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Oahu Events in July 2017

July Events

Evening Luau at Paradise Cove - July 2017

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!

Paradise Luau

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.


26th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Ala Moana Center               July 4th, 2017

If you’re looking for a great elevated spot to watch one of the islands best firework displays, then head to Ala Moana Shopping Center, where you will have the best viewing platforms from the 2nd level open parking deck.  Tune into FM 92.3 KSSK for your 4th of July paired soundtrack.


66 Annual Kailua Fireworks - July 4th, 2017

Festivities start off with a acrobatic air show at 6 PM.  The Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band joins in at 6:30 PM, and the firework show begins at 8 PM. Take advantage of free parking and free shuttle service that begins at 3 PM.

  • Location - Kailua Beach Park/Lanikai
  • Time - Festivities start at 5 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - KailuaFireworks.net

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 4th, 2017

Join the Honolulu Zoo in the summer evenings with live music, fun keiki coloring and trivia activates, ono plate lunch, and winning prizes, including a drawing for an ukulele!  Featured artist is Emke.  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 5th, 2017

Join the Honolulu Zoo in the summer evenings with live music, fun keiki coloring and trivia activates, ono plate lunch, and winning prizes, including a drawing for an ukulele!  There will also be a Kanikapila theme!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert: Kamakakehau Fernandez
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 6th, 2017

Waimea Valley is going to help make your summer more fun with a series of outdoor movie nights for the family.  Enjoy free open-air movie nights featuring new and classic films. Screen on the Green features Little Mermaid, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the opening film, Pirates of the Caribbean  Curse of the Black Pearl.


Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - July 6th, 2017

Kick off the evening with a grand buffet dinner in Waimea Valley, followed with a self guided moonlite walk in the botanical gardens. This is a great way to start the weekend with a memoriable night!

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - Buffet starts at 5 PM, walk starts at 8 PM
  • Cost - $10 walk only, $39.95/Adult, $12.95/Kid (12 & under)
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

First Friday Art Walk - July 7th 2017

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 4th of July 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.


JCC Summer Craft & Collectibles Fair – July 8th, 2017

Twice during the summer the Japanese Cultural Center puts on a craft fair featuring many antique and handcrafted items. Also check out some gallery exhibits, tea ceremony classes and over 20 booths displaying kimonos, Japanese kitchenware, jewelry and lots of other cool stuff!


Outrigger Sunday Showcase – July 9th 2017

Na Mele No Na Pua will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment.  Featuring a local musical performance by Blayne Asing. This will be a fun free event to watch if you’re in the area.  It will take place outdoor on the Waikiki Beach Walk grassy area.


11th Annual UH Kids Film Festival - July 9th, 23rd, 30th 2017

How about a summer kids film festival! Bring the keikes, ages 2 to 8, to watch a couple episodes of winners of an international film festival awards.  Themes are Nature Nature, Be True to you, and Whale Rider on the 30th.


The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 12th, 2017

Join the Honolulu Zoo in the summer evenings with live music, fun keiki coloring and trivia activates, ono plate lunch, and winning prizes, including a drawing for an ukulele!  There will also be a Red White & Zoo theme!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert: Melveen Leed
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – July 13th, 2017

Get ready for a fun outdoor summer concert series at the Waikiki Aquarium.  Starting in June through August there will be 5 concert events taking place on the outdoor Waikiki Aquarium backyard lawn.  Show up early and explore the aquarium exhibits!  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.  

This particular concert on July 13th will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Taimane, Keauhou, and special guest Halau.  This is a popular fundraiser for the Waikiki Aquarium that sells out quickly. It might be worth becoming a member of the aquarium, which will give you priority to ticket sales for this summer series.

  • Location – Waikiki Aquarium
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost – Ticket are available to members first, and public after June 2nd
  • Learn more - Waikikiaquarium.org

9th Annual Mangoes at the Moana - July 15th, 2017

Mangos mangos mangos...everything mango!  Got a sweet spot for mangoes?  Make sure to swing by the Moana Surfrider for lots of mango festivities.   There will be a mango throwdown featuring celebrity chefs in a cook off competition using mango as the main ingredient.  Sample some mango cocktails in a mango cocktail mixdown with some mixologists from around the island stepping up with their creations.  There will also be cooking demonstrations by Pig and the Lady, MW Restaurant, Koko Head Cafe, Tiki's Bar and Grill, Taormina, Fete Hawaii, Turtle Bay Resort and RumFire.  Finally take time to check out the Mango Farmers Market and silent auction benefiting the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.  Live music performance by local Hawaiian artist Sean Na'auao.


Sea Life Park Summer Twilight Concert Series – July 15th, 2017

End the afternoon exploring Sea Life Park attractions, dinning alfresco and watching a special concert by Hawaiian music artist, Keauhou, Raiatea Helm, Kalani Pe'a, Maunalua, and Melveen Leed.  Call for special dinner reservations (starts at 4:30) and more details…

  • Location – Sea Life Park
  • Time – 4 PM Doors open, concert 5:00 to 9 PM
  • Cost – $39.50 pre-concert to $49.50 at door, discount to annual pass holders
  • Learn More - 808-259-2500 or www.SeaLifePark.com

54th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair – July 15th & 16th, 2017

Kuloa Ranch will host the 54th annual Hawaii State Farm Fair.  There will be lots of different type of farm animals to see, feed and pet, including goats, lambs and chickens.  Activities including ongoing live entertainment, fun contests such as watermelon eating, fastest corn husking, and hottest chili pepper tasting!  Lots keiki rides and bouncies!  Farmers market at it’s best and ono food booths to explore!


20th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival – July 15th & 16th, 2017

This is a great event the North Shore promoting awareness in art and culture.  There will be over 140 local artist showing off and selling different mediums of artwork including paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and other types of creations.  All good art festivals come with good food booths and live entertainment, which will find both over the 2 day art festival!


40th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival – July 15th & 16th, 2017

Watch 2 days of non-competitive hula being performed in the memory of Prince Lot Kapuaiwa.  This is an annual festival that celebrates the art of hula that used to be a forbidden in Moanalua Valley.

  • Location – Moanalua Gardens
  • Time – 9 AM to 4 PM Sat, 10 AM to 3 PM Sun
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - MoanaLuagardens.com

47th Annual Ukulele Festival – July 16th, 2017

Celebrate the instrument of the islands!  The annual Ukulele Festival pulls over 10,000 people in Kapiolani Park, to hear the beautiful sounds of the ukulele!  There will be endless performances from the morning into the afternoon, lessons given, ukulele giveaways by manufacturers, lots of displays and ukulele souvenirs and ono delicious food to purchase.


27th Annual HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW - July 16th, 2017

Explore Hawaii's largest collectible and antique show and sale.  There will be over 180 booths featuring everything from estate jewlery to vintage kimonos to old comic books. There will also be a large display of Hawaiiana good including Aloha shirts, ukuleles, and Hawaiian Monarchy documents.  Come early and explore it all!

  • Location - Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
  • Time - 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Cost - $5 General Admission, $2 for kids
  • Learn more - Ukulele.com

Willie K playing at Blue Note – July 18th, 2017

One of Hawaii’s biggest talents, Willie K will be performing at the new Blue Note club in the Outrigger Beach Resort in Waikiki.  From Hawaiian to Reggae to Jazz to Blues Willie always puts on a great performance!

  • Location – Blue note, Outrigger Beach Resort
  • Time – 6:30 PM & 9 PM & Performances
  • Cost - $25 to $45
  • Learn more – BlueNoteHawaii.com

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 19th, 2017

Join the Honolulu Zoo in the summer evenings with live music, fun keiki coloring and trivia activates, ono plate lunch, and winning prizes, including a drawing for an ukulele!  There will also be a "Let's Get Wild" theme!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert: Wille K
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

Vino & Vinyasa at the Moana Surfrider - July 19th, 2017

Can you think of a better way to relax then mixing up some yoga with a little wine after?  That's right, work on your flexibility and continue relaxing your state with some organic wines. There will be also be some special local vendor exhibits to check out.

  • Location - Moana Surfrider, Diamond Head Lawn
  • Time - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Cost - Yoga is free, wine is $5
  • Learn more - Monana-Surfrider.com

42nd Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition                  July 20th-22nd, 2017

What’s better than a hula competition?  How about a dedicated event filled with keiki hula performances!  Watch 3 days filled with lots of hula categories and styles.  Should be a lot of fun!

  • Location – Blaisdell Arena
  • Time – 6 PM on the 20th & 21st, and 1 PM on the 22nd
  • Cost – $12 to $14
  • Learn more - http://www.keikihula.org/

Na Mele O Ko’olina – July 22nd, 2017

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.

  • Location – Ko’olina Beach Lagoon #3
  • Time – 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – hotcrafts.net

37th Annual TINMAN TRIATHLON - July 23rd, 2017

A triathlon is one of the hardest races to accomplish and train for...and the Tinman Triathlon one coming to Oahu in July.  This race will start and end in Kapiolani Park, with a 750m swim at Queen's Beach, 40k Bike ride and 10K race from Diamond Head to Koko Head.

  • Location - Starts & ends in Kapiolani Park
  • Time - 5:30 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost - $100 to $150 - price goes up with time
  • Learn more - Tinmanhawaii.com

Outrigger Sunday Showcase – July 23rd 2017

Na Mele No Na Pua will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment.  Featuring a local musical performance by Keauhou. This will be a fun free event to watch if you’re in the area.  It will take place outdoor on the Waikiki Beach Walk grassy area. 


The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 26th, 2017

Join the Honolulu Zoo in the summer evenings with live music, fun keiki coloring and trivia activates, ono plate lunch, and winning prizes, including a drawing for an ukulele!  There will also be a "Mahalo Members"!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert: Ohta San & Nando Suan
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – July 27th, 2017

Get ready for a fun outdoor summer concert series at the Waikiki Aquarium.  Starting in June through August there will be 5 concert events taking place on the outdoor Waikiki Aquarium backyard lawn.  Show up early and explore the aquarium exhibits!  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.  

This particular concert on July 7th will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Led Kaapana, Weldon Kekauoha, and Maunalua .  This is a popular fundraiser for the Waikiki Aquarium that sells out quickly. It might be worth becoming a member of the aquarium, which will give you priority to ticket sales for this summer series.

  • Location – Waikiki Aquarium
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost – Ticket are available to members first, and public after June 2nd
  • Learn more - Waikikiaquarium.org

HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW - July 27th, 2017

Explore Hawaii's largest collectible and antique show and sale.  There will be over 180 booths featuring everything from estate jewlery to vintage kimonos to old comic books. There will also be a large display of Hawaiiana good including Aloha shirts, ukuleles, and Hawaiian Monarchy documents.  Come early and explore it all!

  • Location - Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
  • Time - 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Cost - $5 General Admission, $2 for kids
  • Learn more - Ukulele.com

Eat the Street – July 28th 2017

BBQ Fest is the theme for July's event.  Sample the many different barbeque creations, and help choose a winner of the night.  Eat the Street is an organization that gets some of the best food trucks on the island to come 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 entertainment!!!

  • Location – 1011 Ala Moana Blvd
  • Time – 5 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • More info:  Eat the Street

Art After Dark - Pow Wow – July 28th 2017

Watch Jasper Wong Pow Wow & Simone Legno of Tokidoki paint a new creation in the Kinau Courtyard.

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 Eat Honolulu.  Enjoy drinks made by Free Spirit Mobile Bartenders

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - $25
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

5th Annual Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series - July 29th, 2017

Join the Mele Kulāiwi Songs of our Native Land.  Waimea Valley’s annual summer concert is back with a great local line-up, including:  Kapena, Robi Kahakalau, Wendell Kekauoha, and more! Concerts will be held on the Waimea Valley Main Pavilion Lawn on the last Saturday of the summer months from 3pm-7pm.

  • Location - WaimeaValley.net
  • Time - 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Cost - $36 Adult, $24 Seniors and Keikis
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Mele on the Marina Fest  - July 29th, 2017

Don’t miss out on this free concert!  Arrive early, get some shopping done, grab a plate lunch and prime row seating for great line up.  The fun begins at 3 pm with a slack key guitar performance Dayton Watanabe.  Hulau Hulao Kawaihoomalu takes the stage at 5 pm with a hula performance, and Makaha Sons for a grand finale at 6 pm.  Local artist and food vendors will be on site…


Aloha & Enjoy!!