Festivals & Fairs / Bring yourself, a sweetheart or the whole family, but–most importantly–bring your appetite. It’s time for that other private-school festival everybody loves: Kamehameha Schools’s 83rd Annual Hoolaulea.
Spread that blanket at the top of the always-beautiful Kapalama campus and radiate outward to the malasada stand or the Country Store, where you can buy all kinds of foods and crafts from every island.
This year’s theme–“Pupukahi i Holomua”–means “unite to move forward.” It speaks to how unity and similar purpose are cornerstones of Hawaiian life.
Free parking and shuttle serivces are available at Damien High School, Honolulu Community College and the Kamehameha bus terminal on School Street. The new on-campus parking structure is open, too.
Games, rides, inflatable castles and crafts are available for the kids, and don’t forget about the silent auction. But with live performances by KS’s student choir, Taimane, Napua Greig, a special performance of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Ha–Breath of Life and others, you might never get up from that blanket.