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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.

Waikiki Festival Market

Opening back up Oahu

Hawaii’s restaurants are re-opening for dine-in service.  New social distancing rules are in place and this is what you need to know.

Call ahead – with fewer tables available for spacing purposes, reservations are highly recommended.  Some restaurants require you order ahead of arriving at the restaurant.

Face masks are required for entering and moving about the premises.

Each restaurant might require additional or special requirements to help dining safely.

While many attractions remain closed at this time many beaches, hiking trails, shops and restaurants are opening up or scheduled to re-open soon.

Beaches & Parks - most state parks and beaches have re-opened except for Hanauma Bay.  Beaches close a half-hour past sunset and will remain closed until a half-hour before sunrise.  Note that Hanauma Bay remain closed at this time.  And no parking allowed at Lanikai or Laniakea Beaches until July 1st.

Hiking Trails - most state trails have opened back up, except for Diamond Head Trail.

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 - indoor dining now in the process of re-opening for dine-in service.

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 reopened on June 29th.

Events - Some farmer markets around the island are resuming.  And Blue Note has reopened for small concert performances.

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 will be reopening by 5/15/2020) at this point in time.  As of April 25th the state will be re-opening up 300 city and state parks for exercise only...no group sports.  And while beaches will be opening back up, Hanauma Bay will remain closed.  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.

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 May, and may be extended.

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

Aloha & Enjoy!!