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Oahu Cultural Festivals

A guide to ethnic, regional, and other cultural festivals on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Includes the Aloha Festival, the Honolulu Festival, and the Pan Pacific Festival.

Aloha Festival
The Oahu events in this island-wide Hawaiian culture festival include a Downtown Ho'olaule'a, a Waikiki Ho'olaule'a, a parade in Waikiki, and various event throughout the year.

Honolulu Festival
A large annual festival organized by the Honolulu Festival Foundation. Event includes a grand parade and cultural exhibits, dance performances, and craft demonstrations at the Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. The 12th annual event will take place March 10-12, 2006.

Pan Pacific Festival
A large Honolulu festival that began in 1980 as a cultural exchange between Japan and Hawaii. In Hawaii the event is called the Pan-Pacific Festival and in Japan is is known as Matsuri in Hawaii. Events include a Waikiki Ho'olaule'a, performances and festivities in Kapiolani Park, and a parade. Organized by Kintetsu International Express.

Hispanic Heritage Festival
The annual Hawaii Hispanic Heritage Festival takes place every October and it is a celebration the rich Hispanic heritage of many of Hawaii's residents. The event usually takes place at the bandstand in Kapiolani Park on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki.

Hawaii Korean Festival
This annual celebration of Korean Culture is an opportunity for the Korean Community in Hawaii to share their culture with Hawaii visitors and residents.

Hawaii Okinawan Festival
This festival celebrating Okinawan culture usually takes place at the bandstand in Kapiolani park in September.

Portuguese Festa
An annual festival celebrating the Portuguese heritage of Hawaii
- 26th Festa, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Park (2004)
- 22nd Festa at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall (2000)
- 19th Festa at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall (1997)

World Fireknife Competition and Samoa Festival
An annual fire knife twirling and dancing competition and festival held at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, on the North shore of Oahu.

See also:
- More Oahu Festivals
- All Oahu Events
- HFB Farmer's Markets

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