Experience an incredible day of superhero-themed activities all for a great cause, with 100 percent of ticket proceeds benefiting Kapi‘olani Medical Center
O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I (February 19, 2019) — The 6th Annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival kicks off on Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly afternoon is filled with arts & crafts activities, an interactive percussion studio, superhero booths and a sunset movie on the beach.
It’s a day where imagination soars to new heights and keiki can be the incredible superhero they’ve always dreamed they could be. The finale of the 6th Annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival begins just as the sun starts to set, as the bustling activities quiet down and families begin to find a comfortable spot on the beach. This year’s festival will showcase Disney • Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” as the sunset feature film on the beach, along with a showing of the popular short film “Bao.”
Now through April 1, keiki in grades 4-6 can also enter a “Who’s Your Superhero?” art contest by hand drawing an original superhero, including a name, costume and short description of their superpower. Winning artwork will be featured on the Ko Olina Children’s Festival website and social media platforms. The keiki who takes first place gets to bring their whole class to the festival; the second place winner takes their whole family to the festival; and third place brings a friend to the festival. For official rules, visit koolinachildrensfestival.com.
Before the sunset feature film, festival attendees can take a journey through the colorful, rich and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada. In Pixar Animation Studios’ short film “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
The long-awaited, action-packed “Incredibles 2” dives deeper into the importance of family as Elastigirl is called on to lead a campaign to bring the Supers back, while Mr. Incredible navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. When a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot this incredible family doesn’t shy away from a challenge.
Last year’s event drew more than 2,000 people and raised the highest donation amount in the event’s five-year history, bringing the total contribution to the Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children to $275,000. Following the event’s annual tradition, 100 percent of ticket proceeds from the 6th Annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival will go to Kapi‘olani Medical Center to support Hawai‘i’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty medical center. As a not-for-profit medical center, Kapi‘olani Medical Center treats keiki no matter their illness or injury and regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
Visit koolinachildrensfestival.com for program details and highlights.