Oahu Events 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.

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.

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

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!


Special Concerts

Willie K at Blue Note - June 20th, July 18 & Aug 15th, 2017

Hawaiian legend Willie K will be performing a couple performances this evening. Willie has a beautiful way of incorporating some many different genres blends in his Hawaiian music.  It's a treat to watch him perform!

  • Location – Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 5:30 & 9 PM Concerts
  • Cost - $25 to $45
  • Learn more - ticketweb.com

The MayJah RayJah 2017 Music Festival - July 28th, 2017

One of the largest Hawiian Reegie music festivals is happening this summer! Welcome Soja Shaggy, Katchafire, Rebel Souljahz, Sammy J, and a dozen more favs!

  • Location - Waikiki Shell
  • Time - 4:30 PM & 10 PM
  • Cost - $59 to $209
  • Learn more - blaisdellcenter.com

Jack Johnson in concert - Aug 4th & 5th, 2017

In town early August? Catch Jack Johnson at the Waikiki Shell for a special concert benefiting the Kolua Hawaii Foundation.

  • Location - Waikiki Shell
  • Time - TBD
  • Cost - Tickets go on sale April 23rd
  • Learn more - StarAdvertiser.com

Ottmar Liebert at Blue Note - Aug 11th - 13th, 2017

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra will be in town performing a few performances. You will be blone away by his modern flamenco music creations.  It's not often we get world renowned tallet like Ottmar Lieberts...not miss it if your in town!

  • Location – Blue Note Hawaii
  • Time - 5:30 & 9 PM Concerts
  • Cost - $35 to $45
  • Learn more - ticketweb.com

June Events


Evening Luau at Paradise Cove - June 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.

Foster Botanical Garden Twilight Summer Concert Series              June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2017

Spend an afternoon enjoying the Foster Botanical Gardens while listening to some relaxing music performed by the University of Texas Arlington Jazz Orchestra.

  • Location – Foster Botanical Gardens, 180 N Vineyard Blvd
  • Time – 4 PM to 7 PM
  • Cost – FREE admission
  • Learn more - www.honolulu.gov

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 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 kicks off their first movie night on June 1st, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn with the feature hit Manoa.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 7:15 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - WaimeaValley.net

First Friday Art Walk - June 2nd 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.  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

17th Annual Habiltat Luau at Kualoa Ranch - June 3rd, 2017

Turnout for the largest luau on the island benefiting Hawaii’s Habilitat, an alternative to a 12 step program.  Join a big benefit for the preservation of the beautiful Hawaii we've come to love.  Enjoy a day of fun & activites, entertainment, a huge silent auction, and a grand grand daytime luau.  Along with a fun day of activites, incuding lots of great stuff for the keikis (face painting, bouncy houses, caricature drawings), there will be a silent auction featuring over 500 items to bid on.  You will find everything from vacation getaways to jewelry to Hawaiian musical instruments.  Music entertainment venue includes Henery Kapano & John Cruz.  Finally, you can't beat an 8 coarse luau, including all the classics…, Kalua Pig, Lomi Salmon, Chicken Long Rice, Beef Stew, Rice, Poi, Squid Luau, and Haupia...and all for a great cause!

  • Location – Kualoa Ranch
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - $40 Adult, $20 Child, $100 Family
  • Learn more – Habilitat.com

6th Annual North Shore Ocean Fest – June 3rd, 2017

 Celebrate our beautiful Pacific Ocean up in the North Shore!  From successful years before, Turtle Bay Resort will continue to host this event that brings together ocean educators, ocean activates, film promotion, Hawaiian made crafts, and lots of food vendors and live music on the grounds.  As a bonus, there will be hula performances and great prizes being handed out.  This is a free attendance fundraiser, honoring “World Oceans Day”, with fun filled event for the whole family! 

10th Annual Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii - June 3rd & 4th, 2017

In commemoration of the Battle of Midway, join thousands of spectators turning out to watch remote control 1/5th scale warbird planes perform tricks in the air.  There will be lots of supporting and side activites, including a kids' activity zone, hangar tours with historic single engine planes on display, a "candy bombing" air performance. As will all successful events, there will be food, drinks, exhibits, and entertainment...  Note: there will be a free shuttle provided from Pearl Harbor Visitors Center.

Royal Hawaiian Band at kapiolani Park – June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2017

Spend a Sunday afternoon in Kapiolani Park listening to the Royal Hawaiian Band at the Kapiolani Bandstand.  Help and thank the Royal Hawaiian Band for caring on the tradition of promoting and fostering Hawaiian music and culture dating back to 1836 by King Kamehameha III.

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – June 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 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!  Raiatea Helm kicks off the summer concert series on June 7th.  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Line up for June:  Raiatea Helm on June 7th, Manoa DNA on June 15th, Roy Sakuma’s Super Keiki, and June 29th Hoko Zuttermeister
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - June 8th, 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, Dinner included $29.95/Adult, $12.95/Kid (4 to 12)
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - June 8th, 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 kicks off their first movie night on June 1st, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn with the feature hit Finding Dory.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 7:15 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - WaimeaValley.net

145th Annual King Kamehameha Lei Draping - June 9th, 2017

A special 30 ft lei draping event takes place each year from when the bronze statue was dedicated by King Kalakaua, honoring the great King Kamehameha.  With this tradition, will be a royal court performance, Hawaiian music, ceremony, and entertainment!  It will be spectical not to be missed!  Joining the music enteraiment will be the Royal Hawaiian Band, and Raiatea Helm.

  • Location - Ali iolani Hale, Downtown Honolulu
  • Time - Starts at 3 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - ags.hawaii.gov

Love of Libations at the Moana Surfrider – June 9th, 2017

Celebrate all things luscious and lively...this Love of Libations event will be “Cocktails & Cacti”.  Dress up and enjoy an evening under the iconic banyon tree, indulging in yummy taste bites, special crafted drinks, and lively entertainment.

  • Location – Moana Surfrider
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 7 PM
  • Cost - $75 (21 yrs & older)
  • Learn more – www.moana-surfrider.com

38th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival – June 9th – 11th, 2017

 Get ready for a 3 day international celebration of Pan-Pacific culture in Waikiki.  During this block party parade, you will see great performances including hula, live demonstrations, lots of food booths, and live entertainment.  Watch thousands participate in a big parade with lively costumes and floats, as they march down Kalakaua Ave...followed with a long day full of activites!

  • Location – Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki
  • Time – 10 Am to 10 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - Pan-Pacific Festival

Beach Clean Up with the Waikiki Aquarium - June 10th, 2017

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.  Please bring water and sunscreen.  Make sure to sign up below…

World Oceans Day Celebration – June 10th, 2017

Join in on ocean education and sustainability activities.  This will be an afternoon of fun activates & celebration around the beautiful Ko’olina Lagoon #4.  Listen to live entertainment and explore the food booths with your appetite.  There will also be an outdoor movie showing of Disney’s recent box office hit Moana.

  • Location – Ko’olina Lagoon #4
  • Time – 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – koolina.com/events

101st Annual King Kamehameha Celebration – June 10th, 2017

Come out for a special 100th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration and Floral Parade.  The floral parade start at 9 am downtown and will end at the bandstand in Kapiolani Park.  There will be lots of fun and decorative floats and groups marching in commemoration of King Kamehameha. A family day of entertainment starts promptly at 11 am in the park, and continue throughout the day with hula performances, live music, food booths and Hawaiian arts and crafts.  Finally, wonder over to the Waikiki Shell, where  there will be a special concert held…more details to follow

  • Location – Starting in Downtown Honolulu & ending in Kapiolani Park, Waikiki
  • Time – 9 AM Parade, 11 AM to 4 PM Activities, 6 PM to 9 PM Special Concert
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - Hawaii.gov/kamehameha

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival – June 11th, 2017

Need a better excuse to head to the mall?  How about a grand Hawaiian steel guitar concert!  Featuring masters such as Bobby Ingano, Greg Sardinha, and Jeff Au!  Come out and join the fun! 

MUSIC OF HAWAII with Erin Smith - June 12th, 2017

Listen to the beautiful sounds of the violin in a beautiful environment setting, from violinsit Iggy, Chee-Yun & Friends.  This concert has sold out fast in the past.  Treat yourself to a beautiful evening with a memoriable concert.

  • Location - Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art
  • Time - 7:00 to 9 PM
  • Cost - $15 General Admission
  • Learn more - honolulumuseum.org

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – June 14th, 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!  Get ready as Kapena will be rocking the zoo!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert:  Kapena
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $3
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – June 15th, 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 will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo, Hot Club of Hulaville, Osorio Ohana.  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 7 PM
  • Cost – Ticket are available to members first, and public after June 2nd
  • Learn more - Waikikiaquarium.org

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - June 15th, 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 kicks off their first movie night on June 1st, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn with the feature hit Lego Batman Movie.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 7:15 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - WaimeaValley.net

Na Mele O Ko’olina – June 17th, 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

Father’s Day BBQ Buffet and ‘Aha Mele Series Concert                   June 18th, 2017

Time to take dad out for a relaxing day in the Waimea Valley gardens, where he and the whole family can enjoy a nice Father's Dad BBQ and concert performances from Hawaii's muscians, Paula Fuga, Pandanus Club, and Jerry Santos.  The BBQ buffet will feature baby back ribs, BBQ Chicken, grilled steak & fish, burgers & hot dogs, and lots of sides including kiawe smoked potatoes!  Price of admission will give you access to explore the beautiful grounds and popular waterfall.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 11:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost - $45.95 Adult, $21.95 Child (4 to 15 yrs old)
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Father’s Day Beerfest – June 18th, 2017

Treat Dad to a day of tasting up to 20 different micro beers, sampling food pairings, while being entertained with some live entertainment under the iconic banyan tree!  Doesn’t get much better than this!

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – June 21st, 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 be a keiki carnival theme!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert: Roy Sakuma Super Keiki
  • 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 - June 22nd, 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 kicks off their first movie night on June 1st, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn with the feature hit Jungle Book.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 7:15 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - WaimeaValley.net

Art After Dark - Art in a Time of Chaos – June 23rd 2017

DJ Jem will be spinning Chinese electro beats.  Enjoy a Chinese lion and dragon dance performed by Gee Yung Chinese Martial Arts, Hong Teck Dragon & Lion Dance Sport Association.  And watch a medieval reenactment group Golden Horde give a sword and archery demo. Pose for photos with their old-world props. Enjoy a performance of traditional dances by Phoenix Chamber of Dance.  

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

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

Waikiki Aquarium Invasive Algae Removal – June 24th, 2017

Devote a morning to help make a difference with removal of invasive algae species.  Waikiki Aquarium hosts a few beach clean-up sections per year.  This one will be right out front of the aquarium.  Please bring swim gear, reef shoes, shorkel gear, sun block and towel.  Staff will start off the morning with an introducion and education on invasive algae.

  • Location – Waikiki Aquarium
  • Time – 8:45 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – WaikikiAquarium.org

Mele on the Marina Fest  - June 24th, 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…

5th Annual Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series - June 24th, 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:  Nathan Awaeau, Kapena, Lim Ohana, Sean Na’auao, Brother Noland and a few more. Concerts will be held on the Waimea Valley Main Pavilion Lawn on the last Saturday of the summer months: June 24th, July 29th, and August 26th from 3pm-7pm.

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

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – June 28th, 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!  It will also be volunteer appreciation night!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

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

Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – June 29th, 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. 

This 2nd concert performance on June 23rd, will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Streetlight Cadence, Hoku Zuttermeister, Kalani Kea.  Show up early and explore the aquarium exhibits!  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.  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 - June 29th, 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 kicks off their first movie night on June 1st, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn with the feature hit Ghost Busters.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 7:15 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - WaimeaValley.net

Eat the Street – June 30th 2017

Eat the Street is an organization that gets some of the best food trucks on the island, that to come together in a designated area, and create a party of its own.  Thousands of hungry folks seeking their next favorite dish attend every last Friday of the month!  Explore the different venues and taste some ono creations from 40 food trucks.  Live entertainment!!!

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

Art After Dark - French Paradox – June 30th 2017

Enjoy a night and celebration of French art, food, music, and fun!

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

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

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival – July 4th,

Kick off the 4th of July with a 6 hour long slack key guitar concert in the North Shore!  This “North Shore Style” festival is a great venue outside of the busy fireworks displays around Honolulu.  This is a family oriented event featuring great food, games, prizes, lots of entertainment, and of course ending it with fireworks!  Some lucky winner will walk away with a brand new Taylor Guitar!  Food booths will be organized by “Eat the Street”.

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 8th, 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 with our opening film, Pirates of the Caribbean  Curse of the Black Pearl.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 7:15 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - WaimeaValley.net

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.

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 coulple 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 festivites.   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 demostrations 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 a 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 Hawaiis 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

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 Hawaiis 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…

August Events


Evening Luau at Paradise Cove - Aug 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.

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – August 2nd, 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!  Join in for a "Bayou Boogie" theme! Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Musician line up: Jimmy Borges Jazz All Stars
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

First Friday Art Walk - August 4th 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.  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.

2nd Annual BEST OF HONOLULU FESTIVAL - Aug 5th, 2017

Presented by HONOLULU Magazine and HONOLULU Family, this event was created to showcase the best of the city, featuring over 45 best of the best vendors, entertainment, restaurants, goods and activities.  Make sure to bring the kids for the keiki village set up with rides and interactive games and activites.  Don't miss the live entertainment by Hawaii's musician Jeff Peterson, The Performing Artists Academy’s “Rhapsody” Choir, Michael Honoka & Azita, and more.

  • Location - Frank Fasi Civic Grounds, Downtown Honolulu
  • Time - 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - HonoluluMagazine.com

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - Aug 5th, 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, $29.95/Adult, $12.95/Kid (12 & under)
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Reebok Spartan Race – Hawaii Trifesta Weekend                             Aug 5th & 6th, 2017

Ready to put your body to the test and run a tough obstacle course like a Spartan!  This will be the biggest man made obstacle course found on Hawaii, featuring 4 to 8 foot walls, a barbwire crawl, monkey bars, a 30 foot rope to climb, and a fire pit to jump over!  You will encounter over 20 obstacles over the 3 to 5 mile races.  Make sure to review more details on the Spartan.com website.

  • Location – Kuloa Ranch
  • Time – 11 AM to 2 PM Sat, 6 AM to 12 PM Sun (diff start times)
  • Cost – $149 to $299, $45 Kids (1/2 mile race), $10 parking
  • Learn more – www.Spartan.com

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – August 9th, 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!  Join in for a "Come Together" theme! Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

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

Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – August 10th, 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 is the summer concert at the aquarium, and will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Josh Tatofi, Alx Kawakami, Blayne Asing.  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

Kalo & Awa Festival - Sept 10th,

A fun festival on the Waimea Valley grounds featuring local farmers, interesting workshops & demonstrations, food sample tastings, live music to fill the air, and lots more!

  • Location - Waimea Valley, Pikake Pavilion & Main Lawn area
  • Time - Starts at 8 AM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - www.waimeavalley.net

Comedy at the  Hawaii Theatre with Rex Navarrete – Aug 11th, 2017

Spend an evening full of laughter with local comedians FRANK DE LIMA & KAPENA WITH EMCEE LIL GUY.  Frank De Lima doesn’t hold back, and brings his Potugeese American heritage to the table with lots of new material! 

  • Location – Hawaii Theatre Center, 1130 Bethel St
  • Time – 8 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - $40
  • Learn more – HawaiiTheatre.com

Discover Art in Chinatown - Aug 12th, 2017

Check out the latest pop-up art event with lots of ongoing entertainment and activites to participate in the popular Chinatown area.  Make sure to check out Poetry on the spot, Whimsical Ceramics, oil painting, digital cartoon creations, more special art exhibits, "on the spot Impov", free Hanafuda classes Make-and-take art for all ages.  To help make this event more festive, there will be live music performances through out and great food by Aunty Sweety's Smoke Meats and more!

  • Location - Multi-location including Marks Garage, Nuuanu Avenue, Pauahi Street, Bethel Street
  • Time - 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - DiscoverArt

Willie K playing at Blue Note – Aug 15th, 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 – August 16th, 2017

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

  • Musician line up: Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org

23rd Annual Made in Hawaii Festival – August 18th- 20th, 2017

Discover just about everything made in Hawaii at the annual Made in Hawaii Festival.  The exhibition hall at the Neal Blaisdell Center will feature nearly 400 venders featuring everything from local books, Hawaiian jewelry, arts & crafts, produce and packaged treats, and much much more!  There will be also be home grown cooking demos and sample tastings worth trying.  Last year set a record of more than 45,000 attendees.  The 3 day festival will filled with ongoing live local music and entertainment.  Bring out the family for this one!

  • Location – Neal Blaisdell Center
  • Time – 9 AM to 9 PM
  • Cost - $6, FREE 5 and under
  • Learn more – MadeinHawaii.com

Duke’s Annual Ocean Fest – Aug 19th – 27th, 2017

The Duke Kahanamoku Ocean Fest is a celebration of ocean and beach activites.  There are will be lots of ongoing contests to join or watch, including Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboard Racing, Swimming Races, & Volleyball Matches.  Between competitions, make sure to watch or participate in some of the other fun activites, such as Opening

  • Location – Kuhio Beach
  • Time – morning on…times ceremonies, Surfboard Waterpolo Match, Outdoor movie on Friday 26th, and the Red Bull Party Wave.  It's a week of fun...don't miss out!
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – www.dukesoceanfest.com

La Ohana Day at Waimea Valley - Aug 20th 2017

Waimea is reaching out to all the Kama'aina and military families on Oahu to take advantage of a special 50% discount off general admission on August 20th.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 9 AM-5 PM
  • Cost - 50% off to Hawaii residents and military
  • Learn more - www.waimeavalley.net

34th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival – August 20th, 2017

You won’t have to walk far for this slack key festival if you’re staying in Waikiki!  This is gathering of some of Hawaii’s top slack key guitar performers, who love to jam for hours on end, with solo and group performances.  Along with great entertainment, there will be good island BBQ, and free giveaways, including a Taylor Guitar give away, so make sure to be around to be the lucky winner!

  • Location – Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Time – 12 Noon to 6 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – SlackKeyFestival.com

Eat the Street – Aug 25th 2017

Time to spice things up!  That's right "spicy" is your August theme!  I'm sure you can request your order on the mild side or turn up the heat!  Eat the Street is an organization that gets some of the best food trucks on the island, that 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 from 40 food trucks.  Live entertainment!!!

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

MATSUMOTO SHAVE ICE 66TH ANNIVERSARY - Aug 26th

Help celebrate the 65th anniversary with famous Matsumoto Shave Ice!  They will be offering a roll back price of .65 cents for a one flavor shave ice. Hang out in the court yard with live entertainment and activites. Also pick up one of 500 specially printed anniversary t-shirts for $6.50 while they last!

  • Location - Matsumoto Shave Ice
  • Time - 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - $0.65 one flavor (9am to noon)
  • Learn more - MatsumotoShaveIce

16th Annual Korean Festival – Aug 26th

Celebrate a day in Korean culture.  Have fun and explore a taste in Korean culture through signature liked foods including Kalbi shortribs and kim chi, music, dance performances, art works, demonstrations and performances, including  taekwondo, a traditional tea ceremony, and drum dances.  There  will also be some fun singing competitions, Korean chef cooking demos, and how about a Kim Chi eating contest –don’t miss it!

  • Location – Honolulu Hale Civic Grounds, 530 S. King Street
  • Time – 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – www.koreanfestivalhi.com

5th Annual Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series - Aug 26th, 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:  Hapa, Ekolu, keauhou, 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

36th Annual Greek Festival Honolulu Hawaii - August 26th & 27th

Time to go Greek in the park.  There will be lots of Greek festivities happening the last weekend of August in Ala Moana Park.  Get set for a big line up of musicians, dancers, choir singers, activites, Presentations, arts and crafts, lots of Greek food booths including popular gyro sandwiches & Spanakopita (Spanish pie) It's cheap to get in, and cheaper if you wear a toga ($1).  Note, no credit cards accepted...cash and checks w/ ID.

  • Location - McCoy Pavillian, Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Time - Noon to 9 PM
  • Cost - $3, free for children under 11 and milatary.
  • Learn more - GreekFestivalHawaii.com


Aloha & Enjoy!!



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