26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020


nagaoka_fireworks02 News

The Nagaoka Fireworks will light up the skies of Waikiki for the 19th Annual Honolulu Festival!

We are proud to announce, the Nagaoka Hanabi (Fireworks) from Niigata, Japan will be displayed at the Honolulu Festival for the second consecutive year. Nagaoka Fireworks Nagaoka Fireworks Show Date: Sunday March 3, 2013 8:30pm- Venue: Waikiki Beach [ Article: Nagaoka Fireworks 2012 ]

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Nagaoka Fireworks for expression of condolences to Pearl Harbour victims and for the pursuit of peace

The Nagaoka Fireworks were displayed on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Friday December 7(Hawaii time) in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, for expressing their condolences to the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor and for their pursuit of everlasting world peace. [ See More ]


The sub theme of the 19th Annual Honolulu Festival has been announced!

We are excited to announce the sub theme for the 19th Annual Honolulu Festival, “Transforming the world; Connect! Discover! Let each experience fascinate you!”. The 19th Annual Honolulu Festival will be held on March 1-3, 2013. Please mark your calendar for these dates!

kunitomo Report

Honolulu Festival – Special Interview

The Honolulu Festival is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Kunitomo Suga, the founder of SUGAREN in June 2011. We had the opportunity to interview Kunitomo Suga’s son, Kunitomo Yuichiro, the new leader of SUGAREN. He shared his memories of his beloved mother and his thoughts of the present and future of SUGAREN. [ See More ]

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Honolulu Festival Report – “Share Your Voice” Project

The collaboration project between Honolulu Festival and Kapi’olani Community College called “Share Your Voice” was once again an integral part of the 18th Annual Honolulu Festival. [ See More ]

gala Report

Honolulu Festival Report – The Friendship Gala

The 18th Annual Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala was held on the evening of March 3. The Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala is a gourmet event and also an opportunity for participants and local guests to create friendships and promote international goodwill. [ See More ]

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Honolulu Festival Report – The Grand Parade

The Grand Parade was held on the final day of the festival down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. Spectators vying for the best views of the parade lined up with their beach chairs and goza mats on both sides of Kalakaua early in the afternoon although the parade started at 4:30 p.m. [ See More ]

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Honolulu Festival Report – Stage Performances

Honolulu Festival’s performance stages were set up at the Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Center and Waikiki Beach Walk. A variety of performances including traditional Japanese entertainment as well as folk dances from Alaska, Australia and the Hawaiian hula. [ See More ]

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Honolulu Festival Report

The 18th Annual Honolulu Festival drew huge crowds! There were activities galore, including Ennichi Corner, Cosplay Cafe, Bon Odori (Dance). [ See More ]

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Honolulu Festival Report – Educational School Tours

The 18th Annual Honolulu Festival kicked off its events with the Educational School Tours for the local students of Hawaii on March 2, 2012, Friday morning. [ See More ]