Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: May 2–5, 2019

Swap books, nurture your green thumb and more.


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2019 Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival

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Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival

Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tidy up your reading nook and clear out that bookshelf. The annual celebration of the art of storytelling packs a schedule with workshops, readings by local authors, live performances and, of course, hundreds of books to take home. Local celebrities and Olympic gold medalist and author Kristi Yamaguchi will read children’s books. Meet a favorite writer, discover a new one and don’t be surprised if you’re inspired to finally start that memoir.

Free, Frank F. Fasi Civic Center, 650 S. King St. For more information, go here.

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Parade of Farms

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get hands-on learning experiences at Wai‘anae farms at this fourth annual event. Shop for locally grown produce including kalo and eggs from Kahumana Organic, Ka‘ala and MA‘O Organic farms as you learn new techniques for backyard gardening. For a fee, you can also take guided tours, which include opportunities to pet goats, taste local honey and explore kalo patches and aquaponics. We’re betting tickets will go quickly for the farm tour, which includes a meal created from vegetables and fruits you harvest on the way.

Free, Kahumana Organic Farm & Café, 86-660 Kualualei Homestead Road, Wai‘anae. For more information, go here.

 

2019 Filipino Fiesta

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Filipino Fiesta

Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Here in the Islands, we love our Filipino food. And rightly so—there are plenty of restaurants that sell our favorite dishes. But if you’re looking for a full spread of all of the authentic staples (we’re talking lumpia, pancit, halo halo and more), head to the Filipino Fiesta. Check out our guide to the 2019 Filipino Fiesta for what to expect, where to park, what to eat and more.

Free, Kaka‘ako Gateway Park, 461 Cooke St. For more information, go here.

 

Monster X Tour

Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5

If Avengers: Endgame and the latest Game of Thrones weren’t enough to quench your thirst for destruction, maybe the Monster X Tour is just what your havoc-loving soul needs. Watch giant 10,000-pound monster trucks perform amazing freestyle tricks, go head-to-head in a heated race to find the toughest driver and more.

$20–$55, Aloha Stadium, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., ‘Aiea. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.

 

Dionne Warwick at Blue Note Hawai‘i

Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5  |  8 and 9:30 p.m.

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Drinko de Mayo at Mi Almita Cantina

Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5  |  All day

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13th International Female Ride Day

Saturday, May 4  |  10 a.m.

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2019 Wahiawā Pineapple Festival

Saturday, May 4  |  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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The Cabana Music Festival

Saturday, May 4  |  2 to 10 p.m.

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Cinco De Mayo at Salt at Our Kakaʻako

Saturday, May 4  |  5 p.m.

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May The Fourth Be With You Bar Wars

Saturday, May 4  |  9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Honolulu Biennial 2019 Closing Party Hosted by Ward Village

Saturday, May 4  |  6 to 10 p.m.

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Mele Mei at Halekulani’s House Without A Key, Sean Na‘auao

Sunday, May 5  |  1:30 to 4 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.

 

Looking for fun new ways to experience the city? HONOLULU’s got you covered with HNLTix, your brand-new local resource for all things social—fundraisers, concerts, comedy shows, expos and everything in between. Discover your next can’t-miss event, share your favorites with friends, or promote your own event and sell tickets online. To see what’s coming up next in Honolulu, visit HNLTix.com.

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