26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020
2011(17th)

Educational School Tours

Event Time 09:00 - 12:00 (Mar 11 (Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Official Ceremony

Event Time 12:00 - 15:15 (Mar 11 (Fri) )
Place
12:00 - 13:30 Governor's Luncheon Reception (by invitation only)
14:00 - 15:15 Mayor's Welcome Reception (by invitation only)

Sugaren and International Rainbow Children Project “Transcendance”

Event Time 13:00 - 16:00 (Mar 11 (Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center 3rd Floor #301A-B

(Open for Public)

Yosakoi is a form of dance style originated in Kochi, Japan in 1954 as a modern rendition of Awa Odori. This creative and very energetic form of dancing combines traditional dance with modern music and movements.

Sugaren’s Yosakoi Performance
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=185813144783609

See 2010 Honolulu Festival Report

Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 17:00 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

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Craft Fair

Event Time 10:00 - 17:00 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Ennichi Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 17:00 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Hello Kitty Photo Opportunity
11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 (5 times)
*10 minutes picture opportunity on the top of every hour
Tickets will be given for first 10 people at The Custom Company booth next to Ennichi Corner. This is first come first service! Please bring your own camera.

[ About Ennichi ]

Anime Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 17:00 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Hawaii Music Festivals

Event Time 10:00 - 14:45 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd
10:00 - 13:00 Choral Festival (Competition)
Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd Floor #313A-B-C
11:00 - 13:00 Cheer & Dance Festival(Competition)
Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd Floor #312
11:00 - 14:45 Band Festival (Competition)
Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd Floor #311

Modern Anime and Manga

Event Time 11:00 - (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd

Movies

Event Time 11:00 - (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd

(Free Admission)

11:00 - LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA
14:00 - FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

Honolulu Hula Festa in Honolulu Festival 2011 Honolulu Hula Competition

Event Time 11:45 - 16:30 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd Floor

Judges: Chinky Mahoe, Veto Baker, Michael Casupang, Kaleinani Hayakawa, Tad Teraizumi (Hawaiian Host)

Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony

Event Time 13:00 - (Mar 12 (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. Mikoshi are decorative floats that are unique to specific prefectures in Japan. They are carried by troops of celebrants during their festivals. The winning Maui mikoshi is unveiled and displayed at the Hawaii Convention Center over the Festival weekend. Students of the high school selected as the overall winner visit Honolulu during the weekend of the festival and march in the Grand Parade showcasing their award winning mikoshi.

[ See 2010 Maui Mikoshi Design Contest ]

Bon Dance Workshop

Event Time 14:00 - 14:55 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

*Honolulu Festival Happi Coat give-away for the first 100 participants!

Friendship Gala

Event Time 19:00 - 21:00 (Mar 12 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

(Price: $85)

Friendship Gala Come and enjoy the delicious dishes of Hawaii’s famous restaurants. The Friendship Gala promotes friendship, understanding and international goodwill between the people of Hawaii and other Pacific Rim countries. Attendees are offered a unique insight into the cultures of the Pacific through dance, song and regional cuisine by some of Hawaii’s most famous chefs.

See 2010 Honolulu Festival Report

Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 13 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

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Craft Fair

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 13 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Ennichi Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 13 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Hello Kitty Photo Opportunity
11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 (4 times)
*10 minutes picture opportunity on the top of every hour
Tickets will be given for first 10 people at The Custom Company booth next to Ennichi Corner. This is first come first service! Please bring your own camera.

[ About Ennichi ]

Anime Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 13 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Grand Parade

Event Time 16:30 - (Mar 13 (Sun) )
Place Kalakaua Avenue/Waikiki

SENNIN NO SANSHIN (The Sanshin of a thousand people at the Grand Parade) Sanshin Master Choichi Terukina-sensei, the grand marshal, and many Sanshin (Okinawan musical instrument) players will parade down Kalakaua Ave.

Nagaoka Fireworks Show – Canceled

Event Time - (Mar 13 (Sun) )
Place

the Nagaoka Fireworks Show planned for this Sunday, March 13, out of respect to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Thursday, March 10.

See 2010 Honolulu Festival Report