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OAHU October Family Events
OAHU October Family Events

Paradise Cove Luau -

Oct 1-31, 2019

Paradise Cove is not just another luau, it’s a full production with lots of activities and entertainment that some others tend to lack.  Kick off the afternoon with some Mai Tai’s and join in the celebration and festivities!

A Luau is a celebration for enjoying each other’s company, play traditional Hawaiian games, watching a Kalua Pork Imu ceremony take place, participate in a hukilau of pulling in a large fishnet from the ocean, listening to live local music, and being entertained throughout the night with many Polynesian and Hula performances.

Location- Paradise Cove, Ewa Beach

Time – Pick up starts at 3:15 PM in Waikiki, Gates open at 5 PM

Cost – $85 to $170P

Oahu Halloween Fun Guide –

Oct 1st – 31st, 2019

Check out a schedule of ongoing Halloween events throughout the month of October.  There will be lots of pumpkin patch festivals, haunted houses, workshops, carnivals, spooky storytelling, running events, and special trick or treat events!  Don’t miss out on a month full of Halloween fun!

Ko’olina Artfest –

Oct 4th, 9th, 16th & 25th, 2019

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Along the arching sidewalk you find close to 40 artist displaying their artwork for viewing and sale…perfect for special gifts!  There will also be Hawaiian slack-key guitarist and ukulele musicians playing during the duration of this event.

Location – Ko’olina Beach Lagoon #3 – 9 AM to 5 PM

Cost – FREE

First Friday Art Walk -

Oct 4th, 2019

First Friday is an evening art walk that takes place in Chinatown Honolulu.  This is a popular fun event that takes place every 1st Friday of each month.  Surrounding merchants of art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars are known for opening up their doors, pouring wine and providing food to those stopping by.

Most neighborhood shops will have maps of participating merchants.  The event ends at 9 PM, but the fun continues into the night with thousands of people flocking into the streets.

Also participating in the free art viewing and festivities is the Hawaii State Art Museum (free from 6 PM to 9 PM) Location - Surrounding Chinatown areaTime - 5 PM to 9 PM

Cost - FREEF

45th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow –

Oct 5th & 6th, 2019

Turnout for the biggest Powwow in Hawaii with a day filled with Native American festivities, including traditional drumming, native singing, dancing, and festive costumes.  25 vendors are scheduled to show off lots of Native American and local island arts and crafts, including a children’s art booth.

Location – Ala Moana Beach Park, Picnic Area #12Time – 10 AM to 5 PM

Cost – FREE

45th Annual Honolulu Intertribal Powwow

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival –

Oct 5th - 27th, 2019

This years Hawaii Food & Wine Festival will feature over 150 internationally chefs, winemakers and mixologists in different venues on Oahu through out October.  There are some fun venues including a Localicious Recipe Contest, Life's a Beach, Pasta la Vista, and Crazy Rich Cocktails.  Walk and or dance yourself around the evening ,enjoying a beautiful setting with entertainment and sampling lots of fun creations.

Location – Various Locations Time – Various TimesCost – $95 to $300

DiscoverArt - Oct TBD

This is a pop-up art and entertainment event that takes place every 2nd Saturday of each month. The streets and merchants come alive with music, theater, comedy, demos, classes, fun food tastings, art and craft displays, different mediums of art, and other unique teachings in the realm of arts.

The type of art and locations change around chinatown each month. Program maps can be found at each location.

Location - Marks Garage in Downtown ChinatownTime - 10 AM to 3 PM

Cost - FREE

Learn more -

28th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival & Health Fair -

Oct 5th, 2019

Spend a day exploring the Hispanic community and their culture.  This free family event will be full Latin flavor in live entertainment, workshops, arts and crafts, dancing, food booths, tequila & beer tent, and lots of games and activates for the kids.

Location – Ala Mona Beach Park, McCoy Pavilion Area

Time – 10 am to 5 pm

Aloha Home Market –

Oct 6th, 2019

Enjoy a popup market with lots of Made in Hawaii booth. Everything from art creations to custom jewelry to locally crafted furniture…and lots of food booths along the way. Shop and support the local community!

Location – 340 Uluniu St, Kailua

Time – 9 AM to 2 PM

Cost – FREE

Learn more – Aloha Home Market FB


Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show -

Oct 6th, 2019

If you’re looking for a collectible Hawaiiana gift or something special to add to your collection, than this is the one day event for you!  You will find close to 100 venders displaying their antiques and collectibles…everything from jewelry to artwork to vintage shirts to ukuleles, and much much more!  Even if you have no intentions of shopping for anything, this event is simply worth exploring.

Location – Neil Blaisdell Center – Hawaii Suies

Time – 8 AM to 4 PM

Cost - $4.50 Gen admin, $15 Early admin

Learn More -

Cinema in the Park –

Oct 9th, 2019

Cinema in the Park is a free monthly event that takes place every 2nd Wednesday in Kaka’ako.  While movie night is free, you must RSVP and enter with tickets.  Blankets are permitted but beach chairs are not.  Grab a bite to eat, some drinks, and most importantly a seat to enjoy the festivities and entertainment.

Location – Victoria Ward Park

Time – 7 PM to 9 PM

Cost – FREE

Learn more – Cinema in the Park

18th Annual Chopsticks and Wine -

Oct 10th, 2019

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Chopsticks and Wine event, featuring some of Hawaii's top chefs from MW, Michel's, and Senia.  Wine and libations provided by Paradise Beverages, Inc., and Young's Market Company.  It will be an evening full of fun...over 1000 attendees are expected.

Location - Bishop Museum

Time - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Cost - $150

Learn More - HJCC Website

Moon Walk at Waimea Valley -

Oct 11th, 2019

Kick off the evening with a grand buffet dinner in Waimea Valley, followed with a self guided moonlit walk in the botanical gardens. This is a great way to start the weekend with a memorable night!

Location - Waimea Valley

Time - Buffet starts at 5 PM, walk starts at 8 PM

Cost - $10 walk only, $39/Adult, $19.50/Kid (4-12)

Learn more -

2nd Annual Waikiki Bazaar - October 12th, 2019

For 3 days and nights Waikiki Streets will be taken over stages, vendor booth, ono food creations, entertainment on 5 stages, demonstrations, and endless fun!  Get lost in the bazaar block party and take it all in.  There will also be one of the largest ukulele trade shows taking place with workshops, demos, and performances.

Location - Kalakaua Avenue and Side Streets, Waikiki   

Time - 8 AM to 10 PM   

Cost - Free   

Learn more -  Waikiki Bazaar

Sunset on the Beach -

Oct 12th, 2019

Sunset on the beach is code for movie night on the beach.  It's a grand experience to watch a movie on a 50 foot screen with your toes in the sand.  Southwest Airlines has sponsored a once-a-month series.  Arrive early to enjoy the pre-entertainment show, get a bite to eat from the participating food booths, and most importantly reserve a spot on the beach.  

Location - Kuhio Beach, WaikikiTime - 4:30 PM

Cost - Free

Learn More - Southwest Airlines

Vino & Vinyasa at the Moana Surfrider -


Can you think of a better way to relax then mixing up some yoga with a little wine after?  That's right, work on your flexibility and continue relaxing your state with some organic wines. There will be also be some special local vendor exhibits to check out.

Location - Moana Surfrider, Diamond Head Lawn

Time - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cost - Yoga is free, wine is $5

Learn more - Vino & Vinyasa

Kona Nui Nights –

Oct 16th, 2019

Kona Nui Nights is a free monthly event that takes place every 3rd Wednesday in Kaka’ako, and celebrates Hawaiian culture, including the language, Hawaiian music, and the dance of hula. 

Grab a bite to eat, some drinks, and most importantly a seat to enjoy the festivities and entertainment.

Location – Victoria Ward Park

Time – 6 PM to 8 PM

Cost – FREE

Learn more – Kona Nui Nights

Na Mele O Ko’olina –

Oct 19th, 2019

Head to Ko’olina beach lagoon #3 for a day of Hawaiian music and local art display & sale!  Hawaii's very best Slack Key and Ukulele musicians, as well as 30 Hawaiian artists who display their artwork for sale

Location – Ko’olina Beach Lagoon #3Time – 9 AM to 5 PM

Cost – FREE

Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival –

Oct 19th, 2019

Line Waikiki streets and watch a 1000 participants march in the colorful Honolulu Pride Parade.  The festival begins as the parade ends in Kapiolani Park.  Several DJ’s will keep the party going, along with lots of fun booths to explore, educate, and get a bite to eat!

Location – Kalakaua Ave

Time – 11:30 AM to 6 PM

Cost – FREE

Beach Clean Up with the Waikiki Aquarium -

Oct 26th, 2019

Start off the day with a good deed, and participate in a collective effort cleaning up trash and removing debris from the Makapu'u Beach area.   The fun start in the morning and end before lunch…can’t make it any easier!  There should also be some goodies available including breakfast bites to those who participate by sponsors. 

Location – Makapu'u Beach

Time – 8:30 to 10:30am

Cost – FREE

11th Annual Over the Edge -

Oct 26th, 2019

Join or watch 100 lucky participants rappel over 400 feet down the sidewalls of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort.  This is an annual fundraiser raising funds benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii.  Each participant is tasked to raise $1000.

Location - Hyall Regency Waikiki

Time - 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Cost - $100 to Enter

Art After Dark -


CarnEvil is your October thyme!  Dress up in your carnival uniforms and show off at at Art After Dark, that takes place at the Honolulu Museum on the last Friday of each month except Nov & Dec.  This is a really fun event that allows you to explore the art and grounds after hours to the groove of a spinning DJ, popup bars and yummy appetizers being served.  Make sure to come out in costume as the King & Queen will be crowned at the end of the night! Location – 900 S Beretania St

Time – 6 PM to 9 PM

Cost - $25

8th Hawaii Food and Wine Festival –

Oct 23rd - 27th, 2019

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival features ongoing events on multiple islands with different themes hosted at different locations including the Marriott Resort, Victoria Ward Park, the Hyatt, the Hawaii Convention Center, Ko'olina Resort, and the Halekulani Hotel. Pricing and offerings vary for each event...check out more below.

Location – Various Locations

Time – Various

Cost – Various


Oct 28th - Nov 10th, 2019

The start of North Shore winter big wave contests starts here. The competition will take place on the 3 largest surf days in a two week period, measuring strength, ability and talent of some of the best and local surfer of the world. Not only is it a fun contest to watch, but a qualifier for the Triple Crown contest. Make sure to arrive early when the contest is on to catch the action.

Time - 8 AM to 4 PM, TBD on Days

Location - Sunset Beach (North Shore)

Cost - Free

Aloha & Enjoy!!

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