Fall is an exciting time to visit Oahu. The 63rd annual Aloha Festival happens in September. The Aloha Festivals is Hawaii’s premier cultural showcase, preserving the unique traditions of the Islands. It’s a free, month-long celebration of Hawaiian music, dance and history. Other exciting events include The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific, the Kaneohe Bay Air Show, the Aloha Aina Cultural Festival and more....
On Memorial Day, May 25, thousands of people gather at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park for the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away.
Festivals & Events
Oahu is home to the largest number of festivals and events in Hawaii. Each year, visitors have the opportunity to connect with the local community and experience renowned events that showcase the island’s rich arts and culture scene, the world’s top amateur and professional sporting competitions and championships, and the many ethnic celebrations that are exclusive to Hawaii.
On Memorial Day, May 25, thousands of people gather at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park for the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. At sundown, more than 3,000 candlelit lanterns are set afloat on the ocean, a traditional Buddhist rite originating in Japan. The ceremony serves to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in war, pay respect to ancestors and loved ones who have passed away, and pray for a harmonious and peaceful future. The ceremony also features live entertainment by local and international musicians, as well as inspiring messages. www.lanternfloatinghawaii.com
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is ideally located for many of Oahu's most popular attractions. The following activities may be arranged through our Concierge:
Golf ~ A wide range of golf courses are available nearby and include such renowned courses as Ko Olina Golf Club, Ko’olau and Royal Hawaiian Country Club. We can arrange tee times, transportation and equipment.
Tennis ~ Court time, lessons, ball machine and fitness trainer are all available at a nearby tennis facility just 20 minutes away by car.
Bicycles for the Complimentary Use of Kahala Guests ~ The Kahala neighborhood is a great area for bicycle enthusiasts. For the pleasure of our guests, our Concierge Desk has available 4 bicycles that guests can use for maximum 3 hour periods. There are two ladies' and two men's bikes available. They can be used up to sundown or 7.30 pm whichever is earlier with the appropriate helmets, which are for guest use as well. To use these bicycles, guests must register at the Concierge desk and sign the rule sheet and the waiver form. Our concierge staff will take guests out to the bicycles and make sure that everything is in working condition for an enjoyable and safe ride.
Joggers can choose from a variety of routes using our Kahala Jogging Map.