Cool! ‘Frozen’ In Film Fest

It might seem like an odd juxtaposition — but in the best way possible: Families have a chance to watch popular Disney flick Frozen on the beach.

It’s part of Ko Olina’s second annual Children’s Film & Music Festival, which takes place from 1 to 8 p.m. March 7. All proceeds benefit Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

“The event was first envisioned to celebrate the creativity and joy of film and music for children and families. This aligned perfectly with Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children’s mission for caring for Hawaii’s women and children,” explained Ko Olina Resort spokesman Jeong Ku Hwang.

In addition to the Frozen screening (at 6:30 p.m., following a check presentation to Kapiolani at Kohola Lagoon), there is a range of activities throughout the day. Keiki can get their face painted, have a balloon artist create their favorite animals and take ukulele lessons.

Plus, there will be performances by groups and artists including Performing Arts Center of Kapolei Kids, POW! WOW! Hawaii School of Music and Streetlight Cadence.

Last year, the event netted $50,000 for Kapiolani, which went toward a neonatal intensive care unit in the hospital’s new building. (Ko Olina’s contribution was so significant that the building will be named KORA, after Ko Olina Resort Association.)

“Ko Olina’s goal is to help Kapiolani Medical Center raise as much money to help their patients with world-class patient care, research and medical education,” Hwang says.

“Saving kids and making them laugh is equally important to us.”

Tickets cost $30 for adults ($25 pre-sale) and $10 for children age 12 and under. For a full list of activities and to purchase tickets, visit