July is the middle of summer, and it is often the middle of the action when it comes to events in Hawaii. This is always especially true for the state’s most popular spot, Oahu.
There's so much going on in Oahu this July that picking out the very best of the best was a challenge - but we’ve done it for you! Perhaps due to obvious precautionary health and safety measures, some of these events are being held virtually. Others are being held both virtually and in person. Other events on the list are only in person - so you have the option to attend whichever feels more comfortable for you at this time.
Without further ado, here are some of the very best events and festivals coming to Oahu this July.
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2023 Events and Festivities
Events for Oahu in July 2023 will be posted in the coming weeks. Typically, we'll update this page about six to eight weeks before the month in question. Below, you can review a summary of what happened within the last 12-18 months, as many of these Hawaii events are held annually.
2022 Events and Festivities
Jack Johnson - Hometown Shows at the Waikiki Shell
Arguably the most famous musician from Hawaii, Jack Johnson is coming home to perform on the island he grew up on. Tickets are going fast so grab them while you still can!
When: July 29th, July 30th, doors @ 4 PM, show @ 5:45 PM
Where: 2805 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu (Waikiki Shell)
More Info: Jack Johnson Tour
52nd Annual Ukulele Festival Hawaii (Virtual)
This is a world-class showcase of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instrument. You don’t want to miss it!
When: Sunday, July 17th, 7 PM - 8 PM
More Info: Ukulele Festival Hawaii
The Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Celebration Livestream
This is a world-class showcase of Hawaii’s most iconic dance - a fitting follow-up to the Ukulele Festival!
When: July 27th - July 30th, 6 PM - 7 PM
Where: Live Streamed by Hawaii News Now
More Info: Keiki Hula
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week & Festival at Royal Hawaiian Grove
This week-long musical extravaganza is both virtual and in-person, so experience its beauty however you prefer!
When: July 11th - July 16th, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM + 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Royal Hawaiian Center, also live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube
More Info: Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
4th of July
Of course, July is the time of Independence Day, and that means lots of fireworks, from Turtle Bay Resort to Kailua.
Big Boys Toy Show & Men’s Expo
Despite the male-oriented theme, this rip-roaring expo is fun for the whole family. Expect fast cars, custom motorcycles, huge trucks, tattoo studios, and much more!
When: Saturday, July 16th, 10 AM - 9 PM
Where: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu (Blaisdell Exhibition Hall)
More Info: Pacific Expos
Pearlridge Uptown Farmers Market
No summer month in Hawaii would be complete without a weekly farmer's market to buy fresh produce.
When: Saturdays, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 8 AM - 12 PM
Where: 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Aeia
More Info: Pearlridge Farmers Market
Fireworks, fresh produce, phenomenal music performed by world-class musicians, and don’t forget fast cars and custom motorcycles…it’s going to be hard to avoid festivity and celebration this July for Oahu-goers.
We hope you find this to be a helpful guide as you start planning your July trip. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!