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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 #26 of 155 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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Israel, Jerusalem
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My friends are entertainers and hula dancers, and i loved going down to Kuhio Beach to watch the torch lighting , drop dead gorgeous Sunset, angelic Hawaiian music being sung and strummed on their guitars and ukulele's and of course the graceful and lovely hula hands of the wahine o hawaii and our kupuna sharing the stories of old Hawaii...... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not something i would plan around... Took advice of another traveler, got dinner at Teddy's Bigger Burgers, went over, found it, ate dinner, watched the sound guy set up. Torch lighting is over before you know it started. The hula dancers are an enthusiastic older set, as are the music/singers, and being free, not the same quality as at the... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This show takes place near the Duke Kahanamoku statue at the park on Kalakua Avene at 7pm. They had a professional conch blower as well as male and female awared winning hula dancers. They also had a man come up from the audience when I was there who was part of a Canadian hula troop. There is also a number... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Come a little early to stake a spot on the grass! It lasts about an hour so if you have small kids sit near the walkway so you can make a break for it they get restless! Its a fun and happy thing but it is a ceremony so it has a level of formality.

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