Your Guide to the Perfect Valentine’s Weekend in Honolulu: February 12–18, 2020

Valentine’s Day weekend isn’t just for couples! Sign up for a race, sing along to ’90s hits, enjoy live music and more.


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Great Aloha Run

Photo: courtesy of Great Aloha Run

 

Great Aloha Run 

Monday, February 17, 7 a.m.

If you’re not a runner, that’s OK. There are a lot of people who walk the Great Aloha Run and finish in one piece. This 8.15-mile race is relatively flat and runs from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. With divisions for elite runners, different ages and those who use wheelchairs or handcycles, there’s a place for everyone. Visit the Great Aloha Run’s website for road closures, route and parking details.

$25$60 (free to watch), Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. For more information, go here.

 

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre: The Marriage of Figaro

Friday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 16, 4 p.m.; Tuesday, February 18, 7:30 p.m.

You’ve probably heard the Marriage of Figaro overture, composed by Mozart (listen here). But watch the whole drama play out as lovers Figaro and Susanna conspire to bring down a count, who is also lusting after Susanna, with three performances by the Hawai‘i Opera Theatre. Each show is about three hours with two intermissions. Songs are sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. If you’d like to read an in-depth synopsis, click here.

$34$135, Blaisdell Concert Hall, 777 Ward Ave. Go here for more information.

 

ukulele picnic

PHOTO: COURTESY OF ‘Ukulele Picnic

 

‘Ukulele Picnic

Sunday, February 16, 9 a.m.

The 12th annual event will host local and international ‘ukulele players, along with live entertainment by Mark Yamanaka, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and more. The free festival, which ends at sunset, also features more than 30 vendors selling Hawaiian crafts, food and drinks, as well as keiki activities. If you’re up for a full weekend of live music, head to the International ‘Ukulele Contest and Hula Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, International Market Place.

Free to watch, Victoria Ward Park, 980 Auahi St. For more info, click here.

 

Valentine’s Day Specials

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate with your other half? We've curated a list of all things Valentine's Day in Honolulu and put together a list of the best restaurants in Hawai‘i for special occasion dining.


SEE ALSO: Spend Valentine’s Night at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum: Connecting Hearts with Art


98 degrees

PHOTO: COURTESY OF TMR Events

 

98 Degrees

Friday, February 14, 8 p.m.

First Hanson, then the Backstreet Boys, now 98 Degrees. We have come full circle on the boy-band circuit. Nick, Drew, Jeff and Justin will grace the stage at the Blaisdell to perform some of their ’90s hits and more (we hope that includes “I Do,” “Because of You” and “My Everything”). And while their concert is dubbed “Hawai‘i’s Official Valentines Engagement,” it’s not limited to couples (you know you’d have a blast fangirling with your best gal pals).

$69$249, Blaisdell Arena, 777 Ward Ave. Click here for more information.

 

Valentine’s Day Weekend with Anuhea

Thursday, February 13–Saturday, February 15 | 6:30 & 9 p.m. shows

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New Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise Launch

Friday, Saturday 14 | 6–8:30 p.m.

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You Are Loved: Kailua Night Market

Saturday, February 15 | 5–9 p.m.

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Valentine’s Brunch: Top Shelf’s Jazz, Soul and Motown

Sunday, February 16 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Josh Tatofi’s 3rd Annual The Valentine’s Day Date

Sunday, February 16 | 6:30 p.m.

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READ MORE ON FROLIC: Diner-style to luxe: Where to book Valentine's Day dinner


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BrunchFest Presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

HONOLULU Magazine is gathering the top breakfast and brunch restaurants for BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank. It will be a morning of delicious sweet and savory bites, drinks, lawn games and entertainment. Get your tickets now to enjoy dishes from Over Easy, Smith and Kings, Café Kaila, Dean & DeLuca and more. Don’t wait too long though—VIP tickets are already sold out. Arrange a ride so you can enjoy bloody marys and mimosas (valet parking will also be available). Join us for a relaxed Sunday Funday vibe on March 8 at the new waterfront Ho‘okupu Center at Kewalo Basin.

$55, 21 and older, Ho‘okupu Center, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., hnltix.com

 

Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i 2020

Until Sunday, February 16

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After Parkland Documentary Screening

Wednesday, February 12 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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CHANGE Events: Community & Economy

Thursday, February 13 | 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Get your tickets here

 

Bubbles are a Girl’s Best Friend Painting Class

Thursday, February 13 | 6:30 p.m.

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SEE ALSO: 10 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day With Your Gal Pals in Honolulu


 

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Various dates and times

Read more about the animated nominees & here for the live action nominees

 

Honolulu African American Film Festival 2020

Saturday, February 15–Sunday, March 1

 

Opening night tribute to Toni Morrison & more events

 

Honolulu Night Market X Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i

Saturday, February 15 | 6–10 p.m.

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Borgeous

Saturday, February 15 | 9–11:45 p.m.

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SEE ALSO: A Special Valentine’s Day Taste Test: We Tried 8 Sugarfina Cocktail Gummies


 

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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