What’s On In February On Oahu

February on Oahu brings with it pleasant 80 degree days full of warmth sunshine and calm nights perfect for nighttime strolls on the beach or pupus on the lanai with family and friends.

Since our micro-school, Acton Digital Academy, is in full swing and enrolling students ages 7-13, my kids are in school during the weekday. After school lets out they head off across the island to their various extracurricular activities—volunteering with Malama Na Honu to protect Hawaii’s green sea turtles (you’ll often hear them referred to as honu on Oahu; it means turtle in Hawaiian) is one of our favorite weekly activities.

Or we check out one of the many family-friendly events happening on Oahu during the month! Boredom is not a part of our vocabulary. 🙂

It can get overwhelming knowing how to spend your free time while on the island, which is why we’ve decided to start a monthly series rounding up the best family-friendly events each month of the year.

From a family-friendly run to family movie day during the Honolulu African American Film Festival, here’s everything you need to check out this February on Oahu.

Here’s What to Expect This February on Oahu

Billabong Pro Pipeline 2023

February 1 – 10, 2023

Head out to the famed Banzai pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore to catch some incredible surfing on some of the world’s deadliest waves at Billabong’s Pro Pipeline competition which runs from January 29 until February 10, 2023.

For more information, visit World Surf League: https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2023/ct/66/billabong-pro-pipeline/main

Kōkua Clothing Swap

February 4, 2023
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sustainability is in—swap, don’t shop! Organized by the Kōkua Hawaii Foundation, this clothing lets you swap out your gently used, washed clothes and gives you a chance to find your new fav piece of clothing. In order to participate, drop off your pre-loved clothes at Kōkua General Store (located at 66-249 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712) before February 4, 2023, to receive a ticket to participate.

For more information, including drop-off store timings, visit: https://www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org/blog/detail/kkua_clothing_swap_what_you_need_to_know

Aloha Home Market, Ala Moana

February 5, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Love is in the air this February at Aloha Home Market! Shop made-in-Hawaii products and support local small businesses on Oahu this February 5 at this pet-friendly and kid-friendly market. In addition to shopping, visitors can expect live entertainment from local artists, food vendors, activities for the kids, and more! ​Located at Ala Moana Center in the Mall Level 2 Parking Lot (Diamond Head Wing) Between Macy’s & Ala Moana Hotel

For more info, visit: https://alohahomemarket.com/

After Hours at the Bishop Museum

February 10, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

In addition to exploring the Bishop Museum’s current exhibitions, Science Adventure Center, and historic Hawaiian Hall after hours, visitors can also enjoy live music by Kalani Isaac & Friends on the gallery lawn and sip on food and drinks from local vendors.

From 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, there are several kid-friendly activities with Ulu Aʻe Learning Center, such as ʻohe kāpala (create a greeting card using stamps), kōnane (outplay your opponent in a two-player strategy board game) and kiʻi pōhaku (collect the most matching petroglyphs). For ages 5-10. A parent/guardian must be present.

For more information and special after-hours activities, visit the Bishop Museum website: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/calendar/bishop-museums-after-hours-february/

Free Family Day at the Opera

February 11, 2023
11:00 AM

Head to the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu for a 45-minute free, family-friendly comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance! It’s packed with sentimental pirates, enthralling adventures, and improbably paradoxes!

For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-day-the-pirates-of-penzance-tickets-526847313497

Aloha Home Market, Kailua

February 11, 2023
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Love is in the air this February at Aloha Home Market! Shop made-in-Hawaii products and support local small businesses on Oahu this February 5 at this pet-friendly and kid-friendly market. In addition to shopping, visitors can expect live entertainment from local artists, food vendors, activities for the kids, and more! Located in Kailua at 340 Uluniu Street.

For more info, visit: https://alohahomemarket.com/

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

February 18, 2023
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Indulge in some of your favorite Hawaiian songs this February 18 at the Ka Makana Ali’i in Kapolei. Presented by Makana Ali’i and the Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences (HIMELE) in association with the Ke Kula Mele Hawai’i School of Hawaiian Music, this free music festival features performances by some of Oahu’s best steel guitar players, such as Alan Akaka and Bobby Ingano, as well as a rising generation of keiki steel guitar players and musicians from Ke Kula Mele Hawai’i School of Hawaiian Music.

For more information, visit: https://hawaiiansteelguitarfestival.com/kma/hfkmindex.html

Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii

February 18, 2023
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The first post-pandemic event, Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, brings together ukulele lovers from around the world. This year’s location will be at Centerstage at Ala Moana Center, featuring renowned musicians such as the 1933 Ukulele Allstars from Japan, Mark Yamanaka, and Kalei Gamiao & Corey Fujimoto.

For more information, visit: https://www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/en/

2023 Hawaii Pacific Health Keiki Great Aloha Run

February 18, 2023
7:30 AM

In Partnership with Hawaii Pacific Health and the Carole Kai Charities, Inc, the Great Aloha Run has been promoting a healthier Hawaii for 39 years. This 1.5-mile run is a fun weekend, family-friendly activity specifically designed for kids ages 4 up to 12 and their adult family members (ages 13 and up). Begin the Saturday with pre-race warm-ups and end with post-run activities like an obstacle course. $15 of every registration fee ($25 for each participant) is donated to a school of your choice to support its nutrition education and P.E. programs.

For more info, including registration information, visit: https://greataloharun.com/keiki-great-aloha-run/

Family Sundays at The Honolulu Museum of Art: Akeelah and the Bee

February 19, 2023
2:00 PM

Part of the 2023 Honolulu African American Film Festival, this family-friendly movie is free on Family Sundays at the museum! Get your popcorn ready for a classic 2006 film about Akeelah Anderson’s incredible talent for words and the journey she takes from south Los Angeles to the National Spelling Bee. The film stars Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne.

For more information, visit: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/1672864307/


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