It’s that time of the year again—time to stock up on andagi, andadog, okidog and more at the Okinawan Festival. The two-day festival will be held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center for the second time in the popular event’s 36-year run. Here’s your guide to what to expect, what to eat, where to park and more.
Dubbed the state’s largest ethnic festival, the event features a variety of Okinawan food, live entertainment, family and kids’ activities, cultural booths and a bon dance. Started in 1982 by the Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association, the festival has moved locations several times, from McCoy Pavilion to Thomas Square and to its most recent home at Kapi‘olani Park, attracting 40,000 attendees.
Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association
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