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Oahu Events in February


February 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 - Feb 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.


40th Annual ‘The Eddie’ big-wave surf contest
Dec 14th 2022 - March 14th, 2023

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.


Bubble Gum 5K Race - Moved to Oct 29th, 2022

Start off your morning with a friendly 5k race around Ala Moana Beach Park.  The course literally expands around the full park including beautiful Magic Island. Consider ending your race with a splash in ocean.  This race is sponsored by Alpha Hawaii.

  • Location - Kapiolani Park
  • Time - 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Cost - $20 to $35
  • Learn more - FLPreStart


Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Feb TBD, 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

Whale Watching Tour - Feb 1st - 28th, 2022

Oahu Whale Watching Tour

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 - Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd, 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.


First Friday Art Walk - Feb 4th, 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.  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)


Bubble Run – Feb 5th, 2022

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

KCC Farmers Market - Feb 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, 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

4th Annual Lokahi Festival - Feb TBD

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

Vietnamese American Lunar New Year Festival – Feb TBD

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 – Kapiolani Park
  • Time – 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – 808-292-1313

Punahou Carnival – Feb 4th, 2022

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

Kailua Night Market - Feb 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.


Hawaii Beer Fest – Feb TBD, 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 on the Bishop Museum lawn!  Doesn’t get much better than this!

  • Location – Bishop Museum
  • Time – 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Cost - $45 to $75
  • Learn more - Hawaii Beer Fest

14th Annual UH Kids Film Festival - Moved to Feb 2023

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!


Cinema in the Park – Feb 2022 - Canceled

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

Valentine's Day Biathlon - Feb 13th, 2022

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 - $30 to $150
  • Learn more - Waikiki Swim Club


Aloha Home Market – Feb 12th, 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

Matsumoto Shave Ice 70th Birthday - Feb TBD, 2022

Help Matsumoto Shave Ice celebrate their 70th 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.

  • Location - Matsumoto Shave Ice
  • Time - 10:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn More - Matsumoto Shave Ice

Valentine's Day Dinner in Waimea Valley - Feb 14th, 2022

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 10 PM
  • Cost - $86.50 (tax & gratuity included)
  • Learn More - www.waimeavalley.net

Stars of Honolulu Valentine Sunset Cruise – Feb 14th, 2022

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

11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL UKULELE CONTEST & HULA SHOW
Moved to May 28th, 2022

Get ready for Hawaii's upcoming young talent that's ready to show off their music talent, jamming on the ukuele.  This will be a fun filled day with lot's of entertainment and performances.


Honolulu Night Market – Feb TBD 2022

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!


14th Annual Ukulele Picnic - Moved to May 28th, 2022

If you want more of the Royal Hawaiian ukulele contest, then pack up a picnic with a date, and head to Kaka'ako Park to enjoy a Valentine's weekend in the sun, listening to the winner of the contest along with other great ukulele performances, performing on 2 different stages.  This event will benefit the Ukulele Museum.

  • Location - Victoria Ward Park, Kaka'ako
  • Time - 10 AM to Sunset
  • Cost - Free 
  • Learn more - Ukulele Picnic Hawaii


Artfest at Kapiolani Park - Feb TBD 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.


Na Mele O Ko’olina – Feb 16th, 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.

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


Kailua Night Market - Feb 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.


37th Annual Great Aloha Run - Feb 18th - 21st, 2022 - Virtual

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


45th Annual Buffalo's Big Board Surfing Classic
Feb 19th - 21st & 26th & 27th, 2022

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.


Kona Nui Nights – Feb TBD 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

Brown Bags to Stardom Block Party – Feb 2022 - Postponed

Support the local talent, as kids from all over Hawaii come out to show off their special talent.  Outdoor stages will be filled with ongoing talent including singers, musicians, entertainers, startup bands, and hula performances.  Hang out into the evening and also visit participating merchant booth, and get a bite to eat from the food vendors.

  • Location – Hawaii Convention Center
  • Time – 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost – Free
  • Learn more - Brown Bags to Stardom

Ko'olina Artfest - Feb 23rd, 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 Aloha – Feb TBD 2022

Get ready anime fans for one of the largest Hawaii anime convention taking place on Oahu!  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 – TBD
  • Cost – $25 to $300
  • Learn more & register - Amazing Comic Con Aloha

Royal Hawaiian Band FREE performance – Feb TBD 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

Eat the Street – Feb TBD 2022

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

Ko'olina Artfest - Feb 23rd, 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.


14th Annual UH Kids Film Festival - Moved to Feb 2023

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!


Art After Dark at Honolulu Museum – Feb TBD 2022

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

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

March Events

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


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