Okinawan Festival

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Community Event

Sep 20181 Sep 20182

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
United States

Mark your calendars for the 36th Annual Okinawan Festival,  a celebration featuring a plethora of Okinawan cultural traditions, including food, entertainment, crafts, and more. Learn about and experience Okinawa through dance, music, and traditional dress - plus more for the keiki! This is one family event you won't want to miss!

The Okinawan Festival grew out of a cultural program initiated and organized by Hui O Laulima, an Okinawan women's group. Their goal was to share the Okinawan culture with the public through exhibitions and demonstrations. Hui O Laulima's first "Cultural Jubilee" was held at the Ala Moana Hotel in 1971. It was co-sponsored by the United Okinawan Association (since renamed the Hawaii United Okinawa Association). Attracting more than 50,000 visitors annually, the Okinawan Festival has become the premiere annual event of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Proceeds from the Festival support the HUOA's mission of preserving, promoting and sharing the Okinawan culture.

Saturday, 9/1 - 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; bon dance: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, 9/2 - 9:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.

Learn more about Okinawan Festival

Phone: (808) 676-5400


daniyang8 . Last modified Jul 12, 2018 12:22 p.m.

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