Look through our list of Recurring Events on Oahu and select those you’d like to attend during your visit to the island. From street to museum settings, organised by local businesses, entrepreneurs and volunteers, those Oahu events will entertain and nourish the body and soul.
Annual Made in Hawaii Festival
Each August on Statehood Day Weekend, Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, Honolulu
The annual Made in Hawaii Festival features nearly 400 exhibitors who showcase food products, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts, produce and many more home-grown products from around the 50th State. Hawaii Statehood Day is August 21; on that day in 1959 Hawaii Statehood became effective.
Eat the Street
Last Friday of the month, 4 pm to 8 pm, Honolulu
Walk around and explore a wide variety of food from food trucks at Kakaako Park. Eat The Street also happens in Mililani, West Oahu and other areas around the island throughout the year.
ART + FLEA
Last Friday of the month, 5 pm to 9 pm, Honolulu
Over 60 creative Hawaii’s artists, designers and aficionados showcase their goods and talents at this monthly ART + FLEA events on Oahu. Come shop for souvenirs, or just look at art and have fun.
Art Lunch at Hawaii State Art Museum
Last Tuesday of each month, 12 pm to 1 pm, Honolulu
A presentation or lecture by an artist or arts professional. Bring your own lunch to eat during the presentation, or buy one from the museum cafe.
Hands-on Activities at Hawaii State Art Museum
Second Saturday of each month, 11 am to 3 pm, Honolulu
Hands-on art activities for all ages on the ground floor of the Honolulu State Art Museum. All materials are provided; drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project.
Tuesday to Sunday, 5:15 pm to 10 pm, Kapolei
Experience traditional Hawaiian luau, backyard-style. Rich cultural heritage of the Pacific islands is delivered to you at the ocean’s edge, under the stars and palm trees. Enjoy the magic of ancient Hawaii and feel the spirit of Aloha.
Paradise Cove Luau
Every day, 5 pm to 8:45 pm, Kapolei
Unforgettable Hawaiian luau set on a beautiful beach against the backdrop of the most spectacular sunset. Voted Best Hawaiian Luau. Activities before the luau include spear throwing, lawn bowling, entertainment during the emu ceremony and many more. Award-winning dancers will entertain you with traditional songs and dances of Hawaii and Polynesia.
Royal Hawaiian Band Concerts
Every Friday (weather permitting), 12 pm to 1 pm, Honolulu
The band was put together by King Kamehameha III and was once known as the “King’s Band”. They performed for state occasions, funerals and parades. This tradition of sharing Hawaii’s music continues today with free concerts at the Iolani Palace Grounds and/or on some Sundays at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand.
Live Entertainment at Hawaii State Art Museum
First Friday of the month, 6 pm to 9 pm, Honolulu
The museum is open late with live entertainment. Take the stairs or the elevators to the second floor. There are also art sales, a bar, and special menus.
Last Friday of the month, 6 pm to 9 pm, Honolulu
ARTafterDARK is a monthly art party organized by volunteers of the Honolulu Museum of Art. This Oahu event has a different theme for every month. Bring your friends to drink and eat while waking the museum. It might get crowdy towards the end. With the membership, you get free access to all 12 monthly events.
Mantra Sound Rock – A Kirtan Concert
Last Friday of the month, 7 pm to 9 pm, Honolulu
Come, dance, and sing at a free kirtan concert where you will meet new friends and have a great time.
Free Vegan Dinner and Kirtan
Second Sunday of the month, 5 pm to 7 pm, Honolulu
Come to eat a delicious free vegan dinner with friends and then dance to sacred music.
Free Wednesday at Honolulu Museum of Art
First Wednesday of the month, 10 am to 4:30 pm, Honolulu
Come and gaze at art while learning about Hawaiian culture for free.
Free Sunday at Honolulu Museum of Art
Third Sunday of the month, 10 am to 4:30 pm, Honolulu
Since 2004, Bank of Hawaii has sponsored free admission to the Museum on the third Sunday of every month. The day offers a program of art activities, entertainment and film focused on an exhibition or art principle.
Free Kids’ Yoga Class in the Park
First Friday of the month, 6:45 pm to 7:15 pm, Honolulu
Kids of all ages are invited to have fun with an easy, story yoga class at Magic Island. Come for yoga and stay for the free Waikiki fireworks show.
Do you know about other Recurring Events on Oahu?
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