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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(click on a day for event listings)
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!!
- April 2016 - March 2017
- 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
- Royal Grove
Father's Day Instagram Contest
Royal Hawaiian Center invites you to celebrate Father's Day with our #RHCDad Instagram Contest. Enter for a chance to win Dad, or husband, an awesome gift set from Royal Hawaiian Center shops, with prizes valued over $1,000.
- May 25th - June 15th
May 27, 2016 Events:
Events & Entertainment
Shop Hawaii Program
Special promotions for Discover, Diners Club International, GBC, JCB and Union Pay cardholders. Visit participating boutiques, shop their exclusive offer and pay with one of the cards listed above.
Ku'uipo Kumukahi & The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders
Ku'uipo is a multi-award winning Hawaiian musician, recording artist and composer. She is currently the president of the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts and is also associated with the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. The Royal Grove comes alive in her festive Aloha Friday performances.
- 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Royal Grove
Complimentary Cultural Programming
- 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.
Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage
- 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.
- Building B, Level 1 — Helumoa Hale Guest Services & Heritage Room
- Learn basic chords and songs as you strum Hawai'i's best-known string instrument, introduced to the islands in the 1870s from Portugal. 25 instruments and music books are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own, or purchase one at Bob's 'Ukulele at Royal Hawaiian Center. Instructors Wainani Yim and Puake'ala Mann are seasoned performers who share favorite songs and simple chords.
Owing to the popularity of our ukulele classes, we have implemented a number system. Guests can retrieve a number (1-25) from Helumoa Hale Guest Services staff starting at 10am in order to secure their place in the class.
- Building A, Level 1
- Lei, strung flower garlands, are synonymous with Hawaiʽi and hoʽokipa (Hawaiian hospitality). Royal Hawaiian Center invites both kamaʽāina (locals) and malihini (guests) to fashion a lei of colorful, fragrant blossoms in the kui (sewing) style to adorn themselves during their stay, or as a gift to a loved one to celebrate a special occasion. Classes are limited to the first 25 persons, ages 7 and older.
- 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.