25th Annual Honolulu Festival March 8-10, 2019

What's New

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Aloha! YO-KAI WATCH Rakuen Hawaii♪de Gera Gera Po!!

Hawaii Tourism Japan appointed JIBANYAN from YO-KAI WATCH as kids spokesperson and he will appear at Honolulu Festival for many photo opportunity. 3.11.2017, Saturday The 23rd Honolulu Festival The beloved Jibanyan from YO-KAI WATCH will be coming to the Ennichi corner at the Hawai’i Convention center! Jibanyan will appear on 12:00~12:30 pm and 3:00~3:30 pm for many photo opportunity. Come and have a claw-some time! *Due to the limited of time, we may not be able to serve you all.

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Announcing Craft Fair / Booths information details!

The Craft Fair will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on March 11 and March 12. Click Here for the Details>>>   *All events may be subject to change without further notice.

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Announcing Grand Parade Schedule!

We are announcing the schedule for grand parade, which will be held on March 12 at Kalakaua Avenue! Click Here for the Details>>> *All may be subject to change without further notice.

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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.

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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 […]