Best of the Fests: O‘ahu’s 20 Ethnic Festivals

Your 2020 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.


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Photo: Courtesy of Narcissus Queen Pageant




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Photo: Brent Wong



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2018 Honolulu Festival. Photo: David Croxford




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Photo: David Croxford




Filipino Fiesta Court

Photo: Courtesy of Filipino Community Center




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Photo: David Croxford




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Photo: Tien Enga




Greek Festival Dancing

Photo: Odeelo Dayondon


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Photo: Courtesy of Aloha Festivals



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Ethnic Festivals Honolulu Festa Italiana Painting

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.


  • Hispanic Heritage Festival
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