Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: March 11–17, 2020

Complete a triathlon, learn about Hawai‘i’s health care industry, celebrate Polynesian culture and cheer on your favorite groups at a parade.

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Photo: courtesy of North Shore Triathlon


North Shore Triathlon

Saturday, March 14, 6:15 a.m.

If you’re looking to step up your fitness game, the North Shore Triathlon is one of the first races of the year. The event is split into two categories—the youth course (for ages 7 to 14) includes a 200-meter swim, 6-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run. For folks 15 and older, the race is doubled: 400-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride and 3-mile run. Fun fact: Last year’s winner completed the entire course in 50 minutes and 40 seconds. That’s wheel-y awesome! If you haven’t registered yet, you have until Thursday to sign up. Visit the triathlon’s website for route maps.

$45$110, Mokulē‘ia Beach Park, 68-945 Farrington Highway. For more information, go here.


SEE ALSO: 14 Hawai‘i Races to Run, Bike and Swim in 2020


Hawai‘i Business Magazine CHANGE Event Series: Health & Wellness

Thursday, March 12, 4:15–6:30 p.m.

The second of Hawai‘i Business Magazine’s CHANGE series highlights health and wellness and ways to solve persistent problems in the Islands. Five speakers representing various sectors of the health care field, including from the Institute for Human Services, Queen’s Health Systems and HMSA, will tackle ethnic health care disparities, mental illness, the diabetes epidemic and wellness. Future CHANGE events will focus on arts and culture, environment, government and civics, and education. Click here to read Hawai‘i Business’ CHANGE reports.

$50, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. Go here for more information and to buy tickets.


PolyFest O‘ahu

Saturday, March 14, 4–10 p.m.

Celebrate Polynesian culture at the annual PolyFest. The event features live music by Katchafire, Kolohe Kai and Maoli, dancing by Maohi Nui & Friends, food and more. If you’re not in town, don’t worry—festival organizer Hawai‘i’s Finest also hosts PolyFest on the North Shore, Kaua‘i and in Hilo. For more information on those events, go here

$30-$80, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. For more info, click here.


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PHOTO: COURTESY OF Matthew McConnell


Honolulu St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Tuesday, March 17, noon

Watch a stream of green on the streets of Waikīkī during the 53rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. About 800 people from community groups, bands, schools and the military are expected to march in the 90-minute parade, hosted by the Society of the Friends of St. Patrick, down Kalākaua Avenue. The parade begins at Fort DeRussy and ends at the Kapi‘olani Regional Park bandstand.

Free to watch, Kalākaua Avenue from Fort DeRussy to Kapi‘olani Regional Park. Click here for more information.


SEE ALSO: The 15 Best Events on O‘ahu in March 2020


Champions for Children 2020

Thursday, March 12 | 5:30–8:30 p.m.

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30th Annual Tip a Cop Fundraiser

Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday), 5–9 p.m. (Friday through Sunday)

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2020 Women of Distinction Dinner

Friday, March 13 | 5:30–9 p.m.

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Sake and Sushi Dinner

Friday, March 13 | 5:30–10 p.m.

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Taste of Kyoto 2020

Friday, March 13 | 6–10 p.m.

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Taj Mahal featuring Willie K

Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 | 6:30 and 9 p.m.

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Ke Kai O Kahiki Merrie Monarch Fundraiser

Saturday, March 14 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl at Salt

Saturday, March 14 | 3 p.m.

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Seven Steps to Better Photography

Sunday, March 15 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Brunch and Blowouts

Sunday, March 15 | 10 a.m. to noon

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


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