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Oahu Events in October


October 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...


Paradise Cove Luau - Oct 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.


Oahu Halloween Fun Guide – Oct 1st – 31st, 2022

Check out a schedule of ongoing Halloween events throughout the month of October.  There will be lots of pumpkin patch festivals, haunted houses, workshops, carnivals, spooky storytelling, running events, and special trick or treat events!  Don’t miss out on a month full of Halloween fun!


Yoga on Waikiki Beach - Oct, 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

12th Hawaii Food and Wine Festival – Oct 1st - 23rd, 2022

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival features ongoing events on multiple islands with different themes hosted at different locations including the Marriott Resort, Victoria Ward Park, the Hyatt, the Hawaii Convention Center, Ko'olina Resort, and the Halekulani Hotel. Pricing and offerings vary for each event...check out more below.


Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show - Oct 2nd, 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 – 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - $4.50 Gen admin, $15 Early admin
  • Learn More - www.ukulele.com


Kona Nui Nights – Oct 5th, 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

Ko’olina Artfest – Oct 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 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.


16th Annual DUKE’S WAIKIKI UKES CONTEST – Oct TBD, 2022

Duke’s will be hosting their annual ukulele contest with 2 competing division with 2 age categories, including instrumental and vocals.  What will they be competing for?  How about a brand new state of the art Kamaka Ukulele.  A “Best Showmanship” award will be also be given along with lots of prizes and Duke’s merchandise.  Whether you are competing or watching, this will be a great event to relax at the bar with a Mai Tai and check out the local talent!

  • Location – Dukes Waikiki
  • Time – 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – DukesWaikiki.com

Bishop Museum After Hours - Oct 7th, 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

First Friday Art Walk - Oct 7th, 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)


Bishop Museum After Hours - Oct 7th, 2022

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!

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

13th Annual Over the Edge - Oct 8th, 2022

Join or watch 100 lucky participants rappel over 400 feet down the sidewalls of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort.  This is an annual fundraiser raising funds benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii.  Each participant is tasked to raise $1000.


Kailua Night Market - Oct 8th, 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.


Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - Oct 8th, 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


30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair - Oct 15th, 2022

Spend a day exploring the Hispanic community and their culture.  This free family event will be full Latin flavor in live entertainment, workshops, arts and crafts, dancing, food booths, tequila & beer tent, and lots of games and activates for the kids.

  • Location – AMVETS West Oahu, American Veterans Center
  • Time – 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – HispanicEventsHawaii.com

Aloha Home Market – Oct 16th, 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

3rd Annual Waikiki Bazaar - October TBD

For 3 days and nights Waikiki Streets will be taken over stages, vendor booth, ono food creations, entertainment on 5 stages, demonstrations, and endless fun!  Get lost in the bazaar block party and take it all in.  There will also be one of the largest ukulele trade shows taking place with workshops, demos, and performances.

  •     Location - Kalakaua Avenue and Side Streets, Waikiki
  •     Time - 8 AM to 10 PM
  •     Cost - Free
  •     Learn more -  Waikiki Bazaar

Cinema in the Park – Oct 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

Sunset on the Beach - Oct 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.  Ralph Breaks the Internet will be the featured movie of the evening...


Ko'olina Artfest - Oct 12th, 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.


Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival – Oct 15th, 2022

Line Waikiki streets and watch a 1000 participants march in the colorful Honolulu Pride Parade.  The festival begins as the parade ends in Kapiolani Park.  Several DJ’s will keep the party going, along with lots of fun booths to explore, educate, and get a bite to eat!


Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - Oct 15th, 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

Ko'olina Artfest - Oct 19th, 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.


Kona Nui Nights – Oct 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

Art Gallery & Night Market - Oct 21st, 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.


Honolulu Beer Fest – Oct 22nd, 2022

Treat Dad to a day of tasting up to 100 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 – Waikiki Shell
  • Time – 1 PM to 5 PM
  • Cost - $45
  • Learn more - Honolulu Beer Fest

Spook Life Park– Oct 22nd & 23rd, 2022

It’s Halloween Spooky fun for the keikis at Sea Life Park!  Dress up in costume and pay a visit to Sea Life Park as the marine animals do a little dressing up them selves for the occasion.  Activities include live entertainment, arts and craft booths, fun conservation activities, and lots of spooky decor throughout.

  • Location – Sea Life Park
  • Time – 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost – Park Admin Fee
  • Learn more – www.sealifepark.com

Ko'olina Artfest - Oct 26th, 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.


Na Mele O Ko’olina – Oct 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


Art After Dark - Oct TBD 2022

Día de los Muertos is your October thyme!  Dress up in your carnival uniforms and show off at at Art After Dark, that 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.  Make sure to come out in costume as the King & Queen will be crowned at the end of the night!


Surf Art & Surf Festival – Oct TBD

Join the surfing community for an evening of fun, showcasing surf artworks and fundraising for the kids!  This annual north shore festival is promoted by Surfing the Nations as a give back to the Wahiawa community.  The evening will be filled with local artists, live music, and food truck vendors.  Support the arts and the kids…and have a fun night doing it!

  • Location – Wahiawa
  • Time – 6 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – Surf the Nations


Eat the Street – Oct Canceled

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 – Victoria Ward Park
  • Time – 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • More info:  Eat the Street


VANS PRESENTS HIC PRO SUNSET BEACH - Oct 28th - Nov 6th, 2022

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, TBD on Days
  • Location - Sunset Beach (North Shore)
  • Cost - Free
  • Learn more - www.worldsurfleague.com

Bubble Run – Oct 29th, 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 – Saratoga Ave/Hornet St in Kalaeloa (Barbers Pt)
  • Time – 2 heats:  8 am & 9 am
  • Cost - $20 to $50 (depending on early registration by Dec 20th)
  • Learn more - Bubblerun.com


HALLOWBALOO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL - Oct 30th, 2022

The HallowBaloo Music & Arts Festival will be lighting up Honolulu Chinatown this year.  Find an amazing costume to dress up and display, and rock out into the evening with lots of live music performances.  Many surrounding merchants of art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars will be participating.  The event ends at 10 PM, but the fun continues into the night with thousands of people flocking into the streets.


November Events

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


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