Hula is a traditional Polynesian art that involves a dance that is accompanied by Hawaiian music. Hula can be paired with slow and sentimental in tempo or fast and energetic music. During your vacation on Oahu, Hula Show is definitely a MUST-see to immerse into Hawaiian culture and have an unforgettably amazing time! And we are happy to provide you with a guide that includes 5 FREE Hula Shows on Oahu with all information you need to know about the time, locations, and more. So keep reading and find your favorite Hula Show spot.
Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting and Hula Show
This hour-long authentic Hawaiian Free Hula shows on Oahu opens with torch lighting and the traditional blowing of the conch shell. FREE, outdoors, casual, seating on the grass; beach chairs, mats, etc. allowed. This Hula Show is awesome and is definitely a must-see.
When: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (6 p.m. to 7 p.m. from November to January). Check the Waikiki Improvement Association website to be aware of the latest show updates and more precise timing.
Royal Hawaiian Center Cultural Activities
The Royal Hawaiian Center is the best place to go for a variety of free cultural activities, almost every day of the week. Cultural classes include lei-making, hula lessons, Lomilomi Hawaiian massage, Lauhala weaving, ukelele lessons, and Hawaiian quilting. Check out the Royal Hawaiian Center website for the full schedule. Classes are on a first-come-first-serve basis, so show up early if you want a spot.
Kuhio Beach Park Hula Show
This FREE Hula Show is located on the lawn stage next to the Duke Kahanamoku statue. This Hula show is on the beach of Waikiki at an amazing sunset time! Therefore, the perfect mood for the show is created. We think that the Hula show at Kuhio Beach Park is one of the most attractive ones because of its picturesque location!
When: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:30-7:30 pm. (6:00-7:00 from November to January).
More Hula Shows & Hawaiian Culture
Interested in even more hawaiian culture? Visit one of the many Luaus Hawaii has to offer. If you are looking for a Hawaiian Luau on Oahu, feel free to check our list if best Luaus on Oahu. Looking for a family friendly Luau? Or maybe something more private and less touristy? Follow the link and find the perfect Luau for you!
International Market Place
This 30-minute Hula Show takes place in the courtyard located in the middle of the marketplace, so you can sit lean back and enjoy the show while your wife doing shopping:) You can watch the Hula dance every night, but note that the start time varies depending on the season. You can get more info and updates about the show on the International Market Place Official website.
Waikiki Beach Walk
This is a large grassy area where events and shows are often held including lessons from painting to ukulele classes! You can sit on the grass and watch the Hula dance. It is a great way to relax and enjoy the show and Hawaiian music while taking a break from shopping or sightseeing.
When: Starts at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening.