Hula Ho’olauna Aloha at Ala Moana

Hula Hoʻolauna Aloha 2019 was a four-day festival uniting the Japanese and Hawaiian cultures through hula. The annual event is organized by JALPAK International Hawaii. The Hula Ho’olauna Aloha made appearances at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center for the Mini-Ho’ike on October 4; the Ala Moana Center for the Ho’ike on October 5; a competition at the Coconuts Grove in the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on October 6; and the Aloha Party at the Sheraton Waikiki Ballroom on October 7. Read More

10th Annual Rice Fest

The 10th Annual Rice Fest in Honolulu was held on Saturday, September 28 in conjunction with National Rice Month. This unique, one day event will be held at Ward Village’s Victoria Ward Park and featured a day of fun, entertainment, food, and much more. Read More

Miss Chinatown Hawaii at Ala Moana

The Miss Chinatown Hawaii 2020 contestants made a final appearance at the Ala Moana Centerstage on Saturday September 28 before their upcoming Hawaii pageant. The event opened with a traditional lion dance show. The Miss Chinatown Hawaii 2020 contestants are Ashley Ben, Kristine Chen, Courtney Choy, Lily Dai, Anna Davide, Liqu Huang, Leeonda Lee, Jocelyn Louie, Nikki Miller, Leilani Pasco, Makaala Perry, and Tracy Wong. 

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73rd Annual Floral Parade

The 73rd Annual Floral Parade, which concludes the Aloha Festivals, featured a colorful procession of Hawaiian culture through Waikiki. Intricate floats were decorated with a rainbow of fresh flowers, men and women on horseback showcased the traditional art of pau riding, and participants from marching bands to civic leaders displayed the unique aloha spirit that unites Hawaii’s community. Read More

Young at Heart Expo

The Young at Heart Expo was a three-day event that featured more than 300 booths for businesses and organizations catering to Island residents 50 years of age and older, a lucrative market where most of the economy’s discretionary spending is concentrated. Exhibitors interacted with attendees through a broad range of seminars and qualified speakers. Read More

VegFest Oahu 2019

VegFest Oahu is a celebration of island-style plant-based, sustainable living. The free festival brings together more than 50 booths offering education, food, and entertainment. Activities include: plant-based cooking demos by expert chefs; speakers on health and environmental topics; a mouthwatering variety of vegan vendors offering ethnic dishes, local favorites, and comfort foods; yoga and dance classes; lots of free product sampling; and continuous live music. Read More

Te Hau Tawhiti at Ala Moana

Te Hau Tawhiti performed yesterday at the Ala Moana Centerstage in Honolulu. They were founded and formed in support of the kaupapa Māori in Australia. A passionate bunch with a desire to hold fast to who they are as Māori. Te Hau Tawhiti aims to achieve this through haka, waiata, reo māori, ngahau, getting together and continuing their learning journey and sharing while living abroad. Read More

67th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea

Aloha Festivals hosted Hawaii’s largest block party with the 67th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea. Unlike any other event throughout the year, Waikiki beachfront Kalakaua Avenue was transformed with booths highlighting Hawaii cuisine, crafts and culture. Attendees experienced the best of local flavors, peruse artisan-made crafts, and four stages of incredible entertainment – the Waikiki Hoolaulea will be an unforgettable experience. Read More