About the Annual Pan-Pacific Festival:
The Annual Pan-Pacific Festival is an exciting coming together of several cultures to share goodwill along with each culture’s music, food, dance, and more. This Waikiki Event is one of the most popular on the Island, and thousands of visitors come to Oahu Hotels like Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach for this exciting celebration.
The idea for the Annual Pan-Pacific Festival, which began in 1980, was born as the number of Japanese visitors to the Island continued to grow. The festival originally focused only on Japanese culture, and it was called Matsuri which is the Japanese word for festival. Over the years, the name was changed to the Pan-Pacific Festival as more cultures began to participate.
One of the highlights of this Waikiki Event is the Food and Product Fair. This feature of the Pan-Pacific Festival is a chance to try and see many items, dishes, arts and much more representing several cultures. Dozens of vendors participate in the Food and Product Fair, and it is an important and popular part of the Event.
The Performing Arts Showcase is another way that the Pan-Pacific Festival shares the cultures and traditions of participating nations with attendees. You’ll see a variety of dances, music and other types of performing arts.
For the past several years, the Pan-Pacific Hula Festival has been a favorite part of the Waikiki Event. Hula dancers from several nations will compete, and the setting is just as beautiful as the dancers. The Hula Festival is held just a few steps from the world-famous Waikiki Beach.
A festive parade signals the ends of the Pan-Pacific Festival, and thousands turn out to watch the colorful parade make its way from Fort DeRussy to Kap’olani Park.
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is a perfect choice for those wishing to attend the Pan-Pacific Festival. Our Oahu Hotel is located near the event venues, and our beautiful rooms and thoughtful amenities earn us high reviews with our guests.
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