Summer is almost over. But that doesn’t mean all the fun events on the island are over. We got some cool stuff happening in September. Following are the highlights of what’s going on.
September 2-3, begins at 9am
One of the largest festivals in Hawaii is the Okinawan Festival. It made its debut 30 years ago and now attracts about 50,000 visitors. The festival will be held at Kapiolani Park the first weekend in September. There will be a number of live performances and cultural booths where you will get a taste of the Okinawan experience. Enjoy demonstrations of flower arranging, calligraphy, and various foods from both the Japanese and Hawaiian cultures.
Honolulu Intertribal Powwow
Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park
September 9-10, 10am-5pm
The Native American’s will be at Ala Moana Beach Park the second weekend in September. They’ve been celebrating their culture since 1974. Now the event has grown into its current Intertribal Powwow. The event is held each year at Ala Moana Beach Park. All are welcome to attend this celebration. There will be Native’s from both Hawaii and the mainland drumming, dancing, and singing. And there will be plenty of Native American food to enjoy too.
Aloha Festivals Waikiki
September 23, 7pm-10pm
On September 23rd, Kalakaua Avenue will be blocked off to bring Hawaii’s largest block party. Aloha Festivals is a celebration of Hawaii’s culture and traditions. Over 100,000 people attend this event each year. There will be lots of entertainment bringing you music and dance right along the main street. You’ll experience hula at its best, Hawaiian arts and crafts, and vendors serving up the best of the traditional Hawaiian foods.
Aloha Festivals Floral Parade
September 30, 9am-12pm
On the last Saturday of the month, make your way to Kalakaua Avenue for a morning parade of Hawaiian floats. The procession will begin at Ala Moana Beach Park and will make its way to Kapiolani Park. There will be a number of floats, marching bands, and hula dancers to entertain you.
Photo Credit: Aloha Festivals Official Facebook Page