Do you feel like you just haven’t had enough fun yet this summer? Well, hold onto your hats, because you can pack in a summer’s worth of fun this August on Oahu! Whether you love movies, art, music, or just hanging out and enjoying a late summer evening, there’s an event for you. Gather the family and head out to one or more of these fantastic events to end your summer on a high note!
Moon Walk at Waimea Valley
The Moon Walk at Waimea Valley is back and is arguably one of the community’s favorite events of the summer. Happening on August 5, the botanic garden is open for tours in the moonlight. Enjoy food and drinks at select vendors before the tour. At 8 pm, the ticket booth opens and oli and a cultural overview begin. Another tour begins at 8:30 pm. This is a magical event that you don’t want to miss! Admission is $10; three years and younger are free.
HOMA Summer Nights
The Honolulu Museum of Art is once again hosting HOMA Summer Nights. Every Friday and Saturday in August, HOMA remains open until 9 pm where you can explore the galleries, stargaze in the courtyards, enjoy live art and music, and connect with friends and neighbors. The HOMA Cafe and Coffee Bar will be open until 8:30 pm.
Ke Kani O Ke Kai at Waikiki Aquarium
This popular summer concert series is back for the first time since 2019! Ke Kani O Ke Kai is the Waikiki Aquarium’s beloved outdoor oceanside concert series. It features three performances by local artists as well as food from local restaurants. The last concert of the season happens on August 11 and features Streetlight Cadence + Friends. The Aquarium stays open through the event and guests are encouraged to explore. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the website.
Sunset on the Beach
Southwest Airlines has partnered with Hawaii Tourism to host a monthly Sunset on the Beach this summer! This is a family-friendly monthly movie event on the beach that uses the gorgeous setting sun as a backdrop. The movie this month is Coco and it’s scheduled for August 10 on Queen’s Surf on Waikiki Beach. Festivities such as live music, games, and photo ops start at 4:30 pm; the screening of the film begins at around 7:30 pm.
The 18th Annual Korean Festival is happening on August 20 and you are invited to attend! Come share the love of Korea and enjoy food and craft vendors, cultural displays, a soju and beer garden, kim chee eating contest, a song contest, and pictures in Korean costume. Admission is free and so is parking in city lots. The festival happens from 11 am – 8 pm at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Grounds.