Tag: Parks

79th Annual Nā Hula Festival

Since 1940, Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation has celebrated the artistry and grace of Hawaii’s premiere dance form – Hula. The Na Hula Festival is Hawaii’s longest annual non-competitive hula event, and the 79th Annual Na Hula Festival took place on August 4 at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Honolulu.

New Years Ohana Festival at Moiliili Field

The 26th annual New Years Ohana Festival took place at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii and the Moiliili Field. This event was the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions. This fun-filled event featured a craft fair, food vendors, games, entertainments on two stages and cultural displays and demonstrations.

Fort DeRussy Park

Fort DeRussy Armed Forces Recreation Center is a 72-acre park located in the center of Waikiki and is maintained by the military. Open to the public, it is also home to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Fort DeRussy was named after General René Edward De Russy, a United States Army officer who was responsible …

Thomas Square

Thomas Square in Honolulu is Hawaii’s first official public park, and it is the location where the Hawaiian Kingdom was handed back to King Kamehameha III from the British after five months of occupation. The park features a statue of King Kamehameha, an inscription of the state’s motto, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘āina …