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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 #27 of 157 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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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a taste of hula without paying to see a show. I heard criticisms about the quality. Be aware that the dancers are not professionals but are members of a halau or hula dance studio. As I hula aficionado, I think they did a very good job. There was one dancer who is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I had been recommended to see this show by friends and I wasn't disappointed. The youngest performers were only 6 years old, the weren't that as polished as the older performers but they were adorable!!! Enjoyable show. And the sunset was absolutely stunning. Definitely worth seeing.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We ended up parking down near the zoo in the public paid parking and attending this on a saturday evening. It was very enjoyable and the dancers were great. Quite a picturesque setting and feels very hawaiin. The show was exactly an hour long and we arrived about a half hour early and found front row seats on the grass,... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had arrived earlier that afternoon from the mainland and was grateful that it was close to the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. This is a free show and with the ocean and the sun setting in the background you couldn't ask for anything more beautiful. Yes, the musicians are older but still great and loved hearing the history... More

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