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Hawaii Aloha Festivals

An introduction to the Hawaii Aloha Festivals that take place every year on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

Hawaii Aloha Festivals by Year
Information about the events and activities at the Hawaii Aloha Festivals, organized by festival year.

Hawaii Aloha Festivals by Island
Events and activities at the Hawaii Aloha Festivals, organized by island. Each of the six largest Hawaiian islands has its own separate festival.

What Is the Aloha Festival?
The Aloha Festival is the largest festival in Hawaii and it is a celebration of Hawaii's music, dance, and history.

History of the Aloha Festival
In 1946 a group of former members of the Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce called the "Jaycees Old-Timers of Hawaii" founded an event called Aloha Week to honor the heritage of Hawaii and boost tourism during the slow fall season. The first event took place the following year, in 1947. In 1991 Aloha Week was expanded to the outer islands and renamed Aloha Festivals. The 60th annual Aloha Week/Aloha Festivals event took place August through October of 2006.

The Aloha Festival Today
Aloha Festivals events now include royal court presentations, parades, concerts, dance performances, street parties called hoolaulea, cultural demonstrations, and special celebrations on all of six the largest Hawaiian Islands. Events typically take place between August and October.

Aloha Festival Floral Parade
The highlight of the Aloha Festival is the floral parade that proceeds from the Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu to Waikiki. The parade is approximately two hours long and it is one of the largest floral parades in the world.

Aloha Festivals Falsetto Singing Contests
- Oahu Hawaiian Falsetto Singing Contest - 2006 photos
-Big Island: Kindy Sproat Falsetto Contest (2006 was 15th)
-Kauai Falsetto Contest (2006 was 2nd)
-Maui Richard Hoopii Falsetto Contest (2006 was 5th)

Aloha Festival Events
- 2007 Hawaii Aloha Festival
- 2006 Hawaii Aloha Festival

Hawaii Aloha Festivals
PO Box 15945
Honolulu, Hawaii 96830-5945
Phone: 808-589-1771
Fax: 808-589-1770
Official Web Site: AlohaFestivals.com

See also:
- 2007 Hawaii Aloha Festival
- 2006 Hawaii Aloha Festival

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