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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

Why So Many Major Events Are Leaving Kapi‘olani Regional Park

Kapi‘olani Regional Park is somewhat of an anomaly: It is managed by the city but governed by a trust.
2019.01.24 07:00 AM

2018 Festa Italiana

The second annual event brought a taste of Italy to Honolulu with a mix of authentic Italian food, drinks, performances and a showcase of European luxury cars.
2018.10.08 10:00 AM

2018 Okinawan Festival

The two-day festival was held at the Hawai‘i Convention Center for the first time in the popular event’s 35-year run.
2018.09.03 10:00 AM

2018 Prince Lot Hula Festival

July 2018 marked the second year, in the festival’s 40-year run, that it was held at historic ‘Iolani Palace.
2018.07.25 06:00 AM