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Oahu Events in November

November 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...

Thanksgiving Luau - Nov 1st - 30th, 2022

Take advantage of this months Thanksgiving festivities with a 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!

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.


The start of North Shore winter big wave contests starts here. The competition will take place on the 3 largest surf days in a two week period, measuring strength, ability and talent of some of the best and local surfer of the world. Not only is it a fun contest to watch, but a qualifier for the Triple Crown contest. Make sure to arrive early when the contest is on to catch the action.

  • Time - 8 AM to 4 PM, Days TBD
  • Location - Sunset Beach (North Shore)
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn more - www.worldsurfleague.com

Ko’olina Artfest – Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th, 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 - Nov 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.  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)

31st Annual Leeward Discovery Fair – Nov TBD, 2022

A family day full of activities and fun!  There will be lots of educational and interactive exhibits to explore, and games to play.  Play an ukulele, learn the accient Gyotaku art of printing a fish, solve Egyptian messages, become a virtual fire fighter, create snow in paradise, explore a book fair and plant sale, and much more!  Also bring your appetite for the food booths!

  • Location – Leeward Community College
  • Time – 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – www.leaward.hawaii.edu

10th Annual Makahiki Festival & Ke’Aloha Hula Competition - Nov TBD, 2022

Waimea Valley will be hosting their annual Makahiki Festival, that will feature lots of great live music and an day of hula competition.  There will be some great traditional Hawaiian games and workshops to participate in, local vendors displaying their goods for sale, and ono delicious good!

76th Annual Wahiawa Lions Veterean's Day Parade - Nov 11th, 2022

Line up and watch over 80 marching military units and participating bands, including the Royal Hawaiian Band", parade down the street from the Ka'ala Elementary School, on California Ave, to the Wahiawa District Park.  Ceremonies and festivities begin once the parade arrives at the park, celebrating the thyme to this years event "Respecting Our Veterans".

  • Location - Wahiawa District Park
  • Time - Starts at 10 AM to Noon
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Wahiawa Community

Bishop Museum After Hours - Nov 11th, 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

Val Nolasco Half Marathon - Nov 13th, 2022

If you're looking of a warm up for the Honolulu Marathon or Thanksgiving Day Val Noasco , then why not sign up for the 5K or half marathon?  It's a beautiful scenic race that start from Kapiolani Park and leads up around Diamond Head.

  • Location - Kapiolani Park
  • Time - 5:30 AM Start Time
  • Cost - $45 to $75
  • Learn More - 808RaceHawaii

Hawaiian Pro – Nov TBD, 2022

128 of the best surfer around the world head to Hawaii’s North Shore during this winter period to compete for the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing.  The Hawaiian Pro is the start to this big wave contest.  There’s no bigger rush than catching the action in one of these surfing legs of the Triple Crown!

Cinema in the Park – Nov 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

Outrigger Sunday Showcase – Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 2022

kū haʻaheo will bring to life Hawaii’s past, present and future through Hawaiian performing arts and entertainment.  Featuring a local musical performance by Nathan Aweau. 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. 

3rd Annual Hula Girl Festival – Nov TBD

The new Hula Girl Festival is dedication to the hula dancers of Japan, who have a big appreciation and love for Hawaii’s culture, music and dance.  There will be endless hula dance performances happening over the course of 4 day in various locations.  Catch a hula show or 2 or 3, while shopping, grabbing lunch or having a fun at a water park!

  • Location & Times:
  • Nov 8th – Moana Treetop Restaurant, 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Nov 8th - 10th  – Waikiki Beach Walk, 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Nov 10th – Wet-n-Wild Water Park, 10:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more - HulaGirlFestivalHawaii.com

28th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival – November 11th - 13th, 2022

Discover just about everything made in Hawaii at the annual Made in Hawaii Festival.  The exhibition hall at the Ala Moana Center will feature nearly 400 vendors featuring everything from local books, Hawaiian jewelry, arts & crafts, produce and packaged treats, and much much more!  There will be also be home grown cooking demos and sample tastings worth trying.  Last year set a record of more than 45,000 attendees.  The 3 day festival will filled with ongoing live local music and entertainment.  Bring out the family for this one!

  • Location – Ala Moana Center
  • Time – 10 AM to 9 PM
  • Cost - $6, FREE 5 and under
  • Learn more – MadeinHawaii.com

Na Mele O Ko’olina – Nov 16th & 23rd, 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

Na Mele Kalakaua – Nov TBD, 2022

Spend an evening watching a colorful celebration with of hula performances and live music and aloha at the Hawaiian Mission Museum.  This will be the last performance of the Na Mele Aloha outdoor concert series.  Note that the Mission Café will be open durning the performance

  • Location – Hawaiian Mission Museum
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - $30 to $35
  • Learn more – www.missionhouses.org

Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - Nov 19th, 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

Kailua Night Market - Nov 19th, 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.

Thanksgiving Rock-A-Hula Show - Nov 19th - 27th, 2022

A memorable Las Vegas type production here in Waikiki, Hawaii!  This special Thanksgiving Rock-A-Hula show in a tribute with a Hawaiian twist to music legends such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and the beautiful voice of Celine Dion.

Listen to these familiar sounds and more, synced to Hawaiian music with Polynesian entertainment, including a popular fire dance.

The show begins 8 PM each evening at the Royal Hawaiian Center Theater.  General tickets start at $55 (lower price children tickets available), with larger options that includes transportation, VIP treatment, and dinner. 

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 4th Floor
  • Time – Pre-show options start at 6 PM, Show starts at 8 PM
  • Cost – VIP ticket options available

Aloha Home Market – Nov 20th, 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 –11:45 AM to 4:45 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Aloha Home Market FB

Kona Nui Nights – Nov 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

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing – Nov 26th – Dec 7th, 2022

This is the king of all surfing contests!  The Triple Crown of Surfing kicks off in November and takes place of a couple months waiting for the big swells to roll into Oahu’s North Shore.  Watch hundreds of top surfer who travel from around the world to compete in 3 contests and beat each other out to be crowned the best surfer in the world.  This is the second leg of the Triple Crown of Surfing that takes places at big waves Haleiwa Beach.

The Hawaiian ‘Ukulele Experience - Nov TBD

Pack up your beach chair, lawn mat, and some sun screen and enjoy 2 days of ukulele entertainment!. Learn to build and play this Hawaiian loved instrument.

  • Location - Bishop Museum
  • Time - 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost - Administration to the museum
  • Learn more - Bishop Museum

Ko'olina Artfest - Nov 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.

Beach Clean Up with the Waikiki Aquarium - Nov TBD

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

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show - Nov 20th, 2022

If you’re looking for a collectible Hawaiiana gift or something special to add to your collection, than this is the one day event for you!  You will find close to 100 venders displaying their antiques and collectibles…everything from jewelry to artwork to vintage shirts to ukuleles, and much much more!  Even if you have no intentions of shopping for anything, this event is simply worth exploring.

  • Location – Neil Blaisdell Center – Hawaii Suies
  • Time – 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Cost - $4.50 Gen admin, $15 Early admin
  • Learn More - www.ukulele.com

8th Annual KAIWI Coast Run & Walk – Nov 20th, 2022

Enjoy a run/walk with friends for a sunrise along Sandy Beach!  The course travels along the rouged coastline, past the blow hole and Hanauma Bay, and ends at the canoe club at Maunalua Bay.  This Ka Iwi Coast 4 mile run is a fundraising benefit for the Hui Nalu Canoe Club.  Participates will receive a race event t-shirt, and a handmade glass fishing float.  Refreshments and award ceremony at the end.  Sound like fun?  Sign up now and join the fun!

  • Location – Hui Nalu Canoe Club in Maunalua Bay
  • Time – 6:45 AM to 8:30 AM
  • Cost – $30 to $50 per class and pre-register vs race day
  • Learn more – www.kaiwicoastrun.org

47th Turkey Trot - Nov TBD, 2022

Ready Set Go...for an early Turkey Trot Run?  Start off Thanksgiving morning burning off some calories before packing them back on. This Turkey Trot is a friendly 10 mile run around Kapiolani Park and beyond.  There is also a 5k walking course available.  The race begins at 7:30 AM.  All finishers will be eligible for prizes. 

Waikiki Holiday Parade – Nov 26th, 2022

Tis the season!  Start off the holiday season with Waikiki holiday parade that commemorates the Pearl Harbor survivors.  Not only is this a festival parade, but an event to educate the importance of this piece of history and also Polynesian culture.  Parade takes place through out Kalakaua Ave and the festivities will be set up Kapiolani Park.

  • Time – 7 am to 7 pm
  • Location – Starts at Fort DeRussy and travels down Kalakaua Ave to Kapiolani Park
  • Cost – Free
  • Learn more:  www.waikikiholidayparade.com

Hawaiian Mission Houses Holiday Craft Fair – Nov 27th, 2022

Support the local artist and parous the creativity made with aloha at the Hawaiian Mission Museum.  This will be an ongoing event taking place on site and online through the first week and a half of the new year.  There will be lots of holiday creations, artworks, and goodies to bring yourself, home, and others joy.

  • Location – Hawaiian Mission Museum
  • Time – Tue - Fri - 8:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more – www.missionhouses.org

36th Annual ‘The Eddie’ surf contest opening ceremonies - Nov TBD 2022

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

50th Annual Holiday Craft Fair – Nov TBD, 2022

Start off your holiday season shopping for one of a kind gifts at the Holiday Craft Fair.  Hosted in a classic setting in the Hawaiian Mission Houses, this will be a fun event to bring friends and family and explore the vendors and festivities.

  • Location – Hawaiian Mission Houses
  • Time – 8:30 to 3 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – MissionHouse.org

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