Island Events & Oahu Family Fun Calendar: May 2024

hawaii residents celebrating lei day

Lei Day Celebration

Wednesday, May 1

Known all over the world as the symbol of aloha, the 96th Annual Lei Day celebrates the lei and artistry of Hawaii’s lei makers. The theme this year is Komo mai kāu māpuna hoe, or “dip your paddle in”. Held at Queen Kapiolani Park and Bandstand, the annual celebration includes entertainment by the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association, crafts, lei vendors, food vendors, plus a lei-making contest that features participants of all ages.

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artwork for Family Hui's Tea on the Vine

Family Hui’s Tea On The Vine

Sunday, May 5

Come help us celebrate 10 years of Family Hui Hawaii at this very special event at Oahu Country Club. Join for an afternoon tea, participate in the silent auction or wine wall, and support Family Hui Hawaii!

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Bishop Museum’s J. Watumull Planetarium show

Navigating by the Stars at Bishop Museum

Wednesday, May 15

Join Bishop Museum Planetarium educators, Hokulea navigator, and Honolulu Community College Ho’okele Instructor Kaiulani Murphy for Navigating by the Stars! Taking place at the J. Watumull Planetarium in May, August, and November of this year, each talk includes an introduction to the night sky and celestial navigation and features the Hawaiian star line most prominent that month.

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POP Fishing & Marine Expo

Pop Fishing & Marine Expo

Saturday, May 18

The 41st Annual POP (“Pacific Ocean Producers”) Fishing & Marine Expo features their biggest sale of the year, guest vendors from the most popular brand names in the fishing industry, ‘ono food, educational resources, live demonstrations, giveaways and family fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Teaming up with the U.S. Coast Guard and DLNR, the goal of the POP Fishing & Marine Expo is to bring awareness to boating and marine safety in Hawaii as they kick off National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24). Join us at Pier 38 for a day of family fun and marine education!

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youth riding horses at Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii

Therapeutic Horsemanship Horse Show & Country Fair

Saturday, May 18

Join Therapeutic Horsemanship in the country for a day of family fun and watch their riders show off their skills! Enjoy pony rides, keiki games, food, vendors and more at their Waimanalo Polo Field Arena. Thanks to generous sponsors, this fundraising event is free to attend.

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artwork for St. Elizabeth School's 60th anniversary

Celebrating 60 Years at St. Elizabeth School

Saturday, May 25

St. Elizabeth School is celebrating 60 years of providing a quality Catholic education to children this year with fellow ship, food, games, silent auction and more.

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