Waikiki (KHNL) - The Pro Bowl is on Sunday, and thousands of people are already gearing up for the game with a weekend's worth of parties.
From Kapiolani Park to Aloha Stadium and half a dozen nightclubs in between, there's lots going on.
We stopped by the pro bowl fest in the park, which featured a Quarterback Challenge. We didn't find the next Big Ben here, but we did get tips on how to aim for the hole. One man told us to "just relax, focus on the target, and release the ball."
Lots more going on at the festival. Volunteers at the souvenir tent, food booths, rock climbing, a charity auction, and high flying action had people flipping out! No matter who your team is, the pro bowl festivities are a score.
Some of the other big events this weekend:
» "Pro bowl block party" features an autograph session with some of the players until 11 p.m.; Photo op with the cheerleaders from 7 to 7:45 p.m. And 8:45 to 9:45 p.m.; And entertainment by na leo, imua, inoa'ole, dj galiss, makana and ben, maila and albert, 7 p.m. To midnight at aloha tower marketplace. Free admission. Call 233-4635.
» "Pro Jamz 2006" with special guest Biz Markie, 10 p.m. To 4 a.m. At Zanzabar nightclub. Call 924-3939. 21+
» "Clymaxx Friday" with special guest Petey Pablo and djs E-rock, Romeo Reyes and D'jam Hassan, 10 p.m. To 2 a.m. At the O lounge. Call 944-8436. 18+
» "Wonderlounge: pro bowl edition" hosted by Larry Johnson and Jonathon Vilma, 10 p.m. To 2 a.m. At the W Honolulu. Call 922-3734. 21+
» "Pro bowl ohana day celebration" with Jojo and the Backstreet boys, 9 a.m. To noon at Aloha stadium. Free admission. Call 233-4635.
» "Pro bowl football festival," 10 a.m. To 6 p.m. At Kapiolani park. Free admission. Call 233-4635.
» Autograph session with the Pro bowl cheerleaders, 3 to 5 p.m. In front of the Tropics showroom at the Hilton Hawaiian village.
» E-40 and dj pizo, 6 p.m. At the O lounge. Call 928-7831. 18+
» "Sunset on the beach: pro bowl style," 6 p.m. At Queen's beach. Free admission. Call 233-4635.
» "Pro bowl concert" with Katchafire, Kapena, Ekolu, Malino, the Kekai boyz and Camile velasco, 6 p.m. At the Waikiki shell. Tickets: $16 to $25. Call 233-4635.
» "The All-white affair" with special guests the Ying yang twins and Biz markie, 8 p.m. To 4 a.m. At Pipeline cafe. Call 589-1999. 18+
» "Second annual pro ballerz ball" with special guest dj Skribble, 9 p.m. To 4 a.m. At fashion 45 nightclub. Call 479-0335. 21+
» "Pro bowl post-game extravaganza" with special guest Chamillionaire and djs Goodvybe, Franzen and E-rock, 10 p.m. To 2 a.m. At the O lounge. Call 944-8436. 18+
» Dj Kid capri, 10 p.m. To 4 a.m. At Pipeline cafe. Call 589-1999. 18+
» "Pro jamz 2006" with special guest Biz markie, 10 p.m. To 4 a.m. At Zanzabar nightclub. Call 924-3939. 21+
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