27th Honolulu Festival Sub Theme : Connect with Aloha, Forward to the New Future
Mar 11(Sat)

Craft Fair / Ennichi Corner / Food Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 11(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.

Japanese Film Festival

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 11(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MOVIES

*Free Admission!!

Maui Mikoshi (Exhibit Only)

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 11(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 displayed at the Hawaii Convention Center over the Festival weekend.

Stage Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 11(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center / Ala Moana Center Stage / Waikiki Beach Walk

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.

Bon Dance

Event Time 12:55 - 13:30 (Mar 11(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

*For about 30 minutes each dance.

Bon Dance

Event Time 15:05 - 15:40 (Mar 11(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Bon Dance

Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2023:DANCE SUMMIT

Event Time 17:00 - 18:00 (Mar 11(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Dance teams from Japan and Hawaii unite! The goal for this new event is to continue to provide a place in Hawaii to promote cultural exchange and inspiration through dance.
(The 2023 dance event will not be in a competition format, but as an opportunity to perform on a large stage and interact with other participants)
*Free Entrance!!

Hitomi Shimatani Official Ambassador Inauguration Mini-Live

Event Time 17:00 - 17:30 (Mar 11(Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center 1F Stage

A special mini-live will be held to commemorate Hitomi Shimatani’s appointment as the 27th Honolulu Festival Official Ambassador. Since her debut in July 1999, Shimatani, a talented Japanese singer from Hiroshima, Japan, has been well received for her ability to sing various types of songs that transcend genres with her beautifully clear vocals. She has received

numerous awards including the Newcomer of the Year Award. In addition to her musical activities, she has appeared on many radio programs and TV shows in Japan.

For social contributions, “YUME Biyori” was selected as the theme song for the LGBT events in 2018. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, her charity song “Shiawase wo hakoberu youni” was released, which was sung together with 77 children from the Tohoku and the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake areas. Her SDGs support song “CYCLE” was also released, as she performed at charity concerts.