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Waimea Valley Summer Fun

Enjoy Food, Crafts, Movies and Concerts!

Waimea Valley hosts many community events throughout the year. Summer is a special time for families and friends to gather and enjoy this botanical garden gem. It’s always enjoyable to just stroll through the Valley and marvel at the natural settings, including the spectacular waterfall at the Valley’s head. Various other activities are scheduled for some summer fun as well.

Haleiwa Farmers Market

Every Thursday, Waimea Valley hosts the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market from 2-6 p.m. at the Pikake Pavilion. Come and enjoy the selection of local food, produce, crafts on display, and a beer and wine bar. Parking is free!

Screen on the Green

Starting May 31, Waimea Valley kicks off the Thursday evening, outdoor summer movie series, Screen on the Green. After the Farmers Market, the free screenings are on the main lawn and are open to the public. Families can bring blankets and pillows, or low chairs (no high beach chairs, please), to enjoy this special weekly series. Be sure to come a bit early to grab some food and drinks from the Farmers Market. The movie starts at 7:15 p.m. each Thursday, with the last showing on July 19. Visit WaimeaValley.net for the schedule of movies.

Father’s Day BBQ Buffet

On Sunday, June 17, appreciate Dad by taking him to the Father’s Day BBQ Buffet by Ke Nui Kitchen, in the Pikake Pavillion at 11:00 a.m. Buffet purchase includes free general admission to the Valley. For more information and reservations, check WaimeaValley.net.

Summer Concert Series

The 6th Annual Summer Concert Series, Ho'i Hou Mai I Waimea, “Return to the Valley,” starts on Saturday, June 30 from 3–6:30 p.m. Held on the main lawn the last Saturday of June, July and August, this annual showcase of local artists and performers celebrates Hawaiian music and dance. Before June 27, tickets can be purchased for the entire three-concert series for $38 for adults, $30 for children 4-12, and seniors 62+. Single concert tickets purchased in advance are $15 for adults, and $12 for children and seniors. If purchased at the gate, tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for children and seniors. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. You must check in at Will Call (at the Visitor’s Center) to get wrist bands for the show. Tickets can be purchased by calling 808-638-7766, at WaimeaValley.net, or by visiting the Valley’s giftshop. Small coolers, LOW beach chairs, and blankets are allowed. No outside alcoholic beverages, high beach chairs, or umbrellas are allowed.

Moon Walk and Dinner Buffet

​Waimea Valley’s Moon Walk is back for its 35th year. On the full moon, come down to Waimea Valley after dark to experience it like never before. The coming dates are May 31, June 29, July 27, August 30, September 29 and   October 27. For these special nights, the Proud Peacock will reopen with a dinner buffet of fresh local ingredients by Ke Nui Kitchen. The buffet is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $34.95 for adults and $17.50 for children 4-12 years old. The buffet price includes admission to Moon Walk (the Walk without the buffet is $10). Admission times for the Walk are 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Each session begins with an ‘oli (chant) and brief Waimea Valley overview. You must exit the Valley no later than 10 p.m. For your safety and to make your trip enjoyable, please review our FAQ section on WaimeaValley.net.

Location: Waimea Valley Road, Haleiwa. For more information, or to make reservations or purchase tickets, call 808-638-7766 or visit WaimeaValley.net.

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