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Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony

Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
+1 808 843 8002
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Ranked #32 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Performances
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Held Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) at 6pm November through January and 6:30pm February through October, this hour-long... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Had some out of town guest and they wanted to check out the free torch lighting hula show. We strolled over to Kuhio beach and saw the crowd gathering. This is probably the only free hour long performance with Hawaiian hula dancers . The performance is on the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, on the beach side of Kalakaua Ave across... More

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Gridley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you want to relax on the beach. This is a must. You see the Torch Lighting, singing, beautiful dancing in the sunset. We saw a couple off these on different nights and always a pleasure to watch and listen to the entertainers.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Didn't expect much as it was a free show however it was presented really well and the performers done a great job. Learnt a bit about history of Waikiki and the sunset was amazing. I would recommend to go however probably not the greatest show around but at the right price and only going for an hour you'd be mad... More

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King, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a free event and lots of people go, so get there early enough to get a decent seat on the lawn. Because this is free, it is not the highest quality show we experienced, however, the musicians walked you through the history of Hawaii, and the dancers did a nice job. Did I say that it was FREE.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I grew up in Honolulu and have watched more than my share of hula shows. Now that we stay in Waikiki when on vacation we inevitably run into other shows. This is the best of all and it's free. Get there a half hour early for a good seat, bring some food, and enjoy. The performers are true professionals who... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a great free show to begin your evening. It is also beautiful because the show usually starts just before the sunset. It is a breathtaking view while watching the show.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I lived in Waikiki for a few years back in the day, and we used to walk down to this free hula show all of the time. Why wouldn't you catch free hula in Hawaii? Some families like to make it a Waikiki beach day and end it with the show. Since you have to plop down on the ground... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We checked this out one Tuesday night, we arrived about 15 minutes before and found a spot on the side... Most of the best spots were taken, but we could see just fine on the side... The shell blowing, music and dancing were awesome, and managed to keep our 3 and 5 year olds entertained the whole hour! A free... More

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Israel, Jerusalem
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We didn't get to go during the weekdays and waited for the Sunday show. Came back, especially on time just to find out the Sunday show was cancelled a few months ago...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful setting and the place was packed. This will be one of my best memories of Waikiki. The music was good. A fun evening!

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