Popular Artists Dai Hirai and ALEXXX Will Perform at the Honolulu Festival!
Dai Hirai was the artist who sang the 2011 official Honolulu Festival image song. ALEXX, on the other hand, was born and raised in Hawaii and he always fascinates people with his edgy and new Hawaiian style. They will be performing at the following stages of 21st Honolulu Festival. Please do not miss their stages! 《Schedule》 *Tentative and subject to change. —————————————————————————————– Saturday March 7, 14:25～15:05 （Dai Hirai／ALEXXX） Honolulu Festival @ Waikiki Beach Walk Stage Saturday March 7, 19:30～19:50 （DaiHirai／ALEXXX） Aloha DANCE CONVENTION @ Hawaii Convention Center Sunday March 8, around 12:00（Dai Hirai） 2015 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN Award Ceremony @ Kapiolani Park *Host: JTB, Inc. / Sponsor: Honolulu Festival Foundation. Sunday March 8, around 20:00（Dai Hirai) Nagaoka Fireworks Show Party @ Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa *With Fee. —————————————————————————————– ■Dai Hirai Official WEB http://hiraidai.jp ■ALEXXX Official WEB http://alexxx.net □Honolulu Festival Theme Song “~ONE LOVE Pacific Harmony~” https://www.youtube.com/embed/l19k9Olb1es?rel=0&wmode=transparent&autoplay=1
Volunteers for Mar 7 PM at Convention Center have been closed
Thank you for your interest in volunteer. We are full of volunteers for Mar 7 (sat) PM 13:30 – PM 18:00 @Convention Center. We still need your support for Grand Parade, so please sign up from online application form now!! [Application Form for Volunteer]
Volunteers for Mar 8 Allday at Convention Center have been closed
Thank you for your interest in volunteer. We are full of volunteers for Mar 8 (sun) Allday AM 9:00 – PM 15:00 @Convention Center. We still need your support for other shift, so please sign up from online application form!! [Application Form for Volunteer]
Volunteers for Mar 7 AM have been closed
Thank you for your interest in volunteer. We are full of volunteers for Mar 7(sat) 9:00～14:00 @Convention Center. We still need your support for other shift, so please sign up from online application form!! [Application Form for Volunteer]
Announcing Friendship Party Restaurants Participants!
We are announcing the restaurants that will make marvelous dishes at the Friendship party. They are all famous dishes that will full up our stomach. ・ RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE ・ Morimoto Waikiki ・ MW Restaurant ・ Roy’s ・ Yatai Sushi There are not many chances to enjoy the delicious dishes from these famous restaurants at once. Please come and enjoy their special dishes. Click here for details of “Friendship Party”>>> Click here to purchase Friendship Party tickets>>>
Announcing Friendship Party Participants!
We are proud to announce the groups of participants who will join the Friendship Party held on the first day of Honolulu Festival. Raiatea Helm Young female Hawaiian artist who was nominated to Grammy Awards twice. Jody Kamisato & the Ukulele Super Kids Cute and very talented Ukulele group who won numbers of junior Ukulele competitions in Hawaii. University of Hawaii Marching Band Legendary Marching Band from University of Hawaii. They did overwhelming performance to cheer for their teams at various sports events. Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Hawaii Choichi Kai Ryukyu KotenAfusoRyuOngakuKenkyu Hawaii Choichi Kai was first established outside of Okinawa prefecture. This is 30th anniversary for Okinawa prefecture and state of Hawaii, 20th anniversary for Ishigaki island and Kauai as well as 50th anniversary for Miyako island and Maui since they became sister cities of each other. Sonoda Gakuen High School This will be the 10th time for us to join the Honolulu Festival. The Junior students will dance with beaming smiles and full of energy. Un Bijou Special unit of choreographers who performed at “Japan Dance Competition 2014” and received award at “Legend Tokyo”. EAGLES Sophia University Cheerleading Team EAGLE They will show their splendid skills and dance to cheer for the sports events in Honolulu. NHK Mito Komaki Kei Hula Halau They have participated in Honolulu Festival for 15 years. They will dance hula with gratitude to all the warm care and encouragement they received when suffered a significant damage from the earthquake. Please look forward to the Friendship Party. Detail for Friendship Party >>> Click here to purchase Friendship Party tickets >>>
Japan Hawaii Culture Expo: JHCE2015
Japan Hawaii Culture Expo: JHCE2015 will be held by NPO Hawaii Senior Life Enrichment Association (HISLEA) at the 21st Honolulu Festival. HISLEA has displayed exhibition booth for introducing Japanese cultures with the theme of cultural exchange between U.S and Japan since 2011. This year HISLEA will use“Bring Aloha Spirit to the world and Heart of Hospitality to Hawaii” as a theme. Besides this, the Nadeshiko Club, which is a social contribution department that has been supporting victims of the 2011 Tohuku Earthquake in Japan, will also display an exhibition with the main theme of“What we can do from Hawaii 4 years after the earthquake”. Japan Hawaii Culture Expo will be a great opportunity for Japanese and locals to exchange as well as understand the Hawaiian and Japanese cultures while enjoying the event. Japan Hawaii Culture Expo: JHCE2015 Date： Friday March 6 2015– Sunday March 8 2015. Saturday March 710:00 – 18:00 Exhibition Sunday March 8 10:00 – 15:00 Exhibition Venue： Hawaii Convention Center First Floor Projects： Hawaiian Culture 2The Exhibition of“Hokulea Worldwide Voyage”will be held at the Japan Hawaii Culture Expo. Hokulea is an anicent Polynesian canoe that has been traveling around the world from 2014 until 2017. The exhibition will display the scale model, play video records of voyage and introduce the navigation system that based on star observation, etc. In addition, the exhibition will also hold the handcraft Hokulea project and explain the star observational navagation system to kids. Attractive Hawaii –HTJ Tourism Booth Japanese Culture Japanese Media: Exhibition of“HawaiiHochi” with 100 years of history, the only Japanese daily published newspaper in U.S. Japanese Games: Demo and introductions of Japanese games such as “Igo”, “Syougi”, “Mahjong” and “Hanafuda”. At the Tohoku supporting program, Nadeshiko Club Exhibition will use the theme of“What we can do from Hawaii 4 years after the earthquake” in supporting victims of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake in Japan. The club will display and sell handcrafts at 15 damaged areas of Tohuku as well as introduce the activities held by Nadeshiko Club. Exhibition of“Onagawa Booth”will be displayed with the theme of recovering Onagawa town from the earthquake. This exhibition is displayed and shown with the collaboration of Tohoku supporting group from Chuo University. Exhibitions of“Hina doll”,“Traditional Japanese wedding dresses” and“Photopgraphy of Kimono wearing (Traditional Japanese dresses)”. Others exhibitions such as paper crafting dragonflies and traditional Japanese Caligraphy will be displayed at the craft corner.
Applications for Stage/Parade Performance have been closed
Thank you for your interest in performing on stage/in Grand Parade in 21st Honolulu Festival. We have received an overwhelming response and we are unfortunately unable to accept additional applications. We look forward to offer dynamic cultural performances, so please come and join as an audience!!
Applications for “the Educational Tour” event have been closed
Thank you for your interest in the Educational Tour Behind the Scenes event on March 6. We have received an overwhelming response from the various schools throughout Oahu and we are unfortunately unable to accept additional reservations. We look forward to offer the students a special opportunity to experience first hand the various traditions and cultures from countries throughout the Pacific Rim.
Announcing the Program of Nagaoka Fireworks!
Decorating the finale of 21st Honolulu Festival (2015), we are introducing the program of Nagaoka Fireworks. Click to see Fireworks Program>>> The 4th Nagaoka Fireworks will be launched with a lot of wishes and dreams from people as always. On the day of Nagaoka Firework show, the FM radio (Hawaiian 105 KINE) will play songs, announce information and express thoughts about the Nagaoka Fireworks. Please bring your radio with you and enjoy the magnificent Nagaoka Fireworks.