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Valentine's Day Events in Hawaii

Information about Valentine's Day events in Hawaii. If you know about 2009 Valentine event not included on this page please send a note to the email address on our contacts page.

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Oahu Valentine's Day Events

Waterfront Valentine's Day Ukulele Festival
Japan Hawaii Ukulele Picnic The first Japan-Hawaii Ukulele Festival will take place at Honolulu's Kakaako Waterfront Park on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. until about 6:30 p.m. The event is free and it will feature live music performed by top entertainers from Hawaii and Japan. The food sales will be a benefit for the Ukulele Foundation of Hawaii and the Konishiki Kids foundation, so no outside food, drink, or coolers will be allowed. Bring beach chairs or a blanket. ENTERTAINERS FROM JAPAN: Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Iwao, Masaru Shimabukuro, Kimiko Wakiyama, and Dai Kirai. ENTERTAINERS FROM HAWAII: Ohta-san (Herb Ohta, Sr), Roy Sakuma, Robi Kahakalau, Jeff Rasmussen, Kapena, Bruce Spencer, Manoa DNA, Vaihi, Taimane Gardner, Jody Kasimato, and Chris Slavador. LOCATION: Kakaako Waterfront Park is a shoreline, linear park located between Downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center. It's a beautiful park but most Hawaii visitors don't even know its there.

Love Gone Wild at the Honolulu Zoo
The Honolulu Zoo is having a "Love Gone Wild" evening cocktail party with live entertainment on Valentine's Day on the zoo grounds. If you buy tickets in advance the event is $50 per person and the price includes wine, a martini tasting bar, appetizers, live jazz entertainment by Owana Salazar and friends, and "amorous animal" zoo tours. Dress is casual safari attire. This is a special event that is likely to sell out fast, so order tickets right away if you're planning to attend. Call 808-926-3191 for tickets or more information.

Valentine Dinner Show at Chai's Island Bistro
Jazz and R&B singer Ginai will perform live at a Chai's Island Bistro dinner show on Valentine's Day, February 14 2009 and Willie K will perform at Chai's the night before Valentine's Day. A special romantic dinner will be available both nights with one seating at 6:00 p.m. and before, and another seating at 8:30 and after. The menu will feature many of the appetizers Chai's is most famous for, a choices of entree, and two of Chef Chai's fabulous desserts. Chai's Island Bistro is located in Honolulu's Aloha Tower Marketplace. An aside... Chef Chai Chaowasaree recently published his first cookbook entitled "The Island Bistro Cookbook".

Kenny Rankin Honolulu Valentine's Day Concert
Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kenny Rankin will perform a Valentine's Day concert in Downtown Honolulu's historic Hawaii Theatre on February 14, 2009. He will perform favorite hits such as "Heres That Rainy Day," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Haven't We Met," "You Are So Beautiful," "Penny Lane," "When Sunny Gets Blue," "Groovin," "On And On," and "With A Little Help From My Friends."

Cupid's Quest by Ravenchase
This combination adventure race and scavenger hunt in downtown Honolulu includes appetizers and two drinks at the end of a competition during which teams of friends or family members roam around downtown Honolulu following clues, solving puzzles, and tackling challenges. Cost is $60 per player with a $10 discount for Hawaii residents.

Boyz II Men at Blaisdell
The multiple Grammy winning "Boyz II Men" R&B group will perform live in concert at Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu. Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Box Office or through Ticketmaster, and ticket prices range from $45 to $125

"Souvenir" at the Diamond Head Theatre
On Valentine's Day, February 14, 2009, the Diamond Head Theatre will feature the play "Souvenir" directed by John Rampage and starring Laurence Paxton and Stefanie Smart. For tickets or more information call the Diamond Head Theatre Box Office at 808-733-0274

Damn I'm Sexy Valentine's Day Party
This Valentine's Day evening event at ThirtyNineHotel Club in Downtown Honolulu is a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood.

Hawaii Art Museum 2nd Saturday
The February 2009 "Second Saturday at the Hawaii State Art Museum" event will take place on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2009. It is a free family oriented event featuring hands-on learning activities, quick tours of the museum, and world music ensembles from the University of Hawaii's Ethnomusicology Program. For more information call 808-586-0900.

Maui Valentine's Day Events

Aloha Ballroom Valentine Dance (February 11, 2009)
Maui's Aloha Ballroom Dance Academy is presenting a Valentine's Dance and Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kihei Community Center in South Maui. The event is free to academy students but outside Hawaii visitors and residents and welcome and invited to attend for a $10 fee. Attendees re asked to bring a potluck dinner item that does not include garlic or onions). The dance will feature the live music, big band sounds of Louise and Ortiz. For more information call 808-879-0055

Makana at the Maui Arts Center
Hawaii guitarist Makana plays what I would call a fusion of Hawaiian slack key guitar, contemporary music, rock music, and world music. He has opened for world class performers such as Sting and Santana, and his performances never fail to dazzle and entertain. Makana will be performing in the McCoy Studio Theater of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine's day. If you can't get tickets for that one, a second show has been added the day after Valentine's Day.

"Inspired by Love" Concert
Husband and wife light opera performers Debra Lynn and Jerry Eiting will perform a Valentine's Day Concert in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on February 14, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Eric Gilliom will open the evening and several other musicians and singers will also perform. The concert will feature Broadway hits and both classic and contemporary love songs. There will be a Valentine's Day dinner available for purchase in the theater's courtyard from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Big Island Valentine's Day Events

Dine and Dance Affair
You can have a fun Valentine's Day evening and raise money for a good cause at the same time by attending the Soroptimist International of Kona's annual "Break the Cycle" fundraiser to provide emergency funds for West Hawaii victims of domestic violence. Tickets are $75 per person and they must be purchased in advance by February 11, 2009. The event will feature an elegant dinner, a silent auction and entertainment by 3 piece band Pacific Fusion. For more information or tickets call Linda Meyer at 808-930-7614.

Hilo Heart Walk
The 12th Annual Hawaii Heart Walk is an annual fundraising event featuring a 2.2 and a 4.4 mile non-competitive walk route in Hilo on the east coast of Hawaii Island. The Heart Walk is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, and another goal of the event is to increase public awareness exercising and eating right for a heart healthy lifestyle. There is no entry fee for this event and walkers who raise at least $65 for the cause get a Heart Walk t-shirt.

Hilo Chinese New Year Festival
The 2009 Hilo Chinese New Year Festival will begin at 9:00 am on February 14, 2009 with lion dancers offering traditional blessings in Downtown Hilo. The lions will parade to Kalakaua Park where thousands of firecrackers will be set off at 10:00 am, followed by a festival until 3:00 pm featuring live entertainment and booths with Asian arts and crafts, food, exhibits, and cooking and cultural demonstrations. For more information call 808-933-9772.

See also:
- More About Valentine's Day in Hawaii
- Other Holidays in Hawaii

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