What is your favorite four-letter word? One of my favorites 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. Weather permitting, the hula show takes place on Saturday evenings. (Prior to COVID, the show was also presented on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hopefully those show days will also return.) 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 mound near the Duke Kahanomoku statue and the large Banyan trees.
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 the Honolulu Office of Economic Development for providing the free show.