26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

Friendship Gala


img01The Friendship Gala is an exciting event featuring wonderful cuisine and cultural performances.

The purpose of the Friendship Gala is to promote friendship and international goodwill between the people of Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.
Festival participants are offered a unique insight into the cultures of the region through dance, song and regional cuisine by some of Hawaii’s most famous chefs and restaurants.

The Friendship Gala enable the Honolulu Festival Foundation to offer enriching educational programs and opportunities to increase the global understanding and awareness of local school children. New and existing educational programs include free behind-the scenes tours of Honolulu Festival floats and displays at the Hawaii Convention Center and the Maui Mikoshi Design Contest.

Entertainment :
– Manoa DNA, Hawaii
– Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA), Hawaii
– Star Chorus, Tokyo/Japan
– Sonoda Gakuen High School, Hyogo/Japan

[ Date ] Friday, March 7, 2014 6:30pm-8:30pm
[ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center
Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1
[ Ticket ] $90 / $70 those for those under 21 years of age.
Includes food and one beverage.
*FREE admission for those under 6 years old. Does not include food and beverage.

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*Tickets are to be picked up at the reception desk on THE DAY.
When picking up your tickets you must bring a copy of “Order Confirmation Email”or provide the email address and name used to purchase the tickets.

Participating Restaurants & Menu


Exe Chef: Christopher Garnier

gala_roysRoy’s Hawaii Kai

Chilled Garlic Shrimp
Kalbi Glazed Short Rib of Beef and Roasted Garlic Potato Salad


Exe Chef: Masaharu Morimoto

morimotoMorimoto Waikiki

Toro Tartare with Wasabi, Sour Cream and Nori with Sweet Soy Dashi
Angry Chicken with Spice Jus and Blistered Shishito Peppers

Exe Chef: Leighton Miyakawa

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Lobster Bisque
Seared Tenderloin with Ruth’s Southwestern Macaroni & Cheese

Exe Chef: Marc Anthony Freiberg


Barbecued Tiger Prawns, Avocado, Citrus Gazpacho and Ricotta Salad
Hamakua Tomato & Beet Salad, Cucumber, Kula Greens, Pink Peppercorn Maui Goat Cheese and a Tangerine-Mustard Vinaigrette


Exe Pastry Chef: Roger Meier

Honolulu Coffee Company

Pulehu Pineapple Eclair
Freshly Brewed Coffee


And Honolulu Festival 20th Anniversary Special Sweets

Hawaii Convention Center

Hawaii Convention Center, Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, United States

Place Hawaii Convention Center
URL http://www.hawaiiconvention.com/