Every July – as welcome as summer itself – Ukulele Festival Hawaii presents the annual
Ukulele Festival at Kapiolani Park on Oahu. Families jam the park. Ukulele fans wouldn’t
miss it. Tourists follow the sounds of music. The music swirls over the tops of ironwood and
monkeypod trees toward Diamond Head. It’s upbeat, infectious, bouncy about surf and sunny
days. It’s music you want to dance to or sing to like a beachboy. It embraces everyone who
hears it. That’s the irresistible charm of the ukulele.
For the next four hours ukulele virtuosos, internationally known musicians, local celebrities
donate their time and talented ukulele players from around the world and a ukulele orchestra of
over 800 students, mostly children will take the stage and delight the crowd with laughter,
love and hope.
It’s summer’s best musical treat and it’s free. Come and join us!
The 2010 Festival marked the 40th anniversary of this very special celebration of Hawaii's famous
and beloved instrument.