Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Feb. 2–4, 2018

Fresh malassadas, Super Bowl Sunday and more.

Whether you need some family time, football action or retail therapy, this weekend has something for everyone. P.S. Don’t forget your umbrella!

  Punahou Carnival

photo: Kelli Bullock


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​Punahou Carnival

Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Head to Punahou School this year for “A Worldwide Ride,” an international treat filled with all the things we love about Punahou Carnival (fresh malassadas, E.K. Fernandez entertainment and secondhand White Elephant treasures), plus some of the things we don’t (rain). Need tips on parking, what to eat and where to find the shortest scrip lines? Use our guide to the Punahou Carnival and get the insider’s scoop on all the best things to eat, see and buy.

Free admission, Punahou School, 1601 Punahou St. For more information, go here.


Super Bowl Sunday at Pitch Sports Bar

Sunday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m.

You and your friends all love Super Bowl Sunday. What you don’t love, however, is the messy aftermath of a Super Bowl Sunday party. If you’re still unearthing last year’s rogue Tostitos crumbs from the couch, consider moving your bash to Pitch Sports Bar at Salt at Our Kaka‘ako. The bar teams up with Bud Light and ESPN 1420 for a Super Bowl Sunday starting at 11 a.m. with pregame entertainment, games, giveaways and more, held in Salt’s barn area. We suggest you come early, as open seating is first-come, first-served, though there will be ample standing room. Those who want guaranteed spots can reserve a premium table for $100, which seats six and comes with a pūpū platter.

Free admission. Salt at Our Kaka‘ako barn area, 691 Auahi St. For more information, go here.

  Kira Hawaii in Kakaako

photo: courtesy of kira hawai‘i


Grand Opening: Kira Hawai‘i in Kaka‘ako

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 to 6 p.m.

As big advocates of shopping local, we couldn’t be more thrilled to hear that Mililani-based local jewelry brand and clothing boutique Kira Hawai‘i is opening a second location, right in our ’hood. Celebrate the grand opening of its newest storefront, located in Kaka‘ako, this Saturday afternoon with complimentary cupcakes and mimosas, vendor pop-ups and lots of giveaways, including Kira’s grand prize giveaway, which you’re automatically entered into with every $100 purchase you make. Shoppers at either Kira Hawai‘i location can enjoy 20 percent off purchases made that day.

Free, 400 Keawe St., Suite 106. For more information, go here.


Wayfinders Weekend at Bishop Museum

Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Before there was GPS, Google Maps or even compasses, voyagers navigated the shining sea the old school way, using the wind, waves and stars as their guide. Bishop Museum shares the art and science behind wayfinding this weekend through hands-on learning stations, a virtual reality experience aboard the Hōkūle‘a and its new exhibit, Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging, which chronicles the centuries-old practice of navigation by Hawaiian and Oceanic voyagers. Visitors can also talk story with members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and hear firsthand experiences of traditional navigation.

$0–$24.95, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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