Special Events to Attend on Oahu in 2023
One of the best reasons to live on Oahu is all the things there are to do. Even if you need to downsize to make the number work when moving to Hawaii, the lifestyle you can enjoy with our perfect climate and a nearly endless list of ways to enjoy island life will make it worth every effort.
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As you plan ahead for the year, consider adding some of these special events in Oahu to your 2023 calendar.
Planned for February 2023, the Punahou Carnival has been celebrating the culture and history of the island since 1932. This family friendly festival supports fundraising efforts for the Punahou School. Guests of all ages will love this carnival, which features food, rides, games, live entertainment, handmade crafts for sale, a variety show, a silent auction, and more.
Nothing is more quintessentially Oahu than Duke and surfing on the North Shore. At Duke's Oceanfest in August, everyone is invited to celebrate the long history of surfing on the island with special events that include a dog surfing competition, hula, beach volleyball, live music, and more. Celebrate the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku by enjoying special film presentations and supporting the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, a non profit that provides resources for Hawaii's scholar athletes.
There's no better way to celebrate Labor Day weekend this year than at the Okinawan Festival. One of the biggest cultural festivals in Hawaii, you can enjoy amazing food and learn more about the Okinawan culture at this fun celebration. Started in 1982 by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, the festival is designed to celebrate the Okinawan culture and invite everyone to join in.
Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational
There are few surf competitions that can rival the scope and excitement of the annual Eddie Aikau Big Wave International. This year marks the 34th anniversary of the celebration, where everyone gathers on the North Shore are Waimea Bay to watch some of the best surfers in the world compete on some of the biggest waves in the world.
The invitational actually began during the final weeks of 2022 but continues into the spring of 2023. Called The Super Bowl of Surfing, it is an amazing event to observe even if you have never taken a surfboard out in your life.
Living on Oahu means having access to beaches, restaurants, resorts, and natural scenery that draw tourists from around the globe any day of the week. Whether it's an annual festival, a major surf competition or a peaceful hike to a waterfall, everyday living in Hawaii presents an opportunity to live the lifestyle you are dreaming of. If you are wondering how to make the transition from the mainland to island life, we can help.