The year, the popular Okinawan Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary on the island of Oahu. Throughout the history of this fun Honolulu Events , it’s been one of the top Honolulu Activities for Hawaii residents and visitors alike.
The Okinawan Festival is one of Hawaii’s most successful ethnic celebrations. Since the Festival moved to Ala Moana Park’s McCoy Pavilion – near our Honolulu Accommodations - the Honolulu Event has grown into a gathering of more than 50,000 people from all around the world. Can you believe it takes more than 2,000 volunteers to pull of this great community Festival? You’ll see why when you attend.
There are so many wonderful Honolulu Activities that take place near Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach throughout the year – many of them giving tourists a glimpse into Hawaii of the past and the roots of the Hawaiian people. When you want to stay at Honolulu Accommodations that are close to the top – and most fun – Things to do in Honolulu, like this Honolulu Events, choose Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach.
More about the Okinawan Festival:
The Okinawan Festival appropriately takes place at Waikiki’s biggest and most beautiful park – Kapiolani Park near our Honolulu Accommodations. This Festival offers a full day of entertainment and culture for kids and adults, and like many aspects of Hawaii, it came from humble beginnings and then quickly evolved into a perfect display of community, beauty, and love for life.
The Okinawan Festival has a long history on Oahu, starting as a cultural program initiated and organized by Hui O Laulima, an Okinawan women’s group. The group’s goal was to share Okinawan culture with the public through exciting exhibitions and demonstrations. Hui O Laulima’s first “Cultural Jubilee” was held at the Ala Moana Hotel in 1971.
Tips for attending the Okinawan Festival:
- The Okinawan Festival has become the premier annual Honolulu Events and in Hawaii for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association. Proceeds go to the preservation and promotion of the Okinawan culture, so feel free to spend a little money for a good cause and buy something at the Arts and Crafts gallery, Country Store, potted plant sale, or food booths.
- Make sure you attend the fun Cultural Tent and take the kiddies to play some of the fun children’s games at the Festival!