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Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony

Address: Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808 843 8002
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Ranked #119 of 401 Activities in Honolulu
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Held Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) at 6pm November through January...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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

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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was fantastic and the people dancing did so well. My kids absolutely loved it and danced along whilst we were able to watch a beautiful Waikiki sunset too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is free show that is organized almost every night, and many performers are amateurs, so do not expect perfect dancing, but more go and enjoy half an hour to an hour during sunset.

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Sydney NSW Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This show opens with the torch lighting and it runs for about an hour. It is down opposite the Hyatt Regency on the beach on Kalākaua Ave. It is a good idea to take something to sit on, as you can sit and watch the performance. The hula show and performance was very enjoyable to watch. The show is on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had an earlier dinner to take advantage of the Happy Hour specials and this was the perfect show to allow us to relax and for the dinner to digest. We get there early enough to have a seat on the grass to watch the show. Considering it was a free show, it was about an hour long and was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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