Admiral’s Warbird Adventure
If you’re planning on visiting Pearl Harbor for Memorial Day, Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
Learn more about the Pearl Harbor Warbirds Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.
Made In Hawaii Festival
Enjoy this three-day celebration highlighting the unique products of Hawaii. More than 400 exhibitors offer a wide variety of items made and grown in Hawaii, including art, clothing, food, home furnishings, jewelry, toys, fresh produce, plants, and authentic Hawaiian handicrafts.
Learn more at http://www.madeinhawaiifestival.com/
Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
Now in it’s 14th season, the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival celebrates the iconic Shakespearean plays like Winter’s Tale and Commedia Rep. The festival runs from July 10th through August 23rd.
Learn more at http://hawaiishakes.org/
Duke’s Ocean Fest
Duke’s OceanFest, a week-long festival, features a variety of exciting water sports competitions, including longboard surfing, surf polo, swimming, standup paddling, and other events that pay tribute to the local waterman. The festivities culminate with the Duke’s Statue lei draping ceremony on Aug. 24, the anniversary of his birthday.
Learn more at http://www.dukesoceanfest.com/
33rd Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Slack key guitar originated in Hawaii in the 19th century with Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys), and continues to gain popularity. Within the last few years, slack key collection albums have won Grammy awards in the Best Hawaiian Music category. The Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, founded in 1982, celebrates the cultural importance of, perpetuates and preserves the unique acoustic guitar art form of “Ki ho‘alu,” which means “loosen the key.” The festival features performances by well-known slack key musicians.
Learn more at http://www.slackkeyfestival.com/
Go on a deep dive
The best experiences in Hawaii are often in the water. See coral reefs, sea urchins, sea turtles, fishes, octopus and sharks on a laid back, catered dive with Oahu Diving.
Read their reviews at http://www.yelp.com/biz/oahu-diving-honolulu
Though there aren’t any specific events, visiting this memorial is certainly a worthy way to honor Memorial Day. Get prepared for your visit by reading Pearl Harbor Sightseeing – 5 Ways To Reach Secret Spots.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
One of Oahu’s most popular snorkeling destinations, visiting Hanauma Bay and snorkeling in the reef you can see turtles and fish in clear, shallow water. Enjoyed a day beach sitting and snorkeling at one of the most beautiful spots on Oahu. The walk to and from the beach showcases the Nature Preserve well. Plan to spend at least a day here soaking up the sun and enjoying nature.
Diamond Head Hike
The unique profile of Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) sits prominently near the eastern edge of Waikiki’s coastline. Hawaii’s most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history. Diamond Head State Monument encompasses over 475 acres, including the interior and outer slopes of the crater.
This broad, saucer-shaped crater was formed about 300,000 years ago during a single, explosive eruption that sent ash and fine particles in the air. As these materials settled, they cemented together into a rock called tuff, creating the crater, and which is visible from the trail in the park.
Take a hike on the trail to the summit of Lē‘ahi. The 0.8 mile hike from trailhead to the summit is steep and strenuous, gaining 560 feet as it ascends from the crater floor. The walk is a glimpse into the geological and military history of Diamond Head.
For more information, visit http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/diamond-head-state-monument/
Go To The Beach
A good beach day is a must when you’re looking for things to do in Oahu in August. Makaha Beach (featured above) is one of the local surfing spots, but there are also several other beaches – including Kailua Beach Park, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach.
Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.
Fly Pearl Harbor like it was on December 10th, 1941. Learn more about our Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.