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Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: September 19—23, 2019

Watch TV premieres on the beach, try vegetarian foods, and cheer on pro volleyballers and women paddlers.


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Alex OʻLoughlin at the 2016 Hawaii Five-0 Sunset on the Beach Season 7 Premiere.
Photo: Diane Lee


Hawai‘i Five-0 and Magnum P.IBeach Party

SEPTEMBER 19, 5:30 P.M. festivities begin with red carpet then concert; premieres about 7:45 p.m.

Yes, it’s been a decade since CBS debuted a revamped Hawai‘i Five-0 with Alex OʻLoughlin and Scott Caan bringing their own brand of angsty crimefighting while careening through our fabulous scenery. Show up for a special Sunset on the Beach event that will include a kick-off for the second season of the reboot of Magnum P.I. as well. Expect Peter Lenkov, the executive producer of both shows to stroll the red carpet along with the stars of both shows. Grammy-award-winning pop rock band Train takes the stage before the shows hit that big beachfront screen. Then get ready to watch the first episodes of both series more than a week before the rest of the country.

Free, Queen’s Surf Beach2715 Kalākaua Ave.


SEE ALSO: 7 Tips for Surviving the Hawai‘i Five-0 Season Six Premiere in Waikīkī


VegFest O‘ahu 2019

SEPTEMBER 21,11:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Explore a plant-based life by trying some new vegetarian foods, learning from cooking demos, trying a mini-class in Nia or learning about climate change. We’ll be looking for the cauliflower shawarma wraps, jackfruit tacos, mushroom tamales and kalo brownies along with ecofriendly info, fashion and products. Grab your refillable water bottle and meet us there.

Free, Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds near the Sky Gate sculpture, vegfestoahu.com


SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to Living Your Best Vegetarian Life at the 2019 VegFest O‘ahu

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Photo: Josh Glazebrook


Hawai‘i Open: AVP Beach Volleyball

SEPTEMBER 20-21, 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. SEPTEMBER  22, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Get set for powerful beach volleyball with pro athletes from all over the country hitting three courts in Waikīkī for the eighth and final leg of the 2019 pro volleyball tour. The Association of Volleyball Professionals returns with the Hawai‘i Open presented by Hawai‘i Tourism offering fans a chance to watch world-class athletes battling for title and prize money, check out giveaways and athlete meet ’n’ greets. Stay tuned for our video with the McKibbin brothers Maddison and Riley, who grew up on O‘ahu, credited as the only brothers in the history of the sport to have played together in high school (at Punahou), college, professionally overseas and now professionally on the beach on the AVP tour. 

Free to watch, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, 2055 Kālia Road, avp.ticketspice.com


Out of Many, One—A Multicultural Festival

SEPTEMBER 21, 10 A.M TO 3 P.M.

Celebrating the commonality of Hawai‘i’s immigration stories, the Korean American Foundation Hawai‘i is hosting a multiethnic food and entertainment festival at Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village. Enjoy free food samplings (taro, Portuguese bean soup, fried udon, bibim kuksu and pancit bihon), film showings and performances, as well as guided tours of the ethnic plantation homes. The event is using the theme of E Pluribus Unum, the unofficial U.S. motto that means “out of many, one,” to promote the concept of strength through diversity and unity through shared experiences. 

Free admission, Hawai‘i’s Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St., Waipahu, kafoundationhi.org


Nā Wāhine O Ke Kai 2019


Founded in 1979, this event was christened “women of the sea” to underscore the importance of this women-only event.  This marks the 41st year of the world’s most prestigious female-only outrigger canoe race from Moloka‘i’s Hale O Lono Harbor to Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon in Waikīkī.

Free to watch, 2005 Kālia Road, nawahineokekai.com


SEE ALSO: The 25 Best Events on O‘ahu in September

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Plus: Coming Up

HONOLULU Magazine’s Rosé Soirée Presented by Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.

The event may be a month away, but this heat has us dreaming of sipping something cool at next month’s Rosé Soirée. Enjoy a selection of refreshing rosé wines and small bites from some of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants that include 12th Ave Grill, Feast and Pai Honolulu. New this year, treat yourself to a pampering station by Heaven on Earth Salon & Day Spa. And if you’re looking to upgrade your evening, VIP ticketholders get in an hour early, plus access to the VIP lounge as well as exclusive dishes from Senia. A portion of the evening’s proceeds benefit Hoʻōla Nā Pua. Cheers!

$65 general, $95 VIP, IBM Building courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.


SEE ALSO: HONOLULU Magazine’s 2018 Rosé Soirée Photo Gallery


Stone Beer Dinner

Wednesday, September 18  |  7–9 p.m.

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Doja Cat Live in Honolulu

Thursday, September 19  |  8-10 p.m.

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Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22   |  6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m.

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I’m A Bright Kid Foundation And Palikū Theatre Present Children Of Eden

Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22  |  7:30 p.m. & 4p.m.

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Bishop Museum Presents Spineless Wonders: Rising From the Deep Exhibition

September 21 thru March 29 |  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Clean up Mākua Beach with Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i and Nā Kama Kai

Saturday, September 21  |  9 a.m.

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ALOHA FESTIVALS Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a 2019

Saturday, September 21  |  6–9:30 p.m.

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Salt Celebrates Oktoberfest With Food, Fun, Live Music and More

Saturday, September 21  |  5 p.m.

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Looking for more things to do? Check out our events calendar.


Looking for fun new ways to experience the city? HONOLULU’s got you covered with HNLTix, your brand-new local resource for all things social—fundraisers, concerts, comedy shows, expos and everything in between. Discover your next can’t-miss event, share your favorites with friends, or promote your own event and sell tickets online. To see what’s coming up next in Honolulu, visit HNLTix.com.


Read more stories by Robbie Dingeman 



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