Things to Do in July in Hawaii

July is as diverse as the island itself, with big hit concerts, kimchee appreciation and beloved musicals.

Fourth of July

July 3 – 4

What’s Independence Day without fireworks? If you want big and beautiful, Aloha Tower, Ala Moana Center and Turtle Bay Resort all satisfy. Each locale offers food and entertainment, and a spectacular ka-boom finale.

Jim Nabors and Guests

July 4

If a musical Fourth of July
sounds more your speed, Matt Catingub conducts a program of patriotic music performed by Grammy-nominee Amy Hanaialii and other local artists.

ArtSpree 2012

July 14

Shakespeare, face painting, art-mural demos, zumba, live music and a balloon monsoon? The Academy’s annual family day is an eclectic mix of good art fun.

11th Annual Korean Festival

July 14 –15

From flavorful bibimbap to powerful taekwondo, celebrate the best of Korean culture with food, dance, music and more.

Singin’ in the Rain

July 20 – August 5

In 1952, Gene Kelly made it cool to sing and dance your heart out in the rain. Diamond Head Theatre revisits the classic production “Singin’ in the Rain” this month.

photo: courtesy diamond head theatre

photo: courtesy jason tanega

24th Annual Ukulele Festival

July 22

Head down to Kapiolani Park for a day dedicated to all things ukulele, including give-aways, performances and lessons.

Hawaii Bridal Expo

July 27 – 29

Planning on tying the knot? Just dreaming about it? Either way, wedding professionals will be on hand with expert advice. Swoon over fashion shows, search through gown sales and score giveaways for your special day.

photo: courtesy bamp

Bloc Party

July 30

The Republik, Hawaii’s newest concert venue, debuts this month with British band Bloc Party. Expect to rock out to music à la Radiohead, The Smiths and Sonic Youth.