Waikiki Community Center coordinates unique events throughout the year to raise unrestricted funds for our programs and services.

See you at the . . .
                                   29th ANNUAL DUKE KAHANAMOKU BEACH CHALLENGE
A benefit for the Waikiki Community Center
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Beach
Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Free admission!

An all day line up of entertainment will include Jake Shimabukuro and Henry Kapono, and so much more!

The 29th Annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge presented by Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hilton Grand Vacations will take place on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Duke's Beach and Lagoon. Proceeds from this event support programs and services for families, children, and senior adults who live, work and visit Waikiki.  Thousands attend this annual event with beautiful weather and great paddling conditions. 

The Duke Kahanamoku Challenge is a fun, family and corporate event for the whole community, all ages!  First established in 1985 as a community service project by the Waikiki Jaycees, the event is now positioned as the signature sports fundraising event benefiting the Waikiki Community Center (WCC).  This year marks the event's 29th year anniversary with lots of exciting and fun activities and entertainment planned.  Fun for the whole family, mark your calendar now.  Local businesses, hotels, and community groups are invited to participate in the day of fun and competition which includes:

  • Quarter-mile (1/4 mile) canoe sprint race in Duke's Beach (Canoes, paddles and steersman provided, if needed).
  • Ancient Hawaiian Makahiki land games. Public invited to participate for a donation to WCC.
  • Huki Kaula (Hawaiian Tug-of-War). Exciting to watch!
  • SUP Paddle Races in Rainbow Lagoon
  • Canoe Glide Demonstration in Rainbow Lagoon and Duke Beach
  • Non-stop live entertainment!  
  • Craft and Hawaiian Artist Marketplace - Contact Jill for craft booth information.   
  • 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.  Following the opening ceremonies, a special line-up of entertainment from the Main Stage on the Great Lawn!  Hula, Tahitian and local celebrity talent!

2014 Na Mea Makamae o Waikiki
September 26, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

Waikiki Community Center will hold the 2014 Na Mea Makamae o Waikiki gala event at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa's Coral Ballroom.  Come and enjoy dinner and great deals through our silent and live auction items featuring designer bags, fabulous travel destinations (domestic and international hotels and air) and unique gifts!

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Visitor Industry Charity Walk, 3rd Saturday in May each year

Form a team and join WCC staff and members for the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk (VICW).  This event is held the 3rd Saturday of each May starting at McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park at 7:00 a.m.  Leisure walk through Waikiki stopping to enjoy the many treats and snacks provided  by the hotels, shops and sponsors along the 6-mile walk.  Start collecting pledges to fulfill the $35 registration fee and turn in at WCC office.  Lots of fun and helping the thousands of charities in Hawaii!  Call Jeff at WCC (808) 923-1802 for a race packet.

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