Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 9–11, 2018

Fill your weekend with urban art, the delightful sound of the ‘ukulele and more.


Kaka‘ako is about to get some gorgeous new murals with the return of Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i, the state’s annual festival focusing on street art and urban culture. Paint the town red at its annual kick-off block party at Salt this Saturday, held in conjunction with Honolulu Night Market, for a night of art, food and fashion. Plus, revel in the sounds of the jumping flea at the 10th annual ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i and learn all about medical cannabis at a three-day informational expo.


Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i Opening Block Party


Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i Opening Block Party & Honolulu Night Market

Saturday, Feb. 10, 6 to 10 p.m.

The weeklong artsy festival that is Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i returns, kicking off this Saturday with a block party in O‘ahu’s trendy Kaka‘ako district. Held alongside Honolulu Night Market, the night is all about art, food and fashion, with live mural painting, a fashion show and eats from more than 20 local restaurants. Head to Salt’s barn space and shop apparel, jewelry and handmade goods made by the island’s talented independent designers. Parking in the area has always been tight, so we suggest going early, Biki-ing or calling an Uber.

Free, Auahi and Keawe streets. For more information on Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i’s event lineup, go here. For more information on Honolulu Night Market, go here.

february’s weekend picks sponsored by:
Honolulu Cookie Co. 20th Anniversary Collection


Hawai‘i Cannabis Expo

Friday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 11

The Hawai‘i Cannabis Expo returns to the Blaisdell for a third year, continuing its goal to educate the public on the cannabis plant’s myriad health benefits, with information on growing, extracting and the Medical Use of Marijuana program. The expo will include presentations and seminars by industry experts, local food and craft vendors and hundreds of exhibitors pertaining to the medical marijuana industry.

$15–$40, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i, Hiroshi Okada

photo: courtesy of ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i


‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i

Sunday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Who doesn’t adore the bright, plucky sound of Hawai‘i’s favorite instrument? This Sunday, head to Kaka‘ako Gateway Park for the 10th annual ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i. Celebrate your love for music until sunset with ‘uke-related vendors, local restaurant pop-ups, a market by Art + Flea, an Anime Village and workshops hosted at two stages. Plus, enjoy live performances by more than 20 of the best pluckers and strummers from the Islands, Japan and more. Bring your friends, your keiki or your pets—this festival welcomes all.

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


Plus: Coming Up

BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, March 25, for BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank. Embrace the relaxed Sunday funday vibe with a unique dining experience offering sweet and savory bites by the island’s top breakfast and brunch restaurants, along with live entertainment, lawn games and a photo booth. Participating restaurants include Herringbone, Café Kaila, Scratch Kitchen & Meatery, MW Restaurant, Koko Head Café, Morning Brew and more! Plus, sip on bloody marys and mimosas sponsored by 7-Eleven Hawai‘i.

$4 Parking available on-site at Salt and Keauhou Lane.

$50, Salt at Our Kaka‘ako, 691 Auahi 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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