Hula For All

March 19, 2014 | By Jaimie Kim

This Waikiki hula show features some of Hawai’i’s finest performers—and it’s free!


A visit to Hawai’i would be nothing without an authentic hula show experience. Luckily, you won’t have to venture far or open your wallet to enjoy the sights and sounds of the free Kuhio Beach Hula Show, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Bring a picnic meal and something to sit on, and head to the grass at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound. The show opens with torch lighting and traditional conch shell blowing. Each night is different and unique, and showcases authentic Hawaiian music along with various hula halau (dance groups) and other local performers.

“They’re all the real deal, but they’re [also] accessible,” says show producer Marnie Weeks.

“Translations and explanations are provided so people won’t feel left out or disconnected.”

Located beachfront, bring a camera to take photos before and after the show to maintain lasting memories of the night.

The show is presented four nights a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) weather-permitting at 6:30 p.m. by the City & County of Honolulu, Hawai’i Tourism Authority, Waikiki Improvement Association and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa.

An authentic hula show should be on everyone’s list of things to do here in Hawai’i—don’t miss the opportunity to see this beautiful and culturally significant dance. ✖

Kodak Beach Hula Show
Kalakaua Ave. at Uluniu Ave. [C:10 Waikiki Map]
(808) 843-8002