Every September, Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki plays host to Hawaii’s largest block party. Come down between 7 and 10pm for hula dancing, music, and street food under the stars. It promises fun for all ages, visitors, and kama’aina alike.
Cost: Free admission; food prices vary by vendor
Honolulu’s Oktoberfest returns this September to the grounds of the Bishop Museum. Guests can sample a global selection of specialty beers, partake of Teutonic eats, and enjoy German and Hawaiian music. There’s no law against a medley of Oompa-bands and ukuleles, right? VIP tickets will be available. Check the Facebook page for when tickets go on sale.
September 24-November 17
Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre
Not to be outdone, the Honolulu Museum of Art pays its own tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Gannenmono arrival. A concert series brings together artists to pay a unique tribute of movement and sound to the first Japanese people to settle in Hawaii. These performances are not to be missed.
Cost: $20 for museum members; $25 for non-members
Kuma Kahua Theatre
The Kuma Kahua Theatre is dedicated to providing a home and place to grow for Hawaii’s playwrights and performance talent. Plays deal with local issues and life, both contemporary and historical. Kalabash is an annual gala fundraiser to help finance the Kuma Kahua Theatre’s mission. Come down to their downtown location for a night of entertainment, music, food, and a silent auction. Check the website closer to the date for ticket prices and more details.
September 28-November 30
Kaka’ako Waterfront Park
On the last Friday of the month, food trucks congregate in the trendy, revitalized Kaka’ako neighborhood offering local, Asian, and global street food for a given theme (changes each month). Grab a beer and some loco moco before exploring the area’s boutiques, brewery, park, and street art.
Cost: Varies by vendor