Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Aug. 17–19, 2018
#Supportlocal with the best Island events happening this weekend.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF ‘alohilani resort waikīkī beach
Saturday, Aug. 18, 5 to 9 p.m.
Grab your best girls (or guys) and make plans for the chicest, pinkest soirée of the season. HONOLULU Magazine hosts its first-ever Rosé Soirée this Saturday at ‘Alohilani Resort’s brand-new Swell pool deck. Dress in your best resort-chic threads (there’s no dress code, but you’ll want to be Insta-ready) and enjoy the sunset with glass upon glass of refreshing rosé. Throw in bites from 12th Ave Grill and Stage Restaurant, plus the sweet sounds of local DJ phenom Super CW, and you’ve got a night to remember (whether or not you actually do).
$65–$1,000, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach, 2490 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
Great Waikīkī Beer Festival
Saturday, Aug. 18, 6 to 9 p.m.
Not into pink wine? Head instead to the Great Waikīkī Beer Festival, which returns to the Hilton Hawaiian Village for a fourth year with more than 100 types of beer to savor along with an iconic Waikīkī sunset. In addition to local breweries such as Kona Brewing Co., Honolulu Beerworks, Aloha Beer Co. and Kohola Brewery, eventgoers will have a chance to sample seasonal and craft beers from some of the nation’s most popular breweries—Goose Island, Deschutes Brewery, Ballast Point, Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Golden Road, to name a few. On the off chance that you get tired of beer, the festival will also have a selection of cocktails, wine and sake for purchase. General admission tickets are $75 and include 10 4-ounce tastings. For the happiest (and hoppiest) experience we recommend shelling out the extra $25 for an early-entry ticket, which includes the 10 tastings plus one food ticket, complimentary parking and 4 p.m. event access, two hours before general admission.
$75–$100, 21 and older only. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort, 2005 Kālia Road, Great Lawn fronting Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
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Made in Hawai‘i Festival
Friday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 19
Bust out those reusable totes (bring several—you’re gonna need ’em) and prepare your wallet for three epic days of local shopping. A showcase of the Islands’ best food, fashion and everything in between, the Made in Hawai‘i Festival will feature nearly 400 local-kine vendors from across the 50th state. Shop to live performances by Island talents Melveen Leed, Kawika Kahiapo, Jerry Santos and Frank DeLima, to name a few. Add some spice to your shopping with live cooking demos by award-winning local culinary masters, held at the Blaisdell Arena.
$6, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, 777 Ward Ave. For more information, go here.
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Revive the Live
Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18
Supporting local doesn’t have to mean buying Hawai‘i-made goods. Originally started in response to the decline of live Island music, the first Revive the Live music festival was launched as a way to showcase Hawai‘i’s finest reggae. The two-night event returns this weekend at a new location, the Great Lawn of Bishop Museum, with street grinds, keiki fun and games, a beer garden and a lineup packed with beloved Island reggae artists from past and present. On Friday, listen to the sounds of ‘Ekolu, Maoli, Fiji, ‘Opihi Pickers and more; on Saturday, enjoy local jams by artists that include Kapena, Hoʻonuʻa and Anuhea.
$25–$100, Great Lawn at Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.
Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.
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