26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

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The Honolulu Festival was awarded the Excellence Award at the 4th Japan Tourism Awards

The Japan Tourism Award contributes to the development and expansion of tourism, to the synergy effect along with Tourism EXPO Japan, and recognizes sustainable and excellent efforts of domestic and overseas groups, organizations and companies, by notifying society of the award-winning efforts, they aim to promote understanding of tourism and contribute to further development of tourism as a whole. In August 2018, the Honolulu Festival awarded the Excellence Award, following the grand prize. The reason for receiving the award is being continuously implemented for about a quarter of a century as a symbolic event of exchange between Japan and Hawaii, and the program has evolved constantly beyond the enterprise’s business […]

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GIVE and Join the private VIP viewing function! 25 minutes of fireworks for 25 years of Aloha, the longest fireworks show ever in history of Honolulu Festival. Click here to see more information »

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The 25th Annual Honolulu Festival Sub-theme has been determined!

We are pleased to announce the sub theme for the 25th Annual Honolulu Festival, “Looking Back to Create the Future: 25 Years of Aloha”. The 25th Annual Honolulu Festival will be held on March 8-10, 2019. Mark your calendar for these dates!

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“24th Honolulu Festival” highlight video is uploaded.

We just released 24th Honolulu Festival’s highlight video. we received many positive feedbacks from people in Honolulu and outside the city. As we run Honolulu Festival Foundation, we set 3 important themes: “cultural exchange”, “education”, and “environment”. We are planning more interesting events for the next 25th Honolulu Festival in 2019. We look forward very much to seeing you at festival. Click here for Youtube Clip>>

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HilO high school students and a teacher earn opportunity to visit Japan

The Honolulu Festival Foundation conducts an educational program that sends Hawaiian high school students to Japan every year. As a result of the presentation selection in 2018, we sent four students and one teacher from Hilo High School to Nagaoka City in Niigata Prefecture in Japan from February 15th to 19th. During their stay in Japan, they experienced many cultural exchanges through communication with local students, the homestay and by joining the Yukishika festival. Also, they played in the snow and appeared in a radio program. The tour of the Yamamoto Isoroku Memorial Hall and the War Museum deepened their understanding of peace. They had a thoroughly filled training program. […]


Announcing Stage Performance Schedule!

We are announcing the schedule for stage performances, which will be held for 2 days on March 11 and 12 at Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Hawaii Convention Center! Click Here for the Details>>> *All events may be subject to change without further notice.


Announcing Grand Parade Schedule!

We are announcing the schedule for grand parade, which will be held on March 11 at Kalakaua Avenue! Click Here for the Details>>> *All may be subject to change without further notice.


Announcing Craft Fair / Booths information details!

The Craft Fair will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on March 10 and March 11. Click Here for the Details>>>   *All events may be subject to change without further notice.

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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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【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 […]