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April Events


As Oahu opens back up many events are starting back up, while others have been canceled or rescheduled with hopes of taking place at future dates.  Take a look at Oahu event updates to learn more...


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!

Paradise Luau

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.


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Free Lei Making Workshops – April 1st - 30th, 2022

Here’s a great opportunity to learn or improve your lei making skills! Participants will be encouraged to enter the upcoming Lei Day Celebration on May 1st.  Please bring flowers with 3 in stems, supporting green leaves, scissors, thread, water spray bottle, and an aluminum pan.

  • Location – Various Parks, including: Waimanalo District Park,  Manoa District Park, Sunset Beach Rec Cntr, Waialua District Park, Kaneohe Community Park
  • Time – Varies at each park
  • Cost – Free registration
  • Learn more - Honoluluparks.com


Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon – April 1st - May 1st Virtual, 2022

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 – $85 to $180
  • Learn more - TheHapalua.com


First Friday Art Walk - April 1st, 2022

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)


Hawaii on Tap - April 2nd, 2022

Feeling thirsty? More than a 100 beers available thirsty?  come out for a 3 to 5 hour beer exhibition, sampling beers from more than 50 participating breweries! There will be great live music, food booths with food vouchers and vendors at the event.

  • Location - Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
  • Time - 12:30pm to 5pm
  • Cost - $35 to $55 for VIP
  • Learn More - America on Tap


KCC Farmers Market - April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2022

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

Honolulu on Tap – April 2nd, 2022

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

Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games – April 2nd & 3rd, 2022

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.


Moon Walk at Waimea Valley – Starts in May

Looking for something different and a night of fun?  Head to Waimea Valley on a full moon night for some lunar tales and a guided walk through the botanical gardens out to grand waterfall.  You will be guided by a botanical specialist, discussing the different types of rare plants on a moon-lit pathway.

Guests are welcome to start the evening dinning at the Peacock Restaurant with a buffet dinner.   Attendees are advised to bring a flashlight, insect repellent and light jacket.

  • Location – Waimea Valley
  • Time – 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - $10, Free 4 & under, Dinner $39
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 7th, 2022

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


Ko'olina Artfest - April 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th, 2022

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 9th & 16th, 2022

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 – 10:15 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

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


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


Cinema in the Park – April TBD

Cinema in the Park is a free monthly event that takes place every 2nd Wednesday in Kaka’ako.  While movie night is free, you must RSVP and enter with tickets.  Blankets are permitted but beach chairs are not.  Grab a bite to eat, some drinks, and most importantly a seat to enjoy the festivities and entertainment.

  • Location – Victoria Ward Park
  • Time – 7 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Cinema in the Park

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Feb 13th, 2022

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

Ko'olina Artfest - April 13th & 20th, 2022

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.


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 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.


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Feb 15th, 2022

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 – 10:15 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - April 16th, 2022

Where better to have a craft and gift fair, than in an outdoor shopping center.  There will be 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

Honolulu Craft and Gift Fair - April 16th, 2022

2 days 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 - Fairs & Festivals

Kailua Night Market - April 16th, 2022

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.


Easter Brunch at Waimea Valley - April 17th, 2022

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

44th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest, April 17th, 2022

As a benefit to the benefit for the Rell Sunn Educational Fund, there will be a variety of board contests taking place at Makaha Beach.

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

Ko'olina Artfest - April 20th & 22nd, 2022

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.


Kona Nui Nights – April TBD

Kona Nui Nights is a free monthly event that takes place every 3rd Wednesday in Kaka’ako, and celebrates Hawaiian culture, including the language, Hawaiian music, and the dance of hula.  Grab a bite to eat, some drinks, and most importantly a seat to enjoy the festivities and entertainment.

  • Location – Victoria Ward Park
  • Time – 6 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Kona Nui Nights

10th Annual LPGA Lotte Championship  - April TBD

Get ready to see the best women golfers of the world compete in a week long tournament for a $2,000,000 purse.  The format will be 144 players, 4 days golfing 72 holes.  Check out their website for more details..

  • Location – Ko Olina Golf Club
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - $10 to $25, FREE admission Sun – Tue, military & children under 16 free w/ adult
  • Learn more – lottechampionship.com

Ko'olina Artfest - April 20th & 27th, 2022

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.


Comic Con Honolulu - Aug TBD, 2022

Get ready comic fans for the largest Hawaii comic convention taking place this summer!  Get in character and look forward to 3 full days of fun with hundreds of vendors focusing on your favorite comics, video and other types of games, special guests, panel discussions, and tons of folks in costume!

  • Location - Hawai‘i Convention Center
  • Time - 10 AM to 9 PM Fri, 8:30 PM Sat, 4:30 PM Sun
  • Cost - $40 - $64
  • Learn More - Comic Con Honolulu

Kawaii Kon – Apr 22nd - 24th, 2022

Get ready anime fans for the largest Hawaii anime convention taking place this spring!  Get in character and look forward to 3 full days of fun with hundreds of vendors focusing on Japanese animation in comics, video and other types of games, special guests, panel discussions, and tons of folks in costume!

  • Location – Hawaii Convention Center
  • Time – 9 AM to 12 AM
  • Cost – $12 to $75
  • Learn more & register - KawaiiKom.com


19th Annual WAIKIKI SPAM JAM FESTIVAL - April 22nd - May 1st, 2022

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/

15th Annual Waimanalo Kanikapila – April 23rd, 2022

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!


Aloha Home Market – April 24th, 2022

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 FB

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Apr 24th, 2022

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

35th Annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge – Moved to Aug

Participate or spectate in annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge with lots of different ocean water races and beach games.  The Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort will host the races, including outrigger canoe racing, stand up paddle board, and some ancient Hawaiian beach games that will keep beach goers preoccupied.  Stick around and participate in some challenging tug-of-war games. 

  • Location – Duke Kahanamoku Beach
  • Time – 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge

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


Outrigger Sunday Showcase – April TBD

Na Mele No Na Pua will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment.  Featuring a local musical performance by The Makaha Sons. This will be a fun free event to watch if you’re in the area.  It will take place outdoor on the Waikiki Beach Walk grassy area. 


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

15th Annual Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila - Aug 23rd, 2022

A tradition carry's on as friends and family would gather in Waimanalo for one of Gabby Pahinui's jam sessions with dozens of musicians.

Today that tradition has grown with an annual concert that is held in his honor. From morning to sunset, more than 150 musicians and dancers turn out to perform together and for each other.

Tee shirts will be sold to raise funds to keep this tradition going. There will also be food booths, crafts, music workshops and other promotions in the park. This fun family event that promotes Hawaiian culture and celebration...don't miss it!

  • Location - Waimanalo Beach Park
  • Time - 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - GabbyPahinui.com

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

'Can You Dig it"

Food provided by EAT Honolulu and Alcohol by Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders.

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


7th Annual Children's Film & Music Festival - April TBD

This one's for the keikis and the whole family!  Buy a ticket to day of fun and help support Kapi'olani Medical Center's campaign for Hawaii's children!  Festivities will take place at the Disney's Aulani Resort and on the beachfront of Ko Olina's Kohola Lagoon #1.

Get ready for a line up of fun including  live music, balloon artist, face painting, and lot's of other activities. Don't miss the Disney and Pixar movies begin played on the beach at sunset.


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – April 27th, 2022

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

6th Annual Ko Olina Children's Festival - April TBD

A day of fun for the keikis along the Ko'olina Lagoons.  Lot's of booths, entertainment, games, and surprises through out the day.  Activities get started mid-day and continue into the evening. There will be some performances and visits from some familiar Disney characters.


Ko'olina Artfest - April 27th, 2022

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 29th, 2022

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

Artfest at Kapiolani Park - Moved to May 29th, 2022

Over 75 artist will be displaying all types of neat art creations in Kapiolani Park (across from the Honolulu Zoo).  Make a point to stop by this free entertaining event.  There will also be lots of food booths along with great Hawaiian music entertainment.


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Apr 30th, 2022

The Royal Hawaiian Band has ongoing performances around Honolulu, including Kapiolani Park and at the Iolani Palace.  This one will be at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.  Wonder over for a treat of a performance!  

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Hotel
  • Time – 11 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

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