WAIKIKI COMMUNITY CENTER

Events

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

Mahalo to our 30th Annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge generous sponsors and donors:

Gold Sponsors:
ELITE PARKING SERVICES, LLC
HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE
HILTON GRAND VACATIONS CLUB AT HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE

Silver Sponsor:
OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI BEACH RESORT

Bronze Sponsors:
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON    DUKE'S WAIKIKI    E NOA CORPORATION
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES    HYATT REGENCY WAIKIKI RESORT & SPA    
KOGA ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION, INC.    OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS     
WAIKIKI BEACH WALK     WAIKIKI BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA    
                            WAIKIKI BEACH SERVICES     JIMMY BUFFET'S WAIKIKI                                

Donors:
ABC STORES     ALOHA STATE REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING, INC.     CHART HOUSE WAIKIKI     FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK     GROUP 70 INTERNATIONAL     HORMEL/SPAM     KOBAYASHI GROUP     LABORERS, LOCAL 368     THE MACNAUGHTON GROUP     MGA ARCHITECTURE LLC     Y. HATA & CO., LTD.

         30th ANNUAL DUKE KAHANAMOKU BEACH CHALLENGE
A benefit for the Waikiki Community Center

Sunday, March 15, 2015 
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Free admission!

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Beach

An all day line up of fabulous entertainment  and so much more!

The 30th Annual Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge will take place on Sunday, March 15, 2015 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).  2015 will mark the event's 30th 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:

  • Team quarter-mile (1/4 mile) canoe sprint race in Duke's Beach (Canoes, paddles and steersman provided, if needed).
  • Ancient Hawaiian Makahiki land games. 
  • Huki Kaula (Hawaiian Tug-of-War). Exciting to watch!
  • Team SUP (stand up paddle) Races in Rainbow Lagoon
  • Non-stop live entertainment!  
  • Craft Marketplace 
  • 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!

 



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