Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Jan. 26–27, 2018

Get your fill of fish and poi, adrenaline and early-Valentine’s-Day indulgence.

Phone? Check. Battery pack? Check. Shovel? What? You’ll want all of these on hand for Adventure Hunt’s Amazing Race-style challenge that leads you through the city and ends with a literal buried treasure chest. Fresh out of shovels? Keep your weekend fun with Eat the Street’s first event of 2018, an early V-day event at Prince Waikīkī and volunteer whale-watching opportunities.


Adventure Hunt O‘ahu
photo: courtesy of Adventure Hunt o‘ahu


Adventure Hunt O‘ahu

Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grab your phone, grab your battery pack and get ready for an adrenaline-packed ride. In this epic Amazing Race-style game, you and your teammates use the Adventure Hunt app to move throughout the city, completing fun challenges at each destination to unlock the clue to your next challenge. (Watch this to get a taste of what’s in store.) And X marks the spot: The first team to reach the end gets first dibs on digging up the buried treasure chest full of prizes worth $7,500, plus a free trip to Panama for the whole team complete with luxury villas, scuba diving and more. But even if you don’t win the treasure chest, there’s still some goodies, including another $2,000 worth of prizes for the any team that makes top 10 finishers and free airfare to Panama.

$41–$59, throughout O‘ahu. For more information and to register, go here.


Hawai‘i Remixed: Wela

Saturday, Jan. 27, 7 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate love a little early with Prince Waikīkī’s Valentine’s edition of its artsy Hawai‘i: Remixed event series. Wela, Hawaiian for passion, will be a red-hot evening of indulgence, showcasing Hawai‘i-grown talents in art, food and music on the hotel’s fifth-floor Muliwai Deck. Enjoy bites and cocktails by MW Restaurant, The Pig & The Lady, La Tour Café and more, along with a live mural painting by local artist Cory Taum, beats by DJ DV One, special giveaways and more. Dress to impress in your most sultry red outfit for the chance to win a one-night stay at Prince Waikīkī plus a full-day cabana rental.

$60–$85, free for children ages 3 and younger. Prince Waikīkī, 100 Holomoana St., Mulawai Deck. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


Humpback Whale Volunteer
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Volunteer for the Sanctuary Ocean Count

Saturdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 31, 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Imagine a relaxing Saturday morning gazing at the blue ocean and counting whales as they breach. Well, you don’t have to imagine it—that Saturday can be yours. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is looking for volunteers every last Saturday during peak whale season (January, February and March) to help count and record the behavior of whales from 26 locations on the island. Registration closes one week before each date, which means you’re out of luck this month, but anyone—resident or visitor—can still sign up for the remaining two dates.

Free, 26 locations throughout O‘ahu. For more information and to register, go here.


Eat the Street: Lūʻau

Friday, Jan. 26, 4 to 9 p.m.

Yep, Honolulu’s favorite food truck pow wow is back. Eat the Street returns to Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park with its first event of 2018, featuring a theme all locals can get behind (because, in our heart of hearts, we’re all just big boys who love our fish and poi). Find all kine local grinds from poke to haupia to squid lūʻau at this Friday evening event, plus lots of other dishes and drinks served by local vendors (including those ultra-Instagrammable nitro drinks by ICE HNL).

Free, Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park, 102 Ohe St. For more information, go here.


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