25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019
2015(21st)

Educational School Tours

Event Time 09:00 - 13:00 (Mar 6 (Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

(open to pre-registered schools/students)
*Registration has already closed due to an overwhelming response. Thank you for your interest.

[ About Educational School Tours ] 

Educational Program_2014(20th)

Governor’s Luncheon Reception

Event Time 12:00 - 13:30 (Mar 6 (Fri) )
Place Washington Place

(by invitation only)

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2015 Best Contribution Awards Ceremony

Event Time 17:45 - 18:30 (Mar 6 (Fri) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

We would like to honor the groups which have participated from outside of Oahu more than three times for their contributions to the Honolulu Festival.
(Specific participation group only)

Friendship Gala

Event Time 19:00 - 20:30 (Mar 6 (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)
*Doors Open: 6:40pm

Stage Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk

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

Check the schedule of Stage Performances HERE>>>

Performance Stages@WBW_2014(20th)

Ennichi, Carnival Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
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!

≪Whats New about Ennichi?≫ennichi
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”- !!

[ About Ennichi ]

Ennichi_2014(20th)

Craft Fair

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

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

Craft Fair_2014(20th)

Food Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

ART+FLEA

Event Time 10:00 - 20:00 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Movies

Event Time 10:00 - 18:00 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd floor #311

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MOVIES

Free Admission!!

 

• Sapporo Short fest Special movie
Cry at Dusk・Secre of the Ring・Kurumi・Suzu・My Milk Cup Cow・Why only me?・CYCLOID・By Your Side・An American Piano
• Samurai Hustle
• Sapporo Short fest Special movie for Kids
Playground・Welcome To The Snow Party!・CYCLOID・By Your Side・Computer Overture
• ”The Garden of Words” Trailer

10:30~13:10 Sapporo Short fest Special movie
14:00~16:10 Samurai Hustle
16:15~16:30 Special Event
16:30~17:00 Sapporo Short fest Special movie for Kids
17:15~18:00 The Garden of Words

Hula Workshop(Honolulu Hula Formal2015)

Event Time 10:45 - 12:30 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place ハワイ・コンベンションセンター 3階 #305A/B, #308A/B

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Come and learn fundamentals of “Hula” from Kumu.

Kumu Hula:Kapi’olani Ha’o (Halau Ke Kia’i A O Hula)
Mele&Music:Hanu ‘A’ala (Ka Hanu Lehua O Manoa)
Artist:Kamaka Kukona
CD:Hanu ‘A’ala(Released in December 2013)
*This workshop will be simultaneously interpreted in Japanese.
[Honolulu Hula Formal 2015 Official Website(Japanese)]

 

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Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony

Event Time 11:15 - 11:30 (Mar 7 (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.

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Bon Dance

Event Time 13:10 - 13:45 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center
Bon Dance_2014(20th)

The Honolulu Festival Foundation and Japan Ecotourism Society in cooperation with Hawaii Eco-tourism Association University of Hawaii ― We invite you to join us for a symposium to discuss the importance of Ecotourism in Hawaii.

*Free Admission!! No reservations are necessary.
*All sessions will be translated to Japanese and to English, including Q&A

 

Bon Dance

Event Time 15:30 - 16:05 (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center
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“The eve of EKIDEN” ULFULS Special mini Live

Event Time 17:00 - (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center 1F
Free Entry!The eve of EKIDEN, a famous Japanese Rock band “ULFULS” as EKIDEN official supporter will perform in Hawaii.
Official Fan club tour and EKIDEN runners will be offered priority seats.
[ URL ] http://www.honoluluekiden.com
Major Sponsor: JTB Corp.
Supporter:Honolulu Festival Foundation
ULFULS

Aloha DANCE CONVENTION

Event Time 18:00 - (Mar 7 (Sat) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center
The first time ever all genres dance competition in Hawaii. Dancers gather in HCC from all over the world. In the 1st annual competition, we are proud to presents opening act from professional dancers and unique dance routine from Japan. Free entry for viewing!!
For more details >>> HERE
Major Sponsor: JTB Corp.
Supporter:Honolulu Festival Foundation

 

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WaikiKitchen

Event Time 08:00 - 14:00 (Mar 8 (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

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Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden

Event Time 09:00 - 13:00 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Waikiki, Kapiolani Park -- Waikiki Aquarium -- Diamond Head Road Look Out <turn-around point> -- 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.

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

We will have more events to come!

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Ennichi, Carnival Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 8 (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!

≪Whats New about Ennichi?≫ennichi
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”- !!

[ About Ennichi ]

Ennichi_2014(20th)

Craft Fair

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

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

Craft Fair_2014(20th)

ART+FLEA

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Food Corner

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center

Stage Performances

Event Time 10:00 - 15:00 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk

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

Check the schedule of Stage Performances HERE>>>

Movies

Event Time 10:00 - 15:40 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd floor #311

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MOVIES

Free Admission!!

• Sumurai Hustle
• Sakana Kami “God of fish”
• Go for Broke

10:00~12:00 Samurai Hustle
12:15~13:50 SAKANAKAMI ~God of Fish~
14:00~15:40 Go for Broke ~The Memories of Hawaii Japanese Niseis~

Bon Dance

Event Time 13:50 - 14:25 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Hawaii Convention Center
Bon Dance_2014(20th)

Grand Parade

Event Time 16:00 - 20:00 (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Kalakaua Avenue/Waikiki

Check the schedule >>>HERE !!

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

16:00~16:30 Opening Performance
16:30~20:00 Grand Parade
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Nagaoka Fireworks Show Party

Event Time 19:30 - (Mar 8 (Sun) )
Place Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, 3rd floor “The Terrace”

*Admission Required

Nagaoka Fireworks Show

Event Time 20:30 - (Mar 8 (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.

*The firework display may be cancelled due to weather conditions.
*Don’t forget to bring your FM RADIO.
*Hawaiian 105 KINE will be broadcasting the music to the fireworks from 8:30pm.
*Parking is limited.

Check the Fireworks Program >>>HERE

 

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