Our February events calendar offers a wide variety of affordable entertainment across the Hawaiian Islands. We’ll continue to update this calendar throughout the month as many organizers announce new events.
As always, we focus on “cheap” things to do with a kamaʻāina adult ticket price of $15 or less or a regular price of $25 or less. Sometimes we suggest events with higher ticket prices that we feel might be worth a splurge, mostly local music, film, and arts events. For more expensive events, we look for popular events with available ticket discounts that can help bring the price down.
If money is tight, check out our free things to do in February. For more things to do every day (free and paid), see our Calendar of free and cheap things to do (hawaiionthecheap.com)
February Holidays & Special Events
- February is Black History Month
- Sunday, February 12, 2023: Super Bowl (2nd Sunday in February). Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona at 1:30 p.m. HT.
- Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day
- February 19: Day of Remembrance – Executive Order 9066
- Monday, February 20, 2023: President’s Day (3rd Monday) – officially Washington’s Birthday
- Tuesday, February 21, 2023: Malasada Day = Mardi Gras
Is it a Leap Year?
If it is a Leap Year, then we add February 29th to the calendar. Most of us know that we add a day every four years. Why? It takes approximately 365.25 days for Earth to circle the Sun. So that extra 1/4 day is added every four years on February 29.
But that’s not quite the whole story. In reality, it takes slightly less than 365.25 days for Earth to go around the Sun. Precisely, it takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds. If you do the math, adding one leap day every four years overcompensates by 11 minutes and 15 seconds every year. So, if we simply add one day every four years, the calendar will creep ahead and pretty soon the calendar will be off again.
To fix this additional discrepancy, the leap year is omitted every so often. Specifically, we don’t add a leap day in years that are divisible by 100. But we do add a leap day in years that are divisible by 400. So, 2000 was a leap year. But 1700, 1800, and 1900 weren’t. And 2100 won’t be.
So, why exactly is it called a “leap” year? Simple. Normally, days of the week advance one day every year. For example, Christmas was on Monday in 2017, Tuesday in 2018, and Wednesday in 2019. In 2020, Christmas would normally be on Thursday. However, because it was a leap year, Christmas was on Friday instead of Thursday. So, it “leaped” a day. Hence…it’s a Leap Year.
The last Leap Day was February 29, 2020. The next leap day years are: 2024, 2028, 2032.
Calendar of free and cheap February events
Featured Events are list first each day, highlighted by a photo. Featured events are unique or annual events that we or our advertisers don’t want you to overlook.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2023