25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019

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【LOTTERY】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 23rd 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 […]

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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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Now Accepting Applications for Volunteers!!

The Honolulu Festival Foundation is now accepting volunteer applications for the 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival. Each year, there are hundreds of people come and volunteer for the festival. It’s easy to sign-up through our website. Yes, we welcome all volunteer candidates! Come & join us as a volunteer with your family and/or friends! [ See Details (TO Apply)]

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Maui High School Wins the 14th Annual Maui Mikoshi Design Contest!

Maui Mikoshi The students of Maui 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 11, 2017. The students will carry it in the Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue on Sunday, March 12, 2017. 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 11, 2017 (time TBA) [ Venue ] Hawaii Convention Center     Mikoshi Banner & Veranda Mikoshi Pillars & Fence Mikoshi […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Our Brochure for the 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival is now uploaded

We recently completed our brochure for the 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival which the events schedule is listed. Also, it features messages from various participants. Currently, we are preparing for tons of exciting events. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s festival. Brochure front/back[PDF3.1MB] Brochure content [PDF3.0MB]     *Unauthorized secondary use, copying and replication of the contents, text and images are strictly prohibited. All Rights Reserved.  

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The Winners are Announced for the 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival Art Contest

The 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival Art Contest was held in June of 2016. We received a total of 35 artworks. The winners were decided for the respective categories by votes from our Facebook page and the members of the Honolulu Festival Committee. Kuni Yamamoto, who is the president and art director of Clarence Lee Design & Associates participated in the vote as well. Our initial release date was set for February of 2017 however, it was preponed to this year due to advanced schedule of various publications of our advertising mediums. We appreciate for your understanding and cooperation. Click here to see the winners of the 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival […]

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The documentary, “behind the scenes” at the Honolulu Festival 2016!

We made a documentary on the Honolulu Festival for the first time! It features performers such as Taikokozo, Tokyo Visual Arts and Akita Kanto Festival. This documentary focuses on this year’s performance and behind the scenes of each performing group. It depicts performer’s devoted effort and their passion for the festival. If you are considering participating onstage or the parade at the Honolulu Festival, we highly recommend watching our documentary. The duration time is 16 minutes. Click here for Youtube Clip