10 Things To Do In Oahu in June
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.
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
Taking place between June 4-7th, the Rainbow Film Festival in Honolulu educates and raises community awareness about gay and lesbian culture, arts and lifestyle through independent films shown at the Doris Duke Theatre. Locally submitted films are also featured and supported by the festival.
Learn more at http://www.hglcf.org/
Pan Pacific Festival-Matsuri
The Pan Pacific Festival-Matsuri takes place between June 12-14, 2015 in Hawaii. This 3-day international cultural celebration features a weekend of Pacific Rim cultural performances, demonstrations, hula, food, ho‘olaule‘a (block party). The 36th annual Pan-Pacific Festival culminates with a colorful parade with thousands of participants in lively costumes marching down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki.
Learn more at http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com/
King Kamehameha Floral Parade
The 99th Annual King Kamehameha Floral Parade takes place on June 13, 2015 and honors the reign of King Kamehameha – the man responsible for uniting the Hawaiian Islands under his rule in 1795. This colorful celebration features brightly decorated floats, energetic marching bands and traditional pau riders who represent a Hawaiian royal court on horseback. The parade starts at the corner of King and Richards Streets and end at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. A Ho`olaule`a will follow – more details can be found at http://ags.hawaii.gov/kamehameha/
Go fishing for Ono
The best time to go fishing for Ono is in June and July. Board a charter boat, get a captain and crew and head out for a full day of fishing on warm Hawaiian waters. Ono is some of the most flavorful fish available on the islands, and if you catch one, most crews will filet the fish for you right there on the boat. Book your Oahu fishing charter with Blue Nun, Whipsaw, or Rukus.
50th State Fair (end of May through mid June weekends) Aloha Stadium
There’s nonstop fun for everyone at this year’s 50th State Fair! Whether it’s riding your favorite rides or the new Ice Jet, showing off your skill at the games, winning prizes, enjoying a plate lunch or funnel cake, or taking in all of the entertainment and special attractions, the 50th State Fair is filled with fun and excitement for young and old alike.
Learn more at http://ekfernandezshows.com/event-details.asp?eventid=206
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 June. Lanikai Beach (featured above) is a great spot to visit, but there are also several other spots, 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.
Experience an immersive two hour adventure that allows you to relive history as a Naval Aviator and fly Pearl Harbor like it was on December 10th, 1941. Learn more about the Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.