26th Annual Honolulu Festival March 6-8, 2020

What's New


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    


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.

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.  

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 Art Contest

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

≪All 10 series of highlight reports from the 22nd 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. You can fully understand after reading all highlights ! 【1】Educational School Tour 【2】2016 Ohana Award – A tribute to the long-term contribution from Participants 【3】Frendship Gala 【4】Stage Performances 【5】Craft Fair 【6】Movies 【7】Musical「Peace On Your Wings-」 【8】Symposium “Japanese in Hawai’i: From the plantation to Pearl Harbor to peace” 【9】Grand Parade 【10】Nagaoka Fireworks Show


The musical “Peace On Your Wings” Report

We interviewed Jenny Taira-san(Executive & Co-Artistic Director), Cari Taira(Stage Director) and performers of the Academy “Ohana Arts”. Please take a look! The musical “Peace On Your Wings” Report>>>


Announcing Grand Parade Schedule!

We are announcing the schedule for grand parade, which will be held on March 13 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 12 and 13 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.


【Campaign】Win tickets for “Friendship Party”!!

Want to win tickets to this year’s Friendship Gala on March 11, 2016. You and a guest have a chance to experience dynamic cultural performances while sampling delicious cuisine from Hawaii’s premier restaurants. Tickets normally cost $90 per person. Apply via following link and make sure write “Friendship party campaign” in the column of the inquiry. 【English】Campaign Application Form 【Japanese】応募のお問い合わせフォーム   The campaign will end on February 22, and the winners will be chosen at random and announced by February 26. For more information about Friendship Party, visit HERE. ⇒ This promotion has ended. Thank you for your interest. (2/22/2016)