Staff Picks: Things To Do in Honolulu Through March

Learn about various cultures, cheer on the Rainbow Warriors and enjoy onstage performances by some of Hawai‘i’s top artists.




Our team has rounded up some of the best things to do in Honolulu and across O‘ahu this March. Look for our weekly Perfect Weekend articles to stay up to date with the latest activities and events happening around O‘ahu.


HONOLULU Magazine’s BrunchFest presented by American Savings Bank

Sunday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Indulge in a morning of delicious sweet and savory bites, bottomless bloody marys and mimosas, lawn games, entertainment and more. The Outrigger Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort vibe is the perfect atmosphere for a Sunday Funday.


Prices starting at $75. Outrigger Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort, 2169 Kālia Rd,



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Friday, March 3 at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 5 at 2, 2:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m.

Though specifically designed for keiki in grades three to five, the young at heart will delight in this interactive play too. It addresses climate change and includes themes of teamwork, collaboration, resilience and determination. The immersive Theatre for Young Audiences experience is directed by alumnus and former Honolulu Theatre for Youth artistic associate Alvin Chan.


Prices from $8 to $20, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road,



La Cage aux Folles

Saturday, March 4 to Sunday, April 9; 3, 4 and 7 p.m.

Watch this heartwarming musical comedy about family, commitment and show business showcased in the new theater. The story of a gay couple trying to win over their straight son’s fiancée and family inspired the popular movie The Birdcage.


Prices start at $27, Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapu‘u Ave.,



Honolulu Festival


Honolulu Festival

Friday, March 10 to Sunday, March 12

Learn about and celebrate the cultures of the Pacific Rim. For its 27th year, the festival’s theme is Connect with Aloha, Forward to the New Future. Expect craft fairs, bon dances, live performances, a Japanese film festival and more. The three-day festival, which promotes mutual understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Rim region, culminates with a parade down Kalākaua Avenue.


Family-friendly, prices vary; Hawai‘i Convention Center, Ala Moana Center and Waikīkī Beach Walk,



UH vs. UConn

Friday, March 10 through Monday, March 13, 6:35 and 1:05 p.m.

Support the Rainbow Warriors baseball team as it competes against highly competitive nonconference teams, including UConn, a 2022 Super Regional team.


Ticket prices starting at $5, Les Murakami Stadium, 1337 Lower Campus Rd.,



St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Friday, March 17, begins at noon

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and watch as nearly 800 people march in the 56th annual parade. The fun starts in front of Fort DeRussy and makes its way through Waikīkī, ending at the bandstand at Kapi‘olani Park. Expect marching bands, school groups, community organizations and more.


Free, along Kalākaua Avenue in Waikīkī from Fort DeRussy to Kapi‘olani Park,



Aloha Home Market

Sunday, March 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Support local small businesses at one of Hawai‘i’s premier pop-up markets. Expect an array of unique treasures and finds—everything from fine furniture and jewelry to clothing, accessories, keiki and pet items and specialty food vendors.


Family-friendly, free, Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd.,