(Update: no show on Saturday, December 7, 2013 due to Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.)
What is your favorite four-letter word? My favorite is free! It’s not often that you find quality entertainment that’s free, but on Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach, you’ll find a beautiful free hula show. It’s really a lovely setting with sounds of the ocean mixing in with the Hawaiian music.
The show includes authentic Hawaiian music and hula performances as well as a torch lighting ceremony. It’s offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights, weather permitting. You’ll find the show at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound on Waikiki Beach near the intersection of Uluniu and Kalakaua Avenues in Waikiki. Look for the mound near Duke Kahanomoku’s statue and the large Banyan trees.
The show lasts about an hour. If you’re going, you may want to bring a towel or a beach mat as there is only lawn seating. Another idea for you, bring a little snack, picnic or ice cream treat with you and enjoy dinner and a show.
Show times alternate from 6:00pm and 6:30pm depending on the season and sunset. Generally during the winter months of November, December, January) the show is held at 6:00pm. Generally, from February – October, the show starts at 6:30pm. The schedule is subject to change. For more information call 808-843-8002.
See this post for a brief video of this free Waikiki hula show.
Mahalo to the Honolulu Office of Economic Development for providing the free show and to the Waikiki Improvement Project for the photo.