Paradise Cove is not just another luau, it’s a full production with lots of activities and entertainment that some others tend to lack. Kick off the afternoon with some Mai Tai’s and join in the celebration and festivities!
A Luau is a celebration for enjoying each other’s company, play traditional Hawaiian games, watching a Kalua Pork Imu ceremony take place, participate in a hukilau of pulling in a large fishnet from the ocean, listening to live local music, and being entertained throughout the night with many Polynesian and Hula performances.
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. This First Friday will be have a Labor Day theme to it. 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.
Rewind the Time: The Punahou Journey is the theme for this year’s annual carnival. The Punahou Carnival is not just any other school carnival, but a more like a state fair or a theme park of its own. Turn back into a kid and discover all the fun and more…lots of fun rides, great food (including hot malasadas), and live entertainment. Parking is limited, so consider taking public transportation – Oahu bus #’s 4,5 & 18 will get you there.
Join the fun celebrating in a Waikiki street fair, and a bit of lokahi "harmony & balance". Kalakaua Ave will be packed with thousands of folks strolling the closed streets to traffic. There will be lots of entertainment, prizes, a keiki zone, and a food truck row selling some ono eats! The main stage will be set up in front of the Moana Surfrider Hotel.
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.
Get ready for Hawaii's upcoming young tallent that's ready to show off their music tallent, jamming on the ukuele. This will be a fun filled day with lot's of entertainment and performances.
The Honolulu Night Market is starting
off 2018 with a big Pow Wow.
This will be will one big party with a ton of food trucks line up, and
some of the best creations of the night! The action takes
in Kaka'ako if you haven't been before. There will be good
entertainment and big crowds so come early!
Happy Lunar New Year! Head down to Kapiolani Park for a weekend full of cultural entertainment & celebration, with lots of craft tables, games & bouncy houses, live music entertainment, and food booths to explore.
If you want more of the Royal Hawaiian ukulele contest, then
pack up a picnic with a date, and head to Kaka'ako Park to enjoy a
Valentine's weekend in the sun, listening to the winner of the contest
along with other great ukulele performances, performing on 2 different stages. This event will benefit the Ukulele Museum.
Spend a romantic Valentine's Day enjoying dinner in the Waimea Valley gardens at their Proud Peacock restaurant. Kick of the evening with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, followed with an appetizer and 5 course meal prepared by Ke Nui Kitchen. Live entertainment for the evening with some smooth entertaining music. Reserve your table now through the website.
Looking for a unique and fun idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Take a romantic sunset cruise along the Waikiki skyline towards Diamond Head. There are 3 different dinner & show cruise options to choose from that range with options with shows to live Jazz music.
The annual Chinese New Year Celebration is not to be missed. Welcoming the Year of the Dog! There will be endless entertainment including a parade, the popular Lion Dance, fireworks, food booths and craft booths. There will be night festivities as well. Consider taking public transportation to this celebration as parking will be limited.
Location – Chinatown Cultural Plaza (100 N Beretania St)
Time – 9 am to 10 pm
Cost – FREE
Learn more: www.chinesechamber.com
Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale! Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts! There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.
This is not your typical big wave surfing contest! The Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic features 9 neat categories, including a two person beach boy style surfing, 250 pounds and over surfing, tandem surfing, and how about a canoe surfing division. It's safe to say that you will be entertained at the least. Come early and secure your perfect viewing spot for these fun and tallented divisions of surfing.
Get ready for the Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run!
8-mile race starts off at the Aloha Tower and ends at the Aloha
Stadium...and I'm sure you'll feel some Aloha along the way, with all
the live entertainment along the way! This run is a benifit
150 non-profit heath and human service organizations.
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.
Ready for a lot of chocolate! Line up for chocolate dishes for this February event
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
Must Love Dogs is the theme! Raise the Woof, but please leave the dogs at home!
Art After Dark takes place at the
last Friday of each month except Nov & Dec.
This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the
grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ, popup bars and
being served by StreetGrindz and Pig in the Lady. Enjoy
drinks made by Free Spirit Mobile Bartenders
Get blasted by foam blasters while running through foam stations throughout the 5K race. End the race with friends dancing the night away in the foam glow party! This event is great for the whole family and benifits Children's Miracle Network. Runners get an event T-shirt.
Over 75 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.