Honolulu Festival

The Honolulu festival is by far the most acclaimed and main cultural event that takes place on this island. The festivals boasts of providing an experience that goes beyond the islands of Hawaii as there are numerous performance and dances by artists from Australia, Philippines, China, Japan...and a number of other Asian and Pacific countries. Run by the non-profit Honolulu Festival foundation, this festival is usually 3 days long and occurs in the month of march. More details on Honolulu festivals can be found from our articles.
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The Honolulu Festival is the premier cultural event of Hawaii. The festival was founded to promote the understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and Pacific Rim region. This is an annual and most popular festival in Honolulu.

Each year the festival receives millions of spectators from all over the world. The Honolulu festival foundation is a non profit organization which sponsors educational programs and activities in the festival. The festival shares the rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaii cultures.

The festival will occurs in the March Month weekend from Friday through Sunday. This is and three day cultural event in Honolulu. The artists from Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines and Korea will display dance performances in the Festival. The festival will occur in various places located in the heart of the city.

The Honolulu festival has a gradual growth in recent years. In the beginning the festival represents the cultural events of Japan and Hawaii. But now it represents the cultural event and performances of Australia, Tahiti, Korea, Philippines and china.

The festival features parades, live performances, craft fair and educational programs.

The educational program is classified into two such as Educational school tours and Maui Mikoshi Contest. The Educational School tours offer a behind the scene tour which makes the students to get a close looks at the festival exhibits. The students are allowed to interact with the festival artists and performers. The Maui Mikoshi Contest is for the Maui high school students. The festival will get concluded with the parade.

A Quick Guide to Honolulu Festival: Performances, Friendship Gala and Waikiki Grand Parade

The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii's annual extravaganza that aims to promote peace, economic co-operation and ethnic harmony between Hawaii and countries situated in the Pacific Rim region, namely Japan, Samoa, Tahiti, Australia, the People's Republic of China, Korea, Philippines, the United States of America, Alaska and Canada.

The Honolulu Festival


This 3 day cultural event, usually held in the month of March seeks promote a unique blend of Asian, Pacific and native cultures with the rest of the world through song and dance performances. Troupes from Alaska, Australia, Japan and other participating countries put up special performances for this event.

Educational programs and activities sponsored by the non-profit Honolulu Festival Foundation are used to enrich Hawaiian students' understanding of foreign cultures. E.g. Hawaii students from elementary to high school were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scene tour of exhibits brought to Honolulu from various countries of the Pacific for the 16th Festival.

Educational Program




The Friendship Gala is an exciting event that combines wonderful cuisine and cultural performances in an effort to promote friendship and international goodwill between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Attendees are treated to a rich display of Hawaiian culture through song and dance performances and a spread by Hawaii's most famous chefs that is a gastronomical delight.

Friendship Gala


The Wakiki Grand Parade is the highlight of this annual event. The parade starts at Saratoga Road and continues along Kalakaua Avenue. Cultural performances and magnificent floats represent each participating nation.

The 2010 parade featured appearances by Miss Hawaii, the Cherry Blossom and Narcissus Queens. Also top Hawaii high school bands, hula, and a variety of dance troupes representing the Pacific had wonderful performance. The parade marks the conclusion of the festival.

Grand parade