The Island of Oahu is known as the Gathering Place.
Oahu has the largest population in Hawaii, and is the most ethnically diverse. The many different ethnic groups bring their own cultural heritage to the island for a rich, interesting mix.
While Hawaiian dance, music and arts are showcased year round, you can also enjoy Chinese New Year, Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, Portuguese Malasada Day, German Oktoberfest, a Greek Festival, Puerto Rican Fiesta, and Native American Powwow, just to name a few.
There is always something happening on Oahu.
The island of Oahu is approximately 600 square miles, and is home to 900,000 residents. It is the 2nd oldest island in the Hawaiian chain.
Honolulu is both the State Capital and seat of the County Government. This is where you will find the airport and shipping ports and it is the business, financial and educational heart of the state.