Kapiolani Bandstand


About Kapiolani Bandstand


The Kapiolani Bandstand is located within Kapiolani Park. It is a beautiful Victorian-style structure where performances of the Royal Hawaiian Band take place on a weekly basis. Located very close to the Waikiki Shell, and with a beautiful view of Diamond Head Crater, the Kapiolani Bandstand is a great place to spend an afternoon enjoying the music from the Royal Hawaiian Band.


Built in the 1890s, The Kapiolani Bandstand is where the nations only city-sponsored band performs concerts on Sundays. The Royal Hawaiian Band participates in many parades throughout the year, and employs 40 full time musicians; it is one of the last links to Hawaiis Monarchy.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Oahu
  • Amenities: Seating
  • Insider Tip: Below the Kapiolani Bandstand is an underground interior which includes a dressing area, Band storage, chair storage, and equipment storage areas.
  • Fun Fact: The Royal Hawaiian Band, which plays at the Kapiolani Bandstand every Sunday was founded in 1836, and is the only municipal band in the United States.
  • What to Expect: A beautiful Victorian-style structure located inside Kapiolani Park. Every Sunday the Royal Hawaiian Band puts on a performance at the Kapiolani Bandstand. There are events held at the Kapiolani Bandstand throughout the year as well.