26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020
2013(19th)

Educational School Tours

Event Time 09:00 - 13:00 (Mar 1 (Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Governor’s Luncheon Reception

Event Time 12:00 - 13:30 (Mar 1 (Fri) )
Place Washington Place

(by invitation only)

Friendship Gala

Event Time 18:30 - 20:30 (Mar 1 (Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Tickets: $90 / $70 for under 21 years old
(includes food and one beverage)
*FREE admission for under 6 years old (NOT include food and beverages)

Symposium “3/11 Tsunami Debris: Japan-U.S. Collaborative Effort”

Event Time 09:00 - 12:00 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd

Language: English & Japanese with interpreter

After two years passed from 3/11 Tsunami at East Japan, debris have reached even to Hawaii. Both governments and NPO of the United States of America and Japan will talk about how they cooperate and solve the debris problem and influence to the environment of all over the Pacific. 

Door Prizes

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Enter for a chance to win great prizes!

Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk

*Time may be changed according to the venues.

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Craft Fair

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Ennichi Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Anime Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Hawaii Music Festivals – Hawaii Band & Orchestra Festival –

Event Time 10:00 - 14:30 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd flr, #311

Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony

Event Time 11:00 - 11:15 (Mar 2 (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.

Honolulu Festival Yagura Unveiling Ceremony

Event Time 11:30 - 11:45 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

The Honolulu Festival’s Bon Dance Yagura (tower) will be unveiled!

Bon Dance Workshop

Event Time 11:45 - 12:30 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Film Festival

Event Time 13:00 - (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd flr, #316A-B-C

(Free Admission)

13:00 - LIGHT UP NIPPON
15:00 - Quartet

Rebuilding begins on the road -Story Behind the Camera-

Event Time 13:00 - 16:00 (Mar 2 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd flr, #301

Guest Speaker: Mamiko Akutagawa
Host: Reiko T. Rogers

Door Prizes

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Enter for a chance to win great prizes!

Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

*Time may be changed according to the venues.

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Craft Fair

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Ennichi Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Anime Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Film Festival

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

(Free Admission)

11:00 - Haru's Journey

Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden

Event Time 12:00 - 15:00 (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place Waikiki

The first ever, “Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden” will be held for runners in Hawaii! Our goal is to join all participants in the Spirt of Aloha, by the use of ribbon leis as race sashes. We also strive to widen a circle of friendship beyond ethnic background or generation, to spread a ripple of goodwill to all participants of the Ekiden.

[ URL ] http://www.honoluluekiden.com

Grand Parade

Event Time 16:00 - 20:00 (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place Kalakaua Avenue/Waikiki

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16:00 - Opening Performance(Starting Point, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, Moana Surfrider A Westin Resort & Spa, Pacific Beach Hotel)
16:30 - 20:00 Parade(START: Saratoga Road and Kalakaua Ave.)

Nagaoka Fireworks Show

Event Time 20:30 - (Mar 3 (Sun) )
Place the Skies over Waikiki Beach

The Nagaoka Fireworks is well known for their large fireworks display originating from Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast.

*Hawaiian105 KINE will be broadcasting the music to the fireworks from 8:30pm.
Please bring your FM Radio with you.
*The firework display may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

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Related article:
Nagaoka Fireworks Special Interview (2011)
Sending out to the World Our Prayer for the Pursuit of Peace Nagaoka’s Fireworks
in Honolulu
(2012)