Upcoming Events, Articles, and News at Kailua
Annual Events at Oahu
Kaiwi Channel Reley - Oahu (May)
The Kaiwi Challenge, a 39-mile race for one-man canoes is held every year in May.
Honolulu Triathlon (May)
Triathletes from around the world visit Oahu each May to compete in the Honolulu Triathlon.
ANNUAL WORLD FIREKNIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS (May)
The world’s most talented fireknife dancers battle for the art's premier title “World Fireknife Champion” at this thrilling must-see event, showcasing four divisions, including the world's original group competition.
ANNUAL LANTERN FLOATING HAWAII (May)
Every year on Memorial Day, tens of thousands of people gather on Oahu’s south shore along with thousands more who join this event via live streaming and telecast to honor loved ones and generate hope toward the future.
ANNUAL UKULELE FESTIVAL HAWAII (July)
Free. The largest ukulele festival of its kind in the world.
MOLOKAI TO OAHU PADDLEBOARD RACE - MAUNALOA BAY, OAHU (July)
An international field of more than 200 paddlers take on the 32-mile course across the Kaiwi Channel in the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race.
ANNUAL HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL - OAHU STYLE (August)
Festival will showcase some of the world's greatest artists in the slack key guitar genre.
Oahu's Kailua, meaning "two seas" or "two currents," is named after either the two lagoons located on the island or the two currents that run through Kailua Bay. Steady trade winds make Kailua Beach a great windsurfing and kite-flying destination. Kailua Beach Park features pristine white sand and views of the offshore island known as Moko nui or "two islands."
From Trip Advisor
Hiking in Kailua - Oahu's Olomana Trail
Steep, narrow and sometimes frightening, the Olomana Hike offers great views of Kailua, the mountains and the ocean