Events on Oahu

2017 Mele Mei

April 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Unnamed Venue, HI United States

Music lovers will want to take note. Mele Mei has just released its full schedule of events for 2017 including an expanded lineup of culturally rich, Hawaiian music performances and concerts statewide. The 7th annual event puts the spotlight on local musicians including multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning and Grammy-nominated artists, who will perform at…

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National Bike Month

May 1, 2017 - June 3, 2017
Bikeadelic, 120 Kaiulani Ave. @ Kalakaua
Waikiki, Hawaii 96815

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast and in Hawaii, too! Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. National Bike to Work Week…

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Free TONY ORLANDO Concert at the Waikiki Shell

May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Free concert event featuring internationally acclaimed singer Tony Orlando, local favorite Gordon Freitas, Peter Apo and special guest speakers, to honor Vietnam War Veterans and their families at the Waikiki Shell, Wednesday, May 24 at 6PM. As America’s participation in the Vietnam War drew to an end “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ’Round the Ole Oak…

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Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band at Blue Note Hawaii

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots…

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Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Banquet

May 25, 2017
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Hangar 79, 319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI United States

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is hosting a Welcome Home Banquet on Thursday, May 25 to honor POWs, Medal of Honor recipients, Gold Star families and all returning Vietnam veterans. Highlights of the patriotic evening will include a welcome by Medal of Honor recipient Major…

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Art & Wine Show at Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach

May 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach, 400 Royal Hawaiian Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Join us in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach on Thursday, May 25 from 5-7 p.m. for the monthly Art & Wine Show! This month’s featured artist is Miriam Engel, with live music by Jai Rodgers.

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F-105 Dedication and Meet & Greet Vietnam Veterans

May 27, 2017
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Hangar 79, 319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI United States

F-105 Dedication at Hangar 79, 11 am As part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War, Vietnam veterans will be on hand to help unveil the Museum’s newest aircraft, the F-105. Major General Patrick Brady, U.S. Army (retired), former Huey pilot and Medal of Honor recipient; and Dr. William S. Reeder, Jr., Colonel,…

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$150

Vision Without Limits: Celebrating Jack Law

May 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, 96815 United States

Please join us in celebrating Jack Law, his tireless efforts, and innumerable contributions to our community. RECEPTION & CEREMONY Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Sheraton Waikiki Live entertainment featuring Taimane and special guest Kanoe “Tootsie” Cazimero. Heavy appetizers, beer and wine. No host bar. After hours celebration to follow at Hula’s…

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Living Colour at Blue Note Hawaii

May 28, 2017 - May 30, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Living Colour is making its way to Blue Note Hawaii for six rocking sets! Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Led by guitarist Vernon Reid, the bands lineup solidified in the mid-80’s w/ Corey Glover (vocals), Will Calhoun (drums) and Muzz Skillings…

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8th annual Surf n Sea Haleiwa SUP Race

May 28, 2017
Waimea Bay, Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712 United States

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend by registering for the 8th Annual Surf N Sea Haleiwa SUP Race, presented by O’Neill. The new four mile course is a beautiful downwind paddle from Waimea Bay to Surf N Sea in Haleiwa. Come out and enter or just watch as the fastest men & women paddlers in the sport…

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Lantern Floating Ceremony

May 29, 2017
Ala Moana Beach, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd

Held annually on Memorial Day on O`ahu’s south shore, Lantern Floating Hawaii brings over 50,000 people on the beach, joined by thousands around the world via live streaming and telecast together for an evening of honoring loved ones and generating collective hope toward the future. The aim of Lantern Floating Hawaii is to give all…

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Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

May 29, 2017 - June 2, 2017
The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave
Honolulu, HI United States

Farms, food and fireworks headline the summer launch for the Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival (HFWF), the world class epicurean event that showcases local ingredients. The official countdown to HFWF17 will ramp up with the second annual Connoisseur’s Culinary Journey from May 29-June 2, 2017. The immersive five-day exploration of farming, food and cuisine in…

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Wear Blue: Run to Remember

May 29, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Ford Island Community Center, 4989 Wasp Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96818 United States

Every year, wear blue: run to remember immortalizes our fallen military heroes through the power of a community Memorial Day run. On May 29, wear blue and join us along with 20,000 runners nationwide in to honor the memory of America’s generations of fallen heroes. Make this year’s Memorial Day your mission to unite in…

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Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Symposium

May 31, 2017 - June 1, 2017
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Hangar 79, 319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI United States

The following award-winning authors and historians will participate in this two-day symposium — Craig Symonds, naval historian, former professor at U.S. Naval Academy and author and editor of 28 books including The Battle of Midway and Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History; Jonathan Parshall, founder of combinedfleet.com (historical website on the…

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Bert Kreischer at Blue Note Hawaii

May 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

BERT KREISCHER is a standup comic who performs to sellout crowds across the country. His latest stand-up special, Bert Kreischer: The Machine, premiered on Showtime on November 11. He is the host of the Travel Channel’s Trip Flip and Bert the Conqueror, and previously hosted Hurt Bert. He is a regular guest on The Joe…

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Squirrel Nut Zippers at Blue Note Hawaii

June 1, 2017 - June 3, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.” 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow…

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Habilitat’s 17th Annual Luau Auction And Benefit Concert

June 3, 2017
Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy HI United States

Habilitat will be hosting the family event of the year on the beautiful grounds of Kualoa Ranch featuring top notch entertainment, “ono local grinds”, and a huge live and silent auction. Habilitat’s Luau is one of the biggest you can find anywhere on the island of Oahu. Come hungry! Beef Stew Lomi Salmon Chicken Long…

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Hawaii’s Plantation Village’s 27th O-Bon Celebration

June 3, 2017
Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St
Waipahu, HI 96797 United States

Hawaii’s Plantation Village invites you to join us for a night of fun, dancing, food, and crafts! The blessing and dancing will be held on the Village Lawn (there is very limited seating, we recommend you bring your own chairs and /or mats). We also would like to welcome back Kona Ice’s Shaved Ice Truck…

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FREE

North Shore Ocean Fest

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI 96731 United States

Turtle Bay Resort will host the sixth annual North Shore Ocean Fest, one of Oahu’s FREE premier community events. Ocean Fest brings together top ocean educators, activities, film, ocean crafts, food vendors, live music, hula and lots of great prizes. Enjoy a free, fun-filled afternoon of ocean education for all ages. An annual fundraiser to…

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Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Hangar 79, 319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI United States

Save the date! Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s popular remote control Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii is back for its tenth year, Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, 10am to 4pm. Guests will be able to drive on to Ford Island for this event, or take the free shuttle from the Pearl Harbor Visitor…

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Pan Pacific Festival-Matsuri in Hawaii

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Kalakaua Venue, Waikiki, HI 96815 United States
Photo courtesy of www.pan-pacific-festival.com.

This special three-day celebration begins with Hawaiian festivities on Friday evening, including a block party where last year, more than 40,000 people enjoyed the entertainment and food. The celebration includes a hula festival held at Ala Moana Center, where spectators have the rare opportunity to see hula groups from Japan perform with Hawaiian hula halau….

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Hawaii Fit Expo 2017

June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI United States

The 2017 ~ 3rd Annual Hi Fit Expo is June 9, 10, and 11 at the Blaisdell is Hawaii’s Premier Fitness, Sport, Healthy Lifestyle Event! The Hi Fit Expo showcases the very best of the Fitness, Sport and Health industry. A blend of interactive exercise sessions, competitions, celebrity appearances and products all under one roof….

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Lei Draping in Honolulu, Oʻahu at 3:30 p.m.

June 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Aliʻiolani Hale, 417 S King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
Star-Advertiser-KAMEHAMEHA

Don’t miss this annual lei draping event on June 9 of the King Kamehameha statue at Aliʻiōlani Hale in downtown Honolulu. The lei draping ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Expect to see cultural protocols and pageantry, along with beautiful hand-made lei being draped on the outstretched arms of King Kamehameha. Enjoy the music of…

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101st Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, Honolulu, Oʻahu

June 10, 2017
Downtown Honolulu, 364 S King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States

June 10, 2017 marks the 101st Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the historic ʻIolani Palace in downtown Honolulu. Floats, horse-riding units and vehicles, all decorated with flowers, will procession their colorful way to Queen Kapiʻolani Park at the base of Diamond Head, at the end of Kalākaua…

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Keller Williams at Blue Note Hawaii

June 16, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Keller Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC and RAW, those who have followed his career will know this. Each title serves…

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12th annual Aloha International Piano Festival and Competition

June 17, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The Aloha International Piano Festival (AIPF) today announced that celebrated pianists Jon Nakamatsu and Fabio Bidini will headline the 12th annual music festival, which runs from June 17 to 25, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Nakamatsu and Bidini will join forces for one special afternoon at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Orvis Auditorium, in a…

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Zombie Apocalpyse

June 17, 2017
Coral Crater Adventure Park, 91-1780 Midway St.
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States

The invasion has begun and soon Oahu will be swarming with the UNDEAD. All across the island, outbreaks will spread to all of the places we know and love. The government tried to contain the situation covertly. They failed. We have isolated the zombies to Coral Crater. You have been chosen as one of the…

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Waffles for Wishes 2017

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Courtyard / Ward Village IBM Building, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814 United States

Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s Young Leader Board is proud to present the 3rd annual Waffles for Wishes brunch. We, the Young Leaders, invite you to join us for a fun brunch event to celebrate the Make-A-Wish Hawaii mission! And find out why we have rallied behind this amazing cause of bringing hope, strength and joy to children…

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Capleton & The Prophecy Band at Blue Note Hawaii

June 21, 2017 - June 22, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

A wise man once said that a prophet is never honored in his own country. And so it has been with Capleton. While the veteran DJ,s words and works long ago earned him the title of “The Prophet”, the respect and honor that should rightfully be his have been a long time coming. Anytime you…

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Manhattan Transfer at Blue Note Hawaii

June 23, 2017 - July 2, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The Manhattan Transfer has remained an important part of musical history for over forty years. The legendary quartet has won 10 Grammy Awards of 20 nominations, has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and continues to wow audiences with live performances throughout the country and the world. The Manhattan Transfer is comprised…

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Moiliili Summer Fest

July 1, 2017
Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, 1100 University Ave HI 96826 United States

The 6th annual Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest is Saturday July 1st from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in the parking area of the Varsity Building on University Avenue. The Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest is a lively event held in one of Honolulu’s most historic and vivacious neighborhoods. Each year, thousands of guests dance in the Honolulu’s largest Japanese Bon…

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4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2017
Ala Moana Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, 96814 United States

For the 26th consecutive year, Ala Moana Center will present locals and visitors with one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks shows in the country. In addition to the fireworks, Ala Moana Center will offer a weekend’s worth of live entertainment and a mall-wide four days (July 1 through July 4) shopping 20% savings…

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Steve Byrne at Blue Note Hawaii

July 12, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

July 12 Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm Tickets: $36 premium, $26 loge & bar 15% kama’aina discount Over the years Steve Byrne has risen the ranks to become one of the industry’s sought after performers. Hailing from Pittsburgh PA., Steve was born to a Korean mother and Irish father. This unique background…

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The Little Mermaid at Diamond Head Theatre

July 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816 United States

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages which will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes…

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40th Prince Lot Hula Festival

July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017
Moanalua Gardens, 2850 Moanalua Road A
Honolulu, HI 97819 United States

Since 1978 on the third Saturday in July, the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival at spectacular Moanalua Gardens has brought together premier hālau hula (hula groups) from throughout the islands for a daylong celebration of hula in a non-competitive setting. One of Hawai‘i’s most exciting cultural events, the festival allows thousands of island residents and…

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47th Annual Ukulele Festival

July 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kapiolani Park, 2805 Monsarrat
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Today, the annual Ukulele Festival at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki is now a summer tradition in Hawaii. It has grown internationally and is by far the largest ukulele festival of its kind in the world, with crowds of thousands, guest artists from around the world and an ukulele orchestra of over 800 students, mostly…

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Ahmed Ahmed at Blue Note Hawaii

July 19, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

July 19 Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm Tickets: $36 premium, $26 loge & bar 15% kama’aina discount Egyptian-American actor, comedian, producer, and director Ahmed Ahmed is one of the most diverse, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. In 2014, he can be seen starring as “Ahmed” on TBS’ hit comedy series…

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Donavon Frankenreiter at Blue Note Hawaii

July 20, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing…

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Comic Con Honolulu

July 28, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Comic Con Honolulu is Hawaii’s official 3 day fan convention that takes place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. This year’s Comic Con Honolulu will be held July 28 – July 30th, 2017. Fandoms of all types are welcome here, and the convention will feature guests from Comic, Gaming, Television and Movie industries,…

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HAPA at Blue Note Hawaii

July 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

For over 30 years, HAPA has brought it unique sound to delighted audiences across Hawai‘i and around the world.Like the islands themselves, HAPA’s music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient Polynesian rhythms and genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman and Mexican cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the…

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Rita Rudner at Blue Note Hawaii

July 29, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

July 29 Showtimes: 6:30pm & 9pm Doors: 5pm & 8:30pm Tickets: $55 premium, $35 loge & bar NO kama’aina discount A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run…

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Regina Belle at Blue Note Hawaii

August 3, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Regina Belle is an American singer-songwriter from Englewood, New Jersey. At a young age, she began performing at Englewood’s Mount Calvary Baptist Church. She was introduced to the Manhattans by New York radio DJ Vaughn Harper and began working as their opening act. She recorded the 1986 duet, “Where Did We Go Wrong,” with the…

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Jack Johnson – A Benefit For The Kokua Hawaii Foundation

August 4, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Just announced, Jack will be playing two hometown shows, August 4th and August 5th at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, HI. Pre-sales kick off Tuesday, April 18th, with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation members receiving the first opportunity to purchase tickets, followed by two more opportunities for Hawaii residents to score tickets before the general on-sale on…

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The Joy of Sake Honolulu

August 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The Joy of Sake celebrates Hawaiʻi’s hundred-year love affair with sake—from the early days of Japanese immigration and the founding of the Honolulu Sake Brewery up to the present. Today Honolulu hosts the annual U.S. National Sake Appraisal and has more sake-serving restaurants per capita than any other city in the country. Restaurants Sake complements…

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Hawaii Spartan Trifecta Weekend

August 5, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy HI United States

Spartan Race Hawaii We are hosting four race types, Sprint, Super, Beast and Ultra Beast in one weekend! You can run an individual Sprint, Super, Beast or the Ultra Beast, or if you dare, you can take on the ultimate Spartan Trifecta Challenge, by racing all three race types – Sprint + Super + Beast…

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Free

77th Na Hula Festival

August 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Queen Kapi‘olani Regional Park Bandstand, 2748 Monsarrat Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
Hula

The Annual Nā Hula Festival is returning to its two-day schedule in 2017, from August 5 – 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is held at Kapi‘olani Park, Honolulu’s oldest and largest public park. Since 1940, the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has celebrated the artistry and…

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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra at Blue Note Hawaii

August 11, 2017 - August 13, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Liebert’s incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition…

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Na Mele O Ko Olina

August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club, 92-161 Waipahe Place
Kapolei, HI 96707 United States

Na Mele O Ko Olina is a monthly event held at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club located on Oahu’s Leeward Coast. Our event is scheduled from 9am to 5pm on the Great Lawn alongside the beach at Lagoon 3. We’re there from 9am to 5pm on Saturday. We host some of Hawaii’s very best…

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$6.00

Made In Hawaii Festival

August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, 777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814 United States

First Hawaiian Bank presents the 2017 Made in Hawaii Festival, 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. WHEN: Friday – Sunday, August 18-20, 2017 Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00…

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Louie Anderson at Blue Note Hawaii

August 18, 2017 - August 19, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms and…

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35th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Waikiki Style”

August 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kapiolani Park Bandstand, 2686-2882 Kalakaua Ave
Waikiki, HI 96815 United States

Event will feature up to 16 performing artists in the Slack Key Guitar Genre including award winning artists and newcomers. Also appearing will be a couple of special guest from Hawaii and the mainland. The event will also feature “Made In Hawaii” products and favorite foods and snacks. Throughout the day, the festival will also…

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Eric Hutchinson at Blue Note Hawaii

August 31, 2017 - September 2, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, DJ – Eric Hutchinson is a constantly evolving musician, driven by his passion and curiosity for all things musical and creative. He independently recorded his debut album Sounds Like This in 2007 and it became the highest charting album by an unsigned artist in iTunes history. Eric’s 2008 single “Rock &…

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Mele Under The Stars Featuring Amy Hānaiali’i

September 1, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Waikiki Shell, 2805 Monsarrat
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Mele Under the Stars: HOT’s first gala event at the Waikiki Shell will be held on Sept. 1, 2017 at 7:00pm. Featuring award-winning local entertainers performing Hawaiian classics, rising stars singing opera’s greatest hits, the HOT Chorus, and Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus accompanied by the HOT Orchestra. To purchase tickets Oahu: HOT Box Office –…

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Aloha Festivals – Keiki Hoolaulea

September 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pearlridge Center, 98 - 1005 Moanalua Rd
Aiea, HI United States

Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a, TBA Pearlridge Center Uptown Pearlridge Center will celebrate Aloha Festivals with a variety of activities, demonstrations and continuous stage performances by participating keiki (children’s) musical groups and hula hālau (schools). The 2017 Aloha Festivals Royal Court will make a special appearance. For more information, visit www.pearlridgeonline.com. Photo: Aloha Festivals.

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Aloha Festivals Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony

September 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
Aloha Festivals

To kick off the festivities, the Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Helumoa, which was originally the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. At the ceremony, the king, queen, prince and princess take their place on the royal court. The Alii court members receive their royal cloaks, helmets, head feather…

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Keiko Matsui at Blue Note Hawaii

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

“Creating the album ‘Soul Quest’ was like going on a soul quest, as I tried to figure out how to express the things I was thinking and experiencing during this past year,” confides pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui. “This music energizes me and I am overwhelmed with emotion when I listen to it. I…

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Le Masquerade 2017

September 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wai‘alae Country Club, 4997 Kāhala Ave
Honolulu, HI 968156 United States

Dress for an evening in Paris at the annual fundraiser for Honolulu Theatre for Youth. This Best of HONOLULU Family winner offers Le Masquerade for parents. This year, the theme is Parisian Carnival and includes pūpū, drinks, and entertainment such as carnival games. While parents have fun, a limited number of kids 5 years and…

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FREE

65th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kalakaua Avenue, Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI United States

The Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea is Hawaii’s largest block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets along Kalakaua Avenue for food, fun and entertainment. There will be performances by the various genres of Hawaiian music and hula halau (hula schools). Hawaiian crafts and flower leis and many varieties of island cuisine will be featured…

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FREE

71st Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ala Moana Park, 1201 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, 96814 United States
Aloha Festivals

A colorful equestrian procession of pā‘ū (long-skirted) riders, exquisite floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula hālau, marching bands and dignitaries will enliven Kalākaua Avenue. Venue: From Ala Moana Park through Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park Photo: Aloha Festivals.

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Kalani Pe’a: 2017 Grammy Award-Winner

October 1, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

2017 GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER, SINGER/SONGWRITER Kalani Peʻa, a native of Panaʻewa, Hilo, HI who currently resides on Maui has released his debut album featuring seven haku mele (Hawaiian original music compositions) and five of his favorite covers. Peʻa is all about perpetuating Hawaiian language through music and visual arts as he created his album titled…

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5th Annual Kahumana Farm Festival

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe, 86-660 Lualualei Hmstd Rd
Waianae, HI 96792 United States

The Kahumana Farm Festival is an annual FREE event that brings the community together to celebrate and promote local agriculture, crafts, education, artists, and music. It is a fun filled day that is free to the public and a family friendly event. Last year we had 10 bands, over 60 venders, educational workshops, a keiki…

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Robert Cazimero & Friends Blue Note Residency

October 11, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

In the 1970’s, Robert Cazimero was instrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture. That resurgence began a career that almost thirty years later is stronger than ever. Musician, composer, kumu hula…his work in all of these areas is well-known throughout the world. His incomparable elegant voice is distinctive, whether he performs solo on…

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Honolulu Pride – “Celebrate the Rainbow”

October 21, 2017
Kalakaua Avenue, Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI United States

SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Honolulu Pride™ HAWAI‘I’S LARGEST LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND QUEER COMMUNITY EVENT. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017. OUR MISSION Support, empower, educate, unify and facilitate LGBT organizations and individuals in Hawai’i. OUR PURPOSE Nurture and support our community by creating a healthier and compassionate environment for all. RAINBOWS OVER WAIKIKI During Honolulu…

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Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet at Blue Note Hawaii

November 7, 2017 - November 9, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011,…

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Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing

November 12, 2017 - December 20, 2017
North Shore, Hawaii,

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing returns to the North Shore of Oahu for the men’s series and women’s Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach. Kicking off with the Op Pro at Haleiwa, the series continues with the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing and women’s Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach, and lastly the Billabong Pipeline Masters…

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Supernatural Convention

November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI United States

One of America’s top television series is coming to Hawaii November 17-19, 2017. Creation Entertainment’s Supernatural Official Convention Tour “Aloha Spirit” Stop SEE JENSEN, JARED, MISHA AND MARK TELEVISION’S HOTTEST STARS, LIVE AND IN PERSON IN HAWAII!

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Anuhea & Friends at Blue Note Hawaii

November 21, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

ANUHEA has enjoyed several iTunes & Radio Hit singles including “SIMPLE LOVE SONG” and “Higher Than The Clouds”. A major presence on the Islands with multiple hit songs being played in heavy rotation hourly, along with favorable critical comparison to fellow islanders Jack Johnson and Bruno Mars, ANUHEA also enjoys the distinction of being specifically…

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For Love of Country Pass It On – Annual Gala 2017

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Hangar 79, 319 Lexington Boulevard
Honolulu, HI United States

The Museum will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the annual fundraiser which helps support the Museum’s Restoration and Education programs. Gala will include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and auction. Guests will get a first look at newly restored aircraft fresh out of Lt. Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop.

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Xterra Trail Run World Championship

December 3, 2017
Kualoa Ranch, 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, 96744

The crown jewel of the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series is the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship, and the majestic Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii has served as the host site since the creation of this prestigious event in 2008. This year, the race is scheduled for December 06, 2015 and more than…

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The Average White Band at Blue Note Hawaii

December 6, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ the band’s strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records….

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Honolulu Marathon

December 10, 2017
Waikiki Beach, Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, 96815

The first race was held in 1973 and an average of about 25,000 runners finish the Honolulu Marathon each year, and it has consistently placed among the world’s ten largest marathons in terms of total finishers. Entry to the Honolulu Marathon is open to everybody. Unlike other marathons of similar size, popularity, and stature, there…

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Robert Cazimero & Friends Blue Note Residency

December 13, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

In the 1970’s, Robert Cazimero was instrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture. That resurgence began a career that almost thirty years later is stronger than ever. Musician, composer, kumu hula…his work in all of these areas is well-known throughout the world. His incomparable elegant voice is distinctive, whether he performs solo on…

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Donavon Frankenreiter at Blue Note Hawaii

December 18, 2017 - December 20, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing…

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New Year’s Eve with Kenny G

December 27, 2017 - December 30, 2017
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

In what’s becoming a New Year’s tradition, Blue Note Hawaii, the state’s premier venue for the world’s most celebrated artists, welcomes back jazz superstar Kenny G for five nights December 27 – 31, 2017. Tickets go on sale on April 14 at 10:00 a.m. Kenny G December 27 – 30, 2017 Tickets: All tables are…

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John Popper (Of Blues Traveler) at Blue Note Hawaii*

January 4, 2018 - January 6, 2018
Blue Note Hawaii, 2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States

The harmonica playing frontman of Blues Traveler makes his debut at Blue Note Hawaii to share “The Hits, The Stories, The Experience” spanning his entire musical career.

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