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Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony

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Address: Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808 843 8002
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Held Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) at 6pm...
Held Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) at 6pm November through January and 6:30pm February through October, this hour-long tradition includes a conch shell blowing, Hawaiian music and hula performances by Hawaii’s finest hula halau (troupes) at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound near the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. The show varies each night, so it’s worth checking out every evening that’s convenient.
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Enjoyable evening - great for the kids!

Our daughters loved Torch lighting & Hula show - we went to a Thursday night show and again on a Saturday because the kids loved it and there are different performers on each of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our daughters loved Torch lighting & Hula show - we went to a Thursday night show and again on a Saturday because the kids loved it and there are different performers on each of the show nights. It is a free event and people start to get there about 6pm to get a spot on the grass in front of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Free! Set at the beachfront at around sunset. Get there a little earlier to get a spot on the grass. Hawaiian dance, music. A bit of culture and history.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Friends had heard about this show from the desk at their hotel. We met to watch the sunset along Kuhio Beach and then found a spot on the lawn by the stage (near the Duke statue). Other vantage points if you don't get there by six or so but no room for chairs. Hour long show had musicians, storytellers and... More 

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pdxdesi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Since we had small kids we were looking for some show where we could walk out if the kids got bored. I came across the free Hula show at Waikiki which is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, weather-permitting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (6:00pm to 7:00pm Nov-Jan). This happens under the large banyan tree opposite the Hyatt. The location was... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stumbled upon this show by chance and it was wonderful. My daughter was thrilled to see the hula girls and it was nice that they explained the movements and culture. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Unlike many others we had no idea this was happening. We just followed the torches. This is AMAZING! We had the chance to attend 2 days after the "host" an elderly lady lost her husband. We would like to offer our condolences. That being said DO NOT MISS! Great show and a lot being taught about Hawaii's history.

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Buford, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We tried to see the show on Sunday but there was no show...old info said there was...it worked out fine because the sunset was incredible on Sunday and there was no visible sunset tonight...the show was really good with good Hawaiian music played live and different types of hula dancing performed...there was no fire show...not sure if that's so every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Pure magic. Loved the age range of hula dancers, a family custom. It was magical with the surroundings, smell of the air, gentle sounds and hypnotic hula dancers. graceful, lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A free show put on 3 days a week which gives you a taste of the polynesian culture of Hawaii. It starts with a torch lighting ceremony where the torches along the beach roadside are lit up. If you follow the lighters, you are directed to a central stage area on the beach where singers and dancers put on a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

My family & I arrived to watch this ceremony at 6:20pm last night (Sunday). It's expected to start at 6:30pm. We waited for this ceremony for almost 30 minutes and no one showed up. So very disappointed.

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Address: Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808 843 8002
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu

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