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Event Updates on Oahu

There are lots of event updates on Oahu happening place right now with Hawaii's shelter in place mandate.  As events and Oahu attractions are being updated regarding changes, cancellations, or postponements, we will do our best to update you for 2020.

Waikiki Festival Market

Opening & Closing Back up on Oahu

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS - Oahu has lifted a 2nd Shelter-in-Place order, and open up most parks, hikes and beaches again.  Family groups of more than 5 are allow right now.

Oahu will start allowing visitors back to the island on October 15th without a mandated 14-day quarantine, if a negative COVID test result is taken within 72 hours of flight and submitted upon arrival.

While Oahu elects to re-open, other islands including the Big Island and Kauai might elect to keep the quarantine policy in effect.

Guest will be asked to quarantine if results take longer than arrival time, and stay quarantined until a negative result is available.

14 Day quarantine option is still available at this time.

Many museums and outdoor attractions are opening back up along with beaches, parks and hiking trails.  Many shops and restaurants are also re-opening or scheduled to soon.

Beaches & Parks - Oahu beaches and parks have re-opened.  Up to family groups of 5 are allow to gather.  Not tents of any kind are allowed at this time.  Note that Hanauma Bay had announced they will open back up starting on September 1st, but most likely will be postponed until 2021.

Hiking Trails - Most Oahu hiking trails have re-opened starting Sept 10th.

Shops - Many shops have started to open back up including the Ala Moana Center.  Other centers and shops continue to open up as well.

Oahu Restaurants - family groups of no more than 5 can seat and dine together.  Mandatory facemasks worn until food or drinks arrive.

Attractions - Kualoa Ranch, Wet n Wild Water Park reopened on June 1st. Honolulu Zoo - reopened on June 5th.  Iolani Palace reopened on June 19th, Bishop Museum reopened on June 26th, Waikiki Aquarium has temporarily re-closed do to social distancing fears.

Events - Some farmer markets around the island are resuming.  And Blue Note has reopened for small concert performances. NOTE - New closure for these types of event will start Aug 8th...

Learn more - Honolulu Government Site

Plans on visiting Oahu


If you are planning on visiting Oahu or anywhere for that matter, stay alert and updated on current news and developments.  Please note that there is now a 14 day quarantine for all new arrives in Hawaii through Sept, and may be extended.

Enjoy your stay but take necessary precaution and safety when traveling about.


Cancellations and Rescheduled Events


We have seen some cancellations and postponements of concerts and larger events on Oahu, including the following:

The City of Honolulu has announced that all public events are canceled through Aug that are larger than 50 people, as well as private events to follow suit under the stay in place mandate.

  • KCC Farmers Market next to Diamond Head will be reopening on Nov 14th
  • Great Aloha Run will take place (virtually) Feb 8th - 15th
  • Sony Open will take place in January, but no spectators allowed
  • Honolulu Marathon canceled
  • Ala Moana 4th of July Fireworks and scheduled events has been canceled
  • The 26th Annual Honolulu Festival scheduled for March 7th – canceled
  • Mariah Carey concert rescheduled for Nov 28th, 2020
  • Hapalua Half Marathon planned for April 5th is rescheduled for September, TBD
  • Waikiki Aquarium 116th birthday canceled and other group events
  • Downtown St Patrick's Block Party & SALT celebration canceled
  • 3rd Annual Noodle Fest postponed until later date
  • Prince Kuhio Parade postponed/canceled
  • Waikiki Spam Jam will be postponed...date to be announced
  • UH sporting events and activities
  • Honolulu Museum canceled March events, but museum remains open
  • Kailua Night Market canceled until further notice
  • Aloha Stadium Swap Meet has canceled through May 2020
  • Toa Luau has closed through the end of the month of May
  • Makai Bar (replacing the Mai Tai Bar) delay grand opening
  • Floating Lantern Festival in May has canceled for 2020
  • Lei Day in May canceled
  • Iolani Fair has been canceled for April
  • Atlantis Submarine rides cancelled until further notice
  • Blue Note canceled all shows through May - reopened

See more on Oahu Events Page


Update on Oahu Attractions

Many Oahu attractions have reopened to the public.  Most hikes, golf courses, restaurants, and shops and malls have re-opened under Hawaii mandates and guidance.  And while beaches will be closed including Hanauma Bay.  Also note the Diamond Head Summit trail remains closed as well.

Museum, Amusement Park, and Oahu Attraction Closure announcements:


  • Dole Plantation reopening starting Nov 12th
  • The state has reopened the Pali Lookout for viewing.
  • Polynesian Cultural Center reopened Nov 1st.
  • Hawaii State Museum has reopened
  • Children's Discovery Museum has re-opened
  • Hanauma Bay remains closed
  • Pearl Harbor has re-opened with ferry service to the Arizona Viewing Platform.  Other Pearl Harbor attractions have re-opened, including the USS Bowfin Submarine.
  • Waikiki Aquarium has re-opened, but requires reservations.
  • The Bishop Museum reopened on June 26th
  • The Iolani Palace has re-opened.  Social distancing required in building.
  • Sea Life Park has reopened
  • Honolulu Museum of Art has re-opened
  • Oahu State Parks have re-opened except Diamond Head Park and Hanauma Bay, which remain closed at this time.
  • Oahu Beaches have re-opened with lifeguards on duty.  Family groups no larger than 5 are allow to gather on beaches or parks.
  • Wet n Wild Hawaii re-opened
  • Halona Blow Hole parking lot access has re-opened

Note - The Ala Moana Center has changed their hours temporary Mon - Sat 11 am to 7 PM, and Sunday Noon to 6 PM.  Many shops will be reopening as of May 15th, 2020, and some restaurants will be open for takeout only.




Aloha & Enjoy!!