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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Nice evening - Hawaiian Dancers on stage at Kuhio Beach

A great evening with great musicians and dancers. Come on folks, what do you expect when you rate this just a '3' or so.....? This show is free of charge. Music and dancers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A great evening with great musicians and dancers. Come on folks, what do you expect when you rate this just a '3' or so.....? This show is free of charge. Music and dancers were good, not excellent, but good. Be there approx. 45 minutes before the show kicks of at 0630 pm (duration one hour), the location filled up quite... More 

1 Thank HelloKiwi
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301 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Arrived 45 minutes early in order to get a front row seat on the grass. We sat on a blanket and just relaxed before the show started on that particular Thursday night. It appears that the shows differ from night to night. There were two dancers, one guest dancer (Miss Hula 2002?) and three musicians/singers performing that evening. There are... More 

Thank Dushi-NY
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

this is a great free attraction just of Waikiki beach get there early for a front row seat bring your camera for the sunset photos

Thank WILLI1993
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Gabby_0303
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank RPK135
Nashville, Tennessee
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155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank with2boys
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 

8 Thank pdxdesi
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.

2 Thank Danihinkkanen
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Josie S
Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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