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Oahu Events in July


July Events


Note - many events for the month of July have been canceled or postponed due to concerns of spreading the virus, and travel restrictions for all of Hawaii through Sept 1st.  Events larger than 100 people are prohibited at this time...

Please understand that events are changing quickly and hard to gauge for ongoing and upcoming months, with many unknowns including outlook for virus containment, and when the state will lift restrictions on holding large events.  Many 2020 events have been canceled or rescheduled with hopes of taking place at future dates.


Evening Luau at Paradise Cove - July 2020

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.


Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 2nd, 2020 - Canceled

Waimea Valley is going to help make your summer more fun with a series of outdoor movie nights for the family.  Enjoy free open-air movie nights featuring new and classic films. Screen on the Green features TBD, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


Ko'olina Artfest - July 3rd, 8th, 15th & 24th & 31st, 2020

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.


13th Annual UH Kids Film Festival - July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, Canceled

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!


First Friday Art Walk - July 3rd, 2020

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)


29th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Ala Moana Center - July 4th, 2020
-Canceled-

If you’re looking for a great elevated spot to watch one of the islands best firework displays, then head to Ala Moana Shopping Center, where you will have the best viewing platforms from the 2nd level open parking deck.  Tune into FM 92.3 KSSK for your 4th of July paired soundtrack.


69 Annual Kailua Fireworks - July 4th, 2020 -Canceled-

Festivities start off with a acrobatic air show at 6 PM.  The Marine Corps Forces Pacific Band joins in at 6:30 PM, and the firework show begins at 8 PM. Take advantage of free parking and free shuttle service that begins at 3 PM.

  • Location - Kailua Beach Park/Lanikai
  • Time - Festivities start at 5 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - KailuaFireworks.net


Brown Bags to Stardom Block Party – July 6th, Canceled

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.


Sunset on the Beach - July 6th, Canceled

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.  Mary Poppins Returns will be the featured movie of the evening...


Cinema in the Park – July 8th, 2020 - 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

Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 9th, 2020 -Canceled

Waimea Valley is going to help make your summer more fun with a series of outdoor movie nights for the family.  Enjoy free open-air movie nights featuring new and classic films. Screen on the Green features TBD, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – July 11th, Canceled

Get ready for a fun outdoor summer concert series at the Waikiki Aquarium.  Starting in June through August there will be 5 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 particular concert on July 12th will feature performing Hawaiian music artist Kalani Pe’a and Josh Tatofi.  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


Honolulu Craft and Gift Fair - July 13th & 14th,  -canceled

2 days of direct and resale sellers representing jewelry, make up, clothing, collectibles, toys, and treasures from Japan & Korea.

  • Location - Ohana Hale Marketplace - 333 Ward Ave #3
  • Time - 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Fairs & Festivals

57th Annual Hawaii State Farm Fair – July 13th & 14th, canceled

Kuloa Ranch will host the 57th annual Hawaii State Farm Fair.  There will be lots of different type of farm animals to see, feed and pet, including goats, lambs and chickens.

Activities including ongoing live entertainment, fun contests such as watermelon eating, fastest corn husking, and hottest chili pepper tasting!  Lots keiki rides and bouncies!  Farmers market at it’s best and ono food booths to explore!


22nd Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival – July 13th & 14th, Canceled

This is a great event the North Shore promoting awareness in art and culture.  There will be over 140 local artist showing off and selling different mediums of artwork including paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and other types of creations.

All good art festivals come with good food booths and live entertainment, which will find both over the 2 day art festival!


30th Annual HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW - July 12th, 2020 -Canceled

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

Kona Nui Nights – July 15th, 2020 -Canceled

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

The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 17th, 2019 -Canceled

Join the Honolulu Zoo in the summer evenings with live music, fun keiki coloring and trivia activates, ono plate lunch, and winning prizes, including a drawing for an ukulele!  Featured artist is Beat Lele.  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org


Mango Jam Honolulu - July 17th & 18th, 2020 -Canceled

Join in the fun at the annual Mango Jam Honolulu festival.  There will be a great line up starting Friday night into Saturday.  Ongoing local live music!  Food vendors using mango in their creations and competing against one another.

  • Location - Frank Fasi Civic Grounds - 550 S. King St.
  • Time - 4:30 PM to 9 PM on Friday and 10 AM to 9 PM on Saturday
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn more - Mango Jam Honolulu

Honolulu Endless Summer Festival - July 18th, 2020 -Canceled

Walk out into the streets and join a night full of fun and festivities. A few blocks of Kalakaua Ave will be lined with local artist, merchants, food vendors, and entertainers. This is your chance to purchase locally made items, enjoy great local eats, and enjoy Hawaiian entertainment. One night only!

  •     Location - Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki
  •     Time - 4 PM to 10 PM
  •     Cost - Free
  •     Learn more -  Fairs and Festivals

Vino & Vinyasa at the Moana Surfrider - July 18th, Canceled

Can you think of a better way to relax then mixing up some yoga with a little wine after?  That's right, work on your flexibility and continue relaxing your state with some organic wines. There will be also be some special local vendor exhibits to check out.

  • Location - Moana Surfrider, Diamond Head Lawn
  • Time - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Cost - Yoga is $5, wine is $5
  • Learn more - Vino & Vinyasa


Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 16th, 2020 -Canceled

Waimea Valley is going to help make your summer more fun with a series of outdoor movie nights for the family.  Enjoy free open-air movie nights featuring new and classic films. Screen on the Green features TBD, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


Robert Cazimero playing at Blue Note – July 18th, Canceled

One of Hawaii’s biggest talents, Robert Cazimero will be performing at the new Blue Note club in the Outrigger Beach Resort in Waikiki.  From Hawaiian to Reggae to Jazz to Blues Willie always puts on a great performance!

  • Location – Blue note, Outrigger Beach Resort
  • Time – 6:30 PM & 9 PM & Performances
  • Cost - $25 to $45
  • Learn more – BlueNoteHawaii.com


Ko'olina Artfest - July 24th, 2020

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.


Beach Clean Up with the Waikiki Aquarium - July 20th, Postponed

Start off the day with a good deed, and participate in a collective effort cleaning up trash and removing debris from the Makapu'u Beach area.   The fun start in the morning and end before lunch…can’t make it any easier!  There should also be some goodies available including breakfast bites to those who participate by sponsors.  Make sure to sign up below…


3rd Annual BEST OF HONOLULU FESTIVAL - July 20th, Canceled

Presented by HONOLULU Magazine and HONOLULU Family, this event was created to showcase the best of the city, featuring over 45 best of the best vendors, entertainment, restaurants, goods and activities.  Make sure to bring the kids for the keiki village set up with rides and interactive games and activities.

Don't miss the live entertainment by Hawaii's musician Jeff Peterson, The Performing Artists Academy’s “Rhapsody” Choir, Michael Honoka & Azita, and more.

  • Location - Frank Fasi Civic Grounds, Downtown Honolulu
  • Time - 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - Honolulu Magazine Festivals

Na Mele O Ko’olina – July 18th, 2020

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


Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - July 18th, 2020

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

Kailua Night Market - July 18th, 2020

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.


Vino & Vinyasa at the Moana Surfrider - July Canceled

Can you think of a better way to relax then mixing up some yoga with a little wine after?  That's right, work on your flexibility and continue relaxing your state with some organic wines. There will be also be some special local vendor exhibits to check out.

  • Location - Moana Surfrider, Diamond Head Lawn
  • Time - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Cost - Yoga is $5, wine is $5
  • Learn more - Monana-Surfrider.com


43rd Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival – July 18th & 19th, 2020 -Canceled

Watch 2 days of non-competitive hula being performed in the memory of Prince Lot Kapuaiwa.  This is an annual festival that celebrates the art of hula that used to be a forbidden in Moanalua Valley.

  • Location – Moanalua Gardens
  • Time – 9 AM to 4 PM Sat, 10 AM to 3 PM Sun
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - MoanaLuagardens.com


Aloha Home Market – July 26th, 2020

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

50th Annual Ukulele Festival – July 19th, 2020 -Canceled

Celebrate the instrument of the islands!  The annual Ukulele Festival pulls over 10,000 people in Kapiolani Park, to hear the beautiful sounds of the ukulele!  There will be endless performances from the morning into the afternoon, lessons given, ukulele giveaways by manufacturers, lots of displays and ukulele souvenirs and ono delicious food to purchase.


MELE HĀLI‘A Hawaiian Musical Series – July Canceled

Mele Hali'a will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment.  Featuring a local musical performance by kawika kahiapo & friends. 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. 


39th Annual TINMAN TRIATHLON - July 2020 Canceled

A triathlon is one of the hardest races to accomplish and train for...and the Tinman Triathlon one coming to Oahu in July.  This race will start and end in Kapiolani Park, with a 750m swim at Queen's Beach, 40k Bike ride and 10K race from Diamond Head to Koko Head.

  • Location - Starts & ends in Kapiolani Park
  • Time - 5:30 AM to 11 AM
  • Cost - $100 to $150 - price goes up with time
  • Learn more - Tinmanhawaii.com


Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 23rd, 2020 -Canceled

Waimea Valley is going to help make your summer more fun with a series of outdoor movie nights for the family.  Enjoy free open-air movie nights featuring new and classic films.  TBD, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


Waikiki Aquarium Summer Music Series – July 2020 Canceled

Get ready for a fun outdoor summer concert series at the Waikiki Aquarium.  Starting in June through August there will be 5 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 particular concert will feature performing Hawaiian music and artist Slack Key Guitar Masters including George Kahumoku, Nathan Aweau, and Kawika Kahiapo. 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


44th Annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition-July 2020 Canceled

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/


The Wildest Show in town at Honolulu Zoo – July 2020 Canceled

Join the Honolulu Zoo in the summer evenings with live music, fun keiki coloring and trivia activates, ono plate lunch, and winning prizes, including a drawing for an ukulele!  Alcohol is not permitted, but plate lunches and snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Staring musician for this concert: Makaha Sons
  • Location – Honolulu Zoo
  • Time – 4:35 PM doors open, 6 PM music starts
  • Cost - $5
  • Learn more – HonoluluZoo.org


Art After Dark - Pow Wow – July 2020 Canceled

Summer of Love Event!

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 Eat Honolulu.  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


7th Annual Waimea Valley Summer Concert Series - July 2020 Canceled

Join the Mele Kulāiwi Songs of our Native Land.  Waimea Valley’s annual summer concert is back with a great local line-up, including:  Bruddah Waltah, Darren Benitez, Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson, and Ekolu! Concerts will be held on the Waimea Valley Main Pavilion Lawn on the last Saturday of the summer months from 3pm-7pm.

  • Location - WaimeaValley.net
  • Time - 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Cost - $16 to $40
  • Learn more - WaimeaValley.net


Mele on the Marina Fest  - July 2020 Canceled

Don’t miss out on this free concert!  Arrive early, get some shopping done, grab a plate lunch and prime row seating for great line up.  The fun begins at 3 pm with a concert starting off with Kupaoa.  Local artist and food vendors will be on site…

  • Location – Hawaii Kai Town Center
  • Time – 3 PM to 7 :30 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - hawaiikaitowne


Na Wahine Sprint Triathlon – July 2020 Canceled

Calling all wahines!  Whether you sign up for the full triathlon, a short course, or a leg of the course, there is something for you!  Best part is you’ll be running around Kapiolani Park or swimming into the Queen’s Surf Channel.  Learn more and sign up through the website.


Screen on the Green at Waimea Valley - July 30th, 2020 -Canceled

Waimea Valley is going to help make your summer more fun with a series of outdoor movie nights for the family.  Enjoy free open-air movie nights featuring new and classic films. Screen on the Green features Little Mermaid, after the Hale’iwa Farmers Markets. Take a seat on the main lawn for the featured film of the night.


Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - July 31st, 2020 -Canceled

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



Aloha & Enjoy!!