Mark your calendar! 29th Annual Honolulu Festival Comes March 7-9,2025
Mar 13(Sun)

Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden

Event Time 09:00 - 13:00 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Waikiki, Kapiolani Park -- Waikiki Aquarium -- Diamond Head Road Look Out -- Kapiolani Park

Honolulu Festival Co-hosted Event, Sponsored By JTB

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.

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We will have more events to come!


Event Time 09:45 - 16:00 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd floor #311

Free Admission!!
・Chigasaki Story
・Mourning Recipe
・The Garden Of Words
・War Memorial Program Nagaoka Fireworks in Pearl Harbor

9:45~11:30 Chigasaki Story
11:45~13:54 Mourning Recipe
14:10~14:56 The Garden Of Words
15:10~15:58 War Memorial Program Nagaoka Fireworks in Pearl Harbor


Event Time 10:00 - 14:00 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Kapiolani Park
Co-host of Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN, food event “WaikiKitchen” will be back. You may find something new or something special food at WaikiKitchen. It is free event and open for public. Free entry!!


Major Sponsor: JTB Corp.
Supporter:Honolulu Festival Foundation

Stage Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk

Live music, dance and cultural demonstrations from Asia and the Pacific.
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*Closing time vary by venue.

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Craft Fair

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

More than 100 vendors exhibiting from Hawaii, Japan and all over the world.

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Ennichi, Carnival Corner

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

Ennichi, Carnival Corner will feature many activities for the young and young at heart. Check out the new and hot attraction!

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Ennichi now became a Carnival! Make a donation, and get your GOLD game scrip! You will also be awarded with a gift! You can also get SILVER game scrip without donation and try cotton candy challenge. Just win a game, earn stamps get a free cotton candy!

There will also be a Jurassic obstacle course -“Dinosaur Bouncer”- !!

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Food Corner

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


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

“Peace on Your Wings” is an original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki which juxtaposes her story and the events leading up to her death in November 1955 with a fictional story about a group of her friends who rallied support from around Japan to have a monument built in Sadako’s memory to honor the children victims of the atomic bomb. Please come to 22nd Honolulu Festival, and see special select musicals from Peace On Your Wings. Admission is free.

Bon Dance

Event Time 13:50 - 14:25 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center
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Yamakoshi Nishikigoi Presentation Ceremony

Event Time 15:00 - 15:30 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Sheraton Waikiki Hotel 1F

At the request from Nagaoka-city, The Honolulu Festival Foundation will act as an intermediary to donate the nishikigoi (koi fish) from Natagoka-city to Honolulu Zoo and Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. There will be a presentation ceremony to commemorate this event.

Grand Parade Opening Performances

Event Time 16:00 - 16:30 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Kalakaua Avenue/Waikiki

Grand Parade

Event Time 16:00 - 20:00 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Kalakaua Avenue/Waikiki

*All events may be subject to change without further notice.

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16:00~16:30 Opening Performance
16:30~20:00 Grand Parade

Nagaoka Fireworks Show Party

Event Time 19:00 - 21:00 (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, 3rd floor “The Terrace”

*Admission Required By Subscription

Nagaoka Fireworks Show

Event Time 20:30 - (Mar 13(Sun) )
Place the Skies over Waikiki Beach