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Fun Ways to Explore Hawaii this Summer
While it does seem like its summer year-round in Hawaii, there are some slight differences between summer and winter on the Islands to look out for. The weather is slightly different and there are seasonal events to discover. From beautiful scenery to great places to eat, there’s something for everyone in Hawaii. Have fun this summer and check out some of our favorite activities to do in Hawaii between May through October.
The North Shore
Summer on the North Shore is a totally different experience. While the winter is known for big waves, the summer offers a more relaxing scene. Don’t worry about monster waves, and enjoy splashing in the shore break. IMI Tours offers tours to the North Shore all year long.
Haleiwa Arts Festival
Taking place in Haleiwa Beach Park every June, the Haleiwa Arts Festival is the perfect place for local artists to gather and check out unique, handmade piece of art. It’s a one-of-a-kind artistic and cultural experience filled with music, dance, chalk art events, artistic workshops, and more. The Haleiwa Arts Festival is located on Oahu’s North Shore.
Take a Hike
Summer is the perfect time to a hike in Hawaii. In other months, rain can often turn even the most leisurely stroll into a Slip ’N Slide. On average, it rains much less during the summer month in Hawaii. However, this also means fewer waterfalls. Popular summer hikes include Diamond Head and Pali Puka.
Koloa Plantation Days
Koloa Plantation Days is a 10-day event held every July on the south shores of Kauai. The event celebrates the bygone days of Kauai’s plantation era with parades, historic sugar exhibits, music, dance, costumes, food, games, and rodeos. Celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Kauai’s Koloa and Poipu communities.
Maui Film Festival
Hawaii’s answer to Sundance, the Maui Film Festival at Wailea & Kahului is the best part of the year! The festival takes place over five days every June and is nicknamed the “Cinema-Under-the-Stars.” Hollywood films are projected under the starlit sky in Maui. The weeklong festival has three venues to watch films, panels, and tasting events.
Enjoy your summer in Hawaii! Book a tour with IMI Tours or schedule a shuttle to summer events with SpeediShuttle.