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Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony

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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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nice evening activity

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ejayce B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars 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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ontario canada
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5 of 5 stars 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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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars 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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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a fun local show. Kids, teens and adults all performing. Arrive 30 minutes early and bring a beach chair or a towel o sit on. Has a great local flavor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Show started at 6pm on Saturday and was free. Came about 30min earlier and got a good seat on the lawn.It was not crowded. Great way to experience the local culture.

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