The 27th Honolulu Festival will take place on March 12-14, 2021

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Winners Announced for the 24th Honolulu Festival Art Contest

The 24th Honolulu Festival Art Contest called for entries in August 2017. This contest was open to all the residents of Hawaii, including students. Each artwork was required to incorporate the main theme of the Honolulu Festival “Pacific Harmony” and this year’s sub-theme “Harmony over the Ocean, Journey to Peace”. We received a total of 81 submissions, and they were put into a vote through our Facebook page and judged by the members of the Honolulu Festival Committee. We are pleased to announce the following five winners! Art Contest Detail>>


Volunteer with Us

The phenomenal success of the Honolulu Festival is thanks to the ever-increasing dedication and enthusiasm of all of our volunteers. It is their amazing display of Aloha Spirit that puts a smile on our guests each year. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the online registration form and get ready to have a great time! To apply for volunteer!>>


Friendship Gala

The Friendship Gala is an exciting event featuring wonderful cuisine and cultural performances.Festival participants are offered a unique insight into the cultures of the region through dance, song and regional cuisine by some of Hawaii’s most famous chefs and restaurants. Event Detail>>


[CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS] Art Contest of the 24th Honolulu Festival

The application for the Art Contest of the 24th Honolulu Festival is now open! We are awarding great prizes, and winners’ artwork will be featured as the main visual representing the festival, such as on the front page of the festival’s official guide book and posters. We look forward to your submissions! Click HERE for details>>


≪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.


【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