Changing of the king’s guard AT KING’S VILLAGE

Nightly5:30 pm

See the best in the world’s exhibition drill; the King’s guard performs every night at the front gate of the King’s Village Shopping Center in Waikiki. FREE. RECOMMENDED.

Star of Honolulu Welcome Hula Show

Every afternoon at 4:30 pm

Enjoy an enchanting performance of the Star of Honolulu hula dancers as they greet guests on Pier 8 of Aloha Tower Marketplace. FREE. Call 566-2337 for more information.


Every Saturday through Sept. 1010:30 am to 2:30 pm

Fun and engaging games in conjunction with the “Reptiles: Real and Robotic” exhibit. Larger-than-life robotic reptile models and interactive displays. Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street. Call 847-3511.


Aug 8 thru 13

100 teams from across the U.S., England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Asia joining Hawaii-based teams, with matches at the pools at the UH, Kamehameha Schools and Iolani School. Call David Fasi at 295-4911. FREE.


Tues Aug 98 pm

Acclaimed Icelandic band kicking off its U.S. and Canada tour, with opening act Amina String Quartet, at the Hawaii Theatre. Call 528-0506 or

Moonlight Mele On the Lawn

Thurs Aug 187 pm

Season finale concert at Bishop Museum featuring Makaha Sons. Public doors open at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m. Call 847-3511 or visit

2005 North Shore Cultural Festival

Sat Aug 2010 am to 7 pm

Ethnic food, live entertainment, keiki rides and crafts, exhibits, arts & crafts held at the historic Haleiwa Gym, North Shore. Call Jeff at 637-6211.

Keith Haugen in concert

Sat Aug 207 pm

Hoku- and HMA- winning local composer will perform his songs only at Kilohana Methodist Church in Niu Valley. $10. Call 783-9060.

Honouliuli Preserve Hike

Sat Aug 208:30 am to 2:30 pm

Interpretive Hike along the Kaluaa Loop Trail by The Nature Conservancy. Three -mile hike is considered moderate, and begins gradually uphill. A steep downhill section completes the loop. Reservations are required. Hike is $10 per person. Call 587-6220.

Barbershop Monologues

Sat Aug 207 pm

International champion quartet Razzcals and local actresses Shari Lynn and Annie Renick in an evening of music, laughter and entertainment, Paliku Theater, Windward Community College. Call 235-7433 or visit

“A Night of the Arts”

Sat Aug 276 to 10 pm

Oahu Arts Center’s Second Annual fundraiser event features food, entertainment, art activities and silent auction, at Mililani Golf Course. For more information call 848-7632.


WaikIkI Celebration Honors Duke Kahanamoku’s 115th Birthday, August 24-28


In what is becoming an end-of-summer tradition, the Fourth Annual Duke’s Ho‘olaule‘a will present a series of exciting activities to honor the legendary Duke Kahanamoku.

Duke’s Ho‘olaule‘a – Schedule of Events:


Lanikai Canoe Club’s 38th Annual Duke Kahanamoku Classic

This world-class event honors Duke and challenges canoe paddlers with a 24-mile open ocean race from Kailua around Diamond Head crater and onto Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikïkï. Several contestants will also compete in Ho‘olaule‘a waterman events later in the week.



Sunrise Birthday Greeting at Duke’s Statue

The Fourth Annual Duke’s Ho‘olaule‘a officially begins with a traditional Hawaiian sunrise greeting at Duke’s magnificent statue in tribute to his 115th birthday anniversary.


The Converse Hawaiian Open – Preliminaries 7 am to 5 pm

Presented by LongBoard Magazine, the world’s best men’s and women’s long-boarders compete in surfing and “nose-riding” contests on the big boards in front of Waikïkï Beach.


Olympic Keiki Swim Clinic – Outrigger Canoe Club (TBA)

Aaron Peirsol, the three-time 2004 Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in the backstroke, will lead a clinic on swimming techniques and safety for keiki swimmers.

The Converse Hawaiian Open – Preliminaries 7 am to 3 pm

Longboard surfing’s best continue to challenge each other and the waves off Waikı¯kı¯ Beach.


The Converse Hawaiian Open – Semi-Finals 7 am to 3 pm

The field narrows as the top qualifiers compete to advance to Saturday’s finals.

Hawaiian Airlines ODKF Pro-Am Celebrity Surf Meet – Preliminaries (TBA)

Five-person teams consisting of one pro, one celebrity and three amateurs compete in this firsttime event to benefit ODKF’s college scholarship program.


Waikıkı Beach Boys Legends Celebration at Duke’s Waikiki 3 to 5 pm

Known as the Ho‘ohanohano Na Kanaka O Ke Kai (to honor the men of the sea), this gathering of former beach boys and old friends of Duke is good fun and great memories about Waikı¯kı¯.


The Converse Hawaiian Open – Finals 7 am to 3 pm

The best-of-the-best vie for the honor of earning the title as “longboard champion of Waikı¯kı¯.”

Hawaiian Airlines ODKF Pro-Am Celebrity Surf Meet – Finals (TBA)

The winning team takes home the trophy honoring Duke’s surfing tradition and his legacy of supporting higher education for Hawai‘i’s young adults.

Duke’s Ocean Mile Swim – Duke’s Waikiki Registration is at 8 am / Swim begins at 9 am

Swimmers – including Aaron Peirsol – will race along the shoreline where Duke developed his famous “Kahanamoku Kick” and became the world’s fastest swimmer and Olympic champion. Presented by the Waikiki Swim Club and Waikiki Roughwater Swim Committee.

Bud Light Surf Polo Tournament – Kapahulu Groin 9 am to 3 pm

Water polo on surfboards? That’s the way Duke, an Olympic water polo medalist, liked to play it off Waikıkı Beach. This fast-paced, end-to-end action is terrific for spectators.

Duke’s Historical Display and Lei Making – Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach (TBA)

Duke’s incredible life and history-making achievements will be showcased in exhibits and displays. Come see Duke’s Olympic medals! Watch, enjoy and participate in the Hawaiian lei making tradition that will culminate with the Waikıkı Beach procession to Duke’s statue.

Lei Making/Surfing Exhibit – Sheraton Moana Surfrider (TBA)

The public is invited to join in a lei making celebration to help decorate Duke’s statue. Also, an exhibit chronicling the history of surfing will be on display.

Lei Draping of Duke’s Statue 5 pm

A colorful Waikıkı  tradition, Duke’s statue will be decorated with Hawaii’s fresh flower lei. A sidewalk surfboard procession of lei along Kalakaua Avenue begins at 4:30 pm, followed bythe awards ceremony recognizing the winning longboard surfers.


Waterman Challenge – Waikıkı  Beach 9 am

Teams of watermen, including highly trained lifeguards representing Honolulu and California, show off their impressive skills in an exciting relay competition combining swimming, paddle boarding and canoe racing.

Brunch on the Beach – Kalakaua Avenue 9 am to 1 pm

This festive block party honoring Duke highlights the fantastic cuisine and entertainment available at Waikı¯kı¯ Beach. Mahalo to the Waikiki Improvement Association and Hawai‘i’s visitor industry for its support!

Sunset on the Beach, “Duke Kahanamoku: Hawaii’s Soul” and “The Ride” – Waikıkı (TBA)

Duke’s Ho‘olaule‘a concludes with Sunset on the Beach, located at Waikı¯kı¯’s Queen’s Surf Beach. Featuring live entertainment, food from Oahu’s leading restaurants, and KGMB’s documentary on Duke Kahanamoku.

Event times are subject to change. For the latest in event times and information about Duke’s Ho‘olaule‘a, visit the ODKF web-site at