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.
BIBAK Hawaii is IGOROT TRIBE FROM CORDILLERA REGION OF LUZON PHILIPPINE.
Chinese Chamber of Commerce of HawaiiDance/Performance
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, founded in 1911, is one of the foremost Chinese organizations in Hawaii. Its many members are prominent leaders in Hawaii’s public and private sectors and play important roles in helping develop the State’s economics, social and political future. The mission of the Chinese Chamber is to promote business and economic development, to preserve Chinese culture, and to encourage civic responsibility.
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!
Chinagu Eisa HawaiiDance/Performance
Chinagu Eisa Hawaii is a contemporary Okinawan eisa drumming group whose purpose is to promote and perpetuate the Okinawan culture to younger generations and the local community. We are a very multi-generational group where members range from ages 4 to over 80 years old. Collaborating with sister group in Okinawa, Chinagu Eisa has performed in various locations in the U.S. as well as Okinawa.
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko HawaiiMusic Performance
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko originated in 1982, combining traditional Eisa and Karate forms with contemporary influences and music to create a new and unique taiko style. RMD remains headquartered in Okinawa, however the club has grown tremendously and now includes chapters all around the world. Our own Hawaii chapter was founded by Akemi Martin-sensei and now includes branches on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. For more information, please visit www.rmdhawaii.org.
Dance Junction HawaiiMusic Performance
Dance Junction Hawaii is a Honolulu based dance studio & performance company.