OAHU, Hawaii – April 27, 2016 – Ko Olina Resort’s beachfront will play host to a day of festival-style screenings, live performances, entertainment acts, “dive-in” beach movies and more. For the grand finale, the Festival presents a special appearance by internationally renowned ukulele virtuoso and composer, Jake Shimabukuro and the Disney Channel’s newest short film, Ku’u Lei Melody.
The Festival will take place from 1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. throughout Ko Olina’s Kohola Lagoon 1 and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. For the third consecutive year, 100 percent of ticket proceeds benefit Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, the largest health care provider and front-runner in care for women, infants and children in Hawaii. Tickets are priced at $25 for adults ($30 at the door), $10 for kids 12 and under and may be purchased here. The Festival is complimentary for keiki three years and younger. Signage will direct attendees to a designated parking area at $10 per car and guests will be shuttled to the Festival grounds.
All activities, performances, venues and times listed below appear in event flow and are subject to change. Wristbands are required for most Festival activities.
FESTIVAL BEACH WALKWAY
From 1:00 P.M.
Grab n’ Go Food: Enjoy ono food specialties from Aloha Pops, Bao Boys Hawaii, Little ‘Opihi’s, ‘Nalo Lemonade, and Onomono.
Activity Tents: First Hawaiian Bank, Pearlridge Center, Keiki ID, face painting, tattoo and balloon artists
KAPIʻOLANI MEDICAL CENTER ACTIVITY TENT
Kids learn about sun & safety tips through fun interactive games. Complete each activity for a prize (while supplies last).
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Take a picture with Tucker, Kapi‘olani’s beloved therapy dog.
AULANI, HALAWAI LAWN STAGE
Live Performance: Pas de Deux Hawaii
Pas de Deux Hawaii is about passion, education and excellence in the performing arts. Enjoy a selection of ballet, jazz, hip-hop and hula performances along with amazing keiki vocalists.
Live Performance: Chamber Music Hawaii
Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet is recognized as one of the country’s leading wind groups. This interactive educational program includes descriptions of the instruments, plus a variety of Hawaiian and Classical selections, including those by Keola Beamer, Charles King, Alex Anderson, Malcolm Arnold -plus a very special selection by the composer ‘Anonymous’: The Mouthpiece Serenade!
Live Performance: Pow! Wow! School of Music
Featuring talented young musicians ages 13-18, who collaborate with music industry professionals and each other to create original music.
Aloha Fun with Disney Friends
An enchanting journey into Hawaiian culture and traditions that unfolds through song and dance. Hula performances and live music with popular Disney characters!
AULANI, HALAWAI LAWN
1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Face painting, tattoo & balloon artists
1:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Chamber Music Hawaii Instrument Petting Zoo
An interactive introduction to the world of wind instruments.
1:30 – 3:30 P.M.
Soar with members from Samadhi Hawaii’s Youth Troupe during interactive aerial acrobatics demonstrations. Samadhi takes circus arts to another level.
3:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Pow! Wow! School of Rock
Come and make music with talented mentors and students from this creative school
AULANI, KIPUKA COURTYARD
1:00 – 3:30 P.M.
Face painting & tattoo artists
1:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Searider Productions Film/Video Exhibit
Hands on demonstrations and interactive activities with real filmmaking equipment featuring teachers and students from Waianae High School’s award-winning Searider Productions program.
AULANI, KAʻALA BALLROOM IV
1:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Honolulu Community College Music & Entertainment Learning Experience (MELE) Studio
Check out HCC’s sound studio and learn to record, edit and mix like the pros. Interactive fun includes loopers, drum machines, processors and DJ equipment.
AULANI, KAIONA BALLROOM I/II
Film: Inside Out
Film: Monsters University
AULANI, KAIONA BALLROOM IV/V
Film: Paper Planes, from the 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival
AULANI, KAʻALA BALLROOM I/II
KOHOLA LAGOON MAIN STAGE
From 5:00 P.M.
Ko Olina Lip Sync Battle
Live Performance: Canvas Disciples featuring The Playground Hawaii Dance Studio
Special Appearance: Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro
Kapi’olani Medical Center Check Presentation
Featured “dive-in” movies at sunset:
The Hawaii big screen debut of Ku’u Lei Melody, the Disney Channel’s new Mickey Mouse short film
Disney’s Big Hero 6
Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring protective sun gear (hats, sunscreen, etc.), as well as cozy items (blankets, jackets) for the sunset feature films on the beach. For more information, visit www.koolinachildrensfestival.com.