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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS AUGUST

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

AUGUST 4

Oahu Beer Cruises: Taste of Local Brewing
2:30-4:30pm, Kewalo Basin Harbor, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Beer lovers, unite. Oahu’s #1 beer tasting event out on the open water of Waikiki’s shoreline allows you to taste some of Hawaii’s locally crafted beers and more. Expect pours from Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Samuel Adams, Maui Brewing Co., Honolulu Beerworks, Waikiki Brewing Co., and Lanikai Brewing Co. Tickets and more info

AUGUST 9

Courtyard Cinema: Chasing Mavericks
6-9pm, IBM Courtyard, 1240 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Watch the inspirational true story of surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity under the stars. The Santa Cruz-born teen discovered that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, was not only real, but existed just miles from his home. Moriarity enlisted the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. The film highlights Moriarity and Hesson’s quest to accomplish the impossible as well as the friendship that transformed both their lives. The quest to tame Mavericks became about far more than surfing. More info

AUGUST 15

Mike Love & The Full Circle
9pm, Hawaiian Brian’s, 1680 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Jam with reggae’s rising star, Oahu-born and -based musician Mike Love. His music draws inspiration from many genres but ties it all together by the common goal of making the world a better place.  Tickets & more info

AUGUST 17

Art + Flea New Wave Friday
5-9pm, South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St., Honolulu
New Wave Friday is now held at the bigger, better, new location on Auahi Street. Expect Hawaii’s favorite urban market shopping event featuring local fashion, art, food and a live performance by Hawaiian music legend Kapena. More info

AUGUST 17 & 18

Pa’akai Marketplace
5pm, Salt at Our Kakaako, 691 Auahi St., Honolulu
Shop local merchants and artists at this cultural showcase that brings together Hawaii artists, crafters and cultural practitioners. Held in collaboration with PAʻI Foundation, it’s a free family and pet-friendly event held in the heart of Kakaako. More info

AUGUST 18

5th Annual Mo’omomi, Molokai Beach Cleanup
8am, Mo’omomi Beach, Molokai
Down an adventurous trail to a remote beach covered in plastic trash, Mo’omomi is at the frontlines of the war against society’s over consumption of plastics. Unfortunately, there are not enough warriors to defend. Therefore Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is calling on all to come help keep Mo’omomi and its native wildlife safe from the onslaught. You’ll be armed with bags and gloves and encouraged to share the mission with the world. This is a global problem needing global buy in. Shuttles from the top starting at 8am and cleaning starts at 9am. More info

AUGUST 18-26

Duke’s OceanFest
various times and locations, Honolulu
Celebrate a variety of ocean sports that were close to Duke Kahanamoku’s heart, including longboard surfing, paddleboard racing, swimming, tandem surfing, surf polo, beach volleyball and stand-up paddling. The festival is held on the shores of Waikiki in honor of the legendary waterman’s life, athletic contributions and spirit of aloha. Schedule & more info

AUGUST 31

ARTafterDARK, PRIDE
6-9pm, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu
Show your pride at this month’s #ArtAfterDark. Let your rainbow flag fly and if you think you have what it takes to strut your stuff, enter the high heel fashion show. Scarlet Lounge’s DJ Vaughn brings unique flair to the Luce Courtyard, while DJ Takai will make you want to dance in the Central Courtyard. More info

featured image courtesy of Duke’s OceanFest

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