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Sunset is the perfect time to celebrate on the shores of Oahu, where you’ll dine on kalua pig cooked in an imu (earth oven), haupia (coconut pudding) and poi (pounded Hawaiian taro). Then settle down under the stars to learn about Hawaiian and Polynesian culture through live performances of music and hula. Some luau showcase entertainment from across Polynesia as well, including Tahitian dance and the thrilling Samoan fire-knife dance.
There are many excellent luau venues to choose from throughout Oahu, including the Alii Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore, the Paradise Cove Luau in the Ko Olina area of Leeward Oahu and the Royal Luau (Ahaaina) at The Royal Hawaiian. Don't forgot to also consider Germaine's Luau, Ka Moana Luau in Sea Life Park, Diamond Head Farm Fresh Luau in the Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki Starlight Hawaiian Luau and Ka Waa Luau in Aulani Resort. These are just some of the many luau events in Waikiki and surrounding areas on Oahu.
Learn more about the history and tradition of luau on the Hawaiian Islands in the Culture section of the website.More
Aloha Festivals is a statewide non-profit, multi-cultural festival formed in 1946 and held each September. It features over 100 events: parades, street parties, cultural displays and more. Most events free with discounts offered to ribbon wearers.
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.
The GAR, an 8.15-mile foot race, begins at Aloha Tower and finishes in the Aloha Stadium. There are divisions for elites, age groups, wheelchair and hand-cycle competitors, Sounds of Freedom (military running in formation) and those who just want to walk the course and socialize along the way.
The Dinner Detective is an experience unlike any other! We offer an amazing murder mystery show paired with a fantastic three-course dinner. From the very beginning, we hide actors in the audience that are not dressed in costume. Anyone in the room can end up being part of the show, including YOU!
Hawaii’s #1 “Must See” Stage Spectacular! Magic of Polynesia is a spellbinding night of death-defying magic by award-winning illusionist John Hirokawa and professionally choreographed Polynesian entertainment – all in a beautiful Vegas-style showroom in the heart of Waikiki.