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Labor Day Waikiki 2022 Guide

August 14th, 2022 Attractions & Events
Labor Day Waikiki 2022 Guide

Make the last three-day weekend of summer 2022 a memorable one by squeezing in some warm-weather fun. For a more laid-back approach to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, try any one of these events or things to do in Waikiki.

Although we strive to provide the most current information, events and attractions mentioned may be closed without notice. We recommend checking City and County of Honolulu or State of Hawai‘i mandates and individual websites for updates and social distancing measures before visiting. Please travel responsibly.

Shop Your Heart Out

Labor Day is basically the preamble to Black Friday in the retail world. Take advantage of the weekend sales in the shops. From luxury department stores to multi-story shopping centers and independent boutiques, stay up to date with our Shopping Guide for where to go for a first-rate retail experience in Waikiki.

Dine on Hawaiian BBQ Favorites

Fill your plate with all the goodness of the islands this Labor Day 2022. Local BBQ joints like L&L Hawaiian BBQ serve up traditional favorites like Kalua pork, Spam musubi, and BBQ beef and chicken, while Roy’s in Waikiki Beach Walk gets creative with wood-smoked Szechuan-style baby back pork ribs and tender braised beef short ribs. Tiki’s Grill & Bar is also grilling up succulent finger-licking favorites like chicken wings in a spicy volcano sauce, guava glazed baby back ribs, and a BBQ pork sandwich.

Attend the Okinawan Festival

The 40th annual Okinawan Festival is finally back after a long slumber! Taking place the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the festival celebrates all things Okinawan with delicious festival food, Okinawan goods, live performances and a Bon dance, educational cultural exhibits, and much more. Okinawans and Okinawans-at-heart are invited to gather at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center September 3 and 4.

Compete in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim

A Hawaiʻi tradition for over 50 years, the Waikiki Roughwater Swim is a 2.384-mile swim beginning at Sans Souci Beach and finishing at Kahanamoku Beach. Experienced, open water swimmers are encouraged to apply! The swim is $85 to compete and free to watch from the shore.

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Hang by the Pool

Salute the end of the summer season with an epic day at the pool. Upgrade your pool experience when you stay with Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Chill out in your personal cabana, take a dip in the pool, and visit Surf Shack for poolside refreshments like Dole Whip Shakes. When hunger hits, Tiki’s Grill & Bar is located right next door. As part of our Resort Fee, we provide towels for day use, as well as reef-friendly sunscreen for all guests, available on request. See which of our special offers works for you.

Cool Down with Ice Cream

What’s any summer weekend worth, without ice cream? Cheers to the end of an awesome summer with all the fresh flavors at Waikiki’s top creameries. We have the scoop on where to find Waikiki’s best ice cream shops, including Café Glacé, located streetside at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Their award-winning artisan gelato and sorbet come in 32 decadent flavors like white chocolate macadamia, caramel sea salt, chai tea latte, and milk tea boba as well as exotic fruit flavors like passion fruit, mango, and coconut. 

Hop Aboard a Dinner Boat Cruise

Change up your dinner plans this Labor Day 2022 with a boat cruise departing from the shores of Waikiki. From the calm turquoise waters of Waikiki Beach to the sights of Diamond Head and downtown Honolulu, enjoy it all while on a cruise - and that includes the magnificent sunset too! Tour operators like O‘ahu Dinner Cruises, Port Waikiki Cruises, and Star of Honolulu are all reputable dinner charters in the area.

Find a Happy Hour Hangout

Toast summer goodbye with one last hurrah at your favorite Waikiki watering hole. Tiki’s Grill & Bar offers happy hour deals on select draft beers, while Maui Brewing Co.’s weekday discounts include $10 pizzas and $2 off their popular craft brews like Bikini Blonde Lager, Pineapple Mana Wheat, and Coconut Hiwa Porter. Need more boozy inspiration? Check out the top signature cocktails found in Hawai‘i - and where to get them.

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Plan a Staycation at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel

Enjoy your three-day weekend. You’ve earned it. While the locals and visitors crowd the shops, beaches, and Labor Day festivities, stay behind and check into Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Our hotel is located on Kalakaua Avenue across from Kuhio Beach - the perfect home-base for Labor Day 2022 weekend in Waikiki. Kick back, relax, and see Waikiki from a different point of view in one of our oceanfront rooms

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