This weekend, thousands of Hawaii residents and visitors will celebrate cultural diversity at the 21st Annual Honolulu Festival from March 7-8. The festival features an impressive showcase of cultural traditions through music, dance, and art – all of which is free to the public.
The March 7 activities, which run from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., include dance, music, exhibits, and a variety of games for children to enjoy at the Ennichi Carnival Corner. Specialty foods from various countries, as well as handmade and cultural items can be found at the Craft Fair. Free screenings of award-winning Japanese films will also be on display, plus fan favorite Taiko Kozo will electrify crowds with their drumming performance.
The cultural activities continue from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on March 8, followed by the Waikiki Grand Parade. Starting at 4:30 p.m., bands, floats, and performing groups will make their way down Kalakaua Avenue.
Directly after the Grand Parade, the festival concludes with the spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Show at 8:30 p.m. lighting up the skies over Waikiki Beach. Check out a preview of the impressive show in the following video.
-by So Much More Hawaii Staff