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 a Monday Night Dinner, Wednesday Dinner Buffet with live Hawaiian music, a Friday evening Fire knife performance and Hula dance 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’s Aloha Night Island Grill (fee)
  • Wednesday’s Dinner Buffet with Live Hawaiian Music (fee)
  • Friday’s Pau Hana Dinner with a Spectacular Fire Knife Performance (fee)
  • Wednesday Boat Excursion - Manta Ray and Turtle 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.

August Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:45pm-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/

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Concert Series -  Aug. 6 –8:30 pm – Waikiki Aquarium -  Featuring some of Hawaii’s top entertainers, ticket sales are announced via mailer to members first, then to the general public. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the concerts begin at 7 pm Guests are encouraged to explore the Aquarium galleries that remain open throughout the evening and bring blankets/chairs to sit on the beach-front lawn – making this major fundraiser one of the best, and unique, ways to experience the Aquarium and Waikiki.Secure your space on the lawn for one or more concerts.  http://www.waikikiaquarium.org/

Pacific Ink and Art Expo - Aug. 7-9  – Neil Blaisdell Center - Come see 250+ of the best tattoo artists, piercers and painting / drawing artists from Hawaii and around the world!Every August we showcase Culture and Tradition at our Festival to share and carry on the Pacific Islander Heritage with the world. It is our Manao (belief, desire) and Kuleana (responsibility) to assist in stewarding the tradition of Tattoo & Art here in Hawaii and share it with the world.  http://www.hawaiitatooexpo.com

First Friday – Aug. 7 – 5pm –9pm- Chinatown - Come join us for the most exciting event to hit downtown Honolulu on the first Friday of every month! Chinatown is the place to be if you want to join the hip crowds at the many unique galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants that feature exciting art exhibits and free entertainment. Come to see the main events between 5 and 9 pm, and stay for the late night party at some of the trendiest, most popular bars in Honolulu. http://www.firstfridayhawaii.com/ 

21st Annual Made in Hawaii Festival – Aug. 21 – 23 -  12pm-6pm-  Neil Blaisdell - Produced by the Hawaii Food Industry Association and sponsored since its inception by First Hawaiian Bank, the Made in Hawaii Festival features nearly 400 exhibitors who showcase food products, books, gifts, apparel and jewelry, arts and crafts, produce and many more home-grown products from around the 50th State. Festival-goers will enjoy ‘made in Hawaii’ entertainment throughout the 3-day festival as Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners bring their musical talent to the entertainment stage and Hawaii’s Hale Aina Award winning chefs heat up the Arena stage with cooking demonstrations and tasty samples. This annual event attracts more than 35,000 attendees each year. Admission cost is $5; children six years and younger are free. http://www.madeinhawaii.com/

September Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesday from 2:45pm-7:00pm and Sunday from 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/

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival -  Sept. 9-12 –Various Location - The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) can be viewed today as the expansion of the Hawaii Regional Cuising (HRC) movement which was started 25 years ago with 12 chefs making a commitment to using the finest locally grown produce and to supporting local farmers. HFWF has broadened HRC to a greater context and has become the next movement. It brings not only culinary and agriculture together, but many other industries and sectors within industries such as tourism, education, retail, food, restaurant, media, environment and culture that support our State's economy. Over the last four years, HFWF as created an internationally recognized world-class event, showcasing Hawaii's locally grown foods and the culinary talents of the world's most renown chefs. It has significantly raised the bar for Hawaii as a culinary and travel destination where visitors can come to experience some of the most unforgettable international dishes that reflect our culture. http://hfwf.me/

I Love Hula in Kailua – Sept. 13  – Behind Longs in Kailua – With the grace of their hands they can tell you that a star only glitters at the setting of the sun. And with the grace of their hearts, members of Koolaupoko’s storied hula halau (hula troupes) and their kumu hula (dance teachers) have charmed and entertained Kailua residents and visitors with the “I Love Hula in Kailua” series for over two years.The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, along with A&B Properties, Inc., sponsors the free hula series, which takes place one Sunday every month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the parking garage behind Longs/CVS in Kailua Town.Featuring In the Name of "Aloha" Celebration - Various Halau http://abkailua.com/

Aloha Festivals: 2015 Wikiki Hoolaulea – Sept. 19 – 6pm –11pm- Celebrating its 63th year, the largest block party will kick off with the arrival of the Royal Court. Multiple stages of entertainment, lots of food, lei vendors and hawaiian crafters will be spread along the world famous Kalakaua Avenue. Free admission. the Royal Court. Multiple stages of entertainment, lots of food, lei vendors and hawaiian crafters will be spread along the world famous Kalakaua Avenue. Free admission. On Kalakaua Avenue between Lewers & Kapahulu Avenues. http://alohafestivals.com/

October Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:45pm-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/

Chocolate Extravaganza (13th Annual)-  Oct. 3  9-12 –6:30pm-9pm – Emmanuel Episcopal Church – Proceeds from the Chocolate Extravaganza will benefit Family Promise of Hawaii and Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The mission of Family Promise of Hawaii is to mobilize existing community resources to help families with children experiencing homelessness and help them transition to sustainable independence. Nearly 400 guests attend our event and enjoy the fun of indulging in chocolate while contributing to the solution of homelessness on Oahu. The event will be held on Saturday. Tickets will be available $25 pre-sale ($35 at the door) http://www.emmanuelkailua.com/

Island Arts Festival – Oct. 10  – 9am-4pm - Kapiolani Park – Our events feature approximately 75-100 fine artists and handcraft artisans who display their own art for sale including jewelry of all types, clothing, wood products, stained glass, ceramics, soaps and candles, bags, quilts, lauhala products. The events are scheduled from 9am - 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. The Island Arts Festival is located in Kapiolani Park at the Bandstand. This is at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across from the Honolulu Zoo. Admission is free, and we have live entertainment as well as great food available for our guests to enjoy. Come and join us to celebrate the Arts of Hawaii.

Paul Mitchell Xterra Gunstock Trail Run – Oct. 17 - 7am- These challenging and scenic races are part of the Hawaii Xterra Trail Run Series and is the first event in the 2015 series. Gunstock Ranch is a privately-owned working ranch, so this is a rare opportunity for runners to experience the trails of a remote location near the North Shore of Oahu. http://www.gunstockhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/

Paul Mitchell Xterra Gunstock Trail Run – Oct. 17 - 7am- These challenging and scenic races are part of the Hawaii Xterra Trail Run Series and is the first event in the 2015 series. Gunstock Ranch is a privately-owned working ranch, so this is a rare opportunity for runners to experience the trails of a remote location near the North Shore of Oahu. http://www.gunstockhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/

Kaneohe Bay Airshow– Oct. 17-18 – 9am-6pm – On Friday, October 16, the air show is open to anyone with military access only. On Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, the air show is FREE and open to the public, with gates open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Premium box seats, grandstands and covered chalet seating are available for purchase. http://www.kaneohebayairshow.com/

Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure– Oct.18 – 7am – Rally around a breast cancer survivor in your life, join a team, or just come to meet new friends while raising money for breast cancer education, screening and treatment in Hawaii. Choose from a 1-mile walk or 5K walk/run then celebrate with us at the finish line and race expo.Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.This Race is unique in that 100% of the net proceeds go to our mission to end breast cancer. 75% stays in here in Hawaii to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment and the remaining 25% goes to our grants program. http://hawaii.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=5688&pg=entry

 

November Events

Windward Mall Farmers Market – Every Wednesdays 2:45pm-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/

Island Arts Festival – Nov.7  – 9am-4pm - Kapiolani Park – Our events feature approximately 75-100 fine artists and handcraft artisans who display their own art for sale including jewelry of all types, clothing, wood products, stained glass, ceramics, soaps and candles, bags, quilts, lauhala products. The events are scheduled from 9am - 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. The Island Arts Festival is located in Kapiolani Park at the Bandstand. This is at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, across from the Honolulu Zoo. Admission is free, and we have live entertainment as well as great food available for our guests to enjoy. Come and join us to celebrate the Arts of Hawaii.

Wiki Wiki Vintage Collectibles and Hawaiiana Show – Nov. 22 – 10:30am-4:30pm- The annual Holiday 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. Where Hawaiian pickers shop! Great buys in antiques, Hawaiiana, art, estate jewelry, vintage fashion, dolls, teddy bears, beads, gold & silver, koa, furniture, kimono, kitchenware, ukuleles, toys, kokeshi dolls, Mid-Century décor, Chinese & Japanese antiques, Mings jewelry, Niihau shell leis, lauhala hats, stamps, coins, shabby chic, Victorian, sportscards, Hawaiian Monarchy items, prints, textiles, postcards, aloha shirts, lighters, Christmas Santas, ornaments and more! http://www.ukulele.com/wikiwiki.html

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/

May Events

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/

Hinano-Kialoa Coastal Relay -  May. 23 – 9am – 2pm Relay race for outrigger canoes, surfski kayaks and paddleboards from Castle Point in Kailua Bay to Kaimana Beach at Diamond Head (course is broken into four legs) http://kanakaikaika.com/events/hinano-kialoa-oahu-coastal-relay/

Kuhio Beach Hula Show -  May. 23 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm Authentic Hawaiian music and hula shows by Hawaii’s finest hula halau (dance troupes) and Hawaiian performers. Opens with the traditional blowing of the conch shell.6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, diagonally across Kalakaua Ave. from the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach hotel at Uluniu Ave. Outdoors, casual. Seating on the grass - Featuring Kapiolani Hao and Halau Ke Kiai A O Hula. http://www1.honolulu.gov/moca

Hawaii Cacao Fest -  May. 24 – 8:30am – 12pm KailuaTown Farmers’ Market is celebrating the transformative power of Cacao- from colorful pod to delectable taste sensation- with its 4th Annual Hawaii Cacao Festival on Sunday, May 24th! Sample delicious creations from local chefs. Sign up for a Cacao Guided Walking Tour where you will visit Kokolani Chocolate, Manoa Chocolate, & Madre Chocolate, and watch how this weird little fruit gets turns into delightful decadence. Discover how cacao is grown and why Hawaii is the only state in the nation that can grow it. Fun activities for kids! Everyone can enjoy the live music of Paul Izak & Seeds of Love while relaxing in the 75- seat covered café. Discover the many benefits of this amazing fruit. Buy from Hawaii’s finest chocolatiers like Madre Chocolate, Hawaiian Crown, Waialua Estate, Manoa Chocolate, Aloha Chocolate Company, and Kokolani Chocolate. Learn why Kailua is becoming known at Choc-Kailua.8:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Kailua Elementary School

Memorial Day Ceremony -  May. 25 – 8:30am – 10pm This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.Also speaking will be the Honorable Judge Thomas K. Kaulukukui, Jr., (Ret.).The Royal Hawaiian Band and the Sounds of Aloha Chorus Choir will perform along with Katrina Manongdo, an employee of the Department of Parks & Recreation. Oahu veterans’ groups will place wreaths at the dedicatory stone and tributes will be paid to those laid to rest in the sacred crater known as Puowaina.On the Sunday prior to the ceremony, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will place 38,000 lei on the grave markers of the men and women interred at the cemetery. Individuals and groups are encouraged to sew or purchase fresh flower lei to be donated for this uniquely Hawaiian effort.The Memorial Day ceremony is free and open to the public.

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/

Maui Jim Molokai Challenge – May 30 –8:30pm-5:00pm- The Maui Jim Molokai Challenge is the culmination of a grueling 5 month paddling season. Outrigger canoes, surfski kayaks, Stand Up and Prone paddleboards will cross the Molokai Channel either solo or in relay teams. The race starts in Kaluakoi on Molokai and will end at Maunalua Beach Park in Hawaii Kai. The worlds best paddlers will be in attendance to prove who is the world champion for surfskis. The other crafts will be warming up for more channel racing to come. Come see the finishers across the line starting at approximately 1:45 pm http://www.kanakaikaika.com/maui-jim-molokai-challenge-surfski-world-championship/