It’s a “Futuristic Fantasy” and sure to be a lot of fun. Here are some tips to make your Carnival experience a great one.
Dates and Times
February 3 and 4, 2012. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
iCarnival gives you pricing, a Carnival map, parking information and more. It’s the Punahou Carnival all in the pocket of your pants. Check it out!
Consider the bus or carpooling but, if that’s not in the cards, here’s where to start the search for that elusive parking space. For families coming to campus for Carnival:
- When parking is available on Rice Field, Nehoa Gate will be open.
- Barwick Playground will open for parking after students have cleared the area. Enter via Upper Manoa Gate.
Parking is also available at nearby locations. To find out where and for how much click here.
Scrip booths are located across the Carnival grounds, opening at 11 a.m. and closing at 10:30 p.m. When buying scrip, only cash is accepted. (Don’t worry, there are two Bank of Hawaii ATMs available–and they’re on the map–should you run low.)
- 1 scrip = 50 cents
- 1 ride coupon = 2 scrip
Get the low down on the layout for the Carnival grounds. Click here for a printable PDF file of the Carnival map shown above.
Plan your Carnival experience. Here’s a listing of what’s available complete with prices. Remember that one scrip is now worth 50 cents.
Need help? Did you lose your child … or anything else? Go to the Sound Booth. While you’re there send a shout out to friends and family by purchasing an announcement over the Carnival’s PA system.
Great deals on plants, household goods, clothes, toys, and books. Punahou logo wear, tropical flowers, produce, and (need I say) jams, jellies and Punahou’s famous mango chutney are also available. Can’t schlep your priceless finds and enjoy Carnival at the same time? Not to worry. For a small fee the nearby will call booth will watch your purchases while you have enjoy your Carnival experience.
Sure you know about the malasadas but do you know that there is corn, Portuguese bean soup, hamburgers, fried noodles, smoothies and dozens of other great eats? For some, food is the reason for Carnival!
Hawaiian Plate Entertainment
Lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, and poi. What could be better? Try lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, poi, and great entertainment too! Check out who’ll be playing while you relax to the tunes in Dole Hall.
Come enjoy this annual extravaganza put on by more than 350 members of the Punahou class of 2012. “2012: Apocalypse NOT” features cockroaches and other creatures in this fantastic look at the future. Find out what it holds for you! Shows at 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. in Dillingham Hall. $10 tickets available (unless sold out).
Ready for some great buys? Check out the Silent Auction. There are great prizes from seats in the San Francisco Giant’s Owner’s section to a reserved parking spot for Carnival 2013 (now that’s thinking ahead)! It’s on from noon to 4 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. More info
It’s one of the islands best showcases of local artistic talent. With over 1,000 paintings, sculpture, photographs, wooden bowls and jewelry from more than 300 artists there’s something for every taste and pocketbook. Come by and pick out something you like. More info
Now that you’ve read all about it, it’s time to go “to Carnival and Beyond!” See you there!