The 27th Honolulu Festival will take place on March 12-14, 2021



【ENTER TO WIN】Win tickets for “Friendship Party”!!

The Friendship Gala is a place where you can enjoy watching various stage performances and eating fine dishes offered by the local’s popular restaurants. This is one of the highlighted events at the Honolulu Festival. Let’s join the international festival and expand your friendship circle! Great news for our supporters of the 24th Annual Honolulu Festival! This is your chance for lottery! The winning pair can receive their free admission ticket, while each of them usually costs for $90! A total of 5 pairs will be selected. Entry is simple. Please click on the “Contact” page of the Honolulu Festival website. Please indicate “Friendship Gala admission ticket lottery” in the message section.   This promotion has ended. Thank you for your interest. (2/20/2018) Please click here to access “Contact” page♪   【Application Date】Wednesday, February 14, 2018-Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (HST) 【Application Requirement】 ・Over 21 years old ・Limited to a person who can attend the Friendship Gala ・One entry per person 【Result】 We will contact the winners by Monday, February 28 (HST). * Please state your name and your ticket number to a reception desk near the entrance on the day of the event to receive your admission tickets. We are looking forward to receiving many applications♪ Please click here for more information regarding the Friendship Gala or to purchase your ticket.   @Artizen by MW Jidori Chicken Stew with Black Pepper Gravy @Eating House 1849 Waikiki Ginger Lemongrass Chicken Congee @12th Ave Grill Maui Cattle Co. Beef Tataki


H. P. Baldwin High School Wins the 15th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest!

The students of H. P. Baldwin High School are the winners of this year’s Honolulu Festival Maui Mikoshi Design Contest. Their mikoshi will be unveiled at the Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The students will carry it in the Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday, March 11, 2018. This year’s festival sub-theme is “Cultural Harmony, Journey to peace”, which led students to brainstorm many symbols that represented many forms of cultural friendship that connects the world.   Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony [ Date ] Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:30am – 11:45am [ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center   A Journey on the Nighttime Sea Toward A New Day of Peace H. P. Baldwin High School Inspired by the intricacies and discipline placed in the art of creating origami, we saw how humanity’s journey to peace is very similar—both require time and effort but the result is something beautiful. Thus, we wanted to incorporate the traditional designs of origami to symbolize this year’s theme, “Harmony over the Ocean, Journey to Peace.” The flowing design and cool color tone reflect the ocean and the warmer reds and oranges display the sunrise and sunset. The darker panels represent the nighttime before the beginning of the new day. One panel depicts origami boats floating on a golden path of water toward peace as the crane, the Japanese symbol for peace, graces the roof panel. The lighthouse shines as the guiding light toward peace through even the darkest night. Please come see their mikoshi decorated with origami, in line with the 24th Honolulu Festival’s focus on world peace.  


Winners Announced for the 24th Honolulu Festival Art Contest

The 24th Honolulu Festival Art Contest called for entries in August 2017. This contest was open to all the residents of Hawaii, including students. Each artwork was required to incorporate the main theme of the Honolulu Festival “Pacific Harmony” and this year’s sub-theme “Harmony over the Ocean, Journey to Peace”. We received a total of 81 submissions, and they were put into a vote through our Facebook page and judged by the members of the Honolulu Festival Committee. We are pleased to announce the following five winners! Art Contest Detail>>


Volunteer with Us

The phenomenal success of the Honolulu Festival is thanks to the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm of all of our volunteers. It is their amazing display of Aloha Spirit that puts a smile on our guests each year. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the online registration form and get ready to have a great time! To apply for volunteer!>>