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Celebrating July 4th 2014 in Hawaii

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We always say that Hawaii knows how to celebrate a holiday and this fourth of July will be no exception. Independence Day celebrations in Hawaii include patriotic parades and fireworks, of course. In addition to those traditional events you’ll also find celebrations that are very unique to Hawaii, such as the juvenile honu (turtle) release ceremony at Mauna Lani Bay ... Read More »

July 4th Fireworks & Events near Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu 2014

July 4th Hawaii Fireworks

Oahu really knows how to celebrate Independence Day with a bang! We’ve created our annual list of all the top places to celebrate the day and catch an amazing fireworks show. July 4th Fireworks at Ala Moana Beach Park (near  and possibly visible from Waikiki) Ala Moana Center has traditionally hosted Oahu’s biggest fireworks show and this year’s 4th of ... Read More »

2014 Memorial Day & Weekend Events in Honolulu, Oahu

Punchbowl decorated for Memorial Day. (Photo credit to D. Zuls)

Need ideas for what to do and see in Waikiki, Honolulu and Oahu for this Memorial Day? Check our recommendations for Memorial Day events and more. Memorial Day Events on Monday, May 26, 2014 Honolulu Mayor’s Memorial Day Service This annual event organized by the Honolulu Mayor’s office is a very popular event held at the National Memorial Cemetery of ... Read More »

Waikiki Christmas 2013 – Special Holiday Dining & Events

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If your idea of a winter wonderland includes sun, sand and gently swaying palm trees, then Waikiki Beach is the place for you!  It’s a wonderful place to experience the Christmas season with Aloha. To help you make your holiday plans, we’ve compiled this list of special Christmas dining opportunities along with great things to see and do during your ... Read More »

Waikiki Thanksgiving Dining & Events 2013


Will you be spending Thanksgiving in Waikiki Beach? If so, you’ll surely want to gobble, gobble, gobble this list of delicious and fun things to do over the holiday weekend. Thanksgiving Buffets The following restaurants are offering buffets including turkey with traditional Thanksgiving sides: – Kai Market at Sheraton Waikiki: $65 adult/ $32.50 child. Details here. This restaurant has an ocean view. – ... Read More »

Fireworks & July 4th Events in Waikiki, Honolulu & Oahu 2013

July 4th Hawaii Fireworks

**** UPDATE for 2014 —  Click this link for —> 2014 fireworks and events for July 4th on Oahu. **** — The following information is from 2013 for reference and informational purposes only. See our 2014 list of Oahu July 4th fireworks and celebrations. If Waikiki is your destination for July 4th, we’ve prepared a comprehensive list of the top ... Read More »

Memorial Day 2013 on Oahu


Oahu is a great place to go to observe Memorial Day. Wondering what’s happening in Honolulu and Oahu for Memorial Day weekend? We’ve got the scoop! Memorial Day Events on Monday May 27 Punchbowl- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific The annual Honolulu Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony with a performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band begins at 8:30am at Punchbowl, ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 22, 2013


– The Environmental Working Group just issued their 2013 guide to sunscreens. I’m using that list to continue my quest to find a mineral-based (coral safe) sunscreen that doesn’t make me look ghostly white. Have you found a good coral safe sunscreen? – Unless you live by the coast, it’s difficult to find rash guards in local stores. (See my post ... Read More »

2012 Oahu New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Ko Olina


The 2nd Annual Ko Olina New Year’s Lagoon Fireworks Spectacular is all set to light up the night sky as the clock strikes midnight. This dazzling aerial show will span across all resort four lagoons. If you aren’t staying at one of the Ko Olina resorts – Ko Olina Beach Villas, Aulani, or JW Marriott Ihilani — you will need ... Read More »

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