The Pan-Pacific Ho’olaule’a brings people from around the world to Hawaii to share the international culture and traditions of the Pacific Rim.
Unfolding at various locations throughout Honolulu from June 9 to 11, this super-sized celebration showcases people, cultures and arts from across the Pacific Rim.
Pan-Pacific Ho’olaule’a Events
Performing Arts Showcase
Taking place at the Ala Moana Center and the Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Stage, the performing arts showcase is held daily throughout the festival. Highlights are the Japanese performances depicting the local folklore of various regions throughout Japan. Other local performance groups include cultural acts from Hawaii including Korean, Thai and Filipino arts groups.
Pan-Pacific Hula Festival
The traditional art of hula has become very popular worldwide, especially in Japan, where there are more than 200,000 hula practitioners. The Pan-Pacific Hula Festival features hula groups from Japan, as well as special exhibition performance by local artists.
The festival grand finale is the Pan-Pacific Parade where colorful performers, musicians, dancers, marching bands and ethnic cultural groups from around the world march down Kalakaua Avenue.
Various sites throughout Honolulu
June 9-11, 2017