August 2021: News & Changes You Should Know at Waikiki Beach Walk

August 20, 2021

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Recently, COVID cases have been on the rise in Hawaii, leading to new restrictions on Oahu. As always, Waikiki Beach Walk remains committed to providing a safe environment for our shoppers, restaurant guests, and activity attendees. The shopping center remains open daily, but with some changes to ensure that we are following all government mandates. Keep reading to learn the latest news from Waikiki Beach Walk.

Mobile COVID Vaccine Clinic Available on 8/21/21

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On Saturday, August 21st, Hawaii Pacific Health will be hosting a mobile clinic for those who have yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. From 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., you can find the Mobile Vaccine Bus parked along Beachwalk Road near the entrance to Embassy Suites. At this location, Hawaii Pacific Health will be offering a shot of Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson. Pre-register by going to their website online or calling (808) 462-5460. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Event Changes at Waikiki Beach Walk

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A few of our free weekly events have been affected following the governor’s latest announcement restricting outdoor gatherings to 25 people maximum. To start, our live Hawaiian music and hula dance performance, Ku Ha'aheo, will be returning to a live stream format for the time being. Tune into Waikiki Beach Walk’s official Facebook and Instagram pages every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. as our resident cultural advisor, Blaine Kia, leads this popular concert from his home.

Our weekly Beach Walk Farmers Market, where you can find locally made gifts, snacks, and souvenirs, has been suspended until further notice. The shopping center will also be postponing Mele Hali‘a, our monthly Hawaiian music series featuring award-winning performers, to later dates. Please keep checking back to find out the new schedule for Mele Hali‘a.
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The good news is that there are still a couple of weekly events that remain unaffected by Oahu’s new COVID restrictions. Feather flower making classes will continue on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in The Royal Room, a hybrid museum and classroom space on the 2nd floor of Waikiki Beach Walk. Led by the renowned masters of Nā Lima Mili Hulu Noʻeau (meaning “skilled hands that touch the feathers”), classes are capped at 4 spots per session, so reservations must be made by calling (808) 499-7408.

To learn more about the other cultural experiences The Royal Room offers, click here.
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Our free Ka Lei Hula class will also move forward every Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Masks are mandatory and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Sign up by visiting the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page and learn how to perform Hawaii’s graceful storytelling dance.

Get 25% Off Your Last Escape of the Summer

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Squeeze in one last escape before summer ends by booking an exciting escape room game at Breakout Waikiki. From now until 8/31/21, Breakout Waikiki will be offering 25% off escape rooms for groups of 4+ people when using the code FAM4PACK. Valid Monday through Thursday only. Offers cannot be combined.
To book your escape room, go to

Coming Soon to the Shopping Center: Musubi Cafe Iyasume

Variety of spam musubis with different toppings including avocado, egg, shiso, & kim chee from Musubi Cafe Iyasume, which will be opening soon at Waikiki Beach Walk.
Photo credit: Musubi Cafe Iyasume

Here’s something to look forward to: Musubi Cafe Iyasume is coming to Waikiki Beach Walk! This iconic shop has become known for serving a wide variety of musubis (nori-wrapped rice balls that often come with different toppings or fillings). Iyasume’s menu also includes bentos (takeout plates), donburi (steamed rice bowls with fish, meat, and/or vegetables), oden (Japanese hot pot stew), and other local favorites with a Japanese twist.

The musubi shop is scheduled to open October 2021 on the first floor. For more information, visit