Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: April 11–15, 2019

Indulge your inner foodie, get your funk on and spruce up your space.

2019 ‘Iolani Fair

PHOTO: courtesy of ‘iolani School


‘Iolani Fair

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, noon to 10:30 p.m.

Get ready for some country fun at the ʻIolani Fair. This year’s theme is “Barnyard Bash” so be on the lookout for farm animal-themed games and fun. For all the foodies out there, this fair knows how to dish it up. You can try lobster and shrimp rolls in the gourmet tent, chef demos—with tastings!—bulgogi wraps and all-new on-the-go snacks and a mysterious malassada dessert. Check out our guide to learn what else you need to know about the ‘Iolani Fair.

Free, ‘Iolani School, 563 Kamoku St. For more information, go here.


Grand Lānai Restaurant Week

Now through Sunday, April 14

With five days to go, there’s still plenty of time to check out International Market Place’s annual week of dining before it ends on Sunday. Nine restaurants—ranging from the award-winning Herringbone to local favorite Goma Tei—join in on this year’s foodie festivities with new dishes and prix fixe menus offered at special prices. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the choices, we’ve shared the top three dishes you should order during the Grand Lānai Restaurant Week.

International Market Place, 2330 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and list of participating restaurants, go here.


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Photo: courtesy of blue note hawai‘i


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Thursday, April 11, through Sunday, April 14

First came his memoir, then a set of albums. Now this tour caps off the end of funkmaster George Clinton’s days on the road. Hawai‘i is one of the 77-year-old’s three stops before his official farewell in May, just a few months after he received the lifetime achievement award at the Grammys. He’ll play four shows here, then he’s gone.

$110–$175, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.




Aloha Home Market

Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Does your space have a case of the winter blues? Marie Kondo that clutter and add some #newnew into your life with Aloha Home Market’s Spring event. The quarterly Kailua pop-up market hosts a curated lineup of local vendors selling furniture, art, fashion, accessories, food and much more, all made with love in Hawai‘i. If you’re looking to add another kind of new into your life, Paws of Hawai‘i will also be popping up with adorable puppies and dogs looking for their forever home.

Free, 340 Uluniu St., Kailua. For more information, go here.


SEE ALSO: 19 Chic and Easy Ways to Marie Kondo Your Life


Oceans: The Human Impact

Thursday, April 11  |  5:30 to 8 p.m.

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Empty Bowl Hawaiʻi 2019

Friday, April 12  |  6 to 8:30 p.m.

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SEE ALSO: Here’s How You Can Snag a One-of-a-Kind Bowl at Empty Bowl Hawai‘i


22nd Annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival Spring Showcase

Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 14

Read our story here


The Hapalua – Hawai‘i’s Half Marathon

Sunday, April 14  |  6 to 10 a.m.

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Brunch and Shop at The Laylow

Sunday, April 14  |  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Tea Time with Felines

Sunday, April 14  |  1 to 4 p.m.

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Demo Dinner Series with Local I‘a: Sushi-Making Class

Monday, April 15  |  6:30 to 8 p.m.

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


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