Pacific Rim Arts and Culture Showcased in Free Display at 2012 Honolulu Festival, March 3-4

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Hawaii’s renowned Honolulu Festival will celebrate the people and cultural diversity of the Pacific and Asia through a dynamic and entertaining showcase of performances and exhibits, the exciting Waikiki Grand Parade, and the spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Show over Waikiki Beach.

Fire-breathing "Daijayama" dragon float at the Honolulu Festivalʻs Grand Parade in Waikiki

WHAT: Hawaii’s renowned Honolulu Festival will celebrate the people and cultural diversity of the Pacific and Asia through a dynamic and entertaining showcase of performances and exhibits, the exciting Waikiki Grand Parade, and the spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Show over Waikiki Beach.

WHEN: MARCH 3 - 4, 2012

SATURDAY, MARCH 3:

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE cultural and arts performances at five locations:
Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, and DFS Galleria

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friendship Gala featuring Oahu’s top restaurants and exciting cultural performances by Honolulu Festival artists. Held at the Hawaii Convention Center as a benefit for the Honolulu Festival Foundation. Ticket cost is $85 per person.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4:

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FREE cultural and arts performances at five locations:
Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, and DFS Galleria

Beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Waikiki Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue

8:30 p.m.
Nagaoka Fireworks Show over Waikiki Beach

INFORMATION: http://www.honolulufestival.com / @honfestival / (808) 833-3378

HONOLULU – The Honolulu Festival is celebrating its 18th year in 2012 with a weekend of free arts and cultural displays, and live entertainment performances, March 3-4. Visitors and local residents are invited to see dazzling performances and exhibits from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Tahiti, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii in five convenient locations in and around Waikiki.

Under the banner “Pacific Harmony” and the theme, “Bonding together, hand in hand,” the 2012 Honolulu Festival’s goal is to help perpetuate the strong cultural and ethnic ties of people in the Asia-Pacific region. New this year will be the spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Show following the Waikiki Grand Parade on Sunday March 4. Originating from Nagaoka City, Japan, this fireworks extravaganza will light up the skies over Waikiki.

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