The Phantom of the Opera / Broadway in Hawaii

Aug 7, 2019 to Aug 29, 2019
07:30 PM until 09:45 PM

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA BROADWAY is in Honolulu! Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this will be the first time any production of PHANTOM will have played Hawaii in almost 25 years. This production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography.

The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

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Vintage Lines Aloha Shirt Exhibit

Aug 2, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Open Daily

A special exhibit featuring the aloha shirt in an exhibit curated by Dale Hope!

Celebrate the art of the Aloha Shirt with a gallery featuring a collection that follows the history and changing trends of the Aloha Shirt. Dale Hope, author of The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands and avid collector and connoisseur of vintage aloha shirts curated the gallery. The gallery features a selection of aloha shirts from Dale’s collection as well as vintage hang tags, shirt labels, original art, aloha shirt advertising, and more.

Location: Ward Village First Floor Gallery, 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard

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Okinawan Festival 2019

It’s that time of the year again—time to stock up on andagi, andadog, okidog and more at the Okinawan Festival. The two-day festival will be held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center for the second time in the popular event’s 36-year run.

Dubbed the state’s largest ethnic festival, the event features a variety of Okinawan food, live entertainment, family and kids’ activities, cultural booths and a bon dance.


Aug 31, 2019 to Sep 1, 2019
09:00 AM until 04:00 PM

Hawai‘i Convention Center
1801 Kalākaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI

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2019 Hale Aina Celebration

Dine on signature dishes from award winning chefs at the annual Hale ‘Aina Awards Celebration presented by First Hawaiian Bank! Indulge your taste buds while sipping on signature wines and enjoying live entertainment in a festive setting under the stars on the pool deck of the ‘Alohilani Resort.

Chef Line-Up

  • 53 by the Sea
  • Arancino at the Kahala
  • Chef Chai
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Michelle Karr-Ueoka from MW Restaurant
  • Merriman’s Honolulu
  • Plus, 3 other Hale ‘Aina Award-winning chefs


VIP Exclusive Chefs

  • Elevated Burgers by Square Barrels
  • Raw Bar by Herringbone Waikiki




Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach
2490 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI
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Feast for Farms – Oktoberfest Wild Harvest

A unique Farm-to-Table dining experience. Located in the beautiful Lualualei Valley, the Feast is designed to raise funds for the expansion of our farm property. Our organizations’ goal is to help our community by growing healthy local produce and help those in need of assistance. We do this by hosting benefit dinners that always include farm fresh food, adult beverages, live music and fun. This time we’re recognizing the world-wide celebration of Oktoberfest by serving German fare and lots of craft beer. For more info check out us out on

Tickets are all inclusive.




Kahumana Organic Farms & Cafe
86-660 Lualualei Homestead Rd.
Waianae, HI 96792
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Hawaii International Film Festival (39th Annual)

”HIFF is a must attend” (Entertainment Weekly), “the premiere American showcase for Asian cinema” (Hollywood Reporter) and “a launching pad for early films by younger directors” (Roger Ebert). HIFF is the festival of record for emerging works from the Pacific Rim, a destination of award winning films from major film festivals around the world, and an incubator for Hawaii-based and Native Hawaiian works.. The festival has featured premiere screenings of many acclaimed films, including festival premieres such as SHOPLIFTERS, MOONLIGHT, THE HOST, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and many more. Past honorees include Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee, Zhang Yimou, Samuel L Jackson, Koji Yakusho and Maggie Cheung, who all received lifetime achievement awards.

The 39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival will be held November 7-17 2019 and will mark the festival’s 39th edition.

The Festival will be held November 7-17 2019 at Regal Cinemas Dole Cannery at:

735 Iwilei Rd
Honolulu, HI 96817
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Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (VTCS) is one of the longest running professional surfing series that ultimately determines the best athlete of the North Shore’s winter surf season, as well as the World Surf League (WSL) Champion and a VTCS rookie. The competitive trifecta is the true test of a surfer’s caliber and demonstrates that time spent on the North Shore equals success.


The VTCS is star-studded with athletes from around the world and is highlighted by a variety of social community activities on the North Shore.


November 13, 2019 – December 20, 2019

8:00am – 4:00pm
For more information, please visit and
North Shore, Oahu
66-250 Kamehameha Hwy
Haleiwa, HI 96712
(808) 651-8248
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Hula Girl Festival

Hula Girl Festival and Hula Hoolaulea at the 2nd Annual Kalakaua Festival

November 08, 2019 – November 10, 2019

9:00am – 10:00pm

The Hula Girl Festival is produced by Johnny Kai Productions and is an exclusive invitation to hula dancers from Japan and around the world. The three day event includes hula workshops, multiple live performances, hundreds of students from Hawaii’s schools. Registration fees apply to the hula dancers to participate and includes two hula workshops, lanyards, official t-shirts and live performances. All live performances are open to the public and FREE to watch.

Friday will be live hula performances throughout the Waikiki area starting from 10am in the morning till 10pm at night.

On Saturday evening the very first HULA HOOLAULEA in Waikiki will be held at the 2nd Annual Kalakaua Festival!  The main street running through Waikiki – Kalakaua Ave. will be blocked off from Seaside Avenue all the way to Kapahulu Avenue. 50,000 people average.

Location: Throughout Waikiki

Contact: 808-271-5853 / [email protected]


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Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu Marathon (47th Annual) including the Kalakaua Merrie Mile & Start to Park 10K

December 08, 2019

5:00am – 4:00pm
26.2 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers – The Honolulu Marathon’s scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head.  At the starting line is Ala Moana Beach Park where the Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Blvd, 5 a.m. finishing at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. There is no time limit and no limit on the number of participants. We wait for the last finisher to cross the line and all finishers get an official finishers shirt and awesome medal.
Ala Moana Blvd and Queen St extension
1220 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
Contact Phone: (808) 734-7200
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Honolulu City Lights (35th Annual)

The annual Honolulu City Lights Public Worker’s Electric Light Parade will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, in Chinatown and downtown Honolulu. The parade features work vehicles adorned with lights and special decorations. Among the more than 50 units expected to participate are fire and police vehicles, TheBus, refuse truck, city service vehicles, marching bands, and entries from Honolulu City Lights sponsors.

The parade, held on King Street, begins at approximately 6 p.m., starts at River Street, proceeds past Honolulu Hale, and ends at Kawaiahao Street. Decorated vehicles will park at the end of the parade for public viewing until 8:15 p.m.

Parking available in the affected area

Motorists bound for events in Chinatown and downtown Honolulu on December 1, are advised to arrive well before 5 p.m. and to plan for traffic delays. Parking will be accessible at:

Mark’s Garage

Walmart Parking Lot

Chinatown Gateway

Smith-Beretania parking garage

Hale Pauahi parking garage

The celebration continues throughout the month of December featuring several special events to delight island families. Honolulu City Lights will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and will run through January 1, 2019, including the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Honolulu Hale
530 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Contact Information:

Friends of Honolulu

City Lights
P.O. Box 1988
Kailua, Hawaii 96734

[email protected]

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