Things to Do in August in Hawaii

Enjoy the Bard, grab a cup of Hawaii-grown Joe and paddle in honor of the Duke.

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Jeff Tweedy Solo Performance

August 4

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see Wilco’s lead singer and mastermind Jeff Tweedy at the Hawaii Theatre. This will be the Grammy Award-winning artist’s first appearance in Hawaii.


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 25th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake

August 6-13

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for Bowl for Kid’s Sake, a fundraiser. Enjoy a two-hour bowl-session, food and entertainment. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed for this year’s theme, “Space Odyssey.”



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Shakespeare Festival’s Henry the Fourth part 2

August 12-21

This performance is directed by Tony Pisculli and is a sequel to last year’s Henry the Fourth part 1. It will finalize Prince Hal’s endeavor towards kingship and his rejection of his companions.



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16th Annual Made In Hawaii Festival

August 19-21

Featuring products from more than 450 exhibitors. Shop for food, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, crafts, produce and more.



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Duke’s Oceanfest

August 24-28

Duke’s Oceanfest raises money for scholarships and for the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation. Activities include longboard surfing, paddleboard racing, swimming, tandem surfing, surf polo, beach volleyball and stand-up paddling.




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Art of Hawaiian Coffee

August 9-16

Fun includes a café latte art contest, tastings, exhibits and seminars, specialty coffees from Hawaii, plus live music and entertainment.




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Ka Himeni Ana 27th Annual Hawaiian Music Competition

August 27

A unique opportunity to hear old-style acoustic Hawaiian music sung in Hawaiian, and played on traditional Hawaiian instruments, at the historic Hawaii Theatre. The music was either created before 1945 or by the musicians themselves.



Greek Festival

August 27-28

Thousands attend this outdoor cultural festival to experience authentic Greek food, folk music, performances and imported wares.