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5th Annual Great Waikiki Beer Festival

5th Annual Great Waikiki Beer Festival

Saturday, August 24

5-9 pm on the Great Lawn

Over 100 Beers to taste, live entertainment and beer-licious food.

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May 24 - August 30

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Rainbow Lanai (Located in Rainbow Tower)

Join us every Friday night all summer long for a delicious dinner buffet offering a variety of menu items for the whole family, including a Build-Your-Own-Poke Station, Kiawe Smoked Angus Prime Rib, Crab Legs and Shrimp, Extensive Salad Bar, Keiki Favorites, Ice Cream Sundaes, and much more.

Full Menu (August 2nd - 30th)

$59.95* for Adults, $25.95* for Children 5-11 years.

*Prices exclude sales tax and gratuity.


Waikiki Wine & Sake Festival

Waikiki Wine & Sake Festival

Save the Date! The1st Annual Waikiki Wine & Sake Festival will be held the weekend of October 4-6. There will be events at the resort all weekend including the main event on Saturday, October 5 on the Great Lawn featuring a variety of specialty wines and sake. 

More Information coming soon!

Waikiki Events & Festivals (July-August)

August 1

Rainbow Film Festival

2019 marks the 30th annual Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, which is a celebration of passion, creativity, and diversity through film, community events and the arts. Film screenings, special events and exclusive appearances are scheduled throughout the month of August at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

August 3

Korean Festival

This popular cultural celebration highlights the unique food, dance, art and music of Korea.

August 10

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival "Waikiki Style"

The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, founded in 1982, celebrates its cultural importance and perpetuates and preserves the unique acoustic guitar art form of kī hō‘alu, which means “loosen the key.”

August 17-25

Duke's OceanFest

Duke’s OceanFest, a weeklong festival, features a variety of exciting water sports competitions including longboard surfing, surf polo, swimming, standup paddling and other events that pay tribute to the local waterman.

August 31-September 1

Annual Okinawan Festival

As a family-oriented cultural festival, the Okinawan Festival showcases Hawaii’s multi-ethnic culture and invites locals and visitors alike to join in the festivities featuring food booths with Okinawan cuisine and local favorites, cultural and historical exhibits, arts and crafts, children’s games, and lots of Okinawan entertainment.

August 31

Aloha Festivals Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony

Aloha Festivals is a celebration of Hawaiian culture showcasing Hawai‘i’s music, dance and history, and is intended to preserve the islands’ unique traditions. The Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony begins the month long celebration featuring hula, chanting and pageantry while introducing the Royal Court.


Waikiki Events & Festivals (September)

September 2

Waikiki Roughwater Swim

The 50th annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim is where swimmers from all over the world will tackle the challenging waters off Waikīkī. This open water swim measures 2.384 miles long, beginning at Sans Souci Beach between the Natatorium and the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel and ending near the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

September 7

Ohina Short Film Showcase

For more than 18 years, ‘Ohina has been the islands’ biggest short film festival, gathering and presenting original works by Hawai‘i’s students, amateurs and professional filmmakers to thousands of guests. Held at the Historic Hawaii Theatre.

September 21

The 67th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea

Hawai‘i’s largest annual block party featuring local food, music and entertainment along Kalākaua Avenue.

Semptember 28

73rd Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

The Annual Floral Parade hosts a colorful procession of horseback riders, performances and floats covered with fresh, vibrant flowers.

Waikiki Events & Festivals (Oct-Dec)

October 13

Molokai Hoe

The race starts at Hale O Lono beach on Moloka‘i and goes through the Ka‘iwi Channel, ending at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikīkī. The Moloka‘i Hoe perpetuates one of Hawai‘i’s and Polynesia’s most important and historic cultural traditions, while honoring outrigger canoe paddlers around the world.

October 19

Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival

Honolulu Pride is Hawaii's largest celebration for the LGBTQ+ community. The festive parade goes down Kalakaua Ave along with a festival at the Waikiki Shell Diamond Head Greens. 

December 7

Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade

Talented performing groups join bands and floats to parade down Kalākaua Avenue in Waikīkī to honor and pay respect to the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, our veterans, active duty military and their families. The parade takes place on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack and starts at 7 p.m. at Fort DeRussy in Waikīkī.

December 8

Honolulu Marathon

Thousands of runners from around the world travel to O‘ahu each year to participate in the Honolulu Marathon. The 26.2-mile scenic course includes spectacular views alongside world famous Waikīkī Beach and Lēʻahi (Diamond Head).