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

Jibanyan at Royal Hawaiian Center

Meet Japan's Popular YO-KAI WATCH Character Jibanyan at Royal Hawaiian Center! Photo opportunities with the Hawaii Tourism Ambassador Jibanyan are free and limited to first 20 families!!

Date
April 2016 - March 2017
Time
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location
Royal Grove
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Aloha Tote Bag - Gift with Purchase

Celebrate this fall Hawaiian style with the new Royal Hawaiian Center ALOHA tote bag.

Date
Spetember 9th - October 10th
Location
Helumoa Hale
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Keiki Costume Contest

Royal Hawaiian Center kicks off the Halloween season with its family friendly Keiki Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, October 30th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Royal Grove. Keiki from infancy to 10 years old and their parents are invited to compete in a variety of categories and themes with ...

Date
October 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Holiday Kick Off!

Royal Hawaiian Center will kick off the 2016 holiday season with an evening of family entertainment in the Royal Grove on Wednesday, November 23rd at 6:00 p.m. (Thanksgiving Eve).

Date
November 23, 2016
Time
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Photos with Santa Marty!

Santa Marty makes his way to Royal Hawaiian Center every Wednesday from November 23rd - December 21st. Take photos with Santa on your camera or smartphone for free & share the holiday joy!

Date
11/23, 1130, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 from 6pm-8pm
Time
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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September 28, 2016 Events:

Events & Entertainment

Shop Hawaii

Discover, Diners Club International, GBC, JCB and Union Pay cardholders are eligible to redeem these fabulous offers from Royal Hawaiian Center. Pick up a Shop Hawaii Booklet from Helumoa Hale Guest Services (Building B, Level 1) and enjoy the savings!

Location
Helumoa Hale Guest Services
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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

Polynesian Cultural Center Show

Time
11:00am—12:00pm
Location
Royal Grove
The Polynesian Cultural Center Mini Show gives you a look at what experiences awaits you at the islands of Samoa, Aotearoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti and Hawaii. This world-famous cultural theme park is located on the North Shore with over 42-acres of large lagoons, waterfalls, lush tropical flora, and even an “erupting” volcano.

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 B, Level 3
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.

Ho'okani Pila

Time
12:00pm—1:00pm
Location
Royal Grove
An impromptu and free-flowing style of playing Hawaiian music where the focus is the fellowship of music-making and merriment. A great opportunity for intermediate and advanced 'ukulele players.

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.