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Things to do in Hawaii in February

If you’re planning to visit Hawaii in February, there’s plenty to do to keep you busy. February is typically much cooler (still in the 70’s during the day), and nights can get in the 60’s. February can also be rainier than other times of the year, but winter showers are usually still short and only last about 10 minutes. Favorite things to do in Hawaii include whale watching, fishing, surf competitions, Pearl Harbor tours, and more.

Whale Watching

Whale watching is a favorite activity for tourists all through the winter months with a variety of whale watching tours available. This time of year is when the whales migrate from the Pacific Coast to Hawaii, where the waters are still warmer and more inviting. There are also great places to see whales from land such as Makapuu Lighthouse on Oahu Poipu Beach on Kauai, and Kohala Coast on the Big Island.

Waikiki Artfest at Kapiolani Park – February 11, 2023 

On Oahu, food booths, art, and music come together at the Waikiki Artfest. Across from the Honolulu Zoo, the Artfest features 75 Hawaiian artists with handcrafted products ranging from fine art, jewelry, clothing, handbags, soaps, and a variety of gift items.

46th Annual Buffalo Big Board Surfing Classic – February 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 2023

This is big board surfing featuring 10 foot and over longboards at Oahu’s Makaha Beach. This entertaining event features a bunch of different categories like two person beach boy style surfing, 250 pounds and over surfing, and canoe surfing.

8th Annual SOKO South Kona Artists Collective – February 25-26, 2023

This year’s studio tour on the Big Island features 21 South Kona artists at 15 locations along the Mamalahoa Highway. The collective includes painters, potters, photographers, sculptors, jewelry makers, printmakers, mosaic artists, and more.

28th Annual Kona Brewers Festival – March 11, 20023

This beloved event is hosted by The Ke Kai Ala Foundation and celebrates craft brewing and local culinary tastes. At the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on the Big Island, attendees enjoy over 30 local and craft brews, food from over 24 local chefs, live music, and the return of the Trash Fashion Show!

If you’re exploring Hawaii in February, start with a ride from holoholo.  holoholo offers rideshare services throughout Hawaii and we make it easy to catch a ride on your schedule.

If you’re exploring Hawaii in February, start with a ride from holoholo.  holoholo offers rideshare services throughout Hawaii and we make it easy to catch a ride on your schedule.

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