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Address: Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-843-8002
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Quick, Free, and Fun Show

This one hour show is a great primer to hula dancing. It is put on by the city, so it is one of the few things in Honolulu that is not commercialized. It's enjoyable for kids... read more

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This one hour show is a great primer to hula dancing. It is put on by the city, so it is one of the few things in Honolulu that is not commercialized. It's enjoyable for kids and adults, and the length is just right. The show currently runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays right after sunset. I would get there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Catch this beachside show, on the mystical hula mound, under a giant banyan tree. Put on by local dance groups with kids 5 and up. Led by Aunties from the community, there is a warm, intimate feeling to the performances, slightly unpolished though they may be. Enjoyed this much, much more than the PCC Luau show we spent hundreds on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed the show this evening it was very convenient and entertaining. My 2 year old enjoyed the show as well and you can find sitting space on the grass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We watched the Kuhio hula show. Great! Skip the over-priced luau and spend your money on something else instead (good food at a good restaurant!!). The night we saw it, it was what appeared to be a local dance studio. All ages performed.... Small up to grandma-age! Not sure if it's this group every time or not. Get ther 30... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

It was a lot of fun to to see this dancing and music which looked very genuine to Hawaiian history and culture. (A little less than an hour show. Be sure to show up early (30-40 min) to get a good spot to sit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

This free show is held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 pm (6 pm in winter months) under a big banyan tree at the very lively and active stretch of Waikiki, where the busy Kalakaua Av gets tangential to the beach. The 1-hour show starts with conch blowing and torch lighting ceremony, to be followed by hula dancing, songs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Went to this 10years ago and enjoyed it as much this time! Go early if you need to sit but there are good views if standing. Make sure to take time to turn around and watch the sunset!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Excellent show for a free event. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 6:30 PM. Great if you are on a budget.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We walked across this place by accident and it was a lot of fun to see and it's free! The only thing is, I wish we would have known about it earlier and could've gotten there before it started to claim a good seat. It's extremely crowded and you really need to get there early otherwise you're in the back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

This was a brilliant experience. From what I understand, it is a modernized hula show, but the band members were very informative, told great stories and gave history about Hawaii in general. A gorgeous location, relaxing setting and cool lighting ceremony. Loved the dancing, and so much easier (especially for young families) to watch and enjoy rather than a luau.

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