Oahu Events 2016-2017

With hundreds of Oahu events to explore each month, we would like to highlight some of the best.  And while much of the activity takes place in Honolulu events, we here at Best of Oahu will do our best to recognize worthy events and activities taking place on the North Shore and other unique spots around the island.


Exploring Oahu Events

Some Oahu events take place on a regular basis such as First Friday in Chinatown.  This is a fun wine and art walk in the downtown Honolulu area.  Other Honolulu events are seasonal and only come once a year, like the Waikiki Spam Jam, that is a huge festival evolving around the islands love for Spam! 

So make a point to check out the best Oahu activities, events, and festivities…and we look forward to seeing you out there!

Ongoing Oahu Events & Shows

 

Kuhio Beach Hawaiian Hula Show

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday evenings (weather permitting) hula halaus are invited from around the island and other locations to perform under the big banyan tree at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki.  The evening starts off with fun tiki torch lighting ceremony at 6pm.  Live Hawaiian music and hula performances go on for 1 hour.  Seating is limited and tends to get crowded, so come early plan to lay down a towel or beach chair to sit on, and get a good view of the performance.  Call 808-843-8002 for more information.

Evening Luau at Paradise Cove

Paradise Luau;

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.


Magic of Polynesia

Magic of Polynesia Show;


Ready to be amazed by some mind blowing illusions and magic tricks with a Polynesian twist?  Master John Hirokawa is known to have more than just a few tricks up his sleeves…in fact he is an award winning illusionist!


The Magic of Polynesia is a complete 2 ½ hour show that integrates Hula & Polynesian performances, along with some death defying tricks and a wild fire knife act to make this production unique and energetic.

  • Location – Holiday Inn Waikiki, transportation available
  • Time – 6 PM dinner option, 7 PM show begins
  • Cost – Show only $39/child & $59/adult up to Deluxe Meal w/ Show $79 child & $149 adult, age 3 & under are free
  • View & purchase ticket options

Rock-A-Hula Show

Rock a Hula Show;


A memorable Las Vegas type production here in Waikiki, Hawaii!  This Rock-A-Hula show in a tribute with a Hawaiian twist to music legends such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and the beautiful voice of Celine Dion. 


Listen to these familiar sounds and more, synced to Hawaiian music with Polynesian entertainment, including a popular fire dance.

The show begins 8 PM each evening at the Royal Hawaiian Center Theater.  General tickets start at $55 (lower price children tickets available), with larger options that includes transportation, VIP treatment, and dinner. 

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 4th Floor
  • Time – Pre-show options start at 6 PM, Show starts at 8 PM
  • Cost – ticket options

Fourever Fab Show – A Beatles Tribute

Fourever Fab Beatles Show;


Enjoy an evening filled with Beatle rock n roll classics.  The Fourever Fab has perfected the sounds of this iconic band over the past 20 years, performing timeless classics including ‘Hards Days Night’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘Twist and Shout’, and ‘Hey Jude’.

The show starts off in the back of time, the Beatles ‘Black & White’ period, and progresses to their final performances with ‘Here Comes the Sun’ & Yellow Submarine’.

Sing and dance the night away With so many great songs to choose from, no 2 shows are alike.


Polynesian Cultural Center – Full Day of Shows & Entertainment

Polynesian Cultural Center;

Spend a day & evening watching some of the best entertaining shows and performances on the island.  The Polynesian Cultural Center is a special thyme park made up of many representations of Polynesia cultures in the Pacific.

To top it off, there is a phenomenal Hawaiian Luau and 90 minute evening show worth seeing!  Secure tickets early as they will sell out!

  • Location – Leie, North Shore
  • Time – Starts at Noon, Closed on Sunday’s
  • Cost – starts at $71/Child, $88/Adult to $252 Super Ambassador package
  • Learn more – review different tickets & packages

Art on the Fence 

Waikiki Art on the Fence


Every weekend artist post up there artworks on the south end Honolulu Zoo fence, which is across from Kapiolani Park.  Art on the Fence takes place 9 AM to 4 PM every Sat & Sun.  
This is always a fun free weekend activity, giving you an opportunity to causally stroll Monsarrat Ave and check out various works of art from local artist.

See original artwork including paintings, Photos, creations and other mediums of art.

First Friday

First Friday is a neighborhood event to promote the art galleries, stores and restaurants in the Chinatown area.  Join thousands of spectators and supporting this community.  Drinks, food and live entertainment takes place throughout participating storefronts. 

First Friday of each month takes place in Chinatown from July thru December, 5 PM to 9PM.  Call 808-521-2903 for more information.

New Year’s Eve Moonlight Cruise - Dec 31st 2016

New Year Cruises


Ring in the New Year
a little different this year, and jump on board a special night cruise that's setting sail New Year’s Eve.  Look forward to a gourmet buffet, live music, and drinking champagne with some fantastic views of fireworks set to go off in the magic hour.  This will be a fun night! 


Make sure you secure your tickets early as this New Year's Eve Cruise will sell out!

  • Location – Departs from Aloha Tower Market, Pier 8
  • Time – 10:00 to 1:00 am
  • Cost - $178 per person
  • Learn more - New Year's Eve Cruise

Upcoming Hawaii Bridal Expos

If you have an upcoming wedding and would like to see what's going on around Oahu for special venues, check out upcoming Hawaii bridal expos and events.  These bridal expos usually take place at surrounding hotels and event centers, and feature everything from flower arragnements to bridal gowns, and many resources that you will need for your special day!


November Events


Evening Luau at Paradise Cove - Nov 2016

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.

First Friday Art Walk - Nov 4th 2016

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.

  • Location - Surrounding Chinatown area
  • Time - 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn more - FirstFridayHawaii.com

Sting comes to Honolulu – Nov 4th, 2016

Music ledged Sting will be playing in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Arena.  Get your tickets now, as this concert will probably sell out!

  • Location – Neil Blaisdell Arena
  • Time – 8 PM
  • Cost – $65 - $225
  • Learn more – ticketmasters.com

4th Annual Surf Art & Surf Festival – Nov 4th & 5th, 2016

Join the surfing community for an evening of fun, showcasing surf artworks and fundraising for the kids!  This annual north shore festival is promoted by Surfing the Nations as a give back to the Wahiawa community.  The evening will be filled with local artists, live music, and food truck vendors.  Support the arts and the kids…and have a fun night doing it!

Leeward Discovery Fair – Nov 5th, 2016

A family day full of activities and fun!  There will be lots of educational and interactive exhibits to explore, and games to play.  Play an ukulele, learn the accient Gyotaku art of printing a fish, solve Egyptian messages, become a virtual fire fighter, create snow in paradise, explore a book fair and plant sale, and much more!  Also bring your appetite for the food booths!

  • Location – Leeward Community College
  • Time – 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – www.leaward.hawaii.edu

Pacific Island Arts Festival - Nov 7th 2016

Close to 100 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.

  • Location - Bandstand area in Kapiolani Park, Waikiki
  • Time - 9 AM to 4 PM Sat & Sun
  • Cost - Free

70th Annual Wahiawa Lions Veterean's Day Parade - Nov 11th, 2016

Line up and watch over 80 marching military units and participating bands, including the Royal Hawaiian Band", parade down the street from the Ka'ala Elementary School, on California Ave, to the Wahiawa District Park.  Ceremonies and festivities begin once the parade arrives at the park, celebrating the thyme to this years event "Respecting Our Veterans".

  • Location - Wahiawa District Park
  • Time - Starts at 10 AM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Wahiawa Community

5th Annual Makahiki Festival & Ke’Aloha Hula Competition              Nov 12th, 2016

Waimea Valley will be hosting their 5th annual Makahiki Festival, that will feature lots of great live music and an day of hula competition.  There will be some great traditional Hawaiian games and workshops to participate in, local vendors displaying their goods for sale, and ono delicious good!

  • Location – Waimea Valley
  • Time – 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - $6 to $10
  • Learn more – www.waimeavalley.net

Hawaiian Pro – Nov 12th - 23rd 2016

128 of the best surfer around the world head to Hawaii’s North Shore during this winter period to compete for the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing.  The Hawaiian Pro is the start to this big wave contest.  There’s no bigger rush than catching the action in one of these surfing legs of the Triple Crown!

Outrigger Sunday Showcase – Nov 13th 2016

Featuring local muscial performance by Walt Keale, Na Mele No Na Pua will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment. 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. 

Mele at the Moana Featuring Reaiatea Helm – Nov 18th, 2016

The Mele at the Moana is a monthly summer concert series under the iconic Moana banyan tree.  August concert will be featuring Hawaii’s renowned music artist, Reaiatea Helm.  Spend an evening with Reaiatea, listening to his ukulele slack key & steel guitar Hawaiian melodies.  Music starts at 5:30 with Reaiatea playing at 7 PM.

  • Loction – Moana Surfrider
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost – $50/couple, $80/table for 4, $100/person for premier seating & chef dinner
  • Learn more – www.moana-surfrider.com

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing – Nov 24th 2015 – Dec 6th 2016

This is the king of all surfing contests!  The Triple Crown of Surfing kicks off in November and takes place of a couple months waiting for the big swells to roll into Oahu’s North Shore.  Watch hundreds of top surfer who travel from around the world to compete in 3 contests and beat each other out to be crowned the best surfer in the world.

Thanksgiving Rock-A-Hula Show - Nov 24th, 2016

Rock a Hula Show;


A memorable Las Vegas type production here in Waikiki, Hawaii!  This special Thanksgiving Rock-A-Hula show in a tribute with a Hawaiian twist to music legends such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and the beautiful voice of Celine Dion. 


Listen to these familiar sounds and more, synced to Hawaiian music with Polynesian entertainment, including a popular fire dance.

The show begins 8 PM each evening at the Royal Hawaiian Center Theater.  General tickets start at $55 (lower price children tickets available), with larger options that includes transportation, VIP treatment, and dinner. 

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 4th Floor
  • Time – Pre-show options start at 6 PM, Show starts at 8 PM
  • Cost – VIP ticket options available

Eat the Street – Nov 2016

Enjoy dishes with a Korean spicy twist will be the theme for this event.  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

2nd Annual KA IWI Coast Run & Walk – Nov 20th, 2016

Enjoy a run/walk with friends for a sunrise along Sandy Beach!  The course travels along the rouged coastline, past the blow hole and Hanauma Bay, and ends at the canoe club at Maunalua Bay.  This Ka Iwi Coast 4 mile run is a fundraising benefit for the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.  Participates will receive a race event t-shirt, and a handmade glass fishing float.  Refreshments and award ceremony at the end.  Sound like fun?  Sign up now and join the fun!

  • Location – Hui Nalu Canoe Club in Maunalua Bay
  • Time – 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
  • Cost – $30 to $50 per class and pre-register vs race day
  • Learn more – www.kaiwicoastrun.org

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show               Nov 20th 2016

If you’re looking for a collectible Hawaiiana gift or something special to add to your collection, than this is the one day event for you!  You will find close to 100 venders displaying their antiques and collectibles…everything from jewelry to artwork to vintage shirts to ukuleles, and much much more!  Even if you have no intentions of shopping for anything, this event is simply worth exploring.

  • Location – Neil Blaisdell Center – Hawaii Suies
  • Time – 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - $4.50 Gen admin, $15 Early admin
  • Learn More - www.ukulele.com

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at Sunset Beach – Nov 25th 2016 – Dec 7th 2016

Triple Crown of Surfing


This is the second leg of the Triple Crown of Surfing that takes places at big waves Sunset Beach.  Watch hundreds of top surfer who travel from around the world to compete in 3 of these contests and beat each other out to be crowned the best surfer in the world.


Waikiki Holiday Parade – Nov 25th 2016

Waikiki Holiday Parade


Tis the season!  Start off the holiday season with Waikiki holiday parade that commemorates the Pearl Harbor survivors.  Not only is this a festival parade, but an event to educate the importance of this piece of history and also Polynesian culture.  Parade takes place through out Kalakaua Ave and the festivities will be set up Kapiolani Park.

  • Time – 7 am to 7 pm
  • Location – Starts at Fort DeRussy and travels down Kalakaua Ave to Kapiolani Park
  • Cost – Free
  • Learn more:  www.waikikiholidayparade.com

Art After Dark - Nov 25th, 2016

There will be a bonus Art After Dark this year, and "Illuminate" will be the theme for this final event.  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.  This is the last event for 2016, and is obviously Halloween based with the date it falls on.  Make sure to come out in costume!

Holiday Craft Fair – Nov 26th, 2016

Start off your holiday season shopping for one of a kind gifts at the Holiday Craft Fair.  Hosted in a classic setting in the Hawaiian Mission Houses, this will be a fun event to bring friends and family and explore the vendors and festivities.

  • Location – Hawaiian Mission Houses
  • Time – 8:30 to 3 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more –  www.kaiwicoastrun.org

Outrigger Sunday Showcase – Nov 27th 2016

Featuring local muscial performance by Ku'uipo Kumukahi, Na Mele No Na Pua will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment. 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. 

December Events


Chinatown Winter Walk – Dec 1st – Dec 31st, 2016

Make a point to take a stroll through the downtown Chinatown district and see the holiday transformation!  Over 40 merchants will be dressing up their windows and shops for the whole month of December!  Walking maps will be posted though out the area from King St to Hotel St to Pauahi to Bethal St, to Nuuanu to Smith St.

  • Location – 9 block radius within the Downtown Chinatown district
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - HCAD’s Facebook (@discoverchinatown) and Instagram (@discoverchinatownhi)

75th Pearl Harbor Anniversary Events – Dec 1st – 11th, 2016

Commemorating the 75th anniversary and memory of Pearl Harbor, there will be a number of events happening each day from December 1st thru the 11th.

Included in the ongoing celebration will be live Jazz & Blues band performances, outdoor movie nights on Waikiki Beach, reef laying ceremonies, An opening gala and block party, night at the museum, honoring dinners, ceremonial memorial services, a parade, and finishing off with a Honolulu Marathon honoring the past and celebrating the future.  Check out more in the Pearl Harbor special 75th schedule link below.

Quicksilver Eddie Would Go Contest – Dec 1st 2016 – Feb 29th 2017

In honor and memory of legendary Eddie Aikau, Quicksilver holds an annual “Eddie Would Go” surfing contest.  The event window takes place over a three month period, waiting patiently for a big enough swell to roll into the North Shore.  Watch big wave riders paddling into monstrous waves at Waimea Bay, and compete for the title.  Opening ceremonies take place on Dec 3rd, which is a moving event in itself.

First Friday Art Walk - Dec 2nd 2016

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 holiday 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.

Movie on the beach – Dec 2nd, 2016

Join the US Air Force as they showcase an outdoor movie night to the public in Waikiki.  They will be featuring the 1949 classic “Twelve O’Clock High” starring Gregory Peck.  Live entertainment and dinner food booths open up at 5:30 PM, movie starts at 7:30.

10th Anniversary Opening Gala at the Pearl Harbor Pacific Aviation Museum – Dec 3rd, 2016

Join the 10th anniversary celebration for the Pearl Harbor Pacific Aviation Museum.  Participates will be in for a special treat as they dine in the museum surrounding by some of the classic restored aircrafts.  This Gala includes dinner, live music/entertainment, and an auction that benefits the restoration of these planes and educational programs.

  • Location - Pearl Harbor Pacific Aviation Museum
  • Time – 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - Carol Greene at 808-441-1006 or Carol.Greene@PacificAviationMuseum.org
  • Learn more – www.pacificaviationmuseum.org

Honolulu City Lights – Dec 3rd thru Jan 30th 2016

 Whether or not you’re feeling the holiday spirit, the downtown Honolulu City lights, also know as Honolulu Hale, is an amazing spectacle to see.  The festivities start off with the lighting of the 50 ft Christmas tree followed by an electric parade of lights.  This is a must see for the whole family.  There will be food booths, games and rides for the keiki’s.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival – Dec 4th, 2016

Get started on holiday shopping and enjoy 6 hours of festivities, as 15 of Hawaii’s best slack key guitar players come together and put on a Hawaiian mele concert at the Windward Mall.  This event is free to the public and a great way to experience the beautiful sounds of the slack key guitar being played throughout the day.

  • Location – Windward Mall
  • Time – 12 PM to 6 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – www.windwardmall.com

Honolulu Night Market – Dec 4th 2016

Take a break from cooking and holiday shopping and attend the final Honolulu Night Market for 2016 during the day!  This event is called "Pinch of Salt" will be a blast as tons of food trucks and 40 holiday vendors line up for you!  The action takes place in Kaka'ako if you haven't been before.  There will be good entertainment and big crowds so come early!

Billabong Pipe Masters – Dec 8th thru Dec 20th 2016

 Here’s your grand finale of the Triple Crown of Surfing contest.  Come watch the men being separated from the boys as they take on some impressive winter size barrels at the famous Banzai Pipeline!  This is a fun leg of the contest to watch as the action is front row, with massive waves break on the reef close to shore!  You’ll have to get up early for this contest if you want to make it to the North Shore, and find a spot on the beach to watch!

Honolulu Marathon Luau & Concert – Dec 9th, 2016

Looking to gear up for the Honolulu Marathon…sign up for the luau and concert being put on for runners at the Waikiki Shell.  This is an all you can eat and enjoyment of Hawaiian music, show and hula performances into the night!

  • Location – Waikiki Shell
  • Time – Starts at 4 PM
  • Cost - $55 to $125 VIP – Must sign up before and for H/M runners only
  • Learn more – www.honolulumarathon.org

Kalakaua Merrie Mile – Dec 10th, 2016

If you’re not ready for a 26 mile marathon, maybe a 1 mile fun down Kalakaua Ave might be suitable!  Throw in a beach party at the end, on Waikiki Beach, and it’s hard not to join in all the fun!  All running and walking folks are encouraged to participate.  There will be different starting waves of runners/walkers, depending on your ability.  Entries  includes race shirt and finishing medal.

2nd Annual Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace – Dec 10th & 11th, 2016

Come early and join in the fun with ongoing festivities, and tone of great holiday shopping booths with creative and unique gifts for purchase.  There will be a fun keiki Christmas Carnival & Winter Wonderland to explore, and make sure to get a pic Santa and meet Rudolph!

44th Annual Honolulu Marathon – Dec 11th, 2016

Sign up, train and run in one of the most popular marathons not only to Hawaii, but an event which athletes and participants travel from around the world to partake in.  The run will start along Ala Moana Beach Park, travel through Waikiki, Diamond Head, out to Hawaii Kai & back, and end in Kapiolani Park.  Note that services will be available from 5 am to 2 pm.

  • Location – Start near Ala Moana Beach Park & ends in Kapiolani Park
  • Time – 7 AM to 1 PM
  • Cost - $225 - $325
  • Learn more – www.honolulumarathon.org

Outrigger Sunday Showcase – Dec 11th 2016

Featuring local muscial performance by Nathan Aweau, Na Mele No Na Pua will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment. 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. 

5th Annual Makahiki 5K Challenge – Dec 17th 2016

The Makahiki Challenge is a 5K obstacle mud race that is carrying on the tradition of past Hawaii where war was Kapu (outlawed) for a period of 3 or 4 months, and festivals with athletic competitions took place.  This annual mud run cosists of 12 obstacles, including a 12 ft climbing wall, an ice bath, and of course a giant mud pit that you will need to travel through.  Lot’s of goodies included and the run finishes with a live concert!

Christmas Eve Brunch at Waimea Valley - Dec 24th, 2016


Head to the North Shore and enjoy a Christmas Eve celebration special brunch in the botanical gardens of Waimea Valley.  Special live local music performances by Sean Na'auao, Mailani Makaianai, and Paula Fuga.
Event fee includes admission to the park, including the popular Waimea Waterfall.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 10 AM and 3 PM
  • Cost - $22 Kids, $45 Adults
  • Reservations - (808) 638-5864

Halekulani Masterworks: Ode to Joy – Dec 29th & 30th, 2016

An annual symphony tradition, welcoming the new year with “Ode to Joy”.  You don’t have to be a classical music lover to enjoy this production!  The Honolulu Symphony Organization will pair up with the Oahu Choral Society for this special Beethoven’s Symphony masterpiece.

  • Location – Blaisdell Concert Hall
  • Time – 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Cost – $13 Students, $34 + Adult
  • Learn more – www.hisymphony.org

Oahu New Year's Eve Events


New Year’s Eve Moonlight Cruise - Dec 31st 2016

New Year Cruises


Ring in the New Year
a little different this year, and jump on board a special night cruise that's setting sail New Year’s Eve.  Look forward to a gourmet buffet, live music, and drinking champagne with some fantastic views of fireworks set to go off in the magic hour.  This will be a fun night! 


Make sure you secure your tickets early as this New Year's Eve Cruise will sell out!

  • Location – Departs from Aloha Tower Market, Pier 8
  • Time – 10:00 to 1:00 am
  • Cost - $178 per person
  • Learn more - New Year's Eve Cruise

New Year’s Eve Special – Legends in Concert - Dec 31st, 2016

new years eve special legends concert

Secure your tickets to a ‘Rockin Eve’ grand experience into the New Year!  That’s right, celebrate 2017 with some familiar sounds and performances from the likes of Elton John, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and the King…Elvis!  And while this will be a special celebratory show with complimentary party favors, party hats, and noise makers, there are some great ticket options that includes a memorable 4-course dinner, live music, and champagne! 

This show will sell out!  Secure tickets early…review more details and purchase tickets!

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Time – 6:30 PM pre-party dinner & drinks, 8:15 PM Show Starts
  • Cost - $58/Child & $98.99/Adult - Show only, up to $214.99/Adult - King’s VIP Ticket
  • Learn more – New Year’s Eve Special

January 2017 Events


First Friday Art Walk - Jan 6th 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 New Years 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.

Sony Open in Hawaii – Jan 9th – 17th, 2017

 The Sony Open PGA Tour kick off attracts some of the biggest names in professional golfing to compete in classic golf event.  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.

  • Location – Waialae Country Club
  • Time – First Heat 8 AM
  • Cost – $15 to $20 (best if purchased online), military , vets, and children under 12 w/ adult are FREE
  • Learn more - SonyOpenInHawaii.com

Bubble Run – Jan 21st 2017

 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. 

  • Location – Saratoga Ave/Hornet St in Kalaeloa (Barbers Pt)
  • Time – 2 heats:  8 am & 9 am
  • Cost - $20 to $50 (depending on early registration by Nov 30th)
  • Learn more - Bubblerun.com

Beach Clean Up with the Waikiki Aquarium - Jan TBA, 2017

Start off the year with a good deed and participate in a collective effort cleaning up trash and removing debris from the Sandy 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…

Honolulu Color Vibe 5k Race – Jan TBA, 2017

Ready to fulfill your New Year’s resolution and sign up for a fun 5k race?  This isn’t just a race to kick off the New Year, but a race course that’s filled with multiple color tagging stations where you will be tagged with flying colors.  If this isn’t enough to get the adrenaline going, you end race with a dance party and more flying colors at the end!

  • Location – Aloha Stadium
  • Time – Starts at 9 AM
  • Cost – $70
  • Learn more - Honolulu Color Vibe

HTA’s Ahamele Free Concert Series in Waimea Valley - Jan 29th, 2017

Waimea Valley in the North Shore kicks off it’s 2016 free concert series, starting at the end of this month.  There’s a great line up coming together including the Ohana Band, Peter Apo Band, Jerry Santos & Friends, Ryan Tang, and Mokuleia. 

This monthly Hawaiian music series was created for the appreciation and understanding of Hawaiian culture and music. 

Waimea Valley Concert Series

Come early and get a good spot on the main lawn...this will be a concert not to be missed!

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 10 PM to 3 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Wiamea Valley




Aloha & Enjoy!!



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