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…
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…
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.
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.
Free Asian and Pacific arts and cultural performances are staged for three days across Honolulu, including Waikiki. On the Sunday, there's a festive parade along Kalakaua Ave followed by a fireworks show in early to…
This Asian and Polynesian cultural festival puts on a performing-arts showcase at various venues, including outdoor hula shows at Kuhio Beach Park, and a huge hoʻolauleʻa block party and parade along Kalakaua Ave.
Join thousands of Spam aficionados celebrating at this street festival devoted to Hawaii’s favorite tinned meat product. The events take over Kalakaua Ave for one Saturday.
A day-long celebration of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele music with food vendors and an arts-and-crafts fair. The location varies from year to year.
Local hula halau (schools) gather for two days of music and dance celebrations at Kapiʻolani Regional Park.
The USA’s third-largest marathon runs from downtown Honolulu to Diamond Head on the second Sunday of December.