Local Events

Spring in Honolulu (Begins March 20th)

This is one of the best times to visit Honolulu, weather-wise as temperatures hover in the low 80’s.  Springtime in Hawaii is less crowded than fall, and visitors get the added bonus of watching the island’s vegetation spring to life in colorful bursts of bloom.  Surfers appreciate the less crowded line-ups and honeymooners take advantage of more secluded beach areas. 

  • 59th Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair (March 29-30)
  • The Mom Made Market (April 2-3)
  • Hapalua Marathon Registration (April 8-9)
  • 2016 Spring Honolulu National College Fair NACAC April 12
  • Hawaiian Telcom University 2016 April 14
  • 2016 Honolulu Spring Leadership (April 16-17)
  • UH College of Engineering Annual Banquet April 21
  • 2016 Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity (April 25-26)
  • Taking Control Of Your Diabetes April 30
  • Universal Show Queen Pageant...The Ultimate in Boy Beautiful May 7
  • UHM School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene Spring 2016 Nursing Recognition Ceremony May 12
  • Kapiolani Community College Commencement Excercises May 15
  • International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Annual General Convention (May 28 - June 2)
  • International Coral Reef Symposium 2016 (June 18-25)

Summer in Honolulu (Begins June 21st)

You can find some great deals during this time of year, especially if you plan a trip for early summer before most families arrive. Temperatures peak around 90 degrees, but you should still pack layers if you intend to hike at higher elevations.  Summer is the busiest time of year for most vacation destinations, and the weather is at its best.  Hotel recommendation: pick weekdays to tour popular attractions like Pearl Harbor.

  • Department of Education Educational Leadership Institute July 15
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Annual Dinner Sponored by the Hawaii State Bar Foundation August 20
  • 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress (September 1-12)
  • 2016 CPCU Society Annual Meeting & Seminars (September 17-20)
  • Honolulu Century Ride September 27: More Info
  • 34th Annual Okinawan Festival (September 5-6):More Info
  • Waikiki Roughwater Swim September 5: More Info
  • 6th Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (September 10-13): More Info
  • Bargreen Ellingson Hawaii Foodservice Show (September 16-17): More Info
  • Amazing Comic Conventions (September 17-21): More Info
  • Aloha Festivals (September 19 & 26): More Info

Fall in Honolulu (Begins September 23rd)

Summer tends to linger, and autumn days are still long and warm, offering a few extra hours to squeeze in a sunset activity like a cocktail cruise or a romantic stroll along the beach.  Toward the end of the year, when you are just wanting to get away, can be the best time to visit Honolulu for rest, relaxation and shoulder season sun. Visitor attractions are less crowded this time of year, car rentals and room rates are more affordable, and you can return home sporting a tan at Thanksgiving dinner.  Hotel tip: The best travel bargains are typically found in the fall.

  • Yom Kippur September 23
  • Na Wahine O Ke Kai last weekend in September – International outrigger canoe race from Molokai to Waikiki: More Info
  • PRiME 2016 (October 2-7)
  • State Early Childhood Conference (October 2-3)
  • Pacific Global Health Conference (October 7-9): More Info
  • 2016 SHRM Hawaii Annual Conference October 9: More Info
  • Child & Family Service Fundraiser October 10
  • Molokai Hoe October 11: More Info
  • GEC/ICRP-9 Conference (October 11-16)
  • Bargreen Ellingson Hawaii Foodservice Show (October 12-13)
  • Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour 2016 (October 14-16)
  • HCPO and HIGICC Planning and GIS Conference (October 14-16): More Info
  • ACG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course (October 15-22): More Info
  • 5th Bi-Annual Hawaii State Fall Prevention Conference October 16
  • 6th Annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival October 17: More Info
  • NACAC 2016 Fall National College Fair October 18
  • Schools of the Future Conference (October 19-21)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Conference October 23: More Info
  • Hawaii State Numismatic Association (October 23-25): More Info
  • 2016 63d AANEM Annual Meeting (October 25-31): More Info
  • NACAC National College Fair October 27
  • Halloween October 31st
  • Schools of the Future Conference (October 3-4)
  • World Invitational Hula Festival November (Dates TBD)
  • Veterans Day November 11
  • Vans Triple Crown of Surfing (November 12-December 20): More Info
  • Thanksgiving November 26
  • 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor December 7
  • Honolulu Marathon December 13: More Info

Winter in Honolulu (Begins Dec. 22nd)

It might be subtle—but winter does come to Hawaii. It begins at the end of November and lasts through March. This is when the whales arrive and give birth to their calves. During these months, Honolulu weather is stormier and slightly cooler (with average temperatures in the mid-70s) than it is the rest of the year, but it’s positively balmy for those who have been shoveling snow out of their driveways. The desire to defrost makes this a peak travel time for families.  November through March is Hawaii’s so-called “rainy season”, showers rarely last more than a few hours before the sun returns to the sky.

  • 2016 Honolulu Marathon Expo (December 8-10)
  • Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (December 22, 23 & 25): More Info
  • Hawaii Bowl December 24
  • Christmas Eve December 24
  • Christmas Day December 25
  • New Year’s Eve December 31
  • Matt Tsuruda Open January 5
  • Hawaii Dental Association Convention (January 12-13, 2016): More Info
  • 2016 Dream Night (January 23-24)
  • 2016 Hawaii Real Estate Forecast Presented by CCIM and IREM January 26
  • Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Awards January 29
  • Pacific Water Conference (February 2-4)
  • Remington College Graduation February 5
  • 2016 BMT Tandem Meetings (February 12-23)
  • 2016 BMT Tandem Meetings (February 18-22): More Info
  • Career and Technical Student Organization Convention (February 25-26)
  • Hickam Federal Credit Union Annual Membership Celebration February 27
  • Honolulu Festival 2016 (March 3-5): More Info
  • Illumination March 11
  • First Hawaiian International Auto Show (March 18-20)