Why Waikiki Beach Walk Is The Best Place To Experience Honolulu Festival

March 07, 2023

Honolulu Festival poster showing a dragon dance troupe walking down Kalakaua Ave

One of Hawaii’s largest cultural exchange celebrations is returning after a three-year hiatus (we’ll leave it to you to guess why), and Waikiki Beach Walk will play a prominent role.
In fact, it’s one of the best places to experience it.
The highly anticipated Honolulu Festival is one of Hawai‘i’s most popular events, which showcases a wide variety of traditional, contemporary, and indigenous cultural performances and craft fairs from Hawai'i, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia, the Philippines, the mainland U.S., Europe, and South America on display for a weekend of exciting activities, performances and events that are free to the public. For a full schedule of events, go here: Honolulu Festival 2023 Schedule (

The fabulous weekend of March 11 and 12 will feature numerous cultural performances and exhibits at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, Ala Moana Center, and Waikiki Beach Walk, but it’s the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage that provides by far the most accessible and intimate experience for this vibrant, multicultural extravaganza.

Besides the fact that you get to enjoy this wonderful cultural celebration and exhibit in Waikiki, and Waikiki Beach Walk you get to enjoy it a lush setting among Waikiki’s most unique shops and boutiques, as well as Waikiki’s best collection of restaurants.
Cultural performance in Waikiki with Waikiki Beach Walk shops and restaurants in view
Waikiki Beach Walk is one of the most charming and intimate locations in Waikiki in which to enjoy live entertainment.

Even better

However, one of the best things about taking in a cultural presentation at Waikiki Beach Walk is complimentary valet parking with a $10 purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk merchant or restaurant.
Map showing Waikiki Beach Walk parking location at Embassy Suites Porte Cochere for $4 per 1/2 hour after 3pm


All images courtesy of Honolulu Festival and Waikiki Beach Walk