The island of Oahu hosts more annual festivals than any other Hawaiian Island. Each year, there are numerous cultural celebrations, parades, sporting competitions, and other events for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Keep reading to discover just a few of the local annual events you won’t want to miss just a short distance from your apartment home at The Waterfront at Pu’uloa!
Lei Day Celebration
The lei is internationally recognized as a symbol of Hawaii’s unique “aloha spirit” of hospitality. It is believed that as lei are created, their weaver incorporates his own unique spirit into each masterpiece. May 1st marks Hawaii’s annual Lei Day celebration, which takes place at the Queen Kapiolani Park in Honolulu. During this free celebration, attendees can enjoy cultural entertainment, various exhibits on the making of lei, and the investiture of the annual Lei Court. Lei Day also features a variety of lei-making contests and workshops to encourage everyone to get involved in the unique and welcoming spirit of this celebration.
Prince Lot Hula Festival
The 37th annual Prince Lot Hula Festival will take place on July 19th, 2014, in the Moanalua Gardens of Honolulu. This amazing event is the largest non-competitive hula event in the state of Hawaii. It is held each year to celebrate Prince Lot Kapuaiwa’s revival of hula dance in the district of Moanalua. This one-day, seven hour-long festival features hula performances and workshops in both ancient and modern style, as well as a variety of other cultural demonstrations, entertainment, and educational events.
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Surfing had been considered a sport in Hawaii long before the Islands’ first contact with the Western world. Today, surfing remains a popular and challenging sport enjoyed across the world. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a professional surfing event consisting of a series of three surfing competitions each for men and women. Five of the six events take place on Oahu’s North Shore in November and December each year, and this competition is considered second only to the surfing world title in terms of prestige. The first events are the Reef Hawaiian Pro for men and the Vans Hawaiian Pro for women at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park. Next are the men’s O’Neill World Cup of Surfing and the women’s Roxy Pro at Sunset Beach, followed by the men’s Billabong Pipeline Masters competition at the Banzai Pipeline and the women’s Billabong Pro Maui—the only event that does not take place on Oahu.
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