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The Roots of Hula on Oahu

Hula has many roots, with various traditions offering different origins of the art – reflecting the beauty of the Hawaiian respect for multiple perspectives in a way that does not need to be mutually exclusive.

Where Can I See Hula on Oahu?

You can see hula across Oahu at live performances at hotels and resorts, and festivals and competitions like the King Kamehameha Hula Competition (June), the Prince Lot Hula Festival (July) and the Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Festival (July). 

The Kuhio Beach Hula Show by Hawaii’s finest halau hula is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (weather permitting) from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (6 pm to 7 pm Nov.–Jan.) at the Kuhio Beach Hula mound on Kalakaua Avenue.

A luau is another fun and festive place to watch hula and learn about Hawaiian culture. There are many excellent luau to choose from on Oahu, including the Alii Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, the Paradise Cove Luau at Ko Olina in Leeward Oahu and the Royal Hawaiian Luau (Ahaaina) at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. You might also consider Germaine's Luau at Kalaeloa, Ka Moana Luau in Sea Life Park, Diamond Head Farm to Table Luau in the Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki Starlight Hawaiian Luau, and Ka Waa Luau at Disney’s Aulani Resort

While serious study of hula is undertaken in a halau hula under the tutelage of a kumu hula, more casual lessons are offered at select Oahu hotels and resorts, as well as places like the Royal Hawaiian Center.

 

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Learn more about the tradition of Hula on the Hawaiian Islands in the site's Culture section. 

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Luau on Oahu

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Oahu
HUKI: A Canoe Celebration
55-370 Kamehameha Hwy.
Laie, HI 96762
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Come experience our canoe presentation sure to both inspire and entertain. Our colorful midday production explodes with Polynesian spirit, stories, and fun depicting the allure and adventure of ocean life through ancient myths and customs, inspiring local history, and favorite island songs.

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Ahaaina Luau
Oahu
Ahaaina Luau
2259 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Waikiki’s only oceanfront dinner show is a culinary and sensory celebration, commemorating Hawaiian culture and transforming the traditional island experience in grand Royal Hawaiian style. The Royal Hawaiian’s ‘Aha‘aina is a lavish epicurean journey through time.

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GERMAINE'S LUAU WAHINE ON BEACH
Oahu
Germaine's Luau
91-119 Olai St
Kapolei, HI 96707
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At our Luau Site, step back in time 100 years to the Hawaii of yesterday and "Experience Ohana" as you dine under palm trees and stars at our beach while being entertained Hawaiian-style. We also offer professional Polynesian entertainment for weddings, parties and conventions at your event space.

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Hula at the Center
Oahu
Still & Moving Center
1024 Queen St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Still & Moving Center is the most comprehensive mind body movement center in Honolulu. An international training facility, we offer corporate or private, wellness & Hawaiian cultural packages and retreats, movement classes/workshops/performers, personalized coaching and bodywork services.

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