Save the Date: Frolic’s 2023 Poke Fest Presented by Fresh Island Fish

‘Onolicious poke creations from all over the island are coming together at Ka Makana Ali‘i on Saturday, May 20.


The island’s biggest collection of ‘onolicious poke in one place at one time is back! Frolic’s sixth annual Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish is happening on Saturday, May 20 from 4 to 8 p.m.


Think all kinds of poke, desserts and cool drinks. Fun activities plus live entertainment featuring Grammy-nominated producer and singer-songwriter Kimié Miner. Plus, the first 500 people through the gates receive a free reusable bag courtesy of Foodland Hawai‘i. All will take over the massive parking lot at Ka Makana Ali‘i between California Pizza Kitchen and ’Ōlino Theatres.



The best part? Admission is free. No, wait: The best part is that in addition to a lineup of favorite pokes, every poke vendor will feature a new poke creation unique to Poke Fest—and you’ll get to vote for your favorite. Paradise Poke won the title in 2022. Who’ll be crowned the new King of Poke Fest this year?


As always, you’ll be able to bypass lines by buying a Poke Pass. This entitles you to a 4-ounce portion of exclusive new Poke Fest poke from five poke vendors of your choice, and you can avoid the lines by using a fast lane. Poke Passes sell out every year, so don’t snooze on this!


Click here to purchase your Poke Pass

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Participating Poke Restaurants:

  • Dahubstore
  • Feast by Jon Matsubara, Mānoa
  • Fort Ruger Market, Diamond Head
  • HNL Poke Co., McCully*
  • Hula Grill Waikīkī
  • Kahiau Poke, Chinatown*
  • Kapa Hale, Kāhala
  • Local Poke Bowl, Waialua*
  • Monarch Poke, ‘Aiea*
  • Nico’s Pier 38 Fish Market, Iwilei
  • Ono Fresh Poke Co., Waianae*
  • Paradise Poke Hawai‘i, Nu‘uanu and Waikīkī
  • Poke by the Pound, Kalihi
  • Sushi King, Kaka‘ako*

*New to Poke Fest


SEE ALSO: Parade of Poke: All the Exclusive New Poke Coming to May 20 Poke Fest


Desserts, drinks and more:

  • Aloha Donuts
  • Asato Family Shop—locally inspired craft sherbet
  • Da Lemonade Squad—lemonade, floats and other treats
  • Daily Whisk Matcha
  • Island Sausage
  • Pop Culture Artisan Pops—locally sourced paletas
  • Reecie B’s Onolicious Local Food—poke and patele creations
  • Rice Box Cafe—local-style favorites
  • Ruby’s 2.0
  • Sama Sama—Filipino-inspired boba, tea and desserts
  • Tropicold Wai
  • Ulus Lemonade
  • Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi


And … we have merch!

FROLIC’s Exclusive 2023 Tshirt Design Release

PRE-ORDER TODAY for pickup at Frolic’s Poke Fest on May 20 at Ka Makana Ali‘i or we will ship it to you starting on May 22. These three hyper iconic original designs are by the amazingly talented local illustrator Kelsie Dayna. Our limited-edition Poke Fest 2023 design, surfing shave ice and Spam musubi, and saimin and barbecue sticks: Click on each to purchase at the promotional presale price of $30 and we’ll throw in our first ever I SAW IT ON FROLIC sticker!


I Saw It On Frolic

Click here to buy your Frolic shirt


Frolic’s Poke Fest presented by Fresh Island Fish

Saturday, May 20, 2023
4 to 8 p.m.
Ka Makana Ali‘i
91 5431 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HI 96707


Click here to purchase your poke pass


Mahalo to our sponsors!


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