Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Miss Aloha HawaiiOther
The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, Hawaii’s oldest food festival is happy to participate in the Honolulu Festival.
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival CourtOther
The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the longest, continually-running ethnic festivals in Hawaii. The purpose of the festival is to perpetuation the Japanese culture and to enrich the lives of young women of Japanese ancestry. Queen Contestants are given the opportunity to learn about their Japanese heritage, improve their poise and public speaking and develop leadership skills through numerous cultural and training classes.
Hawaii United Okinawan AssociationOther
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is proud to represent 50 clubs whose combined members exceed 40,000 members. This marching unit will include banner holders representing each club along with drummers and music.
Lahainaluna High SchoolOther
Lahainaluna High School won the 2nd Maui Mikoshi Design Contest in 2005. They will carry Daijayama at the Grand Parade.
Hawaii and Omuta in Fukuoka has had a goodwill relationship for many years. Thus, Omuta’s famous summer matsuri “Omuta Daijayama” that has been featured in past parades of the Honolulu Festival was changed to “Honolulu Daijayama” in 2008. Honolulu Daijayama will once again participate in the Honolulu Festival’s parade down Kalakaua Avenue this year. The intensity of their performance, the bells ringing loudly, the fire gushing out, smoke spreading throughout the parade route, is an unforgettable sight for spectators seeing the Daijayama for the very first time. The Honolulu Festival has inherited the mikoshi that is used for Honolulu Daijayama from the city of Omuta. It was the Omuta people’s strong desire that the people of Hawaii be able to experience the authenticity of their mikoshi and enjoy the traditions that go along with the festivities. And furthermore, so that the children of Hawaii can experience these same emotions, Chibikko Daijayama was given to the Honolulu Festival in 2009. The number of local volunteers has grown each year. It is a wonderful sight to see the people of Hawaii support the Honolulu Daijayama!
Maui High SchoolOther
The 2020 17th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest will be the 6th win for Maui High School’s Japanese Club.
Hawaii Chinese Culture CenterOther
Hawaii Chinese Culture Center Inc. was established as a non-profit cultural/charity organization with the status of 501(c) (3) in 2006 to meet the increasing demand for the local Chinese community and the cultural exchange and harmony in the state of Hawaii.
Vietnamese Student Association in Hawaii (VSAH)Other
The mission of VSAH is to promote activities benefiting Vietnamese students in Hawaii, to build a network among VSAH alumni, and to promote community and students’ awareness of Vietnamese culture. Further VSAH aims to foster interaction and partnerships with Vietnamese student associations of other Universities and the Vietnamese American community in Hawaii.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is an independent student organization associated with the University of Hawaii-West Oahu (UHWO) campus. The SVA will help to set up the cosplay cafe at the Honolulu Festival. This club, recently formed at UHWO, is designed to provide support, activities and fellowship for members of the association, and to provide services to veterans within the university, community, and the State of Hawai’i. It is open to all University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu students, alumni, and faculty.
The Korean Traditional Music Association of HawaiiOther
Chae Hee Lee was appointed the chief director of the Korean Traditional Music Association of Hawaii. This group has been participating in the Honolulu Festival Parade since 2001.