Things To Do On Oahu This Spring
Aloha Coconut Waikiki ʻOhana!
It’s officially spring in Hawaii and Oahu has many fun things to do if you’re visiting this spring break with friends, vacationing with family or taking a much-needed staycation!
Below are events happening on Oahu — outside of our incredible beaches, shopping and dining — to add to your itinerary!
- Food-A-Go-Go Week (March 23–April 6) —Food-A-Go-Go Week will join a yearlong public awareness campaigned called Localicious® Hawai‘i that highlights restaurants and businesses that use locally sourced ingredients or products in their offerings. Local restaurants and businesses participating in Food-A-Go-Go Week will feature local products, special menu, dish, and/or prefix menu. Proceeds of this campaign will benefit Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) K-12 ag education programs, which have served over 18,000 students since 2014.
- Hapalua, Hawaii’s Half Marathon (April 10) — The 2022 race will be back on April 10 as an in person event, starting in Waikiki and finishing 13.1miles later in Kapiolani Park with medals and malasadas.
- Kani Kūola Music Festival (April 9) —Annual UH System Music Festival brings live-giving music creation, performance, and education to the regional communities of UH System Music programs around the pae ‘āina (archipelago). The host campus for this first Festival year is the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu campus in Kapolei.
- The Royal Hawaiian Band at Iolani Palace (Fridays) — this national historic landmark, which was once the home to a royal family, has welcomed the Royal Hawaiian Band back for live performances on Fridays from noon to 1:00pm! The Royal Hawaiian Band has a long tradition of sharing Hawaii’s music with the world. Once known as the “King’s
Band,” this group of musicians was put together by King Kamehameha III and performed for state occasions, funerals and parades. View the schedule here and learn more about the Royal Hawaiian Band and their performance schedule here.
- Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022 (now through May 8) — this art exhibition is framed around the fluid concept of Pacific Century – E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea, interweaving themes of history, place, and identity within the context of Hawaiʻi’s unique location at the confluence of Asia-Pacific and Oceania. View art from internationally renowned cultural figures exhibiting alongside multiple generations of Hawai‘i-based artists, as well as others making their U.S. institutional debut. The citywide exhibition will take place now through May 8 at: Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, Hawaii Theatre Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, Iolani Palace, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Royal Hawaiian Center.
- Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (April 6–24) — as the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, HIFF endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts. The 2022 Spring Showcase will consist of 22 film programs; 12 titles will screen only at Consolidated Kahala Theatres from April 6–14 and 10 more (including a shorts program) are exclusively available online from April 15–24.
- Kawaii Kon (April 22–24) — calling all anime and manga fans – Kawaii Kon is coming to the Hawaii Convention Center! The 3-day convention celebrates Japanese anime (cartoons), manga (comics), and all facets of Japanese culture. Kawaii Kon offers a variety of events and activities throughout the weekend – from video games, table top games, costume contests, thousands of manga to read, a talent-filled Artist Alley, an expansive Dealer’s Room, formal ball, they have something for everyone!
- SPAM JAM® Festival (April 22–May 1) — Love SPAM? The annual Waikiki SPAM JAM®, a cultural tradition in Hawaii that’s also rated as one of the top annual food festivals in Hawaii, is coming to Waikiki April 22 to May 1, 2022! Participating restaurants will be serving unique SPAM dishes during the campaign period, with special events and merchandise available for SPAM lovers.
- Lei Day Celebration (May 1) — Lei Day has been celebrated on May 1 since 1927, a beautiful display of Aloha and Hawaiian culture. The City and County of Honolulu’s official Lei Day event will be held at the Kapiʻolani Park in Waikiki, honoring lei, lei-making and the traditions surrounding both with festivities, such as pageants and competitions for Lei Queen!