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Oahu Events in August


August 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...


Evening Luau at Paradise Cove - Aug 2022

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.


Outrigger kū haʻaheo Concert– Aug 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 29th, 2022

kū haʻaheo will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment. This will be a fun free event to watch local musical artist perform if you’re in the area.  It will take place outdoor on the Waikiki Beach Walk grassy area.


Yoga on Waikiki Beach - Aug, Daily Except Weds, 2022

Yoga on the beach or next to it on the grass!  This 75 minute class focuses on power vinyasa yoga and restorative yoga.  Practice yoga into the sunset and watch the moon rise.  Yoga mats and props are provided.  Simply sign up and show up.

  • Location - Queens Beach, Waikiki
  • Time - Starts at 7 AM to 8 AM
  • Cost - $20
  • Learn more - Waikiki Beach Yoga

Pacific Ink and Art Expo – Aug TBD

Time to get your ink on!  …or checking it out is fascinating in itself, with over 400 tattoo artist participating.  There will be lots of tattoo entertainment including art contests and a Miss PIAE contest, food vendors, and even a keiki zone.


Na Mele O Ko’olina – TBD 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.


Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - Aug 5th, 2022

Kick off the evening with a grand buffet dinner in Waimea Valley, followed with a self guided moonlit walk in the botanical gardens. This is a great way to start the weekend with a memorable night!

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - Buffet starts at 5 PM, walk starts at 8 PM
  • Cost - $10 walk only, $39.95/Adult, $12.95/Kid (12 & under)
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net


First Friday Art Walk - August 5th, 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)


HOMA Summer Nights - Aug 5th & 6th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

Kailua Night Market - Aug 6th, 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.


KCC Farmers Market - Aug 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 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

Artfest in Kapiolani Park - Aug 7th, 2022

Take time to view, celebrate, and purchase Hawaii based artwork from 75 local artist and craftsmen, who will display their artwork over the weekend in kapiolani Park, across from the Honolulu Zoo.  You will find artworks from crafted jewelry, to clothing to ceramics, quilts, and other creations.  The day will also be filled with live music and food vendors cooking up a storm!


81st Na Hula Festival – Aug 7th, 2022

Watch some beautiful non-competitive hula being performed in Kapiolani Park.  This is an annual festival that celebrates the art of hula, where kumu hula instructors can showcase their students and performances.  The Royal Hawaiian Band will kick off the morning playing live for an hour.

  • Location – Kapiolani Band Stand
  • Time – 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - Na Hula Festival

6th Annual Waikiki Beer Festival - Aug TBD

Join the beer fest fun around the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon!  There will be over a 100 craft beers to select from, including lots of local brewers like Kona Brewing Co, Aloha Beer Co & Honolulu Beerworks, and taste along with special cocktails and wine sake.  There will be ongoing DJ and live entertainment and ono food being cooked and served.  A portion of the event proceeds to benefit The Wounded Warrior Ohana.

  • Location - Waikiki Shell
  • Time - 2 PM to 5 PM
  • Cost - $45 to $80 ticket
  • Learn more - Beer Festival

Kona Nui Nights – Aug 10th, 2022

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

Honolulu Craft and Gift Fair - Aug TBD

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 - 7 AM to 2 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Fairs & Festivals

Na Mele O Ko’olina – Aug TBD 2022

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


Sunset on the Beach - Aug TBD

Sunset on the beach is code for movie night on the beach.  It's a grand experience to watch a movie on a 50 foot screen with your toes in the sand.  Southwest Airlines has sponsored a once-a-month series.  Arrive early to enjoy the pre-entertainment show, get a bite to eat from the participating food booths, and most importantly reserve a spot on the beach.  Coco will be the featured movie of the evening...


Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – August 11th, 2022

Get ready for a fun outdoor summer concert series at the Waikiki Aquarium.  Starting in June through August there will be 3 concert events taking place on the outdoor Waikiki Aquarium backyard lawn.  Show up early and explore the aquarium exhibits!  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. 

This is the summer concert at the aquarium, and will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Streetlight Cadence and Friends.  This is a popular fundraiser for the Waikiki Aquarium that sells out quickly. It might be worth becoming a member of the aquarium, which will give you priority to ticket sales for this summer series.

  • Location – Waikiki Aquarium
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost – Ticket are available to members first, and public after June 2nd
  • Learn more - Waikikiaquarium.org

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Aug 12th, 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 – Iolani Palace
  • Time – 12 PM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Bishop Museum After Hours - Aug 12th, 2022

The Bishop Museum has started a First 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!

  • Location - Bishop Museum
  • Time - 5 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - Museum Admission Fee
  • Learn More - Bishop Museum Events

HOMA Summer Nights - Aug 12th & 13th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

40th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival – August 13th, 2022

You won’t have to walk far for this slack key festival if you’re staying in Waikiki!  This is gathering of some of Hawaii’s top slack key guitar performers (15 to be exact), who love to jam for hours on end, with solo and group performances.  Along with great entertainment, there will be good island BBQ, and free giveaways, including a Taylor Guitar give away, so make sure to be around to be the lucky winner!

  • Location – Waikiki Aquarium
  • Time – 12 PM to 3:30
  • Cost – $15
  • Learn more – Waikiki Aquarium

Ko'olina Artfest - Aug 17th & 24th, 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 19th, 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 – Iolani Palace
  • Time – 12 PM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

Art Gallery & Night Market - Aug 19th, 2022

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


Cinema in the Park – Aug - 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

HOMA Summer Nights - Aug 19th & 20th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

19th Annual Korean Festival - Aug 20th, 2022

Celebrate a day in Korean culture.  Have fun and explore a taste in Korean culture through signature liked foods including Kalbi shortribs and kim chi, music, dance performances, art works, demonstrations and performances, including  taekwondo, a traditional tea ceremony, and drum dances.  There  will also be some fun singing competitions, Korean chef cooking demos, and how about a Kim Chi eating contest –don’t miss it!

  • Location – Victoria Ward Park
  • Time – 11 AM to 8 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – korean Festival FB

Reebok Spartan Race – Hawaii Trifecta Weekend - Aug 20th, 2022

Ready to put your body to the test and run a tough obstacle course like a Spartan!  This will be the biggest man made obstacle course found on Hawaii, featuring 4 to 8 foot walls, a barbwire crawl, monkey bars, a 30 foot rope to climb, and a fire pit to jump over!  You will encounter over 20 obstacles over the 3 to 5 mile races.  Make sure to review more details on the Spartan.com website.

  • Location – Kuloa Ranch
  • Time – 5:30 AM Registration, 11 AM to 2 PM Sat, 6 AM to 12 PM Sun (diff start times)
  • Cost – $149 to $350, $45 Kids (1/2 mile race), $10 parking
  • Learn more – www.Spartan.com


Comic Con Honolulu - Moved  to March/April 2023

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

Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - Aug 20th, 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 3 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Koko Marina Center

Duke’s Annual Ocean Fest – Aug 20th - Aug 28th, 2022

The Duke Kahanamoku Ocean Fest is a celebration of ocean and beach activities.  There are will be lots of ongoing contests to join or watch, including Surfing, Stand Up Paddleboard Racing, Swimming Races, & Volleyball Matches.  Between competitions, make sure to watch or participate in some of the other fun activities.  Don't miss the Dog Surf Competition on the 2nd day of competition.

  • Location – Kuhio Beach
  • Time – 10 AM to Sunset.  It's a week of fun...don't miss out!
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – www.dukesoceanfest.com


La Ohana Day at Waimea Valley - Aug 21st, 2022

Waimea is reaching out to all the Kama'aina and military families on Oahu to take advantage of a special 50% discount off general admission on August 20th.

  • Location - Waimea Valley
  • Time - 9 AM-5 PM
  • Cost - 50% off to Hawaii residents and military
  • Learn more - waimeavalley.net


10th Annual North Shore Ocean Fest – Aug TBD

Celebrate our beautiful Pacific Ocean up in the North Shore!  From successful years before, Turtle Bay Resort will continue to host this event that brings together ocean educators, ocean activates, film promotion, Hawaiian made crafts, and lots of food vendors and live music on the grounds.  As a bonus, there will be hula performances and great prizes being handed out.  This is a free attendance fundraiser, honoring “World Oceans Day”, with fun filled event for the whole family! 


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Apr 26th, 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 – Iolani Palace
  • Time – 12 PM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - RHB-Music.com

HoMA Nights - Aug 26th, 2022

HoMA Nights (formally 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 - $25
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

HOMA Summer Nights - Aug 26th & 27th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

Sea Life Park Summer Twilight Concert Series – Aug 27th, 2022

End the afternoon exploring Sea Life Park attractions, dinning alfresco Hawaiian style and watching a special concert by Hawaiian music artist including, Leeward Kaapana, George Kuo, and The Waimanalo Sunset Band.  Call for special dinner reservations (starts at 4:30) and more details…

  • Location – Sea Life Park
  • Time – 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Cost – $59.99
  • Learn More - 808-259-2500 or www.SeaLifePark.com

8th Annual Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series - Aug 27th, 2022

Join the Mele Kulāiwi Songs of our Native Land.  Waimea Valley’s annual summer concert is back with a great local line-up, including:  Natalie AI, Ha Hoa, Leahi, and Na Wai Ho'olu'u O Ke Anuenue.  Concerts will be held on the Waimea Valley Main Pavilion Lawn on the last Saturday of the summer months from 3pm-6:30pm.

  • Location - WaimeaValley.net
  • Time - 3 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Cost - $16 to $40
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net

Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony - Moved to Sept 27th

See the introduction of the Aloha Festivals Royal Court taking place in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel & Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.  This is an elaborate ceremony that introduces past kings, queens and royal family, and honors them with detailed costumes, chants, and hula performances.  This event is the start of a few other Hawaiian heritage festivals taking place this month.

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Hotel & Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
  • Time - 4 PM to 5 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - AlohaFestivals.com


38th Annual Greek Festival Honolulu Hawaii - August TBD

Time to go Greek in the park.  There will be lots of Greek festivities happening the last weekend of August in Ala Moana Park.  Get set for a big line up of musicians, dancers, choir singers, activities, Presentations, arts and crafts, lots of Greek food booths including popular gyro sandwiches & Spanakopita (Spanish pie) It's cheap to get in, and cheaper if you wear a toga ($1).  Note, no credit cards accepted...cash and checks w/ ID.

  • Location - McCoy Pavillian, Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Time - Noon to 9 PM
  • Cost - $3, free for children under 11 and military.
  • Learn more - GreekFestivalHawaii.com


September Events

Make sure to review upcoming September Events as well...


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