This November in Oahu looks like it’s going to tick all the boxes. Wine. Live music. Cultural festivals. Hula. No matter who you are, something intriguing and enjoyable awaits you in Oahu in November.
Mark your calendars! Here are the best events and festivals coming to Oahu in November 2022.
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E Komo Mai Music Festival
This is the real deal - a 4-day, large-scale, all-encompassing outdoor music festival. Such festivals have become popular all across the globe, but few, if any, can boast such an absurdly beautiful backdrop. Oahu’s E Komo Mai Music Festival has all the promise of an unforgettably fun experience, so keep your eye on it.
When: November 10th - November 13th
More Info: E Komo Mai Fest
O Ke Kai Series 2022
This local event is a must for anyone interested in the mind-blowing history of Polynesian watercraft. Held at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, attendees will be treated to a masterclass in the Hawaiian traditions associated with canoes and the sight of a 100-year-old outrigger canoe named Kalele and many more unique nautical items.
When: Saturday, November 12th, 9 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu (Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort)
More Info: Call (808) 924-6007 or email [email protected]
12th Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
The last three days of this no-explanation-necessary event that has swept across the islands will occur in various locations around Oahu. Enjoy fine wines, delicious local cuisine, and events hosted by culinary legends like Roy Hamaguchi, and do it all among agreeable company in the gentle Hawaiian breeze.
When: November 3rd - November 6th
Where: Various Locations (see More Info)
More Info: Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Schedule
42nd Annual Hawaii International Film Festival
For its 42nd iteration, the Hawaii International Film Festival will embark on a hybridized model of both in-theater and virtual screenings. This festival focuses on shorts produced by filmmakers from the Pacific region and Asia. There will also be talks hosted by various professionals in the film industry.
When: November 3rd - November 27th
Where: Various Theater Locations in Honolulu (see More Info)
More Info: HIFF
45th Anniversary Prince Lot Hula Festival
Turning even older than the film festival this November is Oahu’s Prince Lot Hula Festival. The hula festival is hosted by the Moanalua Gardens Foundation, an environmental organization that has been integral to Hawaii for more than half a century.
When: November 3rd - November 20th, 7 PM - 9 PM
Where: 1414 Dillinghma Blvd, Suite 211, Honolulu (also broadcast on KHON2)
More Info: Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Despite some overlap, one could conceivably attend all 5 of the events listed here - and what a ride it would be. A 4-day music festival, a masterclass in Hawaiian canoeing, a barrage of food and wine, a film festival, and - to wrap it all up - hula dancing. We predict there will be lots of people smiling on Oahu this November.
We hope you find this a helpful starting place for planning your November in Oahu. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!