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17 THINGS TO DO IN HONOLULU, HI (MAY 16 - MAY 25)

Lahaina Noon

Lahaina Noon

late May | mid-July • nature

An interesting solar position can be observed in various locations

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–May (all year round) • activity

A time to enjoy the most exotic beaches of Hawaii!

Laniakea or Turtle Beach

Laniakea or Turtle Beach

March–November • nature

A day on the beach with turtles—this is a perfect retreat Hawaiian style

Diving with Sharks

Diving with Sharks

April–September • activity

An extreme Hawaii experience and a great photo opportunity

Luau Party

Luau Party

all year round • activity

A trip to Hawaii isn't complete without a traditional Hawaiian party

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

May–September • activity

Explore picturesque lagoons, tunnels, reefs, and underwater canyons of the Hawaiian Islands​

Spring and Autumn Surf Season

Spring and Autumn Surf Season

March–May | September–November • activity

Spring season in Hawaii is a good time to enjoy waves and master your surfing skills

Hawaii Cruises

Hawaii Cruises

April–August • activity

Be prepared for adventures when cruising the Pacific

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

April–October • activity

Hawaii is one of the best destinations on Earth for snorkeling. The underwater life here is simply fantastic​

Plumeria Blossom

Plumeria Blossom

April–August • nature

Plumeria flowers have become a symbol of Hawaii. Don't miss their beautiful bloom season

Lychee

Lychee

May–June • food

Try this sweet and juicy fruit with a short harvesting season

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

March–November • nature

If you've ever longed for a tropical paradise, Hanauma Bay is the place of your dreams

Pineapple

Pineapple

March–July • food

A delicious fruit that grows in many backyards in Hawaii

Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

April–October • nature

A Hawaiian Stonehenge on Oahu island

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

May–September • activity

A real Mecca for kitesurfers and windsurfers where surfing is a way of life

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

May–September • activity

Hawaii is one of the few places in the world where you can still catch a 50 kg yellowfin tuna

Surinam Cherry

Surinam Cherry

September–November | March–June • food

It doesn't look like a cherry at all, but the sour taste is somewhat close to one

31 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii

Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii

out of rangeMay 27–June 5, 2022 • event

A touching Buddhist custom attracts thousands of participants in Honolulu

Aloha Festivals

Aloha Festivals

out of rangeSeptember 10, 2022 | September 17, 2022 | September 24, 2022 • event

A dynamic celebration of Hawaiian culture and Aloha spirit

Billabong Pro Pipeline

Billabong Pro Pipeline

out of rangeJanuary 29–February 10, 2022 • event

One of the most stunning and dangerous surfing competitions

Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Festival

out of rangeSeptember 3–4, 2022 • event

The largest ethnical event on the archipelago

Aloha Freedom Festival (50th State Fair)

Aloha Freedom Festival (50th State Fair)

out of rangeJuly 16–August 1, 2021 • event

The new festival replaces the state fair, offering plenty of local character

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Fireworks and celebrations all over Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island

Kamehame​ha Day

Kamehame​ha Day

out of rangeJune 11 • event

Time to commemorate the birth of the legendary king who united the Hawaiian islands

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

out of rangeDecember 21, 2021–January 21, 2022 (virtual) • event

Hawaii's top surfing competition for the best surfers in the world. A spectacular show for visitors!

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

out of rangeOctober 21–23, 2022 (Maui) | October 28–29, 2022 (Island of Hawaii) | November 3–6, 2022 (Oahu) • event

Wash the scrumptious Hawaiian dishes down with some fine vibrant wine

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

out of rangemid-January–early March • nature

Japanese brought the cherry trees to Hawaii along with hanami tradition

May Day (Lei Day)

May Day (Lei Day)

out of rangeMay 1 • event

Lei is not just an accessory. This element of Hawaiian culture even has its own holiday

Great Pumpkin Festival

Great Pumpkin Festival

out of rangeOctober 21–22, 2022 • event

Don't miss this event if you want to feel the real American Halloween atmosphere

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

unconfirmedlate May 2023 • event

Flower shower, floating lanterns, and other events to commemorate fallen heroes

Moloka'i Hoe

Moloka'i Hoe

out of rangeOctober 2, 2022 • event

A popular and authentic Polynesian sport of canoe racing with hundreds of ​teams participating

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

out of rangemid-November–early May| best: January–March  • nature

A spectacular and moving show of whales with their calves cresting and breaching around your boat​​

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

out of rangeDecember–February • nature

Hawaii is home to a number of rare birds and a great number of seabirds

Moanalua Valley Trail to Haiku Stairs

Moanalua Valley Trail to Haiku Stairs

out of rangeJune–October • activity

This staircase has nothing in common with a Japanese poetry genre

Winter Surf Season

Winter Surf Season

out of rangeNovember–March • activity

Hawaii is a surfer's paradise, especially in winter when it becomes a dynamic global surfing hot spot

Apple Bananas

Apple Bananas

out of rangeJune–October • food

Forget your supermarket bananas. Taste Hawaiian apple bananas for the first time

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangeOctober 2022 • event

Don't miss out on fun fall activities when you are in Hawaii

Pearl Harbor Day

Pearl Harbor Day

out of rangeDecember 7 • event

The historical site of Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island​, where the US was attacked by Japanese forces in 1941, has a lot to offer visitors

New Year's Eve in Honolulu

New Year's Eve in Honolulu

out of rangeDecember 31  • event

An exclusive opportunity to be among the last people on Earth to welcome a New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

unconfirmedlate January–early February 2023 • event

Join in the vibrant celebration at one of the oldest Chinatowns across the nation

Honolulu Christmas Lights

Honolulu Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November 2022–early January 2023 • event

Christmas Lights is a beloved annual tradition in Honolulu

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

out of rangeJune–October • food

Try these exotic Hawaiian fruits which are absolutely delicious

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Village

out of rangeDecember • event

A lovely Christmas tradition in a tropical paradise

Mango

Mango

out of rangeJune–October • food

There are over 60 varieties of mango in Hawaii

Avocado

Avocado

out of rangeSeptember–April • food

Even though avocado is not native to Hawaii, it's widely used in modern Hawaiian cuisine

Soursop

Soursop

out of rangeJanuary–April | June–August | October–November • food

This strange looking fruit is great for smoothies

Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu Marathon

out of rangeDecember 11, 2022 • event

26.2 Miles in Paradise—this marathon has to be remembered

Rambutan

Rambutan

out of rangeOctober–March • food

A colourful and hairy fruit very popular in Hawaii

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