Hawaii always knows how to celebrate Easter. There are numerous 2013 Hawaii Easter events and activities going on throughout the state. Below you will find a list of some of the more popular Easter events and activities that are taking place in Hawaii during the 2013 Easter season. Happy Easter Hawaii!
2013 Easter Events and Activities
Ko‘olau Pets’ Bunnyland Display
Check out an exhibit of live rabbits, chicks and other “Easter-ish critters” through March 30 at Windward Mall, Sears wing, during mall hours. Visit www.windwardmall.com.
“Easter Eggs and Bunny Tales”
6:30 p.m. today, Kahuku Public & School Library. Keiki ages 3 and older may listen to “bunny tales” and learn various egg-decorating techniques. Limited to 35 children. Registration requested; visit the circulation desk or call 293-8935.
Watanabe Floral’s Free Keiki Coloring/Drawing Contest
Theme is “What Does Easter Mean to You?” Entries must be submitted on an 8.5-by-11-inch sheet of paper and dropped off at the store’s Nimitz location or postmarked by the Thursday deadline. Mail to 1607 Hart St., Honolulu, HI 96817. Each entry wins a coupon for half-off admission to Wet‘n’Wild. Prizes awarded to winners in three age categories with prizes from Wet‘n’Wild, Jungle River Mini Golf, Ice Palace, Rascal’s and Consolidated Theatres. Winners will be announced Saturday, with registration and games at 2 p.m. and egg hunt at 3 p.m. Call 832-9360 or visit www.watanabefloral.com/events.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dave & Buster’s, Ward Entertainment Complex. Features an Easter egg hunt, face-painting, balloon art and pictures with the Easter Bunny (photo packages sold separately). Participants receive a VIP card. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Hawaii Foodbank and receive a free gift. Tickets: $17.99 for ages 3 and older; free for 2 and under. Reservations required. Call 589-5007 or 589-2215, or email Hawaii_rep@daveandbusters.com.
Spring Craft Fair and Food Festival
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Waipahu Community of Christ Church, 94-130 Mokukaua St. The Easter Bunny will be available for picture-taking (bring your own camera) from 9 to 10 a.m. and again from 1 to 2 p.m., with crafts, a bazaar, baked goods and food. Call 678-0635.
“Spring has Sprung” at Mililani Shopping Center
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, 95-221 Kipapa Drive and 95-390 Kuahelani Ave. Activities include a petting zoo, make-and-take crafts, games, face-painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. Professional photos available for a fee. Call 753-7507 or visit www.mililanishoppingcenter.com.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Market City Shopping Center lobby (next to Anytime Café), 2919 Kapiolani Blvd. Features face-painting, body art, balloons, make-and-take crafts, an Easter egg giveaway and photos with the Easter Bunny; receive a free photo taken by a professional photographer. Call 734-0282.
Ukrainian Egg Decorating
10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Foster Botanical Garden. Decorate unique eggs by learning the pysanka method of drawing a botanical design, then waxing and dyeing a blown egg. Cost: $5, plus garden admission of $3 for kamaaina. Reservations required. Call 522-7064.
“Movie Night @ the Library”
Showing of the PG-rated movie “Rise of the Guardians,” 6 p.m. March 27, Kaneohe Public Library. The Dreamworks animated film is about five “immortal guardians” (the Easter Bunny is one of them) who join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imaginations of children all over the world. For ages 5 and older. Call 233-5676.
4 to 7 p.m. March 28, Windward Mall, Center Court. Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation will offer arts and crafts and egg-decorating for keiki while parents pick up information about the city’s summer programs. Call 235-1143.
“Eggstravaganza” Egg-Design Display
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29, Pacific Guardian Center, Makai Tower lobby, 733 Bishop St. Architects Hawaii Ltd. invites the public to view (and vote for their favorite) unique displays, each resembling the neighborhoods surrounding the company’s new office, including Aloha Tower, Honolulu Harbor, Chinatown, downtown Honolulu, Kakaako and Nuuanu, created by staff and designers.
Performance by Pali View Baptist Choir, 7 to 8 p.m. March 29, Windward Mall, Center Court.
Windward Nazarene Church’s Second Annual Spring Fest
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30, Bay View Golf Park, 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Drive. Festivities include games, craft booths, food, entertainment and an egg hunt at 10 a.m. with thousands of prize-filled eggs for keiki (sixth grade and under). The park’s mini-putt and driving range will be open for a fee.
Easter Storytime and Egg Hunt
10 a.m. March 30, Waialua Public Library. “Aunty Pam and Elfi” share Easter-themed stories, followed by an egg hunt in the library. For keiki ages 3 and older. Call 637-8286.
Kapolei Commons’ Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest
10 a.m. to noon March 30, 4450 Kapolei Parkway. The egg hunt on the grassy lawn is for keiki ages 1 to 12 and features more than 4,000 prize-filled eggs. Beginning times are 10:30 a.m. for ages 1 to 3 (with parental assistance), 11 a.m. for 4 to 7, and 11:30 a.m. for 8 to 12. Other activities include face-painting, arts and crafts, free Easter Bunny photos by a professional photographer, and an appearance by Buster the Jester of Price Busters. Visit http://goo.gl/ x5cIK.
Coloring Contest for Oahu Keiki
Ages 3 to 10: Entry deadline is March 30; must be dropped off at Price Busters in Kapolei Commons or mailed to Kapolei Commons, Attn: Coloring Contest, 1288 Ala Moana Blvd., No. 208, Honolulu, HI 96814. Prizes include $100 gift certificates from Kapolei Commons. For rules and entry form, visit www.thekapoleicommons.com.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30, Salt Lake Shopping Center, 848 Ala Lilikoi St. Enjoy free activities such as make-and-take crafts, face-painting with “Lavender Lolly,” an Easter egg hunt, pony rides and photos with the Easter Bunny; bring a camera or have professional photos taken for a fee. The Salvation Army will be collecting toiletries, school supplies and monetary donations. Call 753-7507 or visit www.saltlakeshoppingcenter.com.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30, Town Center of Mililani, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway. Features games, activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera or have a professional photographer take a photo for a $5 donation to the Asian Lion Dance Team. Call 625-0108 or visit www.towncenterofmililani.com.
Wahiawa Easter Festival of Fun
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30, Wahiawa Shopping Center and Wahiawa Town Center, 825 California Ave. (in Longs Drugs’ parking lot). Festivities include free “Keiki Kopter” rides, balloons, make-and-take crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera) and egg hunts (every half-hour) starting at 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 6, 11:15 a.m. for ages 7 to 9; while supplies last. Call 221-2774 or visit www.wahiawashoppingcenter.com.
“See Live Bunny Rabbits @ the Library”
10:30 a.m. March 30, Kapolei Public Library. Join Zachary Johnson of Zac’s Rabbitry as he introduces his pet rabbits and discusses how to care for them. For ages 3 and older. Call 693-7050.
March 30, Waikele Premium Outlets, Center Courtyard. Kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with music, games, balloon-twisting and an airbrush tattoo artist until noon, and photos with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; bring your own camera. Call 676-5656 or visit http://goo.gl/LM8Rv.
Sixth Annual “Decorate an Egg the Xeriscape Way” and Egg Hunt
Register now for the March 30 event, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Halawa Xeriscape Garden. Fun, educational workshop introduces keiki ages 2 to 12 to an environmentally friendly way of decorating eggs using leaves and flowers found in the garden, followed by an egg hunt for hundreds of prize-filled eggs. Cost: $5 per family, free for members. Call 748-5363 or visit www.boardofwatersupply.com.
“Spring is in the Air” Celebration
Noon to 2 p.m. March 30, Kapolei Shopping Center, 590 Farrington Highway. Features face-painting, make-and-take crafts, bunny petting zoo, Butterfly House in which keiki get an up-close look at monarch butterflies and learn about their life cycle, and a visit by “Keoki Cottontail,” who will pose for photos (bring your camera) and share treats. Visit www.inkapolei.com.
“Egg-Citing” Easter Prize Drawings
On March 31 beginning at 10 a.m., shop and dine at Royal Hawaiian Center’s merchants and restaurants, submit same-day receipts totaling $150 or more to Lei ‘Ohu Guest Services (Level 1 of Building B fronting Kalakaua Avenue) and, in return, select a lucky egg from the Easter basket (while supplies last). All eggs contain logo items, with five lucky eggs containing $100 center gift cards. Call 922-2299 or visit
St. Nicholas Episcopal Church’s Easter Sunday Activities
March 31, 909 Haumea St. (Island Pacific Academy), Kapolei. An Easter celebration (after 10 a.m. services) features an egg hunt in which keiki redeem eggs for a goodie bag, followed by family tours of Nazareth Town (home of Jesus) for activities such as beading, carpentry and making olive oil, and a potluck brunch. Call 753-7788 or visit http://goo.gl/6t4eB.
Star of Honolulu’s Easter Lunch Cruise
Noon to 2:30 p.m. March 31; departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace, Pier 8. Enjoy a buffet and coastline views while searching for Easter eggs aboard the ship and humpback whales, with hands-on Hawaiian cultural activities and prize giveaways for kids. Cost: $51.03 for adults; $8.10 for ages 3 to 11 with each paid adult; $30.78 for additional keiki. For reservations, call 983-7827 or visit www.starofhonolulu.com.