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June 2021: Activate Summer Mode with Sweet Treats, New Shops, & a Special Giveaway!

June 04, 2021

3 pineapple-shaped cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company on top of sliced lemons on an aqua blue water background with the words "June 2021: Activate Summer Mode with Sweet Treats, New Shops, & a Special Giveaway!" underneath.


Although Hawaii enjoys picture-perfect weather year-round, we can definitely tell when summer has landed in the islands. With temperatures rising, an increase of visitors flying in for vacation, and practically everyone flocking to the beach, it’s amazing how much progress we’ve made compared to 2020. While we’re not out of the woods yet, our return to “normal” feels promising as long as locals and visitors continue to respect each other, the environment, and all local mandates.

To kick off June in Hawaii, we’ve got a bunch of new offerings and new stores to look forward to, including a special giveaway. Read on to see what we’ve got brewing at Waikiki Beach Walk.

Enter Waikiki Beach Walk’s 2021 Father’s Day Giveaway

Indigo blue aloha shirt with surfboard design by Kahala for Waikiki Beach Walk's 2021 father's day giveaway
Photo credit: Kahala

Just in time for Father’s Day, Waikiki Beach Walk will be hosting a special giveaway in partnership with Kahala, Hawaii’s oldest operating apparel company and the first to manufacture aloha shirts.

The giveaway will take place on our Instagram page (@waikikibeachwalk) from June 11th – 18th, where one lucky winner will receive a Shaping Room aloha shirt in charcoal. Handcrafted in Honolulu, the shirt’s artwork features vintage and modern surfboard sketches that dad is sure to love.

The contest is limited to those who can pick up the prize in store. Keep an eye on the @waikikibeachwalk Instagram page for entry details. Good luck!

Beach Walk Market is Now Twice a Week!

Various body butter jars, lip balms, and roller perfumes on a table at Beach Walk Market, a farmers market in Waikiki.
 
We recently added a second day to our weekly farmers market event, which takes place from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. around the Plaza Stage. Now you can pick up authentic, Hawaii-made gifts, souvenirs, and snacks every Monday and Wednesday right in Waikiki.

To learn more about some of the local vendors you can find at our farmers market, click here.

Honolulu Cookie Company Has Reopened

3 lemon-flavored cookies in the shape of a pineapple laying on marble next to slices of lemon and a yellow popsicle.
Photo credit: Honolulu Cookie Company
 
If you haven’t heard yet, Honolulu Cookie Company’s Waikiki Beach Walk location has reopened as of last month. Known for its iconic pineapple shape, a box of premium shortbread treats makes a sweet gift for any occasion and is an essential Hawaii souvenir for visitors looking to bring the spirit of aloha back home to friends and family.
 
For summer, Honolulu Cookie Company has brought back their fan-favorite Lemon Collection, which features citrus zest baked right into the shortbread to give it an addictive tangy yet sweet flavor. Hand-dipped in a creamy white chocolate coating, it’s the summer treat that’ll have you reaching for more. Available while supplies last.

New Stores You May Have Missed

Multiple paintings hanging on black walls above red, leather sofas in a room at Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery in Waikiki.
Photo credit: Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery
 
Last month, two exciting new businesses joined our Waikiki shopping center: Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery and Oahu Honey Co.

As the largest art dealer in the world, Park West brings some of the greatest names in classical and contemporary art to Honolulu. Peruse the incredible works of Picasso, Rembrandt, and more through a collection of exhibits that are free to the public. In addition to a memorable and educational experience, Park West offers artwork for sale at a range of prices.

Oahu Honey Co. specializes in producing raw Hawaiian honey treats (like Hawaiian honey ice cream, jam, and cookie butter) as well as artisanal products (such as candles, soap, and reef-safe sunscreen). By partnering with Absolute Termite & Pest Control Hawaii, this local company works to conserve the bee population by rescuing and re-housing honeybees at farms throughout Oahu.

To see our complete list of Waikiki shops, click here.
 
Oahu Honey Co. interior showing locally made Hawaiian Honey products on black shelves.
 

Mele Hali‘a Hawaiian Music is Back!

Our Sunday concert special, Mele Hali‘a: "To Recall Fondly" the Brilliant Music of Hawaiʻi, will be returning this month on Sunday, June 20th. Helping us celebrate the return of this Waikiki event is local legend, Ledward Kaapana, a master of stringed instruments including the Hawaiian slack key guitar.

The event runs from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. See you there!

Stay Connected with Center-wide WiFi

Smart phone screen showing Wi-Fi switched on and SpectrumWiFi under "Choose a Network."
 

On the go? Take advantage of total internet access while shopping, dining, and enjoying activities at Waikiki Beach Walk. The shopping center now offers WiFi through Spectrum in the common areas, including the Plaza stage, front lawn, and the mall’s 2nd floor. When connecting, just select “SpectrumWiFi” from the list of available networks or download the My Spectrum app to connect automatically.

WiFi is free to all Spectrum internet subscribers, and it is available to guests for a 30-minute free trial.

Check Out These Other Free Activities in Waikiki

Weekly Hawaiian Music Performance

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

Stop by the Plaza Stage every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for a live Hawaiian music show in Waikiki. Our weekly Ku Ha'aheo showcase is a free event that features both classic and contemporary Hawaiian music and dance. Guests can also watch it via live stream on the Waikiki Beach Walk Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Royal Room

2 acoustic guitars draped with lei & propped up next to a black & white photo at the Royal Room in Waikiki
 
Interested in a free cultural experience about art and music in Hawaii? Then add The Royal Room to your itinerary of things to do in Waikiki. The interactive gallery was created in partnership with the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame to highlight Hawaii’s rich musical heritage as well as the art and significance of Hawaiian feather lei making. The Royal Room is also part classroom, offering various Hawaiian culture workshops and seminars.

For more details about The Royal Room, click here.

Free Hula Classes

Multicolored banner featuring the words Ka Lei Hula on the left and a female hula dancer on the right.
 
If you’re searching for an easy and fun hula lesson, join our free Ka Lei Hula class every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Get moving and grooving to our favorite Hawaiian songs to kick start your morning. Masks are mandatory for this class and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Spots are limited to 10 people per class, so be sure to sign up at the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page.