In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Honolulu Festival kicks off on Oahu March 8

25 Years of Aloha

Celebrate the rich cultures and traditions that have made Hawaii a melting pot at the 25th Annual Honolulu Festival taking place March 8-10. Events will include the Friendship Gala “Kabuki Night” special, Hula Performances, a craft fair, dancing and music performances, a Japanese film festival, bon dance, fireworks, parade and so much more.

The participating performers for Honolulu Festival come from various regions of the Pacific Rim including Hawaii, Japan, Australia and the U.S. Mainland. Their performances vary from traditional and modern dance and music to arts and crafts. Events are happening at various venues include the Hawaii Convention Center, Prince Waikiki, Beach Walk, Ala Moana Center Stage, and Kapiolani Park and Waikiki. Parking in the Hawaii Convention Center is available for $10 per entry.

The Honolulu Festival
The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii’s premier cultural event, promoting mutual understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Each year, the Festival attracts thousands of new and returning spectators who are looking for an experience unique to Hawaii. Through educational programs and activities sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, the Festival has been successful in showcasing the rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures to the rest of the world. The three day extravaganza takes place every year in March from Friday through Sunday. Performers from various countries and regions such as Japan, Australia, Tahiti, the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Hawaii and the mainland United States get together and give dance performances and traditional art demonstrations. The Festival culminates with a spectacular parade down Kalakaua Avenue, the main street in Waikiki. Events and activities of the Honolulu Festival take place close to the city center, making them great outings for locals and tourists alike. Admission to all the events is free, ensuring that everyone can take part in the Festival.

Honolulu Festival
March 8-10
Various venues

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