January 2023 Update:
Sadly, the Kuhio Beach Hula Show has been suspended pending funding. We will continue to monitor this situation and report any updates here.
At Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, you’ll find a beautiful, authentic hula show. It’s really a lovely setting with sounds of the ocean mixing in with the Hawaiian music. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy this show for free.
The show includes usually starts with a traditional conch shell blowing. Then, authentic Hawaiian music and hula performances begin. Weather permitting, the hula show takes place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Please note that the show may not take place on a holiday or on days with parades or street fairs.
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 beachside, grassy hula mound near the Duke Kahanomoku statue and the large Banyan trees. You can use this Google Maps link to create directions.
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.
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. 🙂
The following video shows some brief scenes from one of the hula shows at Kuhio Beach Park.
Mahalo to Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Southwest Airlines, City & County of Honolulu and Waikiki Improvement Association for providing this free Waikiki hula show.