If you’re lucky enough to spend Labor Day and the last days of summer in the tropical paradise of Oahu (where, trust us, summer will continue for a while after you’ve left), then its a good idea to have a list of potential activities to enjoy. You won't be short of things to do this Labor Day in Oahu. There are lots of activities and local attractions that the whole family will enjoy. If you’re looking for Oahu Labor Day Weekend 2019 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in Oahu in September, including…
- Hanauma Bay Snorkel
- Makani Catamaran Sail
- Hawaiian Style Rentals: Moped and Bike Rental
- Diamond Head Hike
- And more!
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Regular admission to a number of these Oahu attractions are included on the Go Oahu® pass. Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. See all available passes, attractions & prices – Learn more. Please note, the special events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Oahu pass.
Relax Aboard a Dinner Cruise
Explore Hawaiian Culture
Go Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay
Ride a Bike or Moped
Embark on a Scenic HikeOahu is at its most beautiful in the wild parts outside of Honolulu and Waikiki, so be sure to spend some time out exploring nature. Take a hike up the historic Makapuu Lighthouse, or out to the impressive Diamond Head volcano. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera! Getting In: Makapuu Lighthouse Hike tickets and Diamond Head Hike tickets are included with the Go Oahu pass.
First Friday Art Walk
September 6, 2019 Chinatown, Honolulu
If you're in search of that perfect unique souvenir, then a visit to the monthly First Friday Art Walk in Honolulu's Chinatown is a great destination. This month, they're boasting a special Labor Day theme. This event is filled with art and craftwork from dozens of local vendors looking to share their love of art with the world. You'll also find that local businesses get in on the fun, too, offering free food and drink samples to passersby. It's an incredibly festive atmosphere overall, and is fun for the whole family. Getting In: Admission to the First Friday Art Walk is free.
Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony
September 1, 2019, 4:00 - 5:00 pm Royal Hawaiian Hotel
It's hard to find a tradition more authentically Hawaiian than this one, or one that is more beloved by locals. The Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be officially introduced, and past monarchs honored through song and dance. This event actually kicks off the larger Aloha Festival event series, taking place throughout the month. For more information about Aloha Week, check out our full write-up of this unique Hawaiian tradition. Getting In: Admission to the Royal Court Investiture is free.
September 1-2, 2019 Kapiolani Park, WaikikiNow in its 37th year, the Okinawan Festival is the largest cultural festival in all of Hawaii. Enjoy tons of great ethnic food, live entertainment including taiko drums and hula dancers, artist and artisan displays, and great educational activities for the kids. It’s an ideal family event for those looking for a little bit of authentic Oahu. Getting In: Admission to the Okinawan Festival is free.
Waikiki Roughwater Swim
September 2, 2019 WaikikiNot for the faint of heart, this event brings swimmers from all over the world to challenge the rough waters of Waikiki on a 2. 4 mile course. Watch swimmers traverse the seas from the Waikiki Aquarium to Hilton Hawaiian Village and marvel at their bravery. Getting In: Admission to the Waikiki Roughwater Swim is free for spectators.
10th Annual Hawaii Rice Festival
2019 Dates TBD Ward VillageCelebrate one of Hawaii’s most famous grains this Labor Day weekend with a one-of-a-kind festival. Enjoy cooking and eating competitions, musical performances and other live entertainment, and great kids activities. Taste rice from around the world and learn all about the history of this famous plant. Getting In: Admission to the Hawaii Rice Festival is free.
67th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea
September 21, 2019, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
This massive block party is the place to be this September for a full taste of Hawaiian food, drink, and culture. Crowds will come from all across the islands to Kalakaua Avenue to enjoy lei-making classes, hula performances, Hawaiian music, and plenty of food and drink. It's a great family attraction, too! Getting In: Admission to the 67th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea is free.
Kūhiō Beach Hula Show
This authentic hula show is a great way to get a true taste of Hawaiian culture for free. Come to Kūhiō Beach to see the full show, including an opening torch-lighting ceremony and the blowing of a conch shell, plus plenty of expect indigenous dances. This show takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in season. Getting In: Admission to the Kūhiō Beach Hula Show is free.
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Remember to Save on Attraction Admission
There you go - plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Oahu in September to help you plan your Labor Day weekend itinerary. Remember, some of these great attraction options are included on the Go Oahu pass, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. Please note, the Labor Day weekend events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go Oahu pass. We hope you consider visiting some of these attractions to help round out your summer vacation in style.