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Honolulu Festival

March 11, 2023 to March 12, 2023

The beloved Honolulu Festival will return to Hawai’i after a three-year pandemic hiatus. This special cultural event attracts thousands of new and returning spectators looking to experience the blend and harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. The festivities will take place all weekend long, beginning on Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12.

On March 11 and March 12, the public can access free cultural activities, arts, and entertainment at Waikiki Beach Walk with amazing performers in 15-minute and half-hour sets.

Saturday’s entertainment runs from 1 to 6 p.m. with blow of conch, oli/chant, and kahiko & ‘auana hula.  The list of Hawaiian entertainers includes local artists as well as halau from Japan.

It also includes belly dance, Filipino dance, and several instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Sunday’s showcase begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m.  It will include a variety of Okinawan dance, J-Pop, K-Pop and Australian cultural dance, interspersed with Hawaiian music and hula performances.

Not to be missed, the Grand Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. along Kalakaua Avenue, and the Nagaoka Fireworks Show starts at 8:30 p.m. over Waikiki Beach.

The Plaza Stage at WBW will feature a variety of amazing entertainers with unique dance styles, music and instruments from around the world. Through free educational programs and activities sponsored by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, the Festival has been successful in showcasing the rich and vibrant characteristics of Asia, Pacific and Hawaiian cultures.



Honolulu Festival