24th Annual Honolulu Festival March 9-11, 2018

General & Joining the Festival as Performers

If you have any further questions or would like additional information, please contact us here.

When is the Honolulu Festival?

Honolulu Festival is held every March. The next Honolulu Festival will take place on March 9(Fri)-11(Sun), 2018.

How do I sign up for the Honolulu Festival as a performer?

Please contact us using the inquiry form on this website.

When is the deadline to sign up as a performer?

Although there is no fixed deadline, we recommend you sign up as soon as you can since the number of slots for performers is limited.

Is there a fee to participate in the Honolulu Festival?

Signing up for the Honolulu Festival is free. However, you should cover your own travel expenses, as well as the cost of equipment you might need and its shipping fee.

You may contact us using the inquiry form for further questions.

Can I join the parade or give a performance as an individual?

Individual participants, as opposed to groups, can join the parade only as volunteers. But you are welcome to give a stage performance and exhibit a craft booth as an individual.

Are there any regulations to join the Honolulu Festival? Is there an audition?

No, there are no specific regulations or auditions. Anyone is welcome to sign up for the festival as long as their purpose is cultural exchange.

Will I get paid to perform in the Honolulu Festival?

Honolulu Festival is a non-profit event that aims to promote Pan-Pacific cultural exchange. We thus cannot offer monetary compensation to our performers.

Can you arrange a personal festival guide?

There will be staff members available to assist the visitors, but for personalized service and special assistance, we can arrange a personal guide for a fee.

Can I request a specific time and date to perform?

We do take requests, but please be aware that there is no guarantee on your performance time/date.

Are there any cancellation policies?

There is no cancellation policy, as participating in the festival as a performer is free.
However, if you would like to exhibit a craft booth in addition to a performance, you will be asked to pay a deposit of $200 per booth at the time of registration, and the deposit is non-refundable.

Is there any parking for visitors?

There are no parking facilities for the Honolulu Festival visitors.
Please use parking lots near each venue.

Parking in the Hawaii Convention Center is available for $10 per entry.