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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 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…
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…
Live Music in Waikiki

Kani Ka Pila Grille

Once happy hour ends, the Outrigger’s lobby bar sets the scene for some of the most laid-back live-music shows of any of Waikiki’s beachfront hotels, with traditional and contemporary Hawaiian musicians playing fami…
Luau in Waikiki

ʻAha ʻAina

This oceanfront dinner show is like a three-act musical play narrating the history of Hawaiian mele (songs) and hula. The buffet features good renditions of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian fare, and unlimited dr…
Live Music in Waikiki

Waikiki Shell

With Diamond Head as a backdrop, this outdoor amphitheater in Kapiʻolani Regional Park sporadically stages hula troupes and twilight shows by megastars such as ukulele-playin’ rocker Jake Shimabukuro. Other concerts…
Live Music in Waikiki

Royal Grove

This shopping mall’s open-air stage may lack oceanfront views, but Hawaiian music and hula performances by top island talent happen here most evenings, along with twice-weekly lunchtime shows by performers from the …