July 21 - July 22
Generously sponsored by the Moanalua Gardens Foundation, this celebration of both ancient and contemporary hula offers a great opportunity to engage with Hawaii’s most famous performance art form. Visitors will also be treated to cultural exhibitions, a craft fair, and ono food vendors.
July 25 - July 27
Since 1976, the Kalihi-Palama Culture & Arts Society has held this hula competition in honor of the last reigning Hawaiian queen, Queen Lili'uokalani. The competition has expanded to include group and solo competitors as well as a Hawaiian language critique.
Cost: Spectator tickets TBD; participant costs vary.
August 2 - August 4
Hawaii Convention Center
Start your August by getting your geek on. Comic Con Honolulu is a celebration of all things gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and (of course) comics with prominent figures in gaming, film, and comics in attendance. Put on your best costume and get ready to mingle with fans, creators, and performers.
Cost: $40-65 (children 10 and under free with adult).
August 8 - August 18
Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu hosts a diverse array of film festivals, including the fabulous LGBTQ+ Rainbow Film Festival in August. Promising to be the top queer cultural event of the season, visit their website later in the season to learn more about this year’s lineup and events.