Events & Activities

STAY, PLAY & DISCOVER on OAHU

As a guest, you can experience a variety of amazing marine activities outside your doorstep including: kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, guided Eco-Tours, snorkel/sandbar boat excursions and a private boat charter. For additional entertainment we offer dinner every Monday and Wednesday with live Hawaiian music, a Friday evening buffet dinner and fire knife performance, and a memorable Saturday Reef-Snorkel-Sandbar Cruise. Our friendly staff can arrange golf, horseback riding, hikes and eco-tours as well as cultural shows through our local partners at Polynesian Cultural Center, Kualoa Ranch, Macadamia Nut Farm and Ko’olau Golf Club.

RESORT ACTIVITIES

The resort offers many on-site recreational activities, including:

  • Pool and Hot Tub
  • Floating Sun Lounge
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Yoga & Meditation Class (complimentary)
  • Instructional SUP and Kayak Class (complimentary)
  • Standup Paddle Boarding (fee)
  • Monday and Wednesday’s 4-Course Plated Dinner with Live Hawaiian Music (fee)
  • Friday’s Pau Hana Buffet Dinner with a Spectacular Fire Knife Performance (fee)
  • Wednesday Boat Excursion & Adventure (fee)
  • Saturday Sandbar Boat Excursion & Reef Snorkel Adventure (fee)
  • Private Boat Charter (fee)
  • On Call Massage Services (fee)

Click here for more details on our resort activities and experience. Reserve your activity with us prior to arrival to receive 20% discount -- limited time offer!

AREA ACTIVITIES

Hiking on Oahu

Stay on the Windward Coast of Oahu and experience Hawaiian culture, tropical beauty, spectacular places, great activities and world renowned Hawaiian beaches. Windward Oahu has it all within a close proximity to Paradise Bay Resort.  Here is a list of our favorite land and water activities on the Windward Coast:

Great Hikes, Biking, Shopping, Luau, Golf, Horseback, ATV, Surf, Sportfishing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Kiteboarding, Diving, Snorkeling, Sailing, Boat Excursions, Paragliding and more.

Check out some of Oahu's top activities and places to explore:

  • Valley of the Temples
  • Heeia Park Eco Tours
  • Heeia Pier Excursions
  • Koolau Golf Club
  • Kualoa Ranch Activities
  • Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden and Hike
  • Polynesian Cultural Center (Oahu's #1 Paid Attraction)
  • Macadamia Nut Farm Tour
  • Historic Kailua Town
  • Haleiwa Town
  • Sea Life Park and Chiefs Luau

One of the best ways to explore our island is on foot!  Take a hike on Oahu and reward yourself with panoramic ocean views and lush mountain scenery. On the eastern tip of Oahu is the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, which features breathtaking views of the indigo Pacific Ocean. You can also go on guided educational hiking tours. Waimea Valley on the North Shore offers valley hikes every Saturday perfect for families. Discover stunning views as guides help you identify native and exotic plants, showcase the valley’s indigenous birds and lead you to various streams including the beautiful Waimea Waterfall.

 Ask our concierge staff to recommend hiking trails around the area.  

Oahu is home to world famous Waikiki Beach, the legendary North Shore and other amazing off-the-beaten-path beaches.  Explore some of beaches on the North Shore and along the Windward (East) coast: Kailua Beach, Lanikai, Kahana Bay and Malaekahana state recreation area and beach-Sunset Beach, Ehukai Beach(Banzi Pipeline) and Waimea Beach and Falls. 

ISLAND ACTIVITIES

Surf's Up on Oahu!

Oahu is called the "Heart of Hawaii" so it's the appropriate home to Hawaii's widest range of popular activities and famous sights from the big city Waikiki and the famous North Shore to the tropical Windward Coast.  There are so many things to do that you'll never be able to do them all in just one visit:  Golf, Shop, Luau, Surf, Windsurf, Kiteboard, Dive, Snorkel, Deep Sea Fishing, Skydive, Glider Ride, Helicopter tours, Sailing, Boat Excursions, Parasailing, Shark Tours, Bike, Hike and more.
We've chosen our top things to do on the island of Oahu, Hawaii:

  1. Attend a Luau
  2. Learn to Catch a Wave off Kailua Beach
  3. Drive to the North Shore – Surfing Capital of the World
  4. See Waikiki and Oahu from the Top of Diamond Head
  5. Honor America at Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial
  6. Shop in Waikiki and Ala Moana Shopping Center
  7. Get a Taste of Honolulu with Hawaii Food Tours
  8. See Oahu from the Air with a helicopter ride
  9. Listen to Some Live Hawaiian Music
  10. Find Places Where the TV Series and Movies such as LOST and Hawaii 5-O Were Filmed

Calendar of Events

Plan your trip during one of Oahu’s many special events. Experience one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances, stage shows, musical events and sports competitions throughout the year on Oahu.

Refer to our events calendar for upcoming concerts, sports events and entertainment at the Paradise Bay Resort and on the island of Oahu. Our resort provides you with easy access to an array of entertainment venues so can take part in all the island happenings. For non-stop action during your vacation, refer to our calendar of events.

At the end of each day, return to the Paradise Bay Resort to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, relax on our floating dock or on your lanai patio, as well as a peaceful night’s sleep in our beautifully appointed accommodations.

December Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesday 2:45pm-7:00pm and Sunday 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. http://www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

Paul Mitchell Xterra Trail Run World Championship – Dec. 6  – 9am-2pm – Kualoa Ranch – Grand finale of the PAUL MITCHELL XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES of events held in 23 U.S. states and territories, Luxembourg, Costa Rica, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Spain, Zambia, Canada, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Czech Republic and Australia. The world’s beast half marathon trail runners vie for the tile of “WORLD CHAMPION”. XTERRA will also host 5K, 10K Trail runs, an adventure walk and a free kid’s sprint. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit a local non-profit. http://www.xterraplanet.com/trailrun/worlds/

Honolulu Marathon – Dec. 13 – 5am-4:00pm- 26 miles, 385 yards or 42.195 kilometers - The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko Head volcanic craters. The terrain is level except for short uphill grades around Diamond Head.  At the starting line is Ala Moana Beach Park where the Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Blvd, 5 a.m. finishing at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. http://www.gohawaii.com/en/events/honolulu-marathon1/www.honolulumarathon.org

Hawaii Bowl – Dec. 24 – 3pm- In its 14th year, the bowl will pit a team from the American Athletic Conference against a team from the Mountain West or BYU. BYU – an independent program – will play in either the Hawaii Bowl or the Las Vegas Bowl in 2015, if bowl eligible. Whichever game the Cougars do not participate in this season, BYU will be a part of in 2019."The Hawaii Bowl and Christmas Eve go together like fish and poi," said Daryl Garvin, Hawaii Bowl executive director. "With temperatures dropping across much of the country, ESPN showcases Hawaii's warmth – both in terms of weather and spirit – to millions of viewers."The Hawaii Bowl is known for its high scoring (the winning team has scored 40 or more points nine times), thrilling offenses and close games with two overtime contests and five games decided by one touchdown or less. http://sheratonhawaiibowl.com/

February

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:30pm-7pm and Sundays 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

Chinese New Year Celebration - Feb. 5 - 5pm-10pm - The Chinese New Year Celebration will be held on Friday, Fenruary 5, 2016 from 5pm to 10pm. and Saturday from 9am to 10pm at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza.

Hawaii Opera Theatre present A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Feb 12 – Shakespeare’s beloved play takes on a new life in Benjamin Britten’s beautiful A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The versatility of the opera—from simple enchantment, a traditional fairytale with plenty of action and comedy, to a psychological treasure trove of madness and cruelty—will allow audiences young and old, seasoned and new, to delight in the production. As Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written around 1594 and set to music by Britten in 1960. It portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a bewitched queen, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who is transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites, and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder—it’s about the world’s most popular pastime: falling in love. http://www.hawaiiopera.org/midsummer-night/

Children and Youth Choral Festival – Feb. 20 – 5pm to 6:30pm – Kawaiahao Church - This annual Choral Festival Concert will feature over 400 of Hawaii's most talented children and youth singers grades 3 - 8. Joined by the Hawaii Youth Symphony II ensemble in concert. The concert is the culmination of 2 annual choral festivals, 20 & 21 years respectively. Students from local schools and community choirs join in song to learn new music, hone their skills and make new friends. http://www.hyoc.org/

March

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:45pm-7pm and Sundays 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

Lei Court Selection Event, Lei Day Celebration – March 5 – 9am to 3:00pm – The first Lei Day was in 1927 and celebrated in downtown Honolulu with a few people wearing lei. From that it grew and more and more people began to wear lei on May 1. We are told that the first celebration and exhibit of lei was at the Bank of Hawaii. In 1928, the first lei queen was Nina Bowman. Mayor Charles Arnold crowned Lei Queen Nina Bowman here in Honolulu.Each year, the lei court is selected from one of the four rotating groups:18-30 years Na Opio (The Youth)31-45 years Na Makua (The Adults)46-60 years Na Makua Oo (The Elders in Training)61 and over Na Kupuna (The Elders)This year (2016) is the year of Na Makua. One lei king/queen and up to two lei prince/princesses will be selected. http://www.honolulu.gov/parks/programs.html

Na Mele Aloha – Ano Ai Ke Aloha– March 12 – 5:30pm-8pm The first performance in this year's mele series welcomes our audience as one would welcome a stranger into their home. It will explore the hospitality that is so distinctive to Hawaii. A concert laden with stories and lore from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $30 each in advance or $35 at door. Mission cafe is open for the concerts. http://www.missionhouses.org/

Honolulu Festival – March 11-13, Celebrating Hawaiian and Pacific Rim traditional and modern dance, art and more with three days of free performances/exhibits around Honolulu. http://www.honolulufestival.com/

Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show – March 20- – 10:30am to 4:30pm – The three times yearly Wiki Wiki One Day Vintage Collectibles & Hawaiiana Show is an all vintage (20 yrs & older) collectibles and antiques show and sale. Shop ninety three tables with vendors from Oahu, Outer Islands, and Mainland U.S. This is Hawaii's only strictly vintage show with no pre-sales to vendors.Shop antiques, Hawaiian jewelry, aloha shirts, art, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, dolls, tribal art, beads, tiki, gold & silver, koa, furniture, kimono, kitchenware, ukuleles, toys, kokeshi, Mid-Century décor, movie posters, Chinese & Japanese antiques, Mings jewelry, Niihau shell leis, lauhala hats, stamps, coins, comics, shabby chic, Victorian, sportscards, Hawaiian Monarchy items, prints, textiles, postcards, aloha shirts, Pyrex and more! http://www.ukulekle.com/

April

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:45pm-7pm and Sundays 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

HTY Presents H2O~The Story of Water & Hawaii – April 9-May 11, his age appropriate musical explores the cultural, historical, environmental and physical properties of water through song, humor and interactive story telling. At Tenney Theatre, Corner of Beretania St. & Alakea St., Honolulu. http://www.htyweb.org/plays/h20-story-water-and-hawaii

Hapalua– April 10 – 6am- The Hapalua is Hawaii’s half marathon starting at the Duke Kahanamoku statue and finishing at Kapiolani Park. http://thehapalua.com/

May

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:30pm-7:00pm and Sundays 9:45am-2:00 pm, Windward Mall hosts local farmers market featuring fresh local produce, flowers, culinary treats and a variety of local made products. http://www.windwardmall.com/event/farmers-market-every-wednesday/

Lei Day Celebration – May 1 – 9am-5:30pm, The first Lei Day was in 1927 (the Academy Awards began in 1929) and celebrated in downtown Honolulu with a few people wearing lei. From that it grew and more and more people began to wear lei on May 1. We are told that the first celebration and exhibit of lei was at the Bank of Hawaii. In 1928, the first lei queen was Nina Bowman. Mayor Charles Arnold crowned Lei Queen Nina Bowman here in Honolulu. http://www.honolulu.gov/parks/programs.html

Na Mele Aloha – Aloha Alii – May 14 – 5:30pm-8pm, This performance will offer songs written about the love of the alii and how the commoners expressed their love for their royalty and the deep affection shown in musical tributes.A concert laden with stories and lore from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $30 each in advance or $35 at door. Mission cafe is open for the concerts. http://www.missionhouses.org/

Lantern Floating Hawaii (17th Annual) -  May. 25 – 6pm – 7:30pm -  Every year on Memorial Day, more than 40,000 residents of Hawaii and visitors gather at Ala Moana Beach Park to honor loved ones and generate hope toward the future. This year’s ceremony will commence at 6 p.m. and will be officiated by Head of the Shinnyo-en Buddhist Order, Her Holiness Shinso Ito. The event will include music and a ceremonial lighting of the Light of Harmony, leading up to the floating of lanterns onto the Pacific Ocean. Those wanting to personally float a lantern may receive one at the Lantern Request Tent on the event day on a first-come, first-served basis. The public is also invited to write remembrances ahead of time at the Shinnyo-en Hawaii temple through May 19m. http://www.lanternfloatinghawaii.com/