Concerts, Theater, and Shows in Hawaii
When you set out to begin planning for your vacation to Hawaii, shows, concerts and theaters may not be the first things that come to mind. You may be focused on the cascading waterfalls, lush green rainforests, clear turquoise waters and the vibrant marine life swimming in them, and the world’s most active volcano. However, Hawaii is a place packed with culture, and for those who wish to explore the Polynesian culture authentically, attending a show is considered a “must do” on any Hawaiian excursion. There are several theater shows in Hawaii and concerts available to visitors—these are great activities for the evenings, especially after spending the day at the beach or on a hiking trail! There is no better way to relax after dark than to party with the locals at a luau or unwind with some live Polynesian music in a local venue.
One place to consider visiting is the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The Maui Arts and Cultural Center hosts a variety of shows and concerts including classical music, comedy, dance performances, fashion shows, films, jazz music, family shows, and of course, Hawaiian music and hula dancing. Tickets to these events are sometimes as inexpensive as just ten U.S. dollars! Heading to one of these events is a definite way to add a little variety to your sun and surf filled vacation. You can check out the calendar of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s upcoming events on the Center’s website: mauiarts.org.
For a very authentically Polynesian experience, you absolutely must head to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Here, you will be greeted traditionally with a flower lei and allowed to explore the villages of ancient Polynesia. You will have the chance to learn about Polynesian migration, authentic Polynesian cooking, games, and crafting, and witness the ever popular “Rainbows of Paradise” Canoe Pageant. Your day will not end here, however. In the evening, you will enjoy the amazing “Ha: Breath of Life” luau. This luau is stunning, and it is often considered one of the most authentic Hawaiian experiences available.
For those who wish to make a day of exploring the Polynesian Cultural Center before the luau, Discover Hawaii Tours offers the North Shore and Polynesian Cultural Center with Luau and Show package. Explore Oahu’s beautiful beaches along the North Shore, then soak up the culture at the Polynesian Cultural Center and take in other great shows in Hawaii. Call 808-670-3743 to book your tour.
Written By: Leo Malagon