≪All 6 series of highlight reports from the 23nd annual Honolulu Festival are now released!≫
We have released ten series of highlights from the Honolulu Festival. Please see the links below for each article. SAKURAGAOKA Junior & Senior High School [Craft/Demonstration/Parade] 【1】Inspiring Story of Chiune Sugihara -Visas for Life- 【2】Educational School Tour 【3】Ohana Award 2017 – A tribute to the long-term contribution from Participants 【4】Friendship Gala 【5】Grand Parade 【6】Nagaoka Fireworks Show
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
【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 message section. Please click here to access “Contact” page♪ 【Application Date】Monday, February 13, 2017-Monday, February 20, 2017 (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 27 (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♪ This promotion has ended. Thank you for your interest. (2/20/2017) Please click here for more information regarding the Friendship Gala or to purchase your ticket. @Nico’s Pier 38 Fresh Spicy Ahi Poke Flavored with White Truffle Oil Served on Local Taro Chips @Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar Smoked Kona Kampachi @Eating House 1849 Cold Ginger Chicken Chinese Style Green Tea Soba
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)]
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 Roof & Emblem Mikoshi Topper & Flag Mikoshi Walls
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 »