Festival shares Pacific culture

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photos courtesy of Honolulu Festival Foundation WAIKIKI — Marchers get a handle on a giant inflatable dragon as it makes its way down Kalakaua Avenue, here, during last year's Honolulu Festival Grand Parade.

Photos courtesy of Honolulu Festival Foundation
WAIKIKI — Marchers get a handle on a giant inflatable dragon as it makes its way down Kalakaua Avenue, here, during last year’s Honolulu Festival Grand Parade.

 

HONOLULU — The 20th Annual Honolulu Festival will be held Friday-Sunday (March 7-9) at various locations in Honolulu and Waikiki.

The Festival’s long standing theme, “Pacific Harmony,” reflects its foundation’s vision to share the many cultures of the Pacific region with the people of Hawaii and those visiting from all over the world.

Hawaii’s premier cultural festival highlights the people and diversity of Asia-Pacific through an impressive showcase of arts, culture and entertainment — all of which are free to the public.

Highlights of the weekend festival include the following events.

•Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friendship Gala at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Illuminated floats are a highlight of the Honolulu Festival Grand Parade. This year’s parade will be held 4:30 p.m., Sunday, along Kalakaua Avenue.

Illuminated floats are a highlight of the Honolulu Festival Grand Parade. This year’s parade will be held 4:30 p.m., Sunday, along Kalakaua Avenue.

•Saturday, 9 a.m., Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden where runners are invited to race through Waikiki in Hawaii’s second annual “Ekiden” (long distance relay) race. A tradition of Japan for more than 90 years, Ekiden features teams of 3-5 runners competing in this scenic ocean view route around Diamond Head. Register and get more details at HonoluluEkiden.com.

•Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., cultural and arts performances happen at three locations: Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Ala Moana Center.

•Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., More cultural and arts performances happen: Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Ala Moana Center.

•Sunday, 4:30 p.m., Waikiki Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue.

•Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Nagaoka fireworks show over Waikiki Beach.

For more information, visit www.honolulufestival.com.

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