26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

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The 26th Annual Honolulu Festival Sub-theme has been determined!

We are pleased to announce the sub theme for the 26th Annual Honolulu Festival, “Making the World a Better Place for Our Future, From the Pacific to the World – 美しい未来をハワイから -”. The 26th Annual Honolulu Festival will be held on March 6-8, 2020. Mark your calendar for these dates!

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Kaimuki High School Students Travel to Japan for Cultural Exchange Program in 2019

The Honolulu Festival Foundation offers an educational exchange program for State of Hawaii high school students to travel to Nagaoka City in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. This year, Kaimuki High School was selected to participate in the five day program giving four students and a teacher the opportunity to travel to Japan in February 2019. While in Japan, the students were immersed in the Japanese language and culture for the first time as they traveled around Tokyo and stayed with their homestay host families in Nagaoka. The program included visits to the Yukishika Snow Festival, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto Memorial Museum, Nyozezo Museum and the Nagaoka War Damage Exhibit Hall which many […]

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2019 Press Gallery Released!

You can actually view and download high resolution images of 25th Honolulu Festival. If you need something specific, please contact us. Go to Press Page>>>

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Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n‘ fun Special Game Exhibition!

- Saturday March 9th at 10: 00 – 14: 00 – Hawaii Convention Center, at the “Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum `n` fun” Exhibition booth. (B1-3) – Score Attack! “Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n‘ fun” Nintendo Switch gaming competition for international participants under 12 years old. At 14:00, the top 3 participants with the highest scores will be decided. These winning participants will join a team of elementary students who won the Japanese competition for a special exhibition held on stage! A souvenir prize will be presented to the winning pair, so be sure to join in on the fun!

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Announcing Grand Parade Schedule!

We are announcing the schedule for grand parade, which will be held on March 10 at Kalakaua Avenue! Click Here for the Details>>> *All may be subject to change without further notice.

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Announcing Stage Performance Schedule!

We are announcing the schedule for stage performances, which will be held for 2 days on March 9 and 10 at Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Hawaii Convention Center! Click Here for the Details>>> *All events may be subject to change without further notice.

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Announcing Craft Fair / Booths information details!

The Craft Fair will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on March 9 and March 10. Click Here for the Details>>> *All events may be subject to change without further notice.

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Admission is free for all visitors! Japanese Film Festival!

The inspirational Japanese movies will be shown at Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10. Admission is Free!

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Maui High School is the Winner of Honolulu Festival’s 16th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest

Maui High School is the winner of the 16th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest sponsored by the Honolulu Festival. Maui Mikoshi Here comes the Mikoshi created by the Maui High School Japanese Club students, under the supervision of their Japanese Language Instructor, Etsuko Nagahama. The Maui Mikoshi Design Contest was developed in 2004 as part of Honolulu Festival’s community outreach program. The idea of expanding the Festival’ s programs to another island besides Oahu and having the young students of Maui learn and appreciate the Japanese culture were key factors in creating this event. The designs are judged by officers of the Honolulu Festival Foundation and the criteria for judging […]