OAHU OCTOBER EVENTS
Niketown 5K Run & Nikego Kids Run:
Niketown 5K Run & Nikego Kids Run:
The Niketown 5K Run and the Nikego Kids Run are held annually in early October for the benefit of local schools in Honolulu. The 5K Run starts at 7 a.m. from in front of Niketown and goes through Waikiki, and the 1 mile Nikego for children 12 and under is held at Fort DeRussy Park also at 7 a.m. After the run there is a post-race ceremony and refreshments under the palm trees of the prominent Fort DeRussy Beach Park.
Contact: Keala Peters or Alan Y. Sunio (808) 943-6453.
Native American Flute and Storytelling Concert:
Enjoy the diverse musical styles of Native American flute players at the Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii. Admission is free at this annual concert held in early October.
Discover Moiliili Festival:
Sponsored by the Moiliili Community Center with support from Hawaii Tourism Authority & City and County of Honolulu, this one-day Festival is held in early October at the Stadium Park. Entertainment, Taiko drummers, country store, farmers' market, children's activities, crafters, ethnic foods, bake sale, free trolley from Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Waikiki, form part of the festivities.
Contact: Moiliili Community Center (808) 955-1555.
Honolulu Orchid Society Orchid Show:
Held in mid-October, the Honolulu Orchid Society Annual Orchid Plant and Flower Show, is a beautiful three-day show with hundreds of orchids on display and for sale. Admission is free.
Contact: (808) 247-3345.
Pacific Handicrafters Guild Fall Festival:
TOver 80 of Hawaii's finest artists and craftspeople demonstrate and offer their art for sale at Thomas Square Park, opposite Honolulu Academy of Arts. Great local food is also offered.
Contact: Ulani Mokiao at (808) 841-0171.
Wiki Wiki One-Day Hawaiiana & Collectibles Show:
Every October exhibitors from Oahu, other Hawaiian Islands, and mainland U.S. exhibit and sell vintage (20 years and older) Hawaiiana, antiques, estate jewelry, kimono, koa, rattan, aloha shirts, tribal art, textiles, toys, dolls, coins, stamps, Mings, ivory and much more.
Contact: Ilene Wong (808) 941-9754.
Talk Story Festival:
Story tellers share their stories in Hawaii's largest and oldest celebration of storytelling and oral history. Organized by the City & County of Honolulu Parks Department, this 3-day event is held in mid-October at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park. Spooky stories, legends, funny and sad stories, kids’ tales – all told to huge crowds of enthralled listeners.
Contact: Jeff Gere at (808) 692-5751.
Hawaii International Film Festival:
The annual Hawaii International Film Festival is a statewide festival of feature films, documentaries, and short subjects from Asia, the Pacific Rim, and North America. Presented by Louis Vuitton, the Festival also features seminars, workshops, special award presentations, and receptions.
Contact: (808) 528-4433.
Family Fun and Craft Fair:
This annual fair of Halloween crafts and educational exploration for children, with games, food, live entertainment, and crafts fair is held at Leeward Community College in late October. Admission is free.
Contact: (808) 455-0483.
Street Treat at Bishop Museum:
Treat Street is a specially designated “neighborhood” located on Bishop Museum’s Great Lawn, where children and their families head to for a safe Halloween. Hundreds of children dressed as little angels, ghosts, clowns and super heroes stroll through spooky houses designed and constructed by students of the UH Manoa School of Architecture.
Activities include trick-or-treating, costume, pie-eating, and coloring contests, races and games, entertainment and lots of ono food.
Contact: (808) 847-3511.