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7 Things to Try This Summer in Honolulu
June 03 ,2024

Set amid the scenic beauty of Oʻahu and a bustling cityscape, Prince Waikiki is a hub of summer activities. During this season, you can enjoy decades-old festivals that celebrate the island’s rich cultural spirit, captivating art tours, outdoor movies under the stars, and family-friendly adventures. 


Whether day or night, there’s always something happening in our vibrant slice of paradise. We’re constantly expanding our offerings with more on- and off-property activities and events, but with so much to do while staying at Prince Waikiki, we want to ensure you know where to start! So get ready, pack your bags, and check out our must-see events and go-to activities for your summer vacation!

Embrace Local Artistry with Prince Waikiki


local natural dye artist, Kristin Baucom of okbet


Step into the world of creative expression with Prince Waikiki’s Art Redefined series. From fascinating exhibitions showcasing handmade art pieces to immersive events blending music and culinary delights, we invite guests to explore artistry in every sense.


This incredible series will showcase collaborations with talented artists, including local natural dye artist Kristin Baucom of okbet. Her extraordinary works, made from repurposed materials, highlight the connection between creativity and sustainability. They will be displayed throughout the hotel and featured in various pop-up shops over the next few months. But that’s not all! Throughout the summer, Art Redefined will also present a must-see concert series, where Hawaii’s very own musical talent takes center stage.


Sit Back and Catch a Flick at Sunset 



Picture this: a balmy Waikiki summer evening by the pool, twilight descending, a cocktail in hand as you take in some cinematic excitement on the silver screen. Join us every Wednesday this summer for the HIFF film series, an exciting collaboration with the Hawaii International Film Festival. You’ll be captivated by a diverse lineup of Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning Hawaiian films, all set against the stunning backdrop of our Muliwai Deck near Hinana Bar. Each family-friendly screening ensures everyone is welcome to watch the excitement. So grab your loved ones, check out the screening schedule here, and get ready for an unforgettable evening!


Relax Poolside and Stargaze in Style


A man looks through a telescope at Cosmics and Cosmos event


Set your sights on the skies and join us at the Hinana Bar for a unique celestial experience presented by Stargazers of Hawaii Cosmics & Cocktails! On warm summer evenings, join us here at Prince Waikiki and look to the stars to witness the breathtaking wonders of the Hawaiian night sky. With a state-of-the-art telescope at your fingertips, you’ll be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of the universe.


Enjoy a Dazzling Fireworks Display 


A couple watches the fireworks at Prince Waikiki.


Start your weekend off in style with a dazzling fireworks show. Every Friday at 7:45 PM, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean while watching the fireworks light up the night sky from our very own Hinana bar. This event is perfect for families and is sure to be a thrilling experience for all!


Celebrating The Art of Hula at the Prince Lot Hula Festival 


Hula dancers dancing at sunset near a beach.


Save the date for an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant Hawaiian culture. The 47th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival will be held on Saturday, July 20th, at the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center Park in Honolulu. This free event continues a tradition that started 47 years ago, honoring Lota Kapuāiwa, also known as Kamehameha V, who played a significant role in preserving Hawaiian culture, including the once-forbidden art of hula. At the festival, this tradition is continued by offering cultural workshops, showcasing local food and artisans, and celebrating ancient and contemporary hula through performances by Hālau Hula (hula groups).


Head to the North Shore for the Immersive Haleʻiwa Arts Festival 


Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply looking for a fun and enriching experience, the Haleʻiwa Arts Festival is a must-visit event. This year, the Haleʻiwa Arts Festival is celebrating 25 years of showcasing local talent and providing them with a platform to share their work with locals and visitors alike. This free event is a fantastic spot to see a wide range of artistic mediums on display, including sculpture, music, dance, photography, painting, and more! With live performances and an atmosphere that promotes inclusivity and cross-cultural understanding, the Haleʻiwa Arts Festival will surely be an unforgettable experience for all who attend. Mark your calendar for this event, which will take place on Saturday, June 29th, and Sunday, June 30th, from 10 am to 5 pm.


Swim, Surf, and the Spirit of Aloha at Duke’s OceanFest


Statue of famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku on Waikiki beach in Hawaii


Head to the shores of Waikiki for sun, waves, and a celebration of the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku — a legendary waterman and the father of modern surfing — at this premier watersports festival. Taking place from August 16-25, Duke’s OceanFest inspires athletes and watersports enthusiasts from around the world with the Spirit of Aloha. This nine-day event, featuring activities dear to Duke’s heart, such as surfing, swimming, and paddleboard racing, offers a quintessential Hawaiian experience.


Endless Summer Adventures Await at Prince Waikiki



From family-friendly movie nights on the pool deck to live music paired with refreshing cocktails, there is always an exciting curated event for all ages at Prince Waikiki. Whether you prefer relaxation or adventure, our hotel offers endless possibilities. If you’re seeking rejuvenation, our Naio Bliss Spa provides island-inspired treatments for a tranquil escape. Alternatively, you can explore the island by wandering along the picturesque Ala Moana Beach or playing a round of golf at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club, nestled beneath the Waianae mountains. And when it’s time to unwind, retreat to our luxurious accommodations with beautiful ocean views.

Start planning your summer adventure today, and for a limited time, enjoy 25% off Ocean Rooms and Suites, as well as 50% off the Resort Charge. We can’t wait to welcome you to your unforgettable Waikiki getaway!

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