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.
FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET
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.
$59.95* for Adults, $25.95* for Children 5-11 years.
*Prices exclude sales tax and gratuity.
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)
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.
This popular cultural celebration highlights the unique food, dance, art and music of Korea.
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.”
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
Hawai‘i’s largest annual block party featuring local food, music and entertainment along Kalākaua Avenue.
The Annual Floral Parade hosts a colorful procession of horseback riders, performances and floats covered with fresh, vibrant flowers.
Waikiki Events & Festivals (Oct-Dec)
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.
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.
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.
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).