If you spend any amount of time in Waikiki, you’ll notice celebrations going on quite often. Festivals happen about every month or so. And most of them are along Kalakaua Avenue which runs right along Waikiki Beach.
Millwood Ohana Productions is a big sponsor for most of the block parties and festivals. It’s a special events company that organizes the food, games, and entertainment. And a portion of the proceeds goes to help support local charities throughout the state.
Below are a few of the Spring Festivals that are coming up in the next few months.
February 18, 2017 from 4pm-10pm
Lokahi is a word describing how the Hawaiians come together to live in balance and harmony. And we got a festival to celebrate this local culture on February 18th. Rows of food trucks and other vendors will be lining up along Kalakaua Avenue. They’ll be featuring some of the best local arts and crafts here in Hawaii. It might be a good place to grab some souvenirs to take back home with you.
March 10-12, 2017 from 9am-9pm
The Honolulu Festival is a much bigger event covering a three-day weekend. Waikiki will be hopping with activity. There will be stage performances throughout the weekend at the Hawaii Convention Center, the Ala Moana Center, and Waikiki Beach Walk. Live music, dance and traditional art from all over Asia, the Pacific, and the rest of the United States will be presented. The Grand Parade will close the festival as it travels down Kalakaua Avenue on the final day between 4:30pm-8:00pm. And a spectacular fireworks show will be shot over Waikiki Beach at 8:30pm to close the evening.
April 15, 2017 from 4pm-10pm
The Oahu Festival is going to be very similar to the Lokahi Festival from earlier in the year. The same events company sponsors the festival. And it will feature some of the best food trucks, local artists, and craft vendors on the island. Running along Kalakaua Avenue for several blocks, there will be plenty of food to eat and souvenirs to buy.
Spam Jam Festival
April 29, 2017 from 4pm-10pm
One of the top foods of Hawaii is a canned meat called Spam which can be found in many restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores of Hawaii. Each year the locals come together to celebrate their love for spam with the Spam Jam Street Festival. Kalakaua Avenue will have two stages of free entertainment. Local restuarants will be serving Spam in many different ways. There will be several booths selling Spam-related arts and crafts. And volunteers will be collecting Spam donations to help support the Hawaii Foodbank.
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