26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020
2020(26th)

Educational School Tours

Event Time 09:00 - 13:00 (Mar 6(Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

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*For Invited Guests Only

Governor’s Luncheon Reception

Event Time 12:00 - 13:30 (Mar 6(Fri) )
Place Washington Place (Governor's Mansion)

*Doors Open: 11:30am
*For Invited Guests Only

Friendship Gala

Event Time 19:00 - 20:30 (Mar 6(Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Tickets: $90 / $75 for ages 20 and under.
(includes food and one beverage)
*FREE admission for under 5 years old (NOT include food and beverages)
*Doors Open: 6:40pm

Craft Fair / Ennichi Corner / Food Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 7(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

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 7(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center / Ala Moana Center Stage / Selected venues in 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 12:00 - 12:15 (Mar 7(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.

(NEW) Student Symposium in Honolulu

Event Time 13:00 - 17:00 (Mar 7(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Honolulu Festival will hold a symposium for youths from the Pacific Rim, to exchange thoughts of their studies with other global minded youths and in hope to present ideas for the future generation.
*Free Entrance!!

“SUKIMASWITCH”, a Japanese rock/jazz fusion duo, has been appointed as the “Special Ambassador” of the Honolulu Festival 2020.
*Free Admission!!

Aloha DANCE CONVENTION

Event Time 18:00 - 21:00 (Mar 7(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Come check out the biggest dance competition in Hawaii.
*Free Entrance!!

http://hawaii-event.com/en/archives/event/4674

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN

Event Time 08:00 - 13:00 (Mar 8(Sun) )
Place Kapiolani Park

Co-sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation
Main Sponsor: JTB Corporation

This year marks the 8th annual Ekiden, a relay running race originated in Japan. Handing off tasuki (cloth sash indicating the current runner) to the next runner will surely make an unforgettable experience in paradise. Don’t worry – you can run or walk, we just want you to have fun!

[Official website] http://hawaii-event.com/en/rainbowekiden

Also there will be other fun events accompanying the race!

Craft Fair / Ennichi Corner / Food Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 8(Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

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 - 15:00 (Mar 8(Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center / Ala Moana Center Stage / Selected venues in 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.

Grand Parade

Event Time 16:00 - 20:00 (Mar 8(Sun) )
Place Waikiki/Kalakaua Avenue

People from Hawaii, Japan and other Asia-Pacific countries join this Grand Parade, the finale of the Honolulu Festival. This is a great chance to see the traditional performance of various countries here in Hawaii.

*Event schedule is subject to change without notice.

Nagaoka Hanabi (Nagaoka Fireworks) / Tentative

Event Time 20:30 - (Mar 8(Sun) )
Place Waikiki Beach

Nagaoka Hanabi (Nagaoka Fireworks) is presented by Nagaoka Fireworks Foundation. Turn into “Hawaiian 105KINE” as they will sync their music to the firework show from 8:30pm