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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 no more than 5 are allow.

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.

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

While many museums and outdoor attractions are opening back up, beaches, parks and hiking trails are closing back up to help curve rising COVID numbers.  Many shops and restaurants are 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 October.

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 - take out only at this time...

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...

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 100 people, as well as private events to follow suit under the stay in place mandate.

  • 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
  • KCC Farmers Market next to Diamond Head has been cancelled until further notice
  • 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 closed to the public until further notice or posted dates.  Some hikes, golf courses, some restaurants (takeout only), and some shops and malls remain open or closed based on Hawaii mandates and guidance.  As of Aug 8th the state will be re-closing 300 city and state parks for exercise only...no group sports.  And while beaches will be closed including Hanauma Bay.  Also note the Koko Head Trail and the Diamond Head Summit trail will remain closed as well.

Museum, Amusement Park, and Oahu Attraction Closure announcements:

  • Polynesian Cultural Center has closed through April 30th, 2020...remains closed.
  • Hawaii State Museum has closed until further notice and canceled all events for March & April
  • Children's Discovery Museum has closed for the remainder of March
  • Hanauma Bay will close through April...extended
  • Pearl Harbor has announced that it will close and reopen when safe.  Other side Pearl Harbor attractions said they plan on remaining closed until the end of April.
  • Waikiki Aquarium will close until further notice -reopening June 29th
  • The Bishop Museum has decided to close until further notice -reopening June 26th
  • The Iolani Palace has decided to close until further notice -announced reopening
  • Sea Life Park has closed until further notice -clear to re-open...no date yet.
  • Honolulu Museum of Art will close through March 31st...entended
  • Oahu State Parks have closed including Diamond Head Park, Makapuu State Park & Kaena Pt State Park -only Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay remain closed.
  • Oahu Beaches have closed and lifeguards have been relieved from beach watch duties -beaches re-opened with lifeguards back on duty.
  • Wet n Wild Hawaii closed -reopening...
  • Dole Plantation has closed until further notice
  • Halona Blow Hole parking lot access is closed. -Now re-opened
  • Many non essential shops are temperately closing down during this time

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!!