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May Events

Paradise Cove Luau

Paradise Cove is not just another luau, it’s a full production with lots of activities and entertainment that some others tend to lack.  Kick off the afternoon with some Mai Tai’s and join in the celebration and festivities!

A lively and enchanting evening at Paradise Luau, featuring a traditional Hawaiian feast, captivating Polynesian dances, and a vibrant celebration of Hawaiian culture and heritage under the starry night sky.

A Luau is a celebration for enjoying each other’s company, play traditional Hawaiian games, watching a Kalua Pork Imu ceremony take place, participate in a hukilau of pulling in a large fishnet from the ocean, listening to live local music, and being entertained throughout the night with many Polynesian and Hula performances.

Whale Watching Tour

The Oahu Whale Watching Tour offers an incredible opportunity to witness majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat, complemented by friendly encounters with wild dolphins and the chance to snorkel with sea turtles.

If you’re visiting during whale migrating months (late Dec – early May) you might be fortunate to see humpback whales surfacing along the south and western coastline.

Ride a catamaran or monohull boat with a small group tour from Waikiki (through the Kewalo Basin Harbor) or from Ko Olina (through the Waianae Harbor), to get a closer look at these magnificent sea mammals.

If you're lucky, you're get to watch the whales breaching the water and splash around, along with other surprises from local marine life, including dolphins and sea turtles.  Book your Whale Watching Tour now...


Ko'olina Artfest - April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 30th, 2024

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts!  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.


KCC Farmers Market - April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2024

If you’re around on a Saturday morning, get yourself over to the KCC Farmers Market on the side of Diamond Head.

This festival market goes beyond produce and features some Oahu’s great pop-up restaurants, and other fun food creations such as Ono Pops and roasted locally seasoned corn ears.  This is also an opportunity to find island flowers, fresh local fruits, nuts, delicious sauces and other creations.

  • Location - Kapiolani Community College
  • Time - Every Sat (weather permitting) 7:30 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn more - KCC Farmers Market

Pau Hana Festival - April TBD

The Pau Hana Festival in Waikiki is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and music that takes place annually in Oahu. The festival brings together some of Hawaii's most talented musicians, dancers, and artisans, providing a platform for them to showcase their skills and celebrate their heritage.

Attendees can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, including traditional hula performances, contemporary Hawaiian music, and local food and drink vendors. The festival aims to promote awareness and appreciation of Hawaiian culture while providing a fun and memorable experience for visitors and locals alike.

  • Location – Kalakau Blvd, Waikiki
  • Time – 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost – Free
  • Learn more - Waikiki Events

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 4th, 2024

There are always ongoing performances at the International Market Place, but the Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat.  Do a little shopping and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be hard to get a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – International Market Place Stage
  • Time – 12 PM to 12:45 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 5th, 2024

The Royal Hawaiian Band has ongoing performances around Honolulu, including Kapiolani Park and at the Iolani Palace.  Bring your beach blankets, lounge chairs, the family, and set up a picnic and enjoy the concerts taking place. 

  • Location – Iolani Palace
  • Time – 12 PM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

First Friday Art Walk - April 5th, 2024

First Friday is an evening art walk that takes place in Chinatown Honolulu.  This is a popular fun event that takes place every 1st Friday of each month.  Surrounding merchants of art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars are known for opening up their doors, pouring wine and providing food to those stopping by.

Most neighborhood shops will have maps of participating merchants.  The event ends at 9 PM, but the fun continues into the night with thousands of people flocking into the streets.

Also participating in the free art viewing and festivities is the Hawaii State Art Museum (free from 6 PM to 9 PM)


41st Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games – April 6th & 7th, 2024

Join the celebration and enjoy the Hawaiian Scottish festivities throughout the weekend in Ala Moana Beach Park near the McCoy Pavilion.

You find a large display of arts and crafts, a long list of entertainment including live music and piper performances and dances, sword fights, lots of fun games and activities for the kids, and some delicious Scottish food.  Test your strength and skill in some fun Scottish Highland Games.


Honolulu Craft and Gift Fair - April 13th, 2024

A day filled with direct and resale sellers representing jewelry, make up, clothing, collectibles, toys, and treasures from Japan & Korea.

  • Location - Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S Beretania St
  • Time - 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Fairs & Festivals

45th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest, April TBD

This is a surf contest to benefit the Rell Sunn Educational Fund. There will be a variety of surf contests taking place at Makaha Beach.

  • Location - Makaha Beach
  • Time - TBD
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - Koolina.com

Easter Brunch at Waimea Valley - April TBD, 2024

Head to the North Shore and enjoy an Easter celebration prime rib brunch in the botanical gardens of Waimea Valley.  There will be 2 seating taking place (9 am and 1 pm), with an Easter Egg Hunt. Event fee includes admission to the park, including the popular Waimea Waterfall.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 9 am and 12 pm
  • Cost - $26.50 Kids, $52.95 Adults
  • Reservations - (808) 638-5864

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April TBD

There are always ongoing performances at the Ala Moana Center Stage, but the Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat.  Do a little shopping and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be hard to get a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – Ala Moana Center Stage
  • Time – 11 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Ko'olina Artfest - April 10th & 17th, 2024

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts!  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.


Honolulu Craft and Gift Fair - April 11th, 2024

A day full of direct and resale sellers representing jewelry, make up, clothing, collectibles, toys, and treasures from Japan & Korea.

  • Location - Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S Beretania St
  • Time - 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Japanese Cultural Center

19th Annual Chopsticks and Wine Festival - April TBD, 2024

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Chopsticks and Wine event, featuring some of Hawaii's top chefs from MW, Michel's, and Senia.  Wine and libations provided by Paradise Beverages, Inc., and Young's Market Company.  It will be an evening full of fun...over 1000 attendees are expected.

  • Location - Hawaii Convention Center
  • Time - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Cost - $150
  • Learn More - HJCC Website

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Apr TBD

The Royal Hawaiian Band has ongoing performances around Honolulu, including Kapiolani Park and at the Iolani Palace.  Bring your beach blankets, lounge chairs, the family, and set up a picnic and enjoy the concerts taking place. 

  • Location – Kapiolani Park Bandstand
  • Time – 12 PM to 2 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Bishop Museum After Hours - April 12th, 2024

The Bishop Museum has started a Second Friday of each month After Hours event.  The campus remains open into the evening, but they also create a party scene on their great lawn area, with live music, food trucks, games, and some fun art exhibitions.  Each month has a different theme that alters the scene and vibe a little, and you can always count on it being a fun time!


Foodie Con - April 13th & 14th, 2024

This exciting culinary event brings together some of the best chefs, restaurants, and food vendors from around the island, offering visitors a chance to sample a wide range of delicious and innovative dishes. From local favorites like poke bowls and plate lunches to international cuisines like sushi and Mexican street food, the Foodie Con has something for everyone.  Sampling entrees are under $7

In addition to the food, the event also features cooking demonstrations, workshops, and panel discussions with industry experts, making it a great opportunity to learn about the latest food trends and techniques.

  • Location – Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
  • Time – 10 AM to 7 PM
  • Cost - $5 Entrance Fee
  • Learn more - Blaisdell Center

Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon – April 14th, 2024

Start your spring morning with a scenic 13.1 half marathon run along Waikiki Beach, around Diamond Head, and finishes at the Aloha Market Place!  Make sure to register as the cost goes up after Feb 28th.

  • Location – Duke Kahanamoku Statue, Waikiki
  • Time – 6 AM to 9 AM
  • Cost – $50 to $148
  • Learn more - TheHapalua.com

Island Crafters Market – April 14th, 2024

Enjoy a fun popup market with lots of Made in Hawaii booth. Everything from art creations to custom jewelry to locally crafted furniture…and lots of food booths along the way. Shop and support the local community!

  • Location – Ala Moana Center
  • Time – 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Island Craft Fairs

Ko'olina Artfest - April 17th, 2024

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts!  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.


Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - April 20th, 2024

Where better to have a craft and gift fair, than in an outdoor shopping center.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month, over 60 vendors selling everything from crafted jewelry, art work, electronics, clothing, food creations, and lots of handcrafted goods. With free parking and food vendors on site cooking up a storm, it's hard to pass up!

  • Location - Koko Marina Center
  • Time - 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Koko Marina Center

Kailua Night Market - April 20th, 2024

Every 3rd Saturday of the month a special night market takes place in Kailua around Ulunui St & Auliki St.  Join the fun and festivities into the evening.  There will be lots of local arts and crafts, food booths, and entertainment.


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April TBD

There are always ongoing performances at the Ala Moana Center Stage, but the Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat.  Do a little shopping and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be hard to get a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – Ala Moana Center Stage
  • Time – 11 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Honolulu on Tap – April TBD, 2024

Treat Dad to a day of tasting up to 120 different micro beers, adult games, sampling food pairings, while being entertained with some hip DJ entertainment around the Waikiki Shell!  Doesn’t get much better than this!

  • Location – Honolulu Convention Center Roof Top
  • Time – 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Cost - $65
  • Learn more - Honolulu on Tap

8th Annual Paliku Arts Festival – April TBD

Arts, arts, and more arts! There will be endless art experiences for all ages to participate in during the annual Paliku Arts Festival.  Art activities include printmaking, woodcarving, clay sculptures, piano lab, drawing studios, screenwriting, poetry writing, T-shirt making, art spinning, Hawaiian arts and crafts, and much more!

The Paliku Festival will also feature ongoing live performances, including the Royal Hawaiian Band! There will also be a couple free theatre performances of the new play “Tales of Ko’olaupoko”.  Also check out the fine art glass exhibit (11am to 2pm).  Also make sure to the Hokulani Imaginarium show “Secrets of the Dragon”.

Finally, come in costume and bring an appetite as there will be lots of food vendors on campus selling good eats!

  • Location – Paliku Theatre Plaza & Hale Palanakila Art Spaces
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - Palikū Arts Festival


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April TBD

Catch an hour grand performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band at the Honolulu Zoo. Make sure to show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and you'll want a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 11 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Sunday Fun Day at the Dole Plantation - April TBD

Come out and celebrate a day of festivities at the Dole Plantation. Funds raised from food booths, games, Keiki Carnival and activities will help support local schools and other programs. There will be live music, hula performances, a lion dance, prizes given out, and much much more.  Take the Pineapple Maze challenge, and get a two-for-one entrance fee!

  • Location - Dole Plantation
  • Time - 10am to 2pm
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn More - Dole Plantation


Vi’s Top of Tantalus 7 Mile run – April TBD

Race your way to the top with a grand view that awaits you!  But you’ll need to run through the jungle first…maybe even trekking through the mud!  It's actually a really fun run that's challenging and peaceful!

  • Location – Pu’u Ualaka’a State Park
  • Time – 8 AM Start
  • Cost - $25
  • Learn more - HurthHawaii.com


Honolulu Fun Fest - April TBD

Local artist and vendors will be displaying all types of neat art and goods at the iconic Aloha Tower Marketplace.  Make a point to stop by, join the fun and support a good cause.  There will also be lots of food booths along with great Hawaiian music entertainment.

  • Location - Aloha Tower Marketplace
  • Time - 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn more - Fairs and Festivals

Ko'olina Artfest - April 24th, 2024

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts!  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Apr TBD

The Royal Hawaiian Band has ongoing performances around Honolulu, including Kapiolani Park and at the Iolani Palace.  Bring your beach blankets, lounge chairs, the family, and set up a picnic and enjoy the concerts taking place. 

  • Location – Kapiolani Park Bandstand
  • Time – 12 PM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

16th Annual Waimanalo Kanikapila – April 20th, 2024

This should be another great beach park party with 9 straight hours of Hawaii’s top slack key performers, including Brother Noland, George Kue, Bobby Mederew, and Weldon Kekaueha.  Bring a chair/placemat and hang out for the day.  Maybe you’ll be the lucky winner of a Guitar give away!


Beach Clean Up - April TBD

Start off the day with a good deed, and participate in a collective effort cleaning up trash and removing debris from the Baby Makapu'u Beach area.   The fun start in the morning and ends with FREE admission to Sea Life Park (to the first 100 folks who sign up!  Make sure to sign up below…

  • Location – Baby Makapu'u Beach
  • Time – 8 AM to 10 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Sign up - Sea Life Park

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Apr TBD

The Royal Hawaiian Band has ongoing performances around Honolulu, including Kapiolani Park and at the Iolani Palace.  Bring your beach blankets, lounge chairs, the family, and set up a picnic and enjoy the concerts taking place. 

  • Location – Kapiolani Park Bandstand
  • Time – 1 PM to 1:45 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Aloha Home Market – April 21st, 2024

Enjoy a popup market with lots of Made in Hawaii booth. Everything from art creations to custom jewelry to locally crafted furniture…and lots of food booths along the way. Shop and support the local community!

  • Location – 340 Uluniu St, Kailua
  • Time – 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Aloha Home Market

Na Mele O Ko’olina – April TBD

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Hawaii's very best Slack Key and Ukulele musicians, as well as 30 Hawaiian artists who display their artwork for sale


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April TBD

There are always ongoing performances at the Ala Moana Center Stage, but the Royal Hawaiian Band will be a special treat.  Do a little shopping and show up early for this performance as it will get crowded and be hard to get a good viewing spot. 

  • Location – Ala Moana Center Stage
  • Time – 11 AM to 12 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Spring Street Jam - April TBD

There's always a good excuse to have a festival in Waikiki, and the Spring Street Jam is another fun party in the making! The streets will be lined with lots of arts and crafts booths, food vendors creating tempting meals, and live music and entertainment on a few different corners.  Stroll through the crowds and be entertained!

  • Location - Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki between Seaside Avenue and Kapahulu Avenue
  • Time - 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Millwood Ohana Productions

3rd Annual Mom Made Market – April TBD

Spend a Saturday shopping the local entrepreneurial moms and their creations.  You will find over 50 vendors selling local products, food booths, and fun entertainment for the keikis!  This event is also a fundraiser for Healthy Mothers & Healthy Babies.

  • Location – 449 Cooke St, Kakaako
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – $3 per Adult
  • Learn more – mommademarket.com

E Komo Mai Gift Fair  - April TBD

Local artist and vendors will be displaying all types of neat art and goods at the iconic Aloha Marketplace.  Make a point to stop by, join the fun and support a good cause.  There will also be lots of food booths along with great Hawaiian music entertainment.


Art After Dark - April TBD

Art After Dark takes place at the Honolulu Museum on the last Friday of each month except Nov & Dec.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ, popup bars and yummy appetizers being served by StreetGrindz and Pig in the Lady.  Enjoy drinks made by Free Spirit Mobile Bartenders

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - $30
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

Eat the Street – April TBD

A pork fest is shaping up this month with lots of dishes to sample!  Eat the Street is an organization that gets some of the best food trucks on the island to come together in a designated area, and create a party of its own.  Thousands of hungry folks seeking their next favorite dish attend each month!  Explore the different venues and taste some ono creations.  Live entertainment!!!

  • Location – 1011 Ala Moana Blvd
  • Time – 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • More info:  Eat the Street


Ko'olina Artfest - April 24th, 2024

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts!  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April TBD

The Royal Hawaiian Band has ongoing performances around Honolulu, including Kapiolani Park and at the Iolani Palace.  Bring your beach blankets, lounge chairs, the family, and set up a picnic and enjoy the concerts taking place. 

  • Location – Iolani Palace
  • Time – 12 PM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

21st Annual WAIKIKI SPAM JAM FESTIVAL - April 27th, 2024

One thing Hawaii is a big fan of is SPAM, and the Waikiki Spam Jam Festival is by far the one of the largest festivals that takes place in Waikiki and around Hawaii for that matter. 

You will find SPAM represented in so many different ways, from food vendors making special dishes with it, to merchants selling just about everything with the SPAM logo on it.  It will be entertaining to say the least!

Along with all the SPAM you can handle, there will be great live entertainment and some performances taking place on 2 different stages. This is a special festival not to be missed!

The SPAM Jam also benifits the Hawaii Food Bank...

  • Location - Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki between Lewers and Kaiulani Ave
  • Time - 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - http://spamjamhawaii.com/

47th Annual Wahiawa Pineapple Run – April 27th, 2024

There something that’s just pure fun about racing through a pineapple field!  This is a 10k run that runs through the flats and into the hills.  Be prepared as the terrain can change from dirt paths to mud, depending on conditions.  Runner get a tee shirt, pick a pineapple and win a trophy if you place 1st, 2nd or 3rd...and medals for the top 1000 runners!

  • Location – Kaala Elementary School
  • Time – 7 AM to 7 PM
  • Cost – $45 to $55
  • Learn more – flpregister.com

Koko Marina Makers Market - April 24th, 2024

Where better to have a craft and gift fair, than in an outdoor shopping center.  There will be over 70 vendors selling everything from crafted jewelry, art work, electronics, clothing, food creations, and lots of handcrafted goods.  There will be lots of free giveaways as well and free parking.  Local Food vendors will be on site cooking up a storm, it's hard to pass up!

  • Location - Koko Marina Center
  • Time - 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Koko Marina Center

Hawaii Bacon & Beer Fest – April TBD, 2024

Bacon & beers...do we say more?  Enjoy a 3 hour evening of tasting to a 100 different micro beers & seltzers, adult games, sampling food pairings, bacon created dishes, while being entertained with some live music.  Doesn’t get much better than this!

  • Location – Wai Kai, Ewa Beach
  • Time – 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - $50 to $65
  • Learn more - Hawaii Beer Fest

Island Crafters Market – April 28th, 2024

Enjoy a fun popup market with lots of Made in Hawaii booth. Everything from art creations to custom jewelry to locally crafted furniture…and lots of food booths along the way. Shop and support the local community!

  • Location – Ala Moana Center
  • Time – 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Island Craft Fairs

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