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Oahu Events

Sunset on the Beach

Sunset on the beach features free, quality films shown on a 30 foot screen at Queen's surf (across the street from the Honolulu Zoo). Local musicians provide live entertainment two hours before movie showings and food vendors provide a variety of dining options. Tables and chairs are set up toward the mountain side of the beach.


Eat the Streets

Hawaii’s Food Truck and Street Food Rally includes large and small food truck events around Oahu—perfect for Hawaii residents (and guests) who are looking for a colorful and eclectic alternative to the food scene on the islands.


Pro Bowl

The stars are realigned. No more AFC vs. NFC. It's all about giving fans match-ups they've never seen before. Watch the all-stars get drafted. Unexpected teams. Memorable match-ups. The game like you've never seen it before. This is the Pro Bowl: Unconferenced.

Punahou Carnival

The carnival features close to 60 different booths with food, games, rides and other Carnival-going fun, appealing to all ages. Carnival favorites include the senior class Variety Show, the malasada and mango chutney booths and the hugely popular white elephant sale.


Honolulu Chocolate Festival

A celebration of all things chocolate.

Honolulu Festival

The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii's premier cultural event, promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Through educational programs and activities sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, the Festival continues to successfully share the rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures with the rest of the world. Dance performances and traditional art demonstrations are displayed by artisans from Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines, Republic of China (Taiwan), Korea, Hawaii and the rest of the United States. The Festival culminates with a spectacular parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, Hawaii.


The Hapalua – Hawaii’s Half Marathon

The Hapalua takes in the sights of Waikiki and downtown Honolulu and goes around the Diamond Head crater to finish at the Honolulu Marathon Finish Line in Kapiolani Park. It’s the only race that has a Waikiki start and goes past the main shopping and hotel strip of Kalakaua Avenue…twice!


Waikiki Spam Jam® Festival

The Waikiki Spam Jam® Festival is a cultural tradition that celebrates the people of Hawaii's love for SPAM®products. This street festival is great for all ages and includes Hawaii's top restaurants, two stages with free entertainment and a variety of Hawaiian crafters.


Lantern Floating Hawaii

Every Memorial Day, tens of thousands gather on Oahu's south shore and are joined by thousands more from around the world via live streaming and telecast for the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony. The ceremony allows for a personal and collective moment of remembrance, reflection and offering gratitude to those who have gone before us.


Pan-Pacific Festival

Celebrate Hawaii's international cultures and traditions in Waikiki. This three-day event features live entertainment on multiple stages, food booths, crafts, hula performances and a parade.


Moiliili Summer Fest

The Moiliili Summer Fest is a lively event that brings together the community in one of Honolulu's oldest and most vivacious neighborhoods.  The event is a collaboration between the Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, Kamehameha Schools, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Moiliili Community Center and the University of Hawaii. Join us with family and friends for Honolulu's largest Bon Dance. Savor a variety of food choices and shop at booths by local retailers. Fun activities for the keiki and live entertainment throughout the evening.


Ukulele Festival Hawaii

July 20, 2014. Celebrate Hawaii's musical instrument at this festival featuring musicians, food booths, ukulele lessons and ukulele giveaways. Free parking and shuttle service at Kapiolani Community College.


Made in Hawaii Festival

August 15-17, 2014. A 3-day showcase of "Made in Hawaii" products, including food, books, art, gifts, fashions, plants, crafts, produce and more. Plus cooking demonstrations and ongoing entertainment.


Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

August 31 - September 7, 2014. The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The four-day festival features a roster of over 50 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawaii's own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Honolulu and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.


2014 Waikiki Hoolaulea

September 20, 2014. On Kalakaua Avenue between Lewers & Kapahulu Avenues, the largest block party will kick off with the arrival of the Royal Court. Multiple stages of entertainment, lots of food, lei vendors and hawaiian crafters will be spread along the world famous Kalakaua Avenue. Free admission.

Hawaii Fashion Month

October 2014. A month long calendar of events to promote and elevate all aspects of Hawaii's fashion industry: design, manufacturing, education, art, retail and more.

Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival

October 2014. Since its inception, the HFSF now attracts over 20,000 people each year and is said to be one of the top 2 events to see in Honolulu. It's free of charge and offers a unique mix of vendors, music and entertainment, educational booths, demonstrations, fresh local seafood, keiki games and activities. This years event brings together the best of Hawaii's fishing and seafood communities and is the culmination of weeklong activities in celebration of the State's official Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Week. The week includes the Sea-to-Me community colleges culinary program fundraiser, a keiki art contest and Fishing For Hawaii's Hungry, a unique fishing tournament where fishermen donate their catch to help feed Hawaii's underprivileged.

World Invitational Hula Festival

November 2014. This unique festival is an ongoing celebration of Hawaiian culture,
art, history, language and relationship to all natural things in the Hawaiian Environment.

Honolulu City Lights

December 2014. The City and County of Honolulu and The Friends of Honolulu City Lights present this month-long celebration, which has been lighting up downtown and bringing joy to hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors for nearly 30 years. Festivities include lighting of a 50-foot Norfolk Christmas tree on the Honolulu Hale lawn, live entertainment, family rides, food booths and a unique Electric Light Parade along King Street. The parade showcases fire, police and other city vehicles festively lit with thousands of lights.  After the parade, families can view the decorated Christmas tree and wreath displays in the courtyard of Honolulu Hale.


Honolulu Marathon

December 2014. Starting near Ala Moana Beach Park and finishing at Waikiki's Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Marathon is in the top 10 world marathons in terms of finishers. Approximately 25,000 runners finish the Honolulu Marathon each year and the majority of participants are visitors from Japan.


Wiki Wiki Vintage Collectibles and Hawaiiana Show

December 2014. An all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. 92 tables tables with vendors from Oahu, neighbor islands and mainland U.S. Great buys in antiques, Hawaiiana, art, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, dolls, tribal art, beads, tiki, gold & silver, koa, furniture, kimono, kitchenware, ukuleles, toys, kokeshi, Mid-Century décor, ivory, Chinese & Japanese antiques, Mings jewelry, Niihau shell leis, lauhala hats, stamps, coins, shabby chic, Victorian, sportscards, Hawaiian Monarchy items, prints, textiles, postcards, aloha shirts, lighters and more!