5 Reasons to Get Excited About Poke Fest Presented by Fresh Island Fish

Frolic Hawai‘i’s poke extravaganza returns Saturday, May 28. Here’s why we can’t wait.


The best way to start your three-day weekend: Creative and brand new poke creations from 17 local spots. And that’s just what event-goers will find at Frolic Hawai‘i’s Poke Fest taking place this Saturday, May 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. Here are five reasons why we’re got our chopsticks in hand.


1. You’ll have the chance to try poke by some of the island’s most popular spots.


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Photo: Courtesy of Feast


The best part of Poke Fest? The food (duh!). Participating restaurants this year include Fort Ruger Market, Redfish Poke Bar, Alicia’s Market and more, each with their own unique takes on classic poke dishes. Here’s the full lineup of dishes being served at Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish.



2. Get a free cooler bag!


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Photo: Courtesy of Foodland



Be among the first 500 guests to join us and you’ll receive this free (and utterly adorable) poke cooler bag from Foodland!


3. A fun outdoor atmosphere with live entertainment.

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Photo: Courtesy of Studio 808




We’ve got live music and entertainment to keep the poke party vibes going. Entertainment line up:

4:00-5:00 pm             DJ Inspekt

5:00-5:20 pm             Studio 808

5:30-6:00 pm             Magician Kaulana

6:00-7:00 pm             Mark Yim

7:00-8:00 pm             DJ Inspekt



4. A fun and free keiki zone.

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Photo: Courtesy of Storybook Hawai‘i



Keiki of all ages can enjoy free face painting and balloon animals inside Ka Makana Ali‘i. Within the Poke Fest event area, enjoy games and prizes (while supplies last) courtesy of MINI Hawai‘i, photos with Storybook Entertainment characters and more.


5. Don’t forget about dessert!



Photo: Frolic Hawai‘i team




Grab dessert from Asato Family Shop, Snacks Galore and Sun Chong Company.


FROLIC Hawai‘i’s Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish takes place Saturday, May 28, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ka Makana Ali‘i, 91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707. For more information, go here.