Thank you for joining us at Music Through the Ages: A Chart-Topping Carnival! All proceeds from Punahou Carnival support the School’s financial aid program.


Scrip and Fun Passes

Most food booths, games and merchandise (white elephant, plants, etc.) at Carnival require payment in scrip, which can be purchased in $10 sheets of 20 scrip (1 scrip = 50¢) at multiple locations within the carnival grounds. Some booths also accept cash and credit cards, including:

  • Art Gallery (scrip, cash or credit card)
  • Silent Auction (scrip, cash or credit card)
  • Alumni Store (scrip, cash or credit card)
  • Hawaiian Plate (scrip or cash)
  • O-Men Produce and Açai Bowl (scrip or cash)
  • Pa‘ani Flowers (scrip or cash)
  • Tshirts (scrip or cash)

E.K. Fernandez rides, games and food booths require payment using Fun Pass.

View Price List

Visit the Fun Pass trailer to load your card using a credit card. New fun passes loaded with 200 credits are also available for purchase using Carnival scrip. E.K. Fernandez attractions (rides, games and food) only accept Fun Passes – not Punahou Carnival scrip – and Fun Passes can only be used at E.K. Fernandez attractions.


Parking on campus is limited during Carnival and it is recommended that attendees utilize auxiliary parking lots available in the area:

Catholic Charities (corner of Nehoa and Ke’eaumoku)
Friday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost is $10 all day (no in/out privileges)

Central Union Church
Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost is $10 all day (no in/out privileges)

Kapiolani Hospital
Friday: from 3 p.m.
Saturday: all day
First 2 hours: $3
2 – 4 hours: $5
4 – 8 hours: $9
8 – 24 hours: $25

Lutheran Church of Honolulu
1730 Punahou St.
Friday and Saturday: Lots open at 10:45 a.m. and close at 11:15 p.m. (no in/out privileges).
Cost is: $15
Lot entrances are on Dominis Street and Poki Street.

Maryknoll Grade School
1722 Dole Street
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
$15 for 4 hours (no in/out privileges)
$50 all day (no in/out privileges)

Maryknoll High School
1526 Alexander Street
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
$15 for 4 hours (no in/out privileges)
$50 all day (no in/out privileges)

The Parish of St. Clement
1515 Wilder Ave.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Cost is: $18 per day (no in/out privileges).
Limited Parking passes available: $40 1-day pass (with in/out privileges) and $70 2-day pass (with in/out privileges) passes may be purchased on-site on carnival days.

Shriners Children’s Hospital
1310 Punahou Street
Friday: 6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Reserve online
Parking: $35 (reserved stall with in/out privileges)

Friday: 4 – 11:59 p.m.
Reserve online
Parking: $20 (with in/out privileges)

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Reserve online
Parking: $20 (with in/out privileges), $35 (reserved stall with in/out privileges)

History of Carnival

The tradition began in 1932, when, during the Depression, Academy students hosted an "Oahuan Campus Carnival" to raise money for the yearbook. Held on Rice Field, it took place early one Friday afternoon in April and lasted until late evening, with the usual Carnival fare and games. In the end, they raised $240 for the Oahuan. In 1936, the PTA and the junior class banded together and introduced the first Carnival rides.

Punahou Carnival 1939

Today, Carnival is a monumental effort taken on by the junior class and supported by hundreds upon hundreds of student, parent, faculty/staff and alumni volunteers. For the juniors, it is a valuable bonding experience and an opportunity for many to practice leadership and collaboration. For others, it's an annual opportunity to support financial aid and reconnect with old friends, or make new ones.

Booth Shift Signup

Sign up for booth shifts via the appropriate portal or app:

For more information about Academy student, parent, and faculty/staff shifts, please contact:

Punahou PFA

For information about alumni and Buff ’n Blue Store shifts, please contact:

Alumni Relations

Art Gallery 2020

Tuesday Feb. 4 
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Learning Commons in
Cooke Library

Friday and Saturday, Feb 7 and 8
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Scrip, cash and credit cards accepted

Variety Show 2020

Friday and Saturday, Feb 7 and 8
2:30, 5:30, 8:30 p.m.
Runtime approx. 50 Minutes

Buy Tickets

Silent Auction 2020

Friday Feb 7,
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday Feb 8,
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
View items in Cornuelle Lecture Hall and place your bid online.

Register to Bid

Available online 24/7
Wednesday Feb. 5, Noon
Saturday Feb. 8, 4 p.m.

Scrip, cash and credit card accepted

Pick up winning auction items between 5 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 8.