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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.
Punalu'u Beach - Wedged between Kau Desert and Ka Lae (the South Cape), this exquisite black sand beach is one of the Big Island's most beautiful. Although facilities are scarce, you'll likely find ample privacy since few visitors make it this far south, save an occasional sea turtle. Freshwater springs that bubble up from the cove's floor chill the water somewhat, making it all the more refreshing during summer months. An interesting tidbit: local legend suggests that the northern and southern tips of the cove were once sites of sacrificial stones.