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Waikiki Beach Walk Goes Big For Aloha Festivals

September 16, 2022 to September 18, 2022
Hula dancer wearing a purple dress, mid-dance with her hand up in the air

Waikiki Beach Walk has been committed to preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture since its opening in 2007. This commitment is evident in weekly presentations of music and hula, along with singular special presentations throughout the year.
Since few things are as special for Oahu as the annual Aloha Festivals, Waikiki Beach Walk has some very special events as part of this fabulous celebration, which returns in full this month after 2 years of pandemic-reduced activity.
This superb schedule of events starts with the Aloha Festival’s Royal Court making an appearance at Waikiki Beach Walk.


Court members in traditional Hawaiian royalty dress
The Hawaiian Royal Court will be making an appearance at Waikiki Beach Walk on Friday September 16
PHOTO CREDIT: Waikiki Beach Walk

The Royal Court is a grand ceremony with Native Hawaiian representatives dressed in majestic regalia that was worn only by Hawaii’s aliʻi (ruling chiefs) of the highest rank to honor Hawai’i’s royal past.  
Their appearance is a rare and solemn tribute to the grandeur of past kingdom of Hawaii, and complementing this magnificent presentation is a special presentation of gifts to the Court and an outstanding lineup of hula and musical performances that includes...
  • Kumu Hula Blaine Kamalani Kia
  • Hula by The Women of Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie
  • Hula by The Men of Hālau Kahulaliwai
  • Hawaiian Music by Kekaniwai featuring Albert Kia with Kalei Kahalewai and Blaine Kia (of
  • Kamanawa)
Catch this very special event on Friday, September 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Waikiki Beach Walk.


Drone shot of Waikiki Beach Walk lawn area filled with people
Waikiki Beach Walk will have an exciting lineup of Hawaiian music and hula as part of the 2022 Aloha Festivals huge Ho’olaulea
PHOTO CREDIT: Waikiki Beach Walk

One of the premiere events of the annual Aloha Festivals is the Ho’olaulea ...where Kalakaua Avenue is transformed into one of the world’s biggest block parties, with booths highlighting Hawaii cuisine, crafts and culture.
Waikiki Beach Walk will be an exciting part of this with a fabulous presentation of award-winning Hawaiian music, hula and more on Saturday, September 17 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza ...which is one of the best places to enjoy Hawaiian music and hula in Waikiki.  
Our lineup for this evening is...
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Kekoa Correa (2022 KKPG Talent Search winner)
  • 7:30 – 9:00 pm: Kamakakehau Fernandez


Ensemble members in matching gray shirts
The Kamehameha Schools’ Hawaiian Ensemble will perform September 18 at the Plaza at Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza.
Photo courtesy of Beachboyphotography

This fantastic weekend ends with our special Mele Halia presentation on Sunday, September 18 with the Kamehameha Schools’ Hawaiian Ensemble.
Founded in 1998, the Kamehameha Schools’ Hawaiian Ensemble was organized to provide interested students an opportunity to practice, demonstrate and share their Hawaiian culture through mele, hula, and oli (chants).
This collection of student talent from across the Hawaiian island chain represents some of the most talented Native Hawaiian youth in Hawai’i today performing an extensive repertoire of Hawaiian songs, hula and chant. 
Catch this vibrant showcase of talented native Hawaiian youth from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza.



Waikiki Beach Walk Goes Big For Aloha Festivals