Entertainment on Oahu
Oahu is Hawaii’s centre for the arts, entertainment and events. Check with your concierge or local newspapers and weeklies to see what’s going on during your visit to Oahu.
In hotels and resorts around Oahu, you can listen to live music from some of Hawaii’s musical legends. The Neil S. Blaisdell Arena and Concert Hall features national touring bands, shows and sporting events. In Waikiki, take a stroll to the Kapiolani Bandstand or the Waikiki Shell in Kapiolani Park to see live cultural performances and events. As night falls, you can hear everything from jazz in the Halekulani Hotel's Lewers Lounge to live music at RumFire in the Sheraton Waikiki. For adventurous nightlife seekers, head to Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown to discover Oahu’s hottest underground spots for DJs and local bands.
Festivals and Events
On Oahu you’ll find no shortage of fun events. From hula exhibitions and competitions to multicultural festivals that celebrate the diversity of the islands, you’ll find something to see just about every weekend of the year.
In Waikiki, on certain weekends, beautiful Kuhio Beach is home to “Sunset on the Beach”, where a movie is projected on a 9-metre screen right on the shores of Queen’s Surf Beach. And throughout the year you'll discover a variety of cultural festivals and celebrations in Waikiki from the Honolulu Festival to Duke’s Oceanfest.
No first trip to Oahu is complete without a trip to a luau. Eat a mix of authentic Hawaiian food along with local favourites, watch the hula and learn about the culture and history of Hawaii and Polynesia. Oahu has a variety of luau venues to choose from, located in Waikiki, the Leeward Coast and the North Shore.