What To Do In Hawaii: Summer Events

Summer is upon us! If you’re taking a trip to Hawaii this summer, check out these local events for what to do in Hawaii so you can have fun in the Hawaiian sun, or spice up your nightlife while on vacation!

What to do in Hawaii: Music events

Summer in Hawaii is an incredibly desirable thing, even for musicians. The summer concert lineup around the state is looking good so far. Here are some upcoming concerts that would be fun to do on vacation. What to do in Hawaii never sounded this good before! Jason Mraz – This alternative rocker is no stranger to Hawaii. The video to his smash hit “I’m Yours” was filmed in Hawaii, and the islands eagerly await his return. See him play under the stars at the Waikiki Shell on Oahu, July 1. 42nd Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii - Hawaii is famous for the sounds of the ukulele, and the sound of this beautiful instrument is epitomized by the annual ukulele festival. Fun for the whole family, the event will feature dozens of live performances, food, and activities, and its a free event! July 22, Kapiolani Park, Oahu. Ukulelefestivalhawaii.org
Melissa Etheridge – The one, only, and amazing Melissa Etheridge will be playing on Oahu and Maui for a few intimate shows. Featuring her true-to-heart lyrics and smoky voice, these shows will Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, Oahu, July 23 & Castle Theater, Maui, July 24. Bloc Party – Brit nuveaux-tech rockers will be in Hawaii at the end of July to electrify the night. Internationally renown, Bloc Party will be one of the most energy packed shows of the summer! The Republik, Oahu, July 30.

What to do in Hawaii: Food events

Dinner Impossible from Hawaii – Robert Irvine, star of this hit TV series will be giving a spectacular culinary performance. For die-hard fans there is even a special VIP event which includes a cooking demo, tasting, and a chance to chat with the chef himself! Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Oahu, July 7.
Made in Hawaii Festival – This 3-day showcase of Hawaii-made products packs the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall & Arena with hundreds of vendors featuring local food, art, gifts, fashion, plants, crafts, produce and much more.  If you’re looking for souvenirs (or shopping early for holiday gifts), the Made in Hawaii Festival offers a unique, Hawaiian-style shopping experience. Plus, it’s only $4 to get in. August 17-19. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival – Founded by internationally influenced and recognized celebrity chefs Alan Wong & Roy Yamaguchi, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival will be a dream for foodies and winos. Enjoy four days worth of savory dishes, bold and bright new wines, and get tips on how to become more of a gourmet yourself. Waikiki, Oahu, September 6-9. Hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

What to do in Hawaii: Free Events

Ala Moana Shopping Center is the biggest mall in Hawaii and the largest open-air shopping center in the world. Everyday at 1:00 p.m. is the Ala Moana Hula Show which is a great way to add a little culture to your day. Not only that, Ala Moana is the most popular shopping destination on the island!
There’s also a farmers market every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon if you need to try some fresh local fruits or cuisine. Don’t forget, there’s still fireworks every friday night on Waikiki Beach at 7:45 p.m! For more ideas on what to do in Hawaii, check out this recent blog post titled “30 Things To Do In Hawaii” and check out our Hawaii Travel Blog for vacation ideas, travel tips, tour highlights, and activity information. Be sure to visit our homepage for all your Hawaii tour and activity needs! Have a great summer, and we hope to see you, Aloooha!

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