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Oahu Events in October

October Events

Oahu Halloween Fun Guide – Oct 1st – 31st, 2018

Check out a schedule of ongoing Halloween events throughout the month of October.  There will be lots of pumpkin patch festivals, haunted houses, workshops, carnivals, spooky storytelling, running events, and special trick or treat events!  Don’t miss out on a month full of Halloween fun!

First Friday Art Walk - Oct 5th, 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.  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.

World Peace & Unity 10K Run – Oct 7th, 2017

Welcome people from around the world with the Aloha Spirit partaking in a morning World Peace & Unity 10k run or walk.  There will be face painters dressing up runners with international flag designs, and runners are encouraged to run with their country flags.  The race course starts off at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park, and heads to Kapiolani Park and back.  Sign up early for discounted registration!

  • Location – Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Time – 6 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Cost – $30 to $50
  • Learn more – www.spocua.com

12th Annual DUKE’S WAIKIKI UKES CONTEST – Oct 7th, 2017

Duke’s will be hosting their annual ukulele contest with 2 competing division with 2 age categories, including instrumental and vocals.  What will they be competing for?  How about a brand new state of the art Kamaka Ukulele.  A “Best Showmanship” award wil be also be given along with lots of prizes and Duke’s merchandise.  Whether you are competing or watching, this will be a great event to relax at the bar with a Mai Tai and check out the local talent!

  • Location – Dukes Waikiki
  • Time – 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – DukesWaikiki.com

Eat the Street – Oct 6th, 2018

Get ready for Festa Italiana.  This will be Oahu's first Italian Street Festival!  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.

  • Location – 1011 Ala Moana Blvd
  • Time – 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Facebook

44th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow – Oct 6th & 7th, 2018

Turnout for the biggest Powwow in Hawaii with a day filled with Native American festivities, including traditional drumming, native singing, dancing, and festive costumes.  25 vendors are scheduled to show off lots of Native American and local island arts and crafts, including a children’s art booth.

VegFest Oahu – Oct 13th, 2018

Explore the world of vegans.  This is an event celebrating plant based sustainable living in Hawaii and abroad.  Sample vegan food creations from local restaurants, and learn from chefs who are experienced with cooking healthy green foods.  There will be music, entertainment and contest giveaways.

  • Location – Civic Center, Honolulu Hale
  • Time – 12 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - http://vegfestoahu.com

Oktoberfest in Waikiki – Oct 13th, 2017

Celebrate Oktoberfest German-Hawaiian style, drinking German beer, dancing the night away to the Edelweiss Trio, and see how many bratwurst you can down in a eating contest.  Fun starts at 5:30 PM in the Mauna Kea Ballroom.  Note - $15 admission does not include food & drinks.

  • Location – Hawaii Prince Hotel
  • Time – 5:30 to 10:30
  • Cost - $15 Pre, $20 Door
  • Learn more – 808-952-4789 or Hawaii Prince Hotel

DiscoverArt - Oct 14th, 2017

This is a pop-up art and entertainment event that takes place every 2nd Saturday of each month. The streets and merchants come alive with music, theater, comedy, demos, classes, fun food tastings, art and craft displays, different mediums of art, and other unique teachings in the realm of arts. The type of art and locations change around chinatown each month. Program maps can be found at each location.

  • Location - Marks Garage in Downtown Chinatown
  • Time - 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - ArtsatMarks.com

27th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair - Oct 13th, 2018

Spend a day exploring the Hispanic community and their culture.  This free family event will be full Latin flavor in live entertainment, workshops, arts and crafts, dancing, food booths, tequila & beer tent, and lots of games and activates for the kids.

  • Location – Ala Mona Beach Park, McCoy Pavilion Area
  • Time – 10 am to 5 pm
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – HispanicEventsHawaii.com

Vino & Vinyasa at the Moana Surfrider - Oct 18th, 2018

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

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - Oct 19th, 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

Na Mele O Ko’olina – Oct 20th, 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 – Facebook Na Mele Page

Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival – Oct 20th, 2018

Line Waikiki streets and watch a 1000 participants march in the colorful Honolulu Pride Parade.  The festival begins as the parade ends in Kapiolani Park.  Several DJ’s will keep the party going, along with lots of fun booths to explore, educate, and get a bite to eat!

Na Mele Aloha – Oct 27th, 2018

Spend an evening watching a colorful celebration with of hula performances and live music and aloha at the Hawaiian Mission Museum.  This will be the last performance of the Na Mele Aloha outdoor concert series.  Note that the Mission Café will be open durning the performance

  • Location – Hawaiian Mission Museum
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - $30 to $35
  • Learn more – www.missionhouses.org

Beach Clean Up with the Waikiki Aquarium - Oct 13th, 2018

Start off the day with a good deed, and participate in a collective effort cleaning up trash and removing debris from the Waimanalo 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 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival – Oct 22nd, 2017

Turn out for a grand day of non-stop slack key guitar play from noon to 5 PM at Holauna Park.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and sunscreen, and kick back with family and friends listening to the sweet sounds of 15 artists playing sole and together on the slack key guitar.  Festivities include ono food booths, freebies, and a lucky winner of a Taylor Guitar!

Eat the Street – Oct, 26th 2018

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.  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 entertainment!!!

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

Art After Dark - Oct 27th, 2017

Kings & Queens!  Dress in your royal custom and show off at at Art After Dark, that 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.  Make sure to come out in costume as the King & Queen will be crowned at the end of the night!

Under the Banyan Featuring Willie K – Oct 27th, 2017

Under the Banyan Featuring Willie K – Oct 27th, 2017

The Mele at the Moana is a monthly summer concert series under the iconic Moana banyan tree.  The October concert will be featuring Hawaii’s upcoming singer, Pomaikai Lyman.  Spend an evening with Pomaikai, listening to her beautiful melodies.  Music starts at 5:30 with the main concert starting at 7 PM.

  • Loction – Moana Surfrider
  • Time – 7 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost – $55 open air, $80/table for 4, $150/person for premier seating & chef dinner
  • Learn more – www.moana-surfrider.com


The start of North Shore winter big wave contests starts here. The competition will take place on the 3 largest surf days in a two week period, measuring strength, ability and talent of some of the best and local surfer of the world. Not only is it a fun contest to watch, but a qualifier for the Triple Crown contest. Make sure to arrive early when the contest is on to catch the action.

Aloha & Enjoy!!