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Event Updates on Oahu

As events and Oahu attractions are being updated regarding changes, cancellations, or postponements, we will do our best to update you.

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Opening Back up on Oahu

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS - Starting on March 25th 2022, the Hawaii Safe Travel program will no longer be required for Hawaii visitors.  This program for the past year required proof of vaccination or a 72 hour negative COVID test results for visitors.  Facemasks have also eased for Indoor establishments, including restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment facilities, and Oahu attractions.  In fact, all COVID related rules and policies have been removed for Hawaii.  Some individual establishments could still require masking...

Oahu public places and events have reopened to the public. This means that restaurants, shops, churches, and gyms have increased their capacity from 100% to full, and allow congregation of groups to increase from a maximum of 10 to no requirement number.  Beaches, hiking trails and other outdoor activities that allowed groups of 25 to gather together, also no longer require to adhere to these numbers.

Larger events, concerts, weddings and organized outdoor races may resume with no COVID restrictions.

The governor has also revised the face mask rule, and no longer restricting wearing a face mask covering while outdoors.

All museums and outdoor attractions have opened back up along with beaches, parks and hiking trails.  Most shops and restaurants have also re-opened.

Beaches & Parks - Oahu beaches and parks have re-opened.  Note that Hanauma Bay has opened back up, but only allowing 750 daily visitors verses previous 3000/day.  You can now make a reservation on their website up to 2 days in advance.  Locals are not required to make a reservation...

Hiking Trails - Oahu hiking trails have re-opened.  Note Maunawili Falls has closed until 2023 for a trail makeover.

Shops - Most shops have re-opened including the Ala Moana Center.  Other centers and shops continue to open up as well.

Oahu Restaurants - family groups can seat and dine together.  facemasks are no longer required indoors at this time.

Night Clubs & Bars - 100% capacity and may remain open to state guideline hours.

Attractions - Most attractions have re-opened in 2021 including Kualoa Ranch, Wet n Wild Water Park, Honolulu Zoo, Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, Waikiki Aquarium, Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center, and Luaus around the island.

Events - Farmer markets around the island have resumed.  And Blue Note has reopened for concert performances.  Check out Oahu events for more...

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.  

The governor of Hawaii has announced the Hawaii Safe Travel program is no longer required at this time.  Visitors should still verify through the Hawaii Safe Travel Website.

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

Reopening of Events Starting 2021

We have seen re-openings and new scheduling's of concerts and larger events on Oahu, including the following:

  • Diamond Head Trail has reopened starting Dec 17th
  • 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 reopened
  • Toa Luau has reopened
  • Makai Bar (replacing the Mai Tai Bar) delay grand opening
  • Floating Lantern Festival in May is scheduled for 2022
  • Lei Day in May TBD
  • Iolani Fair has been rescheduled
  • Atlantis Submarine rides back in operation
  • Blue Note has reopened for concerts

See more on Oahu Events Page

Update on Oahu Attractions

Many Oahu attractions have reopened to the public.  Most Beaches, hikes, golf courses, restaurants, and shops and malls have re-opened under Hawaii mandates and guidance.  Note the Diamond Head Summit Deck has just re-opened starting Dec 17th.

Museum, Amusement Park, and Oahu Attraction Closure announcements:

  • Sea Life Park has announced re-opening on March 4th
  • Polynesian Cultural Center announced reopening Jan 18th
  • Hanauma Bay re-opened to the public starting on Dec 2nd
  • Dole Plantation reopening starting Nov 12th
  • The state has reopened the Pali Lookout for viewing.
  • Hawaii State Museum has reopened
  • Children's Discovery Museum has re-opened
  • Pearl Harbor has re-opened with ferry service to the Arizona Viewing Platform.  Other Pearl Harbor attractions have also 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.
  • Honolulu Museum of Art has re-opened
  • Diamond Head Summit Viewing Deck reopened Dec 17th
  • 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.

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