Stay at Embassy Suites Waikikin April and
Be Part of Many Activities & Events!
Come over to Waikiki in April! It is the time for
many exciting events and music concerts! Plan
your trip during one of these one-of-a-kind
festivals, cultural performances, musical events
and sports competitions and stay at the
Embassy Suites Waikiki!
Here are just a few of the highlights of Waikiki and Honolulu life in April.
Be a part of the 50 Million Dollar Party At The Blaisdell Arena. It is the Hawaii's biggest dance
party featuring the music from 1964 – 2014 with giant dance floor, door prizes, tons of music
and fun! Enjoy music of Earth, Wind & Fire, Chubby Checker, Temptations, Young Rascals and
more. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Blaisdell Arena. Tickets: $19.64.
Participate in 29-Annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge. It is a fun event for the whole
whole community and all ages! It includes a 1/4 mile canoe sprint race, Ancient Hawaiian
Makahiki land games, SUP Paddle Races, Crafts Marketplace and Non-stop live
entertainment! The event kicks off with a double-hulled canoe procession, in oli (chant) and
Kahiko (ancient hula and song) by the Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Ensemble class. Here
are the highlights of the event in more details:
• Non-stop live entertainment will include Jake Shimabukuro and Henry Kapono
• Quarter-mile (1/4 mile) canoe sprint race will take place at the Duke's Beach where
canoes, paddles and steersman will be provided if needed.
• Ancient Hawaiian Makahiki land games. Visitors will be invited to participate in Huki
Kaula (Hawaiian Tug-of-War). And it's always exciting to watch!
• SUP Paddle Races will be held in Rainbow Lagoon
• Canoe Glide Demonstration will take place at the Rainbow Lagoon and Duke Beach
• Craft and Hawaiian Artist Marketplace where you will be able to purchase souvenirs as
enjoy Hawaiian artistry
How about some running? Participate in a 5K run or a 1 mile walk benefiting health and
fitness for Hawaii’s children on Sunday April 27, 2014 in Downtown Honolulu. The event will
start at the State Capital and finish at the Frank Fasi Civic Center in Downtown Honolulu. This
is the mission statement for this event:
“The Honolulu 5K seeks to promote health and fitness for Hawaii’s children to decrease
childhood obesity and increase participation in youth sports and recreation programs. We want
to help our schools to be able to teach our children how to live a more active and healthy
lifestyle. We also seek to promote fitness within our communities through participation by
friends and families of our children. Proceeds from these events will be distributed back to the
participating schools to be used to enhance or improve the school’s physical fitness, play and
Come over and enjoy free music concerts at the Royal Hawaiian Center’s Pau Hana Jam.
Enjoy the music of SEAN NAAUAO, KUUIPO KUMUKAHI, LEHUA KALIMA, and KE OAHU.
• Sean Naauao
Sean Naauao is a Slack Key guitarist and vocalist, composer and producer and has
won Hawaii’s prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Awards multiple times including Island
Contemporary Album of the Year for his popular “Fish and Poi”. He has been recognized
for his exceptional vocal ability. Sean made Frank Hewitt’s traditional Hawaiian
composition, “Kapilina,” a famous hit.
• Kuuipo Kumukahi
Kuuipo is a multi-award winning self taught Hawaiian musician, recording artist and a
composer. She is currently the president of the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts and
is also associated with the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame.
• Lehua Kalima
Lehua Kalima, Multi Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner, is a fenominal singer with
mesmerizing voice. She performs romantic, and velvety smooth songs.
• Ke Oahu
Ke Oahu comes from a musical family that goes back five generations. Featuring sisters
JoAnn Iwalani Maio, Leilani Vakauta, Jonette Maio, and brother Kalani Maio, the group
takes their inspiration from parents Joseph Kalanipii Maio of Maui and Maude Leialoha
So, if you'd like to spend your April vacation in Waikiki, you are here for a treat! Plan your trip
during one of these one-of-a-kind events and plan your stay with us, at the Embassy Suites
Waikiki, Waikiki's All-Suite Paradise. The hotel features spacious two and three-room suites
with separate living area and the bedrooms and offers made-to-order breakfast. In the evening
enjoy complimentary drinks and live Hawaiian entertainment. Being close to all exciting
activities, Embassy Suites Waikiki provides everything you need for a great Waikiki vacation!
Please check our website www.EmbassySuitesWaikiki.com for specials and promotions.