Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: June 8–14, 2022
Watch the King Kamehameha Day Parade, browse for books and stream a local play.
Ward Village Book Sale
June 11 to 19
Join Village Books in celebrating its 73rd anniversary with a book sale in partnership with the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i. There will be ample books to browse and shop for 50 cents each. In addition, a selection of donated art pieces will be for sale, including prints, lithographs and sculptures.
Free, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., (808) 591-8411, wardvillage.com
King Kamehameha Lei Draping
Friday, June 10, 1 to 4 p.m.
To commemorate King Kamehameha, a public lei draping ceremony will take place at Ali‘iolani Hale. The public is welcome to bring their own lei, which can be delivered to the statue between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lei should be labeled for the emcee to make acknowledgements during the draping. Before the formal program begins at 3 p.m., enjoy entertainment from the Royal Hawaiian Band.
Free, 417 S. King St., (808) 586-0333, sfca.hawaii.gov/resources/king-kamehameha-celebration-commission/
King Kamehameha Parade
Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Similar to past years, the parade will begin in front of ‘Iolani Palace on King Street, then proceed down Punchbowl, Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalākaua Avenue, ending at Kapi‘olani Park at 11:30 a.m. At the park, there will be live music, food, vendors and more.
Free, 364 S. King St., (808) 586-0333, sfca.hawaii.gov/resources/king-kamehameha-celebration-commission/
Summer Gift Fair
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pick up gifts for yourself, your family, even your pets during the summer gift fair. Check out the different vendors as you listen to contemporary Hawaiian music. Vendors include Coco Beads, Aloha Crisps and Simply Creative.
Free, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, (808) 689-9091, islandcraftfairs.org/oahu, @islandcraftfairs
Through June 15
Transport yourself to pre-pandemic Hawai‘i with Ho‘oilina, a play written by Ākea Kahikina. The play takes place on the slopes of Lēʻahi, where Ho‘oilina knocks on a kanaka maoli family’s door and gives the people inside news of inheritance from their matriarch. As the will is about to be read, a stranger comes through the door and claims the inheritance. Through these catalysts of strange events, family secrets start to be revealed causing this kanaka family to question everything. This comical story will be told in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language), Pidgin, ʻōlelo māhū (māhū language) and English. Tickets are available to purchase for this streaming event and can be watched 48 hours from the first time you click to watch the play.
$5–$15, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Road, showtix4u.com/event-details/65013, @uhmkennedytheatre