Heroes come in many forms and the festival also featured “Hometown Heroes,” including the Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu Ocean Safety & Lifeguard Services, U.S. Navy SEALs, Hawai‘i-grown martial artists and Westside MMA fighters. The “super” theme of the Children’s Festival featured an opportunity for keiki to participate in a 10-minute Navy SEALs boot camp, cook with Aulani’s Chef Kyle Higa, meet the creative team behind Mana Comics and celebrate their own superheroes with a variety of arts and crafts activities, including power-arm tattooing and a superhero photo booth at the Four Seasons Resort’s Camp Kohola Aqua Hut.
Live demonstrations by the Nito Boxing Academy and Hawai‘i Elite MMA, a special mini-concert from the Tonga Sisters, an assortment of food vendors, family-friendly activities and hundreds of glow-in-thedark wands lighting up the night sky all made for a fun-filled day with something for everyone. The event’s superhero festivities were capped off with the sunset viewing of Disney•PIXAR’s “Incredibles 2” on the beach.
Funds from this annual festival support Kapi‘olani’s efforts to provide health care services and specialized programs for women and children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
An event for the entire ohana is happening this weekend. The 6th Annual Ko Olina Children's Festival will offer arts and crafts, music and superhero booths for a great cause. Watch Video