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Annual Events & Festivals in Oahu
This free event invites people of all ages to downtown Honolulu's galleries and studios to view work by various artists.
Last Friday of Every Month - ARTafterDARK
Offering a new twist on pau hana (happy hour), the Honolulu Academy of Arts presents an evening that invigorates the senses with a combination of food, art, music, dancing, and drinks.
Sony Open in Hawaii (January)
The Sony Open in Hawaii kicks off the PGA Tour by bringing 144 of the world's best professional golfers to O‘ahu's exclusive Waialae Country Club each January.
Great Aloha Run (February)
The Great Aloha Run is an 8.15 mile foot race that starts at Aloha Tower in Honolulu and ends at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. The annual event was recognized nationally by Runners' World magazine as one of the top "100 Great Road Races."
Honolulu Festival (March)
The 19th annual Honolulu Festival celebrates cultures from across the Pacific. This three-day celebration of art, music, dance, and crafts is filled with spectacular sights and sounds.
Honolulu Triathlon (May)
Thousands of triathletes from around the world visit Oahu each May to compete in the Honolulu Triathlon.
Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony (May)
Every year on Memorial Day, thousands of Hawaii residents and island visitors of various cultural and religious backgrounds gather at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. At sundown, more than 3,000 candlelit lanterns are set afloat on the ocean, a traditional Buddhist rite originating in Japan.
Ukulele Festival Hawaii (July)
Local ukulele legend Roy Sakuma and his sponsors are help each year to keep the instrument alive with the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracting thousands each year.
Waikiki Roughwater Swim (September)
Labor Day marks the annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim where swimmers from all over the world come to tackle the challenging waters of Waikiki. This open water swim measures 2.384 miles long, beginning near the Waikiki Aquarium and ending near the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Honolulu Century Ride (September)
The Honolulu Century Ride is Hawaii's oldest and largest cycling event, attracting approximately 4,000 people around the world each year. The ride begins and ends at Kapiolani Park, and participants can choose to ride 20, 25, 40, 50, 75, or 100 miles at their own pace.
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November-December)
The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing returns to the North Shore of Oahu. Kicking off with the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa, the series continues with the Vans World Cup of Surfing and lastly the Billabong Pipe Masters at the famous Banzai Pipeline.
Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational In Memory of Eddie Aikau (December - February depending on conditions)
Each winter, the world's best big wave surfers are invited to Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore to compete in the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational In Memory of Eddie Aikau. The Eddie can only be held when surf measures at least 20 feet (Hawaiian scale) for a full day.
Honolulu Marathon (December)
Thousands of runners from around the world travel to Oahu each year to participate in the Honolulu Marathon. The 26.2-mile scenic course includes spectacular views alongside world famous Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head.