26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

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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 […]

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The Newsletter for the Honolulu Festival in 2019

We will deliver the latest information through our online newsletter regarding the upcoming 25th Annual Honolulu Festival. It will be delivered once a month so please don’t forget to subscribe. Subscription of the Honolulu Festival online newsletter https://www.honolulufestival.com/maga/?p=subscribe&id=1

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Our application form for vendors and performers is now available !

Would you like to be a part of the Honolulu Festival? Our application form for vendors and performers is now available below. For Japanese inquiries, please click here>> ■Performers (Stage Performance/Grand Parade) Stage Performance The Stage Performance will be held at various places in Honolulu including the Hawaii Convention and Ala Moana Center and Waikiki area. This is an event which you can interact and enjoy dancing with the performers on and off the stage.   Grand Parade The Hawaii’s greatest parade will be held on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, where various performances will be presented for about 3 hours. This is the final event of the Honolulu Festival which […]