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Everything You Need to Know about Punahou Carnival 2014 February 5, 2014

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Punahou Carnival!

Dates and Times

February 7 and 8, 2014. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Weather Forecast

Sure the Carnival’s famous for its rain and mud. In fact, one year it was rained out on Friday! Click here to see what’s in the forecast before you head on out to rain-blessed Manoa.


After the weather, your next question is probably, “Where will I park?”

Answer: Consider the bus (the #4 runs right down Wilder Avenue to drop you off right at Punahou’s front gate) 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:

  • Rice Field parking is available after 6 a.m. Enter via the Nehoa Gate.
  • Barwick Playground is available on Friday after 10:30 a.m. Enter via Upper Manoa Gate.

Campus parking is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Fortunately, off-campus parking is available at nearby locations. Here are some options:

  • Central Union Church (1660 S. Beretania St.)

Friday and Saturday

  • St. Clement’s Church (1515 Wilder Ave.)

Friday and Saturday

  • Lutheran Church of Honolulu (1730 Punahou St.)

Friday and Saturday
$15; open 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (no in/out privileges)

  • Maryknoll School

Grade School Campus (1722 Dole St.)
Friday (proceeds benefit Sacred Heart’s Boy Scout Troop 42) and Saturday (proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Church)
11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
$12 for 4 hours
$40 all day (no in/out privileges)

High School Campus (1402 Punahou St.)


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Friday (benefitting several high school clubs)
$10 for 4 hours
$30 for all day (no in/out privileges)
Open 1 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday (benefitting several high school clubs)
$10 for 4 hours
$30 for all day (no in/out privileges)
Open 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

iPhone/iPad App

iCarnival gives you pricing, a Carnival map, parking information and more. It’s the Punahou Carnival in your pocket and on the go. Check it out!

Carnival Map

If we can map it here we can map it anywhere. Get the low down on the layout for the Carnival grounds. Click here for a map of the Carnival grounds that you can print out and take with you.

2014 Punahou Carnival Map

Map of the 2014 Punahou Carnival Grounds

Price List

Wonder what a bowl of Portuguese Bean Soup will set you back? Or that spin on the Merry-go-Round? Budget for your Carnival experience. Click here for a price list of what’s available complete with prices.

Paying for It

All Carnival purchases are made using Carnival scrip. Scrip is sold at blue booths located throughout the Carnival grounds. Sales start at 11 a.m. and close 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 shown on the map–should you run low.)

Ride tickets are required for all rides and are purchased with scrip at separately designated ride ticket booths found in the midway.

Special deal on Friday rides (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)! 4-coupon rides are reduced to 3 coupons; 3-coupon rides are reduced to 2 coupons. Such a deal!

o  1 scrip = 50 cents

o  1 ride coupon = 3 scrip

Jungle Twist ride

New ride at the 2014 Carnival: Jungle Twist.

White Elephant

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 babysit your purchases while you enjoy your Carnival experience.

Yummy Food

Sure your malasadas may be melting away (in your mouth) but do you know that there also is corn, Portuguese bean soup, hamburgers, fried noodles, smoothies and dozens of other great eats on the Carnival’s Great White Way? (For some pics of these delectable treats click here.) For some, food is the reason for Carnival!

Punahou 74 will be working in the Ewa Malasadas booth from 4:45 to 7:45 p.m. on Friday, February 7. Come see us in action!

Hawaiian Plate Entertainment

Lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, and poi. What could be better? Try lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, poi, and great local entertainment too! Here’s who’s scheduled to play while you enjoy your Hawaiian grinds:

Time Friday, February 7 Saturday, February 8
Noon – 1 p.m. Punahou Jazz Band Punahou Jazz Band
1 – 2 p.m. Imu Jam Punahou Alumni Glee Club
2 – 3 p.m. The Busboys – Punahou Alumni Hapa Folk
3 – 4 p.m. Puna Rock Jeff Au Hoy & Friends – Punahou Class of ’98
4 – 5 p.m. The Ponos – Punahou 6th graders Chaotic Five
5 – 6 p.m. Danny Carvalho Yim Brothers
6 – 7 p.m. George Kuo, Aaron Mahi, Martin Pahinui, Keith Cockett I Ku Mau Mau
7 – 8 p.m. Maunalua – Richard Gideon, Bobby Moderow, Kahi Ka’onohi Lynn Hosoda & Friends
8 – 9 p.m. Tracie & Keawe Lopes & Na Haumana Henry Kapono
9 – 10 p.m. Mikey Cote – Punahou Alumnus Sunway
10 – 11 p.m. Retrospect – Punahou Seniors Oahu College Band

Variety Show

Come enjoy this annual extravaganza put on by more than 350 members of the Punahou class of 2014: “In a World … VS: The search for a superhero need not go further than within ourselves.” Shows will be given at 2:30, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. in Dillingham Hall. Tickets are $15 and went on sale starting Thursday, January 30 from 3-5 p.m. at the Sullivan Administration Building. Any left over tickets will be on sale one hour before showtime. Caution! These sell out quickly so buy them when you can!


Want to be top of the list? Head of the heap? King of the hill? Get your best bids in at the Silent Auction at the Mamiya Science Center, Cornuelle Lecture Hall! There are great prizes such as hotel stays, professional sports tickets, restaurant certificates, and wonderful deals on that weekend getaway. It’s on from noon to 4 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

Art Gallery

Right through the very heart of the Punahou Carnival is one of the best showcases of local artistic talent in the Islands. 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 the gallery at the Mamiya Science Center and pick out something you like.

Sound Booth

Need help? Did you lose your child … or anything else? The Sound Booth is ground zero for this kind of information.  While you’re there send a shout out to friends and family by purchasing an announcement to broadcast over the Carnival’s public announcement system.

So, are your vagabond shoes now longing to stray? It’s time to be a part of it! It’s up to you. Punahou Carnival 2014!

See? It is the Carnival that Never Sleeps!


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1. Kimberly - February 8, 2014

Thank you for the website link to my blog! Shocked to have the food link connect to my blog, but honored as well!

2. Punahou74 - February 8, 2014

Glad you are okay with the link. I looked at a lot of sites and liked your pics the best and fun to review. It looks like about 15 people over the past three days decided to visit your site through the link.

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