Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: July 10–14, 2019

Hot days call for cold beer. And we know just the place to get your sip on.


Hawai‘i Beer Fest

PHOTO: courtesy of Hawai‘i Beer Fest


Hawai‘i Beer Fest

Saturday, July 13, 5 to 9 p.m.

Just in time for summer, the second annual Hawai‘i Beer Fest returns with more than 100 brews by 43 local and national breweries offering everything from IPAs to sours to stouts (plus spiked seltzer, courtesy of Bon & Viv). Bites by ‘Ahi Assassins Fish Co., Snack Addicted, Honolulu Burger Co. and more will be available for purchase when those hunger pangs start to set in. No DD? Lyft will be offering special discounts just for eventgoers: Enter code HAWAIIBEERFEST for up to $20 in credit (new users) or HBF19 for 20 percent off your ride to and from the venue (existing users).

$55–$75, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Great Lawn. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Matilda: The Musical

Friday, July 12, through Sunday, Aug. 4

Bookworms, unite! The 5-year-old heroine of Roald Dahl’s classic book takes on her idiotic parents and mean school principal in Hawai‘i’s first-ever production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Performed by Diamond Head Theatre, Matilda is packed with energetic dance numbers and memorable tunes that theatergoers of all ages will enjoy. Check out our calendar for show details.

$15–$50, Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Hawai‘i State Farm Fair

PHOTO: david croxford


Hawai‘i State Farm Fair

Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14

Local is the name of the game at this festival at the base of the Ko‘olau mountains. The event is run by the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau and state Department of Agriculture, so it’s no surprise you’ll find livestock, homegrown produce and plants to take home. Musicians will provide live entertainment, as will the chili pepper and watermelon-eating contests.

$5, Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kāne‘ohe. For more information, go here.


Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival

Friday, July 12, through Sunday, Aug. 25

You don’t have to be a theatre nerd to appreciate the genius of William Shakespeare. The 18th season of Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival will feature three of the playwright’s iconic plays, kicking off with The Tempest, performed at The Arts at Marks Garage from this Friday, July 12, through July 28. Then, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives takes over to host Much Ado About Nothing from Aug. 1 through 17. Finally, experience the tragedy of Macbeth at The Arts at Marks Garage from Aug. 9 through 25.

$15–$30, The Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Ave. and Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, 553 S. King St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Cinema in the Park Presents “Adrift”

Wednesday, July 10  |  7 to 9 p.m.

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Summer Slime: Natto Day Feast and Encore Feast

Wednesday, July 10 & Sunday, July 14  |  6 p.m.

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Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2019

This week’s lineup includes:

  • Priboi – Thursday, July 11; Saturday, July 13

  • And Two If By Sea – Thursday, July 11

  • Surf Like a Girl – Friday, July 12; Saturday, July 13

  • Self Discovery for Social Survival – Friday, July 12 thru Sunday, July 14

  • Surf Cinema Nugs 2019 – Sunday, July 14

  • Thank You Mother – Sunday, July 14


Brunch and Bubbles at Queen Kapiʻolani’s Deck

Sunday, July 14  |  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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


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