5 Nighttime Events to Catch in Honolulu during Summer


For many, it’s just perfect to visit Honolulu during summer. This is because of its beautiful beaches and how the golden sun perfectly showers it with warmth. But despite its popularity during the daytime, there’s a lot more to Honolulu than the sun and its sand.

Honolulu may be peppered with many daytime summer events, but the fun doesn’t stop after the sun goes down. Get to know the beautiful city of Honolulu and the way of its wonderful locals after dusk with this list of 5 Nighttime Events to Catch in Honolulu during Summer:

Spend Memorial Day surrounded by mellow lanterns at Magic Island



Spending Memorial Day at Honolulu’s Magic Island allows you to experience a unique fusion of the event then and now.

Memorial Day at the Magic Island consists of the Japanese custom of letting a thousand lanterns float across the water. The light from the lanterns creates an amazing view against the water’s ripples. Aside from commemorating their dead, the event had also become a social gathering as time passed. Both locals and tourists excitedly don their kimonos and happi coats. Some even join the dances, but the solemnity of the event still remains when the lanterns are freed.

Magic Island is a small manmade peninsula in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a perfect spot for this social yet meaningful gathering every May 27.

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Join the Bon Dance at Hawaii’s Plantation Village



For a more active and more festive mood at night, try visiting Hawaii’s Plantation Village for the Bon Dance!

Another tradition that the Japanese passed to the people of Hawaii, the Bon Dance is an event where people gather to celebrate a la festival style. The only difference between this and the common festival we experience at home is that this event promotes clean fun. So don’t expect to see alcohol around and hear party music on and on. Instead, you get to enjoy local snacks and traditional music. It’s still just as fun!

Hawaii’s Plantation Village will hold the event on June 8. Make sure to put on your dancing shoes and dance to the beat of the Taiko drummers!

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Catch the Midsummer Night’s Gleam at the Foster Botanical Garden



If getting serenaded among flowers and under the stars are your kind of thing then head to the Foster Botanical Garden on June 13!

Truly another unique event to catch in Honolulu when night falls, the Midsummer Night’s Gleam gives you a brand new perspective on concerts. Here, you won’t get to enjoy the music under a big concert dome while seated in your assigned chairs. All you have to do is choose the best spot in the garden, spread your blanket and enjoy the music. You also get to view the stars while being surrounded by exotic flowers and aged trees. This may just be the perfect date spot in Honolulu!

The Midsummer Night’s Gleam featured new performers each week. First in line would be the Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii on June 13, a must-experience! When the concert is done, you can always opt to have a walking tour around the garden with your special someone. The night just never ends!

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Celebrate Independence day at Ala Moana Center



Ala Moana Center holds an annual Independence day celebration and it has never been anything less than grand!

Looking for the best place to celebrate Independence day in Honolulu? Look no further than Ala Moana Center! Every year, they prepare festive activities to welcome Fourth of July with a bang. And this year’s will surely be another! Live musical entertainment will be playing all throughout the day until the main event comes.

Of course, what is Fourth of July without the Fireworks? An amazing fireworks display with synchronized music will be presented as the special day approaches. Make sure to enjoy the view to their beach park!

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Cap the celebration at Addiction Night Club



Dubbed as the hottest nightclub in Honolulu, Addiction Night Club is sure to extend your Fourth of July celebration endlessly.

After some live classical music and a spectacular fireworks show, head to Honolulu’s hottest nightclub to expand the celebration. Live shows and music are sure to keep you dancing as several bars serve you all the drinks you want.

With its 40,000 light bulbs in display, the club lights up like a firework; A place truly worthy of a Fourth of July after party. Make sure to check out their dress code before proceeding to party! It is an upscale club after all.

Check out Addiction Night Club

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