July is the middle of summer, and it is often the middle of the action when it comes to events in Hawaii. This is especially true for the state’s most popular island, Oahu.
There’s so much going on in Oahu this July that picking out the very best of the best was a challenge - but we’ve done it for you!
Without further ado, here are some of the best events and festivals coming to Oahu this July.
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2023 Events and Festivities
5th Annual Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week & Festival
This week-long musical extravaganza is virtual and in-person, so experience the beauty of it however you prefer!
When: July 10th - July 15th
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, also live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube
More Info: Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
4th of July
Of course, July is the time of Independence Day, and that means lots of fireworks from Turtle Bay Resort to Kailua.
Pearlridge Uptown Farmers Market
No summer month in Hawaii would be complete without a weekly farmer's market to buy fresh produce.
When: Saturdays, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 8 AM - 12 PM
Where: 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aeia
More Info: Pearlridge Farmers Market
46th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival
This tradition stretches back to 1978 - but given that which it celebrates, you could argue it traces its roots much further than that. Unlike some other hula events, this one is non-competitive. In addition to the dancing, which takes place on the grounds of the Frank F. Fasi Civic Center in Honolulu, there will be food vendors, craft vendors, and cultural presentations - rounding this out to be a complete package as far as festivals go.
When: Saturday, July 15th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Where: 650 S King St, Honolulu (Frank F. Fasi Civic Grounds)
More Info: Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Jazz in the Gallery
For jazz lovers, you won’t miss this exquisite music, food, and mood pairing at the Formaggio Grill on July 20th. The upscale Kailua Steakhouse is the perfect setting for a night of jazz performed by the Thomas Mackay Project.
When: Thursday, July 20th, 6:45 PM - 9 PM
Where: 305 Hahani St, Kailua (Formaggio Grill)
More Info: Formaggio 808
10th Annual Moiliili Summer Fest and Bon Dance
This, simply put, is the largest Bon Dance and modern street festival in Honolulu. There will be plenty of food, plenty of entertainment, and plenty of people! If you want to know where the action will be to kick off the month of July, look no further.
When: Saturday, July 1st, 5 PM - 10 PM
Where: 1110 University Ave, Honolulu (Old Varsity Theatre Parking Lot)
More Info: Moiliili Summer Fest
Fireworks, fresh produce, phenomenal music performed by world-class musicians, and don’t forget fast cars and custom motorcycles…it’s going to be hard to avoid festivity and celebration this July for Oahu-goers.
We hope you find this to be a helpful guide as you start planning your July trip. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!