We are pleased to report that some in-person, Memorial Day events are back in action for 2022 for the first time since 2019!
With Oahu’s rich military history, the island makes a perfect place to honor Memorial Day. Here’s what’s happening this Memorial Day Weekend around Oahu.
Oahu Events on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022
71st Annual Honolulu City Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony
Local boy scouts from Scouts of Hawaii will be placing a lei and an American flag on each gravesite on Sunday, May 29. Approximately 38,000 leis are made by by the community for this event. Even if you are unable to attend the ceremony, it’s still special to visit Punchbowl on Memorial Day weekend.
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum – Top of the Tour Tour Opens
After much restoration work, the Ford Island Control Tower at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum will open on Memorial Day for tours. This tower stood as a witness to the December 7, 1941 attack at Pearl Harbor. Tickets for this tour are required and only 120 tickets are available each day. See this link for more information.
Memorial Day Lantern Floating Ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park – Canceled for 2022
The annual Shinnyo lantern floating event at Ala Moana Beach Park will not be held for Memorial Day 2022. Instead, they are offering alternative activities. See this link for more information.
Other Oahu special events taking place on Memorial Day Weekend
50th State Fair
The 50th State Fair kicks off this weekend at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. It features rides, games, food and entertainment as it runs this year from May 27th through July 4th. For Memorial Day weekend, the main event will be the Queen Lili’uokalani Keiki Hula Competition. This hula competition was created in 1976 in honor of the Queen of Hawai’i. Hundreds of children compete annually with thousands in attendance at the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena. For more information, see this link.
The Music of Def Leppard at the Waikiki Shell
The music of Def Leppard will be performed by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra and Windborne at the Waikiki Shell on Friday, May 27th. See this link for more information.
The Music of The Rolling Stones at the Waikiki Shell
The music of The Rolling stones will be perfomed by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 28th at the Waikiki Shell. See this link for more information.
We wish you a very safe and meaningful Memorial Day!