Pitch These Oahu Festivals and Events

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The island of Oahu is home to the largest number of festivals and events occurring throughout Hawaii. Travel Agent breaks down the latest events for clients who are Oahu-bound this winter and beyond.

For the fifth year, Turtle Bay Resort will host Wanderlust Oahu from February 23-26. At Wanderlust’s one and only beachside American festival, attendees will practice yoga from world-famous instructors, take in live music under the stars, listen to inspiring lectures, enjoy authentic North Shore cuisine, and explore the great outdoors. Activities will include surfing, hiking, mountain biking through banyan tree groves, horseback riding, paddle boarding and eco-kayaking with sea turtles. 2017 will also feature Wanderlust’s largest aerial yoga program ever on Oahu.

Turtle Bay Resort will also host the first Ragnar relay happening in the Hawaiian Islands as part of the Ragnar Trail series. The Ragnar Trail North Shore Oahu will take place April 21-22. Teams of eight people will run relay-style day and night through lush jungle vegetation and along the ocean coastline at Turtle Bay Resort until each team member has completed all three trail loops traversing close to 120 miles together. Team members can choose to camp with their team along the trails, party at Ragnar Village complete with campfires, s’mores, music, food, endless coffee and comfy hammocks, or stay in one of the newly refreshed rooms at Turtle Bay Resort. 

Visit www.turtlebayresort.com

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced the establishment of the Polynesian Bowl, a high school all-star football game that will feature the elite players of Polynesian heritage and other ancestries. The two teams will be captained by Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley. The Polynesian Bowl will be played on January 21 at 6 p.m. at Aloha Stadium as part of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend. 

Visit www.polynesianfootballhof.org

In honor of the 75th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum unveiled Homefront Hawaii, an intimate gallery exhibit exploring the stories of the citizens and civilians of Hawaii who endured that fateful day and the years of aftermath that would follow. The exhibit brings these stories to life through rarely-seen historical images and period artifacts. The exhibit opened on December 1 in conjunction with the official programming honoring the 75th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, and will remain on display through March 1 in the Portico Hall in the Hawaiian Hall Complex. 

Visit www.bishopmuseum.org and www.visit-oahu.com. Keep visiting www.travelagentcentral.com for all your latest Hawaii news.