The Best Summer Events in Honolulu You Don’t Want to Miss

surfing competitions and summer events in honoluluThere’s always something happening in Honolulu! Whether you’re looking for tasty eats, live music and dancing, sports competitions, or simply a day spent appreciating art and the great outdoors, there’s probably an event to celebrate just that. Take a look at some of the top summer events in Honolulu.

July Honolulu Events:

Best of Honolulu Festival

On July 14, discover the best the city has to offer at the Frank Fasi Civic Grounds in Downtown Honolulu. Only the top vendors, entertainers, restaurants, and activities will be found here! There will be kids rides and games, delicious eats, great goods and products, and a full day of fun, from 10 am to 5pm.

Ukulele Festival

On Sunday July 15, head to Kapiolani Park in Waikiki to enjoy concerts from some of the best ukulele players in the world!

festivals and summer events in honolulu

There will be demonstrations, giveaways, lots of food, and even ukulele lessons. Don’t miss this favorite annual event, currentlyin its 48th year running!

Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition

Next weekend, July 19 through 21, take a trip to the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena to support over 400 kids aged 5 through 12 in a huge art showcase that doubles as a competition.

Ka Hanohano O Kamehameha, Prince Lot Hula Festival

Next Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, head to Iolani Palace to celebrate “The Glory of Kamehameha” with a non-competitive hula event honoring Prince Lot. There will be food and refreshments, special edition T-shirts, and donations.

August Honolulu Events:

Duke’s OceanFest

Celebrate the life and athletic contributions of Duke Kahanamoku with days of events and competitions in some of his favorite surfing competitions and summer events in honolulusports, including longboard surfing, paddleboard racing, swimming, tandem surfing, surf polo, volleyball, and stand-up paddleboarding. There will be lots of surfing competitions in Waikiki this weekend!

Hawaiian Slack Key Festival

On August 19, stroll down the Waikiki Beach Walk from 12 to 6 to enjoy music by some of the best slack key guitar players in the world. There will be solo and group performances, entertainment, delicious barbecue, and plenty of giveaways.

Waikiki ArtFest

On August 22, head to Kapiolani Park in Waikiki to explore the works and wonders of over 75 local artists and crafters. There will be jewelry, paintings, ceramics, clothing, quilts, and much more on display from 9am to 4pm.

Greek Festival

Enjoy a weekend of music, dancing, singing, presentations, activities, arts and crafts, and tons of authentic Greek eats! food trucks and festivities in o'ahuCelebrate Greek culture at Ala Moana Beach Park on August 25 and 26.

Eat the Street

Be prepared to feel the burn as you sample the flavors of over 40 spicy food trucks gathered along Ala Moana Boulevard. Experience new tastes from some of the best vendors in the area from 5 to 10pm on August 31.

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