7 Absolutely Free Honolulu Events to Check Out in February 2017

No need to break the bank—have a little fun for free this month.
Ukulele Picnic
Photo: Ukulele Picnic 


1. Artist at Sea First Friday Exhibit 

February 3

Enjoy a showcase of painting, photography, music and film inspired by science from Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor.

6 to 9 p.m., Arts at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuʻuanu Ave., schmidtocean.org


2. Punahou Carnival 

​February 3 & 4

Take it back to the ’50s at Punahou School’s annual carnival. Admission is free—which means entertainment is, too—but you might want to bring some cash along for malassadas, Ferris wheel rides, white elephant and more. 

11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St., facebook.com/punahoucarnival2017


3. Courtyard Cinema 

​February 9

Ward Village’s monthly Courtyard Cinema showcases a selection of Hawaiʻi International Film Festival-curated films. February’s pick is Southside With You, a dramatization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.

6 to 9 p.m., Ward Village Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-cinema


4. Sixth Annual International ‘Ukulele Contest 

February 11

Discover the ʻukulele talents of the future! Amateur ʻukulele players of all ages from across the world will compete at Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove Stage.

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/contest


5. ʻUkulele Picnic in Hawai‘i 

February 12

Keep the ʻukulele love going with two stages of live entertainment, each featuring well-known local and international ʻukulele performers. Other booths will feature Hawaiian crafts, food, activities for the keiki and a luxury ʻukulele raffle. ​

9 a.m. to sundown, Kakaʻako Makai Gateway Park, 461 Cooke St., ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org


6. Pa‘akai Marketplace 

February 17

Embrace local artists, crafters and cultural practitioners in the community at this monthly series hosted by PAʻI Foundation, a Hawaiian arts and culture preservation organization.

5 to 9 p.m., SALT at Our Kakaʻako, 660 Ala Moana Blvd., saltkakaako.com


7. Outdoor Gear Exchange 

February 19

Recycle, reuse and resell! Gather your outdoor gear to buy, swap or donate. Attendees can also sell their goods and donate the proceeds to nonprofit program The Arch Project.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kakaʻako Agora Warehouse, 441 Cooke St., thearchprojecthawaii.com