All Year's Eve parties, firework displays, and events can be found on the December Events page...
In memory of Duke Kahanamoku, watch Hawaii's pro surfers battle it out as they try and capture the wave of the day and pull of some mind blowing tube rides! There will also be bodysurfing, bodyboarding, longboarding, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, along with the shortboard action.
First Friday is an evening art walk that takes place in
Honolulu. This is a popular fun event that takes place every
Friday of each month. This First Friday will be have a New
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
at 9 PM, but the fun continues into the night with thousands of people
flocking into the streets.
Watch and listen to the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra perform a Disney production, "A Dream is a Wish". There will only be 2 performances over 2 days, so don’t miss out on this magical orchestra performance performed by John Williams.
The Sony Open PGA Tour kick off attracts some of the
names in professional golfing to compete in classic golf
Enjoy a day in the sunshine on the beautiful Kahala grounds of the
Waialae Country Club, watching the pros duking it out and making golf
look so simple.
The annual Chinese New Year Celebration is not to be missed. Welcoming the Year of the Monkey! 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.
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.
Here's a fun entry level biathlon taking place in an ideal setting. Run 5 miles through out Ala Moana Beach Park and finishing the race with a 1 mile swim along the beach.
This community festival takes place at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and kicks of 2018 with some cultural fun! Food boths and activites will take place in the Cultural Center and Moilili Field. There will be lots of live entertainment and cultural demonstrations throughout the day. Bring the whole family including the keikis as there will be some fun games to partake in. Parking available at the UH of Manoa parking structure on Dole St, with complimentary shuttle service.
There are many different running themes to start the new year, and this run is as clean as it gets! That’s right, this 3 mile race runs you through a few different “Foam Bogs”, that are basically stations filled with colorful bubbles to get you wet and color you up! Make sure to wear white to pick up and show off more color as you go! This race is for all ages.
75 to 100 artists will be displaying all types of island art
creations in Kapiolani Park (across from the Honolulu Zoo). Make
a point to stop by this free
entertaining event. There will art demonstrations, lots of food booths, great
Hawaiian music entertainment, and a lion dance to top it off!
Kiss Kiss Bang - Bhangra! You'll be surrounded by swirls & twirls
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. It takes place on the last Friday of the month. Thousands of hungry folks seeking their next
favorite dish attend each month! Explore
the different venues and taste some ono creations. Live
Also check out Ongoing Oahu Shows & Entertainment.