Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in Honolulu: September 5–10, 2019

Fundraisers and food festivals and the Four Seasons, oh my! Say goodbye to summer and say hello to an eventful fall season.

2019 Hale ‘Aina Awards Celebration Presented by First Hawaiian Bank

PHOTO: David Croxford


2019 Hale ‘Aina Awards Celebration Presented by First Hawaiian Bank

Saturday, September 7  |  6:30–9:30 p.m.

HONOLULU Magazine has gone Gold with its biggest foodie event of the year. The Hale ‘Aina Celebration presented by First Hawaiian Bank brings together some of our Best Restaurant winners so you can dine on unlimited dishes and sips, for the first time set against the amazing sunset from the ‘Alohilani Resort’s Swell Deck. Treat yourself and purchase a VIP ticket, which includes early admission, access to additional dishes and an air-conditioned lounge.

$125–$4,000, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach, 2490 Kalākaua Ave., Swell Pool Deck. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here.



SEE ALSO: Why You’ll Want to be a VIP at the 2019 Hale ‘Aina Awards at ‘Alohilani Resort in Waikīkī


Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7  |  8 p.m.


Thanks to the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli has been enjoying a pop culture comeback. And we’re here for it. The original lead singer of the 1960s doo-wop quartet—and only original member still performing with the group—and his band bring the nostalgic tunes to the Blaisdell for two shows. Oh, what a night … or weekend.

Blaisdell Concert Hall, $59.50–$145,


Pau Hana for Literacy

Thursday, September 5  |  6–9 p.m.

Hawai‘i Literacy organization estimates 1 in 6 adults in our state struggles with reading and writing. Word up with this pau hana fundraiser. Tickets include two drinks, dinner and dessert and support the organization’s five free literacy programs for adults and keiki. Meet the man behind Murphy’s and the 11th annual fundraiser.

Murphy’s Bar & Grill, $45,


PhotoCon Hawai‘i 2019

Thursday, September 5–Sunday, September 8  |  10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Chinatown First Friday

Friday, September 6  |  Starts at 5 p.m.

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Anna Lunoe Live in Honolulu

Friday, September 6  |  10 p.m.–midnight

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


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