Your Guide to the Perfect Easter Weekend in Honolulu: April 18–21, 2019

Brunch buffets, local-kine jams and an epic plant sale.

2019 Easter Brunch in Honolulu

PHOTO: courtesy of turtle bay resort


Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 21

In our keiki days, Easter meant bunny-shaped chocolates and running around the yard, filling up our basket with as many colorful plastic eggs as possible. We may have outgrown egg hunts, but we’re never be too old for a great Easter brunch buffet. Check out our top nine options from Kahuku to Kaimukī where you can celebrate eggs with bacon, French toast and tasty times with your family. Looking for even more things to do? Visit our online calendar for more places to eat and celebrate this Easter.


Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila

Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m.

Celebrate the legacy of Gabby and Cyril Pahinui with music at the 12th annual kanikapila. Food and educational booths will be at the park, but the best part of this free event—which also honors the birthdays of father Gabby (April 22) and son Cyril (April 21)—is the casual camaraderie of the musicians who join in the old-school jam sessions. Next year, the kanikapila will be renamed after Cyril, who passed away last year. ​

Free, Waimānalo Beach Park, 41-741 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, Waimānalo. For more information, go here.


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Island 98.5 Bash Music Festival
Photo: courtesy of j-boog


Island 98.5 Bash Music Festival

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20

Jam out to the best of Island music at Bash 2019 on the lawn of Bishop Museum with some well-known Hawai‘i-based artists. Sway along to Sons of Zion and Rebel Souljahz on Friday and listen to J-Boog, Maoli and Tarrus Riley on Saturday. With street grindz, a 21-and-older field for those who want to drink, and a family area, there will be fun for the whole ‘ohana.

$79 for a two-day pass, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Bloom: 2019 Garden Festival

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20

Spring is in full bloom at Ward Centre. This Friday and Saturday, the shopping hub celebrates this season with a fun, family-friendly event both adults and kids will enjoy. Keiki activities offered throughout the days include card and lei making, rock painting and an Easter treat hunt; adults can exercise their green thumbs with succulent, lei making and haku wristlet workshops. Plus, have your wallet handy: Eight participating stores will be selling Bloom bags—Fukubukuro-style grab bags filled with surprise discounted merch—at 50 percent off retail value.

Free, Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information, go here.


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“A Taste of Kakaʻako” Welcomes Business Professionals to Networking Event

Thursday, April 18  |  4:30 to 8 p.m.

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Raising the Bar Featuring Kō Hana Rum

Friday, April 19  |  8 to 10:30 p.m.

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4th Annual Blue Fish Robotics Rodeo

Saturday, April 20  |  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Taylor Dayne Presented by 94.7 KUMU

Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20  |  6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


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