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July 2021: Keep the Summer Fun Going at Waikiki Beach Walk

July 28, 2021

Shoppers outside of ABC Stores & other store fronts at Waikiki Beach Walk on a sunny day with the words "July 2021: Keep the Summer Fun Going at Waikiki Beach Walk" underneath.

Summer continues to bring clear skies, endless sunshine, and breezy trade winds to the islands, giving us weather that’s as perfect as ever. While that’s not exactly new in Hawaii, what IS new can be found right at the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping center. From jewelry to art to delicious treats, be sure to add these stops to the itinerary when planning your upcoming visit to Waikiki.

Kolohe Launches a New Jewelry Collection

3 types of gold chain necklaces & gold hoops on a light tan table
Photo credit: Oasis by Kolohe

Oasis by Kolohe, a semi-fine jewelry boutique on the first floor of Waikiki Beach Walk, has been leading a new way of luxury through handcrafted, custom-made jewelry. The locally owned brand recently launched its first summer capsule collection, Kolohe Girl Summer, which features a variety of stunning gold earrings, bracelets, anklets, and body chains that can be worn at the beach and in the water. That means you can go from a quick sunset surf session straight to dinner without worrying about tarnish.

See the full collection here and visit Oasis by Kolohe to shop!

Visit Holokai Catamaran’s New Check-in Location

Catamaran marked "Holokai" docked on the sand with Diamond Head in the background.
Photo credit: Holokai Catamaran

Are you ready to set sail across Hawaii’s beautiful blue ocean with Holokai Catamaran? On the day of your snorkeling adventure, afternoon cruise, or sunset sail reservation, don’t forget to check in at the new greeting area on Waikiki Beach Walk’s upper level next to The Royal Room and Hele Mai Salon.

Fully equipped with spacious seating, a netted splash area for lounging, a Bluetooth sound system, and an onboard bar stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Holokai Catamaran offers both action and relaxation off the shores of Waikiki. Kamaʻāina and military rates are also available.

Book a cruise or tour today at https://www.sailholokai.com.

Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery Starts Hosting New Art Seminars

Interior gallery walls filled with various colorful paintings at Park West Hawaii in Waikiki Beach Walk.
Photo credit: Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery

As the world’s largest art dealer, Park West Hawaii houses an impressive collection of classic and contemporary masterpieces by some of the most famous artists of all time. The vibrant museum and gallery is free to the public and open seven days a week, meaning everyone can enjoy a fine art experience with works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Peter Max, and more.

Park West’s latest offering comes in the form of free art seminars from Sunday through Thursday at 1:00 p.m. each day. Guests attending a seminar will receive a complimentary cocktail (if you’re 21 and over), a free unframed artwork, and a $500 gallery credit.

For more information, call (808) 859-4871 or visit https://www.parkwestgallery.com/hawaii.

Honolulu Cookie Company Releases New Seasonal Flavor

Brown Honolulu Cookie Company box next to cookies dipped in green matcha-infused chocolate, green tea powder, & mochi.
Photo credit: Honolulu Cookie Company

If you’re searching for a gift or something sweet for yourself, look no further than Honolulu Cookie Company. This time, the iconic pineapple-shaped treat is getting a special green tea treatment. Take a bite out of a classic Butter Macadamia shortbread cookie dipped in creamy, matcha-infused white chocolate for a flavor that’s a little sweet, yet a little earthy.
 
Don’t miss out! Matcha Dipped Macadamia is only here for a limited time while supplies last, so stop by Honolulu Cookie Company’s boutique on Lewers Street to grab a box.

Free Weekly Activities Worth Checking Out in Waikiki

Beach Walk Market

Farmers market booth with custom, multicolored mini surfboards.

Our weekly farmers market event is a wonderful place full of Hawaii-made snacks, gifts, souvenirs, and other unique finds. Stop by the Plaza Stage area every Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to pick up something cool. For a list of our usual vendors, click here.

Local Hawaiian Music

3 men in black shirts & red leis singing into microphones & strumming guitars.

Every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Waikiki Beach Walk puts on the Ku Ha'aheo musical showcase, a free event featuring both classic and contemporary Hawaiian music and dance. If you can’t come down in person, tune into the live stream on our official Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Royal Room + Free Feather Flower Classes

2 acoustic guitars draped with lei & propped up next to a black & white photo at the Royal Room in Waikiki

Created in partnership with the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, The Royal Room is a free cultural experience highlighting the history of music in Hawaii and the art of feather lei making, which was historically reserved for Hawaii’s ancient royal class.

The interactive gallery/classroom also offers Hawaiian culture workshops, such as free feather flower classes taught by the renowned Nā Lima Mili Hulu Noʻeau (meaning “skilled hands that touch the feathers”). Classes take place every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. There are only 4 spots available per class, so please reserve in advance by calling (808) 499-7408.

For more on what The Royal Room offers, click here.

Ka Lei Hula Classes

Multicolored banner featuring the words Ka Lei Hula on the left and a female hula dancer on the right.

Head to the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page to sign up for a fun, free hula class every Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Groove along to a playlist of our favorite Hawaiian songs while learning some of the rhythms and movements of Hawaii’s treasured storytelling dance. Masks are mandatory for this class and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Spots are limited to 10 people per class.