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Top Choice Fireworks in Waikiki

Hilton Hawaiian Village Fireworks

Every Friday night, the Hilton Hawaiian Village stages a booming 10-minute fireworks show. Although it's done in conjunction with a special luau ( Hawaiian feast) by one of the pools, the actual show is over the wat…
Top Choice Live Music in Waikiki

Kuhio Beach Torchlighting & Hula Show

It all begins at the Duke Kahanamoku statue with the sounding of a conch shell and the lighting of torches after sunset. At the nearby hula mound, lay out your beach towel and enjoy a truly authentic Hawaiian music …
Top Choice Cinema in Honolulu

Doris Duke Theatre

The Doris Duke Theatre shows a mind-bending array of experimental, alternative, retro-classic and art-house films, especially ground-breaking documentaries, inside the Honolulu Museum of Art. The theater also hosts …
Top Choice Performing Arts in Honolulu

Hawaii Theater

Beautifully restored, this grande dame of Oʻahu’s theater scene is a major venue for dance, music and theater. Performances include top Hawaii musicians, contemporary plays, international touring acts and film festi…
Top Choice Live Music in Waikiki

House Without a Key

Named after a 1925 Charlie Chan novel set in Honolulu, this genteel open-air hotel lounge sprawled beneath a century-old kiawe tree simply has no doors to lock. A sophisticated crowd gathers here for sunset cocktail…
Top Choice Live Music in Honolulu

Royal Hawaiian Band

Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is the only band in the United States with a royal legacy, and is the only full-time municipal band in the country. The band plays all over Oʻahu (chec…
Top Choice Live Music in Honolulu

Dragon Upstairs

Right above Hank’s Cafe in Chinatown, this laidback hideaway with a sedate older vibe and lots of funky artwork and mirrors hosts a rotating lineup of jazz cats, blues strummers and folk singers, usually on Thursday…
Live Music in Waikiki

Royal Hawaiian Band

The tree-shaded Kapiʻolani Bandstand is the perfect venue for this time-honored troupe that performs classics from the Hawaiian monarchy era on most Sunday afternoons, special events or festivals. It’s a quintessent…
Live Music in Waikiki

Beach Bar

Inside this historic beachfront hotel bar, soak up the sounds of classical and contemporary Hawaiian musicians playing underneath the old banyan tree where the Hawaii Calls radio program was broadcast nationwide dur…
Live Music in Waikiki

Tapa Bar

It’s worth navigating through the gargantuan Hilton resort complex to this Polynesian-themed open-air bar just to see some of the best traditional and contemporary Hawaiian groups performing on Oʻahu today. Friday a…