Moiliili Summerfest 2015

Photo by Melissa Chang

Thousands came out to eat, shop and dance at Friday’s Moiliili Summer Fest, a huge outdoor event at the old Varsity Theater parking lot presented by Moiliili Hongwanji Mission and Kamehameha Schools.

What makes this particular bon dance so popular? Maybe it was the 20+ food trucks providing oishii summer eats, or the family-friendly entertainment and atmosphere, or maybe it was the neat local pop-up shops, some of which you can only find at this type of event. The heart of it all, of course, was the traditional bon dance around the yagura tower.

Photos by Melissa Chang and Tracy Chan

Moiliili Summerfest 2015

Moiliili Summerfest 2015
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Photo by Tracy Chan