Experience Pacific Harmony at the Honolulu Festival

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 draws thousands of new and returning spectators who are looking for an experience beyond Hawaii. Through educational programs and activities sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, the Festival continues to successfully share the rich and vibrant blend of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures with the rest of the world. The Honolulu Festival is a wonderful addition to your Hawaiian vacation. The three day extravaganza occurs every year in March on a weekend from Friday through Sunday. Dance performances and traditional art demonstrations are displayed by artisans from Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Hawaii and the rest of the United States. The Festival culminates with a spectacular parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, Hawaii. Honolulu Festival activities are held at various locations in the heart of the city, making them easily accessible to residents and visitors alike. Moreover, admission to all Festival events is free, ensuring that everyone can take part in the festivities.

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The Festival’s theme, “Pacific Harmony,” reflects the Foundation’s vision to share the many cultures of the Pacific region with the people of Hawaii and those visiting from all over the world. We hope to deepen the friendship with them and contribute to world peace.

About Honolulu Festival Foundation The Honolulu Festival Foundation was established in 2000 as a non-profit corporation under except from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as Chapter 415B of the Hawaii Revised Statues. The foundation is strictly limited to charitable, educational, and cultural exchange purpose.

101055-HNF-LogoLogo and Theme The sun, a bird, a silhouette of Diamond Head, a palm tree, and a stalk of rice floating on the Pacific Ocean symbolize the cultural ties between the Asia-Pacific region and Hawaii.

Letter : from Gabor Paczolay, Hungary

“My Japanese Culture Experience at the Honolulu Festival’s Craft Fair”

voice_01 I would like to let you know how much we appreciated the opportunity last weekend, mainly learning about the rich Japanese culture. I took my 11 years old son to the Convention Center on Saturday. He got so interested with the crafts, and all the beautiful Japanese art that we “had to” go back next day. The stage, vendors, exhibitors provided a unique experience. A visitor could be not only a spectator, but there was shopping opportunity too, while many people interested in art, craft had a truly golden opportunity to learn, end even participate.

voice_01_2What an unparallel package! And it is all at no charge! You tell me you can find another “deal” like this in town!With all these beautiful things there, it would be a great mistake on my part not to highlight how well organized everything was. Not pushy at all, very polite, knowledgeable, helpful, high class staff! Perfection, Japanese precision! A true professional job!I am sure you will be more than happy to find a way to express YOUR appreciation too for the job well done, and do so for us, for the public.Thank you very much for all the great opportunity there! With great appreciation for the outstanding work I wish you further success through many more events like this and more.   Sincerely Yours;   Gabor Paczolay