Calendar of Events:

These are good links for Oahu calendar of events (Note: The lists may be from a previous year, but they are fairly accurate. Some events may be added, some events may have been canceled or some events may have dates changed).  Link is for January. You can change the month one at a time. One week calendar One week calendar Click on: View More, for a weekly list of events. Lots of good info on the calendar. You can change it one month at a time. - Easy to use calendar of events in 4 categories: Arts, Music, Nightlife and Special Events  

Experience Oahu Right hand side of the page, click on: Events. Choose the dates, island, & type of events.  Event website with Calendar of Events, articles about events with tips, times, and photos

Top Events:


Honolulu City Lights (Early December through early January)

Sony Open (mid-January)

Pro Bowl (end January)


Chinese New Year

Mardi Gras (Note: Mardi Gras is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The date of Madi Gras depnds on Easter.)

Great Aloha Run


Waialua Carnival 

Hawaii Dragon boat Festival

Honolulu Festival includes a parade & other events (early to mid-March)

St. Patrick's Day (March 17)

Heiva i Honolulu Tahitian Dance Competition  http://tahitinuiinternational.blogspo...

Shop A Le`a - Ala Moana Center (one week event with sales & centerstage events) (end of March)

Easter Sunday (can be from March 22 to April 25)


Easter Sunday (can be from March 22 to April 25)

Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games (first weekend of April) 

Hawaii Invitational International Music Festival

Spam Jam (late April)

Hawaii Book & Music Festival April 30—May1, 2016 10a-5p daily. 


Lei Day (May 1 Kapiolani Park)

Hawaii Book & Music Festival April 30—May1, 2016 10a-5p daily.  

Samoa Festival including World Fire Knife Competition @ Polynesian Cultural Center (mid-May)

Hawaii Book & Music Festival Honolulu Hale (mid-May)

50th State Fair (end of May through mid June weekends) Aloha Stadium

Memorial Day events - National Cemetery of the Pacific, Kaneohe Veterans Cemetery, Lantern Floating Ala Moana Beach Park

 2015 Memorail Day schedule:



The Co-op Shop, Summer Edition on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at the Bay View Golf Park (45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kaneohe 96744) 

Annual Habilitat Luau (Early June)......... 

50th State Fair (end of May through mid June)

22nd Annual Honolulu Pride Parade & Celebration  (June 2nd  Parade from Magic Island to Kapiolani Park where the Celebration takes place around Kapiolani Bandstand)

Obon Dances throughout Oahu (June through August)

Pan Pacific Festival (early to mid-June)

ESPN 1420 6th Annual Sports Festival 2016

Radio station KKEA partners with Kaiser Permanente to promote health, fitness, and an active lifestyle. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be giveaways, celebrity autograph signings, and activities and demonstrations by sports clubs and athletic organizations. For more information:

King Kamehameha Celebration Statue Decoration & Floral Parade (mid-June)

Flavors Of Honolulu (Late June)


July 3 (in 2011) Inaugural Independence Day Parade in Waikiki.

July 3 (in 2011) Sunset on the Beach

4th of July Parade in Kailua, HI on No. Kainalu, going No. to Kuulei Rd. from Kainui. Sit on a blanket or short chair. Gov. & dignitaries including Miss HI, w/homemade floats, horses and all Military units honored. Pure local fun and small town bliss. Bring snacks and shade. approx. 10-noon. (July 4)

July 19, 2015,  45th Annual Ukulele Festival,


Obon Dances throughout Oahu (June through August)

Aloha Tower Fireworks (July 3)

Fireworks, fireworks cruises several locations (July4)

Bayfest Hawaii Kaneohe Marine Base (mid July) Note: This event has been held in other months pevious years. And the event may be listed in other months on some of the above links.

Prince Lot Hula Fest Moanalua Gardens (mid july)

Kaumakapili Church Luau (mid July)

Best of Honolulu Festival 2016: July 16, 2016 10:00amn -5:00pm, Honolulu Hale | Bringing together the best of the best in the first-ever Best of Honolulu Festival. A free, family-friendly event featuring ‘ono food, keiki zone, entertainment and a marketplace from some of the Best of HONOLULU Magazine winners. 


44th Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii - Sunday, July 20, 2014

11:00 am - 5:00 pm , Kapiolani Park Bandstand

Admission is Free.   Ukulele Performers from Hawaii and around the world.

Food Booths, Ukulele Displays and Ukulele Lessons.

Enter to Win Ukulele Give-Aways!

Free parking and shuttle service at Kapiolani Community College.

Bringing laughter, love and hope to children and adults of Hawaii and the world through the music of the ukulele!

Email for more info.



Obon Dances throughout Oahu (June through  August)

Liliuokalani Protestant Church Luau (beginning of August)

Na Hula Festival Kapiolani Park  (free) (1st or 2nd Sunday in August) Gabby Pahinui Wamanalo Kanikapila - This is a free music festival in Waimanalo.

Made in Hawaii Festival Blaisdell Center (mid August) Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival - Kapiolani Park August 19 (2012). This event is also on other islands on different days/months. Check the website for other islands & dates. Duke's Oceanfest - Waikiki (mid to late August, five-day event, plus opening ceremony 3 days earlier)


Okinawan Festival at Kapiolani Park (early September)

Aloha Festivals throughout the month including Floral Parade, Waikiki Ho'olaule'a (block party)

YWCA of O'ahu together with HMSA & Aloha Kia present the Kokokahi Community Fair on September 14, 2013 from 9:00AM to 4:30PM at 45-035 Kaneohe Bay Drive. For more information, please visit website or facebook: ywcaoahu.


Richard Dawkins Talk at Aloha Shaka Con - Aloha Tower Marketplace Pier 10, Oct. 3, 2012. Check for event details and purchase tickets at

14th Annual Windward Ho‘olaule‘a, Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Windward Community College in Kaneohe.

Princess Kaiulani Keiki Hula Festival, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel (mid October)


World Invitational Hula Festival Waikiki Shell (mid November)

King Kalakaua Celebration (mid November)

Makahiki Celebration Waimea Valley (mid November)

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing North Shore (about mid November through December 20)

Surf Art and The Surfer Art Festival: Nov. 20 & 21st 6 pm - 10 pm

Waikiki Holiday Parade (day after Thanksgiving)

Start of holiday parades and holiday craft fairs throughout the island, continues through December


Holiday parades and holiday craft fairs throughout the island

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, North Shore (mid November through December 20)

Honolulu City Lights - Parade, lighting of Christmas tree Honolulu Hale (early December). Christmas decorations outside of Honolulu Hale. Christmas tree and wreath display inside of Honolulu Hale. Continues through early January.

Honolulu Marathon (early to mid December)

Free evening tours of Pearl Harbor to see Navy ships decorated.  Three nights, usually around December 19.

From 2009:

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Game

New Year's Eve fireworks locations throughout Oahu

Ongoing Events Daily:

Hula on Kuhio Beach Hula Mound (about 4 times per week). Check free brochures for days & times.

Ongoing Events Weekly:  Friday evenings fireworks and Polynesian revue show (Rockin' Hawaiian Rainbow Revue). Fireworks are free. Polynesian show is free to stand around outside of the pool area. $20 if you want poolside seats.

Hula at Waikiki Beachwalk, Royal Hawaiian Center & other locations. Check free brochures for days & times.

Ongoing Events Monthly:

Eat the Street (about 30 food trucks Kakaako)

First Friday of the month - Downtown Honolulu - Art Galleries (free)