Kapolei Events Calendar

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March Events

March 18-22: Kupu’s Kokua Camp

Students ages 12-17 will learn about the importance of mālama ‘āina, while travelling to various conservation and cultural sites across O’ahu during this Monday-Friday camp. [Registration & More Info]

Sat., March 23: Kapapapuhi Point Restoration

Restore the shoreline and historic fish ponds and learn about the cultural significance of this place. This is a good one for folks who like getting dirty! (Bring appropriate clothes.) Kapapapuhi Point, 9am-noon [More Info]

Sat., March 23: Listen Story with State Senator Mike Gabbard

Hear from and share with your local representative. ’Ewa District Park Meeting Room, 9am-10am. For more info call 808-586-6830

Sat., March 23: ʻEwa Beach Little League Opening Ceremony & Movie Night

League officials will announce teams, and offer prizes and giveaways. At dusk, The Sandlot will play on an outdoor screen. Free, and open to the public. Kapilina Beach Homes, 4pm-6pm

Sat., March 23: Kapolei Art + Flea

This popular event featuring the hottest new artists, designers and other makers comes to Kapolei. The Lawn at Kapolei Commons, 5pm-9pm [More Info]

Sat., March 23: Moonlight Market

Art, jewelry, apparel, home decor and gourmet from celebrated makers around the island show their wares on the Four Seasons’ Ocean Lawn. Special food and drinks from Four Seasons’ restaurants are available to buy and enjoy. Four Seasons Ko Olina, 5pm-8pm. [More Info]

Tues., March 26: Healthy Cooking Demonstration

At this free event, hosted by Blue Zones Project, you’ll see how to prepare fun, easy, healthy, and delicious dishes. University of Phoenix-Kapolei, 5pm-6pm. [More Info & To Register]

Fri., March 29: Steve Kelly (James Campbell Company) Speaks at KLEAN Hawai’i

Steve Kelly, Vice President of the James Campbell Company will speak at KLEAN Hawai’i’s March 29th meeting, about the rapid pace of new investment and development in the Kapolei area. This event requires registration — if you want to go, contact Zoe Williams, President of KLEAN, at (808) 674-3388.

Sat., March 30: Women United Chocolate, Champagne & Couture For-A-Cause

A special event benefitting women and families in Hawaii, hosted Aloha United Way Women United. Delectable dishes, champagne toasts, fine chocolate, and pampering, plus a fashion show by Nordstrom. Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina, 10am-1pm. [More Info]

Sun., March 31: Halau Hula ma ka Pu’uwai a ka Mana’o and Brandon Serrano @ Ka Makana Ali’i

Dance from the Waipahu-based halau, plus music from Serrano, former frontman of the Hawaiian trio Puʻuloa.Ka Makana Ali’i Center Court, Noon-3pm.

April Events

Tuesdays in April: Basic Sign Language Course

Instructor Galinda K. Goss-Kuehn teaches this five-session course. The course will enable students to communicate in a variety of situations, in a way that is respectful and aware. Cost is $100, but families with a deaf/hard-of-hearing child (age 0-5) in Early Intervention can take it for free. Leeward CC, 6pm-8pm [To Register]

Sat., Apr. 6: Kapolei Keiki Wellness Resource Fair

A *free*, fun, family event featuring keiki IDs, helmet fitting, entertainment & more! Kapolei High School Gymnasium, 9am-Noon. For more information call Representative Sharon Har at 808-586-8500.

Sat., Apr. 6: Easter Bunny Arrival @ Ka Makana Ali’i

A special event for kids of all ages to celebrate the Easter Bunny’s arrival. Photos with the Easter Bunny run from April 6-April 20. Ka Makana Ali’i Center Court.

Sat., Apr. 6: Shootz! Stop Motion Animation Film Festival & Awards Ceremony

Innovative local students from ages 6 to 14 years teamed up to create stop-motion animation films, assisted by Bricks 4 Kidz West O‘ahu experts. At this free public event, everyone can see the films and watch as awards are presented. Ka Makana Ali‘i’s Center Court, 5pm.

Mon., Apr. 8: Honolulu Brass Quintet Concert

The quintet performs “Brass in Song, Madrigals, and Hymns,” including pieces by Bach and Schuman. UH-West Oʻahu Library, 7pm-9pm [More Info & Tickets]

Thurs., Apr. 11: Poetry Reading / Talk Story

Meet and hear from the 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Reading/talk story with the poets who wrote What We Must Remember, Christy Passion, Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono, and Jean Yamasaki Toyama. UH-West Oʻahu Library, 11am-12:30pm.

Fri., Apr. 12: Kapolei High Choral Festival

Kapolei High School Plaza, 7:30pm.

Sat., Apr. 13: Ola Nā Kini Community Workday @ Pālehua

Join the Mālama Learning Center as we strive to heal the land by regenerating native and edible forests in the southern Wai’anae Mountains. Camp Pālehua, 9am-Noon. To RSVP, please contact Chelsey at chelsey@malamalearningcenter.org or call 808-305-8287.

Sat., Apr. 13: UFC Gym Waikele 5th Anniversary Celebration

Help this local gym celebrate 5 years in business. The free, public event will have live bands, a vendor expo featuring local small businesses, self defense seminars, door prizes and more. UFC Gym Waikele, 9am-2pm. [More Info]

Sat., Apr. 13: 9th Annual Leeward Music Festival

Spotlights outstanding musical talent from elementary school age to senior citizens—singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments. Kroc Center Hawai’i, 6:45pm-9pm. For tickets call Doris Dudley at 672-8888. (The festival usually sells out.)

Sun., April 14-Sat., April 20: LPGA Lotte Championship

Local legend Michelle Wie and the rest of the world’s best female golfers compete. Watch from the tees, fairways, or greens. Mobile beer carts keep you hydrated. Ko Olina Golf Club, all day. [More Info]

Sat., Apr. 20 and Sun., Apr. 21: The 43rd Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest

The competition honors women’s surfing pioneer and community leader Rell Sunn. Makaha Beach, all day. [More Info]

Sat., Apr. 20: Kapolei Clean & Green Day

Reduce post-tax day stress and clutter! Take advantage of FREE, bulk document shredding and drop off recyclable waste to be reused or recycled. Kapolei High School Parking Lot, 9am-Noon. For more information call Representative Sharon Har at 808-586-8500.

Sat., April 20, Easter Extravaganza Presented by The Floor Church.

A public event with an Easter egg hunt, food, and music. Kapolei Regional Park, 10am-2pm. [More Info]

Sun. April 21: Easter Sunday

Special services at local churches.

Sat., Apr. 27: Hawaiʻi Fly In @ Kalaeloa Airport

Aviation enthusiasts bring their planes to Kalaeloa Airport for public display. Kalaeloa Airport, 9am-noon. [More Info]

Sat., Apr. 27: Open House at Wayland Baptist University

Learn more about this faith-based university.
Wayland Baptist University, 599 Farrington Hwy, Suite 300. [More Info]

Sat., April 27: 6th Annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival

Bring the kids to Ko Olina for arts & crafts, interactive music studio and family activities, superhero booths, and a finale feature film on the beach at sunset. 100% of ticket proceeds go to Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Ko Olina Resort Beach, 2pm-9pm [More Info & Tickets]

Sat., Apr. 27: Eat The Street Kapolei

Retail and food vendors from across the island. Specific details to come.Kapolei Commons, 5pm-9pm [More Info]

Tues., Apr. 30: University of Phoenix Career Fair

Meet employers, get a resume review, attend career relevant workshops, and get complimentary head shots for your LinkedIn page. University of Phoenix Hawaiʻi Campus, 3pm-6pm [Registration/Info]

May Events

Fri., May 3: May Day/Fest @ Kapolei High Plaza

Celebrate the day. Kapolei High School Plaza, 5pm. [More Info]

Sat., May 4: UH West Oʻahu Commencement

The graduation ceremony for UH West O’ahu students will also be live-streamed at the university’s website — since parking is very limited. UH West O’ahu Campus Lower Courtyard, 9am. [Livestream & More Info]

Sat., May 4: Aloha Concert & Fine Arts Exhibitions

Send off students in style and see end-of-year projects. Kapolei High School Cafeteria, 6:30pm. [More Info]

Sat., May 11: Ola Nā Kini Community Workday @ Piliokahe Coastline

Join the Mālama Learning Center as we strive to heal the land by regenerating native and edible forests in the southern Wai’anae Mountains. Piliokahe Coastline, 9am-Noon. To RSVP, please contact Chelsey at chelsey@malamalearningcenter.org or call 808-305-8287.

Sat., May 11: End of Session Talk Story with Representative Sharon Har

Hear a recap of the highlights of the 2019 Legislative Session. Kapolei High School Teacher’s Lounge, 9am-10am. For more information call 808-586-8500.

Thurs., May 16: 12th Annual Island Pacific Academy Golf Tournament

Enjoy a round of great golf, friendly competition, food, and prizes while supporting Island Pacific Academy. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the IPA athletic department and various student programs. Registration opens March 1, 2019. [More Info]

Fri., May 24: Kapolei High School Class of 2019 Graduation

Honor this year’s graduates. Alvin Nagasako Athletic Complex, Kapolei High, 6pm. [More Info]

June Events

Sat., June 8: Ola Nā Kini Community Workday @ Nanakuli Wetland (Zablan’s)

Join the Mālama Learning Center as we strive to heal the land by regenerating native and edible forests in the southern Wai’anae Mountains. Nanakuli Wetland (Zablan’s), 9am-Noon. To RSVP, please contact Chelsey at chelsey@malamalearningcenter.org or call 808-305-8287.

Sat., June 8: 3rd Annual World Oceans Day @ Ko Olina

The free festivities will coincide with global World Oceans Day celebrations and include ocean education and sustainability activities, live entertainment, food for purchase and an outdoor movie at sunset. Grand Lawn, Ulua Lagoon, 4pm-8pm. [More Info]

June 17-21, June 24-28, July 15-19, and July 22-26: Kupu’s Kokua Camp

Students ages 12-17 will learn about the importance of mālama ‘āina, while travelling to various conservation and cultural sites across O’ahu during this Monday-Friday camp. [Registration & More Info]

Fri., June 21 and Sat., June 22: Kapu‘uola Hula Festival @ Pu‘uokapolei

Ke Ala Polohiwa A Kāne (summer solstice) and ‘awa at sunset on July 21. A free hula festival on July 22 featuring 10 hālau hula, Hawaiian music, crafters, silent auction, food booths and a sunset concert by Nā Palapalai. Presented by Ulua’e Learning Center. Pu‘uokapolei (Kapolei Regional Park) [More Info]

Sat., June 29: 7th Annual Hire Leeward Job & Career Fair

Dozens of west side employers hire for hundreds of jobs. Great Lawn at UH West O’ahu, 9am-1pm. [More Info]

Ongoing Events: Daily & Weekly

Every Night: Stars Above Hawai‘i

Learn Wayfinding Polynesian star navigation and Hawai‘i star-lines; and tour the galaxy with giant computerized telescope. Reservations required — visit website for latest ticket prices. Various Ko Olina resorts, 8pm. [More Info]

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]

Mondays: Military Mondays @ Ka Makana Ali‘i

Active duty, retired military and qualified military family members with a valid U.S. military ID can get special discounts at participating stores, including H&M, Hollister, Adore Clothing, Reyn Spooner. Ask at your favorite store to hear about their Military Monday deal.

Tuesdays: Fit4Mom Stroller Strides

A full-body interval workout with babes in tow. Ka Makana Ali‘i Center Court, 9am-10am. [Register to Join]

Wednesdays: Hui Kamaʻilio, ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi conversation program

Converse in Hawaiian and improve upon your skills with fluent speaker Hema Yam-Lum directing the conversations and offering tips on language and grammar, Nāulu Center, UH-West Oʻahu, 11am-2pm
Wednesdays 4pm-8pm, Sundays 11am-3pm: Farmers Market at Ka Makana Ali‘i
Buy delicious local fruits and vegetables, tropical plants and flowers, locally made treats and prepared food. Throughout mall. [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.

Thursdays: Fit4Mom Stroller Barre Class

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

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]

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]

Thursdays: Mākeke Kapolei: A Farmers’ and Green Market

Fruits and veggies from local farms, plus local products like honey, salsa, and jewelry. Food trucks on hand too. Kapolei High Parking Lot, 3pm-7pm. [More Info]

Thursdays: Hawaiian Time Thursday @ The Ville

A rotating cast of Hawaiian-style musicians play, plus Heineken drink specials. See their Instagram account for an updated schedule. The Ville at Park Row, usually from 7:30pm-10pm.

Thursdays: Hui Hookup Night @ Plantation Tavern

This local-food-focused restaurant serves a special value menu meant to serve 3-4 people.

Saturdays: Bleizn FX Car Cruising Nights (Car Show)

Car fanatics bring their rides out for folks to drool over. Kapolei Walmart Parking Lot, 6pm-10pm. [More Info]

Saturdays: Salsa Night @ Limon

DJs spin salsa music, the floor is open for dancing, and there’s a special food and drink menu. Limon Rotisserie, 10pm-2am.

Ongoing Events: Biweekly

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

Every Other Wednesday: Paint Nite at Takumi

Sit outside at Takumi’s covered patio, and art instructor will lead you through creating an original painting on canvas. Live music, too. Takumi Japanese Restaurant, 7pm, $45 per person. [Buy Tickets]

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]

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 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, contact Club President Sandy Manley at surfinmiki0812@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]

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]

Ongoing Events: Monthly

Every 3rd Thursday: Speaking of Health Lecture Series

Health and wellness talks from top medical experts. Registration required. Queens Medical Center West O`ahu. [More Info]

Last Sundays: Kanikapila Sunday at Ka Makana Ali’i

Live Hawaiian music entertainment. Ka Makana Ali‘i Center Court, Noon-3pm. [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!