Oct 01, 2023
Strolling through a local pop-up market on a weekend is one of our favorite things to do. The experience can be much more interactive and rewarding than going to your traditional mall since you can
Strolling through a local pop-up market on a weekend is one of our favorite things to do. The experience can be much more interactive and rewarding than going to your traditional mall since you can talk story with small business owners, find one-of-a-kind items only available that day and support a variety of local vendors coming together for the community.
Grab your cute totes and a latte—here are the ongoing O‘ahu pop-up markets you can check out every month.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mālama Hawai‘i Market
With four locations in Hawai‘i Kai, Waikīkī, Hale‘iwa Town and Ala Moana Center, the Mālama Hawai‘i Makers Market features a carefully curated collection of 150 local artists, makers, designers, food vendors, collectors and more. All products and goods are designed or handmade in Hawai‘i.
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Peruse through handcrafted jewelry, sewn totes, baby items and apparel, paper craft stationery, resin, etched, and vinyl covered tumblers and more. Grab snacks and treats from locally owned and operated companies. There will be giveaways all day. Vendors include Yeung Arts & Crafts, My Sweet World 808, Aloha Dream Ventures, LLC, OG Treats, HI Freeze Treats, All Out Xclusives and many more.
Ala Moana Center, mauka wing, Level 2 outside of Target, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., islandcraftfairs.org, @islandcraftfairs
Find your favorite local snacks and handcrafted items created by passionate local small businesses. There are giveaways all day, plenty of parking and an ATM Machine at the food court and near Lavish Nails on ground level if you need cash. Vendors include Phases Hawai‘i, Kissy Hawai‘i, Usborne Books & More, Hawai‘i Candy Factory, Mzticalboutique and HANA GIRLS LLC.
Pearlridge Center, mauka and makai wing, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd., islandcraftfairs.org, @islandcraftfairs
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Grab dinner, dessert and snacks for the family and browse the local artisans all while supporting Mililani High School. Vendors include Smoked LLC, HI Freeze Treats Paradise Kettle Corn, Dragon Tea Girls, YuYu Crafted and Simply Ono, and there are giveaways all night.
Mililani High School upper parking lot, 95-1200 Meheula Parkway, islandcraftfairs.org, @islandcraftfairs
Enjoy a night of crafts, retail, desserts and dinner on the grounds of Kapolei High School. Support the various high school clubs operated by students. Proceeds benefit Kapolei High School, and there will be giveaways all evening.
Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, islandcraftfairs.org, @islandcraftfairs
Listen to live music while shopping handcrafted jewelry, local favorite snacks and exclusive apparel and ‘ono food. There will be giveaways throughout the day.
Hau‘ula Kai Shopping Center, 54-316 Kamehameha Highway, islandcraftfairs.org, @islandcraftfairs
Photo: Courtesy of Aloha Home Market
Support local small businesses at one of Hawai‘i’s premier pop-up markets. Expect an array of unique treasures and finds—everything from fine furniture and jewelry to clothing, accessories, keiki and pet items and specialty food vendors.
Covered parking lot, 340 Uluniu St., alohahomemarket.com, @alohahomemarket
The nonprofit Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement created this online marketplace in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic to support local businesses and entrepreneurs in Hawai‘i. You can find everything from apparel, home décor, jewelry, books, spa goods and food. Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $99.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ward Village
More than 60 independent artists, vintage collectors, DIYers, food trucks, handmade aficionados and fashion designers are featured at each event. The vibes are fresh as you walk through an eclectic crowd of shoppers, music and art lovers alike. Listen to up-and-coming bands and your favorite local DJs as you shop.
Ward Village, 1170 Auahi St., artandflea.com, @artandflea
Organized by the Art + Flea team, this monthly market focuses on vintage, secondhand goods and upcycled items.
1110 Nu‘uanu Ave., artandflea.com, @artandflea
In addition to shopping local and supporting small, you can support mom business owners. This market exclusively features mom-made products—everything from jewelry and baby clothes to stationery and snacks.
Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Ave., @themommademarkethawaii
Photo: Courtesy of Honolulu Night Market
Pop-up market meets block party at this fun event in Our Kaka‘ako. The Honolulu Night Market will be held twice a year, once during the summer and again during the holidays, so keep an eye out for the next event a few months from now. Expect fashion shows, cultural activities, family-friendly entertainment and plenty of shopping and dining vendors.
Auahi and Keawe St., ourkakaako.com, @ourkakaako
This market focuses on sustainable and natural products that help restore our ecosystems and strengthen local economies. In the past, there have been about 20 local and ethical vendors to shop, along with food vendors and live music courtesy of Creative Natives Hawai‘i.
Photo: Credit Mahina Choy-Ellis
This event gives space to about 60 creators, artists and entrepreneurs who perpetuate Hawaiian culture and language. The majority of vendors are Native Hawaiian-owned businesses, with several from the neighbor islands. In the past, a portion of the proceeds have been donated to a Native Hawaiian nonprofit.
Free for keiki under 12, $5 general admission, VIP tickets $55, Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom, hoomauhawaiimarket.com, @hoomauhawaiimarketSEE ALSO: These Hawai‘i Designers and Boutiques Are Donating 100% of Proceeds to Maui’s Recoverymalamahawaiimarket.firstname.lastname@example.org@islandcraftfairsislandcraftfairs.org@islandcraftfairsSEE ALSO: Best of HONOLULU 2023: The Best Shopping on O‘email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org@alohahomemarketCouncil for Native Hawaiian Advancementpopupmakeke.com@themakekeSEE ALSO: Our Guide: Honolulu Summer Festivalsartandflea.email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com@hoomauhawaiimarket