Calendar of Events

Please join us at Royal Hawaiian Center! Enjoy ongoing events and entertainment or center-wide celebrations. Nou Ka Hale— Our House is Your House.

Call our Helumoa Hale Guest Services & Heritage Room at (808) 922-2299 for event details.

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Signature Events

Aloha Festivals Investiture & Opening Ceremony

To kick off the festivities, the Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Helumoa, which was originally the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

Date
September 5, 2015 at 2 pm
Time
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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63rd Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea

The Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea is Hawaii's largest block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets along Kalakaua Avenue for food, fun and entertainment. There will be performances by the various genres of Hawaiian music and hula halau (hula schools). Hawaiian crafts and flower leis

Date
September 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Time
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Events & Entertainment

Kawika Trask & Friends

Standard in Hawaiian trio music is the bass, guitar and ukulele, great voices, flower lei, and ti leaf skirt-clad dancers. Kawika shares stories and songs that are Waikiki favorites.

Time
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location
Royal Grove
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Complimentary Cultural Programming

Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage

Time
11:00am—12:00pm
Location
Building B, Level 3
Hawaiian massage — lomilomi — is a centuries old healing practice. Pi‘ilani Wright, a certified practitioner, demonstrates lomilomi basics with class participants paired up to learn and apply simple techniques. Partners then switch giving each student the opportunity to experience both giving and receiving lomilomi.

Lauhala Weaving

Time
1:00pm—2:00pm
Location
Building A, Level 1
Our Lauhala Weaving Class will cover the basic skills, technique, preparation and crafting of hala leaves into wearable Hawaiian art, such as a bracelet. Kumu Bill Keoua Nelson, who comes from a long line of prominent lauhala weavers, conducts this family friendly class.

Hula

Time
4:00pm—5:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance. It expresses all that we hear, see, smell, taste, touch and feel. Hula is life. The late kumu hula - dance master - Maiki Aiu Lake's philosophy expresses the depths of this Hawaiian art form. Puake'ala Mann, a kumu hula graduate of Hälau Hula o Maiki, shares basic hand gestures, footwork and body movements that accentuate mele - chant or song lyrics.

Hawaiian Entertainment

Time
6:00pm—7:00pm
Location
The Royal Grove
Hawaiian music and hula 'auana (hula’s modern form) fill The Royal Grove Monday through Friday at twilight. Hour-long performances feature top island entertainers with a focus on Hawaiian language musical favorites — shared with kama 'äina (locals) and malihini (visitors) with aloha.