News & Events

Valley of the Temples is honored to provide several unique opportunities for members of our community to learn, share and remember throughout the year. Each of our educational, grief support and remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds and ease sorrows.  We invite you to check in regularly to get details about the latest news and upcoming events.


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    01 Jul

    Ongoing Daily Vendor Events & Exhibits – July

    Come out to Valley of the Temples Memorial Park and the Byodo-In, where local artists and vendors showcase their work and provide unique opportunities to learn about Hawaiian culture and heritage. For questions about these events and exhibits, please contact Mai Shouse at 808-239-8811. Every Sunday Fused Glass Jewelry with Kyle Ino from 10 a.m.

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  • 04 Aug

    Obon Festival and Byodo-In Temple 50th Anniversary

    Two Free Celebrations in One Hundreds of people flock to the Byodo-In Temple every year to celebrate Obon, a festive time to pass on ancient traditions and celebrate the loved ones and ancestors who came before them. This year, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is honored to host a one-of-a-kind event in celebration of

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  • New Mortuary Opening Soon

    New Mortuary Opening Soon

    New Valley of the Temples Mortuary Offers Pre-Construction Savings. The new Valley of the Temples Mortuary is under construction and scheduled to open soon. Act now to take advantage of construction savings. Save 20%* on pre-arranged funeral and cremation packages. Call 808-892-3348 for more information. The 10,000-square foot facility will be the largest of its kind on

  • Celebrating Hawaii’s Rich Multicultural Heritage

    Celebrating Hawaii’s Rich Multicultural Heritage

    On the eastern side of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains and near the town of Kane’ohe, sits Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.   Set in a lush landscape with sweeping views from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean, this beautiful park is uniquely situated to celebrate the diverse culture of Hawaii.   First settled by

  • Notable at Valley of the Temples: Walter Dillingham

    Notable at Valley of the Temples: Walter Dillingham

    As one of the most beautiful parks in the world, it’s fitting that so many notable people choose to be interred at Valley of the Temples.   Among the most notable is Walter Dillingham, a baron of Hawaiian industry.  Dillingham was born in 1875 in Honolulu, in what was then the Kingdom of Hawaii. His father, Benjamin Dillingham, was a self-made businessman and founder of the Oahu Railroad and Land Company (OR&L),

  • Meaningful Ways to Spend Your 4th of July

    Meaningful Ways to Spend Your 4th of July

    The 4th of July is a meaningful holiday in which we celebrate not only our nation’s birthday but also the freedoms that make this country great. In the midst of our celebrations, however, we sometimes forget that the freedom we hold so dear was hard won. This 4th of July, why not dig a little deeper, and look for a

  • The Importance of Having a Plan

    The Importance of Having a Plan

    Preplanning for end-of-life arrangements is not something everyone does. Many people, in an effort to avoid thinking about their own death, neglect to write up even the most basic plan. The following story, however, demonstrates what can happen when there’s no plan in place. A few years ago, a woman passed away at 96. She was well loved by friends and family and had

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