26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020



Now Accepting Applications for Volunteers!!

The Honolulu Festival Foundation is now accepting volunteer applications for the 22nd Annual Honolulu Festival. Each year, there are hundreds of people come and volunteer for the festival. It’s easy to sign-up for volunteer from this website. Yes, we welcome all volunteer candidates! Come & join us as volunteers with your family and/or friends! [ See Details (To Apply)] >


Online newsletter has been launched

Online newsletter “Honolulu Festival Newsletter” has been launched. The online newsletter includes our message, the concerns of the people who are involved and the latest information to promote this 22nd event. The newsletter will be issued once a month, so please do not forget to register for a subscription. Subscription of the Honolulu Festival online newsletter https://www.honolulufestival.com/maga/?p=subscribe&id=1 The first issue starts with a greeting from the Director of Honolulu Festival Foundation, Tsukasa Harufuku.


“Like” your favorite artwork for Honolulu Festival Art Contest!

※The art contest entry and vote was closed on 12/22. Introducing the Honolulu Festival artworks. “”Like”” your favorite contestant’s artwork to vote. Vote will be closed on 12/22 Tuesday. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156372219025241.1073741834.465250095240 VOTING RULES: Only “”Like”” on this page will be counted. Likes and shares on other people’s profiles will not factor into the voting. Contestants, you may tag your artwork and or share the artwork if you wish.


Held the booth at Hawaii’s oldest historical event “Kona Coffee Festival”

Hawaii’s oldest historical food event “Kona Coffee Festival” was held from Friday, the 6th to Sunday the 15th November. Everybody enjoyed the coffee tasting at each booth as well as the excitement from the Hawaiian live concert. Each year, Miss Kona Coffee joins us at the Honolulu Festival, showing our relationship with this event. We had a booth as a part of the promotion activities of the Honolulu Festival. We distributed brochures and official calendars for the 22nd event and in return we received support and donations from many participants. We deeply thank all of you who stopped by at our booth during the event. The Honolulu Festival is supported by the donations from all of you. Please be advised that you can easily contribute to this event online. >>>Please click here for more information. Miss Kona Coffee will be joining us for the 22nd Honolulu Festival to add more excitement to the event! You do not want to miss it!!!


Applications for Craft Fair Booth have been opened!

Thank you for your patient. Craft Fair applications for the 22nd Annual Honolulu Festival have been opened. Please see below for more details. https://www.honolulufestival.com/en/contact/booth/ We look forward to your attendance. ※The applications will be closed due to reaching the capacity.


Applications for Stage/Performance have been opened!

Thank you for your patient. Stage/ Parade applications for the 22nd Annual Honolulu Festival have been opened. Please see below for more details. https://www.honolulufestival.com/en/contact/stage-parade/ We look forward to your attendance. ※The applications will be closed due to reaching the capacity.


The sub theme of the 22nd Annual Honolulu Festival has been announced!

We are pleased to announce the sub theme for the 22nd Annual Honolulu Festival, “Cultural Harmony, Journey to Peace”. The 22nd Annual Honolulu Festival will be held on March 11-13, 2016. Mark your calendar for these dates! 21st Annual Honolulu Festival Parade

22nd Honolulu Festival's leaflet Topics

“22nd Honolulu Festival” image brochure is uploaded.

We just finished 22nd Honolulu Festival’s image brochure. With this leaflet, you can easily check schedules on the event day. Also it features voices from many participants. We are planning more interesting events for the next 22nd Honolulu Festival in 2016. We look forward very much to seeing you at festival. Brochure front/back[PDF8.4MB] Bbrochure inside[PDF10.0MB] *It will ban the reprint and the secondary use of without permission. “21st Honolulu Festival” highlight reel video


“21st Honolulu Festival” highlight reel video is uploaded.

We just finished 21st Honolulu Festival’s highlight video. Numbering 117,000 spectators during 3-day event, we received many positive feedbacks from people in Honolulu and outside the city. As we run Honolulu Festival Foundation, we sett 3 important themes: “cultural exchange”, “education”, and “environment”. We are planning more interesting events for the next 22nd Honolulu Festival in 2016. We look forward very much to seeing you at festival. “22nd Honolulu Festival” brochure

Nagaoka-Honolulu Peace Commemoration Topics

70 Years of Peace commemoration to be held at Pearl Harbor on Aug. 15

■Nagaoka fireworks to be launched off Ford Island The U.S. Navy in Hawaii will join the cities of Honolulu and Nagaoka, Japan, in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific on Aug. 15 on historic Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The public is invited to the events, beginning at 4 p.m. and culminating in Pearl Harbor’s first-ever display of Nagaoka’s famous fireworks at 8 p.m. to honor the memory of the war’s victims and to celebrate 70 years of peace and friendship.   《Event Schedule》 —————————————————————————————– When: Saturday, Aug. 15, beginning at 4 p.m., with a commemorative program at 7 p.m. and fireworks display at 8 p.m. Where: Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, fireworks will be launched off the west side of Ford Island. Details: The event is free and open to the public. Activities kick off at 4 p.m. with food available for purchase, cultural and educational displays, and entertainment. The official commemorative program starts at 7 p.m. with guest speakers, a youth peace summit declaration, performances by Nagaoka children’s choir and HEARTS Hawaii choir, and a special performance of the hit song “Jupiter” by the Japanese singer-songwriter Ayaka Hirahara. At 8 p.m. the skies above Pearl Harbor and surrounding areas will light up with a gorgeous display of Nagaoka’s special fireworks to honor war victims, pursue everlasting peace and friendship, and pave the way for future generations. Music for the fireworks will simulcast live on radio station Hawaiian 105.1 KINE. The public will be allowed access to Ford Island, with parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan accordingly for traffic due to the limited lanes on the Ford Island bridge. Other parking and transportation options will be posted on the website when available: www.cnic.navy.mil/70yearsofpeace. Strict security measures will be in place. No large bags, large purses, outside food or beverages, coolers, or tents. Visit the website for a complete list of restricted and authorized items. All carry-in items are subject to search. —————————————————————————————– ■Official website: www.cnic.navy.mil/70yearsofpeace ■Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/70yearsofpeace