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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

Easter Brunch at Waimea Valley - April 1st, 2018

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 - 9 am and 1 pm
  • Cost - $26.50 Kids, $52.95 Adults
  • Reservations - (808) 638-5864

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 4th, 2018

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

Vino & Vinyasa at the Moana Surfrider - April 4th, 2018

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

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.

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 6th, 2018

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

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

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 8th, 2018

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

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Coconut Grove
  • Time – 11 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

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

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

33rd Annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge – April 15th, 2018

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. 

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 19th, 2018

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

12th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila - April 21st, 2018

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

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

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

Art After Dark - April 27th, 2018

'Windows to the World' information

Take a trip around the world through art! Each museum courtyard is transformed into a faraway region—grab your passport and get it stamped in each one!

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 - $25
  • 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

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/

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley – April 28th, 2018

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 $29
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Aloha & Enjoy!!

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