Welcome to Oahu, Hawaii


Aloha Festivals:

Hawaii's premier cultural showcase, the Aloha Festivals is a celebration of Hawaii's music, dance and history. This annual six-week Festival starts on September 8 th, when traditional chant and hula, and the Oahu Royal Court gathering on the steps of Ionani Palace, form part of the opening ceremony.
Contact: (808) 589-1771.

Waikiki Roughwater Swim:

This 2.4 mile ocean race is held each year in early September. It starts in the morning at 9 a.m. at San Souci and finishes at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Contact: (808) 864-8091.

Aloha Festivals Waikiki Hoolaulea:

This weekly event brings the country to the city every Saturday. Cut Held annually in early September, hundreds of thousands of partygoers take to the streets of Waikiki to celebrate the Aloha Festivals. This is Hawaii's largest block party with dancing, entertainment, ethnic foods and Hawaiian arts and crafts. This free event takes place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Kalakaua Avenue.
Contact: (808) 589-1771.

Aloha Festivals Downtown Mele:

In mid-September, the city's famed Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu comes alive with Hawaiian music and dance, multi-ethnic food booths and leis. Several activities and events are held throughout Bishop and Merchant Street.
Contact: (808) 589-1771.

Aloha Festivals Floral Parade:

This is Hawaii's most famous parade. Held in mid-September each year, it is described as an "eruption of flowers," with pageantry unlike any other parade in the world. The procession includes pa'u riders, floral floats, hula halau and marching bands. This two-hour parade begins at Ala Moana Park and ends at Kapiolani Park.
Contact: (808) 589-1771.

Hawaii Wood Show:

This annual woodworking exhibition, entitled Na Laau O Hawaii , features Hawaii's finest woodcrafts. Held each year in mid-September at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki, it is organized by the Hawaii Forest Industry Association.
Contact: (808) 841-9495.

Old Pali Road 4.4 m Run:

Held annually around the middle of September, this 4.4 m run goes through the rainforest on the Old Pali Road on the windward side of Oahu.
Contact: (808) 295-MPRR.

Frank B. Shaner Hawaiian Falsetto Contest:

Some of Hawaii's top musical stars perform in this mid-September annual contest. Falsetto singers vie for prizes in a stunning display of talent at the Hawaii Theatre. Falsetto is a vocal art that dates back to when Hawaiian women were forbidden to sing publicly.
Contact: (808) 528-0506.

Fifth Annual Flavors of Technology:

In this annual event, Flavors of Technology celebrates the achievements of Hawaii's leading technology professionals. Awards are given for Hawaii's Top High Tech Leaders, Technology Hall of Fame, Technology Company of the Year, Tech Educator of the Year, Technology Woman of the Year and Technology Community Service.
Contact: (808) 947-3101.

Aloha Festivals Falsetto Contest:

This annual event, held in late September, brings together the finest amateur falsetto performers in concert. There are performances by professional falsetto singers as well.
Contact: (808) 589-1771.