Wednesday, May 22, 2024
BLOGSPeace of Mind

Pan-Pacific Festival starts June 9

The 38th annual Pan-Pacific Festival, a celebration of cultural traditions of Hawai‘i, the Pacific Rim and around the world, will run from June 9 to 11, 2017 at various locations throughout Honolulu. All events are free and open to the public.

Pan-Pacific Hula Festival, 2011. Courtesy: Pan-Pacific Festival

Since its first celebration, the Pan-Pacific Festival has evolved into an international festival bringing various foods, customs, and people together and creating a more global community through the sharing and celebration of cultures.
 
The three-day festival consists of a Ho‘olaule‘a (block party) complete with live entertainment on multiple stages, food, crafts and more. The celebration continues with Performing Arts Showcases, featuring cultural performances and demonstrations.

Pan-Pacific Festival parade 2011. Courtesy: Pan-Pacific Festival

The 17th Annual Pan-Pacific Hula Festival will be held daily on Waikīkī Beach featuring more than a dozen hula hālau (schools). The festival concludes with a colorful parade of lively costumes and performances by local and national high school bands and various ethnic groups marching along Kalākaua Avenue.
 
For more information, visit www.pan-pacific-festival.com. Schedule subject to change. Check website or Facebook  for updates.
 
Friday, June 9
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Showcase
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage
 
1 – 5 p.m.
Performing Arts Showcase
Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage
 
4 – 10 p.m.
17th Annual Pan-Pacific Hula Festival
Kūhiō Beach, Hula Mound
 
7 – 10 p.m.
Pan-Pacific Ho‘olaule‘a
Kalākaua Ave.
Lewers St. to Uluniu Ave.
 
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Street Dance Fest in Hawai‘i
Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage
 
Saturday, June 10
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Performing Arts Showcase
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage
 
1 – 5 p.m.
Performing Arts Showcase
Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage
 
4 – 6:30 p.m.
7:30 – 10 p.m.
17th Annual Pan-Pacific Hula Festival
Kūhiō Beach, Hula Mound
 
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Punahele Party
Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage
 
Sunday, June 11
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Showcase
Ala Moana Center, Centerstage
 
1 – 5 p.m.
Performing Arts Showcase
Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage
 
5 – 7 p.m.
Pan-Pacific Parade
Kalākaua Avenue
Fort DeRussy to Kapi‘olani Park
 
7 – 10 p.m.
17th Annual Pan-Pacific Hula Festival
Kūhiō Beach, Hula Mound

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.