Easter in Hawaii, Part 2

This is the second part of our Easter in Hawaii articles feature events that will be taking place in the first week of April.

Easter in Hawaii

Easter Storytime and Egg Hunt

April 4th at 10:30 am, at Kailua Public Library. Simple make-and-take craft session. For ages 3 and older.

Easter Water Show

April 6th at 5:30 pm, at Princess Kaiulani Hotel. Mermaids Hawaii will present colorful and sparkly synchronized swim routines that may feature “swimming jelly beans, flowers, bunnies and duckies.” Free.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 7 from 8-10:30 am, at Dave & Busters in Ward Entertainment Center. There will be face painting, balloon art, an egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny (packages sold separately). Each guest receives a VIP card. Bring canned good or nonperishable food item for Hawaii Food bank and receive a free gift. Cost (includes tax and tip): $17.99 for adults, $11.99 for ages 3 to 10.

Kapolei Commons Easter Event

April 7, at Kapolei Commons from 10 am-noon. The egg hunt begins 10:30 am on lawn with more than 2,000 prize-filled eggs for keiki ages 1 to 12 (three age groups), plus free photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon animals, coloring contest and appearance by Jelly Belly Man.

“Hop, Hop, Hop Through the ‘Salt Lake Forest’”

April 7 from 10 am-1 pm, Salt Lake Shopping Center. Picture-taking with the Easter Bunny and Honey Bear, keiki crafts, bouncer and pony rides. Bring two canned goods for the Hawaii Foodbank or make $1 donation to participate in other keiki activities.

Easter Festival of Fun

April 7 from 10:30 am-1 pm, at the Wahiawa Shopping Center and Wahiawa Town Center. Free Easter egg hunts for ages 3 to 10 (divided into separate age groups) every 15 minutes beginning 11 am, while supplies last. Also, keiki will enjoy free train rides, photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera) and $1 make-and-take flying-disc spin art.

Easter Fun at Ward Warehouse

April 7. Several aspects of this event will take place at different times. Here is what is included: • 11 am-2 pm, Diamond Head end. Keiki activities include sun craft, temporary tattoos, balloons, Easter basket craft with $1 donation to Read-to-Me International, and free photo with Aunty Ka Lei, mascot for Ka Lei Eggs (bring your camera). • From 2-3 pm, keiki may hop along the Easter Bunny Treat Trail with their baskets and collect treats from participating merchants at Ward Center, Ward Warehouse and Ward Entertainment Center; look for carrots hanging over doorways. • Easter egg contest: Registration at 11 am, judging 11:30 am, awards 12:30 pm Bring a decorated egg and egg stand (up to 8 square inches in size) to the event. Prizes awarded to top three winners for the cutest (ages 4 to and most unique (ages 9 and older) eggs. First 50 entrants receive a certificate for a dozen Ka Lei eggs.

Oahu Open Saturday-before-Easter Potluck Breakfast

April 7 from 12:45-2 pm, Honolulu Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Open to the public.

Oceanarium Restaurant’s Easter Weekend Buffet

April 7 from 4-10 pm,  April 8 from 9 am-3 pm and 4-10 pm, at Pacific Beach Hotel, 2490 Kalakaua Ave., with special appearance by the Easter Bunny on April 8. Keiki treated to lucky Easter eggs for a chance to win a basket. Cost: $44.95 for adults, $19.95 for ages 5 to 11.

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church’s Easter Event

April 8, Island Pacific Academy, 909 Haumea St., Kapolei. Egg hunt for keiki will follow 10 am service, along with unique “Hometown Nazareth” event in which parents can take their children on a tour of a small version of the town in which Jesus grew up and experience activities such as olive-oil making, beading, carpentry and more.

Star of Honolulu’s Easter Lunch Cruise

April 8 from Noon-2:30 pm ; departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Enjoy hands-on Hawaiian cultural activities and scenic coastline views while searching for humpback whales, along with an Easter egg hunt and prize giveaways for children. Cost: $63 for adults, $10 for ages 3 to 11 ($51.03/$8.10 for kamaaina and military).

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 8 from 1-3 pm, Waikele Premium Outlets. Enjoy music by Dynamic Sounds and hop to Center Courtyard for pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring a camera). We hope that with all of the exciting events going on during Easter in Hawaii this year that you and your family will find something fun to do. Whether it be a simple Easter egg hunt or learning to make some Easter crafts.

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