Things to do in August in Hawaii
During the last month of summer, eat a gyro, fly a plane and hike the Makapuu trail.
3660 On the Rise Summer Specials
Skip cooking over a hot stove and treat yourself to a $27, three-course dinner. Tuesday through Friday evenings, enjoy a cremini mushroom soup, Lydell’s Famous Meatloaf with truffle gravy and a vanilla bean panna cotta with roasted strawberries. 3660.com.
National Lighthouse Day
Celebrate with a hike to the Makapuu Lighthouse. You can walk near the lighthouse and take in stunning views along the trail.
Ke Kani O Ke Kai
Listen to the sounds of Hookena while enjoying food from Hula Grill Waikiki on the lawn of the Waikiki Aquarium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. waquarium.org
Ohina Short Film Festival
The short-film showcase at Doris Duke Theatre highlights local filmmakers. ohina.org.
Biggest Little Airshow on Ford Island
Witness two days of soaring remote-controlled planes, display aircrafts and the Birds of Paradise Airshow Team. The show also has prize drawings, entertainment and hangar tours. pacificaviationmuseum.org.
Commemorate the life and athleticism of Duke Kahanamoku during the ninth annual Duke’s Oceanfest, featuring swimming, surfing, stand-up paddling, beach volleyball and more. dukefoundation.org.
Owl City concert
On tour with John Mayer and Maroon 5 this summer, Adam Young—the man behind Owl City—will make a one-night pit stop in Honolulu. He’ll perform at Pipeline Cafe; tickets are $26. bampproject.com.
30th Annual Greek Festival
Feast on gyros and learn a Greek folk dance at this year’s Greek Festival. Last year, 20,000 turned out for the two-day event, which also features other ethnic food and drinks, jewelry booths and live music. greekfestivalhawaii.com.