Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: Nov. 21–24, 2018

Eat turkey, give thanks, then get ready for all the things to do (and shop!) this weekend.

Black Friday 2018

Valia Honolulu in Chinatown will host pop-ups by local brands Umbrella Collective, Notted Nest and Lōli‘i swimwear on black friday, Nov. 23.
PHOTO: courtesy of valia honolulu


Black Friday

Friday, Nov. 23

Savings stalkers know that it’s the early birds who get the best shopping deals, especially on Black Friday. To help you navigate the day, we’ve whipped up a handy cheat sheet for O‘ahu shopping centers and boutiques, loaded with all the details you’ll need to score big, including extended hours, parking tips and can’t-miss day-of promotions. Whether you’re heading to Chinatown, Kaka‘ako, Ala Moana Center or Kāhala Mall, use our guide to create your plan of attack for the biggest shopping event of the year.


Anuhea and Friends

Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23

Hawai‘i’s very own singer/songwriter Anuhea is coming to Blue Note Hawaiʻi. Sweet and soulful, the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner has shared her signature pop-meets-reggae style on stage with artists such as SOJA, Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and Kimié Miner, to name a few. Sway to her hits “Higher Than the Clouds” and “Come Over Love,” along with soulful tracks by guest performer Paula Fuga, over dinner and drinks for a romantic evening.

$25–$45, Blue Note Hawai‘i, 2335 Kalākaua Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


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Honolulu Night Market
photo: courtesy of honolulu night market


Honolulu Night Market

Saturday, Nov. 24, 5 to 10 p.m.

The city’s favorite after-dark block party hits Kaka‘ako just in time for Small Business Saturday, giving us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the holidays and support local businesses at the same time. Head to the last Honolulu Night Market of 2018 for an evening filled with art, grinds by Eat The Street vendors and, of course, pop-ups by a variety of Hawai‘i brands (Hawai‘i’s Finest Clothing, Katrina Cordova Designs, Love and Monsters Hawai‘i and Peace of Paradise Creations, to name a few) offering cool finds to gift friends and family this Christmas.

Free admission, 691 Auahi St. For more information, go here.


Waikīkī Holiday Parade

Friday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.

The annual Waikīkī Holiday Parade marches down Kalākaua Avenue every year to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor and honor the American military. Thousands of spectators are expected to gather around the streets to watch as local and Mainland marching bands make their way from Fort DeRussy to Kapiʻolani Park for a colorful holiday spectacle.

Free, Fort DeRussy and Kalākaua Avenue. For more information, go here.



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


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