Oahu: Slack Key Guitar Festival
Hawaii’s homegrown acoustic guitar fest is a moveable musical feast that makes its second stop on the island of Oahu. Festivalgoers gather in Kapiolani Park to listen to Grammy-winning guitarists strum “slacked key” (loose-string) instruments and sing; slackkeyfestival.com.
While you’re here: Duck into the Bishop Museum for a glimpse of old Hawaii, including kahili (feather standards) once carried like scepters by Hawaiian royalty.
Where to stay: Base your stay at the chic little Hotel Renew, a block off the beach and a five-minute walk from Kapiolani Park. Rates start at $148; hotelrenew.com.