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

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Friendship Gala

The Friendship Gala is an exciting event featuring wonderful cuisine and cultural performances.Festival participants are offered a unique insight into the cultures of the region through dance, song and regional cuisine by some of Hawaii’s most famous chefs and restaurants. Event Detail>>

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Art + Flea, a pop up urban market will be coming to the Honolulu Festival!

Art+Flea, Hawaii’s favorite pop-up urban market & shopping destination is returning to Honolulu Festival! 20+ local designers, crafters, & artists featuring unique art, fashion, music, and more! Visit artandflea.com or follow @artandflea for more info.

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Inspiring Story of Sugihara Chiune -Visas for Life-

The film Persona Non Grata, depicts the life of Chiune Sugihara, who is referred to as the “Japanese Schindler” that saved thousands of Jewish lives from the Nazi persecution during World War II. Despite of it, his fateful decision led to disobeying the Japanese government. The Honolulu Festival is proud to present the life of Chiune Sugihara and the involvement of the Japan Travel Bureau, which led Jewish refugees to escape by ships. We hope to bring light to this important piece of history to promote global peace and harmony. Guest Speaker: Akira Kitade ©2015 “PERSONA NON GRATA” FILM PARTNERS Date: 3/11 (Sat), 3/12 (Sun) Time: 12:00-13:00 Place: Hawaii Convention Center #310 The Film: Persona Non Grata Date: 3/11 (Sat), 3/12 (Sun) Time: 13:00-15:30 Place: Hawaii Convention Center #310 Click here to see more information »

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Our application form for vendors and performers is now available

All applications were closed on 2/23 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. 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 will reach its climax. Performer’s application form for the Stage Performance and Grand Parade is available below. Application Form (in English) Application Form (in Japanese)   Vendor Booth The Craft Fair is a place where various cultural exhibitions and demonstrations will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center. There will be over 100 vendor booths that are available. This is an event that offers cultural exchange through many arts and cultures which goes beyond the language barrier. Vendor’s application form is available below. Application Form (in English) Application Form (in Japanese)   We are waiting for your application.   Related Article: Three major reasons to participate in the Honolulu Festival    

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The Newsletter for the Honolulu Festival 2017 has been Released!

Online newsletter “Honolulu Festival Newsletter” has been released. We will deliver the latest information through our online newsletter regarding the upcoming 23rd 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 a greeting from the Director of Honolulu Festival Foundation, Tsukasa Harufuku.

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New Year Event! We exhibited Honolulu Festival Booth at the Ohana Festival.

Ohana Festival was held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i on Sunday, January 10th, 2016. A lot of Japanese traditions and cultures were presented in the Ohana Festival, which made it popular even among locals. The guests were able to enjoy the Japanese Taiko (Drum) and dance performance on the stage, as well as various displays and sales of the traditional craft works. Besides these events, many guests also enjoyed the Japanese local specialties, food booths and Sado (tea ceremony) during the festival. The Festival was another great success this year. The Foundation of Honolulu Festival, the sponsor of the Ohana Festival also exhibited a booth this year. We handed out Honolulu Festival flyers and official calendars. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to those who gave us cheers and support as well as their acknowledgement and generous donations. Thank you very much for stopping by our booth. We also met quite a few people who mentioned that they had been to the Honolulu Festival every year and were looking forward to it very much. Our heart will always be surrounded by the warm feeling and echo of joy from the Honolulu Festival. The Honolulu Festival is supported by the donations from everyone. Please kindly support us by using our online donation page. >>>Click for Detail A lot of different Japanese traditions and cultures will be presented in the Honolulu Festival. Please look forward to this exciting event.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.