25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019
Mar 10(Sat)

Honolulu Hula Formal

Event Time 09:00 - 18:15 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Prince Waikiki

*Admission Required By Subscription


Event Time 10:00 - 17:40 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd floor #311


*Free Admission!!

・Voices behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Oahu (short film)
・It’s a Beautiful Life -Irodori-
・Silver Spoon
・A Drop of the Grapevine

10:00~ Voices behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Oahu (short film)
11:15~ It's a Beautiful Life -Irodori-
13:30~ Silver Spoon
15:45~ A Drop of the Grapevine

Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

SCHEDULE of special guided tour at Nikkei Legacy Exhibit booth
[First 10 arrivals / First come first served]

11:00 Japanese
12:00 English
14:00 Japanese
15:00 English

More than 100 vendors exhibiting from around the world Including Hawaii and Japan. Ennichi corner will feature many activities for the young and young at heart.

*All the event schedules are subject to change without notice.

Stage Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center / Ala Moana Center Stage / Special Venue within Waikiki

Come and enjoy dance, music and traditional arts performed by groups from Hawaii, Japan and other parts of the Pacific region.

*Show ends at different times depending on the venue.

*Performance schedule is subject to change without notice.


Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony

Event Time 11:30 - 11:45 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

The Maui mikoshi contest was developed exclusively for high school students in Maui. Each year there is a competition among high schools to design a mikoshi for the Honolulu Festival. The winning Maui mikoshi is unveiled and displayed at the Hawaii Convention Center over the Festival weekend. Students selected as the overall winner visit Honolulu during the weekend of the festival and march in the Grand Parade showcasing their award winning mikoshi.


“Storytelling of Hawaii’s Japanese Immigration and Mythology of Ancient Japan Presented by Eishokukai”
“Sakurakomachi Wagakudan -Hawaii Concert 2018- Singing Japan’s Spirits”

Bon Dance

Event Time 13:00 - 13:35 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Bon Dance

Event Time 15:00 - 15:35 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Tamio Okuda, who was born and raised in Hiroshima, strongly empathized the Festival’s theme and decided to be part of the Honolulu Festival. Hiroshima and Honolulu is the 58-year-old sister-city and this was also a major reason to bring him to Honolulu.

*Free Admission!!

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018 “Kick Off NIGHT!”

Event Time 18:00 - 21:00 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

*Free Admission!!


18:00~19:00 Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2018(Part1)
19:00~19:40 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2018 Official Supporter "Team Syachihoko Special Live"
19:40~21:00 Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2018(Part2)

Honolulu Hula Formal “Dinner Party”

Event Time 18:30 - 20:30 (Mar 10(Sat) )
Place Prince Waikiki, Ballroom

*Admission Required By Subscription