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Oahu Events in September


September 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 - Sept 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.


Yoga on Waikiki Beach - Sept, 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

First Friday Art Walk - Sept 2nd, 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)


HOMA Summer Nights - Sept 2nd & 3rd, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

Na Mele O Ko’olina on Fridays - Sept 2nd, 9th, 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


Honolulu Craft and Gift Fair - Sept TBD

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

  • Location - Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S Beretania St
  • Time - 7 AM to 2 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - Fairs & Festivals

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley - Sept 3rd, 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


40th Annual Okinawan Festival – Sept 3rd & 4th, 2022

Join the celebration and enjoy the Okinawan festivities throughout the weekend in Kapiolani Park.  You find a large display of arts and crafts, a long list of entertainment including live music performances and dances, lots of fun games and activities for the kids, and some ono delicious Okinawan food, including the andagi (a special donut).

  • Location – Hawaii Convention Center - Virtual 2021
  • Time – 2 PM to 5 PM 
  • Cost – FREE
  • Learn more – www.okinawanfestival.com

52nd Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim – Sept 5th, 2022

Rated as one of the top 100 open water swims in the world, the Waikiki Roughwater Swim attracts competitive and recreational swimmers from all over.  Open water swimming clinics will be offered for free during July & August in preparation for this race that was inspired from the original Ironman Triathlon swim course.  

The race start off at San Souci Beach and travels out 677 Meters before making the 2305 M journey towards the Hilton Hawaiian Hotel, and swimming 842 M back to shore on Duke Kahanamoku Beach for the finish line.

  • Location – San Souci Beach, Waikiki
  • Time – 8:30 AM to 12 PM
  • Cost – $50 to $100 depending on date of signing up
  • Learn more – www.waikikiroughwaterswim.com


East End Hot Rod Car Show - May 5th, 2022

One of the biggest car shows in Hawaii is taking place in Hawaii Kai, with close to 300 cars on display.  Along with side vendors and live entertainment, there will be a car parade showing off their assets!

  • Location - Hawaii Kai Town Center, Costco Parking Lot
  • Time - 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - Hawaii Kai Town Center

Ko’olina Art Fest on Wednesdays - Sept 7th, 14th, & 21st & 28th, 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.


Cinema in the Park – Sept 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

Bishop Museum After Hours - Sept 9th, 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

HOMA Summer Nights - Sept 9th & 10th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony - Sept 10th, 2022

See the introduction of the Aloha Festivals Royal Court taking place in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel & Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.  This is an elaborate ceremony that introduces past kings, queens and royal family, and honors them with detailed costumes, chants, and hula performances.  This event is the start of a few other Hawaiian heritage festivals taking place this month.

  • Location – Royal Hawaiian Hotel & Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
  • Time - 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - AlohaFestivals.com

Waikiki Artfest at Kapiolani Park - Sept 11th & 12th, 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.


47th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow – Sept 10th & 11th, 2022

Turnout for the biggest Powwow in Hawaii with a day filled with Native American festivities, including traditional drumming, native singing, dancing, and festive costumes.  25 vendors are scheduled to show off lots of Native American and local island arts and crafts, including a children’s art booth.


7th Annual Waimea Valley Kalo & Awa Festival - Sept 10th, 2022

See how Hawaii farmers and practitioners work with the rich lands of Hawaii.  There will be kalo & awa tastings, huli giveaways, and fun entertainment and live music.  There will also be lots of demonstrations given and topics being discussed.

A fun festival on the Waimea Valley grounds featuring local farmers, interesting workshops & demonstrations, food sample tastings, live music to fill the air, and lots more!

  • Location – Waimea Valley main lawn area
  • Time – 8 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more – www.waimeavalley.net

Art Gallery & Night Market - Sept 16th, 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.


Kona Nui Nights – Sept 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

HOMA Summer Nights - Sept 16th & 17th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

Koko Marina Center Craft & Gift Fair - Sept 17th, 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

71st Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea - Sept 17th, 2022

Better known as the largest block party on the island!  Waikiki’s Kalakaua Ave will be packed with thousands of folks walking the closed off streets.  There will be lots of entertainment including hula performances and Hawaiian groups playing music…and of course great food throughout!

  • Location – throughout Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki
  • Time – 6 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - AlohaFestivals.com


Aloha Festivals – Sept 17th, 2022

A celebration of Hawaiian culture and traditions through dance, music, food and art.  Bring your aloha spirit to the festivities at the Aloha Festivals, and join over 100,000 people turning out to watch the performances, engage in activities, pick up some art Hawaiian art works, and sample some ono delicious Hawaiian food!  Sept 1st are the opening ceremony of many events to come over the next few weeks.


Kailua Night Market - Sept 17th, 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.


Aloha Home Market – Sept 18th, 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

Ko'olina Artfest - Sept 21st and 28th, 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.


74th Annual Floral Parade - Sept 24th, 2022

While most of us can relate to going to a parade, not everyone can say they’ve seen one a Hawaiian style parade.  You will get all the Hawaiian flavor you can handle with floats covered with tropical flowers, Hawaiian music bands playing, hula performances being given, and much much more!

  • Location – Ala Moana Beach Park traveling through Kalakaua Ave Waikiki to Kapiolani Park
  • Time - 9 AM to 12 Noon
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - AlohaFestivals.com


Sunset on the Beach - Sept 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.  The movie UP will be the featured movie of the evening...


Sunset on the Beach - Magnum P.I. & Hawaii Five-O - Sept TBD

Don't miss the special debut showing of Magnum P.I. & Hawaii Five-O at Sunset on the Beach.  This is a outdoor full size movie screen set up at Waikiki's Kuhio Beach.  Red Carpet starts at 4:30 PM with all your favorite Hawaii Five-O and new Magnum P.I. actor & actress stars.  Show up extra early if you plan on getting a good spot to set up your beach towel & chairs.  There will be food booths and lots of lead up entertainment.  Join this unique experience if you're around!


Tahiti Mana Presents Heiva I Waikiki – Moved to Nov 5th, 2022

Experience some intense, colorful and exciting Tahitian, as individual and group performer compete for championship titles.  This is a great way to immerse yourself in Tahitian culture, watching new and traditional performances, checking out great costumes, and feeling the intense drumming from musicians playing the wooden tuiti.  Tahitian crafters and artisans will be on site…

  • Location – Hawaii Theatre
  • Time – 10:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost - $20 +
  • Learn more – Tahinti Mana


AVP Hawaii Invitational - Sept TBD 

Come out and watch some Olympians and pros compete their best on the sand volleyball court!  Enjoy 3 free days of stadium seating competition, demonstrations, games, giveaways, food booths, professional autographing, and being surrounded by all the hype and fun!  The preliminary rounds start on the Friday, and finals take place on the Sat & Sun!

  • Location -  Fort DeRussy Waikiki Beach
  • Time - 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn More - AVP.com

VegFest O‘ahu - Sept 2022

VegFest O‘ahu is a celebration of island-style plant-based, sustainable living. You'll find 50 booths offering education, vegan food, entertainment and inspiration. There will be lots of ongoing activities, including cooking demos, guest speakers, yoga and dance classes, and lots of free samples and giveaways. Join the fun, get educated on health and protecting our environment. Did I mention there will be live music to keep the vibe going all day?

  • Location - Frank Fasi Civic Grounds, 558 S. King Street
  • Time - 11:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Cost - FREE
  • Learn more - VegFestOahu

HOMA Summer Nights - Sept 23rd & 24th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

40th Annual Honolulu Century Ride – Sept 25th, 2022

Tune up your bike or rent one for the Honolulu Century Ride.  You choose your distance…whether you choose to ride 25, 50, 75, or the full century ride, there will be course set up for your endurance with aid stations along quarter points.  The century coarse will take you along the coast to Kailua and back to Kapiolani Park where there will be entertainment and food waiting!

  • Location – Kapiolani Park
  • Time – 6:15 AM
  • Cost – $40 to $200 (depending on age group and time of registration)
  • Learn more – www.hbl.org


Ko'olina Artfest - Sept 28th, 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.


Art After Dark - Sept TBD

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.  Watch art in the making, including art an interactive light show, human body painting, and fashion design shows.


Oktoberfest in Honolulu – Sept 24th & 25th, 2022

Celebrate Oktoberfest German-Hawaiian style, drinking German beer, dancing the night away to the Edelweiss Trio, and see how many bratwurst you can down in a eating contest.  Fun starts multiple time, scheduled in 3 hr lots, at the Aloha Stadium.  Note - $40 admission for non drinkers.  Admission fee comes with 5oz tasting glass.

  • Location – Aloha Stadium
  • Time – 12 Noon to 9 PM
  • Cost - $65 Indv to $365 Group
  • Learn more – Oktoberfest Hawaii

Italian Festival – Sept TBD, 2022

Who doesn't want to attend a Italian Festival?!  The food alone is a main attraction!  There will be no shortage of delicious samples to try, demonstrations and workshops to attend, neat art displays and other fun booths worth exploring.  If that's not enough, there will be a beer & wine garden, and ongoing live music and performances.

  • Location - Kaka'ako District 445 Cooke St
  • Time - 4 PM to 10 PM
  • Cost - Free
  • Location - Festa Italiana

15th Annual DUKE’S WAIKIKI UKES CONTEST – Moved to Oct, 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

HOMA Summer Nights - Sept 30th, 2022

Honolulu Museum of Arts has started a fun event called Summer Nights.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ or live music, popup bars and yummy appetizers bites.

  • Location – 900 S Beretania St
  • Time – 5:30 PM to 8 PM
  • Cost - General Admission
  • Learn more - HonoluluMuseum.org

October Events

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


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