The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii's premier cultural event, promoting 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.
During these three days events, 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.
The Honolulu Festival celebrates the history and culture of the Hawaiian people through educational tours, Honolulu Hula performances, Friendship Gala ??Kabuki Night?? Special, Craft Fair, Ennichi Corner , Food Corner, Japanese Film Festival, Aloha DANCE CONVENTION Workshop,? Bon Dance and keeping health in mind, there have a relay race too.
In addition, although it is a vibrant cultural event, the festival creates a sense of unity between the people be it local or a visitor and the admission to all the events is free, ensuring that everyone can take part in the Festival.