The Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting Ceremony

by Gray Cargill on April 16, 2014

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One of the best free things to do in Honolulu is saunter down to Kuhio Beach Park for the Torch Lighting Ceremony and Hula Show. It takes place a few nights a week and the start time changes based on the time of year, so be sure to check out the schedule online. The show lasts about an hour and is a great reminder that you’re not just in a beach resort destination, you’re on an island with a really interesting culture that’s completely different from the rest of the U.S.

 

Duke Kahanamoku statue

Look for this statue

 

If you’re not quite sure where Kuhio Beach Park is, it’s along Waikiki Beach on the south side of the Moana Surfrider Hotel. Look for the giant banyan tree along the sidewalk on the beach side of the street and the statue of Hawaiian surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku.  (This popular photo opp is likely to be wreathed in leis brought by visitors.) …Keep Reading!

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