Magic is in the air this May on Oahu! There are so many wonderful celebrations, festivals, concerts, exhibits, and more happening throughout the month, including special events for Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. The events below are just the tip of the iceberg!
95th Annual Lei Day Celebration
View some of the most beautifully crafted lei on the island during the 95th Annual Lei Day Celebration! Happening on May 1 from 9 am to 5:30 pm at Kapi’olani Park, visitors can enjoy Hawaiian entertainment, exhibits, and demonstrations as well as the Lei contest exhibit. This is one Oahu tradition you don’t want to miss!
Filipino Fiesta & Flores de Mayo
The Filipino Fiesta & Flores de Mayo is back! On May 6 from 10 am to 8 pm at the FilCom Center, celebrate Filipino culture at this festive gathering. Visitors can enjoy non-stop live entertainment, authentic Filipino foods and desserts, pop-up vendors, an art gallery, and more! This event is free to attend and fun for the whole family!
May Moon Walk at Waimea Valley
The 38th annual Waimea Valley Moon Walk kicks off on Sunday, May 7! Visitors have the unique experience of entering the Valley after dark for a leisurely stroll along the path to the waterfall. All of your senses will be engaged as you take in the sounds and fragrances of the botanical garden in the evening, lit by moonlight. The May Moon Walk includes a botanical tour by botanist David Orr. Visitors can also take a special cultural tour of the Kauhale and learn about the phases of Mahina. The cost is $10 per person.
Mother’s Day Brunch Concert
Are you looking for something special to do with Mom for Mother’s Day this year? Then head to the Hawaii Convention Center on May 14 for their special Mother’s Day brunch concert featuring Na Leo Pilimehana, the best-selling Hawaiian female group in the world! Doors open at 10 am and brunch begins at 10:30 am. The concert starts at noon. Tickets start at $110 for adults and $80 for kids.
2023 Young Artists of Hawaii Exhibit
Experience Hawaii through the eyes of some of its youngest residents! Young Artists of Hawaii is an annual competition featuring award-winning student artwork. 96 works of art from both public and private school students from kindergarten through sixth grade will be on display. This exhibit will take place at the Hawaii State Art Museum from May 20 through June 17 and admission is free.
25th Annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony
Finally, the Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony is a beautiful and moving tribute where thousands of lanterns are floated out to sea in memory of loved ones who have passed. This healing event takes place on Memorial Day, May 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Ala Moana Beach. This is the first time the event will take place in person since 2019 and it should not be missed.
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