Spring is upon us here in the islands and along with the changing weather (yes we have seasons in Hawaii) also comes a new selection of craft fairs in Hawaii. There are always some sort of seasonal craft fairs around the Hawaiian Island chain.
Visit any of these craft fairs throughout the springtime, especially with Easter coming up. You will be able to find that something special for yourself or for someone else. With Mother’s Day on the way as well these spring craft fairs are the perfect place to find something great! Here are some going on.
Spring Craft Fairs in Hawaii
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa’s Prince Kuhio Day Craft Fair:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. today in Great Hall of Pualeilani Atrium Shops, 2424 Kalakaua Ave. Sale and display of floral pieces, jewelry, wood items, pictures, tapa crafts, ornaments, art clay, Japanese washi boxes and more, with halau performances from 3-5 p.m. Visit www.waikiki.hyatt.com.
Craft Fair and Keiki Swap Meet
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kahaluu Elementary School, 47-280 Waihee Road, Kaneohe. Call 352-6019 or visit http://goo.gl/BSglE.
Kapolei High Spring Craft Fair
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday on school grounds. Also, participate in “Shake That Fitness” dance class 8-10 a.m. in cafeteria for $10. Call 478-8582.
Cane Haul Road & Friends’ “Spring Seconds Sale”
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Kuhio Elementary School cafeteria, 2759 S. King St. Craft items, T-shirts, dish towels, ceramics, jewelry, dresses and more, with “slightly flawed, misprinted and seconds” at reduced prices. Call 947-8466.
Created by artist Bill Hanson in all shapes and sizes, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, The Clothes Chick, 745 Keeaumoku St. (Like Like Drive Inn complex). Call 255-6095 or 352-1864.
2nd annual Hawaii Kai Spring Celebration
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St. Creations of Hawaii presents handcrafters, re-sale specialty gifts, food and more. Call 239-7955.
“Colors of Easter”
10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7, Pearlridge Center, Uptown. Creations of Hawaii presents unique Hawaii-made items. Call 735-4510, ext. 2.
Spring Plant Show & Sale
10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7, Ward Warehouse, ewa end. Prize-winning anthuriums, colorful ti leaves, orchids, gardenias, haku lei, floral arrangements and more, with free horticulture workshops on the amphitheater stage at 10 a.m. both days. Presented by Hawaiian Anthurium Society.
2nd annual Honolulu Gift Fair Spring Edition
5-9 p.m. April 6; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. April 7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8, Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Admission: $1 (children free). Call 942-3110 or visit www.HonoluluGiftFair.com.
Manana PTO’s 5th Annual Craft Fair: “Celebrate Spring”
9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21, Manana Elementary School, Pearl City. More than 80 vendors, food and games for keiki, including some “Angry Birds” fun. Call 454-5305.
Hawaii Potters’ Guild Mother’s Day Artist Sale
5-7:30 p.m. April 27, 2480 Bingham St. (HPG parking lot). Original pottery from artists and instructors and sale of gift-wrapped potluck cookbooks with platters. Call 941-8181 or visit www.hawaiipottersguild.org.
Spring Swap Meet and Craft Fair
8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28, Waipio Shopping Center. Eclectic mix of new and slightly used items, household goods, handmade gifts and more.
“BOLTS of Fabric & Fun” Sale
Fundraiser for TEMARI, Center for Asian & Pacific Arts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28, Honpa Hongwanji Social Hall (beneath the main temple), 1727 Pali Highway; doors open 8 a.m. for TEMARI members. Fabrics, kimono, obi, sewing notions, buttons, yarns and beads, with short educational “talk stories” about textiles. Call 536-4566.
Spring Craft Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, Moanalua High School. Call 738-5088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Wahine Spring Fling”
10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 28, Messiah Lutheran Church, 91-679 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach. Features home decor, jewelry, crafts, raffles and more, with nutrition and health tips, facials and a makeup artist.
15th Islandwide Mother’s Day Crafts & Food Expo
4-8 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6, Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. Over 200 vendors and a chance to win cash and high-definition televisions. Admission: $4, $3 for military and seniors ages 65 and older, free for keiki under 13. Call 623-4050.
Nui Mono & Girlfriends Boutique Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5, Palolo Hongwanji Temple, 1641 Palolo Ave. Clothing, jewelry, ceramics, purses, handmade items, food and more. Call 946-7407.
Mililani Town Association’s Mother’s Day Craft & Gift Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5, Mililani Recreation Center 5. Call 623-7300.
Hickam’s 37th annual Spring Craft Fair
9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5, Hickam Air Force Base, Arts and Crafts Center, 335 Kuntz Ave.; enter from Elliott Street to get to Kuntz Gate (next to the airport). Handmade arts and crafts, entertainment, craft demonstrations, horse rides, bouncers and other activities for keiki. Open to the public. Call 448-9907 or visit www.greatlifehawaii.com.
Lanikai Spring Craft Faire
9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5, Lanikai Park. Handmade items, Hawaiian crafts and more. Call 262-4455.
7th annual Spring Gift Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12, Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Road. Hand-crafted items, new designs of fine-pieced clothing, silk scarves, jewelry and more. Call 524-9594.
Creations of Hawaii
10 a.m. -5 p.m. May 12, Pearlridge Center, Downtown. Unique Hawaii-made items. Call 735-4510, ext. 2.
15th annual New Baby Expo
10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19-20, Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. One-stop shopping for baby and toddler products, crafts and more. Admission: $4.50, free for keiki 5 and under. Visit www.newbabyexpo.com.
5-8:30 p.m. May 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26, Waioli Tea Room, 2950 Manoa Road. Mother-and-daughter clothing, handcrafted items, shabby chic, cottage, Victorian and country-style items and house decor including garden antiques, enamelware, pottery, water lilies, herb gardens and more. Call 226-7119.