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

Your 2019 list for all things ethnic festivals on O‘ahu.


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Prince Lot Hula Festival 2018
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

 

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.

 

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

 

January

Narcissus Festival Queen

Photo: Courtesy of Narcissus Queen Pageant

 

 

February

Night in Chinatown

PHOTO: BRENT WONG

 

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

 

March

Honolulu Festival 2018

2018 Honolulu Festival
Photo: David Croxford

 

 

April

Scottish Festival

Photo: David Croxford

 

 

May

Filipino Fiesta Court

PHOTO: COURTESY OF FILIPINO COMMUNITY CENTER

 

 

June

Pan-Pacific 2018

Photo: David Croxford

 

 

July

Cherry Blossom Court

PHOTO: TIEN ENGA

 

 

SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest

 

August

Greek Fest

PHOTO: ODEELO DAYONDON

 

 

SEE ALSO: Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Greek Festival

 

September

Aloha Festival

Photo: COURTESY OF ALOHA FESTIVALS

 

 

SEE ALSO: Quote Unquote: Meet the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade's Pā‘ū Rider

 

October

Festa Italiana

AN ARTIST PAINTS THE SCENE AT FESTA ITALIANA. In 2019, The festival, which is usually in October, will be held during September. 
PHOTO: COURTESY OF FESTA ITALIANA

 

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  • Honolulu Intertribal Powwow

 

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