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Waikiki Beach Walk Offers a Slate of Complimentary Cultural Programming in September

August 28, 2023

HONOLULU (August 28, 2023)  Waikiki Beach Walk is home to some of Hawaii’s greatest unique shopping experiences with locally made products, award-winning restaurants, nightlife, and complimentary, authentic Hawaiian entertainment, making Waikiki Beach Walk a slice of Hawai’i life, popular with visitors and residents.

Sunday, September 10 – Mele Hali‘a Sunday Showcase, 5 to 6 p.m.
Huapala! A Kamehameha Schools All Wahine Hawaiian Musical Quartet will headline the monthly musical showcase, Mele Hali‘a, on Sunday, September 10 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Four talented senior students from the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus will perform on behalf of Hawaii's young, up and coming entertainers of the future. Imua! 
Mele Hali‘a features the finest in Hawaiian musical entertainment by some of Hawai‘i’s most exceptional, award-winning artists on one special Sunday each month. All performances are free of charge.
Friday, September 22 - 69th annual Aloha Festivals Celebration at Waikiki Beach Walk, 4:30 to 6 p.m., sponsored by Outrigger Resorts & Hotels and Waikiki Beach Walk
The month-long Aloha Festivals celebration includes musical tribute and special appearance at Waikiki Beach Walk by this year’s Aloha Festivals Royal Court*, who don regalia that was traditionally worn only by aliʻi (ruling chiefs) of the highest rank. As representatives of Hawaiʻi’s past, the Aloha Festivals Royal Court ensures the festival is rooted in the most cherished traditions of Hawaiʻi. Complementing these cultural protocols is a bountiful lineup of hula and musical performances for a special afternoon in the heart of Waikīkī.
Enjoy Hawaiian Entertainment:
  • Kumu Hula Blaine Kamalani Kia & The Women of Hālau Ka Waikahe Lani Mālie & The Men of Hālau Kahulaliwai.
  • Hawaiian Music by Kekaniwai featuring Abert Kia with Kalei Kahalewai & Blaine Kia (of Kamanawa).
  • Special Guests: The appearance of the "official" Aloha Festivals Royal Court (courtesy of Aloha Festivals).*
  • Special presentation: Outrigger Hotel and Resort partners; Presentation of gifts.
  • Further details/appearances to be announced! *subject to change
Saturday, September 23 – Aloha Festivals Waikīkī Hoʻolauleʻa, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The 69th annual Aloha Festivals hosts Hawai'i's largest block party with the Annual Waikīkī Ho'olaule'a. The Waikiki Beach Walk sponsor stage (Lewers St.) will rock the evening with top local artists, award-winning hālau hula, and more. Kalākaua Avenue will be transformed with booths showcasing Hawai‘i cuisine, crafts and culture.
“As part of our commitment to ‘Mālama Hawai‘i,’ Waikiki Beach Walk invites travelers to experience the Hawaiian Islands on a deeper level with a greater emphasis on connecting with our culture. By highlighting our rich history and important cultural practices such as music and dance, it is our goal to perpetuate and share Hawai‘i’s mo‘olelo (stories) with our residents and visitors,” said Blaine Kamalani Kia, entertainment director and cultural advisor to Waikiki Beach Walk.
More Hawaiian Music and Cultural Programming in Fall 2023
Waikiki Beach Walk continues to host an amazing array of complimentary music and cultural programming throughout 2023. (All performances are weather permitting.)
  • Every Tuesday, it’s “Kū Ha‘aheo” at the Plaza Stage, with live Hawaiian entertainment from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Mālama Hawaii – Learn Ukulele Basics at The Ukulele Store. Complimentary daily lessons are offered at The Ukulele Store at Waikiki Beach Walk taught by Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Tyler Gilman. 11:15 a.m. Reservations required. (808) 888-5469.
  • The Royal Room/Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame at Waikiki Beach Walk is the place to go for Hawaiian music history and other cultural programming, with live streams on the 21st of each month as part of the “Make Music Hawaii” series.
  • The Royal Room hosts free Feather Flower classes every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your class by calling ahead at (808) 499-7408.
  • Waikiki Beach Walk Open Market on Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m. The lively experience provides an eco-friendly way to support local businesses, while discovering truly one-of-a-kind souvenirs, handmade art, and snacks to take home for yourself or as a gift to someone special.
Kahala, manufacturer of the original Aloha Shirt since 1936, has introduced “brrr ®” fabric technology, proven to keep the wearer cooler. Kahala’s new “brrr ®” Polo shirt has active wicking, cooling mineral composition, and rapid drying features that work to immediately and continually reduce the temperature of the skin.  The “brrr ®” technology is available in many styles, from contemporary themes to Kahala’s vintage and legacy designs. 
Honolulu Cookie Co. celebrates the arrival of the fall season with a NEW Hawaii-inspired Taro cookie and its returning seasonal flavors, Pumpkin and White Chocolate Pumpkin.  As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration, they are collaborating with Taro Brand from HPC Foods, Ltd. and will release a limited-edition Fall Collection Box (16 cookies, 5 flavors) where for every box sold, a portion of the net proceeds will support two local lo’i (taro farming) organizations: Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi and Ho'okua'āina

Painting of a rainbow colored figure holding an umbrellaPark West Fine Art Museum & Gallery expands their Peter Max collection with the traveling exhibition “Peter Max: 50 Years of Cosmic Dreaming.”. Max began his work as an imaginative pop artist who transformed over time to become the master of Neo-Expressionism, perpetuating him to become a staple in contemporary American culture. Park West Hawaii is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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Waikiki Beach Walk is a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district on Lewers Street between Kalakaua Avenue and Kalia Road in Waikīkī. The more than 94,000 sq. ft. center boasts some of Hawaii’s greatest boutique shopping experiences with locally made products, award-winning restaurants, nightlife, and world renown Hawaiian entertainment, making Waikiki Beach Walk a slice of Hawai’i life, popular with visitors and residents. For information, visit or Follow Waikiki Beach Walk on Facebook, Instagram @waikikibeachwalk and Twitter @WaikikiBeachwlk with #waikikibeachwalk #waikikishopping.

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