Oahu Events in October

Events & Festivals on the Island of Oahu

This October, the island of Oahu will continue to maintain its status as the place to go for big events. From massive pride parades, to A-list electronic music shows, to rare showcases of art and other goods, the month has something on the calendar for every visitor.

Here are the top events and festivals coming to Oahu in October 2022.

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Hawaii’s Woodshow 2022

For its 30th anniversary, Hawaii’s Woodshow returns to Honolulu in 2022. The event is a juried woodworking exhibition, showcasing some of the finest works made from some of the finest locally-sourced woods. It is also very focused on ecology and spreading awareness about the importance of Hawaii’s forests. 

When: October 16th - October 30th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Where: 848 South Beretania Street, Honolulu (Hawaii Opera Plaza)
More Info: Woodshow Hawaii Forest

Honolulu Pride Parade & Festival

2022 marks the first time that the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation will celebrate pride in-person since 2019. The foundation will be hosting events throughout the month of October, the most definitive of which is the parade and festival at Waikiki Shell and Diamond Head Greens on Saturday the 15th.

When: Saturday, October 15th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Where: 2805 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu (Waikiki Shell & Diamond Head Greens
More Info: Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation

17th Annual Hawaii Book & Music Festival

This month-long virtual event is free to attend and will feature prominent literary figures like John Irving and Paul Theroux. Topics discussed will include wellness, innovation, sustainability, culture, and more. In total there are set to be 25 authors and between 60 and 70 events. The festival is also hosted in partnership with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a ton of other local sponsors.

When: October 1st - October 31st
Where: Online/Virtual 
More Info: Hawaii Book & Music Festival

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show

This pop-up sale will feature 92 tables with vintage collectibles from all over not just Oahu but the entire United States. What makes this pop-up unique from virtually any other in Hawaii is its being strictly vintage - all items are at least 20 years old, some many more than that. The range is seemingly endless - shirts, jewelry, paintings, dolls, beads, furniture, comic books, ukuleles… If you’re interested in bringing something back with you from your trip, you could spend hours here.

When: Sunday, October 2nd, 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu (Neal Blaisdell Hawaii Suites)
More Info: Hawaii All Collectors Show - Facebook

Day of the Deadmau5

Another flavor of event coming to Honolulu this October is Day of the Deadmau5. It wasn’t that long ago that a massive electronic music event would have been unthinkable, for obvious reasons - but this is as decisive a sign as any that the festivities are in full swing in Hawaii once again.

When: Saturday, October 29th, 10 PM
Where: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu (Blaisdell Arena)
More Info: Day of the Deadmau5 Tickets



We hope you find this to be a helpful guide to planning your October in Oahu. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!

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