Events

Top Choice Surfing in Haleʻiwa

Triple Crown of Surfing

During the North Shore’s Triple Crown of Surfing, touring pros compete for megabucks in prizes. The kickoff is the Hawaiian Pro at Haleʻiwa surf break in mid-November. The competition’s second challenge, the Vans Wo…
Top Choice Cultural in Waikiki

Aloha Festivals

During Hawaii’s premier statewide cultural festival, Waikiki is famous for its royal court ceremonies and also its huge hoʻolauleʻa evening block party and float parade along Kalakaua Ave, with food vendors, live mu…
Top Choice Sports in Waikiki

Molokaʻi Hoe

In mid-October, the men’s outrigger-canoe world-championship race starts just after sunrise on Molokaʻi and then finishes 41 miles later at Waikiki’s Kahanamoku Beach. Best time (2011): four hours, 30 minutes, 54 se…
Top Choice Music in Waikiki

Ukulele Festival

Since 1971 this has been one of the world's premier festivals celebrating the ukulele. The recent explosion in popularity of the diminutive stringed instrument has made the event a don't-miss celebration.
Top Choice Film in Honolulu

Hawaii International Film Festival

This celebration of film packs the city’s movie theaters with homegrown and imported Pacific Rim, Asian, mainland American and European films for 11 days in early November.
Top Choice Art in Honolulu

Aloha Festivals

September's statewide cultural festival, a month-long block party, is a celebration of Hawaiian music, dance and history.
Top Choice Food & Drink in Honolulu

Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival

Star chefs, sustainable farmers and food-lovers come together for a weekend of wining and dining in October. Think wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities highlighting t…
Top Choice Music in Honolulu

Mele Mei

A celebration of Hawaiian music starting in April with workshops, live concerts and hula performances leads up to Hawaii's prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in June.
Top Choice Cultural in Honolulu

Honolulu Festival

Three days of Asian-Pacific cultural exchange with music, dance and drama performances, an arts-and-crafts fair, a parade and fireworks, all in early to mid-March.
Sports in Waikiki

Na Wahine O Ke Kai

Hawaii’s major annual women’s outrigger-canoe race starts at sunrise on the island of Molokaʻi and ends 41 miles later at Waikiki’s Kahanamoku Beach. Best time (2008): five hours, 22 minutes, five seconds.