24th Annual Honolulu Festival March 9-11, 2018

How to Join

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

When will the Honolulu Festival be held?

The Honolulu Festival will be held in March every year. For 2016, the Honolulu Festival will be held from 3/11 (Friday) – 3/13 (Sunday).

How can I participate in the Honolulu Festival as a perfomer?

Please sign-up using the application form on the Honolulu Festival’s website.

When is the deadline to apply as a performer?

It depends on participation situation so please sign-up and send it to us now.

Is there a fee to participate in the Honolulu Festival?

Please contact us by using the inquiry form.
In general, the traveling cost, any equipments needed and their transportation cost will be at your own expense.

Can I participate in the parade or performance as an individual?

Yes. It is possible to join the parade, performance and craft booth as an individual.

Are there any rules or examinations to participate in the Honolulu Festival?

No. There are no specific rules or examinations. As long as the purpose of the participation is cultural exchange, anyone is welcome to join the festival.

Will I receive any compensation for performing in the Honolulu Festival?

Since the Honolulu Festival is a non-profit organization, its purpose is to facilitate the cultural exchange of the Pacific Rim. Therefore, no compensation will be paid for performing in the festival.

Can I have a coordinator?

We will provide staff to assist you in the event, but we can also arrange a dedicated coordinator or special attendance for you at your own expense as needed.

Can I request a specific date and time to perform?

We do take requests but please be aware that there is no guarantee on the date and time of your performance.

What is the cancellation policy?

There is no cancellation policy because performance participation is free.
In the case of booth participation except for the performance, The deposit of $200 per booth is not refundable once you have applied and sent in your money.


There will be no parking lots for the Honolulu Festival.

Please use parking lots nearby each venue.

Hawaii Convention Center parking fee is $10 / per day.