The island of Oahu is diving into the new year with an exciting calendar of January happenings. Sports, live music, local pop-up markets, and food are consistent themes.

Whatever floats your boat, Oahu has something for you to kick off 2023. Here are our picks for the best events and festivals coming to Oahu in January.


Sony Open in Hawaii

Hosted at the prestigious seaside Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, the Sony Open is a PGA Tour event that is part of the FedEx Cup Series. If you’re a golf fan, you won’t want to miss this one, as some of the world's best will be going at it in one of the world’s absolute best locations to play.

Where: 4997 Kahala Ave, Honolulu (Waialae Country Club)
When: January 9th - January 15th, 7 AM - 6 PM
More Info: Sony Open in Hawaii

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Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

According to Oahu’s Polynesian Cultural Center, over 60 NFL players of Polynesian ancestry currently exist. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, located at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, is a non-profit dedicated to supporting Polynesian student-athletes and the commemoration of Polynesian athletic history. Their annual enshrinement ceremony takes place on the morning of Saturday, January 21st.

Where: 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy, Laie (Polynesian Cultural Center)
When: Saturday, January 21st, 10:30 AM
More Info: Polynesian Football Hall of Fame - Events


Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner 

Just hours after the enshrinement ceremony, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame will move the celebration from its home turf in Laie and into the heart of Honolulu at the Sheraton in Waikiki. At 6 PM, there will be an inductee reception in the ballroom foyer, followed by a celebration dinner at 7 PM in the Hawaii ballroom.

Where: 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu (Sheraton Waikiki)
When: Saturday, January 21st, 6 PM
More Info: Polynesian Football Hall of Fame - Events 

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 was once described by the legendary composer Richard Wagner as “the apotheosis of the dance.” It’s a joy to hear performed live anywhere, but it's a real treat on the island of Oahu at the historic Hawaii Theater. The performance, which will happen twice,  on both Saturday and Sunday night, will also highlight the virtuosic accordion talents of Hanzhi Wang. 

Where: 1130 Bethel St, Honolulu (Hawaii Theater)
When: Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th; 7:30 PM - 10 PM
More Info: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven Symphony No. 7


Aloha Home Market

Plausibly self-described as Hawaii’s premier pop-up market and showcase, January’s Aloha Home Market at the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu is as great an opportunity as you’ll ever come across for finding unique local goods across the board. Yes, there will be plenty of delicious food vendors, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg - from jewelry to clothing to furniture and beyond. Don’t forget great live entertainment and fun activities for the kids, too. 

Where: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu (Ala Moana Center)
When: Sunday, January 8th, 9 AM - 2 PM
More Info: Aloha Home Market - Ala Moana 


We hope you find this helpful guide to filling out your Oahu January calendar. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit! 

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