st Friday of each month.  Surrounding merchants of art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars are known for opening up their doors, pouring wine and providing food to those stopping by.

Most neighborhood shops will have maps of participating merchants.  The event ends at 9 PM, but the fun continues into the night with thousands of people flocking into the streets.

Also participating in the free art viewing and festivities is the Hawaii State Art Museum (free from 6 PM to 9 PM)

Kawaii Kon – April 5th – 7th, 2019

Get ready anime fans for the largest Hawaii anime convention taking place this spring!  Get in character and look forward to 3 full days of fun with hundreds of vendors focusing on Japanese animation in comics, video and other types of games, special guests, panel discussions, and tons of folks in costume!

  • Location – Hawaii Convention Center
  • Time – 9 AM to 12 AM
  • Cost – $12 to $75
  • Learn more & register - KawaiiKon.com

Na Mele O Ko’olina – April 5th, 10th, 19th & 24th, 2019

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts!  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.

  • Location – Ko’olina Beach Lagoon #3
  • Time – 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – hotcrafts.net

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 5th, 2019

Catch an hour grand performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band at the Iolani Palace. Make sure to show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and you'll want a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – Iolani Palace
  • Time – 11 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

8th Annual Paliku Arts Festival – April 6th, 2019

Arts, arts, and more arts! There will be endless art experiences for all ages to participate in during the annual Paliku Arts Festival.  Art activities include printmaking, woodcarving, clay sculptures, piano lab, drawing studios, screenwriting, poetry writing, T-shirt making, art spinning, Hawaiian arts and crafts, and much more!

The Paliku Festival will also feature ongoing live performances, including the Royal Hawaiian Band! There will also be a couple free theatre performances of the new play “Tales of Ko’olaupoko”.  Also check out the fine art glass exhibit (11am to 2pm).  Also make sure to the Hokulani Imaginarium show “Secrets of the Dragon”.

Finally, come in costume and bring an appetite as there will be lots of food vendors on campus selling good eats!

  • Location – Paliku Theatre Plaza & Hale Palanakila Art Spaces
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - Palikū Arts Festival

Vi’s Top of Tantalus 7 Mile run – April 6th, 2019

Race your way to the top with a grand view that awaits you!  But you’ll need to run through the jungle first…maybe even trekking through the mud!  It's actually a really fun run that's challenging and peaceful!

  • Location – Pu’u Ualaka’a State Park
  • Time – 8 AM Start
  • Cost - $25
  • Learn more - HurthHawaii.com

Sunday Fun Day at the Dole Plantation - April 6th, 2019

Come out and celebrate a day of festivities at the Dole Plantation. Funds raised from food booths, games, Keiki Carnival and activities will help support local schools and other programs. There will be live music, hula performances, a lion dance, prizes given out, and much much more.  Take the Pineapple Maze challenge, and get a two-for-one entrance fee!

  • Location - Dole Plantation
  • Time - 10am to 2pm
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn More - Dole Plantation

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley – April 13th, 2019

Looking for something different and a night of fun?  Head to Waimea Valley on a full moon night for some lunar tales and a guided walk through the botanical gardens out to grand waterfall.  You will be guided by a botanical specialist, discussing the different types of rare plants on a moon-lit pathway.  Guests are welcome to start the evening dinning at the Peacock Restaurant with a buffet dinner.   Attendees are advised to bring a flashlight, insect repellent and light jacket.

  • Location – Waimea Valley
  • Time – 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - $10, Free 4 & under, Dinner $39
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon – April 14th, 2019

Start your spring morning with a scenic 13.1 half marathon run along Waikiki Beach, around Diamond Head, and finishes at the Aloha Market Place!  Make sure to register as the cost goes up after Feb 28th.

  • Location – Duke Kahanamoku Statue, Waikiki
  • Time – 6 AM to 9 AM
  • Cost – $85 to $180
  • Learn more - TheHapalua.com

Outrigger Sunday Showcase – April 14th, 2019

Na Mele No Na Pua will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment.  Featuring a local musical performance by The Makaha Sons. This will be a fun free event to watch if you’re in the area.  It will take place outdoor on the Waikiki Beach Walk grassy area. 

28th Annual Honolulu Aids Walk – April 14th, 2019

Join thousands of walkers in support of the Life Foundation and the annual Honolulu Aids Walk.  Help put an end to 50,000 individuals who are infected with this disease each year.  The Life Foundation raises funds and awareness  from this event each year for HIV testing and care services. 

  • Location – Kapiolani Park
  • Time 8 AM to 12 Noon
  • Cost – Free to register
  • Learn More - Honoluluaidswalk.org

8th Annual LPGA Lotte Championship  - April 14th- 20th, 2019

 Get ready to see the best women golfers of the world compete in a week long tournament for a $2,000,000 purse.  The format will be 144 players, 4 days golfing 72 holes.  Check out their website for more details..

  • Location – Ko Olina Golf Club
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - $10, FREE admission Sun – Tue, military & children under 16 free w/ adult
  • Learn more – lottechampionship.com

34th Annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge – April TBD

Participate or spectate in annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge with lots of different ocean water races and beach games.  The Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort will host the races, including outrigger canoe racing, stand up paddle board, and some ancient Hawaiian beach games that will keep beach goers preoccupied.  Stick around and participate in some challenging tug-of-war games. 

6th Annual Children's Film & Music Festival - April 19th, 2019

This one's for the keikis and the whole family!  Buy a ticket to day of fun and help support Kapi'olani Medical Center's campaign for Hawaii's children!  Festivities will take place at the Disney's Aulani Resort and on the beachfront of Ko Olina's Kohola Lagoon #1.  Get ready for a line up of fun including  live music, balloon artist, face painting, and lot's of other activities. Don't miss the Disney and Pixar movies begin played on the beach at sunset.

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 20th, 2019

There are always ongoing performances at the Ala Moana Center Stage, but the Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat.  Do a little shopping and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be hard to get a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – Ala Moana Center Stage
  • Time – 11 AM to 12 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Spring Street Jam - April TBD

There's always a good excuse to have a festival in Waikiki, and the Spring Street Jam is another fun party in the making! The streets will be lined with lots of arts and crafts booths, food vendors creating tempting meals, and live music and entertainment on a few different corners.  Stroll through the crowds and be entertained!

  • Location - Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki between Seaside Avenue and Kapahulu Avenue
  • Time - 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more -

12th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila - April 20th, 2019

A tradition carry's on as friends and family would gather in Waimanalo for one of Gabby Pahinui's jam sessions with dozens of musicians.  Today that tradition has grown with an annual concert that is held in his honor. From morning to sunset, more than 150 musicians and dancers turn out to perform together and for each other. Tee shirts will be sold to raise funds to keep this tradition going. There will also be food booths, crafts, music workshops and other promotions in the park. This fun family event that promotes Hawaiian culture and celebration...don't miss it!

  • Location - Waimanalo Beach Park
  • Time - 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - GabbyPahinui.com

43rd Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest

As a benefit to the benefit for the Rell Sunn Educational Fund, there will be a variety of board contests taking place at Makaha Beach.

  • Location - Makaha Beach
  • Time - TBD
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - Koolina.com

Easter Brunch at Waimea Valley - April 21st, 2019

Head to the North Shore and enjoy an Easter celebration prime rib brunch in the botanical gardens of Waimea Valley.  There will be 2 seating taking place (9 am and 1 pm), with an Easter Egg Hunt. Event fee includes admission to the park, including the popular Waimea Waterfall.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 8 am and 2 pm
  • Cost - $26.50 Kids, $52.95 Adults
  • Reservations - (808) 638-5864

3rd Annual Mom Made Market – April 21st & 22nd, 2019

Spend a Saturday shopping the local entrepreneurial moms and their creations.  You will find over 50 vendors selling local products, food booths, and fun entertainment for the keikis!  This event is also a fundraiser for Healthy Mothers & Healthy Babies.

  • Location – 449 Cooke St, Kakaako
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – $3 per Adult
  • Learn more – mommademarket.com

Vino & Vinyasa at the Moana Surfrider - April 25th, 2019

Can you think of a better way to relax then mixing up some yoga with a little wine after?  That's right, work on your flexibility and continue relaxing your state with some organic wines. There will be also be some special local vendor exhibits to check out.

  • Location - Moana Surfrider, Diamond Head Lawn
  • Time - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Cost - Yoga is $5, wine is $5
  • Learn more - Monana-Surfrider.com

Art After Dark - April 26th, 2019

'Can You Dig it"

Food provided by EAT Honolulu and Alcohol by Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders.

Art After Dark takes place at the Honolulu Museum on the last Friday of each month except Nov & Dec.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ, popup bars and yummy appetizers being served by StreetGrindz and Pig in the Lady.  Enjoy drinks made by Free Spirit Mobile Bartenders

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - $30
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

Eat the Street – April 26th 2019

A pork fest is shaping up this month with lots of dishes to sample!  Eat the Street is an organization that gets some of the best food trucks on the island to come together in a designated area, and create a party of its own.  Thousands of hungry folks seeking their next favorite dish attend each month!  Explore the different venues and taste some ono creations.  Live entertainment!!!

  • Location – 1011 Ala Moana Blvd
  • Time – 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • More info:  Eat the Street

6th Annual Ko Olina Children's Festival - April 27th, 2019

A day of fun for the keikis along the Ko'olina Lagoons.  Lot's of booths, entertainment, games, and surprises through out the day.  Activities get started mid-day and continue into the evening. There will be some performances and visits from some familiar Disney characters.

16th Annual WAIKIKI SPAM JAM FESTIVAL - April 27th 2019

One thing Hawaii is a big fan of is SPAM, and the Waikiki Spam Jam Festival is by far the one of the largest festivals that takes place in Waikiki and around Hawaii for that matter. 

You will find SPAM represented in so many different ways, from food vendors making special dishes with it, to merchants selling just about everything with the SPAM logo on it.  It will be entertaining to say the least!  Along with all the SPAM you can handle, there will be great live entertainment and some performances taking place on 2 different stages. This is a special festival not to be missed!

The SPAM Jam also benifits the Hawaii Food Bank...

  • Location - Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki between Lewers and Kaiulani Ave
  • Time - 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - http://spamjamhawaii.com/

Aloha & Enjoy!!

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