Waikiki Event Spotlight

96815 Waikiki, Honolulu Event Guide

Waikiki is a vibrant and exciting place to be with a wide range of events and activities to suit all interests. 

Spring 2024 in Waikiki promises an exciting array of events, offering a blend of cultural, musical, and community experiences set against the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii's most famous beach destination. Here's a glimpse into what visitors and residents can look forward to:

Cultural Celebrations and Festivals: Spring in Waikiki is marked by vibrant cultural celebrations. The Chinese New Year events spread across various locations, including the Chinatown Cultural Plaza, bring the spirit of the Lunar New Year with traditional lion dances, parades, and cultural activities. The Honolulu Festival, a premier cultural event showcasing the unique blend of Asia, Pacific, and Hawaiian cultures, is also a spring highlight.

Music and Entertainment: Music lovers are in for a treat with a diverse line-up at the Blue Note Hawaii. The venue hosts a range of artists, ensuring evenings filled with soulful melodies and rhythmic beats. Adding to the musical diversity, the Waikiki Spam Jam, a unique food and music festival, is set to entertain visitors with live performances and delicious culinary delights.

Sports and Outdoor Activities: For sports enthusiasts, events like The Hapalua – Hawaii's Half Marathon, offer a chance to experience the island's scenic beauty while engaging in physical activity. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational, with its waiting period extending into spring, keeps surf fans on their toes, awaiting the perfect swell.

Shopping and New Developments: Adding to Waikiki's allure, the anticipated opening of a new Waikiki Target Store at the International Market Place will offer visitors and residents more shopping convenience. This development is expected to enhance the retail experience in the area, providing a one-stop destination for various needs.

Photo of the new target opening soon in Waikiki, Hawaii.

 

Waikiki Market

Spring 2024 in Waikiki welcomes the exciting addition of the Waikiki Market, a grocery store in in Waikiki offering a rich array of locally-inspired food options, along with traditional grocery items and produce. Conveniently located at 2380 Kuhio Avenue, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96815, this market is set to enhance the local shopping experience. It's a great spot for both visitors and residents to explore the diverse food culture of Hawaii. Try the poke, salt and vinegar wings, or affordable rice bowls! The market is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm, making it a versatile stop for early breakfasts, lunch preparations, or evening shopping sprees. With its prime location and wide selection, the Waikiki Market is an ideal addition to the vibrant lifestyle of Waikiki.

 

Environmental and Commemorative Events: Waikiki also hosts events like Earth Day celebrations, emphasizing environmental awareness and sustainability. The historical and commemorative events like King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade and Lei Draping ceremony offer a glimpse into Hawaii's rich history and heritage.

As Waikiki continues to thrive as a top tourist destination, the spring of 2024 is set to be a season filled with enjoyable and diverse experiences for all. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, the array of events ensures there's something to suit every taste and interest.

For more information on these events and to stay updated on the latest happenings in Waikiki, visitors are encouraged to check local listings and event websites.

January 2024:

  • Whale Season (Until May) 
  • The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Waiting Period (14 December 2023-12 March 2024)
  • New Year’s Eve on Oʻahu (1 January 2024)
  • Fukubukuro (1 January 2024)
  • First Day Hike on Oahu (1 January 2024)
  • Hawaii Pop Con 2024 (6-7 January 2024)
  • Robert Cazimero Dinner & Show at Chef Chai (7 January 2024)
  • Sony Open in Hawaii (8-14 January 2024)
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at Blue Note Hawaii (10 January 2024)
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Presents – Nashville Nights (11 January 2024)
  • Hawaii Market Expo at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall (12-14 January 2024)
  • Waikīkī Festival on Kalākaua Avenue (13 January 2024)
  • 2024 New Year’s ʻOhana Festival (NYOF) (13 January 2024)
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Block Party (13 & 14 January 2024)
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra – Brahms Serenade No.1 (14 January 2024)
  • The Martin Luther King, Jr Parade in Waikīkī (15 January 2024)
  • George Kahumoku Jr, Daniel Ho & Tia Carrere from Maui’s Renowned Slack Key Show® (16 January 2024)
  • The Four Tops at Blue Note Hawaii (17 & 18 January 2024)
  • Pacific Skies with ILLENIUM (Thu) at Wet n’ Wild Hawaii (18 January 2024)
  • Polynesian Bowl (19 January 2024)
  • Musiq Soulchild at Blue Note Hawaii (19-21 January 2024)
  • Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i Music & Book Sale at Ward Village (19-21 January 2024)
  • UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell at Neal S Blaisdell Arena (20 January 2024)
  • Hawaii Beer Fest Winter Edition at Bishop Museum Great Lawn (20 January 2024)
  • Brunch with a Side of Shopping Presented by Aperol at Hideout at The Laylow (21 January 2024)
  • Robert Cazimero Dinner & Show at Chef Chai (21 January 2024)
  • Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer at Blue Note Hawaii (26 January 2024)
  • Australia Day Celebration at D’lish at the Beach in Ewa Beach (26 January 2024)
  • Solidarity March for Peace (28 January 2024)
  • Billabong Pro Pipeline (29 January 2024-10 February 2024)

February 2024:

  • Billabong Pro Pipeline: Surfing event (Jan 29 - Feb 10).
  • Royal Hawaiian Band Performances: Various dates throughout February.
  • The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940s at Diamond Head Theatre: Various dates.
  • Chinese New Year Events on Oʻahu: Including celebrations at Chinatown Cultural Plaza (Feb 2), Night in Chinatown Festival & Lunar New Year Parade (Feb 3), and other Lunar New Year events across various locations.
  • February Line-Up at Blue Note Hawaii: Featuring various artists.
  • The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational: Waiting period continues (until Mar 12).
  • John Cruz “He Manaʻo” EP Release Celebration: At Blue Note Hawaii (Feb 2 & 3).
  • Punahou Carnival 'Explore the Shore ’24': (Feb 2 & 3).
  • Hawaii Cannabis Expo: (Feb 2-4).
  • Lōkahi Festival: On Kalākaua Avenue (Feb 10).
  • Super Bowl LVI Watch Parties: (Feb 11).
  • Hawaii Symphony Orchestra – Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger: Year of the Dragon (Feb 11).
  • Mardi Gras Day: (Feb 13).
  • Valentine’s Day on Oʻahu: Romantic events and specials (Feb 14).
  • Josh Tatofi Concert at Blue Note Hawaii: (Feb 14-17).
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Presents – Nashville Nights: (Feb 15).
  • Pagliacci at Blaisdell Arena: Opera performance (Feb 16 & 18).
  • Steve Aoki at Wet n’ Wild Hawaii: (Feb 17).
  • Robert Cazimero Dinner & Show at Chef Chai: (Feb 18).
  • The Beach Boys at Hawaii Theatre: (Feb 21 & 22).
  • Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic: (Feb 22).
  • The Joy of Sake at Hawaii Convention Center: (Feb 23).
  • Amazing Comic Con Aloha at Hawaii Convention Center: (Feb 23-25).
  • 2024 Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit: (Feb 24 - Mar 23).

March 2024:

  • The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational Waiting Period (continues)
  • Nickelback at Neal S Blaisdell Arena (1 March)
  • Steve Aoki at Wet n’ Wild Hawaii (2 March)
  • Girls’ Day/Momo no Sekku (3 March)
  • Robert Cazimero Dinner & Show at Chef Chai (3 March)
  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Presents – Nashville Nights (7 March)
  • Janet Jackson at Neal S Blaisdell Arena (8 & 9 March)
  • Honolulu Festival (8-10 March)
  • St Patrick’s Day Events on Oahu (17 March)
  • Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show (17 March)
  • Hawai’i International Film Festival 2024 Spring Showcase (21-28 March)
  • World of Banksy Honolulu Exhibition Tour (22-24 March)
  • INDIGENUITY Hana Hou – A Tau Dance Theatre Performance at Leeward Theatre (23 & 24 March)
  • Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (26 March)
  • Good Friday (29 March)
  • National Vietnam Veteran’s Day Parade on Kalakaua Avenue (29 March)
  • Kawaii Kon (29-31 March)
  • Easter Sunday (31 March)
  • Hawaii Kidney Walk (TBC March)
  • Annual Prince Kuhio Parade in Kapolei (TBC March)
  • Hawaii Rock & Mineral Show (TBC March)

April 2024:

  • Wanda Sykes – Please & Thank You Tour at Hawaii Theatre (6 April)
  • Robert Cazimero Dinner & Show at Chef Chai (10 April)
  • A Live Tour – Kathy Griffin: My Life on the PTSD-LIST at Hawaii Theatre (13 April)
  • Opera Ball 2024: Under the Big Top at the Sheraton Waikiki (13 April)
  • Get Wet Day Party with DJ Pauly D at Wet n’ Wild Hawaii (13 April)
  • The Hapalua Hawaii’s Half Marathon (14 April)
  • 2024 Outrigger Big West Men’s Volleyball Championship at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center (18-20 April)
  • Sasha Colby – Stripped Tour at Hawaii Theatre (19 April)
  • Earth Day (22 April)
  • Robert Cazimero Dinner & Show at Chef Chai (24 April)
  • La Boheme by Hawaii Opera Theatre (26 & 28 April)
  • Waikiki Spam Jam (27 April-12 May)
  • Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games (TBC April)
  • Bloom Garden & Art Festival (TBC April)
  • Art at the Capitol (TBC April)
  • Mauka to Makai Event at Waikiki Aquarium (TBC April)
  • Body Mind Spirit Celebration in Honolulu (TBC April)
  • The Joy of Sake (TBC April)
  • I Love Kailua Town Party (TBC April)
  • Anzac Day Memorial Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (TBC April)

May 2024:

  • Waikiki Spam Jam (continues until 12 May)
  • Golden Week (29 April-5 May)
  • May Day/Lei Day Celebrations (1 May)
  • Cinco de Mayo Events on Oahu (5 May)
  • Lē’ahi Festival on Kalākaua Avenue (11 May)
  • Mother’s Day in Hawaii (12 May)
  • 20th Annual Honolulu Triathlon (19 May)
  • Hibiscus Half Marathon (26 May)
  • Memorial Day Events on Oahu (27 May)
  • Taylor Dayne at Blue Note Hawaii (31 May)
  • Hawaii Walls (TBC May)
  • East Meets West Conference (TBC May)
  • Ko Olina Children’s Festival (TBC May)
  • Waimanalo Country Farms Sunflower Festival (TBC May)
  • 50th State Fair (TBC May)

June 2024:

  • Pan Pacific Festival (7-9 June)
  • Father’s Day in Hawaii (16 June)
  • Waimanalo Country Farms Sunflower Festival (TBC June)
  • 50State Fair (TBC June)
  • First Friday at Hawaii State Art Museum (TBC June)
  • Honolulu Night Market (TBC June)
  • Waikiki Moonlit Festival on Kalakaua Avenue (TBC June)
  • Miss Hawaii 2023 Finals at Hawaii Theatre (TBC June)
  • Obon Celebration at Hawaii’s Plantation Village (TBC June)
  • T&C Surf Grom Contest presented by Duke’s Waikiki (TBC June)
  • Moon Walk at Waimea Valley (TBC June)
  • Hawaii Polo Club “Polo Sunday” Polo Match (TBC June)
  • Royal Cosmetics Days 2024 – Fireworks Display (TBC June)
  • World Oceans Day (TBC June)
  • King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping at Aliiolani Hale (TBC June)
  • King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade from Iolani Palace to Queen Kapiolani Park (TBC June)
  • King Kamehameha Celebration Hoolaulea (Party) at Kapiolani Park (TBC June)
  • OZONE Day at the Waikiki Aquarium (TBC June)
  • Surfjack Pool Party Series (TBC June)
  • National Outlet Shopping Day at Waikele Premium Outlets (TBC June)
  • Stargazing Show on the Level 6 Garage at International Market Place (TBC June)
  • Hawaii Beer Fest (TBC June)
  • Juneteenth Block Party (TBC June)
  • First Day of Summer in Hawaii (20 June)
  • Waikiki ArtFest (TBC June)
  • Ke Kani O Ke Kai Concert Series at Waikiki Aquarium (TBC June)

This comprehensive guide highlights the vibrant and diverse array of events and activities available in Waikiki from January to June 2024. From cultural celebrations and music concerts to sports events and environmental observances, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling Hawaiian paradise.

 Check in soon for our Waikiki Summer 2024 event updates!