The Grand Parade, one of the Honolulu Festival’s main events, took place in the evening of the final day to conclude the three day festivities. The parade features a wide variety of traditional dance and performances, an opportune moment for people to see the diverse cultural expressions by the participating teams from Hawaii, Japan, and the Pacific Rim countries.
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Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki’s main street, became the center stage for this spectacular show.
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Crowds gathered on Kalakaua Avenue, waiting for the parade to start. Participating teams began their performances during the 0.8 mile parade, starting Saratoga Road, located at the west end of Waikiki, and ending at the Waikiki Zoo in the east end.

It was the big finale moment for the participating teams that had already been performing on the stages and booths during this year’s festival.


-Opening Performance-


At four p.m., different groups began their performances in front of four MC booths on Kalakaua Avenue.

Starting Point

Tokyo Metropolitan University All Boys Cheerleading Team MAXONS

Tokyo Metropolitan University All Boys Cheerleading Team MAXONS

 
CHIBA UNIV DOUBLE DUTCH CIRCLE AX

CHIBA UNIV DOUBLE DUTCH CIRCLE AX

 
STUDIO DANCE ALIVE

STUDIO DANCE ALIVE

In front ot Waikiki Shopping Plaza

Osaka University LoveLive! Group

Osaka University LoveLive! Group

 
Folk Song Group Yukikko

Folk Song Group Yukikko

 
HALAU HULA O MOANIKEALA

HALAU HULA O MOANIKEALA

In front of Moana surfrider Westin Resort

Osaka Gakuin University Phoenix Cheerleading Teamf

Osaka Gakuin University Phoenix Cheerleading Teamf

 
Flamenco Circle iVAMOS! in Waseda Universityf

Flamenco Circle iVAMOS! in Waseda Universityf

 
KURIHARA TAKEHIRO TSUGARU SANGEN KAIf

KURIHARA TAKEHIRO TSUGARU SANGEN KAIf

In front of Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Aloha Dance Convention

Aloha Dance Convention

 
Doyo Chorus Utanakama

Doyo Chorus Utanakama

MAHINALANI HULA STUDIO

MAHINALANI HULA STUDIO

 
HOA ALOHA

HOA ALOHA

When the performances began at four locations on Kalakaua Avenue, applause and cheering broke out among the highly anticipating spectators on both sides of the street.


-Parade Started-


This year, 66 groups participated in the Honolulu Festival. Performing live in the parade was the highlight for the groups that have been performing on stages and booths during the three day festival.

HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT - MOTOR BRIGADE

HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT – MOTOR BRIGADE

 
HONOLULU FESTIVAL PARADE BANNER BY JAL JETS

HONOLULU FESTIVAL PARADE BANNER BY JAL JETS

 
JOINT FORCE COLOR GUARD

JOINT FORCE COLOR GUARD

Royal Hawaiian Band

Royal Hawaiian Band

 
Grand Marshal

Grand Marshal

 
Gannenmono Banner

Gannenmono Banner

City of Nagaoka・Nagaoka Firework Team

City of Nagaoka・Nagaoka Firework Team

 
Chigasaki City -Sister City of Honolulu-

Chigasaki City -Sister City of Honolulu-

 
Chigasaki-City Unicycle Japan Champion UCHIDA Sister & Brothers

Chigasaki-City Unicycle Japan Champion UCHIDA Sister & Brothers

Hawaii United Okinawa Association

Hawaii United Okinawa Association

 
Brazil Kenren -48th Imin Furusato Meguri Group

Brazil Kenren -48th Imin Furusato Meguri Group

 
Grupo Peru / Aelucorp

Grupo Peru / Aelucorp

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Miss Aloha Hawaii

Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Miss Aloha Hawaii

 
65th Cherry Blossom Festival Court

65th Cherry Blossom Festival Court

 
The 69th Miss Narcissus Queen & Princess

The 69th Miss Narcissus Queen & Princess

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

 
The Philippines

The Philippines

 
BIBAK HAWAII

BIBAK HAWAII

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir

 
International Flower Arrangement Association

International Flower Arrangement Association

 
The Miss Oahu Filipino Queen 2017-2018

The Miss Oahu Filipino Queen 2017-2018

2017-2018 National American Miss Hawai'I

2017-2018 National American Miss Hawai’I

 
Puanani Kobayashi Hula School

Puanani Kobayashi Hula School

 
The DISTRICT 50 HAWAII LIONS CLUBS

The DISTRICT 50 HAWAII LIONS CLUBS

Minna unicycle club

Minna unicycle club

 
Hawaii Miyazaki Kenjin-Kai

Hawaii Miyazaki Kenjin-Kai

 
Mele Hula

Mele Hula

Hawaii Taiwanese Center Lucoral Museum

Hawaii Taiwanese Center Lucoral Museum

 
Republic of the Marshall Islands

Republic of the Marshall Islands

 
Yosakoi Tao

Yosakoi Tao

The 53rd Honolulu Sister City Goodwill Delegation from Hiroshima

The 53rd Honolulu Sister City Goodwill Delegation from Hiroshima

 
SONODA GAKUEN HIGH SCHOOL

SONODA GAKUEN HIGH SCHOOL

 
Miss Chinatown Hawaii Queens and Court

Miss Chinatown Hawaii Queens and Court

Sing Yung Dragon and Lion Dance Association

Sing Yung Dragon and Lion Dance Association

 
Alohappy! - We are Japanese Regional Characters -

Alohappy! – We are Japanese Regional Characters -

 
Sunny Side Gospel Club

Sunny Side Gospel Club

Yamato Seiran High School

Yamato Seiran High School

 
Hawaii Tokai Internartional college

Hawaii Tokai Internartional college

 
Inaho Otona Mikoshi

Inaho Otona Mikoshi

Izumo Taisha Mikoshi

Izumo Taisha Mikoshi

 
Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific

Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific

 
Inaho Kodomo Mikoshi

Inaho Kodomo Mikoshi

Maui Mikoshi

Maui Mikoshi

 
SAKURAGAOKA Junior & Senior High School

SAKURAGAOKA Junior & Senior High School

 
Getappers

Getappers

TOKYO VISUAL ARTS

TOKYO VISUAL ARTS

 
Pikake Leilani Hula Halau

Pikake Leilani Hula Halau

 
Taiwanese Association of America - Hawaii Chapter

Taiwanese Association of America – Hawaii Chapter

JAPAN NANKIN TAMASUDARE ASSOCIATION

JAPAN NANKIN TAMASUDARE ASSOCIATION

 
All Japan Gymnastics of Health Study Association

All Japan Gymnastics of Health Study Association

 
SAITAMA RYUJIN MATSURI KAI

SAITAMA RYUJIN MATSURI KAI

Han-Ul (In Ha University)

Han-Ul (In Ha University)

 
BEST BODY INTERNATIONAL IN HONOLULU 2018

BEST BODY INTERNATIONAL IN HONOLULU 2018

 
TAMA HAWAIIAN HULA

TAMA HAWAIIAN HULA

hina Halau

hina Halau

 
Ho Aloha Hula Club

Ho Aloha Hula Club

 
Rissho Kosei-kai Buddist Church of Hawaii

Rissho Kosei-kai Buddist Church of Hawaii

IBUKI

IBUKI

 
Wagana Aboriginal Dancers

Wagana Aboriginal Dancers

 
Remember 3.11 Kyushu Hula Girl Caravan

Remember 3.11 Kyushu Hula Girl Caravan

KASUYA Six Town Koryu Quilt No Kai

KASUYA Six Town Koryu Quilt No Kai

 
Na Pueo

Na Pueo

 
Heartnest

Heartnest

Sakuran / Ryushiranbu

Sakuran / Ryushiranbu

 
Hilton Hawaiian Village Wikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village Wikiki Beach Resort

 
Hirosaki Neputa Manji Kai

Hirosaki Neputa Manji Kai

Honolulu Daijayama Booster Group

Honolulu Daijayama Booster Group

Well-rehearsed teamwork effort was clearly demonstrated in the beautifully in sync performances. When the sun set and darkness filled the air, the festival climaxed with the appearance of Honolulu Daijayama. It was met with spectators’ applause and cheers.

A wide variety of traditions and cultural expressions are respected in the land of Hawaii, promoting peace to permeate our society today.

“Searching for peaceful living through cultural exchanges among different ethnic groups” is our hope that the wave of exchanges among various ethnic groups and generations will continue in Japan, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim countries and furthermore, that the friendly relationships among nations will contribute to world peace.