Honolulu Pride 2023: Celebrating MVPFAFF/LGBTQIA+ Excellence

Join the Honolulu Pride Festival on Oct. 20–22 for an unforgettable weekend of joy and equality.


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Photo: Courtesy of Kelli Bullock Hergert


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Sasha Colby. Photo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation

With the theme “Rooted In Pride: Homecoming,” this year’s Honolulu Pride will honor the rich history of queer individuals deeply rooted in Hawai‘i’s Indigenous culture. To add to the excitement, Sasha Colby, the Waimānalo native and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 as well as a former Miss Continental, will serve as the headliner of the Honolulu Pride Festival and Grand Marshal for the Honolulu Pride Parade. Sasha Colby will grace the event with various performances throughout the weekend, promising unforgettable moments for attendees.


As part of a commitment to fostering inclusivity and in solidarity with our community impacted by the Maui wildfires, the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation has decided that donations collected during the festival will be given to the Maui AIDS Foundation.



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Logo: Courtesy of Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation


Honolulu Pride Weekend Highlights:

Friday, Oct. 20

7:00 p.m. Opening Night Reception at Hawai‘i Theatre and Performance by Sam Tsui

9:00 p.m. Paradise – Opening Night Party at Hawaiian Brian’s Social Club


Saturday, Oct. 21

9:00 a.m. Honolulu Pride Parade with Grand Marshal Sasha Colby

1:00 p.m. Honolulu Pride Festival at Waikīkī Shell

7:00 p.m. Official Festival After Party at Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand

9:00 p.m. Alan Cumming in Concert at Hawai‘i Theatre

11:59 p.m. Late Night After Party by CENTERED


Sunday, Oct. 22

10:00 a.m. The Alaska Airlines Fly with Pride Brunch at Deck

1:00 p.m. Lei Pool Party by NMG at ‘Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach


This year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable celebration of love, acceptance and the MVPFAFF/LGBTQIA+ community’s deep roots in Hawai‘i’s Indigenous culture. With a lineup of exceptional performers and vibrant new branding, the Hawai‘i LGBT Legacy Foundation invites everyone to join in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Save the date for Oct. 20–22 and get ready to show Pride in Honolulu like never before.


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