Kapolei Events Calendar

Special Events: September | October | Community Cleanups/Workdays | Farmers’ Markets | Free Fitness Workouts | Keiki Events | Career Development Groups

September Events

Sat., Sept. 21: Villages of Kapolei Swap Meet

Buy household necessities cheap and see wares from various vendors. A Salvation Army donation bin will be available too. Villages of Kapolei Recreation Center, 8am-Noon. [More Info]

Sat., Sept. 21: Disney Storytime & Crafts

Join volunteers from Disney for a story time and crafts. NOTE: No costumed characters. Kapolei Public Library, 10am [More Info]

Sun., Sept. 22: Race Ko Olina

Race along the gorgeous Ko Olina lagoons, at your pace. Event includes a Sprint Triathlon, 10K run, and 5K run/walk, plus keiki events. Finish line festivities include free breakfast and a health expo. The family-friendly race, funded by the Four Seasons, is a benefit for Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Ko Olina Lagoon One, 6am [Register & More Info]

Mon., Sept. 23, Sat., Sept. 28, Wed., Oct. 2: Friends 25th Anniversary Big Screen Event

A special screening including four Friends episodes and behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Regal Kapolei Commons, 7pm [More Info & Tickets]

Weds., Sept. 25: Free Food Samples @ Ka Makana Ali’i Farmers Market

Visit the Blue Zones Kapolei/’Ewa table, in partnership with da Cove Health Bar, for healthy food samples. Ka Makana Ali’i, 4pm-6pm

Weds., Sept. 25: Kapena @ Moani

The legendary local party band performs as part of Moani’s Midweek Mele concert series. Admission is free! Moani Island Bistro & Bar, 10pm-Midnight

Fri., Sept. 27: End of Summer Gift Fair

Vendors TBD. Ka Makana Aliʻi, 3pm-8pm [More Info]

Fri., Sept. 27: K.L.E.A.N. Monthly Information Sharing Meeting

Residents and businesses in the Kapolei area are welcome to attend this Kapolei Local Emergency Action Network event. K.L.E.A.N. is a consortium of businesses working together to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and other emergencies. James Campbell Company 1001 Kamolika Blvd., 2nd floor., 8:30am-11:30am. [More Info]

Fri., Sept. 27: 3rd Annual Par Hawaii Charity Golf Tournament

Event includes a putting contest, $100,000 shootout, and $1 million shot — plus an 18-hole competition. Proceeds from the event support local non-profits YMCA Honolulu and Hospice Hawaii. Kapolei Golf Club, 9am. [More Info]

Sat., Sept. 28 & Mon., Sept. 29: Secret World of Arrietty – Ghibli Fest 2019

Studio Ghibli’s gorgeous and adventure-filled adaptation of The Borrower, from Academy Award®-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Regal Kapolei Commons. Dubbed version Sat., 1pm; Subtitled version Mon., 7pm. [More Info & Tickets]

Sat., Sept. 28: Eat The Street

The popular food truck festival returns. Vendors TBD. The Lawn at Kapolei Commons, 5pm-9pm.

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Sun., Sept. 29: Moonlight Market @ Four Seasons Ko Olina

Some of the best makers in the state converge on the Four Seasons’ gorgeous ocean lawn for this one-of-a-kind shopping event. Admission and parking are free. Four Seasons Ko Olina, 5pm-8pm [More Info & Registration]

October Events

Sat., Oct. 5: Open House – Island Pacific Academy K-12

IPA faculty, staff and students welcome prospective families to our Open House. Learn from current students and families why they chose IPA. Island Pacific Academy (909 Haumea St., Kapolei) 9am-Noon [More Info]

Sat., Oct. 5: Star-Advertiser Career Expo 2019

Billed as “serious opportunities for serious seekers,” the fair comes to the west side. Admission is FREE, dress to impress and bring a résumé. Ka Makana Aliʻi, 10am-2pm [More Info]

Sat., Oct. 5: Free Talk – Healthy Living For Your Brain And Body

Tonya Hammond-Tullis, a program specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association, presents the latest research on how good habits in learning, moving, eating, and socializing can keep your brain healthy. No registration required. Kapolei Public Library, 10:30am-11:30am [More Info]

Saturdays & Sundays Starting Oct. 12: Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival

A celebration of fall, including the chance to pick out, cut, and take home the pumpking of your choice. Three weekends only, last one is Oct. 26-27. Aloun Farms (91-1440 Farrington Hwy), 8:30am – 5pm [More Info]

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Sat., Oct. 12: Free Keiki Activity – The Science of Music

Kids activities like musical jars, seeing sound, and wave science that are educational and fun. Presented by UH Graduate Women in Science. Best for keiki ages 5 and above. Kapolei Public Library, 10am-Noon [More Info]

Tues., Oct. 22: Ode to Beethoven

The Gailliard String Quartet plays Beethoven and Schubert quartets at this intimate chamber music concert to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Tickets are $30. James & Abigail Campbell Library @ UH West Oʻahu, 7pm [Tickets & More Info]

Weds., Oct. 23: Free Keiki Halloween Party

Carnival-style games are the highlight of this free Halloween-themed event for kids 12 and under. Come in your costume! K]apolei Public Library, 5:30pm-7:30pm. [More Info]

Fri., Oct. 25: K.L.E.A.N. Monthly Information Sharing Meeting

Residents and businesses in the Kapolei area are welcome to attend this Kapolei Local Emergency Action Network event. K.L.E.A.N. is a consortium of businesses working together to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and other emergencies. James Campbell Company 1001 Kamolika Blvd., 2nd floor., 8:30am-11:30am. [More Info]

Sat., Oct. 26: 9th Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

A culinary feast on the beach with craft cocktails, specialty beer and wine by renowned vintners showcased in a stunning oceanfront setting. Starring top chefs from Tokyo, NYC, LA, Austin, Portland, and Miami. [More Info]

Sun., Oct. 27, Mon., Oct. 28, Weds., Oct 30: Spirited Away – Ghibli Fest 2019

Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous fantasy adventure won the 2003 Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Regal Kapolei Commons. Dubbed version Sun., 1pm, Weds., 7pm. Subtitled version Mon., 7pm [More Info & Tickets]

November Events

Sat., Nov. 2: Road to the Census Informational Event

Annie Sokol, a partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, will explain how the 2020 Census impacts Kapolei for the next ten years, and how each of us can help ensure that the west side gets a complete and accurate count. Kapolei Public Library, 2:30pm-3:30pm. [More Info]

Sat., Nov. 2: Kaskade Performs @ Kapolei Event Center

This DJ, who drew massive crowds at Coachella 2015 and was twice named America’s best DJ, performs at the open-air Kalaeloa venue. Tickets start at $55. Kapolei Event Center (91-1180 Midway Street), 5pm-Midnight [Tickets & More Info]

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Sun., Nov 3: Made on the Waiʻanae Coast / Best of the West Side Fair

Food, crafts, and other products made by west side makers. Nanakuli Public Library, 10am-3pm. [More Info]

Mon., Nov. 11: Veterans Day Prime Rib Luau with Josh Tatofi

The soulful singer headlines this all-day celebration. Moani Island Bistro & Bar, Time and ticket info TBD. [More Info]

Sat., Nov. 30: Kapolei City Lights

Join us for a celebration of family, fun, and a festive tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season on the West Side. Free entertainment, keiki games and activities, free parking, and it’s free to watch the annual West O’ahu Electric Light Parade down Kapolei Parkway. Kapolei Hale, 5pm-9pm. [More Info]

Tues., Dec. 3: Kapolei Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon

Make valuable connections in the Kapolei business community and stay current with what’s happening in Kapolei. Kapolei Chamber members receive priority registration and events do sell out. UH West O’ahu, 11:15am-1:45pm [More Info]

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!