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Why the Cherry Blossom Festival’s Ancestry Requirement Change Still Matters

With the crowning of the 67th festival queen and court on Saturday, March 16, we take a look back at 1999, a pivotal year for the historic event.
2019.03.13 04:19 PM

5 Free Events in Honolulu in March

Start March with a free fashion show featuring the work of one of Hawai‘i's well-known artists, walk through an art exhibit in the park and end the month with a walk on the wild side.
2019.02.28 07:16 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Honolulu Biennial’s Immersive Art Event

Get ready to walk through interactive, botanical and LED art installations all over town. The Honolulu Biennial is back.
2019.02.26 03:47 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Honolulu Festival

Catch live cultural performances, indulge in food from across the globe and more from March 8-10.
2019.02.25 05:27 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to Wanderlust O‘ahu 2019

With more than 180 yoga and meditation sessions, hikes, runs, lectures, concerts and outdoor experiences, here is our guide to a truly well-balanced weekend at this annual event.
2019.02.25 03:13 PM

Celebrate Black History Month at HoMA’s 8th Annual African-American Film Festival

The Honolulu African-American Film Festival, Feb. 16 to 20 this year, gives you a chance to see movies never released widely in Hawai‘i. Here’s how it got started.
2019.02.07 12:25 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to Pow! Wow! Hawaiʻi 2019

With block parties, art exhibitions and a big finale bash at the ʻAlohilani Resort, it’s Kakaʻako’s most eventful annual makeover.
2019.02.06 01:32 PM

Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve with This Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i x HONOLULU Tote

Become a HONOLULU subscriber and this exclusive bag is yours—for free.
2019.02.04 09:45 AM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Punahou Carnival

This year’s Punahou Carnival takes place Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2. Here’s your guide to where to park, what to eat and everything in between.
2019.01.30 02:30 PM

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Night in Chinatown and Lunar New Year Parade

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu and ring in the Year of the Pig at Night in Chinatown on Feb. 2.
2019.01.29 01:53 PM

Best of the Fests: O‘ahu’s 21 Annual Ethnic Festivals

Stuff your face with authentic food while soaking in the cultures of the Islands. From hula and Chinese lion dances to taiko and opera, this list of 21 ethnic festivals on O‘ahu won’t disappoint.
2019.01.25 05:00 PM

How 5 Popular Ethnic Festivals in Honolulu Adapt While Keeping Traditions Alive

Hurricane threats, new fees and money troubles have suddenly forced some of Honolulu’s decades-old ethnic festivals to pivot and change course in the past few years.
2019.01.24 02:00 PM