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Special Events

  • Gary Sinise & the Lt Dan Band Concert Film 
    • FREE
    • Saturday, May 22 at AAFES Parking Lot (Hickam)
    • 5:30 p.m. Parking opens (space is limited!)
    • 7:15 p.m. Show starts
  • 4th of July Weekend sponsored by USAA (click here) – Celebrate the birth of America with MWR.  Here’s a list of the fun events happening all weekend, with possibly more to come!  With so many things, there’s something for everyone!  All events listed below are tentative and are subject to change without notice
    • July 1-30:  Patriotic Light Up at Building 150.  In celebration of our country’s spirit, this building along one of our main roads will be lit up in patriotic colors at sunset every day during these dates. 
    • July 1:  Pick up your FREE Uncle Sam Craft Kit from the JBPHH Library, whle supplies last. 
    • July 1-4:  Yard Decorating Contest.  Dress up the outside of your home in patriotic colors to show your spirit and possibly win prizes! 
    • July 2:  7476 Foot Race at Earhart Track and Quick Field.  Timed runs in heats 
    • July 2:  Home Run Derby, 11 a.m. at Ward Field
    • July 2:  1776 Meter Swim, 11 a.m - 1 p.m. and 1:30 - 5 p.m. at Scott Pool
    • July 2:  Patriotic Colored Pin Special at Hickam Bowling Center from 2-5 p.m. 
    • July 3:  Great Navy Campout at Hickam Beach.  Camping and a beach side movie right on base.  Registration required for camping. 
    • July 3:  Patriotic Parade through JBPHH. Sign up to be part of the march. 
    • July 3:  Liberty Video Game Tournament, 5-9 p.m. at Liberty Center in Club Pearl 
    • July 3:  Family Dog Show at Hickam Arts & Crafts Center from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. 
    • July 3 and 4:  Drive, Chip, Putt competition at Mamala Bay Golf Course 
    • July 4:  Patriotic Colored Pin Special at Pier Side Bowling Center from 12-4 p.m. 
    • July 4:  FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR at 8:30 p.m.  Find your favorite spot and enjoy the amazing pyrotechnic show 
    • July 5:  Fore'th of July Golf Tournament sponsored by USAA at Mamala Bay Golf Course 
    • July 5:  High Adventure at the Outdoor Adventure Center.  Climbing and rappelling.  Registration opens June 5 
  • USA Weightlifting Experience
    • July 14, 11:30 a.m. at JBPHH Fitness Center
    • FREE, meet 2016 Olympian Morghan King
  • Illusionist Mike Super - presented by Armed Forces Entertainment
    • FREE, two shows.  Open to DoD ID cardholders and their sponsored guests of all ages
    • Friday, August 13 @ 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 14 @ 2 p.m.

Arts & Crafts

Single Service Members (Liberty)

  • Liberty Climbing Club
    • Every Thursday, 4:30 p.m. @ Outdoor Adventure Center
    • Calling single sailors and airmen!  Twice a month on Thursday afternoons MWR’s Liberty program has the Outdoor Adventure Center for exclusive use. You can be part of the club for only $10 per month.  Get training on the proper use of rock climbing gear.  Test yourself on the Alpine Tower and Rock Wall.  Join your fellow shipmates and airmen on a new and unique way to get fit and have fun at the same time.  Call 808-422-7169 for more information.
  • Activities Every Day with Liberty
    • Check out the Liberty calendar every month to see what activity they have planned for each day.  Excursions on land or sea, video game tournaments, sports, volunteer opportunities, there is something for everyone.  Visit the Liberty page (click here) for more information.


  • Summer Reading Program (click here)
    • Let Reading Color Your World this summer! Read fo just 20 min a day and win fun prizes. 
    • Fun activities each week! Register here
  • 4th of July Virtual Story Times
    • Storytimes will be posted on FB (@GreatLifeHawaii)
    • More details coming soon

Youth Programs


Dance & Music

  • Makai Recreation Center Classes (click here)
    • Take a class in everything from ballet to martial arts at Makai Rec! Classes available for all ages.
    • Summer Links will be added soon
  • Makai Recreation Music Lessons
    • Classes meet once a week for 4 weeks
      Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday between the times 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Ages 4+ | $152
    • Students must contact the Instructor, Erin Smith, to set up a class time and receive confirmation before registering.
    • Private lessons in piano, voice, and various music instruments with various instructors. Contact Erin Smith: (808)250-1683

Outdoor Recreation

  • Youth Beginner Climbing Class (click here)
    • Youth 11-18 will learn the basics of rock climbing (knot tying, ground anchoring & belaying)
    • 8 Sessions, Tue/Thurs, starting May 4 or June 1
    • Sign up at Hickam Harbor
    • Questions? Call 808-449-5215
  • Great Navy Camp Out/ Movie in the Park (Sponsored by Tmobile)
    • Join us at Hickam Harbor for camping by the beach, a pre-celebration for the Fourth of July! We will host a movie on the beach beginning around 7:30 p.m. on July 3. Movie: TBD. Register for camping at the Hickam Harbor Marina. Note: Camping registration is not required to watch movie.
    • July 3, 4pm- July 4, 9am (Registration opens June 5 at 9am, at the Hickam Harbor Office)
    • Questions? Call 808-449-5215
  • Moonlight Paddle at Hickam Harbor
    • What better way to melt the day-to-day stress than to join us for an evening paddle?  As the moon lights our way across the water, enjoy the company of the group and the stillness of the water, and let our guides lead the way. Trip includes all required gear. Some kayak paddling experience required. Bring water and dry clothes to change into after the activity. For ages 16 & up.
    • Sign up at Hickam Harbor. Questions? Call 808-449-5215
      April 26 (7:30-9:30pm)
      May 26 (7:30-9:30pm)
      June 24 (8:00-10:00pm)
      July 23 (8:00-10:00pm)
      August 23 (8:00-10:00pm)
  • Youth Ocean Adventure Camps (click here)

Swimming Pools

  • Swimming Pools start summer hours 5/28 (click here)
  • Summer Swim Lessons
    • Group Lessons
      • $80 for 8 lessons
      • 30 minute sessions.  Maximum of 4 students per class
      • Mon-Thu  9 a.m. - Noon
    • Parent & Tot Lessons
      • $60 for 4 lessons
      • 30 minute sessions.  Maximum of 4 students (parent & child together, 8 total) per class
      • Mon-Thu  Noon - 12:30 p.m.
    • Private Lessons
      • $120 for 4 lessons (one week)
      • 1 Student per 30 min sessions
      • Mon-Thu 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Class Start Dates
      • June 7:  registration opens May 28
      • June 21:  registration opens June 11
      • July 5:  registration opens June 25
      • July 19:   registration opens July 9
      • Registration opens at noon on the dates above​

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