Summer is coming to Hawaii, and the island of Oahu is right in the middle of all of it. The June calendar is piling up with events, many of them (understandably) outdoor/ocean-related.
We still recommend keeping an eye on the calendar as the dates approach. For instance, one major June 2022 event - the Pan-Pacific Festival in Honolulu - was recently canceled for this year.
Here are some of the most fantastic events and festivals coming to Oahu this June.
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T&C Surf Grom Contest
This surfing contest is unique in that it is for kids. Less a competition and more of a celebration, this year Kuhio Beach will once again be the playground of some of the most impressive junior surfers in the world. There is also a special tandem event where adults join in.
When: June 4th and 5th, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: 2453 Kalakaua Ave, Kuhio Beach, Waikiki
More Info: T&C Surf Events
Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships
This heavily sponsored, high-level surfing event will be the initial stop on an ensuing world tour. Held at the iconic Queen’s Surf Break in Waikiki, it is hard to imagine a more ideal location for such a tour to kick off.
When: June 7th - 11th, 8 AM - 5 PM
Where: 2424 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki Beach
More Info: 2022 Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships
1st Annual IBC Junior Pro
It isn’t just surfing on the horizon. This June, the International Bodyboarding Corporation is also hosting a major competition in Oahu. This event also focuses on youth athletes and will be held on the weekend of June 25th and 26th at Sandy Beach.
When: June 25th, 26th, 7 AM - 4 PM
Where: 8801 Kalanianaole Hwy, Sandy Beach, Honolulu
More Info: Kaikeha Hawaii
King Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony, Floral Parade
This beautiful Honolulu tradition involves draping the famous statue of King Kamehameha in a vibrant array of leis. The following day a parade will be held, starting from Iolani Palace and ending at Queen Kapiolani Park. This year will mark the 105th annual parade, dating back to well before Hawaii’s statehood.
When: June 10th, 2 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: 417 S King St, Aliiolani Hale, Honolulu
More Info: King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
Ka Nai Aupuni
This totally free public event is essentially a festival of art, music, and live performance to celebrate the Kamehameha Dynasty. It will be held at the Royal Hawaiian Center the weekend of June 11th and 12th.
When: June 11th, 12th, 12 PM - 7 PM
Where: 2202 Kalakaua Ave, Royal Hawaiian Center, Honolulu
More Info: Pa’i Foundation
Beach Days Market
For local arts and crafts, you’ll want to head over to Aloha Home Market in Kailua on Sunday, June 12th. For their special Beach Days Market event, you’ll find jewelry, furniture, food, clothing, and much more unique and locally made.
When: June 12th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Where: 340 Uluniu St, Aloha Home Market, Kailua
More Info: Aloha Home Market
We hope you find this to be a helpful starting place for filling your Oahu calendar. As always, mahalo and best wishes for your visit!