Annual Festivals/Fairs » Honolulu, HI

Annual Festivals/Fairs in Honolulu, HI

Mark the fun mix of culture, art, food, and entertainment with these annual fairs and festivals in Honolulu.
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Hawaii International Film Festival

The annual one-weekend community extravaganza that is the Honolulu Festival celebrates the many cultures nestled as neighbors in Hawaii. Experience Taiko Drums, Dance, Alaskan Native Heritage, Japanese Culture, Okinawan Food, and much, much more. The festival organizes a school tour to expose children of Hawaii to many cultures. A Friendship Gala features wonderful cuisine and stage performances. No festival would be complete without a Grand Parade through Waikiki and public stage shows. The Honolulu Festival attracts groups from countries all over the Pacific Rim.

Honolulu Festival

The annual one-weekend community extravaganza that is the Honolulu Festival celebrates the many cultures nestled as neighbors in Hawaii. Experience Taiko Drums, Dance, Alaskan Native Heritage, Japanese Culture, Okinawan Food, and much, much more. The festival organizes a school tour to expose children of Hawaii to many cultures. A Friendship Gala features wonderful cuisine and stage performances. No festival would be complete without a Grand Parade through Waikiki and public stage shows. The Honolulu Festival attracts groups from countries all over the Pacific Rim.

Punahou Carnival

Besides being Barack Obama’s alma mater, Punahou School is famous for its annual Punahou Carnival. Expect nothing less than the best in affluent private school carnival games, rides, and food booths staffed by an army of thousands of volunteers. Visitors should not leave without eating the famous Malasadas (Portuguese ball-shaped donuts coated with sugar).  Enjoy the White Elephant Tent, Art Gallery, Auctions, and tons of food at the Punahou Carnival, usually held at the beginning of February each year.

Honolulu Pride Festival

Celebrate Honolulu Pride with  Hawai'i's community of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Straight Allies and Supporters. The Pride Parade begins early on a Saturday morning, when paraders congregate at Magic Island. Bystanders can watch the procession down Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue, ending at Kapiolani Park’s Bandstand.  Here, the free Pride Celebration takes place all afternoon, with LGBT organizations, children’s activities, local crafters, and food vendors.  The celebrations conclude with a Pride Dance Party at the McCoy Pavilion.  

Hawaii Book and Music Festival

A wonderful melding of song, words, instruments, speech, and artists of all types come to together for a huge event known as the Hawaii Book and Music Festival. Over 500 famous names amongst Hawaii residents, nationally-known recording artists, and authors flock to perform at over 150 events. In a celebration of story and song, media vendors, food vendors, and artists come entertain and delight at this event. Free admission and free parking at the grounds in front of Honolulu Hale.