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Honolulu Festival 2017 Schedule
    March 10 - 12, 2017

23rd Annual Honolulu Festival - 2017
    The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii’s premier cultural event, promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. Dance performances and traditional art demonstrations are displayed by artisans from Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, Hawaii and the rest of the United States.

    The Festival culminates with a spectacular parade down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, Hawaii. Honolulu Festival activities are held at various locations in the heart of the city, making them easily accessible to residents and visitors alike. Admission to all Festival events is Free.

Cultural Harmony, Journey to Peace
Honolulu, Hawaii - Island of Oahu



March 10, 2017 - Friday
09:00 - 13:00 - Educational School Tours
12:00 - 13:30 - Governor's Luncheon Reception
09:00 - 18:15 - Honolulu Hula Formal
17:45 - 18:30 - 2017 Ohana Award Ceremony
19:00 - 20:30 - Friendship Gala

March 11, 2017 - Saturday
09:00 - 18:15 - Honolulu Hula Formal
10:00 - 18:00 - Craft Fair / Ennichi, Carnival Corner / Food Corner
10:00 - 18:00 - Stage Performances
10:00 - 18:00 - Movies
11:30 - 11:45 - Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony
12:00 - 15:30 - A Story of SUGIHARA CHIUNE (Speech and Movie)
13:10 - 13:45 - Bon Dance
15:10 - 15:45 - Bon Dance
16:30 - 21:00 - Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN Kick-off Night and Aloha Dance Convention
18:30 - 20:30 - Honolulu Hula Formal “Dinner Party”



March 12, 2017 - Sunday
09:00 - 13:00 - Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN
10:00 - 14:00 - WaikiKitchen
10:00 - 15:00 - Craft Fair / Ennichi, Carnival Corner / Food Corner
10:00 - 15:00 - Stage Performances
10:00 - 16:00 - Movies
12:00 - 15:30 - A Story of SUGIHARA CHIUNE (Speech and Movie)
13:55 - 14:30 - Bon Dance
16:00 - 16:30 - Grand Parade Opening Performance
16:30 - 20:00 - Grand Parade - Kalakaua Avenue / Waikiki
20:30 - Nagaoka Fireworks show



Performing Groups from Hawaii
Participating performers for Honolulu Festival come from various regions of the Pacific Rim including Hawaii, Japan, Australia and the U.S. Mainland.

• Hawaii Taiwanese Center - Dr. Tsun-Hui Hung and Stella Chow - Music Performance
• Taiwan Shih Chien University, Rohanmen Performance Group - Dance/Performance
• Sing Yung Dragon and Lion Dance Association - Dance/Performance
• 808 Martial Arts - Traditional Performance
• Sammie in Hawaii - Dance/Performance
• NA’EHU - Music Performance
• Alma - Music Performance
• Hawaii Miyazaki KenjinKai - Dance/Performance
• Hawaii United Okinawa Association - Music Performance
• Team Legacy Hawaii - Dance/Performance
• Chinagu Eisa Hawaii - Music Performance
• The Hawaii Taiwanese Center - Music Performance
• Hawaii Gagaku Society - Music Performance
• Seabury Hall Middle School Marching Band - Music Performance
• Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii - Music Performance
• 4U Ukulele Quartet - Music Performance
• Dance Junction Hawaii - Dance/Performance
• Karlie Goya - Music Performance
• Anju Madoka - Music Performance
• Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo - Dance/Performance
• Hawaii Kokuseiryu Shiginkai - Traditional Performance
• Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii - Other Sponsors
• BIBAK Hawaii - Traditional Performance


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