Kapolei Events Calendar

Special Events: | January Events | March & Beyond

Ongoing Events: Hawaiian Culture Events | Community Cleanups/Workdays | Farmers’ Markets | Free Fitness Workouts | Keiki Events | Career Development Groups

February Events

Sat., Feb. 1: Makahiki Ma Kapolei

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with traditional Hawaiian games, and a musical performance by Ei Nei. Games and music are free, food is potluck-style. Puʻuokapolei @ Kapolei Regional Park, 3pm-6:30pm. [More Info]

makahiki ma kapolei

Thurs., Feb. 6: The Future of Food, Agriculture, and Community Health in Hawaiʻi Discussion Event

See three short films about this important topic, and listen in on a panel discussion with leaders in the field — two UH-West Oʻahu professors, and a representative from Maʻo Organic Farms. All are welcome at this free community event. UH-West Oʻahu, Room C-208, 6pm-8pm.

the future of food

Sat., Feb. 8: Villages of Kapolei Swap Meet

Find stuff you need or hidden treasures. Villages of Kapolei homeowners will be selling their surplus at this community event (other vendors welcome, too). The Salvation Army will be on hand to take away anything that doesn’t sell. 8am-Noon, Villages of Kapolei Recreation Center. [More Info & Vendor Application]

Sat., Feb. 22: Romantic Stories & Quirky Fairy Tales: Reading by Hawaiʻi Fiction Writers Group

Local writers heart lighthearted stories for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration. Authors Gail Baugniet, Carol Catanzariti, Shauna Jones, and Michael Little will read their original work at this FREE event. Kapolei Public Library, 10:30am.

March & Beyond

Fri., Mar. 20: Roll Tide Classic Charity Scholarship Golf Tournament & Awards Banquet w/ Eli Gold

This golf tourney, sponsored by the University of Alabama Honolulu Alumni Chapter, supports scholarships to the school. The radio voice of the Crimson Tide, Eli Gold, will guest announce at the first tee box. 11:30am (golf); 5pm (banquet), Kapolei Golf Course. [More Info & Registration]

Sat., Apr. 4 (2020): Kapuʻuola Hula Festival

This annual festival — one of the best cultural events on the west side — attracts top hālau hula and Hawaiian music performers. Craft and food vendors are on-hand for shopping and eating. The venue is a significant one: the pā hula (hula mound) at Pu‘uokapolei, the historic cultural site. Pu‘uokapolei @ Kapolei Regional Park, 10am-6:30pm [More Info]

kapuʻuloa hula festival flyer

Hawaiian Culture Events

Wednesdays: Halau Hula ‘O Hokulani Cultural Workshops

Hālau Hula ‘O Hokulani offers free hula lessons, ‘ōlelo classes and lei making every week. Hālau Hula ‘O Hokulani, Macy’s wing of Ka Makana Ali‘i, 4pm-8pm.

Community Cleanups/Workdays

First Saturdays: Nimitz Beach with 808 Cleanups

Clean up litter, bonfire debris, and invasive plants. Tools provided. Bring sun protection, water, and closed-toed shoes. Meet where the Coast Guard Airfield comes closest to the ocean. Park along concrete barricades ocean/makai side. 9am-11am [More Info]

First Saturdays: UH West-Oʻahu Student Organic Garden

Learn to prepare soil, build compost, install irrigation, sow seed, and harvest produce. All are welcome. Bring water, sun protection, shoes, and a healthy snack, to share. Optional potluck afterwards. UH West-Oʻahu Student Organic Garden, adjacent to the Classroom (D) and Laboratory (E) buildings, 8am-11am. [More Info]

Second Saturdays: Oneʻula Beach Park with 808 Cleanups

Clean up illegal dumping and invasive plants. Tools provided. Bring sun protection, water, and closed-toed shoes. Parking area next to large playfield. 9am-11am [More Info]

Monthly, Dates Vary: Kapapaphui Point Park Restoration with Hui O Hoʻohonua

Restore park shoreline & fish pond, paint gazebos and picnic tables, remove trash / invasive species. Tools provided. Bring clothing you don’t mind getting dirty. [Upcoming Dates & More Info]

Monthly, Dates Vary: Puʻuokapolei Lā Mālama (Day of Caring)

Beautify and learn the history of this important cultural site. Clean up debris, weed, and plant. Bring water, sun protections, and closed toed shoes. Tools provided. [Upcoming Dates & More Info]

Farmers’ Markets

Wednesdays & Sundays: Farmers Market at Ka Makana Ali‘i

Buy delicious local fruits and vegetables, tropical plants and flowers, locally made treats and prepared food. Also, live music at Center Court. Wednesdays 4pm-8pm, Sundays 11am-3pm. Throughout mall. [More Info]

Sundays: People’s Open Market Kapolei

Fresh produce, often surplus or off-grade and available for less than you’d pay in the store. Kapolei Community Park, 7am-8:30am [More Info]

Wednesdays: Ocean Pointe Wellness Wednesdays

Produce stands, food trucks, and other vendors, plus wellness information and a yoga class. Ocean Pointe Community Center, 4pm-7pm. [More Info]

Thursdays: Mākeke Nānākuli

Fresh local produce, poi, food trucks, plus crafts and jewelry and native Hawaiian plants. Nānākuli Public Library, 3:30pm-7pm [More Info]

Free Fitness Classes

Sundays: Walk 4 ‘Ewa Walking Group

Meets each Sunday at 4:30pm on Keaunui Drive across from the Gentry Community Center. [More Info]

Mondays: Lanakai Juice Run Club

Meets each Monday at 5:45pm at Lanikai Juice, 711 Kamokila Blvd. Post-run refreshments provided. [More Info]

Mondays: Rebound Hawaiʻi Walking Group

Meets each Monday at 6pm, downstairs from the Rebound Hawaiʻi offices at 338 Kamokila Boulevard, #201 (above Starbucks). [More Info]

Tuesdays: Fit4Mom Stroller Strides

A full-body interval workout with babes in tow. Free for first-time participants. Registration required. Ka Makana Ali‘i Center Court, 9am-10am. [Register to Join]

Tuesdays: Ocean Pointe Walking Group

Meets each Tuesday at 6pm outside of the Ocean Pointe rec center. [More Info]

Thursdays: Fit4Mom Stroller Barre Class

Incorporate ballet, Pilates, and barre elements into an interval style class. Free for first-time participants. Registration required. Ka Makana Ali‘i Center Court, 9am-10am. [Register to Join]

Keiki Events

Mondays & Thursdays: Keiki Storytime

Storytime for preschool age children. Themed stories, fingerplays, and songs, plus a related activity after. Kapolei Public Library, 10am. [More Info]

Thursdays: Keiki Yoga at Ka Makana Ali’i

Keiki learn to hold yoga poses, learn stillness and work with props while going on a storytelling adventure they can connect to. Macy’s wing, under the pavilion, 10am-11am. [More Info]

1st and 3rd Fridays: Makana Kids Storytime at Ka Makana Ali’i

Enjoy stories, crafts, sing-alongs, and more activities. Ka Makana Ali‘i Center Court, 10am-11am. [More Info]

2nd and 4th Fridays: Makana Kids Keiki Fitness Friday

New and fun exercises for kids ranging from Zumba to fun games and activities. Ka Makana Ali‘i Center Court, 10am-11am. [More Info]

2nd and 4th Tuesdays: Girl Scout Troop Meetings

This is a Villages of Kapolei Association Recreation Center. Meetings will be 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm at the VOKA Rec Center. First meeting begins tomorrow evening. Please contact Claire Hellam, 808-551-5702 or at GSHwestside@gmail.com

Career Development Groups

Thursdays: Rotary Club of Kapolei

Breakfast and a program that usually includes a guest speaker. Teacher’s Lounge at Kapolei High, 7:30am-8:30am. [More Info]

1st and 3rd Wednesdays: Phoenix Rising Kapolei Toastmasters

Members develop communication and leadership skills. All are welcome. University of Phoenix Kapolei, Room 116/117. [More Info]

2nd and 4th Mondays: Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset

Dinner and a guest speaker. $15 fee. All are welcome. Kai Oli Oli Sailboat in Ko Olina Marina, 6:00pm. For more info and to RSVP, contact Club President Judy White, judywhitehi@gmail.com.

2nd and 4th Thursdays: Kapolei City Lions Club

Members serve the community. All are welcome. Ka Punawai Ola Rehabilitation Center (2nd Thursday); Teacher’s Lounge at Kapolei High (4th Thursday), 6:30pm-8pm. [More Info]

This calendar is a collab with the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce. Members of the KCC get a priority submission form for their events, so join up!

To submit events for the calendar, contact us via email at seth@howzitkapolei.com or via text at 808-201-1840. Include the date, start and end time, location, cost (if any) and a short description of what folks can expect when they show up!