The Summer Slide
A celebration of south swell, carefree days, late nights, and all of the magic moments that come with a perfect summer spent in Honolulu.
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Free self-parking is available across the street in the Ward Village Shops parking garage or in the Ward Centre Parking garage. Premium Valet for $7 is available at the Ward Centre parking garage from Sunday – Thursday, 10:00am – 9:00pm and Friday & Saturday from 10:00am – Midnight.
the summer slide
The Hawaiians of old called surfing He'e Nalu, or "wave sliding." It's a perfectly fitting description for the pastime that's helped to define one of the many gifts these treasured islands have given the world. With that in mind, we're excited to debut the Summer Slide, a seasonal celebration of the magic moments that make summertime in Honolulu oh-so special. And while we're eagerly anticipating the next south swell with bated breath, surfing won't be the only sliding we're doing this hot season. We're taking this mantra to heart and slidin' right on through the summer. Whether we're soaking in the sun, barbecuing with friends, catching the new surf-inspired exhibits at the IBM Building, or sippin' on a refreshing cocktail and catching a new surf flick at the IBM building, we're basking in the hot season like never before. Join us as we make some waves this hot season.
water & light by daniel fuller and zak noyle exhibit (july 27-august 17)
Famed surf photographer Zak Noyle will be displaying an awe-inspiring collection of surf photos depicting his travels across the planet. From the harrowing lineups of the North Shore to the azure-tinted seas of Indonesia and beyond, Noyle is routinely regarded as one of the sport's leading lensmen and we're elated to have his work on display at Ward Centre, alongside Noyle is the multifaceted professional surfer and artist Daniel Fuller. Here, Fuller has created a jaw-droppingly beautiful collection of work that showcases his unique aesthetic and innate ability behind the lens.
Exhibit open July 27 through August 17 and is located at Ward Centre next to Bed Bath & Beyond. Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-9pm & Sunday, 11am-6pm
big fish chase (august 25)
Kewalo has a history rooted in the art of fishing and was traditionally the heart of a bustling fishing village in Kaka'ako. On June 10, 1970, the largest marlin caught rod-and-reel in the world was caught by Captain Cornelius Choy off of Kewalo Harbor, weighing in at 1,805 pounds. The marlin was dubbed "Choy's Monster" and continues to hold the record today. In honor of Choy's Monster, Kewalo Harbor introduces the Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase. The base entry will be split evenly among the largest marlin, ahi, ono and mahimahi and the guaranteed $10,000 purse is split amongst the largest marlin, ahi, ono, and mahimahi.
Visit wardvillage.com/bigfishchase for full info and link to register!
haleiwa bowls pop-up (july 27-august 17)
Hailing from historic Haleiwa Town, Haleiwa Bowls comes to Ward Centre this summer for their first ever pop-up in Honolulu! Armed with an array of locally farmed and sourced juices and ice-pops, the Haleiwa Bowls pop-up is sure to provide a refreshing and healthy pick me up for these hot summer days. Come on by, your mouth will water and your body will thank you!
Pop-up opens July 27 through August 17 and is located at Ward Centre next to Bed Bath & Beyond. Pop-up hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11am-9pm & Sunday, 11am-6pm
vintage photo + surfboard exhibit (june 28-july 25)
Stop by the IBM Building on 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard to view a special vintage surf photo and board exhibit celebrating the 60's, 70's, and 80s. Featuring photography by Steve Wilkings, David Darling and Warren Bolster. Surf boards shaped by Bret Marumoto, Toots, and Glenn Pang.
Gallery open daily 10am-5pm from June 28 through July 25.
film series (june 28 - july12)
Join us this summer for a trio of films celebrating surf life.
June 28 - Beyond the Surface: With unshakable determination for a better world Ishita Malaviya, India's first female surfer, joins a talented group of women as they travel through Southern India documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the planet.
July 12 - Given: Follow the legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations.
July 19 - Bella Vita: The waves of the Italian coast have carried merchants, fishermen, travelers and kings. Preserved like a Roman ruin, the surf of the Italian coast now carries surfer, artist and environmentalist Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his ancestral homeland to explore a culture where old-world convention and traditional craftsmanship have matured into a modern surf lifestyle.
RSVP for the films:https://www.wardvillage.com/events/the-summer-slid...
Sep 1 - Nov 30
IBM Building Lights
Lighting up the IBM Building to show our support for local and national causes.
Nov 17 - Nov 18
Nov. 17 & 18
Plant Show & Sale
Join us at Ward Centre for workshops and demonstrations throughout the weekend!