O‘ahu is known as “The Gathering Place,” and true to its nickname, the island offers many events throughout the year that invite locals and visitors alike to gather and enjoy O‘ahu’s plentiful offerings. Some of the biggest events in the state – and even the world – occur on this amazing island. From food to art to ocean sports, there is sure to be a fun events in Oahu this fall that you won’t be able to resist checking out.
Hawai‘i’s Woodshow 25th Anniversary
Saturday, September 23rd through Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Hawai‘i’s Woodshow features some of the most extraordinary woodworking in the state, and with this year being the show’s 25th anniversary, you can expect an incredibly exceptional exhibit. This juried show at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Gallery at Linekona is one of the most prestigious woodworking shows in Hawai‘i and features works from Hawaiian-grown tree species. The show also casts a light on the positive roles of Hawai‘i’s forests in the state’s ecology and economy.
Waikīkī International Food Fest 2017
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This major fundraising event at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom features epicurean delicacies from around the world, a silent auction and live music. Sponsored each year by the Rotary Club of Waikīkī, proceeds go towards aiding local issues such as literacy, student scholarships, and homelessness as well as global initiatives including polio eradication and clean water accessibility.
Food and New Product Show 2017
Friday and Saturday, October 13th and 14th, 2017
For those of you who love the newest culinary inventions, be sure to check out Pacific Expo’s Food and New Product Show at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in downtown Honolulu. This awesome trade show features the newest innovations in everything food, and includes the latest, greatest (and sometimes outright wild) kitchen products, numerous food sampling booths, cooking demonstrations, and celebrity cooking.
2017 Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival at Kō ʻOlina
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Founded by famed chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival is the Pacific’s premiere epicurean event. Featuring over 100 internationally renowned chefs, the event takes place at one of O‘ahu’s most beautiful oceanfront destinations, Kō ʻOlina. This spectacular culinary feast on the beach showcases not only some of the best food you will ever taste, but also a star-studded entertainment lineup and fine wines, specialty beers and creative cocktails.
Fun Events in Oahu: Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
November 12th through December 19th, 2017
The North Shore of O‘ahu is famed for its monster waves, and no international surfing event is more prestigious than the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. Come out to Sunset Beach, home of the Banzai Pipeline, and watch the world’s top surfers shred the tubes for the most sought-after surfing title on the globe – World’s Best Big-Wave Rider.