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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #014 - COVID Restrictions End
May 23, 2022

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Waikiki Friday Fireworks

Waikiki welcomes back the return of weekly fireworks in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon & Duke Kahanamoku Beach.

Weekly Friday night fireworks have been a ritual going on for decades. But shut down due to COVID restrictions, and to avoid gathering of crowds. But after 2 long years of this special activity being shut down, they will now resume in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon beach area.

The show begins around 7:45 pm each Friday evenings. It is recommended to arrive early to set up and get a good seat for the grand 10 minute firework show. hilton-hawaiian-village.html

Oahu May & June Events

Oahu Events have started returning as visitors have this summer.

Farmers Markets were the first to return as they were deemed essential, but now some other social events are returning including Bishop Museum After Hours, Art After Dark at the Modern Museum of Art, Wildest Show at the Honolulu Zoo, Yoga in the Park, Holiday events and others.

oahu-events-in-may.html and oahu-events-in-june.html

Drone Fishing Bill Passes

Drone Fishing bill passes amid criticism…

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as drone fishing. This advance fishing sport allows fisherman to scan the water from above, looking for ideal fish lurking about, and dropping their fishing lines in the water from the drone. This also allows fisherman to take their fishing lines further out in the ocean, beyond their own means of casting their fishing poles.

The state of Hawaii has decided this is an unfair fishing practices and have voted to ban such practices.

Ted's Pies in the North Shore

Ted’s Pies has closed down supermarket production due to chain supply issues. You will now need to make a trip to the north shore to indulge in one of the infamous local pies.

If you are unfamiliar, Ted's is popular for flavors like Chocolate Haupia (coconut cream), Macadamia Nut, and Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Cheesecake...they are the craze of the island and worth a trip to the north shore just to get one! north-shore-restaurants.html

Waikiki Beach Sections

If you are visiting Waikiki this summer and excited to spend some time on Waikiki Beach, here are some characteristics that make up the 8 different sections of this Oahu 2 mile long beach. Learn which sections are best for surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sun bathing, calmer sections, sport activity, and more... waikiki-beach.html

Haiku Stairs Still Remain

The City of Honolulu Board voted a couple months back to dismantle the popular Haiku Stairs, originally built by the military.

But as costs continue to rise, and environmental issues considerations have not been addressed, the stair remain in place, and are scaled on a daily bases by "trespassers".

The Friends of Haiku Stairs continue a push to salvage the popular hike, and said "city leaders would be wise to strike a deal, like they did with the Kokonut Coalition, which now repairs and maintains the Koko Crater stairs."

The Koko Crater Steps were recently repaired for the public to hike with a safer passage to the top of the ridge.

Consider this open hike as an alternative to the Haiku Stairs that remains closed to the public.


Oahu Popular Shows

As COVID restrictions have lifted and are back to full capacity, larger show around the island have resumed.

Booking for new Oahu Shows and concerts have taken off for Blue Note Waikiki, Slack Key Lounge, Kana Ka Pila Grille, Waikiki Shell, Blaisdell Center, and many hotel live music and entertainment venues. oahu-shows.html

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