Aside from our lineup of Surfjack experiences, here’s our go-to guide of what’s happening on Oahu this May.

May 1

May Day on The Great Lawn
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu
This year’s May Day will be celebrated with a performance by the legendary Robert Cazimero and his Halau Na Kamalei o Līlīlehua on the Great Lawn of the Bishop Museum. Other artists taking the stage will be Keauhou, Jerry Santos, Moon Kauakahi, Keao Costa, Marlene Sai, Horace Dudoit, and the Kawika Trask Trio, along with music by Kapena & Ei Nei. You can also expect ono food, cocktails, local vendors and lei stands. A portion of proceeds will go towards Groove Child Charities and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.  Tickets and more info

May 5

Haku Lei Brunch at Herringbone
10:30am-2:30pm, Herringbone, 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki
There’s a floral frenzy once a month at International Marketplace’s Herringbone restaurant. Make haku lei with Meleana Estes while enjoying a delicious brunch with friends. (Lei making is only available to brunch guests with reservations). Reservations

MAY 10

Wave Of The Winter Screening
7:30pm at The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. #30, Honolulu
For four months every winter, the entire surf world is focused on the North Shore of Oahu. During the course of the season, some of the craziest, most intense rides of the year go down at Pipeline, Backdoor and Off-the-Wall.  The Wave of the Winter is the ultimate prize for those who push themselves the hardest in the ultra competitive North Shore proving grounds.  Tickets and more info

MAY 11

Iron & Wine
8pm-2am at The Republik, 1349 Kapiolani Blvd. #30, Honolulu
Listen to the romantic, indie-folk sounds of Iron & Wine’s Beast Epic performed live this month at one of Honolulu’s favorite venues.  Tickets and more info

MAY 12

Spring Plant Sale
9am-2pm, Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Rd., Honolulu
Plant lady is the new cat lady, right? Head to the spring plant sale to pick up plants grown by staff at Lyon Arboretum and a variety of other local nurseries. Expect varieties of ti, gingers and heliconias, anthuriums, native Hawaiian plants, orchids, cactus and succulents, air plants, herbs and fruit trees. Plus, floral arrangements and leis, wreaths and oshibana crafts will also be for sale. More info

MAY 19

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu
The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts’ 41st Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards ceremony and dinner show honors Hawaii’s most talented and gifted musicians, songwriters and producers. This year’s awards features a record 33 different categories—including several new categories: Hawaiian Single of the Year, Metal Album of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. The 41st Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards is a Mele Mei 2018 featured event. More info

MAY 19

Led Zepplica in Concert
7:30pm, Pier 11 at Aloha Tower, 23 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu
Enjoy a concert under the stars with the number one requested tribute band in the world. Since 1989 Led Zepplica has been bringing the magic of Led Zeppelin to the stage. Local favorites Cutting Edge will open the show. More info

MAY 25

Eat The Street
4-9pm, Kaka’ako Park, Honolulu
Celebrate Hawaii’s food trucks with over 40 food trucks and vendors. This event attracts over 7,000 people eager to sample the best street food Hawaii has to offer.

MAY 28 

Lantern Floating Hawaii
evening, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu
Honor someone who has passed during Hawaii’s Lantern Floating Ceremony. Held annually on Memorial Day on Oʻahu’s south shore, Lantern Floating Hawaii brings together an estimated 50,000 people on the beach, joined by thousands around the world via live streaming and telecast for an evening of honoring loved ones and generating collective hope toward the future. More info


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