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Oahu Events in July 2018

July Events

Evening Luau at Paradise Cove - July 2018

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.


12th Annual UH Kids Film Festival - July 1st, 8th, 15th 2018

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.  This is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, KIDS FIRST!


27th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Ala Moana Center - July 4th, 2018

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.


67 Annual Kailua Fireworks - July 4th, 2018

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


Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 5th, 2018

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 Mary Poppins, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


First Friday Art Walk - July 6th 2018

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.


The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 11th, 2018

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 Beat Lele.  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

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 12th, 2018

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 featured film of the night.


Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – July 12th, 2018

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 12th will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Napua Greig, Kapena Halau: Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka.  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

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 12th, 2018

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 Peet's Dragon, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


Na Mele O Ko’olina – July 14th, 2018

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

Na Mele O Ko’olina – July 14th, 2018

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

9th Annual Mangoes at the Moana - July 14th, 2018

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 throw down featuring celebrity chefs in a cook off competition using mango as the main ingredient.  Sample some mango cocktails in a mango cocktail mix down 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.


56th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair – July 14th & 15th, 2018

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!


21st Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival – July 14th & 15th, 2018

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!


48th Annual Ukulele Festival – July 15th, 2018

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.


28th Annual HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW - July 15th, 2018

Explore Hawaii's largest collectible and antique show and sale.  There will be over 180 booths featuring everything from estate jewelry 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


The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 18th, 2018

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 a special artist!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

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

Robert Cazimero playing at Blue Note – July 19th, 2018

One of Hawaii’s biggest talents, Robert Cazimero 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

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 19th, 2018

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 Sing, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


43rd Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition-July 19th-21st, 2018

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/

41st Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival – July 21st & 22nd, 2018

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

38th Annual TINMAN TRIATHLON - July (Postponed) 2018

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 22nd, 2018

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 George Kuo & friends. 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 25th, 2018

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!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert: Makaha Sons
  • 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 26th, 2018

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 featured film of the night.


Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – July 26th, 2018

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 will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Kimie Miner, John Cruz, Hapa. 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

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - July 27th, 2018

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


Eat the Street – July 27th 2018

BBQ Fest is the theme for July's event.  Sample the many different barbecue 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 27th 2018

The SurfJack Hotel presents The Board Room, a tribute to the surf community with a surf & skate film festival.

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 

Beach Clean Up with the Waikiki Aquarium - July 28th, 2018

Start off the day with a good deed, and participate in a collective effort cleaning up trash and removing debris from the Makapu'u Beach area.   The fun start in the morning and end before lunch…can’t make it any easier!  There should also be some goodies available to those who participate by sponsors.  Make sure to sign up below…


6th Annual Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series - July 28th, 2018

Join the Mele Kulāiwi Songs of our Native Land.  Waimea Valley’s annual summer concert is back with a great local line-up, including:  Ekolu, Amy Hanaiali'i, Keauhou, Na Waih'olou'u, Kumu Hula Hiwa Vanghan, and Halau Kalehau Tuahine! 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 28th, 2018

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 concert starting off with Kupaoa.  Local artist and food vendors will be on site…




Aloha & Enjoy!!