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42 Oahu Events in February 2024

As January comes to an end, Oahu reflects on a month filled with vibrant celebrations, artistic expressions, and cultural gatherings that left a lasting impact on visitors and locals alike. But the excitement doesn't stop there. With February just around the corner, Best of Oahu gathered another series of thrilling events that are sure to elevate everyone's experience on the island.

Let's check them out!

Month-Long Events in February 2024

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.

3. 41st Annual ‘The Eddie’ big-wave surf contest - Dec 14th 2023 - March 3rd, 2024

In honor and memory of legendary Eddie Aikau, a group of sponsors hold an annual “Eddie Would Go” big wave surfing contest.  The event window takes place over a three month period, waiting patiently for a big enough swell to roll into the North Shore.

Watch big wave riders paddling into monstrous waves at Waimea Bay, and compete for the title.  Opening ceremonies take place on Nov 29th, which is a moving event in itself.

KCC Farmers Market - Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, 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

Kū Haʻaheo Live Music - Feb 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th, 2024

There is a free ongoing live music concert series called Ku Ha'aheo that is held at the Waikiki Beach Walk every Tuesday afternoon.  This event features the award-winning musical duo, KAMANAWA, comprised of Blaine Kia and Kalei Kahalewai, along with the talented dancers from the hula organization known as Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie.

Kū Haʻaheo showcases the traditional and classic dances of the hula art form, and is a heartfelt show rooted in sharing the spirit of Aloha. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the beautiful and unique culture of Hawaii through music and dance.

Royal Hawaiian Band

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. Here's the schedule for February 2024.

Royal Hawaiian Band - FREE Concerts
Dates Location Time
2/01/24 Iolani Palace 12pm - 1pm
2/02/24 Iolani Palace 1pm - 1:45pm
2/04/24 Kapiolani Park Bandstand 1pm - 2pm
2/14/24 Ala Moana Center Stage 11am - 11:45am
2/16/24 Iolani Palace 12pm - 1pm
2/17/24 Ka Makana Ali`i 5pm - 5:45pm
2/18/24 Kapi`olani Park Bandstand 1pm - 2pm
2/28/24 Ala Moana Centerstage 11am - 11:45am

February Events 1st - 7th

First Friday Art Walk - Feb 2nd, 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.  This First Friday will be have a Labor Day theme to it.  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)

Punahou Carnival – Feb 2nd & 3rd, 2024

Rewind the Time:  The Punahou Journey is the theme for this year’s annual carnival.  The Punahou Carnival is not just any other school carnival, but a more like a state fair or a theme park of its own.

Turn back into a kid and discover all the fun and more…lots of fun rides, great food (including hot malasadas), and live entertainment.  Parking is limited, so consider taking public transportation – Oahu bus #’s 4,5 & 18 will get you there.

  • Location Punahou High School
  • Time – 11 am to 11 pm
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - www.punahou.edu

Chinese New Year Celebration – Feb 3rd, 2024

The annual Chinese New Year Celebration is not to be missed.  Welcoming the Year of the Tiger!  There will be endless entertainment including a parade, the popular Lion Dance, fireworks, food booths and craft booths.  There will be night festivities as well.  Consider taking public transportation to this celebration as parking will be limited.

  • Location – Chinatown Cultural Plaza (100 N Beretania St)
  • Time – 9 AM to 10 PM, Parade Starts 4:30 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more:  www.chinesechamber.com

Pearl Harbor 5K & 10K Run - Feb 4th, 2024

Join a friendly 5K or 10K around Pearl Harbor.  The race will start at the Lehua Elementary School and travel towards Diamond Head along the Pearl Harbor Bike Path.  There will be prizes for the first 3 male & female finishers for both races.  Room for up to 500 participates... 

  • Location - Lehua Elementary
  • Time - 6:45 AM Start
  • Cost - $40 to $60 for the run
  • Learn more - FLPreRegister

11th Annual Makahiki 5K Challenge – Feb TBD

The Makahiki Challenge is a 5K obstacle mud race that is carrying on the tradition of past Hawaii where war was Kapu (outlawed) for a period of 3 or 4 months, and festivals with athletic competitions took place. 

This annual mud run consists of 12 obstacles, including a 12 ft climbing wall, an ice bath, and of course a giant mud pit that you will need to travel through.  Lot’s of goodies included and the run finishes with a live concert!

Bubble Run – Feb TBD

There are many different running themes to start the new year, and this run is as clean as it gets!  That’s right, this 3 mile race runs you through a few different “Foam Bogs”, that are basically stations filled with colorful bubbles to get you wet and color you up!  Make sure to wear white to pick up and show off more color as you go!   This race is for all ages. 

  • Location – 
  • 68-540 Farrington Hwy, Waialua
  • Time – 2 heats:  8 am & 9 am
  • Cost - $20 to $50 (depending on early registration by Dec 20th)
  • Learn more - Bubblerun.com

February Events 8th-14th

Ko'olina Artfest - Feb 8th & 14th, 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.

Bishop Museum After Hours - Feb 9th, 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!

Aloha Home Market – Feb 10th, 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

Lunar New Year Festival – Feb 10th, 2024

Happy Lunar New Year!  Head down to Kapiolani Park for a weekend full of cultural entertainment & celebration, with lots of craft tables, games & bouncy houses, live music entertainment, and food booths to explore. 

  • Location – Kakaako Shops at Keauhou Lane 
  • Time - 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – 808-292-1313

5th Annual Lokahi Festival - Feb 10th, 2024

Join the fun celebrating in a Waikiki street fair, and a bit of lokahi "harmony & balance".  Kalakaua Ave will be packed with thousands of folks strolling the closed streets to traffic.  There will be lots of entertainment, prizes, a keiki zone, and a food truck row selling some ono eats!  The main stage will be set up in front of the Moana Surfrider Hotel.

  • Location – Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki
  • Time – 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn More: Lokahi Festival Facebook

Lokahi Festival - Feb 10th, 2024

There's always a good excuse to have a festival in Waikiki, and the Lokahi (Diamond Head) Festival is another fun party in taking place in this vibrant city! 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

Honolulu Craft and Gift Fair - Feb 10th, 2024

A field day of direct and resale vendors 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

Artfest at Kapiolani Park - Feb TBD

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.

Island Crafters Market – Feb 11th, 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 – 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Island Craft Fairs

45th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition - Feb TBD

What’s better than a hula competition?  How about a dedicated event filled with keiki hula performances!  Watch 3 days filled with lots of hula categories and styles.  Should be a lot of fun!

  • Location – Blaisdell Arena
  • Time – 6 PM on the 20th & 21st, and 1 PM on the 22nd
  • Cost – $12 to $14
  • Learn more - http://www.keikihula.org/

14th Annual UH Kids Film Festival - TBD 2024

How about a summer kids Film Festival! Bring the keikes, ages 2 to 8, to watch a couple episodes of winners of an international film festival awards.  This is a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, KIDS FIRST!

Valentine's Day Biathlon - Feb 12th, 2024

Here's a fun entry level biathlon taking place in an ideal setting. Run 5 miles through out Ala Moana Beach Park and finishing the race with a 1 mile swim along the beach.

  • Location - Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Time - 6:15 am check-in, race at 7:30 am
  • Cost - $35 to $150
  • Learn more - Waikiki Swim Club

Na Mele O Ko’olina – Feb 14th, 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.

  • Location – Ko’olina Beach Lagoon #3
  • Time – 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – na mele o ko’olina

Valentine's Day Dinner in Waimea Valley - Feb 14th, 2024

Spend a romantic Valentine's Day enjoying dinner in the Waimea Valley gardens at their Proud Peacock restaurant.  Kick of the evening with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, followed with an appetizer and 5 course meal prepared by Ke Nui Kitchen.  Live entertainment for the evening with some smooth entertaining music.  Reserve your table now through the website.

  • Location - The Proud Peacock in Waimea Valley
  • Time - 6 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Cost - $125 (tax & gratuity included)
  • Learn More - www.waimeavalley.net

Stars of Honolulu Valentine Sunset Cruise – Feb 14th, 2024

Looking for a unique and fun idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day?  Take a romantic sunset cruise along the Waikiki skyline towards Diamond Head.  There are 3 different dinner & show cruise options to choose from that range with options with shows to live Jazz music.

  • Location – Aloha Tower Marketplace
  • Time – 5:30 to 7:30
  • Cost - $69 to $115
  • Learn more – www.starofhonolulu.com

February Events 15th-21st

Honolulu Night Market – Feb TBD

The Honolulu Night Market is starting off 2018 with a big Pow Wow.  This will be will one big party with a ton of food trucks line up, and compete for some of the best creations of the night!  The action takes place in Kaka'ako if you haven't been before.  There will be good entertainment and big crowds so come early!

Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - Feb 17th, 2024

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

Kailua Night Market - Feb 17th, 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.

47th Annual Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Classic - Feb 17th - 25th, 2024

This is not your typical big wave surfing contest! The Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic features 9 neat categories, including a two person beach boy style surfing, 250 pounds and over surfing, tandem surfing, and how about a canoe surfing division. It's safe to say that you will be entertained at the least. Come early and secure your perfect viewing spot for these fun and tallented divisions of surfing.

40th Annual Great Aloha Run - Feb 19th, 2024

Get ready for the Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run!  This 8-mile race starts off at the Aloha Tower and ends at the Aloha Stadium...and I'm sure you'll feel some Aloha along the way, with all the live entertainment along the way!  This run is a benefit to 150 non-profit heath and human service organizations.

  • Location - Aloha Tower Market Place
  • Time - Fun begins at 7:30 AM
  • Cost - $10 - $60 Individuals
  • Learn More - GreatAlohaRun.com

Ko'olina Artfest - Feb 20th, 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.

February Events 22nd - 29th

HOMA Nights – Feb TBD, 2024

Beat - celebrate vibrant visions, spoken words, and musical performance alongside an exploration of personal identity. 

HOMA Nights takes place at the Honolulu Museum every Friday and Saturday nights, except holidays.  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

22nd Annual Joy of Sake Honolulu Festival - Feb 23rd, 2024

This is the largest annual sake celebration in the US, showcasing 578 distinct sakes at their peak, accompanied by both traditional and contemporary sake appetizers crafted by renowned chefs from Hawaiʻi. Admission grants access to appetizers from participating restaurants along with limitless sake tastings.

                    Feb 23rd - 25th, 2024

Explore Hawaii's largest collectible and antique show and sale.  There will be over 180 booths featuring everything from estate jewelry to vintage kimonos to old comic books. There will also be a large display of Hawaiiana good including Aloha shirts, ukuleles, and Hawaiian Monarchy documents.  Come early and explore it all!

  • Location - Blaisdell Exhibition Hall
  • Time - 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Cost - $5 General Admission, $2 for kids
  • Learn more - Ukulele.com

Comic Con Honolulu - Feb 23rd - 25th, 2024

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

Wanderlust – Feb TBD

Get your yoga groove all day long for 4 days at Turtle Bay.  Lay down your yoga mat and secure a space early as these will be fun filled relaxing days, stretching in the sunshine, listening to live music and taking instruction from world respected yoga instructors.  There will also be lectures, water activates, camping and many other engaging activates to explore…not to mention being surrounded by the beauty of the resort!

  • Location – Turtle Bay Resort
  • Time – 7 PM to 4 PM
  • Cost – lots of activates to explore from $15 to $500
  • Learn more - www.wanderlust.com

Matsumoto Shave Ice 73rd Birthday - Feb 24th, 2024

Help Matsumoto Shave Ice celebrate their 72nd birthday.  Festivities will take place through out the day, including some giveaways and promotional items.  And don't forget to get a shave ice while you're there.  They are planning to roll back their prices on a small shave ice with 3 flavors for only  $1.00 + tax.

  • Location - Matsumoto Shave Ice
  • Time - 10:00 AM to 6 PM
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn More - Matsumoto Shave Ice

Foam Glow 5K Race - Feb 25th, 2024

Get blasted by foam blasters while running through foam stations throughout the 5K race.  End the race with friends dancing the night away in the foam glow party!  This event is great for the whole family and benifits Children's Miracle Network.  Runners get an event T-shirt.

  • Location - Kalaeloa/Kapolei
  • Time - 6:30 PM Race Start
  • Cost - $20
  • Learn more - foamglow.com

Eat the Street – Feb TBD

Ready for a lot of chocolate!  Line up for chocolate dishes for this February event  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 – 5 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • More info:  Eat the Street

As February ends, we move into March, welcoming a change in the season. This transition brings warmer weather and longer days, hinting at spring's arrival. Woohoo!

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