February 4, 2018

Free Hula Show in Waikiki: Kuhio Beach Park :: oahu hawaii

So you’ve gotten back to your Waikiki hotel after a full day of activities and adventures around Oahu. You’re feeling like you want to take it easy but not quite yet retire for the night!

What a perfect time to sit back, relax, enjoy the sunset, and take in some Hawaiian music with a Hawaiian cultural show on Waikiki Beach! 😉


The free hula show in Waikiki!

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, there’s a chance for you to get a taste of Hawaiian culture right in the heart of Waikiki!

You’ll be treated to authentic Hawaiian music and Hawaiian dancing. The show starts off with a torch lighting ceremony and the blowing of a conch shell.

The Hawaiian cultural show takes place outdoors right on the beach at sunset starting around 6pm or 6:30pm depending on the time of year. November, December, January starts at 6pm, and the rest of the year starts at 6:30pm.

Timings are subject to change and cancellation. Occasionally there are days that the show will not be happening. Check the calendar of events at the Waikiki Improvement Association as your arrival date to Hawaii gets closer. The calendar is out 1-2 months in advance and will tell you any days that there is no show.

Being an outdoor show, the show is also weather dependent and could be cancelled due to inclement weather.

And if you’re looking for further cultural experiences when in Hawaii, be sure to check out the best cultural tours on Oahu.

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Where the hula show is located: Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki

Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki where a free Hawaiian cultural show takes place in evenings at sunset

This free hula show takes place at the Kuhio Beach Mound at Kuhio Beach Park. The above picture shows the scenes of the mound during the day.

The grassy area you see some people lounging out is the space for you to sit and enjoy the show!

The three torches you see there get lit with fire during the torch lighting ceremony before the hula show begins.

Torch lighting ceremony before hula show starts at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki.

The makeshift stage is away from the beach side where the performers do their thing, so the beach will be behind you as you watch the show.

Free hula show on Oahu at Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki.

And while you’re waiting for the show to begin, you have the views of the sunset on the beach…

Waikiki hula show: Free hula show on Waikiki Beach at sunset with Hawaiian music and dance, Oahu Hawaii


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