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7 Absolutely Free Honolulu Events to Check Out in November 2017

November is about more than just turkey. Carve some time out to drink a beer, ride a bike and get snowed on.


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View beautiful Japanese calligraphy and ceramic pieces at the Zen, Ken, Sho exhibit.
Photo: Courtesy of Chozen-ji Temple

 

All Souls’ Day Celebration

Nov. 2

All Souls’ Day is a time to reflect and pray for ancestors. In remembrance of the departed, Temples Memorial Park will be providing prayer boards, complimentary refreshments and giveaways. The park invites guests from all backgrounds to witness and participate in the event’s time-honored rituals.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, 47-200 Kahekili Highway, Kāne‘ohe, valley-of-the-temples.com

 

Leeward Discovery Fair

Nov. 4

Spend a day with the fam bam engaging in interactive exhibits, visiting various food booths and participating in a variety of “Safe Communities” activities at the sixth annual Leeward Discovery Fair. Attendees can also meet some of the Honolulu Police Department’s canine crew while fighting virtual fires and exploring emergency vehicles.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike Street, Pearl City, leeward.hawaii.edu/fair

 

Oʻahu Homebrewing Festival

Nov. 4

Enjoy a drink or two while professional judges determine who the best brewers are in dozens of categories, including everything from lagers and porters to ales and IPAs. There will also be brewing demonstrations to keep festivalgoers entertained before the winners are announced at 2 p.m.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Homebrew in Paradise, 740 Moʻowaʻa St., homebrewingfestival.com

 

5th Annual Kalākaua Tweed Ride

Nov. 11

Tweed Ride

PHOTO: COURTESY OF KALĀKAUA TWEED RIDE


Throw it back to a bygone era while celebrating the birthday of King David Kalākaua. The afternoon will begin with three rousing cheers for the king, followed by a leisurely bicycle ride and tea service at The Lounge at Ala Wai Community Park. Dress to impress and don’t forget to play the part—the most dashing dames and spiffy sirs will win honors, as determined by their fellow riders.

1 to 4 p.m., ʻIolani Palace, 364 S. King St., tweedridehawaii.weebly.com

 

SEE ALSO: Field Notes: Cycle in Style with the Dapper Royal Hawaiian Tweed Ride

 

Zen, Ken, Sho Exhibit and Demonstration

Nov. 11 & 12

View beautiful Japanese calligraphy and ceramic pieces at the Zen, Ken, Sho exhibit. There will also be hojo (Japanese swordsmanship), chado (the way of tea), archery, tai chi, hitsuzendo (the way of the brush) and aikido demonstrations. Out of respect to the temple, guests are asked to refrain from wearing shorts or tank tops.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Daihonzan Chozen-ji International Zen Dojo, 3565 Kalihi St., chozen-ji.org

 

Aloha Home Market

Nov. 19

Deck your space out with pieces from this monthly open-air showcase—local goods need local homes! Discover original woodwork, furniture, artwork, linen, plants and other home décor. Meet the makers of these local goods while enjoying music, food and drinks. Admission is free!

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 25 Maluniu Ave., Kailua, facebook.com/alohahomemarket

 

Snow Day

Nov. 25

Who says it doesn’t snow on Oʻahu? Kapolei Commons’ annual snow day provides the whole family with a fun way to cool off. Enjoy 30 tons of snow, free photos with Santa, plus twisty balloons, face painting, glitter tattoos, food booths and keiki games.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Kapolei Commons, 4450 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, thekapoleicommons.com

 

SEE ALSO: The 8 Best Things To Do in November 2017

 

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