Here’s a great opportunity to learn or improve your lei making skills! Participants will be encouraged to enter the upcoming Lei Day Celebration on May 1st. Please bring flowers with 3 in stems, supporting green leaves, scissors, thread, water spray bottle, and an aluminum pan.
Head to the North Shore and enjoy an Easter celebration prime rib brunch in the botanical gardens of Waimea Valley. There will be 2 seating taking place (9 am and 1 pm), with an Easter Egg Hunt. Event fee includes admission to the park, including the popular Waimea Waterfall.
Over 60 artist will be displaying all types of neat art creations in Kapiolani Park (across from the Honolulu Zoo). Make a point to stop by this free entertaining event. There will also be lots of food booths along with great Hawaiian music entertainment.
are always ongoing performances at the Ala Moana Center Stage, but the
Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat. Do a little shopping
and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be
hard to get a good viewing spot.
First Friday is an evening art walk that takes place in Chinatown Honolulu. This is a popular fun event that takes place every 1st Friday of each month. Surrounding merchants of art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars are known for opening up their doors, pouring wine and providing food to those stopping by. Most neighborhood shops will have maps of participating merchants. The event ends at 9 PM, but the fun continues into the night with thousands of people flocking into the streets.
Arts, arts, and more arts! There will be endless art experiences for all ages to participate in during the annual Paliku Arts Festival. Art activities include printmaking, woodcarving, clay sculptures, piano lab, drawing studios, screenwriting, poetry writing, T-shirt making, art spinning, Hawaiian arts and crafts, and much more!
The Paliku Festival will also feature ongoing live performances, including the Royal Hawaiian Band! There will also be a couple free theatre performances of the new play “Tales of Ko’olaupoko”. Also check out the fine art glass exhibit (11am to 2pm). Also make sure to the Hokulani Imaginarium show “Secrets of the Dragon”.
Finally, come in costume and bring an appetite as there will be lots of food vendors on campus selling good eats!
Join the hometown celebration with entertainment, hula performance, onolicious food, keiki activities, Tutu Flea Market, craft vendors, community information booths,
cheerleading clinic and fun activities for the whole family! FREE ADMISSION!
Start your spring morning with a scenic 13.1 half marathon run along Waikiki Beach, around Diamond Head, and finishes at the Aloha Market Place! Make sure to register as the cost goes up after Feb 28th.
Get ready to see the best women golfers of the world compete in a week long tournament for a $2,000,000 purse. The format will be 144 players, 4 days golfing 72 holes. Check out their website for more details..
Race your way to the top with a grand view that awaits you! But you’ll need to run
through the jungle first…maybe even trekking through the mud! It's actually a really fun run that's challenging and peaceful!
Participate or spectate in annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge with lots of different ocean water races and beach games. The Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort will host the races, including outrigger canoe racing, stand up paddle board, and some ancient Hawaiian beach games that will keep beach goers preoccupied. Stick around and participate in some challenging tug-of-war games.
There are always ongoing performances at the Ala Moana Center Stage, but the Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat. Do a little shopping and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be hard to get a good viewing spot.
A tradition carry's on as friends and family would gather in Waimanalo for one of Gabby Pahinui's jam sessions with dozens of musicians. Today that tradition has grown with an annual concert that is held in his honor. From morning to sunset, more than 150 musicians and dancers turn out to perform together and for each other. Tee shirts will be sold to raise funds to keep this tradition going. There will also be food booths, crafts, music workshops and other promotions in the park. This fun family event that promotes Hawaiian culture and celebration...don't miss it!
Spend a Saturday shopping the local entrepreneurial moms and their creations. You will find over 50 vendors selling local products, food booths, and fun entertainment for the keikis! This event is also a fundraiser for Healthy Mothers & Healthy Babies.
thousands of walkers in support of the Life Foundation and the annual
Honolulu Aids Walk. Help put an end to 50,000 individuals who
infected with this disease each year. The Life Foundation
funds and awareness from this event each year for HIV testing
'Windows to the World' information
Take a trip around the world through art! Each museum courtyard is transformed into a faraway region—grab your passport and get it stamped in each one!
Art After Dark takes place at the Honolulu Museum on the last Friday of each month except Nov & Dec. This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ, popup bars and yummy appetizers being served by StreetGrindz and Pig in the Lady. Enjoy drinks made by Free Spirit Mobile Bartenders
Eat the Street
is an organization that gets some of the best food trucks on the island
together in a designated area, and create a party of its own. Thousands of hungry folks
seeking their next
favorite dish attend each month! Explore
the different venues and taste some ono creations. Live
One thing Hawaii is a big fan of is SPAM, and the Waikiki Spam Jam Festival is by far the one of the largest festivals that takes place in Waikiki and around Hawaii for that matter.
You will find SPAM represented in so many different ways, from food vendors making special dishes with it, to merchants selling just about everything with the SPAM logo on it. It will be entertaining to say the least! Along with all the SPAM you can handle, there will be great live entertainment and some performances taking place on 2 different stages. This is a special festival not to be missed!
The SPAM Jam also benifits the Hawaii Food Bank...
Looking for something different and a night of fun? Head to Waimea Valley on a full moon night for some lunar tales and a guided walk through the botanical gardens out to grand waterfall. You will be guided by a botanical specialist, discussing the different types of rare plants on a moon-lit pathway. Guests are welcome to start the evening dinning at the Peacock Restaurant with a buffet dinner. Attendees are advised to bring a flashlight, insect repellent and light jacket.
Also check out Ongoing Oahu Shows & Entertainment.